The diminutive RX1 is configured to offer an impressively natural, rhythmic sound in a beautifully compact and practical form. Standing at just 312mm tall, the RX1 will deliver faithful crystal-clear definition and power from just about anywhere. Perfect for music and film sound where space is at a premium, the RX1 provides elite Monitor Audio quality to refresh and enliven your system.
|System Format:||2 Way|
|Frequency Response:||45Hz - 35Hz|
|Nominal Impedance:||6 Ohms|
|Maximum SPL (dBA):||111.8|
|Power Handling (RMS):||80W|
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS):||25-80W|
|Bass Alignment:||Bass reflex - rear ported.
HiVe®II port System
|Tweeter Crossover Frequency:||3.0kHz|
|Drive Unit Complement:||1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver.
1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
|Product External Dimensions:
(H x W x D)
|312 x 185 x 240 mm
(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 9 7/16 inch)
|Individual Weight:||6.8 Kg (15 lb)|
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats.
The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
A new type of port technology which uses a straight rifled design to accelerate air flow and reduce turbulence. HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port, the result is fast powerful bass coupled with superior transient response.
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Monitor Audio has applied this principle in designing the CAM/RST cones for the GX and RX ranges. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), the GX mid and bass driver cones have been strengthened by a series of radial ribs; the RX driver cones by a pattern of dimples. Our simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
Hi-Fi Choice: RX1 Review
“It set up a warm, spacious groove, almost as if the music had slowed down and you could hear into the mix more (always a good sign, as it’s not blurring the notes).”
“I suddenly found myself able to lock on to individual strands better, and enjoy following the maracas and tom-tom work. Suddenly I wasn’t just hearing
notes either; they had differing amounts of dynamic articulation; things weren’t all shouting at me.”
“Bass was stronger perhaps than all the others here, yet tuneful and less prone to signposting the cabinet’s boxiness. Treble was spacious, delicate and crisp, carrying all the harmonics from a trumpet...”
“...that monster bassline didn’t detract from a beautiful wash of synth sound further up the frequency range. It sparkled away, scything through the morass of thick bass.”
Bringing Home The Silver!
“The gorgeous Rosenut veneer on our samples is the best simulation of genuine rosewood I’ve ever seen."
“…the bass from the Monitor system was as impressive as any I’ve heard in my listening room.”
“The RX8’s neutral midrange lacks any identifiable coloration, and its high end sparkles with detail. It’s a lively, arresting sound, with no false emphasis anywhere.”
“...with the Silver RX speakers and sub, firing on all cylinders, orchestral soundtrack scores sounded spectacular.”
“From vocals to drum kit to piano and instrumental shadings of all varieties in between, the sound through the Monitor system was luscious.”
“No single piece of material I auditioned blew me away more than the opening 15 minutes of Star Trek (2009). Music, effects, dialogue, and bass all came together in a spectacular way. Even at the highest playback level I could stand, the sound was highly detailed and never grating.”
“…I can say that for less than half the price of a pair of PL300s alone, this Silver RX system is a very special value—and an incredible ride.”
Silver RX1s strike a rich seam
"Form and function in perfect harmony, these speakers will sit pretty in any home."
13 July 2013 Phil Johnson
The sound is crystal clear and adds drama and emotion to the music.
06 October 2012 Keith Jones
I have been a professional musician for over 50 yrs as a Bass & Tuba player and have owned many systems and listened to studio reference speakers under numerous applications and for the price of these speakers. I own the RX1's as I haven't heard any that come close to the uncolored performance of these little beauties.