Monitor Audio Silver 300 The Right Stuff

Posted by RosB. on 3/12/2018 to News
Monitor Audio Silver 300 The Right Stuff
The four-driver, three-way Silver 300 is the second-to-the-top model in the newly overhauled Silver line. (This is the sixth generation of the long-running Silver series.) The Silver line consists of two bookshelf speakers, three floorstanding models, a center-channel speaker, surround speakers, and a subwoofer. The 300’s slim cabinet is supported by outrigger feet that provide stability as well as the ability to level the speaker. The rubber-coated feet will accept spikes for greater performance. (What are the three words an audiophile should never utter in front of his spouse? “Carpet-piercing spikes.”) Two pairs of binding posts are provided for bi-wiring. Each of the woofers is loaded in a separate ported enclosure, resulting in two rear ports. Monitor Audio says that the Silver 300 was designed to work well in typical rooms where the speaker must be close to the backwall.

Robert Harley of The Absolute Sound wrote:

Monitor Audio Silver 300

The Right Stuff



Monitor Audio Silver 300

Conclusion
The Monitor Audio Silver 300 is an extremely accomplished product that offers a level of sound quality unexpected at this price. I was especially impressed by the fact that the overall design is so well balanced and complete. The speaker doesn’t excel in just one or two areas, but performs admirably across the board. 

I must reiterate my comments about the build and finish quality. You can spend five times more for a pair of speakers and not get book-matched wood veneers—and with six finish options to boot.

That audiophile ethos was on full display in the Silver 300. And when combined with skilled technical design and efficient manufacturing, you end up with a speaker that makes true high-end sound eminently affordable.


Type: Three-way, four-driver floorstanding loudspeaker
Driver complement: Two 6" woofers, one 4" midrange, one 1" tweeter
Loading: Dual-port reflex
Frequency response: 32Hz–35kHz
Sensitivity: 90dB (1W/1m)
Impedance: 8 ohms (3.5 ohms minimum)
Maximum SPL: 116dBA (pair)
Power handling: 200W (RMS)
Dimensions: 7.5" x 39.5" x 11.8" (not including grille, outrigger feet, or binding posts)
Weight: 44 lbs.
Price: $2000/pr.

KEVRO (North American Distributor)
902 McKay Road, Unit #4
Pickering, Ontario
L1W 3X8
Canada
(800) 667-6065
monitoraudiousa.com

Associated Equipment
Amplification: Esoteric F-03A integrated amplifier; AVM CS2.2 all-in-one system
Sources: AVM CS2.2; Berkeley Alpha Reference Series 2 MQA DAC; Berkeley Alpha USB; Aurender W20 music server; Pro-Ject 6PerspeX SB turntable with Sumiko Blue Point No.2 cartridge
Speaker cables: Kimber 4TC, Wireworld Mini Eclipse 7
Interconnects: Wireworld Eclipse 7
Digital interconnects: Audience Au24 USB, AudioQuest Wild
AC Power: Shunyata Denali, Shunyata Sigma AC cords
Room: ASC 16" Full-Round Tube Traps, Stillpoints Aperture Panels


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