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.
All the audiophile-like transparency of Bronze’s low-distortion design regimen concentrated in the bass domain. This is Bronze bass, deeply provisioned, authentically proportioned and dynamically fleet of foot, re-tooled from the ground up to punctuate the sound of every New Bronze system with stunningly natural bass transients, timed to perfection. The sophisticated Monitor Audio W10 subwoofer is a Bronze original, featuring an exclusive trinity of uprated amplifier topology, powerful DSP processing and new long-throw driver design. Advanced switch-mode power conversion techniques, custom DSP tuning and a massive power reservoir combine to generate enormous dynamic headroom from the Class D power-pack, allowing the driver to drop low and punch hard without distortion for a truly sensational deep bass experience. A down-firing 10” ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) ensures that with the same compact footprint as its predecessor, the W10 delivers an incredible 6dB greater SPL at 40Hz. Choose how you enjoy the W10’s prodigious bass energy with pre-set EQ settings for music, movie or impact.
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
• Ultra long throw 10” driver featuring concave ‘dished’ C-CAM cone
• 10” flat panel ABR (auxiliary bass driver) mounted on the bottom to augment low frequency extension and power handling
• Powerful Class-D Amplifier delivering over 200W with low distortion
• Switch Mode power supply, designed to deliver high continuous rating and provides the instantaneous delivery of high current when required
• DSP processing with all control features and crossover performed in the digital domain
• Three pre-set EQ mode settings (Music, Movie, Impact)
• 12 volt trigger - provides switching control from AV amp, processor or home automation control system
• 18mm thick MDF construction
• Heavy cabinet bracing applied to provide stiff, low resonance cabinet
• Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes in Black Oak, Pearlescent Walnut, and a new White Ash.
Low-frequency limit: 30 Hz
Upper-frequency limit: 40 - 150 Hz Variable
Low Pass Filter Alignment: 12dB/Octave variable + 12dB Octave fixed @ 150Hz
Amplifier Output: 220 W (RMS)
Amplifier Classification: Class D Digital amplifier with switch mode PSU
Input Impedance 20K Ohms
Standby power consumption: 0.5 watts (ErP Certified)
Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 10" C-CAM® long-throw driver + 1 x 10" flat panel ABR
Cabinet Design: Sealed cabinet
External Dimensions: 320 x 320 x 330 mm (336mm high inc feet.) (Excluding grille)
Weight (Individual): 12.9 Kg