After the worldwide success of the Bronze range, Monitor Audio has developed a new, more affordable range, while maintaining the DNA that made the Bronze range so successful. The Monitor Audio Monitor 50 bookshelf speakers are part of this Monitor range.
MONITOR AUDIO MONITOR 50: DESIGN AND CONNECTIONS
The cabinet making is simpler and is assembled with less complexity than on superior ranges. Obviously, it is mainly on this point that the manufacturer saved money.
The other components that make up these speakers offer a quality similar to that of the Bronze range, or even identical.
The Monitor 50 are available in a black, white, or walnut vinyl finish.
The Monitor 50 can connect to the amplifier via a single plated gold speaker terminal on the back of the speakers that accepts bare wire or banana plugs.
MONITOR AUDIO MONITOR 50: TWEETER AND LOUDSPEAKER
The tweeter is placed in the upper right corner of the speaker, reducing the size of the cabinet and giving it a unique cubic shape.
The 25mm dome tweeter is exactly the same as the one found in the Bronze range of Monitor Audio. It is gold-plated in C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium Magnesium). It has continuously received many awards for its qualities of finesse and timbre.
The low midrange is ensured by a superb 13cm woofer with a MMP II driver cone. This woofer is recognizable due to its orange driver cone. Apart from its unquestionable performances, it brings a contemporary style to the Monitor 50.
The bass/reflex load is ensured by a HiVe II port technology providing a better transient response and tighter bass. Although it is on the back of the Hi-Fi speaker, it has been damped so that you can place your Monitor 50 close to a wall.
MONITOR AUDIO MONITOR 50: TESTING AND LISTENING
Despite their small size, these Monitor 50 speakers offer a sound restitution that is not proportionate to their small dimensions.
The restitution is rich in details and offers a surprising restitution for speakers of this range.
MONITOR AUDIO MONITOR 50: UNBOXING AND SETTING UP
The Monitor Audio Monitor 50 speakers are the more compact model of the Monitor range. It was designed to be placed in a bookshelf or on a sideboard with limited space.
In addition to their vintage look, the Monitor Audio Monitor 50 bookshelf speakers offer a musicality that will enable to build inexpensive but performing small Hi-Fi systems. Furthermore, they can be used to replace the plastic speakers in mini systems or economical all-in-one systems.
Frequency response: 55 Hz – 30 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1m): 87 dB
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Maximum SPL: 109 dBA
Power handling (RMS): 70 W
Recommended amplifier requirements: 15 – 70 W
Load type: bass/reflex load
Drive unit complement: Hive II port technology
Bass midrange woofer: 13 cm MMP II
Tweeter: Black C-CAM 25 mm
Crossover frequency: 2.8 kHz
Dimensions: 310 x 201 x 298.3 mm
Weight: 3.56 kg