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Monitor Audio Bronze Center

Center channel speaker (Black Oak Vinyl)

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Overview

Our take on the Monitor Audio Bronze Center

Building a Monitor Audio Bronze series surround sound system? Then the Bronze Center is the perfect choice for your all-important center channel. It uses two 5-1/2" C-CAM woofers and a 1" gold dome tweeter to create lifelike dialogue and sound effects. You'll enjoy a rock-solid center image, and smooth natural sound that lets you get the most out of movies soundtracks, TV shows, and sports broadcasts.

The shining star of your Bronze home theater

Building a Monitor Audio Bronze series surround sound system? Then the Bronze Center is the perfect choice for your all-important center channel. It uses two 5-1/2" C-CAM woofers and a 1" gold dome tweeter to create lifelike dialogue and sound effects. You'll enjoy a rock-solid center image, and smooth natural sound that lets you get the most out of movies soundtracks, TV shows, and sports broadcasts.

Build a complete Bronze system

Want amazing surround sound from a voice-matched system? Mix and match these speakers for immersive home theater.

Bookshelf speakers: Bronze 1 or Bronze 2
Floor-standing speakers: Bronze 5 or Bronze 6
Surround speakers: Bronze FX

Round out the low end with the powerful Bronze W10 powered subwoofer.

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Most speakers (including the Bronze Center) don't include any wire. Check out our speaker wire guide to find the best wire for your system. 

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 60-30,000 Hz
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-120 watts
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • ultra-rigid, lightweight C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) cone material delivers high efficiency and low distortion
  • 1" gold dome C-CAM tweeter for detailed sound and extended high-frequency response
  • two 5-1/2" C-CAM woofers for smooth midrange and punchy bass
  • single bolt-through driver attachment provides mechanical decoupling and increased cabinet rigidity for greater clarity and resolution
  • high-quality crossovers with polypropylene film capacitors for greater accuracy
  • magnetic grille attaches seamlessly
  • high-quality binding post speaker terminals
  • black oak vinyl finish
  • 18-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 7-11/16"D
  • weight: 12.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Hex-key
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions

I can say that these speakers exceeded my expectations. The sound is clear, good detail and bass and were a significant upgrade to my system. I would definitely buy them again.

Ed, Reno, NV

Reviews

Monitor Audio Bronze Center Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Amazing Sound!

Spencer from Salt Lake City, UT on 8/5/2018

I upgraded from a Polk CS10. The Polk sounded incredible for a speaker at this price point. The Monitor Audio definitely sounds better though. Better mid-range and more detail even at low volumes. The Polks have a warmer sound while the MAs are a bit more aggressive and louder. I also have a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze bookshelfs as the mains. They also sound amazing and have a very spacious sound field. Off-axis listening isn't compromised. Also, sounds have a very life-like quality - as though the person speaking or instrument playing were right in front of you. These speakers were definitely a worthy upgrade to an already great sounding system - well worth the cost!

Pros: Clarity, efficiency, detail, spacious sound

Cons: None

Monitor Audio Bronze Center

Crutchfield customer from Southlake, TX on 5/8/2018

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Perfect match for my bedroom AV system.

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Great sounding centers.

Ed from Reno, NV on 2/11/2018

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I can say that these speakers exceeded my expectations. The sound is clear, good detail and bass and were a significant upgrade to my system. I would definitely buy them again.

Pros: Great sound, very good bass, detailed and clear.

Cons: none

Monitor Audio Bronze Center

Kelly from Augusta, GA on 1/17/2018

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NOT AS NICE AS THE BRONZE TOWERS BUT ALL IN ALL DOES THE JOB. VOICE MATCHED PERFECTLY TO NEW BRONZE 6 TOWERS. 3 WAY DESIGN WOULD BE NICE.....

Pros: VOICE MATCHED @ A GREAT PRICE

Cons: NOT 3 WAY SPEAKER

Very Impressed!

Mike from Citrus Springs, FL on 1/8/2018

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I purchased this center channel to replace an older Paradigm center, that would not fit it my new entertainment center. Wow. Im very impressed by the overall clarity with both voice and music. My go-to album, for testing speakers, is Dark Side of the Moon. Again, the clarity was astonishing. Monitor Audio has a new customer.

Pros: Compact size, quality components

Cons: None

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David from Los Angeles, CA on 4/27/2017

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This is an awesome speaker. It really filled in the sound I didn't know I was missing.

Pros: Great sound for a great price.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Monitor Audio Bronze Center

Crutchfield customer from Inver Grove Heights, MN on 2/5/2017

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great sound,good value for my system.

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Crutchfield customer from Vega Baja, PR on 1/24/2017

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My experience with him; Center channel bronze monitor audio is from another level. The clarity of the reproduction of the voices and the sounds corresponding to everything that ends is incredible. Very satisfied with my purchase. The sound reproduced by the center channel, you could say that you literally have the person speaking in front of you or in sounds of impact and filling that makes you feel part of the moment. 100% satisfied with my purchase.

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John from New Windsor, NY on 1/13/2017

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I bought this center channel speaker as a match to my bronze left and right channel speakers. Very pleased with the sound, build quality and price. I will be adding the matching subwoofer to my home theater soon. And as always crutchfield comes through with great customer service

Pros: Sound, build quality and price

Cons: None

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/2
Connector Type Post
Power Range 20-120
Sensitivity 113 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-30k Hz
Height (inches) 6-5/8
Width (inches) 18-1/8
Depth (inches) 7-11/16
Weight 12.375 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter: The newly designed 1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter extends the Bronze Center loudspeaker's frequency response to an ultra-sonic 30kHz, allowing the full reproduction of harmonic frequencies vital to the accurate reproduction of, say, the decay of a piano string or the crash of a hi-hat. Within the New Bronze tweeter, an innovative venting system allows air to flow outside the tweeter's magnet assembly into a rear loading chamber, preventing air from being compressed at the back of the dome for lower distortion, reduced mechanical resonance, and improved damping. Structural improvements in dome geometry and drive mechanism have boosted accuracy and extension at the top end of the tweeter's range as well, generating the extraordinary high frequency quality that helps to define the sound of Bronze Center loudspeaker.

Dual 5.5" 'Dished' C-CAM  Woofers: The newly designed 5.5" 'dished' C-CAM cone employs the entire cone surface to radiate more sound. Unbroken by the centre pole-piece aperture of conventional driver designs, the cone is inherently more rigid and efficient while being less prone to break-up under high drive conditions, resulting in exceptional detail resolution and life-like tonality. Ingeniously, the driver's voice coil is thermally coupled to the back of the cone, which draws heat away from the coil for better power handling and optimal operation at all volume levels.

Single Through-Bolt Mount: The drivers are individually mounted on a through-bolt which fixes at the back of the cabinet and tensions the driver at the front. Cleverly this triple-action feature braces the cabinet structure for lower box coloration while removing the need for conventional front fixings, reducing unwanted driver/cabinet resonance and simultaneously boosting aesthetics

High Quality Crossover: The Monitor Audio Bronze Center uses a high quality crossover (3,000Hz) with premium grade polypropylene film capacitors,  air core, and laminated steel core inductors for signal integrity.

MDF Enclosure w/ Magnetic Grille: The Bronze Center employs a MDF enclosure for accurate, uncolored sound. Rigid 18mm MDF construction is used throughout the enclosure with radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet coloration. In addition, the center channel speaker comes with an acoustically transparent cloth grille that attaches magnetically.

Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The bookshelf loudspeaker is fitted with a set of gold-plated binding posts. The gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, spade-lugs, & banana plugs (single only). Pre-installed plastic inserts must be removed to utilize banana plugs (single only).

Rubber Feet: Self adhesive rubber feet are provided to prevent movement due to vibration when using the center channel loudspeaker on a table, shelf, or stand. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the overall height of the center channel speaker.

Placement: The center channel can be placed either above or below the TV screen, and as close as possible. If positioned in a cabinet or sitting on top of the TV, ensure that the front edge is aligned with the front edge of the TV or shelf. Where possible, the height of the center channel speaker's tweeter should be close to the height of the front speakers' tweeter; ideally all at ear level.

Bronze Series: Monitor Audio's Bronze series of loudspeakers consists of two floorstanding speakers (893BZ5B/893BZ6B), two bookshelf speakers (893BZ1B/893BZ2B), a center channel speaker (803BZCB), surround speaker (893BZFXB), and powered subwoofer (893BZW10B) - all sold separately.

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