I own a pair of the older Bronze BX6's and these 500's are a substantial leap forward. They have tons of low end bass, smooth midrange and silky highs. Unlike what a previous reviewer had stated, these do not sound boxy or bright in any conceivable way. When paired with comperable electronics and cables, these speakers just sing beautifully. They also throw out a huge soundstage. Much larger than any other tower speaker that I've heard.. These did not inherit the midrange bloat that the older BX6's were known for.. These speakers blend seemlessly from top to bottom. No bloat, no boom and definitely no sizzle. As far as I'm concerned, these should've been part of the Silver lineup. No gripes other than I thought the white versions were completely white. Didn't realize the front baffle is a light gray but that's fine. The sound makes up for any knocks for looks. There seems to be a reason why I keep coming back to Monitor Audio.. They know what they're doing.
Pros: Great natural sound and huge soundstage.
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Nice build quality, well designed speaker feet. The Monitor gold tweeter is really crisp without being too hot. The speaker sounds a bit too boxy for my tastes. The capability of the tweeter is beyond the other drivers, to me it sounded a bit overdriven and top/ mid heavy. I guess that might just be the monitor house sound. For me I prefer a more balanced integration of the highs mids and bottom.
Pros: Crisp well defined highs
Cons: Boxy sound, but.squared cabinet designs tend to do that.
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I already had MA speakers in white. I bought a white one to go along with my bronze 2 bookshelf speakers and center channel. It is amazing adds so much sound with great bass. Added bonus MA speakers are very attractive too .
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Excellent sound, can get a good deep base that works well for my Condo without bothering the neighbors and not using a subwoofer. Mostly used for home theater.
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