Wednesday, 01 December 1999
huge sound in a small package solidly sums up the performance of the
Monitor Audio Silver 4 speakers ($849 a pair) and ASW 210 subwoofer
($999). The small 15.5-inch by eight-inch main speakers, coupled with
the 200-watt self-powered subwoofer, were a welcome surprise. Sat/sub
speaker systems are a dime a dozen these days and that’s what a lot of
them are worth. Just as in my past experiences with Monitor Audio
products, I was not disappointed in the least.
patented cone material for all drivers, C-CAM (Ceramic Coated Aluminum
Magnesium alloy), is light and rigid. The Silver 4’s are a two-way
design, front-ported, with a 6.5-inch mid-bass driver and a gold dome
tweeter. There are two sets of sturdy, gold-plated binding posts on
each speaker for bi-wiring. The subwoofer is outfitted with two 10-inch
drivers, one downfiring and the other forward-firing.
While the Silver 4’s are small and capable of sitting comfortably on ...