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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. 

Features

  • Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium (C-CAM®) drivers
  • C-CAM Gold dome tweeter
  • Rigid Surface Technology (RST®) mid-range and bass drivers
  • Bolt-through Driver design
  • HiVe®II High Velocity reflex port
  • Real wood veneer and lacquer finishes

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Related Reviews

Soundstage Access logo

August 2014

Silver 6 Reviewer's Choice

“No other compact music system that I am aware of could capture the scale of this music so effortlessly, or so energize a listening room, as did these in mine.”

“...this recording’s dramatic changes in tempo and dynamics were tracked wonderfully by the S6, whose clean, composed presentation
made it easy to follow the madness. What fun! This is exactly why anyone who loves music should own a pair of speakers like these.”

"The C-CAM drivers sounded quick and incisive, with a real crispness that made them seem fast; by this, I mean that they offered a tight, controlled sound that could start and stop on a dime."

"Using a word like crisp to describe a speaker’s sound might seem to imply that that sound was bright. The S6 was not bright. The superb level of detail it uncovered was not the result of tipping up the high frequencies to draw attention to them in a way that one might mistakenly perceive as enhanced detail. Rather, it was the combination of several factors, including their solidly constructed cabinets and high-quality drivers, that gave the S6s excellent clarity and allowed them to possess such magnificent resolution."

"Rather than belch out loose, woolly bass in an effort to dig down a few more hertz, their low-end output fell off fairly quickly, leaving behind punchy, agile bass. Despite being of only modest size, they were able to create a big sound with more than enough power to energize my room. I never felt the need for a subwoofer or bigger speakers."

"...the drums sounded quick and incisive, propelling the track forward with a great sense of pace, rhythm, and timing."

"...the Silver 6 costs just one-third of the Argon3L’s price. That’s what makes the Monitor remarkable. While they aren’t sonically identical, both should appeal to listeners who value resolution, imaging, and transparency, and who also want a speaker that can rock out and sound effortless while doing so. That the Silver 6 did this for a fraction of the Argon3L’s price while coming very close to the Amphion’s level of performance I found incredible, and it makes the Monitor an amazing value."

"This is a tightly contested segment of the speaker market, and there are other worthy options, but they don’t all look as good as the Silver 6, and even fewer offer the sort of clarity and resolution of these amazing performers."

"After living with them for a while, I can say that this British speaker is the perfect solution for someone who cares about good sound...”

 

                           - Philip Beaudette, SoundStage! Access, August 2014

 

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Sound & Vision Magazine logo

July 2014

Silver 10 5.1 System Review

“Monitor’s impressive Silver series is a triumph, a treat to hear, and well worth seeking out for a serious audition.”

“Overall, the fit and finish of the speakers is impeccable.”

“A good sub was clearly needed in my situation, and on music the W-12 did the trick. Drums were tight and punchy. Organ had impressive weight, if not quite the “count the cycles” grunt of some bigger subs. But there was never a sense of something missing; the bass was satisfying when present in the source and unobtrusive when not.”

“With the W-12 in tow, the Silver 10s demonstrated that they could compete with the big boys.”

“...on well-recorded material (both music and movies—I never felt the need for the Integra’s THX Re-Eq on the latter), their sound was open and detailed, with an appealingly real sparkle and liveliness.”

“The all-important midrange was also a treat. There was no obvious coloration. Closely miked vocals sounded as immediate as they should; more distantly recorded performers were laid-back where they belong. Image depth (if present in the recording) was good, and lateral imaging precise."

“The W-12 is clearly an audiophile-quality subwoofer, and more than satisfying on music.”

“In conveying the movie’s extreme dynamics, natural dialogue, precise scene-to-scene ambience, and (most notably) astonishing score, the Silvers left nothing on the table."

“Even on quieter films, the Silvers left a positive vibe. Anonymous, a vastly underrated movie from 2011, consists mainly of clean dialogue punctuated by a sweet score that sneaks up on you. On the Silvers, it reminded me once again that a good surround system isn’t just for action.”

“You just might be as immensely impressed by what Monitor Audio has accomplished here as I was.”

"Honestly, I couldn’t have wished for more from any system.”

 

                           - Thomas Norton, www.SoundandVision.com, July 2014

 

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July 2014

AV Forums: Highly Recommended!

"Score 9/10: Exciting yet refined sound; Good bass extension; Lovely build and finish; Flexible positioning."

“The design delivers a richly detailed mid-range that retains a wonderful sense of clarity and precise imaging. Clearly all Monitor Audio’s hard work at improving the mid-range performance has paid off...”

“The combination of melancholy vocals, acoustic guitar and some marvellous electric guitar from both Bernard Butler and David Gilmour sounded wonderful on the Silver 8s.”

“All these tests showed that the Silver 8 were capable of delivering a detailed stereo image with a wide dynamic range and real control, resulting in a focused soundstage that was able to distinguish individual instruments well.”

“The performance was excellent, with the speakers delivering an open and warm soundstage that retained both detail and clarity.”

“...the Silver 8s produced a sound that was rich and refined but also had plenty of range, meaning they can handle just about anything from female vocals to bass heavy rock to a full orchestra.”

“Their combination of looks, build quality and performance make them great value and you definitely won’t be disappointed with their versatility and refinement. Highly Recommended.”

"Their combination of looks, build quality and performance make them great value and you definitely won't be disappointed with their versatility and refinement. Highly Recommended."

 

                                                    - Steve Withers, AVForums.com July 2014

 

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Hi-Fi Choice Magazine logo

June 2014

Figure Of Eight

"Interestingly, the Silver 8 has no real weaknesses... it doesn't hurt, offend, frighten or intimidate — it just gets on the job, does it well, and doesn't make a fuss."

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."

"This is an excellent all-round loudspeaker that most will really enjoy...people wanting a really capable design that gets on with the job of playing music in a subtle yet sophisticated way will love it."

 

                                                    - David Price, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2014

 

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April 2014

AV Forums Silver 6AV12 Review

"If you want a speaker package that delivers on sound and aesthetics, this is a great place to start looking."

"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."

"What makes this more exciting still is that while it looks excellent, this is a package that delivers sonically too. The performance is exciting but easy to live with and the dedicated surround speakers and clever subwoofer setup software give these speakers a cinematic performance that is unfailingly enjoyable."

                                                    - Ed Selley, AVForums.com

 

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision logo

February 2014

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."

"Overall, this Silver 6AV12 is a hugely capable package... worth serious consideration."

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Finishes

  • Walnut Real Wood VeneerWalnut Real Wood Veneer
  • Black Oak Real Wood VeneerBlack Oak Real Wood Veneer
  • Rosenut Real Wood VeneerRosenut Real Wood Veneer
  • High Gloss Black LacquerHigh Gloss Black Lacquer
  • High Gloss White LacquerHigh Gloss White Lacquer

Please note: All finishes may not be available on all products in the range.

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