30 YEARS OF GOLD SOUNDS

4ow a break­through in metal al­loy re­search led to a re"olu­tion in sound for your li"ing room

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on­i­tor Au­dio has been at the heart of the Bri­tish hi-fi in­dus­try for over 40 years. It’s built a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence in myr­iad ar­eas and at ev­ery price.

It does bud­get book­shelf speak­ers hand-crafted, floor­stand­ing be­he­moths tiny, wall-mount­able sur­round speak­ers even wire­less all-in-one sys­tems that play ev­ery­thing the in­ter­net (or your smart­phone) can throw at them.

The range is di­verse, but you can al­ways tell a .on­i­tor Au­dio prod­uct. Each one has an ef­fort­less, time­less classi­ness to its de­sign – and there’s a fam­ily sound, painstak­ingly honed through fa­nat­i­cal at­ten­tion to de­tail.

That ded­i­ca­tion runs through ev­ery part of the com­pany’s R D process. It re­sulted in the dis­cov­ery that the ul­tra-strong, ul­tra-light C-CA. ma­te­rial could be used for its driv­ers – and there­fore con­sign the del­i­cate, prone-to-dis­tort, and heavy, leaden-sound­ing driv­ers of the time to the sonic dust­bin.

Turns out, .on­i­tor Au­dio was re­ally on to some­thing, and the com­pany’s sonic sig­na­ture, which it con­tin­ues to per­fect and re­fine to this day, was born. Read on to find out how.

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