|Warranty length||5 Years|
Recommended amp power: 20 - 80 Watts RMS
Continuous power handling: 40 Watts RMS
Peak power handling: 160 Watts
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @1m): 87dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Frequency response (-6 dB): 53 Hz - 32 kHz
Type: Dual Concentric
HF: 28mm Nitro-urethane damped woven polyester
Magnet System: Neodymium magnet system
LF: 127mm Multi- fibre coated pulp paper cone
Crossover Frequency: 3.4 kHz
2nd order Type: Passive low loss low pass
3rd order Type: high pass
Enclosure: Rear ported reflex
Volume: 4.7 l (0.17 cu. ft)
Dimensions (HWD): 270.0 x 160.0 x 194.7mm
Net weight: 2.7 kg (5.9 lbs)
Tannoy Mercury 7.1 Bookshelf Speakers are best placed on PC desktops or in the bedroom. At just 270mm tall by 160mm wide, these quickly prove to be strong competitors to larger rivals thanks to the integrated 127mm mid/base driver coupled with a Mercury 7 series 28mm tweeter in a rear-ported 4.7 litre cabinet.
The seventh generation of Tannoy’s best-selling loudspeaker range is celebrated with a fresh new style that stands out from the budget loudspeaker crowd. A new luxury wood-grain effect finish, in a choice of Walnut, Light Oak or Black Oak, allows Mercury 7 to harmonise with any room décor, while dark cloth grilles add a clean and sophisticated style.
To make the latest generation of Mercury even better than the award-winning Mercury Vi series required completely new driver designs. The new Mercury 7 mid/bass drivers are fitted with a significantly larger than previous models, enabling them to deliver deeper bass with greater punch than any competitor design.
The front grille can be removed to show off the new driver technologies and mounting detail as well as the tweeter’s integrated Tannoy badge. Each speaker is supplied with energy-absorbing rubber feet and foam port bungs to tailor bass output to your room. The heavyweight cabinet, new drivers, Tannoy enhancements including silver plated cabling and DMT treatment, and the premium finish add-up to ensure Mercury 7.1 comfortably outperforms both its size and price.
The Mercury 7 cone uses an updated version of Tannoy’s proprietary multi-fibre cone material with a smoothly sculpted profile for better dispersion and more accurate midrange reproduction. The light and stiff cone delivers fast, tight bass while the new computer optimised rubber surround provides exceptionally high excursion without over-damping the cone.
The new 28 mm (1.10") Mercury 7 tweeter uses a soft woven polyester dome that is coated to Tannoy’s exacting specification with a micro layer of nitro-urethane. This special lamination process damps the dome and pushes its break-up frequencies far beyond the audio range. The treble is smooth and detailed with an extended frequency response to over 32 kHz.
Ideal for connecting to budget stereo amplifiers or amplified network streamers, the Mercury 7.1 boasts class-leading peak power handling of 160Watts and high 87dB efficiency to get the best from even the smallest amplifiers. Its Wideband frequency response from 53Hz up to over 32kHz makes Mercury 7.1 ideal for high resolution Audio while retaining exceptional reserve for standard audio formats.
Throughout the signal path, Mercury 7 benefits from technologies trickled down from Tannoy’s high-performance and luxury speaker ranges. The crossovers employ close tolerance components throughout, including low-loss laminated iron core inductors for seamless integration between drivers. Internal wiring is silver-plated Oxygen Free Copper and speaker terminals utilise Tannoy custom designed gold-plated binding posts.
Mercury 7 cabinets are the series’ most acoustically neutral enclosures to date. By creating a rigid, low resonant foundation for the drivers, has always been the starting point for Mercury models, ensuring reduced cabinet colouration giving a natural and more spacious sound.
The new cabinets also boast extensive use of Tannoy’s Differential Materials Technology (DMT) compound. Used in critical areas, such as driver to cabinet interface and crossover component mounts, this high tech material damps unwanted vibrations and further reduce colouration. As with DMT application in Tannoy’s luxury and Prestige loudspeaker ranges, the treatment delivers a crisper, more open sound with enhanced detail and micro-dynamics.