Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.

Monitor Audio Bronze 200 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Taken in isolation, there’s next-to nothing to take serious issue with here. But, of course, nothing is ever heard in isolation – and by the standards of seriously affordable floorstanding loudspeakers, the Bronze 200 are just a little hazy and indecisive where the details are concerned. Oh, it’s not as if they’re giving a huge amount of information away – but listen to Roots Manuva’s Sinny Sin Sins [Big Dada] and some of the intricacies and tiny harmonic details go astray. There’s virtually no impact on the musicality of the Monitor Audio presentation, and consequently virtually no impact and how enjoyably listenable these speakers are – but if you audition price-comparable rivals from other entry-level heroes like Q Acoustics or DALI you may find the Bronze 200 lack a little insight.

They make up for it in other areas, though. Those alternative designs have to acknowledge Monitor Audio supremacy where control is concerned, and no rival describes a more coherent or better organised soundstage. But if the devil (or, more accurately in this instance, the last soupçon of sonic enjoyment) is in the details, it’s possible to be left a little frustrated by the Bronze 200 delivery.

But – at the risk of labouring the point – context is everything. Given that a floorstander at this sort of money is, by definition, compromised, Monitor Audio has minimised and disguised the compromises it’s made to an almost laughable degree. If your system justifies this sort of outlay, you need to hear the Bronze 200.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: 2.5-way; 2 × bass reflex port
  • Driver complement: 1 × 25mm C-CAM gold dome tweeter; 2 × 140mm C-CAM mid/bass driver
  • Frequency response: 35Hz–30kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 700Hz; 2.4kHz
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal; 4.4 Ohms minimum
  • Sensitivity: 88dB/W/m
  • Dimensions (H×W×D): 909 × 229 × 304mm
  • Weight: 13kg/each
  • Finishes: White; Black; Walnut; Urban Grey
  • Price: £570 per pair

Manufacturer: Monitor Audio Ltd

URL: monitoraudio.com

Distributor: Monitor Audio Ltd

Tel: +44(0)1268 740580

Pages: 1 2 3

Read Next From Review

See all
Rogers LS3/5A SE stand-mount loudspeakers
REVIEW

Rogers LS3/5A SE stand-mount loudspeakers

The LS3/5A is an iconic design. Change it at your peril. Rogers is a classic maker of LS3/5A loudspeakers, and they just modified the LS3/5A. The LS3/5A SE replaces the front baffle of the loudspeaker with a new material and improves the sound. Will there be pitchforks and torches ready to burn the heretics, or does it make a good speaker better, asks Alan Sircom.

Line Magnetic
REVIEW

Line Magnetic LM-512 CA preamp/LM-845 Premium integrated/power amp

Line Magnetic has captured the hearts of many audiophiles with its high performance valve/tube amplifiers at extremely keen prices. But are they really a great deal? Jason Kennedy thinks so.

Amphion Argon 3S stand-mount loudspeaker
REVIEW

Amphion Argon 3S stand-mount loudspeaker

Having tried - and bought - the Amphion Argon 7LS floor-standers, Steve Dickinson wonders how do the smaller Argon 3S stand-mount loudspeakers compare.

Børresen Acoustics 01 Silver Supreme Edition stand‑mount loudspeaker
REVIEW

Børresen Acoustics 01 Silver Supreme Edition stand‑mount loudspeaker

In a world where loudspeakers are boring, in a time where people are held captive at home. One man, a renegade speaker designer, can change everything. Now. More. Than. Ever… Børresen: Rise of the Silver Supreme

Sign Up To Our Newsletter