Bookshelf Speakers - Whether you are looking to upgrade your Hifi or add some detail to your surround sound system the Monitor Audio Silver 100's are the key to audio heaven.
OUR VERDICT - Okay, you caught us out - This verdict is the same as the rest of the Silver range, that's because Monitor Audio have worked their magic to provide the same tonality and experience with each speaker. The only thing that changes as you go through the Monitor Audio Silver range is the size of the speaker and the size of the performance it provides.
The Silver 100's performance isn’t short of energy. Echoing their premium siblings musicality, detail retrieval and scale. We start with the Kylie Minogue Abbey Road Sessions Album. The songs recorded on this album include her mainstream pop hits but they are presented in a more grown up, seductive fashion. Not only is this album beautifully recorded but it also has flitting tempos and stereo interplay which make for great tests of timing and rhythmic aptitude.
There’s never a dull moment as the instrumental parts switch between guitar strums and playful bass lines. while the vocals consist of sensual nuances.
The Monitor Audio Silver 100's keep it all in check, clocking different dynamic signatures and tracking overlapping instruments in a spacious, orderly soundstage so that nothing feels like a mere footnote. It’s an interesting delivery, and the MA's demonstrate their adaptability as we jump between genres.
Even with something from Daft Punk – whose ambient sounds could easily be deemed uninteresting when heard through dynamically flat speakers – the Monitor Audio Silver 100's have the subtlety to pick out textures and discern dynamics without combing over intricacies.
With effortless concentration they ride the tracks undulating waves of techno beats, taut punchy and punctual through the Silver 100's woofer. The Monitor Audio's ability to anchor the deep foreboding notes allows them to communicate threat and peril effectively.
Monitor Audio have also thought about how the speakers will look in your chosen room, if you like the look of the distinctive drivers then leave them naked. The Monitor Audio Silver 100's are available in White, Black, Rosewood, Natural Oak & Walnut finishes meaning that whatever your chosen style of decor the MA's are sure to complement it. - Thoroughly Recommended.
High output and effortless dynamics make the Silver 100 an ideal choice for medium to large rooms in two-channel stereo or multi-channel application.
Silver 100 features a massively powerful 8-inch C-CAM RST bass/mid driver rigidly fixed into a relatively compact two-way cabinet in a configuration that while relatively traditional by modern standards has a lot to offer. There is no real substitute for big drivers and their relative ease of moving air efficiently. Thus, they can deliver incredible dynamic headroom and bass extension, a feature normally reserved for floorstanding speakers.
A two-way, ported design, the Silver 100 relies on a new, 25 mm C-CAM tweeter made from the brand’s proprietary Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium, and featuring a vented Neo magnet system, to create the cleanest possible highs. The HF unit is coupled with a specially-designed 8-inch bass/mid driver featuring a concave ‘dished’ C-CAM cone profile for incredible levels of damping and improved mid-range clarity. You’ll certainly hear the difference with Silver.
Award Winning Heritage
Revered by audiophiles around the globe, Monitor Audio’s award-winning Silver Series enters its sixth generation with a host of new features to make it the best-performing ever.
Sit back and prepare to enjoy this fabulous combination of engineering excellence and fabulous design whatever your hi-fi or home theatre loudspeaker requirements. Choose from stand-mount, floorstanders, centre channel, surround and subwoofer designs to create your perfect home system.
Whatever you choose from the Silver Series you will love the fabulous sound and design, which is the result of over 40 years of loudspeaker development to produce accurate audio with aesthetic perfection. Wallow in abundant dynamics, rich textures and immense detail and enjoy the holographic clarity and pinpoint imaging which every Silver Series model creates.
Prepare to re-live your music collection with Silver.
- Unique RST Cone profile for best diaphragm rigidity and lowest distortion
- Cast-polymer driver chassis design for improved rigidity and damping characteristics
- HiVe II port technology ensures linear transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother airflow
- Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling means the highest-quality transfer through the signal chain
- High-quality crossovers with premium grade, bespoke polypropylene film capacitors, air-core and low-loss laminated steel-core inductors for maximum signal transfer
|Frequency Response||40 - 35 kHz|
|Bass Driver||200mm C-CAM RST|
|Treble Driver||25mm C-CAM Gold|
|Sensitivity||88 dB ( 1W @ 1M )|
|Power Handling||120 Watts|
|Nominal Impedance||8 Ohm Compatible|
|Dimensions||375 x 230 x 329 MM
( H x W x D )
|Weight (Each)||9.3 Kg|