Monitor Audio’s decades of experience in producing groundbreaking, class-leading loudspeakers has resulted in this, the latest Gold Series. Uncompromised in concept, construction and sound, the new Gold Series has been designed to deliver performance to savour for a lifetime.
Monitor Audio loudspeakers are admired and acclaimed for their peerless combination of aesthetic beauty, flawless construction and exquisite sound. Each of the six models in the new Gold Series has been painstakingly designed and meticulously constructed by a team of dedicated engineers and craftsmen – every audiophile will be transfixed by the results of our desire and passion to produce the best loudspeakers money can buy.
If the best possible sound from a beautiful loudspeaker is your desire, our pedigree is incomparable. The new Gold Series is here.
Monitor Audio has taken technology from its acclaimed flagship range of Platinum II Series loudspeakers and adapted it to make the new Gold Series an immediate class-leader. The high-achieving Platinum II driver has been painstakingly developed and honed to make truly high-end audiophile levels of performance more affordable than ever before.
This remarkable level of audio fidelity is matched by the craftsmanship and engineering excellence of each Gold Series cabinet. From the clean good looks of the front baffle (Monitor Audio’s renowned single-bolt construction technology is to thank for this smooth appearance) to the delightfully tactile gold-plated speaker terminals at the back, every Gold Series speaker looks and feels as exquisite as it sounds.
Monitor Audio has brought just as much expertise to bear inside the cabinet as we have to the outside. A solute rigidity, judicious damping and rigorous attention to the details of cabinet bracing means each speaker’s cabinet disappears leaving just the intended radiated sound from the transducers. The Gold Series resists standing sound waves and unwanted resonances like never before.
This combination of world-class engineering and groundbreaking technology has resulted in a six-strong range of loudspeakers superlative in their versatility and performance.
To see, feel and hear Gold Series is to understand our passion, and to enjoy an undiluted audiophile experience.
The Gold 200 is the most compact floorstander in the series. As with Monitor Audio's other Gold stand mount and floorstanding speakers, it combines the driver technology of our Platinum II flagship speakers and beautiful cabinetry to stunning effect.
A more compact floorstander, the Gold 200 nevertheless delivers full-scale performance. Its three-way design features two 6½" (165 mm) RDT II bass drivers beneath a 2½" (64 mm) C-CAM mid-range driver with a MPD high-frequency transducer module, backed up by dual rear-firing HiVe II ports.
All but the largest rooms will benefit from Gold 200’s remarkably tight and textured bass response, deftly informative mid-range and smooth high-frequency attack. Regardless of volume or your listening position, Gold 200’s powers of communication will move you.
Simon Lucas at Hi-Fi + recently reviewed the Gold 200 floorstanding speakers, and they passed his test with flying colours.
In the test, Lucas commented that “they demonstrate some real strengths and areas of convincing expertise.” In particular, he noted that, “the Gold 200s remain organised, dynamically potent, and tonally convincing performers with composure that borders on the unflappable. And, it’s worth pointing out, they can do all this at volumes both negligible and oppressive.”
He also said that, “effective integration is key to the Gold 200s’ overall sound, and they succeed in managing rhythmic details as commandingly as details of tone or timbre,” and concluded that “the reasons to give the Gold 200s strong consideration are numerous, with their naturalistic and even-handed approach high among them.”
Hi-Fi+ loved it so much, they gave the Gold 200 their Editors Choice Award!
Read the full review in Hi-Fi+ 21st Anniversary Editor’s Choice issue #182 (April 2020)
• MPD high-frequency transducer – articulate, extended high frequencies, yet supremely smooth
• Dual 6 ½" bespoke bass drivers, featuring:
• RDT II Cone technology – specially developed sandwich cone technology using thin C-CAM, Nomex honeycomb core and woven carbon fibre back skin to return incredible stiffness, yet light and well-damped
• DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) – optimised to reduce high-frequency cone break-up and further reduce distortion
• Dual HiVe II ports – improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother air-flow
• Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling – highest quality transfer through the signal chain
• Soft-touch top trim – giving a luxurious, premium quality furniture grade touch and appearance
• Single-bolt-through driver technology – providing increased bracing strength, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
• Bespoke magnetic grilles – clean visual styling, virtually acoustically transparent
• Sturdy cast metal out-rigger feet with spike or rubber foot for carpet or hard flooring – provides more attractive appearance and takes up less floor space
Frequency Response: - 6dB: 35Hz - 50kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1m): 88 dB
Maximum SPL: 114 dBA (Pair)
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Power Handling (RMS): 200 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 80 - 200 W
Cabinet Design: Bass reflex. Dual HiVe®II port technology
Crossover Frequency: L.F/M.F 650 Hz, M.F/H.F 3.5kHz
Drive Unit Complement: 2 x 6 ½ " RDT II long-throw bass driver, 1 x 2 ½" C-CAM midrange driver, 1 x MPD high-frequency transducer
External Dimensions: 997 x 283 x 388 (H x W x D mm)
Weight (Individual): 21.90 Kg