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Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

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Hello Smile I am asking for a little advice.

I am choosing between these two speakers - I am limited in space and these two are probably only one in that price that will fit my bookshelf. Tannoys will have ~5cm in front out of shelf, I believe it will be ok.

KEF C1/C3 would fit too I think but they have worse reviews..

 

I can hear QAs but not Tannoys so it's hard to compare. I plan add surround and center later, but no subwoofer (never liked it). I like basses but not woow effect bass (like in comparision Koss porta and Sennheiser PX-100 - I like PX100s Smile ).

 

Is there someone who heard both of these speakers? Price is the +- the same. Will use them in small room (8m^2) with 80W av receiver (will update later someday..).

I prefer musical speakers for many kinds of music (rock, 50s, 60s, classical, ...  (no hiphip or pop O.o)). I believe movies will be ok - they are ok now with old rubbish speakers  hello or goodbye

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

I will go with Tannoy even without hearing them and hopes they are better then QA  banging head against wall Smile

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

qa 2010i are better but i like the tannoys too

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

Both speakers are good, but I'd go for the Q Acoustics because they're more likely to sound right in the place you want to put them.

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

+3 to Q-Acoustics. I have the 2020i on top of a TV cabinet, not ideal place, still they sound awesome, very punchy.

boohoo

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

thanks for responds!! I take all advices to QAs and borrowed them today for home demo Smile

 

unfortunatelly, I found out they have rear bassreflex! I thought they are closed speakers Sad I even had read some review where they said they are closed..

It's a problem because they are less them 1cm from wall Sad All photos over internet shows front side and connector's side which is on bottom

 

and, one speaker is broken so I cannot test them, with one speaker only it's not that great

 

 

Do you know any other speakers with less then 20cm in depth? or less then 17cm in width? height can be up to 45cm Laughing out loud

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

Dali Zensor 1, rear ported, but depth less than 2010i, so can be useful in your situation.

rockin out

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Setup II: PC → FLAC → J.River MC16 [asio4all] → Furutech Formula 2 → Micromega MyDac → Chord Crimson Plus [VEE] → PrimAcoustic Recoil Stabilizer RX5 → Focal CMS40 [Active]
PC Config: Intel Core i5 2310 • Windows 7 64 bit • Gigabyte Mobo • Corsair Vengeance 4 GB x 2 • SeaSonic S12II 430W • CM Elite 311+ • Seagate 1 TB + FreeAgent GoFlex Drive 500 GB
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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

hmm, Dali Zeonsor 1 are longer in depth then 2010i Shock 20cm vs 22cm 

and they costs twice as 2010 here :/

 

What about KEF C1? Bigger brothers C3 got bad review here on whathifi. But they would nicely fit. but cannot demo them, local sellers just like Tannoy doesn't have them. They only can be ordered :/

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

but I was looking at Dali website and they have Concept 1 speakers which fits my bookshelf nicely, costs only a little more then my budget, front ported. seems like a winner Smile but I have to read reviews (if there are any) before buy

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

I have added Dali Concept 1 and Tangent Evo E4 to my list. I can both demo them at home. Dalis has con that they are ending series so it will be hard to buy surrounds/center/(or sub) later Sad

Tangents are closed and really small and nice Smile

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RE: Tannoy Mercury V1 or Q Acoustics 2010/2010i?

party time!

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Setup I: Denon DM38DAB → Q Acoustic 2020i
Setup II: PC → FLAC → J.River MC16 [asio4all] → Furutech Formula 2 → Micromega MyDac → Chord Crimson Plus [VEE] → PrimAcoustic Recoil Stabilizer RX5 → Focal CMS40 [Active]
PC Config: Intel Core i5 2310 • Windows 7 64 bit • Gigabyte Mobo • Corsair Vengeance 4 GB x 2 • SeaSonic S12II 430W • CM Elite 311+ • Seagate 1 TB + FreeAgent GoFlex Drive 500 GB
Old Setup: Cambridge Audio 640C V2 → Cambridge Audio 640A V2 → Squeezebox Classic → Merlin Mozart → Van Damme Studio Blue → Monitor Audio RS6