Monitor Audio Bronze 2
Price: £280 a pair
The Bronze two builds on the strength of its predecessor’s audiophile cred with a neutral tonal balance and high detail resolution combined with high overall efficiency and power handling. These are the perfect ingredients for compelling listening. Armed with a larger 6.5” C-CAM bass driver and front-firing HiVe® port, the turbo-charged Two is capable of effortless dynamic scale and presence, revealing all the dramatic contrast in music and cinema sound. For a speaker of its size, the Two will deliver breath-taking results mounted on a stand and placed up to 8” (20cm) from a wall.
The Bronze 2 has already gained several awards from the HiFi Press, a HiFi News Outstanding Product Award, WHAT HiFi’s Best Loudspeaker Of the Year 2015 (£200 - £400 price range). Once again the Bronze Range moves the performance up a notch over it’s illustrious predecessor.
New C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
New 6 1/2” bass driver with concave ‘dished’ C-CAM® cone profile
HiVe® port technology
Single bolt-through driver systems for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
High quality crossovers with premium grade Polypropylene film capacitors used throughout
Rigid 18mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet coloration
Invisible magnetic grille fixing
Bi-wire/Bi-amp terminal configuration
Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes
42Hz - 30KHz
Maximum SPL (dBA @1M – each)
Power Handling R.M.S.
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
Bass reflex - HiVe®II Port technology
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 6 1/2" C-CAM® bass/mid-range driver
1 x 25mm gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)
350 x 185 x 255
13 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 10 1/16 inches
Complete Dimensions inc grille & terminals: (H x W x D)
350 x 185 x 281
13 3/4 x 7 5/16 x 11 1/16 inches
5.3kg (11lb 10oz)
What Hi-Fi? have taken another look at the Bronze series to highlight the Bronze 2, commenting on the capabilities of such a compact bookshelf speaker:
"We're impressed by the Bronze 2's ability to stay composed, even at high volumes, and by the scale of their presentation."
As well as praising the performance of the new Bronze 2s, What Hi-Fi? commended the development from previous generations. New technology has been introduced, whilst retaining the best qualities of the highly-regarded Bronze series that came before:
"An object lesson in how to take a great-sounding speaker and refine it further. Arguably the best Bronzes yet"
Read the review in full in the March 2016 issue of What Hi-Fi? available now.
A COVETED HI-FI NEWS ‘OUTSTANDING’ BADGE JOINS A WHAT HI-FI? AWARD IN CONFIRMING THE BRONZE 2 AS A BUDGET SUPERSTAR!
Usually reserved for the finest megabucks systems, the Hi Fi News ‘Outstanding’ badge is a genuine measure of hi-fi greatness, so we’re absolutely delighted that the latest honouree should come from a Monitor Audio budget range! Having just collected a What Hi-Fi? Award for its supreme performance and value, the amazing Bronze 2 is now confirmed as ‘Outstanding’ by one of the world’s most respected specialist audio magazines. In its February 16 issue Hi-Fi News says “…they have excellent bass power and control for their size, being as adept with kicking rhythms as they are with the weight of orchestral strings and percussion. Add to that a fine, fresh view of the midband and treble, enabling them to bring out the character of voices and lead instruments, and a high treble that's detailed while at the same time sweet and clean-sounding, and you have a speaker fully able to take the listener into the heart of the music…these are honest, attractive and classy little speakers, and they're a great buy.”
WHAT HI-FI? SOUND AND VISION
BRONZE 2 OCTOBER 2015
BEST STEREO SPEAKER £200 - £400
"This latest generation of Bronze 2 is arguably the best yet. This is a truly complete speaker for the money"