Monitor Launches New Radius Sub-Sat Set
The Radius HD range promises more style, practicality, and better performance.
Monitor Audio Radius HD
Monitor Audio has added nine new models to the Monitor Audio Radius HD line.
September 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Did Monitor Audio have the “original compact audiophile sub/sat?” We don’t want to debate, just celebrate—the company’s latest Radius HD offerings.

Designed to slip into any space and decor, the new set includes ultra compact satellites, plasma on-walls, floorstanding loudspeakers, and even powered subwoofers. Each one promises more versatile mounting options, new fancy finishes, and a better performance. Now that’s a total overhaul! The new options include:

The Radius R45HD: The tiny R45HD is the perfect satellite speaker for front left-center-right and rear surround theater use. It features a combo 3-inch MMPII cone bass driver and a rear-firing 0.75-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter. ($330 per pair)

The Radius R90HD: Featuring a 4-inch MMPII bass driver and a 1-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter, this micro monitor includes a bracket for easy wall or ceiling mounting. ($450 per pair)

The Radius R180HD: It takes up a little more space, but the R180HD also pumps out more bass and sound. It can be installed horizontally or vertically and used as a main, a rear or a center-channel speaker. ($250 each)

The Radius R225HD: At 24 inches high, this slim speaker is designed to match many of today’s 40- and 50-inch flat panels. It has two 4-inch MMPII bass drivers and a 1-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. ($400 each)

The Radius R250HD: A curvy profile and a 30-inch height make this unit stand out amongst even the sexiest flat TVs. Two 4-inch MMPII bass drivers and a 1-inch CCAM gold dome tweeter providing bass right down to 50 Hz make it a perfect choice as a center-channel speaker. ($450 each)

The Radius R-One-HD: Billed as a complete departure for Monitor’s design, this unit is inspired by single-cabinet front L-C-R theater solutions. Each unit features twin 4-inch MMPII bass drivers and a 1-inch CCAM gold dome tweeter in the center-channel section, and a single 4-inch MMPII bass driver and 1-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeters in left- and right-channel sections. ($800 each)

The Radius R270HD: This unit combines twin 4-inch MMPII bass drivers and a 1-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter in a slim floor-standing speaker. ($1,000 per pair)

The Radius R360HD: This super-compact powered subwoofer combines an 8-inch downward-firing driver and a 100-watt amplifier. It boasts variable crossover frequency control from 40Hz-180Hz, 0-180 degree phase switch, stereo and LFE RCA inputs, silicone rubber anti-resonance feet, and two EQ settings for music or video program optimization. ($600 each)

The Radius R370HD: This nifty subwoofer offers a 10-inch CCAM down-firing driver and a 250-watt amp to reach down to 28Hz. ($800 each)

The Radius R45HD, R90HD, R180HD, R360HD, R370HD, and R270HD are available in five finishes. The Radius R225HD, R250HD, and R-One-HD are just in black, white, and silver piano lacquer veneers. There’s also optional RHD Floor Stands available for $225 per pair. Everything will be available in October.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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