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Customer Reviews

Monitor Audio Bronze 500

Floor-standing speaker (Walnut)

MFR # B6G500WN

Monitor Audio Bronze 500

Monitor Audio Bronze 500

Floor-standing speaker (Walnut)

MFR # B6G500WN

5 reviews
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Bright, spacious but lacking...

Mike from Langlois, OR on 11/23/2021

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I really wanted to like these little towers from Monitor Audio - and my wife wanted me to like them even more! They are lovely to look at - and the feel is good. The cabinets are unusually lovely in today's world of vinyl finished, ho-hum looks. But, they are not inexpensive, and they run into real competition from the ugly sisters (Elac and Klipsch). Thanks to Crutchfield's generous return policy, I ordered them together with a pair of Elac UF52. The Elac's are a little bigger and, by comparison, are poorly finished. The poor MA Silvers sound like car stereo speakers in direct comparison. I used to own a pair of Monitor Audio MA3's back in the UK, and I really thought I'd end up liking the 'British Sound' better. Ironically, the German Elacs had everything I expected (except looks) . They are: open, staged, dynamic, warm and just lovely - not syrupy but really emotionally satisfying. They may lack 'slam' but have good bass, deep and textured. On string bass and low cellos, they really had me smiling. I could feel the wooden nature of the instruments and still hear the bows feathering and the fingers sliding down the necks. Why couldn't Mr Jones persuade his owners to but a decent finish on them? I'd have paid another $200 or so for a veneer. Ah well, I can close my eyes and just listen. Oh, for reference, both were played through a BlueSound PowerNode N330. Both speakers were easily driven to high volumes.

Pros: Good resolution Sparkle - Life Cabinets are gorgeous

Cons: Lack warmth to the point of sterility Bass is tight but sadly lacking (even allowing for size) Sibilants pop too much - sounds lisping at time

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Better Than Bronze..

Crutchfield customer from Lakeland, FL on 1/31/2021

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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.

Cons: None.

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Close but no cigar.

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Brook, NJ on 12/30/2020

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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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Monitor Audio Bronze 500

Crutchfield customer from St Louis, MO on 10/4/2020

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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 .

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

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Monitor Audio Bronze 500

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 9/3/2020

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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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