Angled Surround Design: The Monitor Audio Bronze 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
5.5" C-CAM midrange/midbass driver and twin side-mounted 1" C-CAM tweeters.
- Dual 1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeters: The newly designed 1"
C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter extends the Bronze FX surround 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 FX surround loudspeaker.
- 5.5" 'Dished' C-CAM 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 FX surround 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.
Dipole or Bipole Mode: Each speaker can be configured for
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 Bronze FX are labeled specifically for right and
left. When using two pairs of Bronze 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.
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 FX uses a
high quality crossover (2,800Hz) with premium grade polypropylene film
capacitors, air core, and laminated steel core inductors for signal integrity.
MDF Enclosure w/ Cloth Grilles: The Bronze FX 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 surround speaker comes
with an acoustically transparent cloth grilles.
Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The surround loudspeaker is
fitted with a set of gold-plated binding posts. The gold-plated binding posts
will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, spade-lugs, & banana plugs
(single only). Pre-installed plastic inserts must be removed to utilize banana
plugs (single only).
Wall-Mountable: The Monitor Audio Bronze series FX surround
loudspeaker can be wall-mounted via the two keyhole slots on the back panel
(screws not included). The two key-hole slots are positioned 8.6875" apart. A
wall-mount template is included to help position the speaker on your wall.
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.
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