monitor audio studio loudspeakers

The Monitor Audio Studio loudspeakers join a small number of premium, high quality loudspeakers - past and present - that speaker manufacturers are choosing to release as a stand alone design, not belonging to a range. All of those that spring to mind have usually outperformed the same manufacturer's similarly priced models that do belong to a range, as the design brief for a "one off" loudspeaker has a single focus, unhindered by the needs of other models.

The design of the Monitor Audio Studio lends themselves well to traditional or contemporary spaces.

The Monitor Audio Studio loudspeakers join a small number of premium, high quality loudspeakers - past and present - that speaker manufacturers are choosing to release as a stand alone design, not belonging to a range. All of those that spring to mind have usually outperformed the same manufacturer's similarly priced models that do belong to a range, as the design brief for a "one off" loudspeaker has a single focus, unhindered by the needs of other models.

The design of the Monitor Audio Studio lends themselves well to traditional or contemporary spaces.

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The grille-less design of the Monitor Audio Studio doesn't restrict the driver's intended dispersion, and allows for as clean a design as you could wish for. This leaves the 'stars of the show' on permanent display, but when a speaker looks this good, why would you want a grille?

absolute performance

The Monitor Audio Studio features technology from their flagship Platinum II series of loudspeakers, and actually has more in common with the £15,000 PL500s than any other model in the Platinum range due to its driver layout.

 

The driver layout is the underused vertical MTM (mid/treble/mid) of which I am personally quite fond of. This approach uses a mid/bass driver above and below the HF unit, which gives the impression that the higher frequencies are coming from the centre of the lower frequencies, which produces a more natural sound and a more consistent dispersion than the usual layout of the HF unit above a single mid/bass driver.

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Monitor Audio speakers, Monitor Audio Studio speakers, the little audio company, Monitor Audio in birmingham,
Monitor Audio speakers, Monitor Audio Studio speakers, the little audio company, Monitor Audio in birmingham,

The bespoke Studio stands are a single slimline column design which can be filled to add ballast. The base plate is of a minimalist design, choosing four "arms" to sit on rather than a large imposing base plate. The stands are available with a grey column/black base, or all white to match the Studio colours.

£349 / pair

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Sandwiched between the dual 4" RDT II mid/bass drivers sits an MDP (micro pleated diaphragm) transducer, which rather than using a vibrating dome, works more like an accordion - an approach which is much more efficient at moving air due to its extremely low mass diaphragm, allowing the Studio to reach up to 60kHz from a two-way design.

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  • two-way design

  • dual 4" RDT II bass drivers

  • MPD HF transducer 

  • dual slot ported cabinet

  • 48Hz-60kHz (+/-6dB)

  • 86dB sensitivity

  • 4ohms impedance

  • H340mm x W156mm x D361mm

  • £995 / pair

  •  £499 ex demo pair in grey