January 10, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Monitor Audio recently unveiled the Platinum series at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Here’s the skinny on the four models that comprise the series…
The PL100 is a compact two-way loudspeaker featuring one 6.5-inch RDT bass-mid driver and a C-CAM ribbon tweeter. The PL100 produces bass definition and mid-range akin to the most accurate studio monitors. Optional, dedicated floor stands are available which can be bolted directly to the PL100 cabinet. The PL100 Stand is 24 inches tall.
The PL300 is a three-way floor-standing loudspeaker featuring two 8-inch RDT bass drivers, one 4-inch RDT mid-range driver, and a C-CAM ribbon tweeter. The PL300 is a wide-bandwidth speaker system and is able to cover a frequency spectrum from 28Hz—100KHz. The RDT mid-range driver is dedicated to producing frequencies between 550Hz and 4KHz. A special, bullet-shaped ARC mid-range enclosure provides an inert and well-damped chamber that is designed to prevent standing waves.
The PL350C (pictured) is a 3-way, four-driver center-channel speaker featuring the same driver compliment as the Platinum 300 Floorstanding Loudspeaker. The PL350C has the ability to reproduce frequencies from 32Hz—100 KHz. Like the PL300, the PL350C’s RDT mid-range driver operates in its own ARC mid-range enclosure. Neutral tonal balance and sound that is clear from any kind of distortion or resonance makes it perfect for reproducing crystal clear dialogue.
An optional PLC Stand is available to provide straight or tilted positioning. The twin-pillar PLC Stand is 13¼ inches tall.
Platinum loudspeakers are available in hand-selected, piano lacquer santos rosewood or ebony wood veneers. The wood veneer is hand-applied using traditional furniture techniques, ensuring precise grain matching and no joint visibility. Then, eleven layers of clear gloss piano lacquer are applied.
- Available in May 2007
- Platinum 300: $8,995 per pair
- Platinum 100: $4,295 per pair
- Platinum 350C: $4,295
- Platinum 100 Stand: $695 per pair
- Platinum PLC Stand: $495
- PL100 dimensions: 14¾ x 8 x 11½ inches
- PL300 dimensions: 43¼ x 11½ x 14¾ inches
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