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Monitor Audio Vecta V240: all-weather wall speakers

The latest additions to the British brand’s speaker line-up are slightly different beasts to the Monitor Audio fare we’re most familiar with - and not only because they’re oval in shape. Debuted at ISE 2018, the Vecta V240s are all-weather speakers, designed to be wall-mounted on either side of your home's brick wall.

With the V-mount bracket, the Vectas can simply drop into place, horizontally or vertically, with a single screw. The straight bracket allows them to be angled up to 25 degrees, or tilted a further 32.5 degrees using the optional wedge, while the corner variant tackles more difficult installation circumstances.

The driver technology and materials borrow from the Vecta’s siblings. Dual 4in C-CAM metal cone meets a curved baffle to ensure sound dispersion is controlled, which Monitor Audio says minimizes ceiling or wall reflections when placed in a corner. The centrally mounted 25mm Gold C-CAM tweeter is horn loaded to optimize dispersion at the crossover point, too.

Naturally for outdoor-suitable speakers, their IP55 protection rating means they can be exposed to the elements - thanks to their sealed cabinet (available in white or black) and ‘rust-proof’ grilles.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.