Monitor Audio optimized and tuned the diminutive Bronze 1 bookshelf speaker to be the most accurate of any Bronze generation mini, imbuing the design with true ‘monitor’ status. The 5-1/2″ C-CAM bass driver has been created to out-perform a larger conventional driver and results in a cleaner, more dynamic delivery, even at high power levels. Monitor Audio’s latest champion Bronze moves up a gear from BX and rival budget speakers because Bronze is simply in a class of its own. For the first time Monitor Audio is using spectacular steel-grey C-CAM driver cones for a seamless blend with finishes, available in a choice of Black Oak and Walnut. Invisible driver fixings and floating magnetic grilles add to the impression of streamlined sophistication, lending the Bronze series the look and feel of a premium range. Bronze sounds like a premium speaker, too. Drawing on flagship technologies, Monitor Audio has over-engineered the acoustic design to deliver lower distortion and a wider response from seven beautifully matched, deceptively slender models. The proprietary bass and mid drivers responsible for Bronze’s open, expressive and naturally rhythmic quality utilize a new type of ‘dished’ C-CAM cone, which employs the entire cone surface to radiate sound. Unbroken by the center 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. For example, this allows the new Gold series to benefit from a version of Platinum’s extraordinary C-CAM ribbon tweeter, for Silver to inherit Gold’s ‘dished’ C-CAM driver designs, and similarly for the new Bronze to absorb the latest refinements in tweeter and driver engineering from the Silver project. In many ways the new Bronze has everything to gain from Monitor Audio’s dynamic forty-year design heritage.
- New 1″ C-CAM gold dome tweeter
- New 5-1/2″ bass driver with ‘dished’ C-CAM cone profile
- HiVe II port technology
- Rigid 18mm MDF cabinet construction employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity
- Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes in Black Oak and Walnut