Room-filling performance from an elegant, compact tower
Monitor Audio's slender Gold 200 floor-standing speaker takes up surprisingly little floor space, but there's nothing small about its sound. This speaker's rich midrange, taut, tuneful bass, and smooth, airy highs will fill your listening room, and bring your music to life. As part of Monitor's latest Gold series lineup, the Gold 200 offers all of the goodness that made previous Monitor Audio Gold speakers so exceptional, while adding refinements that enhance its performance.
Continuing advancements in driver design for even better sound
Refined ribbon tweeters
For their latest Gold series speakers, Monitor Audio again relies on their acclaimed ribbon transducers. Made from ultra-thin layers of a ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy developed by the aerospace industry for jet engines, these ultra low-mass ribbons effortlessly deliver extended high-frequency response out to 60,000 Hz. To increase performance even further, Monitor has tightened manufacturing tolerances to allow these capable drivers to offer consistently more open and transparent sound. Greater production uniformity also means closer matching of tweeter pairs in a stereo system, providing enhanced imaging and a greater sense of detail.
Newly designed woofer cones
The speaker's tight, responsive bass and dynamic mids come courtesy of Monitor's twin 5-1/2" C-CAM woofers and 4" midrange with RST® (Rigid Surface Technology). Created from the same lightweight alloy as the tweeters, these drivers are strengthened and stiffened even further using a dimpled RST cone surface. The cone also takes the form of a continuous radiating dish, eliminating the central voice-coil opening and dust cap to allow a longer voice coil and larger motor to sit behind the cone. This more efficient assembly provides greater drive force, longer excursions, and lower distortion, for cleaner, more extended and accurate bass definition.
Side-by-side listening tests at Monitor Audio comparing previous models demonstrated that the new Gold models sound more open and dynamic, with a soundstage that is both taller and wider than the previous model.
Attention to detail, inside and out
Wired for transparent sound
Meticulous engineering and hours of focused listening go into each Gold series speaker. The Gold 200's woofer, midrange, and tweeter are connected to an equally sophisticated crossover network made with audiophile-grade components. Monitor also chose their Pureflow® Silver cabling to make all internal connections. Together, these refinements give you a smoother, flatter frequency response, more powerful dynamics, and faster transients, for sound with real presence and immediacy.
Meticulous, vault-like cabinet construction
Instead of conventional mounting screws, each driver is held in place using a single tensioned rod, or through-bolt, that threads into its back plate, then secures to the back of the cabinet. The bolt not only acts as a rigid cabinet brace to reduce box coloration, it also eliminates the need for traditional driver mounting hardware, effectively decoupling the driver and front baffle to eliminate another source of unwanted resonance.
Monitor Audio speakers have long been known for their sturdy, vault-like cabinet construction. The Gold 200's well-damped, cross-braced enclosure features a curved profile with large-radius edges. This design helps further increase cabinet rigidity while reducing both external diffraction and internal standing waves that can color sound and reduce accuracy.
Gorgeous, furniture-grade finishes
The speaker's exterior comes clad in a mirror-like black piano lacquer or real walnut veneer finish. Eleven layers of lacquer are built-up individually to achieve a luxuriously deep finish. Once assembled the real-wood cabinets are hand finished to ensure absolute precision in the joinery and in the grain matching between each pair. Monitor tops off each speaker with an attractive "floating" magnetic cloth grille that features invisible attachments to give the Gold 200s a clean, classic look whether you use them with the grilles on or off.