Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package
Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package
Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package
Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package
Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package
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Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package

SKU: Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0
RM 15,699.00
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Monitor Audio Silver 200 5.0 Speaker Package Brand New, Latest Model

Package Included:
1 Pair Monitor Audio Silver 200 Floor Standing Speaker
1 Pair Monitor Audio Silver Fx Bookshelf Speaker
1 Unit Monitor Audio Silver C150 Center Speaker
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Let the Monitor Audio 200 AV12 5.1 speaker package wow you with both musical and movie ability. With Monitor Audio moving few mountains in developing the latest Silver 200 and C150. They have brought a more delectable experience that's allows even more life to breath through their Silver speakers, their inspiring and a joy to hear. Bass note, midrange and high frequencies are now tuned in a way that make them ideal for movies, yet deliver brilliant controlled enough for musical playback that it's predecessor fell a-little short of.

The rears have been re voiced to better blended to follow the improvements of the Silver 200's and C150 centre speaker with a remarkable results. The woofer has undergone extra work to refine the driver to ensure better control from its 500w amplifier resulting is a quicker more responsive experience.

The end result for Monitor Audio's new Silver 200 AV12 is quite an enlightening and an enjoyable one. A true triumph for Monitor Audio, they have achieved bringing musical ability from the Silver together with improved responsive movie dynamics to creating a 5.1 package that will have its competition scurrying away.

Silver 200

The Silver 200’s sleek appearance makes it a truly compact and attractive floorstander, blending audiophile performance with lifestyle proportions.

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A pair of Monitor Audio’s unique 5¼-inch C-CAM RST bass drivers share the duties of delivering bass and mid/bass. Configured as a two-and-a-half way system both electrically and acoustically, you will be amazed at the magical sound quality that this slimline can produce in your home.

The two bass drivers operate in separate acoustic chambers within the enclosure to provide differential tuning and are divided optimally with crossovers to ensure both bass drivers contribute to the lower frequencies. This ensures only the mid-range crosses over with the tweeter and results in a consistent and precise image, on and off axis. This configuration delivers performance approaching a three-way design whilst ensuring higher efficiency and extended low frequency, yet in a smaller cabinet.

The drive units are constructed with massive magnetic systems capable of deep bass extension. The low-frequency response has been engineered to provide smooth roll-off without exhibiting any of the usual ‘overhang’, meaning that the Silver 200 can be sited close to a wall and provide the ideal blend of domesticity and blazing performance. Diminutive for a floorstander, this model is no slouch. The Silver 200 is a serious audiophile speaker with amazing drive and incredible musicality. The engineering challenge was to create a smaller box with bigger sound; with the Silver 200, Monitor Audio achieves that goal so that you can enjoy your music and films with convincing realism.

 

Silver FX

Monitor Audio has all your rear and side channel requirements covered with the Silver FX, a loudspeaker specially designed for 5.1 and 7.1 systems and featuring Monitor Audio’s advanced technology.

AWARDS

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This wall-mountable compact two-way design offers dual dispersion characteristics for the perfect surround sound set-up.

The discreet profile and angled baffle design of Monitor Audio’s specially-developed Silver FX incorporates a single 6-inch C-CAM bass/mid driver featuring RST technology and C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter

The Silver FX can be flush-mounted on side or rear walls where it blends unobtrusively with any interior. Its dispersion characteristics can be easily changed with a switch to accommodate the precise requirements for dipole or bipole orientation, giving it maximum flexibility in multi-channel system installations.

 

Silver C150

Monitor Audio’s Silver C150 dialogue speaker is designed primarily to partner the smaller stand-mounts and floorstanders in the range, being carefully voiced to complement the timbre and balance of the Silver 50 and Silver 200 models; guaranteeing consistent sonic character.

AWARDS

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The compact Silver C150 is diminutive enough to position easily under most AV racks and on cabinets, without resorting to a dedicated stand.

The compact Silver C150 centre-channel speaker sits at the heart of your surround-sound system and features two of Monitor Audio’s unique 5¼-inch C-CAM RST bass drivers in a familiar three-driver configuration. The system has been designed electrically to be a two-and-a-half way configuration, which provides better dispersion and elimination of the central ‘dead spot’ exhibited in the typical mid-tweeter-mid (MTM) configurations. The brand’s new C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter delivers articulate dialogue and crisp dynamics to movies while complementing the quality of the new Silver range effortlessly. 

The Silver C150 has been carefully tuned to match the timbre of the other speakers in the range, resulting in a consistent sonic character across the front channels of a home theatre system. Drivers have been optimised for use in a sealed box enclosure, ensuring installation close to a wall or in a restricted location will provide excellent and consistent results.

Silver 200
System Format
21/2-way
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
38 Hz – 35 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M)
89 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Minimum Impedance
4.7 ohms @ 182 Hz
Maximum SPL
114 dBA (pair)
Power Handling (RMS)
150 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
60 – 150 W
Bass Alignment
Dual chamber bass reflex with differential tuning. Twin HiVe II port system
Crossover Frequency
LF: 700 Hz
MF/HF: 2.9 kHz
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 51/4" C-CAM RST bass driver
1 x 51/4" C-CAM RST bass/mid driver
1 x 1" (25 mm) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions (Excluding Grille and Terminals)
885 x 165 x 240 mm
3413/16 x 61/2 x 97/16"
External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals)
885 x 165 x 269 mm
3413/16 x 61/2 x 109/16"
External Dimensions (Including Out-Rigger Plates, Feet and Spikes)
918 x 232 x 307 mm
361/8 x 91/8 x 121/16"
Weight (each)
14.6 kg
 
Silver Fx
System Format
2-way
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
60 Hz – 35 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M)
87 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Minimum Impedance
4 ohms @ 229 Hz
Maximum SPL
110 dBA (pair)
Power Handling (RMS)
85 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
30 – 85 W
Bass Alignment
Sealed cabinet
Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 6" C-CAM RST bass/mid driver
2 x 1" (25 mm) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions (Excluding Grille and Terminals)
250 x 310 x 130 mm
(913/16 x 123/16 x 51/8")
External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals)
250 x 322 x 147 mm
(913/16 x 1211/16 x 513/16")
External Dimensions (Including Out-Rigger Plates, Feet and Spikes)
N/A
Weight (each)
4.3 kg
 
Silver C150
System Format
2 1/2-way
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
52 Hz – 35 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M)
90 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Minimum Impedance
3.7 ohms @ 193 Hz
Maximum SPL
112 dBA
Power Handling (RMS)
150 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
60 – 150 W
Bass Alignment
Sealed cabinet
Crossover Frequency
LF: 650 Hz
MF/HF: 3.1 kHz
Drive Unit Complement
2 x 51/4" C-CAM RST bass/mid driver
1 x 1” (25 mm) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions (Excluding Grille and Terminals)
165 x 450 x 200 mm
(6 1/2 x 17 11/16 x 7 7/8")
External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals)
165 x 450 x 229 mm
(6 1/2 x 17 11/16 x 9")
External Dimensions (Including Out-Rigger Plates, Feet and Spikes)
N/A
Weight (each)
9.1 kg
 
 

Monitor Audio Silver 200 AV12 review

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. Monitor Audio's Silver range serves up a talented 5.1 package 

By  October 08, 2018 

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OUR VERDICT

Following our admiration of the Silver 200s as a stereo pair, this 5.1 package proves the rest of the family to be equally talented

FOR

  • Clear, balanced sound
  • Expressive and fun
  • Excellent integration and versatility
  • Impressive sense of body and scale

AGAINST

  • Nothing of note

Monitor Audio Silver 200 AV12 deals

 

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If you’ve already cast an eye over our review of the Monitor Audio Silver 200s, our assessment of the Silver 200 AV12s probably won’t come as a surprise. Effectively, it’s pretty much the same storyline with a few extra characters.

The Silver 200s, the smallest of three pairs of floorstanding speakers in this sixth generation of Monitor Audio’s long-running Silver series, are again the headline act in this surround package.

We recently cooed over their speed, expression and sense of fun as a stereo pair, and their designers’ efforts to match that character in the rest of the range immediately whets our appetite to hear them performing as a part of a family.

But despite the 200 appearing in the title of this package, the floorstanders’ stage is shared with three equally talented protagonists – the Silver C150 centre speaker, Silver FX surround speakers and Silver W-12 subwoofer.

MORE: Monitor Audio Silver 200 review

Compatibility

The whole range has been designed for what Monitor Audio describes as ‘modern living’.

This means not only more diminutive chassis, but also that the company’s engineers have worked to tune the speakers to ensure minimal variance in performance, regardless of positioning.

During our testing period with the Silver 200s, we find that rings impressively true. They thrive most when placed around 50cm from our back wall, but with only marginal discrepancies when almost flush to it, or out in the room.

These differences perhaps become a matter of personal taste when it comes to extra bass weight or a faster, more sharply-timed delivery.

The company also sought the help of the National Physical Laboratory’s precision laser scanner when creating the cabinets, used to identify resonances and then help position internal bracings more accurately, ensuring rigidity and minimising any colourations.

Build

But the first changes you’re likely to recognise when gazing upon these new speakers, the Silver W-12 aside, are reflected aesthetically in the recalculated form of Monitor Audio’s iconic gold-dome tweeter and C-CAM (ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium) drivers.

The 25mm tweeter – one either side of a mid/bass driver on the angled fascia of the Silver FX, and one each on the Silver 200 and Silver C150 – has been fine-tuned for clearer, smoother and distortion-free high frequencies, and set behind a new speckled grille.

 

The larger drivers too have been redesigned, aided by a DCF coupling mechanism between voice coil and cone, which has trickled down from the company’s flagship Platinum II Series and aims to lower distortion and facilitate cleaner-sounding highs.

The Silver 200 and Silver C150 each have two 13cm C-CAM drivers in a 2.5-way configuration, while the Silver FXs have a 15cm driver in a two-way crossover.

While the cabinets of their counterparts are sealed, the Silver 200s also benefit from a pair of rear-firing HiVe II reflex ports, which use a straight-rifled design to accelerate airflow and reduce turbulence – effectively moving air in and out more swiftly for faster, more powerful bass response.

 

A final word on the design of those Silver FX surround speakers: their semi-hexagonal design and easily switchable dipole/bipole modes is a real touch for those unable to place them over the shoulders of their listening position.

 

Instead you can wall-mount and still achieve a wrap-around soundfield that would be unattainable using more traditional standmounters.

And then there’s the Silver W-12 subwoofer, which faces us with a 30cm version of the dished C-CAM cone, though bereft of the lotus-like dimples adorning those drivers on the rest of the range.

 

 

It’s driven by a 500W Class-D amplifier and a large black anodised 75mm voice coil that Monitor Audio says provides higher power handling and low distortion.

It also offers three EQ settings – Music, Movie and Impact – and a top-mounted control panel to dial in easily more or less low frequency heft without scrolling through the settings each time via your amp.

The only real caveat here would be for those with their hearts set on the high gloss black veneer – it will set you back an extra ten per cent (£290).

But so pleasing are Monitor Audio’s five alternatives – black oak, walnut, rosenut, natural oak and satin white – that we can’t see many potential suitors being alarmed.

 

Sound

We begin our testing with something of a false start. Having become accustomed to the Silver 200s’ full bodied, expressive sound, it was clear that even after a couple of nights’ running in the rest of the package isn’t keeping pace.

There’s none of the warmth or dynamic range, and treble frequencies don’t ring with that familiar clarity.

It isn’t unusual for speakers to take up to 100 hours to really hit their stride, so if you’ve got the Silver 200 AV12 package home and are initially unimpressed, we’d simply advise a little patience.

The pay-off is huge – give these speakers a little extra time to prepare, and it’s as if they’ve breathed a sigh of relief, composed themselves and lost the first night nerves.

 

Suddenly, the crashes, bangs and wallops of The Lego Batman Movie are thrown at us, as if physically travelling around the room with incredible cohesion as each speaker complements the others’ character.

We give the sub a little extra room to rumble than our initial set-up permitted, and it sets the foundation for a performance of concrete solidity.

But even as we add to those low frequencies, it does nothing to detract from the pace we admired when testing the Silver 200s on their own.

As a whole, the package times with military precision, driving the film’s plentiful action scenes with relentless momentum and delivering quips with the comparative sharpness of their wit.

 

But a surround package lives or dies by its centre speaker, which carries the burden of the work.

The extra hours of running in make all the difference: there are inflections in deadpan deliveries, urgency in moments of panic and musicality in the soundtrack.

 

Rarely are we so fully behind a speaker package for its work both in stereo and in surround sound, but with these Monitor Audio Silvers you truly are achieving both for the price of one.

And our admiration fails to dwindle as we shift to a DVD of Radiohead’s King Of Limbs performance live from the basement.

Even through an AV amp, there is that same musical quality and sense of energy when it comes to handling music that makes it difficult to choose whether to watch a film or put on a record.

Verdict

We said this would be a similar storyline as with our Silver 200 review, and it is. But if we end up treading the same ground with Monitor Audio’s next generation of Silver speakers, we won’t be disappointed at all.

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