Merlin

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 Release1995
Dimensions (WxHxD)203mm x 305mm x 187mm
Recommend Amplifier Power20 to 80 Watts
Sensitivity86 dB 1 watt @ 1 metre
Power Handling100 watts
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Drive UnitsRoyd 5" bass/mid range unit, Royd 19mm dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency43 Hz
Frequency Range33 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s)Front
TerminalsBi-wire
FinishesBlack Ash or Walnut Veneer
Weight10 Kg

Retailed for about £300 in ’95.

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