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Question Will these speakers be a good fit for this amp?


Standard Member
So, the speakers: Tannoy Mercury 7.2
Freq Response (Hz): 42 - 32,000
Impedance (ohms): 8
Power Rating (Watts): 50/200 (Continuous/Peak)
Sensitivity (dB): 87

And the amp: Cambridge Audio Azur 640A V1
Power output: 65 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 4Hz to 80kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.07%
Signal to noise ratio: 92dB (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 8Ω

I'm not too sure on what to match the continuous/peak power rating to on the speakers. Will 65W be enough?


Distinguished Member
People run floorstanders on 40w+ per channel, so it'll be fine.


Distinguished Member
Agreed, assuming both products are not defective in some way, there should be no problem using this very nice amp with those speakers.



As far as the amp goes it will drive the speakers fine unless you are going to host a party and play music at it's highest volume. What about their position in the room, that could be far more important. They have two rear ports and will not take too kindly to being place against a wall or in a corner. Tannoy recommend half a metre from the rear wall and a full metre from a side wall.

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