Monitor Audio Platinum PLC350 II Centre 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 PLC350 II CENTRE SPEAKER

Experience the difference in a heartbeat. Surrounded by the natural audio transparency of the astonishing PLC350 II in concert with the PL300 II, or PL500 II, you’ll be lifted to the stage and compelled to take part.

This is theatre on a professional scale but with the authentic presence, detail and texture that only very finest high-end audio design can conjure.

The PLC350 II’s system of twin 8" RDT II bass drivers, 4" RDT II midrange and MPD high frequency transducer will personalise the nuance of each whisper. When at least sixty per cent of the film’s emotional content is directed through the centre channel, the PLC350 II provides the extraordinary focus that transports you, exhilarated, to the end of every performance.

FEATURES

• 2 x 8" RDT II bass driver

• 4" RDT II mid-range driver

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

• Two 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: 32Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1m): 90 dB

Maximum SPL: 114 dBA (Pair)

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms

Power Handling (RMS): 250 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 100 - 250 W

Cabinet Design: Two rear HiVe II ports, Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure

Crossover Frequency: L.F/M.F 780 Hz, M.F/H.F 3.3kHz

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: 290 x 800 x 404 (H x W x D mm)

Weight (Individual): 43.0 Kg