New Monitor Audio Monitor Series Speakers Announced
Monitor audio has unveiled a new range of eponymously titled loudspeakers in the shape of the Monitor Series
The new Monitor Series all feature an orange driver cones for a contemporary lock and utilise a black C-CAM dome tweeter derived from Monitor Audio’s Bronze series with a creative use of the drivers’ configuration
With a choice of bookshelf or floorstanding speakers, and a centre and subwoofer, the Monitor Series promises detailed audio resolution in both two-channel and multi-channel configurations. The speakers are finished in a choice of black, white or walnut.
The Monitor 50 is a compact speaker where the usual rectangular cabinet profile has been replaced with a square cabinet which houses the single 5 ½ inch MMP II driver and a 25 mm black C-CAM tweeter. Whilst the cabinet is rear ported, the output is well-damped and is suitable for positioning close to a wall. A single set of high-quality gold-plated binding posts provide the connections for an amplifier.
The larger Monitor 100 is billed as a bookshelf or standmount speaker. To maintain the compact proportions, the cabinet is again rear ported. The driver size steps up to a 6 ½ inch MMP II bass driver and is complemented by a 25 mm Black C-CAM tweeter. The Monitor 100 has two sets of binding post terminals, to facilitate bi-wiring or even a bi-amp set up.
The slender Monitor 200 is the smallest floor-stander in the range and is designed to deliver for small to medium sized rooms. Two 5 ½ inch MMP II drivers are housed in separate cavities and each driver has different tuning to optimise the small cabinet air load. The twin drivers operate together at bass frequencies, whilst only the top driver is crossed over to the black C-CAM tweeter higher up in frequency for better phase. The Monitor 200 has all the precision of a two-way speaker, with the addition of an extra bass driver for scale and power.
The Monitor 300 houses three 6 ½ inch MMP II bass drivers: two dedicated to bass and one to mid-range frequencies and is designed for medium to large rooms. The dedicated mid-range driver should add clarity and precision.
Centre Channel and Subwoofer
The compact Monitor C150 centre is designed for cabinets and shelves. The sealed enclosure ensures it can be positioned right up to a wall without any detrimental effects. Twin5 ½ inch MMP II drivers work in tandem to provide clarity to movie dialogue presentation.
The p Monitor MRW-10 subwoofer houses a (you guessed it) 10-inch long throw MMPII bass driver, claimed to deliver bass down to below 30Hz. The rear ported enclosure provides output from the 100 W class D power amplifier. The amplifier boasts features including EQ settings and all filters and features are controlled in the digital domain using a DSP based architecture.
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