The new, eight-strong Gold range replaces the Gold GX range and includes two floorstanders, two bookshelf speakers, two centre channels, a surround speaker and a subwoofer.

Monitor Audio claims the new Gold speaker range has a "trinity of enhancements", with key upgrades to the bass cone, tweeter and grille design promising to bring "greater transparency, consistency and visual sophistication".

Prices start at £950 for the most affordable compact bookshelf speaker, the Gold 50, and the range is due in shops from the beginning of February.

Those three upgrades begin with the Gold series ribbon tweeter, which while mechanically identical to its predecessor on the GX speakers, such as the Gold GX50, Monitor Audio claims improved production tolerances will equal a more open, detailed sound.

The bass drivers on the Gold series use a version of the company's dimpled Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone, as first seen on the GR and GS speakers, as part of "a more efficient drive assembly" that should deliver cleaner, deeper, more accurate bass.

Lastly, there are now magnetically-fixed "floating" grilles, updating the look of the Gold range.

More after the break

Monitor Audio Gold series 2015

The range in full comprises: 

Gold 50 (above), bookshelf speaker, £950

  • 5.5in bass driver and C-CAM ribbon tweeter

Gold 100, bookshelf speaker, £1250

  • 6.5in bass driver and C-CAM ribbon tweeter

Gold 200, floorstand speaker, £2300

  • Three-way design, twin 5.5in bass drivers, 4in midrange driver, ribbon tweeter

Gold 300, floorstand speaker, £3000

  • Three-way design, twin 6.5im bass drivers, 4in midrange driver, ribbon tweeter

Gold C150, centre speaker, £650

  • Ultra-compact, twin 5.5in driver, ribbon tweeter

Gold C350, centre speaker, £1000

  • Three-way design, four-driver configuration

Gold FX, surround speaker, £700 each

  • Direct or ambient surround sound, manual or automatic switch, six drivers, wall-mountable

Gold W15, subwoofer, £1750

  • 15in C-CAM bass driver, 650w D2Audio DSP amplifier


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Sliced Bread's picture

Interesting omission in the

Interesting omission in the form of an Atmos speaker

Hellraiser's picture

Atmos Speaker?

Excuse me if I am being ignorant, bu I thought Atmos was was a sound process that was performed by a receiver not a speaker? Does it really matter what speaker is used to perform this task?

Sliced Bread's picture



you need either ceiling speakers or upward firing "Atmos" speakers that bounce sound off the ceiling.

Ideally both would need to timbre matched to the main package.

deanhartley's picture

Atmos Height speaker

I don't see any other Atmos speaker being launched with speaker ranges from other brands, so not quite sure it could be classed as an omision. The fact is, it's up to Dolby to deliver content now and there isn't currently enough to warrant equipment vendors making Atmos enabled kit. AVR's are merely a case of Software and a re-launch. A speaker is a whole new bespoke design. Feedback from the market is that currently sales of Atmost height speakers are very small to none existent.

Besides that, we have a whole range of C.I in-ceiling speakers. The 300 series are particularly matched to the tonal characteristics of Gold. Direct sound is always better then reflected sound!