The North West's Leading Musical Fidelity Specialist

The North West's Leading Musical Fidelity Specialist

Monitor Audio Platinum PL500 Series II


Price: £15000 a pair

Monitor Audio’s PL 500 Series II, is a loudspeaker that Dean Hartley and the engineers at Monitor Audio have been dying to build - a true Flagship Model, bold in appearance, majestic in size, a true platform for Dean and his colleagues to demonstrate all that Monitor Audio have learned over the past 40 plus years. Measuring nearly 6 feet tall and weighing in at nearly 100Kg per speaker, this is truly a major addition to the world of high end audio.

Measured against its peers, there is no finer audio ambassador than the majestic PL500 II. Here you’ll discover the essence of Platinum II engineering: silken layers of the finest high frequency definition suspended on an explicit midrange, seamlessly underpinned by a deep, clean and responsive bass foundation. More than ever the sound has a physical authority, conveying the ‘live’ character of instruments, voices and atmospheres as if they had materialised three-dimensionally in the air around you. This is fidelity in the raw, magnificent in stature, seductive for its rhythmic subtlety and utterly captivating in the sheer magnitude of its dynamic impact. Our most sophisticated system of no fewer than four 8” RDT®II bass drivers, twin 4” RDT II midrange transducers and MPD tweeter will render the entire harmonic sweep of every work with pin sharp timing and accuracy. Your music and film sound alive, immersive and uncompromised.

4 x 8" RDT®II long throw bass drivers
2 x 4" RDT II mid-range drivers
MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
4 x HiVe®II ports
New patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound
Bespoke speaker terminals and footings
Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion
Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics
Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality
TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration
Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
Individual driver grilles
Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer

System Format
3 Way - 7 Driver

Frequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13)
22Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

Maximum S.P.L.
120dBA (pair)

Nominal Impedance
4Ω (4.2Ω min. @ 120Hz)

Power Handling (RMS)

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)
150 - 400W

Cabinet Design
Four HiVe®II ports
Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure

Drive Unit Compliment
4 x 8" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers
2 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver
1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency
MF/HF: 3.6kHz
LF/MF: 460Hz

External Dimensions (Inc. plinth) (H x W x D)
1803 x 504 x 626mm
(71 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

External Dimensions (Inc. feet & spikes) (H x W x D)
1848 x 504 x 626mm
(723/4 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

Weight (each)
99.1kg (218lb)




Mid Range and Tweeter Configuration

PL-driver_2 PL-driver-detail-crop_1

RDT Driver






Piano Black Gloss


Santos Rosewood


Real Leather Baffle Covering