Gold Series Speakers From Monitor Audio
4th January 2019
Gold features the technology used in Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum II loudspeakers. For example, the Platinum II drivers have been re-developed for Gold
There are six different speakers: a single stand mount model, two floorstanders, single centre speaker, rear/FX speakers and subwoofer.
The Gold 100 is the only stand mount speaker in the series. With the combination of a 165mm bass/midrange driver and an MPD tweeter, the bass driver utilises a 50mm diameter voice coil. The HiVe II port has been located on the rear of the cabinet.
RDT II Cone technology is included. This is a specially developed sandwich cone technology using thin C-CAM, Nomex honeycomb core and woven carbon fibre back skin. While a DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) is designed to “…reduce high frequency cone break-up,” said the company.
A die-cast metal driver chassis design allies itself to the Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling. Crossovers feature “premium grade” bespoke polypropylene film capacitors, air-core and low-loss laminated steel-core inductors.
The cabinet is a 18mm MDF construction with contoured vertical edges and contrasting sharp top profile plus a soft touch top trim. A single-bolt-through driver technology addition is included to provide increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling. Bi-wire terminals are included.
The finish is supplied by wood veneers, piano lacquer and satin white finishes.
Whilst remaining compact, the Gold 200 has a more traditional design format with two 165mm drivers and a mid-range/MPD module in a full three-way system.
This compact floorstander is recommended for medium to large rooms and prefers to be sited with at least 30cm between the speaker and wall.
It includes a specially developed 64mm mid-range driver with die-cast metal chassis that houses a rare earth magnet system with 35mm voice coil and very low mass, dished C-CAM cone.
You’ll also find RDT II, DCF, dual HiVe II ports this time, the same internal cabling and crossover too.
The Gold 300 is the flagship of the range and features a pair of 203mm RDT II bass drivers in each cabinet. The Gold 300 is recommended for larger rooms and requires at least 30cm between the speaker and wall to allow the system to breathe and perform optimally.
This is a three-way, four-driver configuration including a 64mm mid-range driver with die-cast metal chassis, FEA, RDT II, dual HiVe II ports…
…Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling, the usual crossover plus a terminal panel located at floor level and cast metal out-rigger feet with spike or rubber foot for carpet or hard flooring.
You’ll also find “premium” mirror matched wood veneers, piano lacquer and satin white finishes.
Gold 100: £1,400 pair piano gloss black, satin white, dark walnut, piano ebony
Gold 200: £2,900 pair piano gloss black, satin white, dark walnut, piano ebony
Gold 300: £4,000 pair piano gloss black, satin white, dark walnut, piano ebony
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