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November 2015

Gold 300: "...a speaker that should please many and leave few wanting."

George de Sa was definitely pleased when reviewing our Gold 300 speakers for Canada Hi-Fi, after which he had plenty of positive things to say...

"Fit and finish was top-notch, flawless in fact — truly a thing of beauty."

"The Gold 300 lays down its sonic tapestry in Technicolor, with vividness and intensity that enraptures."

"Focusing on the bass, I was impressed with the punchiness and heft that I heard, while the treble offered plentiful detail and was well extended with a refined smoothness."

"...the slow thumps of the opening kick drum on the track were not only heard but were felt within my room..."

"Soundstage depth and width was substantial — with the flanking trumpets on this track seeming to come from beyond the side wall boundaries of my room."

"The ribbon tweeter is excellent — detailed, fast but also very smooth, never crossing over to the harsh."


Gold 300

October 2015

Gold 300 - 'An Audiophile Bargain'!

Monitor Audio's Gold 300 has wowed esteemed reviewer John Bamford in another brilliant feature. Marvelling at the technology and premium finish, John awarded our floorstanding speaker the Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product badge!

"Priced considerably less than a king's ransom, this classy floorstander commands attention to the music, sounding open-mouthed and extended over an unusually wide frequency range."

"It served up a masterpiece of phrasing, harmony and rhythm."

Read the full review here or in the October 2015 issue of Hi-Fi News.

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Gold 300

October 2015

Gold 5.1 is a stunner!

October’s edition of Home Cinema Choice hosts a stunning review debut for the Gold 300AV 5.1 system. Awarding a Best Buy (rare at the price level) and five glorious stars in every category: Performance, Design, Features and Overall, the magazine’s home theatre doyen Adam Rayner concludes “So, the Gold 300AV costs plenty but offers enormity. It has the might and it has clarity. It can play sweet and linear at low levels or it can frighten the neighbours’ neighbours. The sheer bandwidth on tap is amazing and in truth, after admiring the design and finish and a little experimentation with the sub’s EQ settings, you’ll rapidly forget about the enclosures. The sound is immediately engaging, grasping you by the senses and dragging you into a movie with ease. With the Gold 300AV you get delicious performance in every direction. You could pay more and get less. Best buy, easy.”

Read the full review here or in the October 2015 issue of Home Cinema Choice.

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Gold 200

October 2015

"Exemplary" Gold 200 sets a new standard for TED Magazine!

The team at French tech publication TED Magazine have been left in awe of our Gold 200 floorstanding speaker!

"I knew the GX50 and their impressive bass performance very well, and I was expecting an even more percussive result with the Gold 200, I was not deceived!"

Remarking on the scale and quality of sound reproduction, they were left amazed by the Gold 200's capabilities as it tackled a selection of music and film genres with ease.

"the impact and the depth of the bass are of of a level of quality rarely heard on speakers with such a small foot print"

"The voice reproduction is incredibly precise and three dimensional, the piano, the saxophone and the percussion are fantastic. The panorama of the two Golds extends across the entire front wall of my room, even if there's only two. I have to open my eyes to place them physically."

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Gold 200

September 2015

Gold 200: Hi-Fi Choice Recommended - "A most impressive sound..."

Monitor Audio's Gold 200 is Hi-Fi Choice Recommended! David Price calls the Gold 200 "an extremely able loudspeaker with great depth of engineering", and says the Gold 200 makes great music thanks to clever use of materials.

"The cabinet is a work of art."

"I cue up the title track to be greeted with a most impressive sound — snappy, spacious, fast and open, I am also rather taken with the bass."

"...a wonderfully detailed midband and treble, which seamlessly blends in with its fairly light but well extended bass."

"The tweeter is a work of art and never sears or grates."

"...a lively and sparkling sound. The cymbals on 'Night Nurse' are sweet, smooth and delicate yet have a realistic bite; by contrast some similarly priced rivals can sound splashy and coarse."

"...a vivid, seat-of-the-sofa listening experience. I find myself really being pulled into this immersive track."

"It uses excellent drive units from bottom to top, and these integrate brilliantly to produce a realistic and enjoyable musical sound."



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Gold 200

September 2015

Gold 200 - "A British Victory"

As someone who has followed Monitor Audio for 30 years, Colin Smith of SoundStage! Access was eager to review the new Gold 200s. After listening to them, Smith gave much positive feedback, and even states, "Monitor Audio continues the great British tradition of producing solid loudspeakers, and I'm satisfied that the positive impression Monitor left me with so long ago is as valid as ever."

"...the quality of sound that most struck me was the amount of solid, deep, distortion-free bass produced by two pairs of 5.5" woofers in relatively small cabinets."

"It was satisfying to watch the woofers take the punishment I dished out without looking as if they wanted to pop free of the cabinets. The Gold 200 is one tough speaker."

"Their ribbon tweeters worked pure magic..."

"Pitting the Monitor Gold 200s' ribbon tweeters against the aluminum-dome tweeters of my Definitive Technology Mythos STs ($3998/pr) struck me as bringing a gun to a knife fight."

"Compared to the Gold 200s, my Mythos STs had a much smaller sound. This surprised the heck out of me — never before had I found my references' soundstage wanting."

"Bass definition was a British victory, the Gold 200s' punchy, advanced-design woofers doing a better job of keeping up with whatever bass I threw at them."

"Monitor Audio's Gold 200 is a well-made, attractively styled, thoroughly modern loudspeaker that would look and sound great in most settings."


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August 2015

A Thoroughly Enjoyable Experience From The Gold 300 5.1 System

Upon reviewing our Gold 300 5.1 system, Bob Barrett of HomeTheaterReview.com was undoubtedly impressed by the "beautifully designed" speakers, and goes on to say that the "Monitor Audio Gold Series system is the best-sounding surround system at its price point that I've ever heard, period."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the sound I was hearing through the Gold Series speakers."

"...all of the micro details were present, from the fingertip friction sounds on the guitar strings to Angus's breathing to the decay of piano notes."

"...the soundstage was very wide, again compliments of the ribbon transducer. And the Gold 300 speakers reproduced it all with the tonal neutrality found among only the best loudspeakers."

"The W15 provided excellent deep-bass foundation, adding to the scale and impact of this selection."

"...dialogue articulation remained superb, and the more diffuse presentation of the surrounds in dipole mode helped to provide a more seamless 360-degree soundscape."

"Scene after scene, I marveled at the clean, coherent nature of the Gold Series sound."

June 2015

Gold 100's Score Highly With BBC Music Magazine

"...the tweeters lived up to their promise of tonally accurate treble..."

"...the lower frequency bass cone has benefited from an upgrade, pumping out a better bass sound than earlier models..."

"...really come alive when the volume is cranked up, but, importantly, they also work well at low volumes..."

"...The Gold 100s certainly score highly for their overall sound..."

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User reviews

Dan S Monitor Audio UK

Gold 100

February 2016

Fantastic! Refined, resolute and powerful enough to beat Silver 6 bass response.

S. Ibrahim Monitor Audio UK

Gold 300

February 2016

When your budget is £3000 on speakers, you will make sure the choice made is the right one. Researching online then spending 4hrs listening to different speakers with similar price range, I came to the conclusion the Monitor Audio Gold300 was for me. The detail of each instrument in the mix, open sound stage, the high frequencies beautifully blended with the mid-range, even at high volume levels sound was not harsh and the low end was low - very low, bass sounded excellent with detail not boomy at all. The closest to the Monitor Audio was the B&W CM10 S2, they sounded warmer but lack the detail and open sound field, the mid-range was not as good at the gold 300. The B&W are good speakers they came second, the clear winner was the gold 300, not only they are beautifully made, they sound awesome.

The speaker placement I have is 23cm from the back wall with 1.8 meters apart. I have had the speakers for just over a month and they are sounding better and better, the vocals sound like you have a centre speaker connected and the over detail improves with more warmth in the music. I used to have a subwoofer connected on my previous speakers for music as a 2.1 system, because it lack bass, not anymore as the bass extension is excellent on the gold. Connected to a Pioneer SC-LX series amplifier, the movies’ sound has so much detail with the sound feels very open, I am having to go through my movie collection again.

Previously owned other range of Monitor Audio, Kef, Mordaunt-Short and Paradigm speakers, the Gold 300 are the best sounding speakers I have ever had and for the price worth every penny. Very highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed, put these speakers on your list. I can go on and on and unfortunately not been paid by Monitor Audio for this review they just sound awesome.

Dany Monitor Audio UK

Gold 200

October 2015

By far the best quality for their price money can buy!

Brooke Allen Monitor Audio USA

Gold 200

August 2015

If you are serious about buying one of the best speakers in its price range then look no further than Monitor Audio's Gold Series, specifically the 200 or 300. I am a long time buyer of Monitor Audio speakers-now on my 3rd pair. I recently, upgraded to the MA Gold 200s from the Silver 10s. While the Silver 10s are a excellent speaker, the Gold 200s are a solid step up in quality and performance. The sound is beyond amazing and the fit and finish is the best that I have seen. I looked at other speakers costing several thousand dollars more. But by spending upwards of $7K to $8K, would I get that much more performance? Doubtful. MA has been in business for years and know how to make great sounding speakers. Most listeners choose the Golds vs other brands when conducting an audition. Once you hear them, you will want them. ..that I am sure of.

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