The Wall-Hugging, Space-Saving Surround
A great surround sound experience usually comes at the expense of living space. But the wall-hugging Silver RX-FX surround speaker from Monitor Audio doesn't gobble up valuable room real estate. Yet it still provides a convincing, enveloping timbre-consistent surround sound that places you on the edge of your seat and at the heart of the action.
Discreet enough to be flush-mounted on side or rear walls, the RX-FX speakers will blend with the system and your décor so completely you’ll wonder why you ever thought of compromise. It’s also immensely flexible sonically, offering direct or diffuse sound effects at the flick of a switch.
The Silver RX-Centre uses an advanced 6" RST cone C-CAM mid-bass driver incorporating RST technology, for better damping and improved mid-range clarity. It also has dual 1" C-CAM gold dome tweeters with damped rear chamber, providing improved clarity and wider operating range to make better use of HD audio formats. The sealed cabinet design delivers accurate performance even when installed in cabinet or close to a wall.
"Timbre Matching Was Superb"
"The RXFX surround speakers' timbre matching was superb," notes Brent Butterworth in his May 2010 Sound + Vision review of an RX-series home theater system. "As objects flew past me during the movie's driving scenes, the sound effects were remarkably consistent as they shifted from the front speakers to the surrounds. This characteristic helped the system produce an enveloping effect that drew me into whatever I was watching."
"A Classy, High-Quality Package"
"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.
"The RXFX surround speakers' timbre matching was superb - as objects flew past me during the movie's driving scenes, the sound effects were remarkably consistent as they shifted from the front speakers to the surrounds. This characteristic helped the system produce an enveloping effect that drew me into whatever I was watching."
"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