Monitor Audio Gold 300
The Gold 300 delivers so much of what you value in a speaker — speed, transparency, low-level detail, 3D imaging, and a deep, wide soundstage that extends way outside the physical boundaries of the speakers.
The requisite ingredients are almost laughably straightforward: deep bass of good quality and plenty of it; clarity that allows listeners to separate what’s going on and effortlessly hear every detail; treble with air, sparkle and definition; the ability to go loud yet resolve a pin drop; solid and stable imaging; ease of drive and a luxurious standard of build and engineering.
Ribbon Style Tweeter
Starting with the tweeter, it's called 'ditching the dome' and replacing it with a ribbon-style driver. Monitor Audio's own MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) design with a low mass, well-damped diaphragm delivers a wider frequency response, the crossover being centred on 2.5kHz, and with a claimed upper limit of 50kHz/–6dB.
Created from lightweight alloy, these drivers are strengthened and stiffened even further using a dimpled RST cone surface. The cone also takes the form of a continuous radiating dish, eliminating the central voice-coil opening and dust cap to allow a longer voice coil and larger motor to sit behind the cone. This more efficient assembly provides greater drive force, longer excursions, and lower distortion, for cleaner, more extended and accurate mid range definition.
New Long Throw Woofers
In the engine room are two 8"woofers with large diameter magnets, 50mm voice coils and optimised poles all designed for higher power handling, mounted in a diecast aluminium chassis for rigidity and damping, Nomex honeycomb cores, and woven carbon fiber back skin to return incredible stiffness, yet light and well-damped
"The top end was delicate, open, airy, and detailed - the mid range was free of any obvious coloration and did a superb job on female vocals. The Gold 300's imaging, soundstage depth, and timbral neutrality strengths were clearly evident. The bass was clean, powerful"
read the review in Stereophile
"arguably more than any rival at the price, sells an idea of high-end luxury and sonic excellence that’s hard to distinguish from the real thing"
read the review in Hifi Choice
- 3-way Speaker design
- 2 x 8" RDT II long-throw bass driver
- 1 x 2.5" C-CAM midrange driver
- 1 x MPD high-frequency transducer
- Frequency Response (-6 dB) 30 Hz – 50 kHz
- Sensitivity (1W@1M) 90 dB
- Nominal Impedance 4 Ohms
- Power Handling (RMS) 250 W
- Recommended Amplifier Requirements 100 – 250 W
- Bass Alignment Bass Reflex Dual HiVe II port system
- 39.38" H x 7.43" W x 14.19" D
- Including Outrigger Feet and Spikes 41.25" H x 12.88" W x 16.44" D
- Weight (each): 30.56 kg (67 lb 4 oz)
- Warranty: 5 years parts and labor against manufacturers defects.