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36 minutes ago, petetherock said:

  big bass and an equally prominent treble 

you have to partner them with a warm amp unless high treble notes are your thing..

Quite so.

Fortunately the new Silver series is vastly more balanced and a quantum leap all round in everything they do.

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OK. So long as you don't mind a messy room and some not-so-good photos. Once I get everything organised and tidy again in the room/rack. I will post some better pics.   I am in the

I have been an MA fan since they were first sold in Australia.   At the time I was working for the importer/distributor and also the retail arm of the business.  I  cannot remember how many

My MA Silver 8's in Walnut Excellent build quality and performance, wont be parting from these anytime soon.    

I'm a fan of Monitor Audio. I currently have a Monitor Audio Silver home theatre setup (Silver 6, Silver centre, Silver FX and 2 atmos in ceiling speakers) combined with a SVS SB3000. For movies, music and gaming it's been fantastic. 

 

We have just bought a new house and the open plan nature of the lounge room and some aesthetic ideologies has meant that me and wifey have agreed to compromise on the setup. Dropping down to a 3.1 setup but upgrading the speakers. After much research and listening to a fair few speakers (brands and models) in my price range, I couldn't go past the new 5G gold series. Yesterday I ordered the Gold 200 and Gold C250 in white (I'll keep using the sub I have). Looking forward to setting them up and dialing them in.

 

Going to list my silver setup shortly (blatant sales plug 😀). I'll be very sad to see it go, but I can't really justify holding on to it.

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11 minutes ago, paulie83 said:

I'm a fan of Monitor Audio. I currently have a Monitor Audio Silver home theatre setup (Silver 6, Silver centre, Silver FX and 2 atmos in ceiling speakers) combined with a SVS SB3000. For movies, music and gaming it's been fantastic. 

 

We have just bought a new house and the open plan nature of the lounge room and some aesthetic ideologies has meant that me and wifey have agreed to compromise on the setup. Dropping down to a 3.1 setup but upgrading the speakers. After much research and listening to a fair few speakers (brands and models) in my price range, I couldn't go past the new 5G gold series. Yesterday I ordered the Gold 200 and Gold C250 in white (I'll keep using the sub I have). Looking forward to setting them up and dialing them in.

 

Going to list my silver setup shortly (blatant sales plug 😀). I'll be very sad to see it go, but I can't really justify holding on to it.

 

The Gold 200’s look nice...

 

Also always good to see customers upgrading in the same brand.

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On 08/09/2019 at 6:58 PM, STROP said:

@rantan as usual post pics about your latest purchase, or it didn't happen😄

 

OK.

So long as you don't mind a messy room and some not-so-good photos.

Once I get everything organised and tidy again in the room/rack. I will post some better pics.

 

I am in the process of re arranging my rack and my prized Pioneer PL 50 is absent for now while it has a new and much better phono lead replaced.  I am also going to use the blank bottom shelf for some of my museum pieces and then tidy up the cabling.

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7 minutes ago, Braddles 63 said:

Awesome @rantan Thanks for sharing mate.

You are very welcome mate. I am working on a decent review and better photos at some point in time when they are fully run in.

( The manual suggests about 100 hours and ongoing improvements after that).

Frankly, if they are going to be a lot better than they are now, I will be one very happy camper.

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I finally got round to auditioning some Silver 300s and some Kef R 7 floorstanders.

Obviously  @rantans golden ears have finally given up the ghost. Both speakers sounded tonally thin, sterile, lacking in dynamics and entirely without that totally unscientific commodity - engagement. 

Surely it couldn’t have been the fault of a  $6k Nad - we all know all amps sound the same.  (Sarcasm intended). 

Actually a little shocked at how bad things sounded.  I need to go back for a listen with a proper amp. 

 

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2 hours ago, buddyev said:

I finally got round to auditioning some Silver 300s and some Kef R 7 floorstanders.

Obviously  @rantans golden ears have finally given up the ghost. Both speakers sounded tonally thin, sterile, lacking in dynamics and entirely without that totally unscientific commodity - engagement. 

Surely it couldn’t have been the fault of a  $6k Nad - we all know all amps sound the same.  (Sarcasm intended). 

Actually a little shocked at how bad things sounded.  I need to go back for a listen with a proper amp. 

 

One man's meat..........

If you can get to hear the 500 they are definitely more tonally balanced but perhaps they just aren't your cuppa. Even gurus disagree sometimes. 😀

I must admit I wasn't going to bother after hearing the 300 but I am so wonderfully pleased that I did.

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I would really be interested in your opinion of the 500 model if you can audition them.

I share your thoughts on the 300 completely but if you feel the same about the 500 I would be amazed.

Chalk and cheese. 

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29 minutes ago, rantan said:

One man's meat..........

If you can get to hear the 500 they are definitely more tonally balanced but perhaps they just aren't your cuppa. Even gurus disagree sometimes. 😀

I must admit I wasn't going to bother after hearing the 300 but I am so wonderfully pleased that I did.

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I would really be interested in your opinion of the 500 model if you can audition them.

I share your thoughts on the 300 completely but if you feel the same about the 500 I would be amazed.

Chalk and cheese. 

I think you might have missed my sarcasm there L - I'm sure your assessment of the speakers is spot on and I plan to persevere with them at another store! I believe the failing — if thats what it was — was with the amp and not the two sets of speakers I heard.  The Nad reminded me of an even less capable version of that Primare amp that neither of us much cared for — charmless and sterile. For a $6k amp I'd expect something a whole lot better.  

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1 hour ago, buddyev said:

I think you might have missed my sarcasm there L - I'm sure your assessment of the speakers is spot on and I plan to persevere with them at another store! I believe the failing — if thats what it was — was with the amp and not the two sets of speakers I heard.  The Nad reminded me of an even less capable version of that Primare amp that neither of us much cared for — charmless and sterile. For a $6k amp I'd expect something a whole lot better.  

Nah, it's all kosher for me mate and don't worry, I am never precious at all.

 

I actually think your assessment of the 300 is astute.

They actually brought on a headache when I heard them, I blamed everything except the speakers but they lack bass and as a result they sound thin, shrill and cold. Even being objective, the $3K I spent on the 500 sis probably equal to the best buy I have made this decade ( along with my  still-in residence B&W CDM 9NT.

I swap them around periodically and love 'em both.

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11 minutes ago, rantan said:

Nah, it's all kosher for me mate and don't worry, I am never precious at all.

 

I actually think your assessment of the 300 is astute.

They actually brought on a headache when I heard them, I blamed everything except the speakers but they lack bass and as a result they sound thin, shrill and cold. Even being objective, the $3K I spent on the 500 sis probably equal to the best buy I have made this decade ( along with my  still-in residence B&W CDM 9NT.

I swap them around periodically and love 'em both.

I was told by a sales person that the silver 300’s were designed to be set up in a 5.1 config and hence has less in the low end than the 200s (or the 500’s too I would assume). He said the 200’s have a more even tonal balance than the 300’s which are lacking in bass. 

 

I didnt audition either of these to see for myself. Just 3rd hand info which may support your choice.

 

I did however ever hear the silver 50’s which were just great. Also heard bronze 5’s which I did not rate. Very boomy uncontrolled bass and shrill highs.  I would buy the silver 50’s over bronze 5’s. Want to hear silver 100’s. Hopefully would fill a room better but keep the same tonal balance as the 50’s. 

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@Kasman

 

100% agree mate. I reckon the two best models by far, in the Silver range, are the 100 and the 500. I also agree that the 300 lack bass and it is very interesting to read that they (may ) have designed them this way.

Certainly, it would explain a lot of anomalies that the 300 shouldn't have for 2 channel, but which would work fine for 5.1. Very interesting indeed. It really does complete the jigsaw puzzle.:)

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Picked up my First pair Of Monitor Audio Monitor ONE's 2 days ago for 70 bucks not knowing really what to expect.

 

They are my first listen to Monitor and im finding myself continually drawn back to the room for a listen, VERY impressive defiantly a fan!!!

 

Even the wife came in for a listen and rates them.

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On 03/10/2019 at 2:24 PM, ollie_08 said:

Enjoying what the the MA Silver 8's are delivering👍

 

 

 

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I would only ever consider getting rid of my Silver 8s for something further up the MA tree. Nice to see them set up s well too. 👍

 

On 03/10/2019 at 5:07 PM, rantan said:

Nah, it's all kosher for me mate and don't worry, I am never precious at all.

 

I actually think your assessment of the 300 is astute.

They actually brought on a headache when I heard them, I blamed everything except the speakers but they lack bass and as a result they sound thin, shrill and cold. Even being objective, the $3K I spent on the 500 sis probably equal to the best buy I have made this decade ( along with my  still-in residence B&W CDM 9NT.

I swap them around periodically and love 'em both.

This is concerning as I really dont want to have to consider, gulp, more "upgrades"......😔

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@crisis if you like what you hear, do you need to consider an upgrade, remember there is always something better, i have had my Monitor Audio RS6's for 15yrs so for, and a pair of Bronze BX2's for a couple, no plans to change

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Heads up for anyone here considering MA. 

 

Melbourne hifi have a pretty decent sale on Gold 100, 200 and 300's.  And they will audition with hours notice (I rang them).

 

The 300's are down from 10k to just over 6k. They are brand new and they have to order from MA, said 24 hours so in hifi talk maybe 2 weeks?

 

Anyway, still a bargain.

 

 

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On 16/11/2019 at 10:36 AM, wen said:

@crisis if you like what you hear, do you need to consider an upgrade, remember there is always something better, i have had my Monitor Audio RS6's for 15yrs so for, and a pair of Bronze BX2's for a couple, no plans to change

 

 

Definitely. But this doesn't help....

On 16/11/2019 at 11:51 AM, rodders3 said:

Heads up for anyone here considering MA. 

 

Melbourne hifi have a pretty decent sale on Gold 100, 200 and 300's.  And they will audition with hours notice (I rang them).

 

The 300's are down from 10k to just over 6k. They are brand new and they have to order from MA, said 24 hours so in hifi talk maybe 2 weeks?

 

Anyway, still a bargain.

 

 

 

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Picked up a set of MA Bronze B2 in mint condition for a second room 2 channel setup. Paired up with a 70’s amp they are delightful. I am scared to drag my Bronze 6 into this setup as they wont go back I am sure. 

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On 03/07/2019 at 9:29 PM, candyflip said:

I've had my eye on the Bronze One or Two's for months now.... just waiting to pull the trigger to replace my older Mission MX-1's. Haven't heard them, but have heard much *about* them.

 

Someone is trying to tempt me away with a pair of Elac Debut B5.2's, and/or the Cambridge Aero 2's as well - so I'm really torn. All of them get great reviews from the UK audio press.....  :frantics:

I'm in a similar situation. I'm sick of the crap audio from my newish bravia so I've done some basic research and without having listened to anything my cross-hairs are now down to two options to experience and compare first. First is Yamaha wxa-50 with either Monitor Audio Bronze 2 or Silver 100. OR a set of KEF LSX. Just need some time to get to a local KEF dealer which is Miles away from me. 

 

For me its as basic as it gets. I need something smallish and its just for sports audio and an occasional bit of music. 

Very appreciative of any other suggestions. 

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34 minutes ago, NAYR said:

Very appreciative of any other suggestions. 

Suggestions (alternative) to another thread/topic please. This is the Monitor Audio owner's thread.
Thanks :)

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Just reviewed the new Bronze 100...

I can't post links but you know where I write..

 

Lovely stuff and the build quality is awesome... 

 

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Just started breaking in my first MA speakers (Bronze 2) yesterday and unless I heard wrong the sales guy said to only listen at low-medium volume for 30 hours or something crazy. I’ve never heard of this but just googled it because frankly I wanna pump the music!

 

I didn’t find anything mentioning limiting volume, on the contrary one source said to  play it loud 😁

 

I don’t want it loud usually, but around half power at least. 
 

Anyway, I knew straight away they were pretty good speakers. Better than what I’ve had before. I have a decent Yamaha 5.1 setup, but they’re probably better than them too. Not broken in yet but hearing some nice clarity and resolution. Not as amazing as I was lead to believe, but very good for less than $600 new. And still early days.. surprising for such diminutive things.

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Hi,

 

I am new to this thread and new owner of older model of the Monitor Audio speakers, i.e. 2 pairs of the RS8 and the equivalent centre speakers which were purchased from eBay and from this forum. I was in Eastwood Hifi which is now located in Dural and happened to listen to the Monitor Audito Bronze 6 speakers as fronts and their Bronze 1 and centre speakers. I was very impressed with the monitor audios the 1st time I listed to them in a Hifi store in Sydney CBD. I read generally very good reviews of the brand and decided to purchase 2nd hand which was within my budget. 

 

I enjoyed them but still need to sit-down to listen to them in great lengths. As of the member mentioned, I have to turn-up the volume from 60 to 65 to enjoy them.  

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Since acquiring, my bronze 2s have been on the top of my Hifi unit, along with turntable, amp and Bluesound Node. They sounded good. Then I placed four whites small squares under each. I didn’t notice a difference. Then today, I placed them on my custom made stands that have around a 10 degree upward angle, and they really came alive. 

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