Monitor Audio Platinum PL100 II Bookshelf Speaker

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PLATINUM SERIES: PURITY

If a pin drops, you’ll hear it. When the orchestra plays, it plays for you, so vividly and with such effortless scale you’ll believe you’re ten rows from the stage. This is the magic of high-end audio as experienced through the Platinum II speakers. Whether it’s a power chord exploding from a towering backline, the majesty of a choir soaring in union or the spell-binding gravity of a solo performance, you’ll sense the chemistry of music and musician more than ever before.

Play films and re-live the drama as if they’d written you into the script. As soon as you discover the sheer authenticity of Platinum II, everything will become clear.

That moment will be our reward as well, because we love to share the excitement of creating sound, bursting with natural energy and dynamics. For over forty years our work as engineers and audio enthusiasts has been dedicated to this unveiling. With our most advanced driver, crossover and acoustic systems set within luxurious cabinets, we’ve tuned the virtues that have won Monitor Audio worldwide acclaim to a new intensity, allowing rarefied audio transparency to be revealed and enjoyed. Platinum II is our magnum opus, as inspirational and satisfying to us as we hope it will be to you.

PRECISION

The Platinum II cabinets are a statement of immaculate craftsmanship. Each is hand-built with the expert precision of the finest furniture makers, employing multiple laminations of veneer that are formed into a curved rigid shell.

For the finish, natural wood veneers in Natural Ebony are pair-matched, applied and hand-coated with 11 layers of clear gloss piano lacquer, then polished to reveal the glowing lustre in the grain. Platinum II models are also available in a penetrating piano black gloss lacquer, which will offer a luxurious contrast with room décor.

The front baffles are hand-upholstered with the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead and used to distinguish many luxury British brands. Such is the level of care lavished on the Platinum II enclosures that each requires as many as 144 hours to complete.

PERFORMANCE

Platinum II offers you genuine audiophile performance with stunning design and materials specification.

In the pursuit of ever lower distortion, no detail has been overlooked. Through meticulous FEA modelling, we’ve optimised the operation of electrical, mechanical, magnetic and acoustic systems, introducing new discoveries to meet ambitious performance goals.

The Platinum II range deploys an enhanced generation of RDT bass and mid-drivers, and for the first time in a Monitor Audio product, the MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high-frequency Transducer.

Including improved crossover and speaker terminal designs together with proprietary ARC, TLE, HiVe II technologies, Platinum II builds on the award-winning advances of over forty years to create a high-end speaker range that is utterly faithful to the source.

PLATINUM PL100 II

All the wonder of Platinum II’s crystal clear tonal precision is concentrated by this beautiful little two-way speaker comprising a single 6.5" RDT II mid-bass driver and MPD tweeter.

Easy to place in-room the PL100 II will nevertheless belie its compact dimensions with a wide-open soundstage punctuated by breath-taking dynamics and imaging so stable you can almost touch it. A bespoke floor stand (available separately) will position the PL100 II at the perfect listening height.

FEATURES

• 6 ½" RDT II bass / mid driver

• MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high-frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II

• Single rear HiVe II port

• Patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound

• Bespoke speaker terminals and footings

• Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion

• Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics

• Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality

• Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead

• Individual driver grilles

• Finish options: Ebony natural wood veneer with clear gloss piano lacquer. Also available upon request, Santos Rosewood wood veneer or Piano black gloss lacquer

• Optional dedicated floor stand available

Frequency Response: - 6dB: 40Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1m): 88 dB

Maximum SPL: 112 dBA (Pair)

Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms

Power Handling (RMS): 120 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 60 - 120 W

Cabinet Design: Single rear HiVe II port

Crossover Frequency: 3.0kHz

Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 6 ½ " RDT II bass/mid driver, 1 x MPD high-frequency transducer

External Dimensions: 372 x 225 x 326 (H x W x D mm)

Weight (Individual): 14.94 Kg