The Monitor Audio Silver 300 floorstander retains the familiar award-winning configuration of its predecessor, with several crucial improvements to drivers. The full three-way design delivers class-leading mid-range, while a pair of long-throw 6½-inch bass drivers work together to produce incredible power from the tall, but slim cabinet design, making it the perfect choice for serious audiophile and AV installations.
The three-way configuration allows each driver to be optimised to do a better job over a narrower frequency band; the only real way to deliver elevated performance in every respect. Superlatively natural mid-range comes courtesy of a dedicated 4-inch driver, specially designed with ‘under hung’ voice coil and motor system. This technique ensures the voice coil always remains in the magnetic gap under all conditions for demonstrably lower distortion than usually found at this level – an advance which can be immediately heard.
Coupled with higher overall impedance and better overall system damping, the cabinet can be placed close to a wall. However, this is a serious audiophile speaker, capable of delivering seismic levels of bass extension. For optimum performance, a distance of just 12 inches (30 cm) is needed between the speaker and wall, allowing the system to breathe and perform optimally. High overall sensitivity makes this new Silver 300 easy to drive with a modest, high-quality amplifier delivering precise, dynamic music or film to fill a medium to large room.
System Format 3-way
Frequency Response (-6 dB) 32 Hz – 35 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 90 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance 3.5 ohms @ 146 Hz
Maximum SPL 116 dBA (pair)
Power Handling (RMS) 200 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements 80 – 200 W
Bass Alignment Bass reflex. HiVe II port system
Crossover Frequency LF/MF: 570 Hz
MF/HF: 3.5 kHz
Drive Unit Complement 2 x 6-inch RST bass driver 1 x 4-inch RST mid-range driver
1 x 1-inch (25 mm) Gold Dome C-CAM tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions (excluding grille and terminals) 1000 x 185 x 300 mm
(393/8 x 75/16 x 1113/16-inch)
External Dimensions (including grille and terminals) 1000 x 185 x 329 mm
(393/8 x 75/16 x 1215/16-inch)
External Dimensions (including out-rigger plates, feet and spikes) 1034 x 252 x 367 mm
(4011/16 x 915/16 x 147/16-inch)
Weight (each) 20 kg