Monitor Audio Studio 20 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-way dynamic floorstanding loudspeaker. Frequency range: 30Hz–24kHz (no tolerance given). Driver complement: One 6.5" aluminum-alloy cone bass/midrange driver, one gold-anodized aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter. Crossover frequency: 3.2kHz. Sensitivity: 88.5dB/W/1m.
Dimensions: 7.8" W by 32" H by 10.2" D. Weight: 42lb each (shipping), 35.2lb each (net).
Standard finishes available: Bombay rosewood, walnut, California oak, black ash. Custom finishes available: ash, natural ash, mahogany, dark mahogany, crown walnut, crown yew, oak, natural oak, santos rosewood, yew.
Price: $4499/pair, standard finishes; $5399/pair, piano black (1991); no longer available (2022). Approximate number of US dealers: 40.
Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Ltd., Cambridge, England, UK (1991); 24 Brook Rd., Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7XJ, England, UK (2022). Web: North American distributor: Kevro International Inc., 902 McKay Road, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3X8, Canada. Tel: (416) 428-2800. Fax: (416) 428-0004. Web:

Monitor Audio Ltd.
North American distributor: Kevro International Inc.,
McKay Road, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3X8
(416) 428-2800

DavidMA's picture

Interesting. $4500 in 1992 is equivalent to about $9500 today. So over time, as Monitor Audio has become more sophisticated, and its products evolved from two-way to three-way, 4-driver products (such is the case with Silver/Gold/Platinum floor-standing models), the relative price has fallen. I did not see in the article where the Studio 20s were manufactured. I assume that for a relatively high price like that, these were produced locally rather than in Asia. Seemingly, Monitor's move of production to Asia allows for us to consume the subsequent evolution of their products at a lower price. I own a pair of Platinum PL-300s, and they are quite good - even when compared with speakers on the other side of $50k. So I agree with many reviewers who typically conclude that Monitor Audio (especially the Silver series) is one of the great values in high-end audio. They seem to be a greater value as time progresses.