Monitor Audio Silver 50 Bookshelf Speakers -High Gloss Black (Pair)


Silver Series:

  • Revered By Audiophiles Around The Globe, Monitor Audio's Award-winning Silver Series Enters Its Sixth Generation With A Host Of New Features That Make It Perform Even Better Than Previous Generations.
  • Monitor Audio's Silver Series Combines Engineering Excellence With Fabulous Design To Create An Audiophile-grade Hi-fi Or Home Theatre Loudspeaker.
  • The Silver Series Loudspeakers Produce Abundant Dynamics, Rich Textures, And Immense Detail That Allow You To Enjoy Absolute Clarity And Pinpoint Imaging.

Note: The Silver Series Consists Of Bookshelf Loudspeakers (50/100), Floorstanding Loudspeakers (200/300/500), Center-channel Loudspeakers (C150/c350), And A Surround Loudspeaker (Fx), Plus A Powered Subwoofer (W-12) To Create A Complete Home Theater System.

Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker:

  • Monitor Audio's Silver 50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Utilizes A Two-way Driver Design With A Newly Designed 1" C-cam Gold Dome Tweeter And A New 5.25" C-cam Rst Midbas Concave "Dished" Woofer.
  • Powerful Magnets In The Silver 50 Drive Large, 32mm Voice-coils To Ensure Impressive Power Handling And Incredibly Low Distortion.

1" Tweeter:

  • The Newly 1" C-cam (Ceramic-coated Aluminum/magnesium) Gold Dome Tweeter, Features A Vented Neo Magnet System, Optimized For Lower Distortion And Cleaner Sounding Treble.
  • This Innovative Venting Technique Along With A Damped Rear Chamber Improves Clarity And Widens Operating Bandwidth.

5.25" Woofer:

  • The Ultra-compact Silver 50 Introduces A Completely New Version Of Monitor Audio's Special 5.25" C-cam Rst Midbass Woofer With A Concave "Dished" Cone Profile For Optimal Damping And Improved Midrange Clarity.
  • The C-cam Woofer Also Utilizes A Unique Build Ring/voice Coil-cone Coupling Mechanism (Dcf), Optimized To Reduce High-frequency Cone Break-up And Increase The Critical Voice Coil Circumferential Rigidity.
  • A Cast Polymer Driver Chassis Design Provides Improved Rigidity And Damping Characteristics.

High Quality Crossover:

  • The Monitor Audio Silver 50 Employs A High-quality Crossover (3,000hz) With Premium Grade, Bespoke Polypropylene Film Capacitors, Air-core And Low-loss Laminated Steel-core Inductors To Seamlessly Blend The Sound Of The Tweeter And Woofer Together For A Natural Sounding Audio Image.
  • Pureflow Silver-plated Ofc Copper Internal Cabling Means The Highest-quality Transfer Throughout The Signal Chain.

C-Cam Technology:

  • C-cam Driver Technology Is Used Throughout The Monitor Audio Silver Series Loudspeaker Line-up, Providing Coherent Tonal Balance And Sonic Signature Across The Entering Audio Frequency Spectrum.

C-Cam Gold-dome Tweeter:

  • The Gold Dome Tweeter Found In The Silver Series Family Of Loudspeakers 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 Used To Construct The Woofer Cone In The Silver Series Loudspeakers. C-cam 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 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.

Hive Ii Bass Reflex Port:

  • The Silver 50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Uses A Bass Reflex Cabinet (Rear-firing Port) With Monitor Audio's Hive Ii Port Design For Greater Efficiency And Bigger Bass Response From A Compact Bookshelf Speaker.
  • The Hive Ii Bass Reflex Port Is Shaped To Have The Same Effect On Airflow As A Gun-barrel On A Bullet. Rifled Grooves Inside The Port Help To Accelerate The Flow And Reduce Turbulence, So Air Moves In And Out Of The Port More Efficiently, For A Faster More Dynamic Bass Response.

Note: If The Bass Is Too Boomy, You Can Insert The Included Foam Port Plug Into The Speaker's Rear-firing Port To Tighten And Lessen The Bass.

Rigid Construction:

  • Strategic Cabinet Bracing And Monitor Audio's Bolt-through Technology Creates An Amazingly Solid Speaker.
  • Not Only Can It Play Louder And Cleaner Than Its Size Suggests, It Delivers An Incredibly Well Balanced, Pure Midrange For A Natural Sound.
  • Design Criteria Ensure That The Silver 50 Will Make The Most Of Smaller Living Spaces By Being Placed Close To A Wall And Yet Still Deliver Clean, Punchy Bass.
  • You Will Only Hear Well-balanced, Pure Midrange Without Ever A Hint Of Box Coloration.

Single Through-bolt Mount:

  • The Tweeter And Woofer Are Fixed To The Cabinet With Single Through-bolt Driver Fixing Mounts.
  • 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.

Mdf Enclosure W/ Magnetic Grille:

  • The Silver 50 Employs A 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.
  • In Addition, The Bookshelf Speaker Comes With An Acoustically Transparent Magnetic Cloth Grille.

Dual Gold-plated Binding Posts:

  • The Silver Series Bookshelf Loudspeaker Has Two Sets Of Gold-plated Binding Posts Connected By Wire-jumpers.
  • The Gold-plated Binding Posts Will Accept Bare Wire (Up To 10awg), Pin Connectors, & Banana Plugs (Single Only).
  • To Use Banana Plugs, You Will Need To Remove Each Binding Post's Plastic Insert.
  • Using The Dual Posts, You Can Bi-wire Or Bi-amp The Speaker. Bi-wiring Or Bi-amping The Speaker Provides Improved Bass & Treble Performance.


  • Bi-wiring Can Provide Noticeable Improvements In The Overall Transparency Of Your Loudspeakers.
  • Run Separate Speaker Wires To The Low & High Frequency Drivers From A Single Amplifier (The Upper Set Of Binding Posts Are For The High Frequency Drivers; The Lower Set Of Binding Posts Are For The Low Frequency Drivers).


  • Bi-amping Allows You To Use Separate Amplifiers For The High & Low Frequency Sections Of Your Loudspeaker For Greater Dynamic Range & Lower Distortion.
  • We Recommend That Your Separate Amplifiers Have Identical Gain To Preserve The Speaker's Voicing Balance.

Note: If You Decide To Bi-wire Or Bi-amp The Speaker, You Must Remove The Jumpers Between The Terminal Posts (Failure To Do This Could Result In Damage To Your Amplifier And Loudspeakers).


  • The Monitor Audio Silver Series 50 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Can Be Used For The Front Or Rear Channels In A Home Theater System, Or Standing Alone In A Strictly Two-channel Stereo System.

Placement Options:

  • As Front Channels In A Home Theater Setup Or As A 2ch Speaker System, The Bookshelf Loudspeaker Should Be Positioned So They Create An Equidistant Triangle Between The Speakers And Your Main Listening Position.
  • The Speakers Should Be Positioned 6'-10' Apart From One Another, 6"-12" From The Back Wall, At Least 3' From The Side Walls, And At Ear Level In Your Seated Listening Position.
  • The Speakers Can Be "Toed" In And Angled Toward The Main Listening Position To Create A More Distinct Stereo Image.
  • As Rear Speakers In A Home Theater Setup, The Speakers Should Be Positioned Directly To The Left And Right Of Your Main Listening Position, Or Directly Behind The Main Listening Position And 6'-10' Apart.

Mounting Options:

  • The Silver Series 50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Comes With Self-adhesive Rubber Feet To Prevent Movement And Vibration On Top Of A Table, Shelf, Or Stand.
  • The Rubber Feet Add Approximately 0.125" To The Overall Height Of The Speaker.
  • Optional Pinpoint Heavy Duty Side-grip Wall-mounting Brackets (Sold Separately - See Accessories Tab) Can Be Used To Wall Mount The Speaker.
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