Bookshelf Speaker with Revolutionary Driver Design
The Monitor Audio Silver 2 boookshelf speaker features a powerful 8" C-CAM RST bass/mid driver in a compact two-way design. Higher overall efficiency and driver size deliver excellent dynamic headroom with the extended bass normally associated with floorstanding speakers.
Unlike conventional driver cones, the new C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) RST (Rigid Surface Technology) bass and midrange drivers take the form of a continuous uninterrupted dish. Strengthened by a uniquely dimpled surface, their greater area radiates more sound, and driven by a larger voice coil and motor, delivers greater efficiency and a cleaner, more accurate response.
Inspired engineering has also produced the Silver tweeter. Silver's new 1" C-CAM tweeter design vents internally around the outside of the magnet system into a large rear-loading chamber. This releases pressure at the back of the tweeter while producing much lower resonance and better overall damping. You'll experience a wider, more accurate, and extended frequency response for greater harmonic authenticity and a smoother more natural handover with the bass drivers.
The New Silver Series
If you love fabulous sound and design, get ready for a blissful experience. The new Monitor Audio Silver Series delivers a unity of form and function that is as precise as it is compelling. It's the product of over forty years of speaker development, invested with a love for accurate audio.
Features introduced by Monitor Audio's prestigious Platinum and Gold series speakers have been enhanced, and recent innovations in driver engineering have been incorporated across an extended new line-up.
Super-slender and finished in a choice of rosenut, walnut, natural oak, and black oak real-wood veneers (and in devastatingly chic gloss black and white), the new Silver series is made to re-energize entertainment in your home.
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.
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I have had experience with Monitor Audio speakers before. I replaced my Silver RX-6s with these, as I wanted to downsize to a smaller speaker. I purchased the Silver 2s in gloss white. For looks, they are just a beautiful pair of speakers. I have had them a couple of weeks now, and have yet to place the grills on them. But, lets get to the sound. When I heard them for the first time, my first words to describe the sound was authority. They commanded attention right out of the box. Not for an overpowering sound, but just a full overall sound. They do not sound like an downsize from the rx 6s which BTW are excellent, but a complete upgrade. The initial sound was just clean and tight. I did not heard sounds I did not hear before, just better. They have been broken in a bit now, but they really do need about a month or more to come into their own. They are connected bi-amped to a Denon AVR-X3000 with audioquest speaker wire. I have no need for a sub when I am listening to any type of music from classics to reggae. I do use a sub when I watch movies, except for the Eagles Farewell Tour 1,no sub needed. I have an older M A center channel speaker that blends in well with these. They are located in a media room 16 x 20 with 9ft ceilings. But, most important, how do they sound. Before I purchased these, I went to a High-End Hi-Fi store and auditioned a pair of 5K British speakers and a huge smile broke out over my face. Unpacked these babies and heard them for the first time, and again, an even bigger smile broke out over my face. That is the best way for me to describe them. They are just that good. No measurements needed. If you have the opportunity to get them, just do it!