Center channel realism
Looking for crisp, focused center channel sound from a speaker that doesn't take up a lot of space? Monitor Audio's elegant Radius R200 should be on your radar. It makes a great, acoustically matched companion to other members of Monitor's Radius family of speakers, such as the R90 bookshelves or R270 towers. Though it's a powerful performer, its compact cabinet won't clutter your room.
Monitor Audio's secret sauce
The Radius R200 benefits from many of the technical advances, materials, and construction techniques found in Monitor's renowned, top-of-the-line Platinum series speakers. Both of its 4" woofer cones and 1" dome tweeter are made of a high-tech ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy. This exceptionally stiff, lightweight material allows the drivers to respond swiftly and precisely to the audio signal for greater accuracy. The tweeter also gets an anodized coating of gold that helps ensure smooth, extended highs.
Instead of using conventional screws, Monitor mounts each driver firmly into the cabinet using a single bolt that threads into its backplate, then attaches to the back of the enclosure. This mechanically decouples the driver and front baffle to enhance clarity and resolution, while acting as rigid cross bracing for a more solid, non-resonant cabinet.
Gorgeous build quality and design
Monitor Audio speakers have long been known for their sturdy, vault-like cabinet construction. The R200's enclosure feels solid and substantial, with an exterior clad in a beautifully finished in high-gloss black or white, or genuine walnut wood veneer.