If you love fabulous sound and design, get ready for a blissful experience. From each of eight new Silver Series models you’ll enjoy a unity of form and function that is as precise as it is compelling; the product of over forty years of speaker development, invested with our love for accurate audio, imbued with our belief in design perfection.
Super-slender and finished in a choice of Rosenut, Walnut, Natural Oak, and Black Oak real-wood veneers - and in devastatingly chic gloss black and white - the new Silver range is a beguiling force of nature and state-of-the-art loudspeaker design, made to re-energise entertainment in your home.
Features introduced by our prestigious Platinum and Gold series speakers have been enhanced, and recent innovations in driver engineering incorporated across an extended new range, which includes two stand mount models: Silver 1 and 2; three floor speakers: Silver 6, 8, 10; and dedicated centre, ‘FX’ surround and active subwoofer models. While Silver 1, 2, 6, centre and FX retain the form factor of their predecessors, the Silver 8 becomes a full three way design, and new to the Silver genre, the Silver 10 tower offers an up-scaled floor-standing format, featuring twin 8” bass drivers for a deeper more dynamic and consistent response in larger rooms.
27 February, 2014
Monitor Audio's Silver 6 AV12 System Receives a 5 Star Review!
02 December, 2013
SoundStage Hi-Fi included Monitor Audio's Silver 8 loudspeaker in their "Best Of CEDIA 2013" Awards
Figure Of Eight
The Silver 8 is surprisingly unfussy. I stand it about 30cm from the rear wall, gently toed -in and it sings. It has a surprisingly clean and neutral sound - unlike some rivals that also use metal coned drivers."
"The Silver 8 sounds wonderfully integrated and all-of-a-piece. Thomas Dolby's One of Our Submarines Is Missing comes over with a combination of detail and decorum that I simply hadn't expected at this price."
"Bass is strong and well articulated, midband crisp yet smooth and the treble beautifully detailed."
"It gives the very pleasant combination of openness and musicality, which proves infectious on Black Uhuru's Party Next Door."
"...far better than most price rivals in its ability to conjure up a cavernous soundstage."
"Indeed, one great talent of the 8 is its ability with vocals; there's a sense of natural ease that makes even the most challenging female voices a pleasure."
"That dome tweeter really is very good, and marries so well with the midrange driver that you'd be forgiven for thinking you were hearing a far more expensive speaker."
"At its price though, to criticise would be churlish, because it's just so darned competent at everything you can throw at it."
- David Price, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014
AV Forums Silver 6AV12 Review
"As well as convenient controls, the whole package is built to the impeccable standards we've come to expect from Monitor Audio."
"The build quality is excellent too."
"The top end of the latest Silver range is extremely impressive. The detail that Monitor Audio specializes in is still present in spades but there is a smoothness to how it presents material."
"Even when pushed to high volume levels, the Monitor Audios are utterly unflappable and free of aggression."
"The Expendables is still a plot vacuum of the first order but the Monitors manage to create a sense of order and cohesion in the combat sequences that is vital to making sense of events. Even as levels climb, they stay controlled, detailed and very engrossing. A factor that helps the performance is that the main C-CAM driver used across all the speakers has enough impact to mean that the subwoofer is augmenting them rather than having to work above its comfort zone. Gunfire has real punch and impact and the dialogue (such as it is) is still clear and easy to follow. "
"This leaves the Silver W12 to get on with the business of sub bass and this is something it does extremely effectively."
"Bass extension is deep, clean and extremely potent. Furthermore, the APC system does genuinely work to avoid resonance or room spikes."
"When watching the cheerful insanity of Troll Hunter, the way that the FX opens out the Norwegian forest is excellent. The diffusion of sound effectively creates the impression of there being more than two sources for it and the out of phase dipole setting in particular is extremely effective."
- Ed Selley, AVForums.com
Superb AV Package Shines
"Its talents start with superb build quality extending to a wide range of finishes, and end with sound quality that will worry most rivals."
"And it sounds cleaner and more precise than ever."
"This sub uses a sealed enclosure, which in theory trades outright quantity of bass for improved precision and a greater flexibility of positioning."
"The complete Silver package is a deeply impressive performer."
"Here the Silver's clarity comes to the fore, and the package's ability to keep control over a wide range of sound effects as well as the main vocal track impresses."
"This film also highlights the quality of the Silver Centre, as it renders voices with impressive insight and precision."
"We're taken with the subwoofer too. It's not unduly large but delivers a powerful and punchy performance."
"...the silver 6s emerge as insightful, polished performers."
Canada Hi-Fi Silver 8 Review
"I was not expecting this much involvement from such a modestly priced floorstander. I was testing it alongside a number of higher priced models, and it never embarrassed itself in their company."
"I suspect the gold domed tweeter is responsible for a good part of my satisfaction. It has a wide dispersion so you are not limited to a narrow sweet spot, and it offers excellent extension and strong levels of detail without sounding etched."
"Here the soundstage is wide, with instruments well located within it. It’s a big sound, hypnotic, detailed and fast paced."
"The Silver 8 produces a very punchy rich orchestral sound and conveys good weight in Shostakovich’s Tenth on the Naxos label. Its reflexes are fast, its performance effortless as always, and it is easy to follow the complex structure."
"In a smaller scale classical work, Mozart’s Divertimento in E Flat, I enjoyed the rich string tone and instrumental colour, the strong imaging, the wide bandwidth and the excellent overall balance, which allowed me to follow each line simultaneously."
"So there you have it – a very successful package fully competitive with others at its price point and even 25 percent above. It has refinement, wide bandwidth, warmth, speed and tone colour all in its favour, and it seems to take everything easily in its stride."
"If you are looking today for a floor standing speaker for under $3,000, put this right at the top of your audition list. You won’t be sorry."
Their Energy, Detail and Zing Will Wow You
"The new Silver range is a thorough reworking of the series it replaces."
"The Silver 6s immediately impress as compact, handsome and sturdy speakers... there's no arguing with the luxuriousness of these speakers' build."
"After a good 72 hours of initial use under their belts they deliver a vigorous, up-and-at-'em sound with a level of enthusiasm that borders on the relentless."
"...there's nothing to touch them where the entry into individual notes is concerned - a rare quality at any price. It makes for a well defined presentation too, with even pedestrian recordings given tangible momentum."
"Integration between the drivers, though, is absolutely first-rate. At the bottom of the frequency range the Silver 6s delve pretty deep and hit hard."
"No matter the type, quality or source of the recording offered, the Monitor Audio Silver 6s sink their teeth in and give it a damn good shaking. Nothing can touch them for crispness."
Please note: All finishes may not be available on all products in the range.