1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter: The newly designed 1" C-CAM
Gold Dome Tweeter extends the Bronze 2 bookshelf speaker'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 2 bookshelf loudspeaker.
6.5" 'Dished' C-CAM Woofer: The newly designed
6.5" '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.
C-CAM Technology: C-CAM driver technology is used throughout
the Bronze series 2 bookshelf loudspeaker, providing coherent tonal balance and
sonic signature across the entering audio frequency spectrum. Ceramic-Coated
Aluminum/Magnesium 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 driver 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 drivers are liable to flex or twist in operation,
producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM drivers have a much
higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity
over their entire operating range.
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
High Quality Crossover: The Monitor Audio Bronze 2 uses a
high quality crossover (3,100Hz) with premium grade polypropylene film
capacitors, air core, and laminated steel core inductors for signal
HiVe Port Technology: The Bronze 2 features a bass reflex
cabinet with a front-firing port that utilizes Monitor Audio's HiVe port technology for greater
efficiency and bigger bass response from a compact bookshelf speaker. The HiVe
bass reflex port is shaped to have the same effect on airflow as a gun-barrel on
a bullet. Rifled grooves inside the port help to accelerate the flow and reduce
turbulence, so air moves in and out of the port more efficiently, for a faster
more dynamic bass response.
Note: If the bass is too boomy, you can insert the included
foam port plug into the speaker's front-firing port to tighten and lessen the
MDF Enclosure w/ Magnetic Grille: The Bronze 2 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 bookshelf speaker comes
with an acoustically transparent cloth grille that attaches magnetically.
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The bookshelf loudspeaker
has two sets of gold-plated binding posts connected by wire-jumpers. The
gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, &
banana plugs (single only). Using the dual posts, you can bi-wire or bi-amp the
speaker. Bi-wiring or bi-amping the speaker provides improved bass & treble
performance. If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers
between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your
amplifier and loudspeakers).
- Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable
improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate
speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier
(the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the
lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
- Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate
amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for
greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate
amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: Pre-installed plastic inserts must be removed to utilize banana
plugs (single only).
Mounting Options: The Bronze series 2 bookshelf loudspeaker
can simply be mounted on top of a stand (sold separately; see accessory list),
shelf, or table. The optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip wall-mounting
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker.
Placement: When used in a stereo system or as front speakers in a home
theater application, the listening position and the bookshelf loudspeakers
should form an equilateral triangle. The speakers should be positioned
approximately 6' to 10' apart. They ideally need to be between 8' to 18" away
from the rear wall and 3' from the side walls. When used as surround speakers in
a home theater application, the bookshelf speakers should be placed directly to
the side or behind the main listening position, equidistant to the
main listening position, and 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.