MONITOR AUDIO SILVER 10 Easy Price, Good Sound - reviewed

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 |

The Monitor Audio Silver 10 is a completely new model introduction, comprising a three-way configuration in a large floor-standing tower system. The acoustic design is similar to the Silver 8 but the enhanced driver size means that the Silver 10 is equipped to energise the largest of rooms with naturally explicit wideband audio from music and film sources.


Tecnology -


  • Improved C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) gold dome tweeter design with damped rear chamber and innovative dome venting technique for improved clarity and wider operating bandwidth.
  • Specially developed 4” mid-range driver with ‘under-hung’ voice coil and motor system. The voice coil remains in the magnetic gap ensuring very low distortion - better damping and improved mid-range clarity.
  • Dual 8” bass drivers featuring concave ‘dished’ C-CAM cone profile
  • RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) cone profile, for improved diaphragm rigidity and reduced distortion.
  • Three-way configuration allows drivers to be optimised to deliver better overall performance.
  • Improved cast polymer bass chassis design for better rigidity and reduced reflections.
  • HiVe®II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass.
  • Single bolt through driver systems for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling.
  • Pureflow® Silver plated OFC copper internal cabling.
  • High quality crossovers with premium grade polypropylene film capacitors.
  • Available in selected premium quality wood veneers or high gloss finishes.
  • Rigid 20mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet colouration.
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when the grille is off.
  • Terminal panel at floor level for easy cable connection.
SILVER 10 reviewed by Absolute Sounds Magazine -

Spencer Holbert has put the Silver 10 through an extensive test, of which the results of the review have come back in a glowing manner. Spencer goes on to say the following:

"...the Silver 10s are more than just adequate; they are one of the best $2,500-and-under full-range floorstanders I've heard..."

"I listened to this song on repeat for almost 45 minutes after a day of listening and my ears weren't fatigued. Next came Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Texas Flood," which is another song that can be plenty fatiguing; even after the Lofgren torture test, SRV was as pleasing as ever."

"...great voicing, solid bass when properly spaced from the rear walls, an engaging soundstage, and a diverse ability to sound great with a wide range of music. Really, what more could you want from an affordable speaker?"

-         Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound, December 2014

Sound & Image believe that the Silver 10 is a triumph for Monitor Audio and a treat to hear. The fit and finish of the speakers is impeccable. Sonically the Silver 10s have demonstrated that they can compete with the big boys. We give the Silver 10s a big thumbs up!


Marantz SR7010 AV Receiver Review

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 |


Marantz SR7010 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network A/V Receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Marantz are back with the SR7010, their latest flagship AV receiver that not only includes all the great features from last year but adds DTS:X and plenty of future-proofing.

Immerse yourself in thrilling 3D surround sound with the Marantz SR7010 A/V receiver, which features Dolby Atmos surround decoding for the ultimate home theater listening experience with today’s blockbuster soundtracks. And, via a future firmware update, the SR7010 will be able to decode forthcoming DTS:X immersive surround soundtracks. Both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X feature object-based surround sound with the ability to drive overhead speakers to deliver the ultimate immersive 3D audio experience. Featuring an advanced video processing and switching section, the SR7010 features full 4K Ultra HD connectivity and HDCP 2.2 compliance.

Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with dual diversity antennas, the SR7010 lets you listen to your favorite music from streaming services including Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify Connect, and you can listen to any of thousands of internet radio stations. You can also stream your favorite tracks wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad via AirPlay. The built-in AM/FM tuner features HD Radio for superior sound quality.

The powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all channels, and all amp channels are configured identically. Rated at 125 watts per channel (8 ohms, .05%, 20Hz~20kHz), the SR7010 has the ability to drive lower impedance 4 ohm speakers on all channels.

Available from Sound & Image.

The Marantz SR7010 has received the AV Forums Highly Recommended award in a recent review – 

“Ultimately the Marantz SR7010 is a class act that does it all and it does it well”

“All the performance and future-proofing that you could want”

"The SR7010 delivered a fantastic audio performance, retaining the class of its predecessor but adding more power"

 Read the full review from avforums here and watch the video below.



Sound & Image believes that the SR7010 has all the performance and future-proofing that you could want. Pop in to either one of our stores to demo this classy performer.