Power Plus Fluid Neutrality
Monitor Audio's Bronze-series flagship BX6 offers the fluid neutrality of the BX5 tower, but brings the scale of its larger 2-1/2-way system into play. This potent configuration of twin 6-1/2” C-CAM bass drivers, single 6-1/2” C-CAM mid-bass driver, and 1” C-CAM tweeter adds effortless authority to a long list of BX range virtues. The drivers work in tandem with a rigid multi-chamber structure to reveal greater muscularity and refinement in music and film sound.
Despite its impressive power, the BX6 retains the elegant room-friendly proportions of the BX5. Its deceptively compact cabinet, finished in any of the beautiful BX vinyl wood finishes, will enhance the look of any environment.
The Bronze BX Series
Bronze BX blends the best of the company's award-winning predecessors with advanced technologies from it up-market RX and flagship Platinum ranges, Bronze BX far exceeds the standards of performance and quality you'd normally expect from a speaker in its price class. By using ever more accurate computer simulations and the latest materials, Monitor Audio has fine-tuned the acclaimed Bronze Reference, developing its astonishingly precise and naturally dynamic sound to place Bronze BX on a level way beyond the capabilities of many more expensive rivals.
A sophisticated acoustic design of dedicated driver chambers, rigid bracing, bolt-through drivers, and hard-wired connections ensures that the sonic impact of Bronze BX is as tangible and three-dimensional as the silky BX cabinets themselves.
New C-CAM Bass Drivers
One of the key BX design features is the use of high performance C-CAM alloy (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) for its bass drivers. C-CAM is extremely rigid and holds its shape during explosive film scenes and dynamic musical passages. It's also very light, giving high efficiency. This means that BX models will convey more dynamic detail at a naturally faster rate than ordinary speakers, so you can enjoy jaw-dropping musical resolution and movie surround sound action that enhances the highest definition pictures. To ensure ultimate reliability Monitor Audio optimized the bass driver system with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), strengthening the chassis at critical points and perfecting a more precise motor action for greater accuracy and deeper, more liquid bass.
New C-CAM Tweeter
Ever more advanced computer simulation has allowed Monitor Audio to optimize the C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) tweeter design to deliver higher sensitivity, greater detail and a wider bandwidth beyond 30 kHz. The new tweeter includes a dedicated chamber, which incorporates graduated damping to reduce undesirable resonances for a smoother, more accurate response.
Single Bolt-Through Drivers
Taking a page from Monitor Audio's highly acclaimed RX speakers, all BX drivers are secured on a single rigid bolt, which is fixed to the back panel and passes through the cabinet. This means that the driver effectively 'floats' in the front baffle and cannot transmit vibrations to the cabinet itself, thereby eliminating a common source of box coloration in more conventional speaker designs. The driver bolts also act to further brace the cabinet, adding rigidity and transparency to the system.
Bronze BX may be modestly priced, but it can still impart the spirit of luxury. To complement the slender proportions and precision finish of the BX design, magnetic grille attachment adds to a sense of fuss-free chic.
Crossover design has been optimized for each BX speaker. Incorporating audiophile-grade components, the new PCB layouts keep paths as short as possible to maintain high levels of signal integrity.
HiVE II Reflex Ports
A technology developed for Monitor Audio's flagship Platinum and mid-market RX speakers uses a series of rifled grooves inside the reflex port to speed the transit of air from the cabinet, resulting in more dynamic bass.
Resplendent in a choice of high quality vinyl wood finishes and built with the accuracy that exemplifies the Monitor Audio brand world-wide, the seven slender Bronze BX models will look gorgeous in any room. From their smart range ID baffle-crowns to their precision-machined footings, the Bronze BX speakers project an understated elegance, which borrows styling cues from Monitor Audio's flagship Platinum speakers.
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|Amazing for the price|
I finally had to replace my Infinity monitor/sub setup after years of faithful service & sometimes DCM Time Windows hooked into the crossover/ sub setup. I am amazed at what technology has wrought in full size speakers over the years, and for under $800! Since my main adcom/parasound amp/preamp is at our second home, and I wanted to try my Xmas gift for myself immediately, the speakers are currently hooked up to a Lepai LP-2020A+ amp, and either my Parasound Zcd player or my Rega/NAD turntable/preamp setup. First, these are large, relatively heavy speakers, and you do need a reasonably large room for them to shine. On the other hand, the speakers are quite sensitive, and sound very clean with the little 20 watt/channel Lepai. I can only wait to hear them with a good 150 watt/channel amp. Soundstage is very balanced and clear from anywhere around the sweet spot, with the speakers about 18 from the wall and about 6 apart. I used them with both the CD and USB function on the Zcd, playing classical guitar, Kieth Jarrett Well Tempered Clavier, the Pentangle, Bonnie Raitt, Stan Getz samba music, Brubeck & Miles. And even some Merle Haqgard. The usb music was flac to wav for best quality. In a small room I dont know how the base would sound -- in my 400 square foot living room the base was there without being muddy. For me the best thrill was with my vinyl records and the BX 6s. Everything from folk to classical to country & rock just sounded like I was there. I know Ill hear more detail and range with the big amp./preamp after the holidays, and for $2000 or more there are better choices, but I have to say that I am very very impressed with the sound for less than $1000.
|- Tony B, CA|
|Incredibly detailed sound in a large room.|
These speakers took about 2 days at moderate volume to break in. They went from sounding like two point sources to producing a well imaged soundstage. I am using them in a large room with a Marantz PM6004 amp. This is a great combination. They have excellent midrange and treble. To my ears they also have very tight bass that for some tracks produces a satisfying thump in my chest. One note, I am 58 and not a bass nut. On one album, I was very surprised that the bass was sufficient to make the needle on my turntable skip. But I am sure that some people will want more bass. I like being able to manipulate the bass by plugging or unplugging one or both bass ports. I also like the idea of each speaker being suspended by a rod at the back. The fit and finish on the speakers is excellent. These are great value for the price. Forget about next years model -- grab these while you can.
|- Nigel A, TX|