The Monitor Audio Silver 8 floorstanding speakers use part of the technology used on the British manufacturer's Platinium and GX lines. These elegant three-way speakers feature 4 drivers. It incorporates a 25 mm C-CAM® tweeter with a new damped chamber for the high frequencies. It increases the frequency response to beyond 35 kHz! And reproduces a finer and clearer treble than conventional tweeters. The mids are driven by a 10 cm RST cone driver. This driver was designed specifically for this speaker. Its motor and coil reach a high level with a very low distortion rate. The bass is reproduced by two 150 mm composite/aluminium cone drivers. All drivers are attached to the cabinet by a 'Single bolt-through' threaded rod that connects the back of the driver's magnet to the back of the speaker. This design minimises vibration on the baffle. The Silver 8 speakers are bass/reflex models. To this end, they feature a 'Hive ® II bass-reflex port' that opens onto the front. It accelerates the airflow within the cabinet to deliver fast, vibrant and accurate bass. The cabinetwork is made up of 20 mm thick MDF panels and features several internal reinforcements. The capacitors and coils for filtering are top grade quality. The internal wiring comprises silver-plated copper. The terminal accepts large cables and is compatible with bi-wiring and bi-amplification. The driver grilles are attached with magnets to prevent unsightly holes on the front. The cabinet sits on a stand with isolation spikes. The build and assembly quality are flawless! The 6 available finishes (lacquers or wood) are also striking!
The Silver 8 speakers are quite flexible in terms of placement. All you need to do is keep them away from the side and rear walls and direct them slightly towards the listening zone.
The soundstage is open and deep. The instruments are perfectly in place and stand out. The timbre is refined and subtle and works wonders with vocals and acoustic instruments. The bass is deep, very vibrant and articulate. The sound reproduction makes these speakers compatible with a wide range of musical styles. They are equally as good with Jazz, Blues, Rock and classical music. If you are looking for a pair of speakers that are equally as pleasing to look at as they are to listen to, with which you can switch from a rock trio to a string quartet, these Monitor Audio Silver 8 floorstanding speakers are definitely the best choice of the moment!
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Tweeter: 1 x 25 mm C-CAM
Midrange: 1 x 100 mm RST
Woofer: 2 x 150 mm RST
Frequency response: 32 Hz-35 kHz
Gain factor: 90 dB
Impedance: 4 ohms
Power handling: 80 – 200 W
Weight (unit): 23.3 kg
Weight (pair): 46.6 kg
Dimensions: 1000 x 185 x 335 mm