Bronze 1 or New Bronze 50 series which to go for


Active Member
Hi all,

I have the Monitor Audio Bronze 200 floor standing speakers on order with richer sounds due end of May/June.
I am looking to get some Monitor bronze book shelf speakers Im torn between the old series and the new series as below:

Monitor audio bronze 50 £260
Brand Monitor Audio
Colour White
Bi Wireable Yes
Weight (KG) 5
Freq Response (Hz) 40 - 30,000
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 166 x 265 x 281
Sensitivity (dB) 85
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 80
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex

Or i can get cheaper Monitor audio bronze 1 (old generation) £126
Brand Monitor Audio
Colour Black
Sensitivity (dB) 88
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 70
Weight (KG) 3.5
Black Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 55 - 30,000
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 165 x 205 x 260

Or another alternative Monitor Audio Bronze 2 £169
System Format 2 Way
Frequency Response
42Hz - 30KHz
Sensitivity (1W @ 1M)
Nominal Impedance
Maximum SPL (dBA @1M – each) 113dBA (pair)
Power Handling R.M.S. 100W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements 30-100W
Bass Alignment
Bass reflex - HiVe®II Port technology
Crossover Frequency
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 6 1/2" C-CAM® bass/mid-range driver
1 x 25mm gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)
350 x 185 x 255
13 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 10 1/16 inches
Complete Dimensions inc grille & terminals: (H x W x D)
350 x 185 x 281
13 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 11 1/16 inches
Weight (Individual)
5.3kg (11lb 10oz)

The problem is not many people have heard the new series but i could save some money at the same time and get the old ones not sure what the best thing to do any help would be appreciated.

Also my system is as follows:
Denon x2600h
Cambridge audio sx120
Tannoy centre speaker << Probably going to replace
Wharfdale diamond 9 << looking to replace with the above
Wharfdale diamond 9 height speaker for atmos

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Well-known Member
Matching the rears is not as important as the front speakers but if you're considering the bronze 50, i would also consider the dedicated bronze fx for surround duties.


Active Member
Is the bronze Fx for rear speakers then? I thought they were for like middle of the room speakers, which I cant do the best I can get is 5.1.2 using the 2 as height atmos speakers.

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