Bronze 5.1 has been released by Monitor Audio which is the new entry-level speaker range is the successor to the series of BX and has been revamped with a raft of driver and cabinet upgrades. The use of technology from the upmarket Platinum, Gold and Silver speakers allows you to sample the company’s renowned sound quality at a realistic price.
Unlikely, the conventional driver designs there is no hole in the middle, which makes the cone more rigid and proficient, as well as being less prone to break up when driven hard. Structural amendments to dome geometry and the drive mechanism help amend top-end accuracy.
While a new venting system channels air away from the magnet system into a rear chamber to help reduce deformation. Elsewhere, Monitor Audio’s HiVe II ports with rifled grooves speed airflow in and out of the cabinet.
Its new long-throw front firing 10-inch C-CAM driver stylishly covered by a panel of speaker cloth is backed up by a down-firing 10-inch Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) to boost low frequency extension and power handling. As a result, Monitor Audio says it delivers 6dB very good SPL than the previous W10.
As the movie progresses, sublime high frequency reproduction becomes Bronze’s defining feature. Every scene is bursting with detail and texture, peculiarly when the titular duo encounters a troll at the edge of the Dark Forest. The entire range is available in Black Oak, Walnut, Rose-mah and a new White Ash finish, which adorns our samples.
The vinyl veneer lacks the wow factor of a lacquered finish, but it is still built to a high standard. The center speaker is styled to the same high standard.
The combination of rounded corners, 5.5in steel-grey C-CAM drivers and White Ash styling works equally well, even though you will have to clear some shelf space to accommodate the bulky cabinet into your AV rack.
Monitor Audio’s fulfilled entry level package looks the business and presents a sublime functionality.