Monitor Audio’s story is intertwined with the evolution of their world-famous speaker lines. Driven by top-down innovation and ever more accurate acoustic analysis, each generation has grown in capability, achieving award-winning levels of quality, performance and value with every introduction.
Monitor Audio's restless desire for the most blissful combination of great sound and design at all price points, demands that where possible we share the technology across ranges so that driver designs and analytic tools developed upstream serve to enhance ranges further down. For example, this approach allows the Gold series to benefit from a version of Platinum’s extraordinary C-CAM ribbon tweeter; for Silver to inherit Gold’s ‘dished’ C-CAM driver designs, and similarly for Bronze to absorb the latest refinements in tweeter and driver engineering from the Silver project.
In many ways, Bronze has everything to gain from Monitor Audio’s dynamic forty-year design heritage. Enriched as it is with elements of Platinum, Gold and Silver, the brilliant Bronze series will transcend the expectations of its price class and eclipse even its venerated multi-award winning predecessor Bronze BX.
The slender Monitor Audio Bronze 5 delivers powerful, responsive bass lines that belie its stealthy appearance and surpass those of many much larger towers. Its 5 1/2” C-CAM® bass driver and 5 1/2” C-CAM® bass/mid driver are arranged in a two and a half way system configuration, operating in separate acoustic chambers with front and rear-firing HiVe ports to provide differential tuning for higher efficiency and greater low-frequency extension. The Bronze Five’s low-distortion architecture expertly combines clean, expressive mid and high frequencies with punchy room-filling bass lines delivering a naturally rhythmic and addictive blend of large-scale dynamics and detail from a surprisingly unobtrusive tower.
Products of the Year 2016: Monitor Audio Bronze B5 AV
"We play Taxi Driver on Blu-ray and are immediately struck by the film’s jazz accompaniment. Instruments are brilliantly organised and offered a generous amount of space in which to breathe, but most of all they are expressive and terrifically rhythmic."
"When Bernard Herrmann’s score is realised like this, it highlights Robert de Niro’s own improvisational delivery, giving purpose to the false starts and broken sentences."
"The sound dates the film as much as the flared trousers, but the package doesn’t hide behind that. Voices are clear, warm and expressive, there is depth to sounds such as the fizz of Travis’s Alka-Seltzer and real attack to the gunshots."
"This is a reasonably-priced speaker package, but that doesn’t restrict it from exploring the nuances of a dejected, lonely film." - What Hi-Fi? Read review here.
The Monitor Audio Bronze 5 5.1 package is comprised from the following products;
1 x Bronze Centre
• New C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
• New Twin 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass and mid-range drivers
• HiVe® port technology
• Single bolt-through driver systems for increased cabinet rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
• High-quality crossovers with premium grade Polypropylene film capacitors used throughout
• Rigid 18mm MDF cabinet construction employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet colouration
• Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes in Black Oak, Pearlescent Walnut, and a new White Ash.
Frequency Response: +/- 3dB: 37Hz - 30kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1m): 90 dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling (RMS): 120 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 30 - 120 W
Cabinet Design: Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear. HiVe®II port technology
Crossover Frequency: LF: -6dB @ 600Hz, MF/HF: 2.8kHz
Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 140mm (5 ½") C-CAM® bass. 1 x 140mm (5 ½") C-CAM® bass mid-range driver. 1 x 25 mm (1") gold dome C-CAM® tweeter.
External Dimensions: 850 x 165 x 248 (H x W x D mm)
Weight (Individual): 11 Kg