Monitor Audio Revises Its Gold Series Speakers

Monitor Audio's Dean Hartley told me that he's been busy, revising the Gold Series (ranging in price from $2000/pair for the Gold 100 to $3500/pair for the Gold 300). He described the changes a "facelift rather than a complete revolution."

The driver cones have been changed, using the rigid surface technology previously used in the Silver series. There's been a change in driver profile, with improved dampening of the cone, and tweaking of the crossovers to accommodate these changes. The sonic results are said to be improved clarity in the upper midrange compared to the old Gold series. Oh, and the metal grille—which I criticized in my review of the Platinum PL200 has been replaced by a cloth one.