The Monitor Audio Silver 10 floorstanding speakers use much of the solutions used on the British manufacturer's Platinium and GX lines. These mighty three-way floorstanding speakers feature 4 drivers. The high frequencies are handled by a new 25 mm C-CAM® tweeter. It features a new damped chamber that takes the frequency response to above 35 kHz and reproduces a finer and brighter treble than competitor tweeters. The mids are driven by a 10 cm RST cone driver. This driver was designed specially for this speaker and the Monitor Audio Silver 8 speaker. Its modified motor and coil reach a high level with a very low distortion rate. The bass range is reproduced by two 200 mm C-CAM RST cone drivers. All the 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 10 speakers are double bass/reflex models. To this end, they feature two Hive ® II bass-reflex ports that open onto the back of the cabinet. They accelerate 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 cabling 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 an MDF stand with isolation spikes. The build and assembly quality are flawless! The 6 available finishes (lacquers or wood) are also striking!
These Monitor Audio Silver 10 are revealing of the electronics and sources. Their transparency and definition can showcase the defects of some elements. The sound reproduction is transparent and very vibrant. It has very little colouration, which results in stunning realism, in particular with vocals. The soundstage is hugely extensive! Orchestral masses stand out between the speakers with a very live reproduction! The bass is amazingly extensive and articulate. Electro music lovers will not be left frustrated! But though they may be devastating on certain sections, they are also able to reproduce the subtleness of the music. These Monitor Audio Silver 10 floorstanding speakers are incredible value for money. For less than €2,000 the pair, this is definitely a great deal!
Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Franck
Tweeter: 1 x 25 mm C-CAM
Midrange: 1 x 100 mm RST
Woofer: 2 x 200 mm RST
Frequency response: 30 Hz-35 kHz
Gain factor: 90 dB
Impedance: 4 ohms
Power handling: 80 – 200 W
Weight (unit): 26 kg
Weight (pair): 52 kg
Dimensions: 230 x 1050 x 300 mm