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Monitor Audio Expands On Outdoor Entertainment

Monitor Audio Expands On Outdoor Entertainment

CLG160 steps up the sound quality for open air living.

Monitor Audio, the renowned British loudspeaker specialist, is ensuring installers can provide their customers with a premium quality, ‘al fresco’ audio experience, by adding a new outdoor speaker to its Climate Garden system range.

“More and more homeowners want to enjoy great quality music beyond the home,” comments Monitor Audio’s Technical Director, Dean Hartley. “Our current Climate Garden system range has already helped installers take advantage of this opportunity. But, we recognised a gap in the market for a slightly larger model that is capable of providing increased audio coverage in larger gardens. With the new CLG160, we now have the power combined with Monitor Audio’s signature quality to provide great sounding music in the great outdoors.”

The Climate Garden system CLG160 features a 6” bass driver and Monitor Audio’s 25mm Gold C-CAM dome tweeter to deliver clarity, punchy deep bass, mid to high frequencies and high sound pressure levels. The tweeter is co-axially orientated to ensure the audio is directed towards the listening zone.

Multiple speakers, including the CLG160’s little brother, the CLG140, can be connected using the integrated 70/100v line distribution system. This provides installers with a fantastic scalable system, which can feature a large number of speakers, connected to just a single amplifier with 70/100 volt line capability and crossover features. The speaker can be paired up with a Monitor Audio CLG-W12 subwoofer.

Installation is simple, thanks to the requirement for the speaker to be wired in a mono configuration and powered by one amplifier channel. The other amplifier channel can be used to power the subwoofer. This configuration allows the levels between bass and mid-high range to be easily equalized. Alternatively, the system can be designed to provide stereo operation if desired by creating stereo left/right zones.


Suitable for ground level installation within the garden and around decking areas or mounted onto a tree, pole or garden fence, the CLG160 speaker features a rigid cast polymer shell which ensures it is resilient to extreme weather conditions. The high quality and heavy duty casing is certified to a rating of IP55. A thermal overload protection (PTC) is integrated into each speaker to protect against accidental power overload. Once tripped, it will automatically reset when power is reduced, resuming the system to a normal condition.

Despite being installed outside, the aesthetics of the speakers are just as important. Finished in dark brown, the CLG160 blends seamlessly into this environment to provide high quality sound for outdoor entertainment, whilst not distracting from the landscape. The speaker casing can be painted a different colour, if required. Cables are kept out of sight by passing through the bracket and ground spike.

Key Features

• High performance, high quality

• Purposely designed 6” MMPII bass-mid range driver

• 25m C-CAM gold dome tweeter – coaxially mounted

• Optimised for high sensitivity and wide dispersion

• 70/100v line level operation –internal matching transformer

• Designed to operate under extreme climatic conditions (-20°C to 70°C)

• Cabinet constructed from rigid, high impact cast polymer for long life and durability

• Bracket mounting made from die-cast aluminium alloy

• Garden spike (CLG-SPIKE R) and mount (CLG-MOUNT) available separately

• Tree or pole mounting possible with additional fixings

• Certified to IP55 rating

• Encapsulated cable inside spike and mount for discreet appearance

• Dark Brown finish to blend into garden environment.

• Applications – garden, theme parks and deck areas

• Paintable to blend into alternative settings

• PTC overload protection against power overload


For more information or to arrange a demonstration, email [email protected]

Additional technical details on the company’s comprehensive range of smart home solutions are available at

Monitor Audio Ltd

24 Brook Road,

Rayleigh, Essex,

SS6 7XJ England

T. + 44 (0)1268 740580

F. + 44 (0)1268 740589

E. [email protected]


Frequency Response (-6dB) 80Hz – 30KHz

Sensitivity ([email protected]) 89dB

Impedance (nominal) 70/100 Volt line level

Maximum S.P.L (@1m) 107 dBA

Power Handling 60 Watts (crossover set to minimum [email protected]/Octave)

Amplifier Requirements (RMS) 10-60 watts per speaker

Driver Complement 1 x 6” MMPII cone bass-mid driver

1 x 25mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter – Coaxially oriented

Crossover recommendation (high pass) 80Hz at a minimum of 12dB/Octave (24dB/Octave optimum)

External Dimensions: (Diameter x D) 19 DIA x 22 DEEP (CM)

Bracket Pivot Angle 180 degrees

Connection Encapsulated cable connection.

Environmental Protection Rating IP55

Operating Temperature Range -20° TO 70° C / -4° TO 158° F

Finishes Available Dark Brown

Dispersion 60 degrees

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