SHOW NEWS: Monitor Audio unveils flagship Platinum speakers

It's day two here at the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show, and we've just spotted these gorgeous-looking speakers from Monitor Audio.

They're part of the company's upmarket Platinum range and come in a choice of three real wood, piano-lacquered veneer finishes, and the front baffle is upholstered in Black Strathspey leather.

The line-up comprises the PL 100 standmounters (£2300/pair), the PL300 floorstanders (£5000), a meaty-looking centre speaker, the £2300 PLC 350, and the PLW 15 subwoofer. The sub will be available in mid-2008 (price to be confirmed).

Both the PL 100 and PLC 350 are available with optional stands, costing £350 and £250 respectively.

All models in the range use a C-CAM high-frequency ribbon transducer (below) and the company's Ported HiVe II technology.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.