"Recommended Component" 2013 - Stereophile
"A Broad Range Of Strengths And No Weaknesses" – Stereophile
"Product of the Year" 2010, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
"Tonally Even-Handed and Barnstormingly Dynamic"
Monitor Audio's elegant floor-standing Silver RX6 design places the new wider bandwidth RX tweeter in concert with freshly designed 6" C-CAM bass and 6" C-CAM mid-bass drivers to form a balanced two-and-a-half way system. Separate chambers are used within the enclosure to provide differential tuning for the 6" drivers, producing higher efficiency and exceptional low frequency extension.
"Despite the advances made in
Stereophile magazine honored the Silver RX6 by including it in its "Recommended Components" list for 2013, noting its "superb measured performance."affordable speakers in the six years since I reviewed Monitor Audio's Silver RS6, its replacement, the Silver RX6, excelled in every parameter by today’s standards, demonstrating a broad range of strengths and no weaknesses," marvels Robert Reina in his Stereophile review for June 2012. "I can't think of another affordable speaker that better meets such a broad range of needs."
For such a slim, easy-to-position speaker, the innovative RX6 produces an extraordinarily wide bandwidth, enhanced with a natural tonality that breathes life into every format – even HD audio. An adjustable base plinth is supplied for added stability.
"Product of the Year" 2010p align= "justify">England's What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine for October 2010 named a Monitor Audio home theater speaker system anchored by the RX6 as "Product of the Year" for 2010. "The RX6 floorstanders are an excellent basis for a surround system, in as much as they're expressive, detailed, tonally even-handed and barnstormingly dynamic."
"Deep, Dynamic Bass"
"The RX6 staggered me with its deep, dynamic bass," raves Brent Butterworth in the May 2010 issue of Sound + Vision. "The RX6's dynamics left me pining for a dumb, loud action movie... "
"If you're in the market for a new home-theater speaker system, or even a pair of stereo speakers that offer a genuine taste of the high end in a classy, high-quality package, you owe it to yourself to give the Silver RX system a serious audition," notes Aron Garrecht in his June 2010 review for Soundstage Network. "Highly recommended!"
Ceramic-Coated Aluminum Magnesium Drivers
By refining its computer-aided Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Monitor Audio has developed new ways to shape its core driver material for even greater fidelity. C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) is very light and very strong, and so is ideal for the driver cones.
Monitor Audio's C-CAM gold dome tweeter now extends high frequency performance to beyond 35 kHz, enabling you to enjoy the full potential of current and future wide-band HD audio and home theater formats. A newly damped rear chamber provides greater control for a smoother more accurate response.
Advanced FEA simulations have also helped the process of fine tuning the RST (Rigid Surface Technology) C-CAM mid-bass drivers, originally created for Monitor Audio's celebrated Gold Reference speakers and now incorporated by the Silver RX range. Their super-stiff dimpled profiles are more resistant to break-up under high drive conditions and so produce a wider range of purer frequencies. Each driver's rigid, non magnetic cast polymer chassis is vented to improve airflow cooling and to equalize pressure around the driver motor, resulting in the ability to play louder and cleaner.
Bolt-through Driver Design
Single bolt-through driver fixings have the dual effect of improving cabinet rigidity while further reducing vibration at the driver/cabinet interface. By this innovative method, drivers are mounted on a single tensioned through-bolt, which is secured to the back of the cabinet. The bolt not only acts as a rigid cabinet brace to reduce box coloration, it removes the need for conventional driver fixings as well, effectively decoupling the driver and baffle to eliminate another source of unwanted resonance. The result is a more fluid communication of mid-range frequencies, and with the absence of front driver fixings, a cleaner more refined overall appearance, especially in tandem with RX's 'invisible' magnetic grille location.
HiVe II (High Velocity) Reflex Port
Developed for the flagship Gold Signature range, the HiVe II reflex port is shaped to have the same effect on airflow as a gun-barrel on a bullet. Rifled groves inside the port help to accelerate the flow and reduce turbulence, so that air moves in and out of the port more efficiently for a faster more dynamic bass response.
"Recommended Component" 2013 - Stereophile
"Despite the advances made in affordable speakers in the six years since I reviewed Monitor Audio's Silver RS6, its replacement, the Silver RX6, excelled in every parameter by today’s standards, demonstrating a broad range of strengths and no weaknesses…"
It was an ideal match for every type of music, from delicate female voices and jazz trios to bombastic orchestral and electronic rock music. And its small footprint, attractive but unassuming appearance, and clean, extended bass performance make it an ideal home-theater speaker: one that obviates the need for a subwoofer. I can't think of another affordable speaker that better meets such a broad range of needs."
- Robert Reina, Stereophile, June 2012
RX6 AV12 Surround System - 'Product of the Year' 2010, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
"The RX6 floorstanders are an excellent basis for a surround system, in as much as they're expressive, detailed, tonally even-handed and barnstormingly dynamic."
"Integration between the six speakers is first-rate, scale is considerable and unity unquestionable."
"Dramatic, dynamic, and beautifully balanced, there's a stack of detail on displayand the sort of poise and agility that's essential to make sense of the most testing rhythms."
"'A real crowd-pleaser, born to entertain,' we said of the Silver RX6 AV12 at this time last year, and nothing we've heard in the meantime has changed our minds."
- What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, October 2010
"The RX6 staggered me with its deep, dynamic bass."
"The RX6's dynamics left me pining for a dumb, loud action movie... The RX series system perfectly reproduced the four different sounds in Fast and Furious (roaring engines, squealing tires, throbbing music, and pummeling of lowlifes by Vin Diesel). Had I been blindfolded for this test, I'd have thought I was listening to a high-end system designed for a 25-seat home theater."
- Brent Butterworth, Sound + Vision, May 2010
"Time and again over the past few months I've been thoroughly impressed by Monitor Audio's Silver RX system, and will be sad to see them leave. My experiences of music, and especially of movie, through these speakers have left me with a strong impression: This system has the uncanny ability to make possible an emotional connection to the sounds it reproduces."
"If you're in the market for a new home-theater speaker system, or even a pair of stereo speakers that offer a genuine taste of the high end in a classy, high-quality package, you owe it to yourself to give the Silver RX system a serious audition. Highly recommended!"
- Aron Garrecht, Soundstage Network, June 2010
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These speakers are remarkable! My previous 2 sets of speakers were both more expensive than these, yet the RX-6 is better than anything I have owned before. Their dynamics,imaging, truth of timbre, and overall lack of distortion are fabulous for a speaker in this price range. Plus they are very attractive to look at! I have the natural oak finish. These are a must see and hear item even if you plan on spending much more money. You wont be disappointed!
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