"Capable of Pinning You to the Couch"
Here's an affordable way to get a premium multi-channel speaker system for movies, music, and more. Our Monitor Audio package consists of one pair of Monitor Audio Gold GX200 floorstanding speakers for the main left and right channels, the Monitor Audio Gold GX150 center channel speaker, one pair of Monitor Audio Gold GX-FX surround channel speakers, a Monitor Audio Gold GXW-15 powered subwoofer, and 100 feet of Kimber Kable KWIK-12 speaker cable, a $250 value FREE!
Monitor Audio Gold GX200 Floorstanding Speaker
Amazing scale and impressive dynamic control are the hallmarks of the Monitor Audio Gold GX 200 floorstanding speaker. The slender three-way design accommodates the GX ribbon transducer and twin 5.5" bass drivers below a 4" midrange driver housed in a dedicated enclosure. With high overall efficiency, wide bandwidth and vanishingly low distortion, the GX200 delivers the 'DNA' of the company's Platinum series for a performance comparable with the very best high-end speaker systems.
"Monitor Audio’s Gold GX system is a well-crafted speaker package that’s capable of pinning you to the couch on movies and drenching your ears with detail on music," raves Al Griffin in Sound+Vision magazine for March 20, 2012.
"Plenty of fine detail is well projected, even when the system is playing at whisper-quiet levels," notes Paul Messenger in Issue 349 of Hi-Fi Choice magazine. "The stereo soundstage is always well detached from the speakers themselves, with precise central image focus, a well located lateral spread and a decent attempt at delivering appropriate depth perspectives…"
"The GX200s are visually stunning and serve up a refined, high-quality sound, gliding through music with natural confidence and ease," marvels England's What Hi-fi? magazine. "If you like your speakers to have that effortless feel, you should definitely audition a pair of these."
Proprietary Ribbon Transducer
Monitor Audio invests much of its design energy in the refinement of proprietary drive units. As the engines of sound they transform myriad electrical impulses into the wide, vividly accurate audio canvas that distinguishes Monitor Audio from its rivals. The critical GX elements are based on the ground-breaking Platinum drivers, developed from decades of expertise and meticulous fine-tuning.
The amazing GX ribbon is derived from the globally acclaimed Platinum C-CAM ribbon transducer. Its fabulously efficient wideband design operates at the velocity of the fastest natural sounds, reproducing the entire harmonic spectrum of every note at frequencies way beyond the audible threshold. The range of this extraordinary driver is such that you will experience the authentic tonal character of the highest sounds, as well as the inherent nature of the mid-band vocal region to which the ear is most sensitively tuned.
Advanced Bass Drivers
Having perfected the reproduction of high frequencies and their harmonics, Monitor Audio's engineers were presented with the challenge of integrating the mid and bass fundamentals with the same degree of accuracy. The company turned to critical computer-driven FEA (Finite Element Analysis) tools to optimize the behavior of the GX bass and mid-driver motors, selecting large voice-coils, powerful magnet structures and rigid, vented die-cast driver chassis to power their ultra-sophisticated ribbed RST C-CAM cones with the precision of a finely- engineered piston.
Monitor Audio's definitive C-CAM alloy blends the exceptional properties of aluminum and magnesium to form an ultra light but ultra-strong radiating surface, responsive to the smallest impulse and resistant to the bending forces of the most explosive transients. The C-CAM driver diaphragms are strengthened further with RST ribbing to create the greatest rigidity for the lowest mass. This means that in action, GX drivers will deliver a vivid cadence of uniformly clear audio from the lowest note to the crossover with the GX ribbon.
Crossover components are critical. They directs the incoming frequencies to their respective drivers, so they're the subject of sustained engineering TLC. Monitor Audio's engineers used decades of experience, including their ears, to hand pick and trial each component, listening to hundreds of permutations before finding perfection. For optimum isolation, individual driver crossovers are mounted on a dedicated panel accessible from the underside of each speaker. The adjacent GX speaker terminals are gold plated to maintain signal integrity and contact reliability from the source to the crossovers. All GX speakers are wired internally with specialized PureflowSilver cable.
The Perfect Cabinet
For the drivers to achieve their full potential they need to operate in an environment as carefully specified and designed as the drivers themselves. Each GX enclosure is hand-built from multiple laminations of MDF. Its rigid and curved nature, aided by radial internal braces and bolt-through driver fixings, inhibits unwanted vibrations and internal standing waves to the extent that all you hear is the pure sound from the drivers. For added stability the die-cast alloy base plinths of the floor-standing models and the dedicated GX speaker stand provide a solid foundation for superior acoustics, enhanced by hand-milled spikes. Non-slip rubber pads are supplied to protect wood floors.
Gorgeous Design Aesthetics
Working within the parameters set by our acoustic engineers, Monitor Audio's in-house industrial design team was charged with finding a blend of materials and geometry that would complement the exceptional GX sound. The shimmering finishes that envelop the sensationally slender GX design are a testament to the team's success. A mirror-like luster from every surface reflects the love and care invested in its evolution: beneath the piano sheen are eleven layers of lacquer, built-up individually to achieve the luxurious depth of finish.
Once assembled the real-wood cabinets are hand-veneered to ensure absolute precision in the joinery and in the grain matching between each pair. And to accentuate the clean GX styling all seven models feature the latest 'floating' magnetic grilles.
Monitor Audio Gold GX150 Center Channel Speaker
Monitor Audio's ultra-compact Gold-series GXC150 center speaker is small enough to fit into most AV racks and is designed to match the smaller GX speakers in a modest home theater set up. However, because it shares its tonal characteristics with all GX models, its capabilities are also compatible with any GX system design.
The GXC 150’s lustrous sealed cabinet is home to twin 5.5” drivers and the GX ribbon high frequency driver in a two and half way configuration, providing superior dispersion across a range from 55 Hz to 60 kHz. The specialized high frequency ribbon offers exceptional detail and vocal intelligibility, enhancing communication with you whether you're enjoying movies or multi-channel music.
Monitor Audio Gold GX-FX Surround Channel Speaker
Matching the extraordinary tonal accuracy of its GX range-mates, Monitor Audio's Gold-series GX-FX surround speaker provides direct or ambient surround sound, which may be switched manually or automatically via a 12V signal from the processor to accommodate the functionality of high-end home or professional theater applications. Amazing as it may seem, the GX-FX’s slim wall-hugging profile incorporates no fewer than six drivers.
In monopole mode for discrete side or rear sound channels, its front-firing 6.5” RST bass/mid driver and C-CAM ribbon transducer deliver accurate ultra-wideband sound to match the tonal balance of any GX speaker combination. In dipole mode the GX-FX uses two pairs of side firing 4” C-CAM bass/mid drivers and 1” C-CAM gold-dome tweeters, combined with the tailored output from the front-firing bass/mid driver to provide wonderfully diffuse yet tonally precise surround effects. The GX-FX can be flush-mounted on side or rear walls. Installation is made easy by the inclusion of an adjustable bracket, which allows leveling and adjustment prior to fixing.
Monitor Audio Gold GXW-15 Powered Subwoofer
Monitor Audio's Gold GXW-15 is a brilliant example of state-of-the-art subwoofer design. In a gloriously glossy, rigid compact enclosure, you'll find an ultra-long throw 15" C-CAM bass driver, triple suspended for a full 1.5-inches of linear excursion.
Featuring a massive magnet structure, and under the DSP control of a 650W D2Audio DSP controlled amplifier, this extraordinary deep bass generator brings a new dimension to bass, and reference results for SPL, dynamic control and headroom. It may deliver taut gut-churning bass all the way down to a seismic 18Hz, but the GXW-15 is also an intelligent design, featuring an advanced automatic room correction system called LEO (Listening Environment Optimizer). LEO simply and automatically eliminates the detrimental bass boost of boundaries and corners through the use of a microphone and test tones.
The GXW-15's sealed enclosure and front firing driver make it easy to install. Calibration from the front-mounted controls and dimmable LED display is simple, even from a distant position. It's equipped with a 12V trigger and remote control with four user EQ pre-sets.
Kimber Kable KWIK-12 Speaker Cable
Dual-gauge configuration KWIK-12 from Kimber Kable boasts a large-gauge and small-gauge conductor for each channel, or four spiraled conductors in all. This unique 12-awg strand design, along with Kimber's special-recipe dielectric, adds up to one of the best sounding bulk cables for home theater and distributed sound you're ever likely to hear. The slippery PVC outer jacket pulls easily through walls.
Monitor Audio Gold GX200 Floorstanding Speaker
Monitor Audio Gold GX200 Floorstanding Speaker
"Plenty of fine detail is well projected, even when the system is playing at whisper-quiet levels… "
"The efficacy of the enclosure shape and construction technique is evident enough in the way the sound is notably free from any boxy character. The stereo soundstage is always well detached from the speakers themselves, with precise central image focus, a well located lateral spread and a decent attempt at delivering appropriate depth perspectives, too..."
"Although this speaker has a decidedly modern appearance, we did find that its tonal balance was very well suited to replaying old-fashioned vinyl discs, as this medium tends to have a sweeter and slightly more restrained presence than CD in general and the more compressed examples of modern recording practices in particular."
"We also found the GX200s very satisfactory on day-to-day TV and radio viewing and listening, as these sources in particular require the superior voice band intelligibility that goes part and parcel with the Monitor Audio."
- Paul Messenger, Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Issue 349
"The GX200s are visually stunning and serve up a refined, high-quality sound, gliding through music with natural confidence and ease. If you like your speakers to have that effortless feel, you should definitely audition a pair of these."
- What Hi-fi? magazine
"Monitor Audio’s Gold GX system is a well-crafted speaker package that’s capable of pinning you to the couch on movies and drenching your ears with detail on music."
"Its price is perhaps higher than the average speaker buyer might be willing to pay, but then again, the performance of this Monitor Audio system is anything but average."
- Al GriffinSound+Vision magazine, March 20, 2012