Monitor Audio upgrades Silver speaker range

posted on Tuesday, 1st October 2013 by Steve May

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Monitor Audio has unveiled the latest iteration of its celebrated Silver loudspeaker line. Offering real wood and high gloss piano finishes, the collection comprises floorstanders, bookshelf speakers, a dedicated centre and surrounds plus a subwoofer, and adopts driver technologies trickled down from the step-up Platinum and Gold series speakers. The company is positioning the range both as a two-channel stereo proposition and for multi-channel cinema systems (pictured above).

The Silver 1, 2, 6, Centre and FX surround models look much like their predecessors, however the Silver 8 becomes a full three way design. New for 2013 is the Silver 10 tower, which features twin 8-inch bass drivers. The speakers are available in real wood Rosenut, Walnut, Natural Oak and Black Oak veneers, together with high-gloss black and white finishes. The Centre has been tuned to match the tonal character of its stablemates, while the FX surrounds can be flush-mounted on side or rear walls and dispersion characteristics changed for dipole or bi-pole operation.

The Silver W12 active subwoofer features a 500 watt DSP controlled amplifier and claims to deliver meaningful bass down to 22Hz. Integrators should note that the sealed box, front-firing driver design makes for easy installation and EQ where close proximity to a room boundary may be necessary. Additional design features of the line include innovative driver fixings and Monitor Audio's HiVe port technology, borrowed from the Platinum range. Cabinets are constructed from 20mm MDF (25mm for the sub and employ additional radial and cross-bracing for high rigidity and low colouration. 

Prices range from £500 for a pair of Silver 1s to £1650 for a pair of the Silver 10s. 

Also read:
Monitor Audio refreshes Radius loudspeaker line

Cambridge Audio unveils classic aero speaker fleet

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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