• Surround Surround
  • On Wall On Wall
  • Centre Channel Centre Channel
  • GOLD C-CAM Tweeter GOLD C-CAM Tweeter
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Footprint 610mm x 100mm
  • Dedicated bracket Dedicated bracket
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II

Technology

A40 technology
  • Bracket allows for forward and backward adjustment plus a 22.5º tilt upwards and downwards for optimum setup.
  • Can be used vertically or horizontally, as a centre or surround channel
  • 2 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® mid/bass driver with RST® technology
  • 1" Gold C-CAM Tweeter
  • HiVe®II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass
  • Magnetic Grilles; for the sleekest effect there are no visible fixings
  • Rigid die-cast alloy cabinet
  • Finished in luxurious metallic black high gloss or metallic pearl white high gloss

Specification

Frequency Response +/- 3dB

50Hz - 35KHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90dB

Driver Compliment

2 x 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM® mid/bass driver with RST® technology.

1 x 25mm (1") C-CAM® gold dome tweeter.

Nominal Impedance

8 ohms

Maximum SPL (each)

116.8 dBA

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

50 - 200W

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - twin front mounted Dual HiVE®II ports

Power Handling (RMS)

200W

Crossover Frequency

600Hz & 3.0kHz

External Dimensions: (H x W x D)

610 x 140 x 100 mm

24 x 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 inch

Weight (Individual)

6.85kg (15 1/8lbs)

Professional reviews

A10

August 2011

Monitor Audio raises the style bar

"It's muscular when called upon, but articulate and beautifully integrated too, with little audible sign of the crossover from speakers to subwoofer."

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A10

November 2012

Apex 5.1 System Review

For: Excellent sound, fine styling, clever design, luxurious build.

Against: Nothing to note.

“Looks good, sounds even better.”

“...the Apex system delivers. It’s gorgeously styled and expertly assembled.”

“What sets the Apex apart is its sonic prowess - which is considerable.”

“Key to that is the quality of both the cabinets, inert all-metal enclosures and the drive units.”

“This sophisticated design helps the Apex deliver an articulate and reassuringly powerful sound even when listened to in isolation.”

“When the ensemble is underpinned by the stentorian efforts of the AW-12 subwoofer, a compact yet muscular bassmaker, the result is sound that more than matches Monitor Audio’s lofty aspirations. It’s muscular when called upon, but articulate and beautifully integrated too.”

“As a result, it plays music almost as well as it relays film sound, capturing both vocal intonation and instrumental detail with relish.”

“The Monitor Audio Apex is a remarkable newcomer. Why spend more than £2000? Easy: you could have all this...”

A10

August 2011

The holy grail of style speaker systems

"It offers the sort of powerful, insightful audiophile sound that you don’t automatically associate with satellite speakers, a result of the astonishing build quality and clever technology that lies within each unit."

A10

August 2011

Apex has the pecs

"...High-frequencies are smooth as silk, speech couldn't be clearer if the actors were in the room and the rear soundstage is willfully expansive. And with music, this system nailed the emotion and energy of any recording I threw at it. Clean, full bodied vocals, metronomic timing and wonderful detail reproduction make for a spine-tingling listen and reveal it to be a fantastic all-rounder."

A10

August 2011

BEST STYLE SPEAKER PACKAGE £2000+

"You certainly can't buy a better made, better finished or (to our eyes, at least) better looking package at the price."

A10

November 2012

Apex Series: Large-scale Sound

“Large-scale sound; no-nonsense looks; good integration; plenty of punch.”

“Apex doing a great job of placing instruments on the stage around you in space.”

“But the overall impression is one of big standmounters rather than bijou style speakers.”

“It’s a luxurious proposition, this system. ..its sonic character and build do elevate it above the competition.”

“It’s well worth every one of its five stars, too,… it has the best all-round satellite speakers of its similarly priced peers.”

Apex

February 2012

Apex earns the "Trusted Reviews Recommended" title

Reviewer Danny Phillips tests the Apex 10 AW12 package, awarding it the Trusted Reviews Recommended title and an overwhelmingly positive review:

"You certainly get a lot of speaker for your money, but it’s the shape and styling that’ll really leave your jaw hanging."

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Apex

October 2011

What Hi-Fi? Award Winner 2011

Best style speaker package £2000+, Awards 2011. An expensive style system, to be sure, but also a fabulous one.

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Apex

February 2011

Apex has the pecs

"...High-frequencies are smooth as silk, speech couldn't be clearer if the actors were in the room and the rear soundstage is willfully expansive.  And with music, this system nailed the emotion and energy of any recording I threw at it. Clean, full bodied vocals, metronomic timing and wonderful detail reproduction make for a spine-tingling listen and reveal it to be a fantastic all-rounder."

Apex

October 2010

BEST STYLE SPEAKER PACKAGE £2000+

"You certainly can't buy a better made, better finished or (to our eyes, at least) better looking package at the price."

Apex

August 2010

The holy grail of style speaker systems

"It offers the sort of powerful, insightful audiophile sound that you don’t automatically associate with satellite speakers, a result of the astonishing build quality and clever technology that lies within each unit."

Apex

June 2010

Monitor Audio raises the style bar

"It's muscular when called upon, but articulate and beautifully integrated too, with little audible sign of the crossover from speakers to subwoofer."

Read the full review

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User reviews

Average user rating

Geoff Waters Monitor Audio UK

A40

June 2011

I have chosen to run two wall mounted A40s as a stereo pair. For me they fit the bill exactly - mount using clever strong adjustable brackets provided, compact, non intrusive, all beautifully engineered and finished. They sound great!

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