An Outstanding Communicator of Music and Movie Audio
The Monitor Audio Silver 6 floorstanding speaker incorporates new 'continuous uninterrupted dish' 6" C-CAM RST bass driver and 6" C-CAM RST midrange driver in a 2.5-way system configuration with Silver's new 1" C-CAM tweeter. Excellent dynamics combined with a naturally rhythmic sonic character and a tight, controlled bass make the Silver 6 an outstanding communicator of music and movie audio in medium to large rooms.
"Where the entry into individual notes and sound is concerned there’s nothing to touch them – this sort of unarguable, straight-edged accuracy is rare at any price," notes England's What Hi-fi? magazine, February 19, 2014 "You need to hear them pronto."
"This is a speaker for the long haul, one that you can set up and forget," reports Philip Beaudette in his August 1, 2014 review for SoundStageAccess.com. "After living with them for a while, I can say that this British speaker is the perfect solution for someone who cares about good sound, but who views a stereo as a means to an end – music – rather than an end in itself."
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.
"Where the entry into individual notes and sound is concerned there’s nothing to touch them – this sort of unarguable, straight-edged accuracy is rare at any price."
"If you value sky-high finish and build quality, and prize accurate description of the individual elements of a recording, you need to hear them pronto."
- What Hi-fi? magazine, February 19, 2014
"At $1500/pair, the Monitor Audio Silver 6 is a no-brainer. Its buyer benefits from the expertise of a company that has been building speakers for over four decades, during which time they’ve developed or adopted a lot of technology to refine and improve their designs."
"This is a speaker for the long haul, one that you can set up and forget. After living with them for a while, I can say that this British speaker is the perfect solution for someone who cares about good sound, but who views a stereo as a means to an end – music – rather than an end in itself."
- Philip Beaudette, SoundStageAccess.com, August 1, 2014
|Write Your Own Review|
|For the money you can't do better|
These sound neutral, homogenous and are well adapted to all styles of music. Bass is precise, although not overpowering. Mids are as authentic as possible in this price class and highs have the right mix between crispness and a silky smooth presentation. All in all, this summs up to a clear, very neutral and balanced sound which is really fun and entertaining. There's even some warmth in the music, showing very welcome on the majority of all kinds of music! At this price point I don't think you can do better.
|- HiFi Geek, CT|
Listening to the Silver 6 speakers with a Cambridge Audio stereo receiver in a 2 channel setup. Mine are placed ten ft apart and toed in very slightly. For best imaging the factory recommend for them to be placed several feet away from side walls and rear walls. I have a fairly large 24' X 19' room and they fill the room with sound nicely. These speakers have a very nice natural sound that sounds great if your recording is of a high quality. They don't make up for a bad recording by coloring the sound of a low fidelity recording. They do a good job of reproducing the total spectrum of sounds. I am using with a SVS powered sub-woofer, but when I turn off the sub the bass sounds of the Silver 6's are tight and powerful. I would be happy with the bass without the sub for most recordings. Highs are clear. I heard brighter sounds on CDs when I first got them, but the brightness disappeared after a day or two of use. Mids are well represented. Having owned Polk and Epos speakers previously, I would rate these Monitor Audio's a very good value and have recommended them to friends who are also happy BTW.
|- Ellis G, MA|
I got these after listening to the Monitor Audio Bronze speakers for two years and yes, these sound better. My conclusion is the superior materials used in their CCAM/MP II drivers account for such accuracy and neutrality. Highly recommended!
|- Rogers C, NE|
Bravo, Monitor Audio! What more can I say? At this price, I see no rivals. Excellent dynamics, soundstage, uncolored rendering and even a generous amount of bass that belies their size. For this money, could not recommend them high enough.
|- Gibson T, TX|
|Cannot Recommend More Highly|
As a long time audio nut, I have owned many brands of speakers - American, British, Canadian, etc. These babies are without a doubt the best sounding speakers that I have owned. They play all music genres without effort. The build quality is exceptional. The dimpled drivers are amazing. The sound quality is stunning. My listening room is 14x22 and a pair of these Silver 6's fill it and the attached rooms of my apartment effortlessly. Highly recommended.
|- Griff F, OH|
This is a very attractive speaker which sounds as good as it looks. They are perfect for my room and sound amazing on both vinyl and hi-res music files through my NAD C368 integrated amp. I have owned several other speaker brands before, but none sounded this good. Footnote: they take about two days to break in.
|- Joe M, IL|
|Pay Little For A Lot Of Sound|
These are just wonderful speakers that I would almost want to keep in my room even if they didnt sound great - but they do. They sound very natural and open and crystal clear on the high end. My room is average-size, 12x20. I don't feel the need to add a sub, however if I had a larger room i'd go for the Silver 8's. I listened to a lot of speakers before buying these and found you can pay a lot more but not get the quality of these.
|- Bloomer I, PA|
With these in my system my sound has a very transparent sound stage and good low-frequency response. They are absolutely beautiful in walnut finish. Good size - not too large but not too small, either. They sound great and i did not notice lower performance during break in. I have mine powered with a Vincent SV-500 tube/hybrid amp. Its a heavenly combo. My room is average size and I don't need a subwoofer. Maybe that's because of the Vincent which has rock solid bass. They sound great on all type of music.
|- J.L.T., FL|
These were a good choice to combine with my Musical Fidelity M3 amp. They have a nice stage and good bass for the size. High end is very natural. Not like the KEFs I had which were sometimes too bright. Drivers look amazing and I listen with grills on. Walnut finish looks better than expected.
|- Peter J, ON|
These speakers punch way above their price class with clarity and finesse. The build quality is exceptional. The sound quality is stunning. My listening room is pretty large - 14ft by 22 ft - and a pair of these Silver 6's fill it effortlessly. Highly recommended.
|- Joyce Q, DC|
But, really, what can I say ? For this price point, I can find no rivals. Excellent dynamics, soundstage, uncolored rendering of instruments and vocals plus solid bass that belies their size. For this money, could not recommend them high enough. They are a steal.
|- Leo A, NY|