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.
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.
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.
A further leap in dimension brings still greater rewards in the form of the outstanding PL300 II.
Standing at over a metre in height and designed to move the air in larger listening environments, the PL300 II will energise your listening across an enormous sound stage, magically studded with an abundance of natural detail. Its four-driver system involving twin 8" RDT II drivers, 4" TLE loaded midrange and MPD tweeter, captures all the fluid tonal complexity and dynamic richness of each performance on a truly orchestral scale.
"The ideal speaker would reproduce recorded music without adding any sound of its own. Of all the speakers I've reviewed over the years, the Monitor Audio Platinum PL300 II came closest to this ideal." Noted Robert Deutsch, who reviewed the grand Platinum PL300 II speakers back in 2016.
Now a whole year on, Stereophile have awarded the floorstanding speakers with its Product of the Year Editors Choice award for 2017.
In the original review, Deutsch praised the solid quality and value of the speakers, making them his "new reference". - Stereophile (2016). Full review here.
• 2 x 8" RDT II long-throw bass drivers
• 4" RDT II mid-range driver
• MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high-frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
• 2 x 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
Frequency Response: - 6dB: 28Hz - 100kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1m): 90 dB
Maximum SPL: 118 dBA (Pair)
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Power Handling (RMS): 300 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 100 - 300 W
Cabinet Design: Two HiVe II ports, Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure
Crossover Frequency: LF/MF: 500 Hz, MF/HF: 3.4kHz
Drive Unit Complement: 2 x 8" RDT II long-throw bass drivers, 1 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver, 1 x MPD high-frequency transducer
External Dimensions: 1118 x 433 x 518 (H x W x D mm)
Weight (Individual): 54.5 Kg