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Tannoy Mercury M1
35 Reviews
rating  4.43 of 5
MSRP  250.00
Description: Bookshelf Speakers


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Didier Pouzet a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I bought my M1s in 2000. Whilst I have many other speakers around the house, the Tannoys is one pair I will not part with ... Ther are outstanding sounding bookshelf speakers, and purchased at A$350, exceptional value for money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have just bought these Tannoy M1 Speakers Second Hand just now , from reading the Reviews , I am pretty amazed and I am excited to hear them through my System !

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Carl Bosteels a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I own the M1's for about a month now, bought them second hand. I use the speakers on my desktop. I drive them with the NuForce Icon amp and this is really a wonderful combination.
Good build quality! Cristal clear sound! Good looking!
I'm a fan!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by atozhifi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I own them for less then a week since i bought them 2nd hand from a local 2nd hand dealer and sold it off a week later.
So disappointed i am, from the moment i turm up the volume. Listening to my favorite cds,
sound is dull, lifeless and treble sound shuts in but most noticible is the bass extention is pretty amazing
for a speaker this size, it has the most powerful bass response that i have ever heard of speaker in this size and budget.
Actually i am a fan of Tannoy having the very old Sixes607 for a very long time and still enjoying it every day now. Compare to the Mercury M1 is a heaven and earth.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jaro Pirnat a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have them for 12 years.
During that time i bought and built many much costly speakers, but M1s are still here, those others are not.

At first, when i bought them, i changed internal wiring for old QED no name(todays crap copy of those is named QED Silver Anniversary), then i added MKP capacitor instead cheap electrolytic.
Big change in all means!!! I feel i love with theis outmost musical character!

Final, this years tunning revision.

Mundorf Supreme caps and resistors, Tempoelectric silver internal wiring(thinner silver solid core wire for tweeters+ Burklin wire wrap, thicker+thinner silver solid wire for midbass).
Tempolectric are also speaker my cables and interconnects, fitted with Eichmann Silver Bullet RCAs..
It is very important, that all wiring is the same and of high quality!

CDP Marantz 63 Ken Ishiwata Signature, DAC Stylos, tube driven prototype, 5881-6922 Tube integrated amp 2X 23 W A class, ultra linear.
Spiked stands filled with sand, slightly tilted in front, 1,5 from rear wall.

Those M1 puppies now can comfortly withstand with the most sophisticated audio gear..The can also made it ashame, or lighten its qualities..

Why?
Both drivers of M1s are totally musical and perfectly sonically matched, no matter the power you brought to them..
Like Lowther, but without the problems caused by the huge and complicated boxes of Lowthers..

Only minimonitors can play "out of the box magic" and have no problems with positioning in the room.

Microdetails are plenty and they are vivid and passionate and they draw you into the music in an instant..

Forget Sonus Faber, those are way more musical and they can fill very big room, without banging, with just lifelike sound without a slightest harshness or edginess..

Deep, full, extremly fast, lively and precise bass for such small speakers ..

Only for organ and live music i use their much expensive bigger brothers, M4s, tweaked very similar as M1s.. Darn good speakers, but M1 are just little miracles when it comes to music..
Oh..I almost forgot..
Pinponting of every musician is Swiss precise, you can even feel and see him thru your room moving around, if his moving is recorded..
Considering types of music, after my last tweak, they really are all rounders..
No problems with any kind of music..

Now i can feel and understand messages of Paco de Lucia and Ramon Algeciras, hidden in their spanish blood, i can feel Indias monsun thru Meeting by the river by Ry Cooder and Bhatt..A lot of ordinary music now sounds almost like Chesky samplers.

You can buy those very fragile M1s almost for nothing and additional Investment in Tempoelectric cables and Mundorf Supreme capacitors and resistors, 2 meters of Burklin wire wrap, Eichmann Silver Bullets, spiked stands, will bring you in, and over the world of true high end, especially if you are on quality tube amplification..

Some triode tube amps may have some problems with driving the 87dB/m of M1s...

Also good with Yamaha XV550, P-3500 power amp, Hafler 200-101, even T amp and Gainclones..

But best with high end gear..

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997




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