Tannoy has announced the fifth generation of its Mercury series of loudspeakers, the Mercury V.
Tannoy claims that the range has been designed to get the best from entry level stereo and multi-channel amplifiers, and offer "class leading performance at a budget price point".
The Mercury V range uses technology derived from the Mercury F Custom range, although each component has been revised and upgraded and can be used as either a stereo pair or in surround sound mode.
The range consists of the Mercury V1 stand mount (pictured, £150), the V4 floorstander (£380), the Mercury VC centre channel speaker (£130 each) and the compact wall mount Mercury VR satellite speaker (£140).
The main upgrades from the Mercury F Custom range include slightly larger cabinets with revised bracing designed to deliver a deeper and more accurate bass response and a new ultra light pulp fibre mid/bass cone which promises faster LF dynamic attack. Tannoy says that the Mercury's new soft-dome tweeter is engineered to tolerances found on more costly designs.
The Tannoy Mercury range is on sale now in either sugar maple or dark walnut veneers.