Beautiful in Rose nut. Real wood veneer. I've never owned a 'new' set of speakers at this level. Clean, clear sound. They also go low. Happy with this choice.
Pros: High quality
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Sound is amazing
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My Fiance and I decided it was time to finally upgrade our music listing stereo system in our living room. We had a nice set of Polk Audio RTiA7 speakers and wanted to get into the Audiophile Quality. We decided to head to the Crutchfield Store in VA to hear a vast array of speakers before purchasing a set. I had my heart set on Kef but kept my ears opened to hear 8 other brands. Well we go to the Monitor Audio Silver 500's and was BLOWN AWAY buy their overall sound they produced on ALL GENRE'S of music that we enjoy listening to. I honestly did not have a certain amount that I wanted to spend but my main concern was to get a Nice Quality Speaker. Well, we kept coming back to the Monitor Audio Silver 500. Needless to say, they are now in our Living Room and we Absolutely LOVE Them. A HUGE Shout out to Jerrod at the Crutchfield Store for making our purchase and experience a good one.
Pros: Well Rounded Speaker
Cons: Absolutely Non
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Theses speakers are everything I hoped for as an upgraded to my KLIPSCH speakers and they are sounding better every day. Well worth the price!
Pros: Sound, quality, price
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So far very impressive speakers, they seem to have a wide and comfortably appealing sound stage. Highs could be a bit brighter but I am getting old and can't say I have done anything to mitigate hearing loss in those years! Low end is very impressive. I am replacing speakers with 15" woofers. The twin 8's do an amazing job of hitting the low's deep but with solid authority. No they are not 15" woofers and don't "hit" in the same way at all but they blend soooo much better with the mid's while still able to satisfy without the need for a sub in a 2 channel system. Speaking of the mid's daaaamn! to me that's where's these angel's shine. Just nothing but amazing in my opinion. the walnut finish is flawless! They are not afraid of a little power they really come to life if you can give them a couple hundred amps!
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Took me a while to decide to buy these speakers. Wish I hadn't waited so long. Great sound
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I knew these were very highly rated speakers however had no idea of the level of detail, clarity and bass I was missing out on with my old speakers. Worth every penny and then some. My next purchase will be a center channel and for sure a Monitor Audio. To take advantage of this speakers ability to bi-wire/bi-amp I also upgraded but didn't totally retire my Vintage Marantz 2238.
Pros: Just plain Awesome.
Cons: None. May seem a bit pricy at first however this will fade once they are connected to your system .
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Outstanding Sound Quality! The overall sound is more than I cound have asked for, especially since I got a pair from the "scratch and dent" outlet, impecable build quality, a huge improvement over the Paradigm's Monitor 3v4 on stands that they replaced, yet they only took up a few more inches in total floor space, so the wife is happy that these don't dominate the living room. No matter the music, they do great justice to an accurate portrayal of what is on the disk/album/file. I don't feel the need for a subwoofer, yet the bass does not overload my 15' X 17' room. Crutchfield will not be getting these back!! Highly recommended!!
Pros: Outstanding value for the money
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I absolutely love these guys. I have them bi-amped with 110wpc Marantz receiver. So far my favorite listening has been well produced live acoustic rock. Voices are super clear, you can feel each string. And the bass is pure and accurate. The support staff at Crutchfield were awesome, patient and informative. They understood what I was look for, and were spot on.
Pros: Aside from my review. I like the clean simple design. The adjustable spikes don't look goofy like many other speakers.
Cons: None at this point.
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Simply stated this is a great speaker. I purchased these to replace a B&W 600 series setup and the sound quality is night and day difference. When doing an A/B comparison of these to the B&W the B&W sounded terrible. I mainly listen to 2-Channel music and these speakers get great highs and can kick some bass if need be. On top of the great sound the cabinet is pretty awesome. A classy looking veneer that matches my furniture and they even spent the extra effort to make sure the veneer between the right and left speakers is exactly the same.
Pros: Great sound, great looks, fair price
Cons: Obviously when comparing these to something like the Monitor Gold series it is lacking the highs, but for other speakers in this price range I have absolutely no complaints.
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For their price, I don't know if they can be beat, particularly considering the driver quality, innovative hardware (no bolts on face), magnetic grills and real wood veneer. The bass is very solid, deep and "textured". Highs are crisp, but not shril. Midrange is silky smooth. I'm a long-time audiophile and am in a rebuilding right now. For the money, these speakers are a tremendous value.
Pros: - Bass - Midrange - Drivers - Cabinet / real-wood veneer - Construction / driver attachment - Connectors - Placement flexibility (can be closer to walls) - Magnetic grills
Cons: - Maybe a "little" boring looking with grills on (square cabinet; leave the grills off for a much better look); but as good looking as most at this price - None others
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