Bronze BX

Product lineup

Professional reviews

BX2

September 2013

Bronze BX2 - Best Stereo Speaker!

"We've long been fans of Monitor Audio's BX2s. They've always been such well-rounded products, as though the people behind them have spent months ironing out any weaknesses, and then months more honing things further."

"No rival we've reviewed feels so solid or is finished to such a high standard."

"These Monitor Audios sound terrific. They have the kind of mature sonic balance that favours long-term satisfaction over the short-term ability to impress at a dealer demo."

"Give them a good long listen and you'll find they deliver an impressive amount of detail. We've yet to come across a rival that can replay Debussy's Clair De Lune with such Finesse. The speaker's dynamic subtlety is pleasing, as is the bass authority."

"Move onto the music of REM and these speakers excel, delivering 'Losing My Religion' with impact and drive."

BX1

May 2013

Bronze BX1 Certified & Recommended

“The Monitor Audio Bronze BX1 looks like a high-end product.”

“Over and over, the panelists described the BX1’s sound as “flat”, but they meant that as a compliment. They meant flat in terms of frequency response, i.e., without any peaks and dips that color the sound.”

“This is an all-around good speaker. It works really well on rock, pop, acoustic music... almost anything.”

“I felt that the BX1’s tweeter was definitely the best in this bunch, the only one that showed not a trace of edginess. It was also in perfect balance with the woofer; Monitor’s engineers nailed the crossover on this speaker.”

“A neutral sound that treats any kind of music with respect. If that’s what you want, the BX1 will provide.”

- Brent Butterworth, Sound+Vision, April 2013

BX Centre

November 2012

The Bronze Age Returns

“An equally strong element in Monitor’s corporate identity is a laudable commitment to value… Nowhere is this commitment more obvious than in the firm’s new “entry level” Bronze BX-series speakers”.

“Bronze BX models frankly do not look or sound like “entry level” products at all.”

“Bronze BX models offer an unusual degree of overall refinement and especially sonic coherency for their price - a quality that I’ve rarely heard so well executed in speakers in this price range.”

“The imaging characteristics of the Bronze models are astonishingly good.”

“The Bronze BX models sound more like the Silver RX range than not and for only a fraction of the price meaning that the Bronze BX offers superb sonic value for money.”

“The Bronzes conveyed qualities of spaciousness and dynamic expansiveness as few small systems can.”

“The sound of the vibes, as presented by the Bronze BX system, is simply gorgeous.”

“It is, quite simply, a brilliant success. The longer you listen to this system, the more “right” it sounds, and for not a lot of money.”

BX Centre

November 2012

Super Sonic Value: "Monitor Audio's Affordable, Awesome Speaker Package"

“...the longer I listened, the more impressed I became by their unforced musicality and easy, natural dynamics.”

“The Monitor Audio aced it, with whistling that was even and bright without ever leaning toward the shrill on any one note (an excellent indication of smoothness in the top octaves of tweeter response), and with intact baritone breathiness that never tilted over the rasp of fizz.”

“In terms of vocal honesty and of midrange texture and detail, the Bronze BX2s sounded far, far more expensive than $500-ish per pair.”

“And the treble demands were met effortlessly: Horn attacks and drum transients sounded uniformly excellent.”

“The Monitor Audio supporting cast, comprising the BX Center and BXFX surrounds, provided solidly, unspectacularly competent reproduction - with the latter characterization meant in the best way.”

“The center-channel unit made an unusually close match with the BX2s and, when auditioned on-axis (from the center seating location), created a truly seamless “front stage.”

“The Monitor Audio array turned out to have plenty of reserves for louder fare like Godzilla - and the little BXW10 proved itself a gamer, willingly laying down a surprisingly solid basis for footballs, crashing buildings, and other assorted mayhem.”

“(Monitor Audio) should be proud to have produced a very well-balanced, highly musical, and attractive layout that delivers honest value and then some."

BX5

November 2012

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's BX5 Review

The Monitor Audio BX5 displays it's all round ability in the most recent HiFi Choice magazine group test, earning the title of "HiFi Choice Recommended".

David Price said “It throws out masses of detail, yet really rocks when called upon to do so. It's a great all rounder”.

Read the full review in the December 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.

BX2

October 2011

BX2 - What Hi-Fi? Award Winner 2011

Best stereo speakers £200-£350, Awards 2011. The BX2s are quite an achievement and some of the most engaging speakers you can buy at this money.

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BX1

August 2011

First Tests - Bronze BX1

"Compact; smart design; clear midrange; decent bass depth and control; good scale."

BX5

August 2011

Bronzes get a gold star

'The easiest £500-ish floorstanders to live with we've heard in a good while - which is why these elegant Monitor Audios score the full five stars...Smooth looks and finish; unified, controlled and unthreatening sound'

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BX2

August 2011

Bronze range shows its mettle

'Excellent detail, resolution and transparency for the money; impressive finish.'

BX2

August 2011

First Tests - BX2 AV System

'Good looks, good finish, good spec; wide-open, controlled and dynamic sound...Thrillingly fit for purpose, the Bronze BX 5.1 is money very well spent.'

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BX2

August 2011

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

'Rarely has choosing the product of the year been so easy.'

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BX5

August 2011

Standing Ovation

"The BX5 is a fun budget floorstander. Graced with a big sound yet a strong sense of balance and control it works well as a high fidelity all rounder...So with a wide range of ability, from it's great sense of scale and control with big performances it will appeal to all those who like their music strong and fast."

BX2

August 2011

Group Tests

'The fact of the matter is that the Bronze BX2s are just a tremendous all-round proposition with no major weaknesses. The benchmark at this price has been well and truly raised.'

BX5

February 2011

Bronzes get a gold star

'The easiest £500-ish floorstanders to live with we've heard in a good while - which is why these elegant Monitor Audios score the full five stars...Smooth looks and finish; unified, controlled and unthreatening sound'

BX2

November 2010

First Tests - BX2 AV System

'Good looks, good finish, good spec; wide-open, controlled and dynamic sound...Thrillingly fit for purpose, the Bronze BX 5.1 is money very well spent.'

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BX2

October 2010

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

'Rarely has choosing the product of the year been so easy.'

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BX2

October 2010

Group Tests

'The fact of the matter is that the Bronze BX2s are just a tremendous all-round proposition with no major weaknesses. The benchmark at this price has been well and truly raised.'

BX2

February 2011

Bronze range shows its mettle

'Excellent detail, resolution and transparency for the money; impressive finish.'

BX5

November 2010

Standing Ovation

"The BX5 is a fun budget floorstander.  Graced with a big sound yet a strong sense of balance and control it works well as a high fidelity all rounder...So with a wide range of ability, from it's great sense of scale and control with big performances it will appeal to all those who like their music strong and fast."

BX1

May 2011

First Tests - Bronze BX1

"Compact; smart design; clear midrange; decent bass depth and control; good scale."

BX2

April 2012

Read all about it!

Awarded five stars in a bookshelf speaker round-up, The Mail on Sunday concluded;

"These speakers from Essex-based Monitor Audio are the best you can buy under £400. Their sonic drive is matched by classy fit and finish. Sophisticated enough to be paired with an amp costing twice as much."

BX2

February 2011

"Sounds almost as good as systems costing twice as much"

Reviewing a system of BX2s, BXFXs, a BX Centre and the BXW12 Subwoofer, Trusted reviews recommended this system, along with a 9/10 rating.

"Once again, Monitor Audio comes up trumps with a home cinema speaker system that delivers a detailed, powerful and seamlessly integrated sound...you don’t have to pay through the nose for this superb performance, which makes the Bronze BX2 AV a real bargain and one of the best speaker systems of 2010."

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