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.
|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|
|Finishes||Black Ash or Walnut Veneer|
Retailed for about £300 in ’95.