A month after launching its six-strong Monitor speaker series, Monitor Audio has thrown the spotlight on just one pair of speakers – the Studios.
At £1000 a pair, the Studios should sit in similar territory to the company’s Gold 50 (£950) and Gold 1000 (£1250) standmounters. But, having borrowed technology from Monitor Audio’s flagship speakers, it seems the aspirations lie higher up the range.
Beneath the honeycomb tweeter, dual 10cm drivers use the same magnetic design and materials as the ones in the brand’s flagship Platinum PL500 II floorstander (£15,000).
The metallic-silver RDT II cones with C-CAM technology (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) are housed in a cast polymer chassis for improved rigidity and damping, while a MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) transducer has been designed to provide better articulation due to the low mass diaphragm.
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The drivers are clamped to a die-cast aluminum sub-base, and feature Monitor Audio’s bolt-through fixings.
Rear-facing HiVe II slot ports, which Monitor Audio claims help air flow, have been mounted at both the top and bottom of the cabinet to ensure even pressure distribution.
The cabinet features a grille-less design, honeycomb tweeter cover and a metal logo at the base, a design which also extends to the optional £350-per-pair bespoke stands. These are made of steel and die-cast aluminum with four adjustable feet, and are available in a black or white finish.
The Studio speakers, priced £1,000 per pair, are available in black, white and grey finishes, and will make their debut at the Bristol Show this weekend.