The Monitor Audio's new Bronze speaker range reviewed

Monday, 20 July 2015 |

Monitor Audio has unveiled full details of its new Bronze speaker series. The popular, entry-level Bronze range of loudspeakers from British manufacturer Monitor Audio gets a significant upgrade in guise of a new generation of the company’s proprietary C-CAM drivers. Also, apart from the regular black oak, walnut and rosemah finishes, there’s a new offering – white ash.

Sound & Image reviews this latest entry-level champion…

Invisible driver fixings and floating magnetic grilles are among the cosmetic highlights of the Bronze line-up. In fact, the new line looks identical to its predecessor, except for the drivers, which now have a steel grey sheen compared with the white of its predecessor.

Key to the new design is the latest generation of C-CAM drivers. Engineered in steel grey, the proprietary bass and mid drive units use a new type of "dished" C-CAM cone, which uses the entire cone surface to radiate sound. The driver's voice coil is thermally coupled to the back of the cone, which draws heat away from the coil for better power handling and optimal performance at all volume levels, claims Monitor Audio.

A new 25mm C-CAM gold dome tweeter extends each speaker's frequency response to 30kHz. An "innovative venting system" allows air to flow outside the tweeter's magnet assembly into a rear-loading chamber, minimising air compressions for "lower distortion and improved damping".

The reflex loading system is the HiVe®II variety also found on MA’s higher end Gold range, which uses rifled port grooves to speed the air in and out of the cabinet for cleaner, more powerful bass and a superior transient response.

Additional technical highlights include polypropylene film capacitors, air core and laminated steel core inductors.

The seven-model range includes - the Bronze One standmount model with a 14cm C-CAM bass driver, followed by the pair Bronze Two standmounter with 15cm bass unit. Next in line are two floorstanders, the Bronze Five with twin 5.5in drivers arranged in a 2.5-way configuration, and the Bronze Six with twin 6.5in C-CAM bass drivers operating in tandem with a further 6.5in mid-range unit. Finishing off the range with the Centre, FX surrounds and W10 subwoofer.

If you want to create a Bronze home cinema package, then look no further. Sound & Image have the New Bronze 6 Home Theatre package in store. With the matching Bronze FX Surround , Bronze Centre and Bronze Subwoofer.  In this way matching drivers tuned for different roles are able to develop a wonderfully uniform, tonally consistent sound-field involving seismic low bass and richly coherent mid-range detail, which rises in frequency to meet the illuminating resolution of our fabulous Bronze C-CAM tweeters.

At Sound & Image we are very impressed with the New Monitor Audio Bronze Series. The Bronze series will transform the quality of your home entertainment at a price that won't break the bank. Book a demo at Sound & Image and listen and hear for yourself how beautiful great value can sound.

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