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Help me out on a purchase - Tannoy

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Tuner, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Tuner

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    Hi everybody!

    Since this is my first post I would like to say hello to everyone. Could you guys(any gals?:) help me out on a purchase. I'm looking at a used Tannoy speaker sistem, which consists of:
    - 2×Mercury M3,
    - centre Mercury mC,
    - Sub Mercury mSUB-10EUR and
    - 2×Mercury Surround Mx1

    The speakers are 5 years old and in mint condition.

    Also with this set I'm getting a Harman Kardon amplifier AVR 75 (only DD) and don't know the market price.

    Could you quote prices for these products, as I don't really know how much I shoud l pay for them these days.

    Thank you very much!

    Regards from Slovenia!
     
  2. Ian J

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    I bought a pair of the Tannoy M3 floorstanders about 8 years ago for £230 plus the centre speaker for £100 and these were the prices in UK when new. I thought that they were good speakers and priovided excellent value for money, partly as they were actually manufactured next door to you in Hungary.

    The rear speakers sold here for £120 but I have no idea about the subwoofer and don't suppose that UK prices are that relevant to you anyway.
     
  3. Tuner

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    Ian, thanks for your reply. I would like to find out how much are these speakers still worth as the original price does not help me much. ;)
     
  4. debaser

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    if all are 5 y.o. and are in good condition these are the prices i would pay:

    m3 - £50
    mc - £40
    mx1 - £40
    sub - £60

    the mxs' are good but are no more than tannoy entry level, so don't let the seller tell you different.

    offer the seller £200 - it's a quality and powerful system, but as always its a buyers market when s/h.

    i guess it depends what your options are but i personally would expect this kit to slaughter most small sub/sat packages in the £100-500 region
     
  5. Tuner

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    Debaser thanks for this quotes, they help me a lot. Are you sure about the M3's? Only 50 quid? I was thinking closer to a 100. Any other opinion? Thank you so much!
     
  6. debaser

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    hi again.
    M3s where my first floorstander and when i bought them (5 years ago) they were £129 from 'richer sounds'.

    they are great value at the price but £100 is too much to pay for 5y.o. M3s.

    dont lose a good surround set up over it though, if you really like it and you have a few extra ££ in your pocket - DO NOT PAY over £250 though as you need cables and the overall cost will go up and up

    hope this helps
     
  7. Tuner

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    Today I made the trade. I've received:
    - 1 pair Tannoy Mercury M3's,
    - 1 Tannoy subwoofer Mercury mSUB 10,
    - 1 pair Mercury mR's (instead of mX1's),
    - 1 Mercury mC centre speaker,
    - HK AVR 75 DD receiver/amplifier
    - all the neccessary cables and a remote included

    for 338 pounds.

    Was this a fair trade?

    Also does anyone happen to know where I could get special floor-coupling spikes for M3's? The owner does not have them.

    I wonder if there's a complete overview of Tannoy past speakers on the internet? Sadly, I don't have any exact details about these speakers. Are they reachable anywhere?

    Regards,
    Tilen
     
  8. Tuner

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    Thank God for the Internet :) :smashin:

    I've managed to get these specs, so if anyone else needs them by any chance...

    Mercury mR (SRP: $150)

    Recommended amplifier power (watts per channel): 10 - 60 watts
    Peak power handling (watts): 60 watts max.
    Sensitivity (for 2.83V @ 1m): 86dB (2.8 v @ 1m)
    Frequency response (Hz, -6dB): 60Hz to 20kHz +/- 3dB
    Nominal impedance (ohm): 8 ohms
    Crossover frequency (description): 3.0kHz
    Crossover type (description): 2nd order low pass. 2nd order high pass.
    Bass driver (description): 100mm long throw paper cone
    Tweeter (description): 19mm polyamide dome
    Enclosure volume (litre): 2.6 litres
    Enclosure type (description): Infinite baffle
    Enclosure construction (description): 15mm MDF baffle, 15mm particle board carcass
    Enclosure dimensions (mm): 210h x 140w x 150d
    Enclosure weight (kg): 4kg
    Finish (description): Cherry or grey birds eye maple front baffle
    Packed weight (kg): 5kg (packed as a pair)
    Packed dimensions (mm): 260h x 380w x 185d


    Tannoy Mercury mC (MSRP: $250)

    Fully magnetically shielded centre channel speaker for home cinema use.
    Recommended amplifier power (watts per channel): 10 - 80 watts
    Peak power handling (watts): 140 watts max
    Sensitivity (for 2.83V @ 1m): 90dB (2.8 v @ 1m)
    Frequency response (Hz, -6dB): 70Hz to 20kHz +/- 3dB
    Nominal impedance (ohm): 8 ohms
    Crossover frequency (description): 2.5kHz
    Crossover type (description): 2nd order low pass. 3rd order high pass
    Bass driver (description): 2 x 100mm long throw paper cone
    Tweeter (description): 25mm soft dome
    Enclosure volume (litre): 5.7 litres
    Enclosure type (description): Rear ported reflex
    Enclosure weight (kg): 6.7kg
    Enclosure construction (description): 15mm MDF baffle, 15mm particle board carcass
    Enclosure dimensions (mm): 140h x 430w x 160d
    Finish (description): Grey birds eye maple baffle
    Packed weight (kg): 7.5kg
    Packed dimensions (mm): 238h x 504w x 246d

    Tannoy mSUB 10 (MSRP: $500)

    Recommended amplifier power (watts per channel): 150 watts peak (subject to thermal limitations)
    Frequency response (Hz, -6dB): -6dB at 35Hz typical in-room response
    Nominal impedance (ohm): 3 ohms
    Inputs (description): Line or loudspeaker level, stereo or mono
    Bass driver (description): 250mm long throw paper cone
    Enclosure volume (litre): 27 litres
    Enclosure type (description): Closed box
    Enclosure weight (kg): 13kg
    Enclosure dimensions (mm): 325h x 300w x 385d
    Finish (description): Black ash
    Additional features (description): Phase invert switch. Soft limiting to avoid overload
    Mains voltage (volts, Hz): 230V nominally, 50Hz

    Tannoy Mercury M3 (MSRP: $550)

    Recommended amplifier power (watts per channel): 10 - 90 watts
    Peak power handling (watts): 120 watts max.
    Sensitivity (for 2.83V @ 1m): 89dB (2.8 v @ 1m)
    Frequency response (Hz, -6dB): 35Hz to 20kHz +/- 3dB
    Nominal impedance (ohm): 8 ohms
    Crossover frequency (description): 2.4kHz
    Crossover type (description): 2nd order low pass. 3rd order high pass.
    Bass driver (description): 165mm long throw paper cone
    Tweeter (description): 25mm soft dome
    Enclosure volume (litre): 22 litres
    Enclosure type (description): Front ported reflex
    Enclosure construction (description): 22mm MDF baffle, 15mm particle board carcass
    Enclosure dimensions (mm): 850h x 203w x 270d
    Finish (description): Cherry or grey birds eye maple front baffle
    Packed weight (kg): 13kg
    Packed dimensions (mm): 998h x 280w x 347d


    Harman Kardon AVR 75 (MSRP: $1499)

    * 5 Channel Surround Sound Receiver with Dolby Digital
    * Dolby Pro-Logic, Dolby Digital AC-3 with RF Demodulator, Dolby 3 Stereo.
    * DSP Movie, Matrix & Hall.
    * Direct AC-3 RF, coaxial and optical digital inputs for CD, LD and DVD.
    * "Night Mode" for late night Dolby Digital listening.
    * Powerful 5 x 60 watts power amplifiers with low negative feedback and ultrawide bandwidth.
    * High Current Capability.
    * Metal cover, aluminium front for shielding, internal shielding between video and audio sections.
    * CD, DVD, TV inputs, 2 x Tape with 1 Tape Monitor, 3 x VCR, S-Video and Composite video connections.
    * Front panel AV connections for camcorder, Games or VCR.
    * Simulcast, including for recording.
    * Separate Record Selector, enabling listening to one source and recording another.
    * Pre-Out for all channels including line level subwoofer output.
    * Variable rear channel Delay.
    * RDS FM and AM Tuner with 30 station random pre-set memory and pre-set scan.
    * Naming of Radio Stations in memory.
    * Auto TV On/Off
    * Sleep Timer for delayed turn-off
    * Universal learning Remote Control, programable for most components. Technical Specifications * Continuous Power, FTC, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ohms: o Stereo: 2 x 70 Watts o Surround: 5 x 60 Watts * High Current Capability: 45 Amperes * Frequency Response, 1w +0/-3dB: 10 Hz - 150 kHz * Signal to Noise Ratio, rated power, A-weighed: 86 dB



    All together the MRSP of this system was a whoping $3000 US. Now it's mine for a mere $630 :clap: Now let's go enjoy some movies :)
     

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