Richter’s Merlin Series V speakers will turn your listening room into a concert stage with amazing, room-filling sound. The two-way Merlins use Richter’s top-line wide-dispersion soft-dome tweeters and their newly developed 130mm mid/bass driver. But the real secret is in the cabinets, whose crossover filter design and cabinet noise reduction techniques culminate in a big, natural dynamic sound.
High Performance Drivers
The entire Richter Legend Series V including the Merlins is all about the music – the sheer magic of your favourite listening delivered in astounding stereo high fidelity for decades to come. The V Series is also about improved levels of musicality and these are thanks to Richter’s brand new proprietary drivers and careful acoustic design. This has been 'cooking' in the research lab for the last two years (2012-2014) and the team have adhered closely to Richter’s philosophy of musicality and affordability. If you want audiophile sound on a budget, then the Richter Merlin's are hard to beat even when compared with more expensive offerings.
Value For Money
As just mentioned, the performance in the price-range is remarkable and gives all competitors a really hard time. This is to be expected and to explain why is simple. We buy directly from Richter. There is one less link in the distribution chain and these savings are passed on which creates a 'win win' scenario. The Merlin's will work well with low powered Hi-Fi or Home Theatre Amplifiers and Receivers but will sound significantly better with higher quality amplification. Don't assume because the price is low that the Merlins ahould only be used in budget systems. Sure, money may (or may not) initially limit what you spend on an amplifier, but as the Merlins should perform for at least a couple of decades, make sure your first upgrade is to a better amplifier.
2-Way Audiophile Design
The true two-way design features Richter’s top-of-the-line wide-dispersion soft-dome tweeter and a powerful 130mm (5.25") bass/midrange driver. This makes them ideal for a quality hi-fi stereo in a small to medium room, but four or more of them would be ideal for anchoring the sonic drama of your Home Theatre. You would still need a decent subwoofer.
Tweeters: The soft-dome neodymium tweeters provide wide dispersion, producing a lively and spacious sound stage with smooth musicality, and a response extending well beyond human hearing.
Mid-Bass Drivers: The highly efficient 130mm (5.25") mid/bass driver harness composite cones combining the natural acoustic finesse of paper with the strength of modern carbon-fibre technology. This produces ideal damping characteristics plus the coherence and timing essential to draw you into the music. The awesome bass is rich, deep and firm.
Crossover Network: You don't see this, but the crossover network or circuitry inside each enclosure is a key factor in any speakers performance. The all-new designed crossovers were painstakingly designed with feedback from a large team of audio specialists across Australia to produce emotional vocals, an astonishingly vivid sound stage and a smooth blending of frequencies. The highly stable off-axis response means the Legend V series maintain realism in a wide spectrum of listening environments – because everyone’s listening room is different.
Cabinets: The cabinets or enclosures as some call them have been completely redesigned using non-parallel panels to reduce 'standing waves' which are an annoying problem that every speaker maufacturer has to address if they want tight and accurately pleasing sound. Also invisible to the naked eye is the comprehensive bracing that has been positioned to minimise harmonics. Double thickness rear and front baffles and new high density damping makes these the most neutral and musical cabinets Richter have ever produced.