Question Monitor Audio Silver 6G FX or Bronze?

Ripgroove

Active Member
Hi,

I've just bought a pair of Monitor Audio 6G Silver 300 speakers and am now looking at getting rear surrounds. Is there a real need to get the Silver FX vs Bronze to match or will Bronze do the job? There's £250 difference between them so I guess the real question is are the Silvers worth £250 more to do that job?

Thanks.
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Hi,

I've just bought a pair of Monitor Audio 6G Silver 300 speakers and am now looking at getting rear surrounds. Is there a real need to get the Silver FX vs Bronze to match or will Bronze do the job? There's £250 difference between them so I guess the real question is are the Silvers worth £250 more to do that job?

Thanks.
I don´t believe there is "need", but surely Silver FX is better product if looking the tech side more carefully and i think AVO dealer mentioned some extra detail can be heard with Silver FX. Which colour Silvers you have? There is few cheaper ones available, check them out if you get lucky and if the price difference shrinks enough, then pick the better one. If nothing else, you will sleep your nights better as buyers remorse won´t creep in your dreams. :laugh:

I have to say though there has been LOT of Bronze FX happy owners during many years at AVF. One member has the S300 and C350 with Bronze 1s further away and he is happy with them. There is of course difference in the finish (Bronze has vinyl wrapping which is very nice, but not same as Silvers wood veneer) and also in dimensions so think carefully.

Monitor Audio Silver 6G FX Walnut Surround Speakers (Pair) - Satellite / Surround Speakers - AV Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Monitor Audio Silver FX Surround Speakers | Monitor Audio | Audio T

Canterbury Hifi sells Silver FX 6G for 450£ basic colours, 55£ off from gloss ones.
Monitor Audio / Canterbury Hifi
 

Ripgroove

Active Member
Thanks for the reply and links. They are the white versions.

I'm leaning towards the Bronze as they also have white grills instead of black which would blend in better with the walls (and keep the wife happy). I think I'll put the money saved in to buying the Silver C350 instead of C150 which will probably be money better spent I guess.
 

b1g1an

Well-known Member
The white ash Bronze FXs are more of a light grey but this tend to make them disappear better too, particularly with light but not white walls.

I believe the C350 is the one that's supposed to match the 300s, the 150 is meant for the smaller 2/2.5 way ones but I'm sure someone who knows for sure will confirm.
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the reply and links. They are the white versions.

I'm leaning towards the Bronze as they also have white grills instead of black which would blend in better with the walls (and keep the wife happy). I think I'll put the money saved in to buying the Silver C350 instead of C150 which will probably be money better spent I guess.
Yes definitely put the money instead to C350 which is clearly superior to C150 and meant to be used with S300 and S100. People can live with cheap surrounds easily, but good center channel makes big difference! Hope you don´t have to hide it, it`s massive!

For the Bronze FXs i think you already know, but remember not to put them close to corner!

The white ash Bronze FXs are more of a light grey but this tend to make them disappear better too, particularly with light but not white walls.
Yes the finish is special with light grey white`ish, like a worn wood finish. But they surely disappeared and blended nicely even with white walls as the room was very bright. I had Bronze 1s white ash with white speaker stands on my earlier flat. This was wish from Mrs. that time, i could place them further optimally. Later on got rid of both (mrs + gear), now only missing the speakers.. :laugh:
 

ShanePJ

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The only thing to realise when opt-ing for the Bronze FX speakers over the Silver FX speakers is that when you hear glass breaking or any similar type of audio reproduction, the speakers will sound slightly different as the Bronze's do mask a little more of those higher frequencies :)

I will never say they're bad, but they are slightly different when you compare the two
 

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