Tannoy Mercury V Review - Features Review


The V4s feature two new, ultra-light 165mm mid/bass cones, positioned above and below a new 25mm soft dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet assembly.

The crossover has also been upgraded from the Mercury F Custom design to include high purity silver-plated wiring and enhanced Differential Material Technology (DMT) damping on the high-frequency capacitors – all filtered down from Tannoy’s high-end speaker lines.

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The same ultra light cone – billed as the fastest to grace a Mercury loudspeaker – and tweeter are found inside the V1, while two mid/bass cones and a tweeter make up the VC’s driver array.

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Frequency response is expectedly wide across the entire system – all reach up to the magic 25kHz mark, while at the lower end the V4s dip down to 32Hz, with the VC and V1 achieving 67Hz and 45Hz respectively.

The TS2.10 was designed to knock its competitors into a cocked hat and on paper looks geared up to do so. According to Tannoy, the dual 10in drivers give it the greatest cone surface area of any sub at this price (similar to a single-driver sub with a 15in cone). What’s more, backing up the main driver with an auxiliary bass radiator snuffs out much of the cabinet vibration that can occur with large single-driver subs.

Tannoy Mercury V

It also packs some serious firepower in the form of a 300W Class D amp, controlled by a Tri-State Pulse Width Modulated Digital Signal Processor (phew!), which handles crossover frequency, phase and gain in the digital domain. These parameters are all controlled on the rear panel by three dials, joined by stereo cinch input and output sockets.

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