New from Monitor Audio is SoundFrame, an on-wall speaker range available in a choice of sizes, colours and grille designs. Less than 9cm deep, the speakers nevertheless are of a three-way design, with pivoting midrange/treble driver assemblies to allowing direction of the sound.
The two models cost £450 for each speaker: SoundFrame 1 is in classic 'picture frame' proportions, while SoundFrame 2 is a wider, more slender design more akin to the shape of a typical home cinema centre speaker.
Both models use an Inverted Dual Concentric driver, combining a 25mm tweeter and a 10cm C-CAM ceramic-coated alloy midrange unit, plus a 16.5cm RST cone bass unit, with a ribbed surface for rigidity.
A high-frequency attenuator switch is provided, allowing the treble level to be increased or reduced by 3dB for room-tuning.
The speakers sit on the wall, cables passing through and connecting to front-mounted terminals, and the cabinets come in matt white or black, with a choice of gloss black or white frames, plus a primed version able to be custom-painted.
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A range of grilles are available, from plain colours to graphic and photographic designs.