Monitor Audio Silver 200
Monitor Audio recognise that the first thing our brain latches on to is the high frequencies - and they brought their expensive ceramic aluminum tweeter to this series. The result is a suave rendition. For the most part there are no rough edges here. This is a carefully-honed pair of speakers that brim with refinement
There’s texture to instruments, and space within the mix for the reverbs that dictate much of the atmosphere. While nailing a recording’s ambience is high on the Silvers’ 'to-do' list, at no point do we feel we’re sacrificing resolution: these are very much the hi-fi speakers Monitor Audio promised.
The two bass drivers operate in separate acoustic chambers within the enclosure to provide differential tuning and to improve bass musicality.
Monitor Audio enlisted the help of the National Physical Laboratory (based in Teddington) to design the handcrafted cabinets.
A precision laser scanner from the NPL was used to identify cabinet resonances, and then help position internal bracings more accurately to ensure rigidity and minimise any colorations.
Powerful magnets in the nimble Silver 200 stand-mount loudspeaker drive large, 32 mm voice coils to ensure impressive power handling, incredibly low distortion and clean, punchy bass. You will only hear well-balanced, pure mid-range without ever a hint of box coloration.
Strategic cabinet bracing and Monitor Audio’s bolt-through technology creates an amazingly solid speaker. Not only can it play louder and cleaner than its size suggests, it delivers an incredibly well balanced, pure mid-range for a gloriously natural sound.
"This is still a very mature performance, highlighted by a penchant for rhythmic and instrumental organisation as well as a smoothly levelled balance Most important, though, is the richness and clarity throughout. Nowhere do these speakers sound flabby, coarse or thin."
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- Frequency Response: 38 Hz – 35 kHz
- Sensitivity (1W@1M): 89dB
- Minimum Impedance 4.7 ohms @ 220 Hz
- Recommended Amplifier Requirements: 60-150W
- 1 x 5.25" RST® Bass/Mid driver
- 1 x 5.25" RST® Bass driver
- 1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
- Magnetic grill
- External Dimensions: 34.81" H x 6.5" W x 10.56" D
Finishes: Black Oak Veneer, Walnut Veneer, Piano Black Lacquer or Satin WhiteDimensions:
- Warranty: 5 years parts and labor against manufacturing defects in material or workmanship only.