1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter: The newly designed 1" C-CAM Gold
Dome Tweeter extends the Bronze 5 floorstanding 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 5
Dual 5.5" 'Dished' C-CAM Woofers: The Monitor Audio Bronze
5 employs a 5.5" C-CAM mid/bass woofer and a 5.5" C-CAM bass woofer. 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.
C-CAM Technology: C-CAM driver technology is used throughout
the Bronze series 5 floorstanding 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 tweeter, mid/bass woofer, and
bass woofer 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 5 uses a
high quality crossover network (LF/MF=600Hz, MF/HF=2.8kHz) with premium grade polypropylene
film capacitors, air core, and laminated steel core inductors for signal
HiVe Port Technology: Its 5.5" C-CAM mid/bass driver and a
5.5" C-CAM bass driver are arranged in a two-and-half way system configuration,
operating in separate acoustic chambers with front- and rear-firing HiVe ports
to provide differential tuning for higher efficiency and greater low frequency
extension. The HiVe bass ports are shaped to have the same effect
on airflow as a gun-barrel on a bullet. Rifled grooves inside the ports help to
accelerate the flow and reduce turbulence, so air moves in and out of the ports
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 5 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 floorstanding speaker comes
with an acoustically transparent cloth grille.
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The floorstanding
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).
Base with Rubber or Spiked Feet: The Bronze series 5
floorstanding speaker includes a plinth (base) which will need to be installed
or you can choose to use the speaker without the base (when used without the
plinth the stability of the cabinet will be reduced). In addition, the Bronze
comes with four rubber feet and four spike-feet. The spike feet are great for
carpeted floors, while the rubber feet are recommended for hardwood, tile, and
laminate floors. The spike-feet are adjustable to level out the speaker with
your floor. Dimensions will vary based on plinth and foot configuration.
- with Base:
- Spike-Feet: 8.5"
(w) x 35.0625" (h) x 11.125" (d)
- Rubber-Feet: 8.5"
(w) x 34.5" (h) x 11.125" (d)
- No-Feet: 8.5" (w)
34.3125" (h) x 11.125" (d)
- without Base:
- Spike-Feet: 6.5"
(w) x 34.25" (h) x 10.875" (d)
- Rubber-Feet: 6.5"
(w) x 33.6875" (h) x 10.875" (d)
- No-Feet: 6.5" (w)
x 33.5" (h) x 10.875" (d)
Note: The plinth (base) will need to be screwed into the
bottom of the speaker. The spike-feet then thread into the bottom of the
plinth (base), or the rubber feet push into the bottom of the plinth (base).
If the plinth (base) is not used, then the spike-feet or rubber feet get
installed directly to the bottom of the speaker.
Placement: When used in a stereo system or as front speakers
in a home theater application, the listening position and the floorstanding
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.
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.