Merlin

February 27th, 2013

From the brochure:-

MERLIN, the magical music maker.
This magical loudspeaker has the ability to produce a full size orchestra, jazz band, group or soloist with weight, power, space and emotion, all inside your living room without once compromising the wealth of detail available. In a choice of Walnut or Black Ash real wood veneer these front-ported loudspeakers offer you that little extra touch of luxury.

Stereo imaging is handled precisely and virtual elimination of bass overhang or resonance keeps a performance rhythmically tight, controlled and engaging. In fact, so deeply involving are these loudspeakers that you could easily find yourself totally swept away on a magic carpet of sounds and he left oblivious to what is going on in the outside world. Those who seek Merlin for enlightenment will he rewarded with an enchanting musical experience.

Open, natural sound; crisp bass; these speakers really are magic. Soundstage could be deeper though, so best with rock.

What Hi-Fi? – Buying Guide, Dec 1994.

Specifications:-

Royd Merlin
Year of Release 1995
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 187mm
Recommend Amplifier Power 20 to 80 Watts
Sensitivity 86 dB 1 watt @ 1 metre
Power Handling 100 watts
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Drive Units Royd 5" bass/mid range unit, Royd 19mm dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency 4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency 43 Hz
Frequency Range 33 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s) Front
Terminals Bi-wire
Finishes Black Ash or Walnut Veneer
Weight 10 Kg

Retailed for about £300 in ’95.

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