The slender Bronze Five delivers powerful, responsive bass lines that belie its stealthy appearance and surpass those of many much larger towers. Its 5 1/2” C-CAM® bass driver and 5 1/2” C-CAM® bass/mid driver are arranged in a two and half way system configuration, operating in separate acoustic chambers with front and rear firing HiVe ports to provide differential tuning for higher efficiency and greater low frequency extension. The Five’s low-distortion architecture expertly combines clean, expressive mid and high frequencies with punchy room-filling bass lines delivering a naturally rhythmic and addictive blend of large-scale dynamics and detail from a surprisingly unobtrusive tower.
- New C-CAM ® gold dome tweeter
- Twin 5 1/2 C-CAM® bass and mid-range drivers
- Single bolt-through driver systems for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
- HiVe® port technology
- 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
- Floor-level terminal panel for easy termination and neat cable access. Bi-wire/ Bi-amp terminal configuration
- Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes
2 1/2 Way
37 Hz - 30 KHz
Nominal Impedance (Ohms)
Maximum SPL (dBA @1M – each)
Power Handling R.M.S (W)
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (W)
Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear HiVe® Port technology
LF: -6dB @ 400Hz
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass
1 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass mid-range driver
1 x 25 mm gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
External Dimensions: (HxWxD)
850 x 166 x 248 mm
(868 x 215 x 282 - inc plinth)
12 Kg (26.4 lbs)
Bronze 5.1 System "Hit The Jackpot"
The Bronze 5 AV system earns a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' Award to go along with a fantastic review courtesy of Danny Phillips, who says the Bronze package is "a remarkably detailed and insightful performer, but doesn't skimp on power and scale. This is thanks to a powerhouse sub that doles out deep, thumping bass like it was going out of fashion." More excellent quotes are below...
"There's a lovely sense of depth to music and voices that keeps you hooked."
"Every scene is bursting with detail and texture..."
"It's sumptuous design is worth every penny of the asking price, while sophisticated sound quality turns music and movies into a thing of beauty."
"...musically we think it's second to none."
Bronze 5 AV System: PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!!
The Bronze 5 AV system was a standout performer at the 2015 What Hi-Fi? Awards, taking home the prestigious 'Product Of The Year' Award for Best Traditional Speaker Package £1000-£2000! What Hi-Fi? calls the Bronze system "a brilliant surround sound speaker package..."
"Monitor Audio has taken a previous Award-winning package and raised the bar for its rivals."
"Instruments are brilliantly organized and offered a generous amount of space in which to breathe, but most of all they are expressive and terrifically rhythmic."
"The surround sound field is cohesive, and there's great tonal matching between the channels."
"Voices are clear, warm and expressive, there is depth to sounds such as the fizz of Travis's Alka-Seltzer and real attack to the gunshots."
"This package delivers a sound that is bold and capable of great subtlety and dynamics."
5 star masterclass from the Bronze 5
The new Bronze 5 has put some distance between it and the BX5 with a stunning first-test result in Hi-Fi Choice mag. Following the excellent five-star review for the Bronze 2 in What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, David Vivian’s experience clearly reveals the audiophile nature and astonishing value offered by the new Bronze series. Awarding a Hi-Fi Choice recommended badge and a maximum five stars for sound quality, value, ease of drive and overall, he says “…Bronze 5 doesn’t come across like an incremental evolution of the BX5. Instead, it looks and sounds as if it should cost at least £1,000…straight away I’m hooked by the bijou tower’s powers of resolution and capacity to dig deep into a recording. The inner detail it captures can sometimes seem mesmerising…That such compelling clarity, grip, dynamics and enormous musical insight can be experienced from a slim box at a beer budget price is a powerful statement.”
Good value for money at this price-point. They shine at higher volumes and has slightly better bass/midrange clarity/definition than the (more expensive) B&W 684s. These are good entry-level stereo speakers that seems to go well with most entry-level amplifiers.
Fantastic, rich, room filling sound, produces amazing clarity across all music genres, I've had more expensive bigger brand speakers that haven't come anywhere near delivering the sound quality that these can, truly wonderful in all areas.
Used with TEAC reference 500
The Bronze 5 had a tough act to follow – a pair of Epos ES14 stand-mounted speakers, renowned for their open and dynamic delivery. Well, things have evidently moved on in the last 25 years, and far more so than I had suspected.
The Bronze 5 delivers a much higher quality at the top end, with the slight sizzle of the Epos completely gone, and replaced with a smooth and revealing quality that brings believability to cymbals and percussion. I swear I can now tell if a cymbal is hit with an all wooden stick or a nylon tipped one.
The midrange is also more revealing, extracting unheard detail from complex material. The bass end is taught and articulate, with plenty of slam and extension, once positioning in the room is experimented with.
The sound stage has expanded as the drive units have been worn in, giving excellent imagery. As a partner to a Linn LP12, Naim 42.5/110 and Arcam Alpha 7SE CD player, they've slotted in seamlessly. With a not dissimilar voicing to the old Epos speakers, but with oodles more detail, I couldn't be more pleased with how they sound.
Epos, may I introduce you to Ebay?
Amazing speakers for the money, wide and detailed soundstage from well built attractive compact towers. Truly stunning with my Marantz PM6005/CD6005 combo.
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