Silver Series: Revered by audiophiles around the globe,
Monitor Audio's award-winning Silver Series enters its sixth generation with a
host of new features that make it perform even better than previous generations.
Monitor Audio's Silver Series combines engineering excellence with fabulous
design to create an audiophile-grade hi-fi or home theatre loudspeaker. The
Silver Series loudspeakers produce abundant dynamics, rich textures, and immense
detail that allow you to enjoy absolute clarity and pinpoint imaging.
Note: The Silver Series consists of bookshelf loudspeakers
floorstanding loudspeakers (200/300/500),
center-channel loudspeakers (C150/C350),
and a surround loudspeaker (FX),
plus a powered subwoofer (W-12)
to create a complete home theater system.
Two-Way Surround Speaker: The Monitor Audio Silver series FX
loudspeaker has been specially designed as a surround or surround back speaker.
Its discreetly profiled angled baffle design incorporates a single front-mounted
6" C-CAM/RST midbass driver and twin side-mounted 1" C-CAM tweeters.
- Twin 1" Tweeters: The newly 1" C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated
Aluminum/Magnesium) Gold Dome tweeter, features a vented Neo magnet system,
optimized for lower distortion and cleaner sounding treble. This innovative
venting technique along with a damped rear chamber improves clarity and
widens operating bandwidth.
- 6" Woofer: The Silver FX introduces a completely new
version of Monitor Audio's special 6" C-CAM RST midbass woofer with a
concave "dished" cone profile for optimal damping and improved midrange
clarity. The C-CAM woofer also utilizes a unique build ring/voice coil-cone
coupling mechanism (DCF), optimized to reduce high-frequency cone break-up
and increase the critical voice coil circumferential rigidity. A cast
polymer driver chassis design provides improved rigidity and damping
- High Quality Crossover: The Monitor Audio Silver FX
employs a high-quality crossover (2,500Hz) with premium grade, bespoke
polypropylene film capacitors, air-core and low-loss laminated steel-core
inductors to seamlessly blend the sound of the tweeters and woofer together for
a natural sounding audio image. Pureflow silver-plated OFC copper internal
cabling means the highest-quality transfer throughout the signal chain.
C-CAM Technology: C-CAM driver technology is used throughout
the Monitor Audio Silver Series loudspeaker line-up, providing coherent tonal
balance and sonic signature across the entering audio frequency spectrum.
- C-CAM Gold-Dome Tweeter: The gold dome tweeter found in
the Silver Series family of loudspeakers is formed from a ceramic-coated
aluminum/magnesium alloy, gold anodized to a specific thickness for ideal
stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry
have been developed using advanced modeling tools, to provide the optimum
qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first
order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond
audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD
music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more
rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials
which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
- C-CAM Cone Woofer: Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium is
used to construct the woofer cone in the Silver Series loudspeakers. C-CAM
is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine
components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely
rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture,
aluminum/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to
remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy
cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a
layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50
microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating
ceramic material. Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in
operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones
have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much
greater fidelity over their entire operating range.
RST (Rigid Surface Technology): The Silver Series combines
Rigid Surface Technology (RST) with its C-CAM cone woofer design for a stronger,
lighter weight cone. The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile was
inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light
material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small
and precise folds on it surface. Developed and perfect using sophisticated
computer modeling (Finite Element Analysis), the Silver Series midbass drivers
have been strengthened by a pattern of dimples. RST significantly increases cone
rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces,
which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted
sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that Monitor Audio can use thinner,
lighter and more responsive C-CM cones which provide speed and accuracy while
offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace
standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
Dipole/Bipole Switch: The Silver FX's dispersion
characteristics can be easily changed with a rear-panel switch to accommodate
the precise requirements for dipole or bipole orientation, giving it maximum
flexibility in multi-channel system installations. Each speaker has a switch on
the back-panel to select bipole or dipole mode. Before changing your FX's from
bipole mode to dipole mode, please ensure that the speaker wires are
disconnected from the loudspeakers. This helps to protect your amplifier and
speakers. The factory setting is bipole.
- Bipole Mode: In bipole mode, all drivers (tweeters and
midbass) are in phase. This feature is designed for when the FX is set up as
a rear/surround speaker in a typical 5.1 channel system, or alternatively in
a 7.1 channel system without a second pair of FX's for rear/surround duties.
- Dipole Mode: In dipole mode, the rear firing tweeters
are out of phase with the other tweeter and midbass driver. It is best to
implement this configuration when using two pairs of FX's as part of a 7.1
channel system, with the FX's taking up positions on the side and rear
Note: The Silver FX are labeled specifically for right and
left. When using two pairs of Silver FX's in a 7.1 system, you need to use
the Right speaker for the rear surround left and the Left speaker for the
rear surround right. This is because of the tweeter phasing.
Rigid Construction: Strategic cabinet bracing and Monitor
Audio's bolt-through technology creates an amazingly solid speaker. Not only can
it play louder and cleaner than its size suggests, it delivers an incredibly
well balanced, pure midrange for a natural sound. Design criteria ensure that
the Silver FX will make the most of smaller living spaces by being placed close
to a wall and yet still deliver clean, punchy bass. You will only hear
well-balanced, pure midrange without ever a hint of box coloration.
- Single Through-Bolt Mount: The tweeter and woofer are
fixed to the cabinet with single through-bolt driver fixing mounts. This
single-through-bolt mount design provides mechanical de-coupling and
enhanced midband clarity and resolution. The through-bolts also act as rigid
cross bracing to give a very solid non-resonant cabinet.
- Sealed MDF Enclosure: The Silver FX employs a sealed
MDF enclosure for accurate, uncolored sound. Rigid 20mm MDF construction is
used throughout the enclosure with radial and cross-bracing techniques for
high rigidity and low cabinet coloration.
Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The Silver FX is fitted with
gold-plated binding post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up
10AWG), pin-connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single only).
To use banana plugs, you will need to remove each binding post's plastic insert.
The binding post terminals are recessed so they don't interfere with mounting
the speaker on your wall.
Applications: This wall-mountable compact two-way speaker
offers dual dispersion characteristics for the perfect surround sound set-up.
The Silver FX can be used a surround or surround back speakers in a home theater
- Placement Options: As Surround speakers in a home
theater setup, the Silver FX speakers should be positioned directly to the
left and right of your main listening position. As Surround Back speakers,
the Silver FX should be placed directly behind the main listening area and
positioned 6'-10' apart.
- Mounting Options: The Silver FX can be flush-mounted on
side or rear walls where it blends unobtrusively with any interior. Two
keyhole slots on the rear-panel of each speaker allow for wall-mounting.
These keyhole slots are spaced 7.9375" apart. A wall-mount template is
included to help position the speaker on your wall (mounting screws not
included). They can also be placed on speaker stands (sold separately).
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