Tannoy ensures the cheapest box in this competition: modest 240 euro wish the Scots by the buyer. As you suspected a misunderstanding and asks open: for the piece? No, replies for the couple, the German distributor. Finally the predecessor wanted not too be trumps.
- Tannoy mercury F1 custom
- Data sheet
At that time, around a year ago, the pair of 200 euro was the changing of the guard, now a second last name adorns the new Tannoy Mercury F1. The “custom” issue was raised in all the invisible points: new capacitors in the soft, new reinforcement of the housing. Only the chassis remained intact and proven: silk in height meets on a coated paper diaphragm in the depth. Actually would have to be significantly more expensive to pay just a so financial sensitive people such as the Scots this high-quality building blocks.
We have asked for and the German Tannoys from listening: the great desire to buy makes the small price. The Mercury F1 is a super seller in high circulation on the island. You like that while the national pride of the Island Nations expect to – or, second option: the F1 custom is in fact the ultimate beginners tip.
Went with appropriate reservations we were amazed but fix in the listening room – and asked forgiveness for the prejudice in mute. Who loves votes, will be barely a better investment at this price group. The Tannoy took Leontyne Price as Tosca (Karajan, Decca) as precisely targeted as David Bowie in “let’s dance” (EMI) nailed down. In a storm of orchestra instruments and a highly complex mix buffeted both voices. Maintain this focus is one of the largest challenges of fine speaker. The Mercury F1 was not even while sweating. An enhanced presence, very honest speaker. The bass was punchy, but not point exactly as such at the Canton GLE 420. What in turn perhaps the colleagues of “What HiFi” as national pride expose us. What we however easily and joyfully live.
Tannoy mercury F1 custom
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17.0 x 30,0 x 22,0 cm|
|Color||Apple, Oak dark|
|Bass principle||Two-way bass reflex|
|Number of ways||2|
|Working principle of full Active|
|Maximum volume upper value||100 dB|
|lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||86 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||67 Hz|
|Nominal impedance (audio)||4 ohm|
|Nice thrust, homogeneous and spatial strong powerhouse|
|more could shine free-standing some little deep bass, treble|
|Bass depth (bass Foundation)||45|
|Attention to detail (precision)||70|
|Maximum level (vitality)||50|
|Sound judgment||well 62|
|tested in issue:||3 / 09|