The GX speaker range is a beautifully conceived congress of materials, technology, design innovation and performance, which expresses the spirit of our acclaimed Platinum speakers at an even more accessible price. By utilising the most precise CAD tools available, and many, many hours of listening, we’ve applied our Platinum driver, crossover and cabinet technologies to a range of entirely new speaker designs, more reminiscent of Platinum than the GS speakers they replace.
Beneath the mirror-like lustre of black or white piano lacquer, Bubinga, Walnut and Natural Oak real wood veneers, are eleven layers of lacquer, built-up individually to achieve the luxurious depth of finish. Once assembled the real-wood cabinets are hand veneered to ensure absolute precision in the joinery and in the grain matching between each pair. To accentuate the clean GX styling all seven models feature the latest 'floating' magnetic grilles. The critical GX driver elements are based on the ground-breaking Platinum designs. The fabulously efficient wideband GX ribbon tweeter reproduces the authentic tonal character of frequencies beyond 60kHz, as well as the inherent nature of the mid-band vocal region to which the ear is most sensitively tuned. In order to integrate mid and bass frequencies with the ribbon, we turned to critical computer-driven FEA tools to optimise the behaviour of the GX bass and mid-driver motors and diaphragms, selecting large voice-coils, powerful magnet structures and rigid, vented die-cast driver chassis to power ribbed RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) C-CAM cones. The drivers are mounted on a single tensioned through-bolt secured to the back of the cabinet. The bolt not only acts as a rigid cabinet brace to reduce box colouration, it removes the need for conventional driver fixing as well, effectively decoupling the driver and front baffle to eliminate another source of unwanted resonance.
By selecting from seven lustrous GX models you'll have the opportunity to experience the wonder of pristine, wideband sound, tailored perfectly to your room. In matching systems for music and home theatre, GX gives you the look, the quality and the performance of a timeless reference design.
03 April, 2013
Monitor Audio has been featured in the TAS Guide to High Performance Loudspeakers!
19 August, 2011
The price of gold is soaring, but does What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision appreciate the audio equivalent?
06 June, 2011
The long awaited Gold GX series has arrived and is flying out the door! The design team at Monitor Audio have done it again!
GX50 Review From SoundStage!
"...the Monitors did a wonderful disappearing act as music filled the space between and around the speakers. The musicians were spread across the front of the room as the GX50s outlined their positions with pinpoint precision."
"The plucks of various stringed instruments -- including acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass guitar -- were crisp and clear, the timbre of each well articulated. Garcia’s voice was placed center stage, in the same plane as the speaker baffles, sounding open and natural, as if he could have been in the room."
"By allowing me to hear the low-level sounds coming from the audience, the Monitors did a nice job of communicating what it must have been like to be in the crowd at this small venue more than 40 years ago."
"With “Prologue,” from Loreena McKennitt’s The Book of Secrets (CD, Quinlan Road 19404), the GX50s again showcased two of their best attributes -- precise imaging and superb soundstaging -- by evoking a tangible sense of depth and sound that emanated from beyond the outer edges of the speakers to create a vast, three-dimensional stage."
"...each instrumental timbre was distinct and clear as day, occupying its own space before me."
"Listeners who value detailed sound will find much to appreciate in these speakers, whose clean sound made it easy to listen deep into the music to hear precisely what was going on."
"Given the GX50’s relatively small size, one thing that surprised me about it with “Prologue” was the drum, the sound of which had enough weight to underpin the music, while its reverberation gave a sense of the space in which it had been recorded."
"I found that percussion was well reproduced through the Monitor Audios, whose mid- to upper bass was agile and incisive, making it the perfect complement to the speakers’ overall excellent clarity."
"The speakers sounded so clean that they were able to illuminate each section of the orchestra, and allowed me to hear plenty of detail. In addition to the fact that there’s a lot happening in this music, War Dance has a pounding rhythm -- the Monitors did a fine job of conveying this performance’s sense of urgency."
"With the Gold GX50, Monitor Audio has produced another fine loudspeaker. It possesses all the hallmarks of the Monitor house sound, along with incisive detail and tight, punchy bass. I found myself drawn to listen to voices through these speakers -- their midrange reproduction was very natural and open, and their ability to produce a well-defined, precise soundstage was outstanding."
- Philip Beaudette, SoundStage Hi-Fi!, December 2014
START ME UP - GX50 Loudspeaker Review
"Visually the GX50 strikes a premium pose from any angle."
"Construction quality and cabinet finish are as good as they get in this price segment. Tolerances appear tight—literally seamless, in fact."
"The GX50 is a midrange-dominant loudspeaker that shines brilliantly on vocals... It relishes the delicacies of musical texture, air, and bloom. It's very effective for its size in mid- and lower-level details and dynamics with an engaging sense of 'being there'—an attribute that encourages you want to keep listening."
"The ribbon is, as I'd expected, sweet, smooth, and superbly detailed in the transient realm."
"Although the GX50 is more a finesse loudspeaker than a headbanger's dream, that's not to say it completely lacks low-end punch; there's genuine 60-70Hz capability here, and perceivably a bit more further down. It's small mid/bass driver is articulate and more than capable of holding its own on tracks from the Rutter Requiem, many of which feature the undertow of a pipe organ beneath the large chorus."
"...Taken on its own terms, the GX50 is beguiling in its strengths and serious in its intentions, and with that ribbon tweeter adds a distinctively sweet flavor to the under-$2k category of loudspeakers."
- Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, January 2013
Monitor Audio Gold GX 5.1 Speaker System
"The Monitor Audio speakers delivered the richness of the doubled-up guitar strings with fullness in the mid frequencies and an amazing bell-like quality in the higher octaves. The depth and texture of this presentation was as close as I’ve heard from a real 12 string guitar."
"The ribbon tweeters reproduced the high frequencies of both instruments and voices with an amazing sizzle and a high level of detail. The tweeter presentation was airy, super clean and smoothly integrated with the mid frequencies, not once did I detect any harshness in the upper registers."
"The Gold GX series served up a perfectly balanced frequency range and one of the cleanest, luscious sounding mid-ranges I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in my home theatre."
"Whether I listened to music or watched movies, they never failed to engage me at the highest level. Voices and instruments sounded true-to-life and hence music was always full of emotion, regardless of choice of genre. On many occasions I felt like the performers were right in my room. During movies with good soundtracks (and visuals) the Gold GX series were capable of creating a total suspension of disbelief, making me feel like I was part of the action."
Sound+Vision GX200 System Review
“…outstanding definition and clarity in the highs, and a soundstage that extended well beyond the towers’ physical locations.”
“The Gold GX system’s crisp, finely layered presentation proved an especially good match for surround music. ..excellent tonal match between the front channels and GXFX surrounds made songs… sound wonderfully seamless. It was like being immersed in a pool of dense, ambient guitar and bass.”
“Drums and bass sounded clean and dynamic — I could clearly feel the wallop of kick drum in my chest. Monitor Golds managed to convey the dense spatial swirl of percussion instruments, keyboards, and background vocals while maintaining excellent clarity on guitars and Bryan Ferry’s frontand-
“…rain really sounded as if it was pouring down in dense sheets from the front of my room. During the chase that ensues, sound-effects pans as the
cars swirled and spun out had a convincingly full, near-360° trajectory. The GXW-15 sub was hardly a wallflower during this sequence. When a freight
train slams into the cab mid-chase, the resulting impact was bone-rattling."
“The GXC 150’s spot-on tonal match with the towers resulted in excellent front-stage clarity.”
“Monitor Audio’s Gold GX system is a well-crafted speaker package that’s capable of pinning you to the couch on movies and drenching your ears with detail on music.”
Buy 'em, keep 'em, love 'em!
"It delivers, clean, clear and vibrant high-frequencies and tidy, deep and powerful lows. Treble instruments and voices soar… The closer you get to naturally recorded, untreated a capella voices, the more important this becomes; The GX300 sailed through this test as if the designer had been listening to renaissance music when putting the GX series through its paces.”
“The other end is fabulously well-upholstered for so small a speaker, too… a lot of bass and a lot going on in the bass… Here, the GX300 gets the balance perfectly right — you could spend 10x as much and not get the same result.”
“The vocal articulation is excellent, and the midrange clear and true.”
“Ultimately, the Monitor Audio sound is one that is big and impressive. It casts a wide soundstage, with full-sized, solid instruments in their own sense of space within that soundstage. It goes loud too. All this, combined with the extension of top and bottom, gives you a sense of immediate impressiveness… few speakers at this price can deliver something this impressive sounding, and even fewer will deliver that while making sure you keep a satisfied smile firmly in place.”
“I can’t help but think Wilson Audio here. The GX300 are more than training wheels for a pair of Wilson Sashas, but there is a strong similarity in character. Both create a big sound, with lots of extension at either ends of the scale. Both have plenty of detail delivery and both have that ability to excite and stun in equal measure... Where the Monitor Audios win over the Wilsons is their ease in installation and equipment partnering… and that you can buy a wall of GX300s for the price of a pair of Sashas.”
“The GX300 gives you a lot of what real people want to hear... It just gives you the sound you like in a fuss-free package. What could be better?”
SoundStage! Hi-Fi GX300 Review
“The sound of the strings was so natural and so brilliantly articulated that I could hear the hollow resonance of the guitar body behind them... I was impressed with the levels of resolution and neutrality conveyed by the GX300s.”
“Listening to it through the GX300s was revelatory: The congestion was gone, leaving me with a deep, wide soundstage. Legend’s and Pink’s voices were imaged with levels of dimension and texture that I hadn’t heard before.”
“In just 20 minutes of listening, it was quite obvious that the Gold GX300 was no stranger to showcasing details; in fact, the speaker seemed to thrive on it.”
“Monitor Audio’s Gold GX300 offers tremendous value to anyone in the market for a mid sized floorstanding speaker.”
“The more time I spent with the Gold GX300s, the more I came to appreciate their distinctive tonal purity and dynamic range, and their uncanny ability to breathe life into pretty much any recording. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Gold GX300. I can’t help but give it my highest recommendation.”
Please note: All finishes may not be available on all products in the range. Santos Rosewood Real Wood veneer is only available for the GXFX.