The Mercury VR is an innovative wall mount loudspeaker based on the exceptional V1. The VR cabinet offers much reduced depth over the V1, sacrificing some deep bass performance for a super compact speaker that is ideal for rear surround, rear back or Dolby Height channel duties. The VR offers exactly the same components and performance as the V1 with tweaked ‘close to wall’ tuning. This allows those extremely tight on space to benefit from the Mercury V1 sound in an ultra compact and discrete stereo or multi-channel system.
Pre-fitted to the rear panel of the VR is a four way fixing device that allows the speaker to be easily flush mounted to a wall in either portrait or landscape orientation. To cater for both modern and more traditional décor, Mercury VR is available in either sugar maple or dark walnut finish
Mercury VR FeaturesRigid braced cabinet.
Revised internal bracing and chambering on the new Mercury V has delivered a solid and compact cabinet with very low box colouration. Built from wood pulp and high density fibre loaded board, each cabinet benefits from low frequency port-tuning allowing Mercury V to punch out dynamic bass rhythms like a much larger loudspeaker.
Mercury V features substantially upgraded drivers over previous Mercury ranges with a new ultra-light bass/mid driver cone and a high specification soft-dome teeter assembly. Mercury V delivers fast, dynamic bass with a detailed and fluid high frequency performance. High power handling ensures they can be driven hard with movies and music, yet remained subtle and refined at everyday listening levels.
Crossover with Differential Materials Technology™
The new, more refined Mercury V crossover benefits from Tannoy’s patented Differential Materials Technology (DMT)™. The innovative compound is used to mount the crossover’s high frequency capacitors, improving damping and delivering smoother and more accurate reproduction through the upper ranges.
High purity silver-plated wiring
Unheard of in a budget loudspeaker design, Tannoy’s engineers found that this high quality silver plated oxygen-free copper cable really allowed the Mercury V range to 'breathe’. The result is a more articulate and detailed sound with resolution of fine detail and micro dynamics on par with speakers costing much more.
The Mercury V range (except V4) can be easily wall mounted for convenience and a discreet look in the home. Each unit is fitted with two screw-sockets, securely fastened into the cabinet body for use with a wide range of third-part loudspeaker brackets. In addition to theses mounting sockets the dedicated wall-mount Mercury VR rear speaker comes with twin key-hole mounts for simple and cost-effect screw or bolt fixing flush to the wall.
In response to the demand for products designed to enhance home decor, Mercury V is the best looking Mercury loudspeaker range to date. The clean lines, brushed aluminium trim, subtle branding and choice of sugar maple or dark walnut finish ensure Mercury V speakers look as good as they sound in any home.
Mercury VR Specification
|Recommended amplifier power (Watts RMS)||10 - 60|
| Continuous power handling |
(Watts Peak RMS)
|Peak power handling (Watts)||80|
|Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m)||86dB|
|Nominal Impedance (Ohms)||8|
|Frequency response (-6dB)||57Hz – 25kHz|
|High frequency||25mm (1.00”) Nitro-urethane layer dampened woven polyesterdome, neodymium magnet assembly|
|Low frequency||130mm (5.00”) Multi-fibre coated pulped paper cone|
|Crossover Type||4th order acoustic Linkwitz-Riley|
|Enclosure type||Rear reflex|
|Construction|| 15mm particle board, internally cross-braced enclosure |
18mm MDF front baffle
|Dimensions (inc grille) H x W x D||300.0 x 170.0 x 121.5mm (11.81 x 6.69 x 4.78”)|
|Volume - litres (cubic feet)||2.8 (0.10)|
|Finish||Sugar Maple |