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.
3-Way Center-Channel Loudspeaker: Monitor Audio's Silver
C350center-channel loudspeaker utilizes a 3-way driver, 4-driver configuration with a newly
designed 1" C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter, specially developed 4" C-CAM RST midrange
driver, and two new 6" C-CAM RST midbass/bass concave "dished"
woofers. This 3-way, 4-driver configuration allows each driver to be optimized to do a
better job over a narrower frequency. What makes the Silver C350 even more
special is the vertical orientation of the mid and tweeter axis which delivers
the same directivity as the other speakers in the Silver Series line-up, while the pair of 6"
- 1" Tweeter: 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.
- 4" Midrange Driver: The Silver C350 produces natural
midrange courtesy of a dedicated 4" C-CAM RST midrange driver, specially
designed with a "under-hung" voice coil and motor system. This technique
ensures the voice coil always remains in the magnetic gap under all
conditions for lower distortion.
- Dual 6" Woofers: The ultra-compact Silver
C350 introduces a completely new version of Monitor Audio's special 6" C-CAM
RST woofer with a concave "dished" cone profile for optimal
damping and improved midrange clarity. The two 6" woofers are
constructed with massive magnetic systems and cast polymer chassis capable
of deep bass extension with excellent rigidity and damping characteristics.
Each 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.
- High Quality Crossovers: The Monitor Audio Silver C350
employs high-quality crossovers (LF/MF=830Hz, MF/HF=3.2kHz) with premium
grade, bespoke polypropylene film capacitors, air-core and low-loss
laminated steel-core inductors to seamlessly blend the sound of the tweeter,
midrange driver, and woofers 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 Midrange/Woofers: 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 100 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
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.
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 C350 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.
- MDF Sealed Enclosure w/ Magnetic Grille: The Silver C350
employs a MDF sealed 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. In addition, the
center speaker comes with an acoustically transparent magnetic cloth
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The Silver Series 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). To use banana plugs, you will need to
remove each binding post's plastic insert. 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.
- 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: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp the speaker, you
must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could
result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).
Applications: The Silver C350 center-channel loudspeaker has been
carefully tuned to match the timbre of the other speakers in Monitor Audio
Silver Series line-up, resulting in a consistent sonic character across the
front channels of a home theater system.
- Placement: The Silver C350 center-channel speaker should be
centered above or below your TV, and positioned so that it is pointing
directly at the main viewing/listening area. Ideally you want the center
channel to be approximately at ear-level when seated in the main
- Mounting Options: The Sealed cabinet of the C350
provides accurate performance when installed in an AV cabinet. The center speaker comes with self-adhesive rubber feet to
prevent movement and vibration on top of a table, shelf, or stand. The
rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.
An optional universal wall-mount bracket from PinPoint is available and sold
separately (see accessories tab).
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