Monitor Audio – NEW – Platinum II Loudspeaker Range

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Monitor Audio has introduced the newest version of its flagship Platinum Series. The Platinum II Series features seven new models that boast a variety of updates that result in, according to the company, the "most musical, accurate and beautiful loudspeakers Monitor Audio has ever made." The new range reflects new technological breakthroughs and materials to lift performance to a level that Monitor Audio has never before achieved. Get all the details on the upgrades, as well as pricing, in the press release below.

Introducing the NEW PLATINUM COLLECTION from Monitor Audio. If a pin drops, you’ll hear it. When the orchestra plays, it plays for you, so vividly and with such effortless scale you’ll believe you’re ten rows from the stage. This is the magic of high-end audio as experienced through the Platinum II speakers. Whether it’s a power chord exploding from a towering backline, the majesty of a choir soaring in union or the spell-binding gravity of a solo performance, you’ll sense the chemistry of music and musician more than ever before. Play films and re-live the drama as if they’d written you into the script. As soon as you discover the sheer authenticity of Platinum II, everything will become clear. That moment will be our reward as well, because we love to share the excitement of creating sound, bursting with natural energy and dynamics.

For over forty years our work as engineers and audio enthusiasts has been dedicated to this unveiling. With our most advanced driver, crossover and acoustic systems set within luxurious cabinets, we’ve tuned the virtues that have won Monitor Audio worldwide acclaim to a new intensity, allowing rarefied audio transparency to be revealed and enjoyed. Platinum II is our magnum opus, as inspirational and satisfying to us as we hope it will be to you. 

Introducing the range –

Platinum PL500 II

Measured against its peers, there is no finer audio ambassador than the majestic PL500 II. Here you’ll discover the essence of Platinum II engineering: silken layers of the finest high frequency definition suspended on an explicit midrange, seamlessly underpinned by a deep, clean and responsive bass foundation. More than ever the sound has a physical authority, conveying the ‘live’ character of instruments, voices and atmospheres as if they had materialised three-dimensionally in the air around you. This is fidelity in the raw, magnificent in stature, seductive for its rhythmic subtlety and utterly captivating in the sheer magnitude of its dynamic impact. Our most sophisticated system of no fewer than four 8” RDT®II bass drivers, twin 4” RDT II midrange transducers and MPD tweeter will render the entire harmonic sweep of every work with pin sharp timing and accuracy. Your music and film sound alive, immersive and uncompromised.

Platinum PL300 II

A further leap in dimension brings still greater rewards in the form of the outstanding PL300 II. Standing at over a metre in height and designed to move the air in larger listening environments, the PL300 II will energise your listening across an enormous sound stage, magically studded with an abundance of natural detail. Its four driver system involving twin 8” RDT®II drivers, 4” TLE loaded midrange and MPD tweeter, captures all the fluid tonal complexity and dynamic richness of each performance on a truly orchestral scale. Explore the depths and climb to the heights of your music and film favourites with an effortlessness that confirms an inescapable truth: the bigger the Platinum, the more precious the prize.

Platinum PL200 II

It’s unlikely you’ll discover a more persuasive speaker than the PL100 II in its price class, but compare the floor-standing PL200 II with its smaller sibling and immediately you’ll notice the effect of four drivers in a larger cabinet. Such is the quality of Platinum II’s engineering that the character of the sound remains powerfully consistent and expressive, but with the addition of a second 6.5” RDT®II driver, the PL200 II’s bass has more weight, while its dedicated 4” RDT II midrange driver brings further definition to vocals and strings. Through the PL200 II, subtle textures are more vividly described and every note rendered with greater authority. It’s a factor of scale. Platinum II’s class-leading accuracy is a given, you simply need to match it with the size of your room.

Platinum PL100 II

All the wonder of Platinum II’s crystal clear tonal precision is concentrated by this beautiful little two-way speaker comprising a single 6.5” RDT®II mid-bass driver and MPD tweeter. Easy to place in-room the PL100 II will nevertheless belie its compact dimensions with a wide open soundstage punctuated by breath-taking dynamics and imaging so stable you can almost touch it. A bespoke floor stand (available separately) will position the PL100 II at the perfect listening height.

Platinum PLC350 II

Experience the difference in a heartbeat. Surrounded by the natural audio transparency of the astonishing PLC350 II in concert with the PL300 II, or PL500 II, you’ll be lifted to the stage and compelled to take part. This is theatre on a professional scale but with the authentic presence, detail and texture that only very finest high-end audio design can conjure. The PLC350 II’s system of twin 8” RDT®II bass drivers, 4” RDT II midrange and MPD high frequency transducer will personalise the nuance of each whisper. When at least sixty per cent of the film’s emotional content is directed through the centre channel, the PLC350 II provides the extraordinary focus that transports you, exhilarated, to the end of every performance.

Platinum PLC150 II

Now the soundstage is complete, the drama can begin. Between PL200 IIs or PL100 IIs in a multichannel AV system, the PLC150 II will imbue dialogue with a natural intimacy while pans and effects remain stable and supremely consistent. Equipped with a driver configuration of 6.5” RDT®II bass driver, 6.5” RDT II bass/mid and MPD tweeter, the PLC150 II will complement its left and right channel counterparts to create a seamless unity of sound, which weaves your senses with every scene. Film action and music is charged with a new emotional gravity that will prove irresistible.

Platinum PLW215II

We’re asking you to recall your last encounter with the awe-inspiring power of thunder; how its enormous natural presence is able to translate the experience of low frequency sound into a shock wave. The PLW215 II will help you to re-live the air-bending effect of Mother Nature’s own subwoofer within your listening room. Twin 15” C-CAM drivers, triple-suspended for a full 4cm of excursion and individually powered by DSP-controlled amplifiers, will deliver clean frequencies down to 16Hz. At this level, bass arrives with a percussive impact that you feel from head to toe, seamlessly extending even the PL500 II to deliver breath-taking audio resolution beyond the limits of your audible range, but with a physical dimension that absorbs the senses. Put simply, it’s the sound of nature, vividly re-created.

PL In-wall II Black

The Platinum In-Wall II is a three-way reference architectural speaker system, perfect for custom home theatre projects where lifelike scale and dynamics are demanded. Equipped with an adjustable mid/high frequency driver array, the In-Wall is able to deliver pin-point audio imaging and consistency from both vertical or horizontal positions. By rotating the array though 90 degrees at the centre of a LCR configuration for instance, a soundstage of three Platinum In-Wall IIs will generate the seamless tonal integrity of the finest boxed systems from a stealthy in-wall location.

Sound & Image are very excited about the new Platinum II and can’t wait to showcase the range in one of our studios. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.