MONITOR AUDIO MONITOR 50
Monitor Audio has gone all square with its new Monitor 50 bookshelf/ standmount, which is the smallest model in its new-for-2018 Monitor Series.
Rather than being rectangular, the cabinet is square—which we wouldn’t have thought would be great for standing waves—and houses a 140mm-diameter bass/midrange driver and a 25mm-diameter ‘C-CAM’ tweeter. The cabinet is reflex-loaded, with the port at the rear. The bass/midrange driver uses Monitor Audio’s distinctive translucent orange-coloured MMP II (Metal Matrix Polymer) for its cone material, while the tweeter’s dome is made from what Monitor Audio says is ‘ ceramic coated aluminium magnesium’ (hence C-CAM).
Monitor Audio specs the Monitor 50’s frequency response at 55Hz– 30kHz ±3dB, the sensitivity at 87dBSPL (1w/1m) and the impedance at 8 (nominal). The speaker isn’t exactly square, by the way, because it actually measures 206×206×237.8mm (HWD), but the depth figure does include the grille and the single set of rear speaker terminals. The cabinets are available in black, white or walnut finishes.
For more information, contact Monitor Audio’s Australian distributor, M & G Hoskins on (02) 9597 3683 or at www.qualityhi .com.au