Monitor Audio Gold 5G 300 5.1 Speaker System

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GOLD SERIES: THE GOLD STANDARD

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.


PERFORMANCE OF 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.

ARTISTRY IN CRAFTMANSHIP

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.

GOLD 300

The Gold 300 has been engineered to deliver a true audiophile experience. Premium driver technology taken from Monitor Audio's flagship Platinum II speakers has been melded with class-leading cabinet construction to produce a speaker designed to last a lifetime.

Gold 300 is the pinnacle of the range. Its deceptively large cabinet houses a 2½" (64 mm) C-CAM midrange driver with an MPD high-frequency transducer above and a pair of 8" (203 mm) RDT II bass drivers below, in a true three-way arrangement.

Also featuring a pair of rear-facing HiVe II ports delivering smooth airflow and ample bass reinforcement, Gold 300 is the ideal speaker for larger rooms. Its punch and dynamism are matched only by its subtlety and fidelity – Gold 300’s effortless authority, from a crisp 50 kHz at the top end to an earth-moving 30 Hz at the bottom, makes it perfect for any and all listening requirements.

GOLD C250 CENTRE SPEAKER

The Gold C250 has been created to bring every movie soundtrack to life and to give a powerful yet detailed performance. A truly immersive experience is guaranteed, and the speaker’s discreet form ensures it will look good in any room.

The centre speaker does the majority of the heavy lifting in any home cinema system – but that doesn’t mean a centre speaker must look like a heavyweight. Thanks to the compact dimensions of the 2½" (64 mm) C-CAM mid-range driver with a MPD high-frequency transducer module, and the 6½" (165 mm) RDT II bass drivers either side, Gold C250 is a three-way design without the big footprint you might expect.

Its wide dispersion characteristics make it a wide-screen listen, and it’s adaptable enough to sit happily between any of the speakers in the Gold Series.

GOLD FX SURROUND

The Gold FX has been designed to immerse the listener in a compelling surround sound experience. Monitor Audio’s premium driver technology ensures an unforgettable audio performance.

Nothing enhances your home cinema experience like a dedicated surround sound speaker. A compact, discreet design, yet able to pack in two MPD high-frequency transducers and two 4" (100 mm) mid/bass C-CAM drivers, Gold FX can be flush-mounted and can function in either bi-pole or di-pole modes at the flick of switch.

Monitor Audio are masters of the effects speaker, and the Gold FX represents the state of the art.

GOLD W12 SUBWOOFER

For lovers of deep and refined bass notes, the Gold W12 is a must-have addition to any speaker set-up. Every soundtrack is reinforced by the deep and balanced depth effortlessly delivered by our premium subwoofer.

All of the rumble and wallop of Hollywood’s most action-packed blockbusters is yours from the potent Gold W12 Subwoofer, in which a 12" (305 mm) long-throw driver is reinforced by a pair of Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABR) and powered by 600 W of Class D amplification. The power and scale this combination are capable of generating can be felt just as easily as it can be heard, thanks to its prodigious 20 Hz bass extension.

Gold W12 has a number of fine-tuning options, and thanks to Monitor Audio’s Automatic Position Correction (APC) system, the subwoofer can work at its optimum no matter where it’s positioned. And this is no blunt instrument – Gold W12 is just as capable of delivering all the music and harmonic detail of a kettle drum to the earth-shattering power of a volcanic explosion.

Settings adjustment is provided by the innovative controller mounted on the cabinet top panel, or by using Monitor Audio’s proprietary ‘SubConnect’ software. The settings provide four fully configurable user presets per input, including modes for; Flat/Music/Movie and Impact equaliser settings. Fine-tuning can be made by adjusting the frequency, slope, trim and equaliser filters for each pre-set. The Night Mode actively reduces the dynamic range of louder sections according to the level the listener desires.

FEATURES

• MPD high-frequency transducers – articulate, extended high frequencies, yet supremely smooth

• Bespoke bass and mid 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. Also featuring DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) optimised to reduce high-frequency cone break-up and further reduce distortion

• HiVe II ports – improved transient response and tighter bass, due to smoother air-flow

• Single bolt-through driver systems for increased cabinet rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling

• Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal cabling throughout – highest quality transfer through the signal chain

• Soft-touch top trim – giving a luxurious, premium quality furniture grade touch and appearance

• Bespoke magnetic grilles – clean visual styling, virtually acoustically transparent

• Punchy bass below 20 Hz

• Powerful 600 Watt Hypex Class-D Amplifier module, with switching power supply – provides instantaneous delivery of high current when required

• DSP processing with all control features and crossover performed digitally

• APC (Automatic Position Correction) – in-house developed automatic room set-up feature using microphone for simple system optimisation

• Top-mounted control panel

• Premium handcrafted cabinets featuring quality real wood veneer finishes in Gloss Ebony, Gloss Black, Walnut, and Satin White.

Frequency Response: +/- 3dB: 20Hz - 50kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1m): 90 dB

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms

Power Handling (RMS): 200 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 80 - 200 W per channel

Amplifier Output (Gold W12 Subwoofer): 600 W (RMS)