2.5-Way Speaker Design: The Monitor Audio Silver series 6
floorstanding loudspeaker incorporates a 1" C-CAM gold dome tweeter, 6" C-CAM/RST
midrange/midbass driver. and a 6" C-CAM/RST bass driver in a 2.5 way speaker
configuration. The two 6" drivers are housed in separate acoustic chambers
within the enclosure design to provide differential tuning for higher efficiency
and enhanced low frequency extension. Excellent dynamics combined with a
naturally rhythmic sonic character and tight, controlled bass make the Silver 6
outstanding for music and movie soundtracks in medium to large rooms.
- Newly Designed Tweeter: A new C-CAM gold dome tweeter
design with damped rear chamber and innovative dome venting technique
improves clarity and widens operating bandwidth.
- Concave "Dished" Woofers: A 6" bass and 6" midrange/midbass
driver with concave "dished" C-CAM cone profiles allow for better damping
and improved midbass and midrange clarity.
C-CAM Technology: C-CAM driver technology is used throughout
the Silver series 6 floorstanding loudspeaker, providing coherent tonal balance
and sonic signature across the entering audio frequency spectrum.
- C-CAM Gold-Dome Tweeter: The gold dome tweeter 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 Driver and Bass Woofer: 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
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 50
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 operating range.
RST (Rigid Surface Technology): The Silver series 6
floorstanding speaker 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
Single Through-Bolt Mount: The tweeter, midrange driver, and
bass 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 Enclosure w/ Magnetic Grille: The Silver 6 employs a MDF
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. The tall, shallow cabinet and improved
damping allows for greater room position flexibility. In addition, the tower
speaker comes with an acoustically transparent cloth grille.
HiVe II Bass Reflex Port: The Silver 6 uses a bass reflex
cabinet (front & rear firing ports) with Monitor Audio's HiVe II port design for
greater efficiency and bigger bass response from a slim tower speaker. The HiVe
II 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 bass.
High Quality Crossover & Wiring: The Silver 6 uses high
quality crossovers (LF/MF=700Hz, MF/HF=2.7kHz) with premium grade polypropylene film capacitors. The speaker
also utilizes "Pureflow" silver plated OFC copper internal cabling.
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,
spade 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: The binding-post speaker terminals are color-coded (red+/black-) and are at floor-level for easy
identification and hookup.
Base with Rubber or Spiked Feet: The Silver series 6 floorstanding speaker includes
a base which will need to be installed or you can choose to use the speaker
without the base. In addition, the Silver 6 comes with four feet assembly which
can be used as rubber feet or spikes (the spikes simply unscrew from the feet
assembly in order to use them as rubber feet). The spike feet are great for
carpeted floors, while the rubber feet are recommended for hardwood and tile
floors. Dimensions will vary based on base and foot configuration.
- with Base & Spikes: 9.625" (w) x 37.0625" (h)
x 11.8125" (d)
- with Base & Rubber Feet: 9.625" (w) x 36.5"
(h) x 11.8125" (d)
- with only Spikes (no base): 7.25" (w) x 36.125" (h) x
- with only Rubber Feet (no base): 7.25" (w) x 35.5625"
(h) x 10.9375" (d)
Note: The feet thread into the bottom of the speaker or base, and are
adjustable to level the speaker up with your floor.
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