Monitor Audio Platinum Series
Standing at nearly 1.2m tall, the PL300 is a majestic three-way floor-standing loudspeaker possessing the ability to generate the power and scale required to fill a larger room with awe-inspiring sound. Jaw-dropping dynamics, combined with supreme agility give the PL300 the power to paint the widest and most luminous of sonic pictures. It is a true wide-bandwidth speaker system, reproducing clean, natural frequencies ranging from 28Hz to 100kHz. Extremely accurate drivers, very low distortion networks and a sublimely inert cabinet structure combine to create a loudspeaker of immense sonic integrity: neutral, lifelike and totally refined.
The latest addition to Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum range is a compact version of the universally acclaimed PL300 loudspeaker, designed for an even broader range of environments. In a skilful re-sizing of the PL300 (the PL200 occupies approximately 1/3 the volume of the PL300), Monitor Audio’s engineers have taken great care to preserve all the sonic virtues and design excellence of the larger speaker. By utilising a re-scaled 6.5” version of the Platinum 8” bass driver and by re-configuring the Platinum mid-range Tapered Line Enclosure (TLE) to align co-axially with the PL200’s HiVe®II bass reflex port, they have endowed the smaller PL200 with the spiritual essence of its universally admired range-mate.
Just how successful Dean Hartley and his team have been in this endeavour can be measured by the near parity of PL200 and PL300 performance specifications, despite the new design’s significant re-scaling. For all the practical advantages conferred by the smaller enclosure, the PL200 surrenders only a little bass extension to the PL300 and cannot quite match SPL and power handling. In other performance parameters the PL200 and PL300 are comparable, proving that within the new PL200 design there is little compromise.