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"Gorgeously Crafted" Bookshelf Speaker "With Plenty to Admire"
Monitor Audio's Silver 1 bookshelf speaker brings Silver Series excellence to a super compact design. The Silver 1 features a single 6" C-CAM® bass/mid-range driver featuring dimpled RST® cone technology in a classic two-way monitor configuration. Size-defying high output and dynamic delivery make the Silver 1 the ideal choice for small to medium rooms in two-channel stereo or multi-channel cinema systems.
In his Secrets of Home Theater and High-Fidelity review for February 29, 2016, Jay Haider reports, "Monitor Audio’s Silver 1 is a gorgeously crafted bookshelf speaker with mostly excellent engineering, surprisingly powerful bass, and world-class treble." According to Jay, "Sonically, the Monitor Audio Silver 1 has gutsy bass, and treble that’s a window into the source material. Monitor Audio’s Silver 1 does an awful lot right, looks beautiful, and is worth a close listen."
England's What Hi-fi? magazine calls the Silver 1 speakers "another excellent set of midrange standmounters with plenty to admire, and Monitor Audio has a right to be proud… What you get is a wonderfully detailed, dynamic and spacious performance, wrapped up in an exceedingly well-built package."
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.
Rigid Cabinet Construction
The Silver 1 boasts rigid 20mm MDF cabinet construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet coloration. An 'invisible' magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when the grille is off.
HiVe®II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass. Silver 1 uses Pureflow® Silver plated OFC copper internal cabling. The high quality crossovers incorporate premium grade polypropylene film capacitors.
"Monitor Audio’s Silver 1 is a gorgeously crafted bookshelf speaker with mostly excellent engineering, surprisingly powerful bass, and world-class treble."
"Sonically, the Monitor Audio Silver 1 has gutsy bass, and treble that’s a window into the source material. Monitor Audio’s Silver 1 does an awful lot right, looks beautiful, and is worth a close listen."
- Jay Haider, Secrets of Home Theater and High-Fidelity, February 29, 2016
"The Silver 1s are another excellent set of midrange standmounters with plenty to admire, and Monitor Audio has a right to be proud."
"What you get is a wonderfully detailed, dynamic and spacious performance, wrapped up in an exceedingly well-built package."
- What Hi-fi? magazine, April 14, 2014