The right loudspeakers can really make your system shine. They are the biggest part of your system in terms of visibility, and given the build quality of modern loudspeakers, they are highly likely to be resident in your room for many years to come. Which makes it all the more important to have something that sounds as good as it looks and visa versa.
As you'll know, we prefer to deal with brands that are both distinctive and sound great – ones like the Italian works of art that are Sonus faber and the unique Quad Electrostatic panel speakers. Monitor Audio have been on our radar for a long time and we've been quietly working away with both the compact Radius series and in-built versions for some years now. In the last couple of years Monitor Audio have made huge strides with their range. Their new 'ASB' sound bar is a good example of this.
So it's time for a fresh look at Monitor Audio - you'll be surprised, not just by the performance, but also by the affordability, the number of options and quality of finish.
Monitor Audio are one of the heavy hitters in the British loudspeaker market, highly regarded for both the quality of their products and their technological abilities. And it's the technology that makes all the difference. Monitor Audio design all their own drivers and components, so each design is literally from the ground up and perfectly integrated. Long known for the quality of their cabinet work, Monitor Audio continue to improve both the performance and aesthetics of all models.
While there are many options, we make it easy for you by concentrating real stars of the show in each series, looking for the models most likely to thrill our clients
Gold GX series. Take the DNA of MA's Platinum range including the unique C-CAM Ribbon Tweeter, house it in elegant furniture grade cabinets and set a new standard for performance at the price. These really are the speaker we have been waiting for from Monitor Audio. We've already got a full system in stock from the little GX50, the floor standing GX200 to the spectacular 15" 600W DSP subwoofer.
New Silver series. Kicking off 2014 the new Silver series replaces the critically acclaimed RX series and is already grabbing best buy awards. We are hearing why. Our own page on the Silver series has just been updated.
Bronze series. Almost too affordable for its own good, the Bronze series redefines entry level and allows you to have sound quality you never expected from around $600 a pair. "For the money, though, the BX2s are stupendously good and give their price rivals much to worry about."HiFi News. Read more on the Bronze range here.
Radius, Monitor Audio's ultra compact 'lifestyle speaker' is far from a compromise. Employing the same C-CAM tweeter as the more costly Silver RX range and scaled down versions of the the metal domed bass driver in perfectly finished cabinets, these small speakers are a perfect example of quality over quantity. These were the first MA models that really impressed us and in the recently upgraded versions - hence HD - they have proved to be better than ever. Get the full story here.
The Monitor Audio ASB–2 is a beautifully designed and engineered all–in–one solution to the audio needs of a modern household for both music and movies. It delivers exceptional sound quality and power, by any standards, and incorporates every current connection option – both direct and wireless. You could say it’s a smart 'active soundbar' as it not only has a high quality speaker array with powerful inbuilt amplification but it also takes wireless streaming, does audio processing and more, all to a very high level of performance. Read more on the revolutionary new audio.
In-Built speakers. Otherwise known as 'CI' - Custom Installation - the best of these modes are directly derived from the Silver RX models and with give you in-wall or in-ceiling speakers that deliver all of their refinement and power of their free standing counterparts. There is some irony that these are our best selling MA speaker models, but it also gives you an idea just how good they are. Naturally we have devoted a full page to them.
Monitor Audio MASS 10 speakers NZ$ 470 a pair,
Monitor Audio’s MASS 10 speakers answer the call for a small sized (just 23cm high), affordable speaker that comes from a specialist audio company. Winners of numerous awards, the MASS 10 sound is nothing short of spectacular given their size and price. They are built solidly with Monitor Audio expertise to produce a full range, dynamic sound that never looses control. The super sharp looking design is immaculately finished and has hidden cable termination. Made to sit on your desk or shelf they can also be wall mounted, stand mounted or form part of a MASS multi channel home cinema system. We find them a perfect match for the NuForce DDA100 amps currently on special.
Regardless of which model suits you best, we can help you make the most of your choice. With the optimal speaker cable, stand and electronics options, we can put together the best sounding package. We‘ve been getting stunning results pairing the Bronze 2 with the new NuPrime IDA-8 integrated amplifier and the Bronze 6 with the Nuprime DAC-10 pre/dac & ST-10 power amplifier. Don't forget that when you deal with us you'll also be helping the little Hectors Dolphin survive with our WWF sponsorship.
Read more about the entire range on Monitor Audio's home site here.
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