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Monitor Audio Silver 300 loudspeaker Measurements

Thu, 02/22/2018

COMMENTS
Indydan's picture

Ugliest tweeter grill ever!

Staxguy's picture

Any relation to Indy Audio Labs, creators of the lovely Aragon Iridium and 8008 Power Amplifiers, Indydan?

I kind of see your point with regards to the grill, but I don't mind it in the slightest, myself.

At $2,000.00 / pair, that's sort of (for me) a classic price point for Stereophile Class B, circa the Aragon heyday.

Heck, that's $400 less than the PSB Stratus Gold i, or the same price (MSP) as the original.

And speaking of Gold, what I find interesting is that Monitor Audio now, with their Silver range, use their traditional gold-plated tweeter.

A friend of mine still has his Monitor Audio MA1800 Gold Loudspeakers in his system, and they have a more tradition wire mesh protector...

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/ca/05/faca0582e144b4bf1074d3e05224a132--mon...

Whereas the Gold (and Platinum) range now uses a ribbon style tweeter.

Something you might find in the warehouse if you're an Indiana Jones, Jones Soda, typo sort. :)

Indydan's picture

No relation to Indy audio labs.

w1000i's picture

I like it alot and I hope they paint the midrange same color with similar grill.

@John Atkinson

The cumulative spectral-decay plot looks good, put I have a question about what make a speaker have a good spectral-decay and how that reflect the sound?

volvic's picture

I have heard some of their more expensive speakers and absolutely love them. I do hope their partnership with Roksan bears fruit because I think Roksan needs a better presence here in North America and maybe with Monitor Audio's nice lineup this can happen. Would love to get a Xerxes and a pair of MA speakers.

ssimon's picture

Kal,
Would it be possible for you to post a diagram and/or photos of your Connecticut set up?
Thanks,
S

Kal Rubinson's picture

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Monitor Audio Silver 300 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Thu, 02/22/2018

COMMENTS
Indydan's picture

Ugliest tweeter grill ever!

Staxguy's picture

Any relation to Indy Audio Labs, creators of the lovely Aragon Iridium and 8008 Power Amplifiers, Indydan?

I kind of see your point with regards to the grill, but I don't mind it in the slightest, myself.

At $2,000.00 / pair, that's sort of (for me) a classic price point for Stereophile Class B, circa the Aragon heyday.

Heck, that's $400 less than the PSB Stratus Gold i, or the same price (MSP) as the original.

And speaking of Gold, what I find interesting is that Monitor Audio now, with their Silver range, use their traditional gold-plated tweeter.

A friend of mine still has his Monitor Audio MA1800 Gold Loudspeakers in his system, and they have a more tradition wire mesh protector...

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/ca/05/faca0582e144b4bf1074d3e05224a132--mon...

Whereas the Gold (and Platinum) range now uses a ribbon style tweeter.

Something you might find in the warehouse if you're an Indiana Jones, Jones Soda, typo sort. :)

Indydan's picture

No relation to Indy audio labs.

w1000i's picture

I like it alot and I hope they paint the midrange same color with similar grill.

@John Atkinson

The cumulative spectral-decay plot looks good, put I have a question about what make a speaker have a good spectral-decay and how that reflect the sound?

volvic's picture

I have heard some of their more expensive speakers and absolutely love them. I do hope their partnership with Roksan bears fruit because I think Roksan needs a better presence here in North America and maybe with Monitor Audio's nice lineup this can happen. Would love to get a Xerxes and a pair of MA speakers.

ssimon's picture

Kal,
Would it be possible for you to post a diagram and/or photos of your Connecticut set up?
Thanks,
S

Kal Rubinson's picture

Pages

Monitor Audio Silver 300 loudspeaker Specifications

Thu, 02/22/2018

COMMENTS
Indydan's picture

Ugliest tweeter grill ever!

Staxguy's picture

Any relation to Indy Audio Labs, creators of the lovely Aragon Iridium and 8008 Power Amplifiers, Indydan?

I kind of see your point with regards to the grill, but I don't mind it in the slightest, myself.

At $2,000.00 / pair, that's sort of (for me) a classic price point for Stereophile Class B, circa the Aragon heyday.

Heck, that's $400 less than the PSB Stratus Gold i, or the same price (MSP) as the original.

And speaking of Gold, what I find interesting is that Monitor Audio now, with their Silver range, use their traditional gold-plated tweeter.

A friend of mine still has his Monitor Audio MA1800 Gold Loudspeakers in his system, and they have a more tradition wire mesh protector...

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fa/ca/05/faca0582e144b4bf1074d3e05224a132--mon...

Whereas the Gold (and Platinum) range now uses a ribbon style tweeter.

Something you might find in the warehouse if you're an Indiana Jones, Jones Soda, typo sort. :)

Indydan's picture

No relation to Indy audio labs.

w1000i's picture

I like it alot and I hope they paint the midrange same color with similar grill.

@John Atkinson

The cumulative spectral-decay plot looks good, put I have a question about what make a speaker have a good spectral-decay and how that reflect the sound?

volvic's picture

I have heard some of their more expensive speakers and absolutely love them. I do hope their partnership with Roksan bears fruit because I think Roksan needs a better presence here in North America and maybe with Monitor Audio's nice lineup this can happen. Would love to get a Xerxes and a pair of MA speakers.

ssimon's picture

Kal,
Would it be possible for you to post a diagram and/or photos of your Connecticut set up?
Thanks,
S

Kal Rubinson's picture

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