• Driver size Twin 6 1/2in
  • Driver size Mid 4in
  • Footprint 210mm x 330mm
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Ribbon Tweeter Ribbon Tweeter
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II
  • Bolt through driver Bolt through driver
  • 3-way 3-way

Technology

Gold 300 technology
  • C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) ribbon transducer design – providing extension to a class leading 60KHz
  • HiVe®II port technology for better transient response and tighter bass
  • New C-CAM RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) bass/mid-range driver
  • Single bolt through driver fixings for improved bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
  • Die-cast alloy terminal panel arrangement with high quality bi-wire terminals and high end spade type link cables
  • Pureflow® silver internal cabling
  • Selected premium quality wood veneer or high gloss lacquer finishes
  • Rigid 20mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet colouration
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixings provide a sleek visual effect.

Specification

System Format

3-Way

Frequency Response

30 Hz - 60 kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90 dB

Nominal Impedance (ohms)

8

Maximum S.P.L (dBA)

116.8

Power Handling - R.M.S. (W)

200

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (W)

100 - 200

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - HiVe®II port system

Crossover Frequency

L.F - M.F: 790 Hz
M.F - H.F: 2.3 kHz

Drive Unit Complement

2 x 6.5" RST® bass driver
1 x 4" RST mid-range driver
1 x C-CAM® H.F ribbon transducer

Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD)

1060 x 210 x 330 mm
(413/4 x 81/4 x 13 inch)

Complete Dimensions Inc Terminals, Plinths & Spikes (HxWxD)

1105 x 317 x 370
(431/2 x 121/2 x 149/16)

Weight (each)

27.2kg (59lb 14oz)

Professional reviews

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."


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."

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 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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User reviews

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.

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