Monitor Audio Silver Fx Dipole/Bipole Surround Speakers

Features

Angled Surround Design:
  • The Monitor Audio Silver series FX loudspeaker has been specially designed as a surround or surround back speaker.
  • Its discreetly profiled angled baffle design incorporates a single front-mounted 6" C-CAM/RST midbass driver and twin side-mounted 1" C-CAM tweeters.
Twin 1" Tweeters:
  • Distortion from air compression at the back of a tweeter dome has been eliminated by Silver's new 1" C-CAM tweeter design, which vents into a large rear-loading chamber, producing much lower resonance and better overall damping.
  • The frequency response from the new tweeter is more accurate at lower frequencies for a smoother more natural handover with the mid/bass driver.
  • Meanwhile high frequency extension has been improved and break-up reduced by improvements in cone geometry and drive mechanism.
  • 6" Woofers Unlike conventional cones, which incorporate a center aperture for the voice-coil, the 6" dimpled RST (Rigid Surface Technology) C-CAM cone deployed by the Silver series FX surround speaker takes the form of a continuous uninterrupted radiating dish having inherently greater strength and area.
  • The voice coil sits beneath and is coupled to a larger motor by an innovative, more efficient drive assembly.
C-CAM Technology:
  • The 1" tweeter and two 6" woofers of the Silver FX surround loudspeaker utilize Monitor Audio's proprietary C-CAM speaker technology.
C-CAM Gold-Dome Tweeter:
  • The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy, gold anodized to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics.
  • Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modeling 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.
C-CAM Cone Woofer:
  • Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components.
  • Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency.
  • In manufacture, aluminum/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness.
  • Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material.
  • Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion.
  • C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range.
RST (Rigid Surface Technology):
  • The Silver series FX surround speaker combines Rigid Surface Technology (RST) with its C-CAM cone woofer design for a stronger, lighter weight cone.
  • The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile was 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 it surface.
  • Developed and perfect using sophisticated computer modeling (Finite Element Analysis), the Silver series midbass drivers have been strengthened by a pattern of dimples.
  • 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 Monitor Audio can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CM 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.
Dipole/Bipole Switch:
  • Each speaker can be configured for bipole or dipole mode.
  • Before changing your FX's from bipole mode to dipole mode, please ensure that the speaker wires are disconnected from the loudspeakers.
  • This helps to protect your amplifier and speakers. The factory setting is bipole.
Bipole Mode:
  • In bipole mode, all drivers (tweeters and midbass) are in phase.
  • This feature is designed for when the FX is set up as a rear/surround speaker in a typical 5.1 channel system, or alternatively in a 7.1 channel system without a second pair of FX's for rear/surround duties.
Dipole Mode:
  • In dipole mode, the rear firing tweeters are out of phase with the other tweeter and midbass driver.
  • It is best to implement this configuration when using two pairs of FX's as part of a 7.1 channel system, with the FX's taking up positions on the side and rear walls.
Note:
  • The Silver FX are labeled specifically for right and left. When using two pairs of Silver FX's in a 7.1 system, you need to use the Right speaker for the rear surround left and the Left speaker for the rear surround right.
  • This is because of the tweeter phasing.
Single Through-Bolt Mount:
  • The tweeter and midbass woofers are fixed to the cabinet with a single through-bolt driver fixing mount.
  • This single-through-bolt mount design provides mechanical de-coupling and enhanced midband clarity and resolution.
  • The through-bolts also act as rigid cross bracing to give a very solid non-resonant cabinet.
Sealed MDF Enclosure:
  • The Silver FX employs a sealed MDF enclosure for accurate, uncolored sound. Rigid 20mm MDF construction is used throughout the enclosure with radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet coloration. 
High Quality Crossover & Wiring:
  • The Silver FX uses a high quality crossover with premium grade polypropylene film capacitors.
  • The speaker also utilizes "Pureflow" silver plated OFC copper internal cabling.
Gold-Plated Binding Posts:
  • The Silver FX is fitted with gold-plated binding post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single only).
  • The binding post terminals are recessed so they don't interfere with mounting the speaker on your wall.
Wall-Mountable:
  • The Monitor Audio Silver series FX surround loudspeaker can be wall-mounted via the two keyhole slots on the back panel (screws not included).
  • The two key-hole slots are positioned 7.875" apart. A wall-mount template is included to help position the speaker on your wall.
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