• Dedicated Stand Dedicated Stand
  • Bookshelf Bookshelf
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Driver size 6<sup>1/2</sup>in
  • Footprint 225mm x 285mm
  • Ribbon Tweeter Ribbon Tweeter
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II
  • 2-way 2-way

Technology

PL100 technology
  • 1 x 6 1/2” C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) Bass/mid-range driver with RDT® (Rigid Diaphragm Technology)
  • 1 x C-CAM high frequency ribbon transducer
  • Ported HiVe® II technology
  • ARC® (Anti-Resonance Composite) baffles, plinths and mid-range driver housing
  • All cabinet finishes have hand-upholstered front baffles in black Ingleston premium grade leather.
  • Finish options: Santos Rosewood veneer with clear gloss piano lacquer, Ebony veneer with clear gloss piano lacquer, Piano black gloss
  • Optional dedicated floor stands are available

Specification

Frequency Response

42 Hz - 100 KHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

88 dB

Nominal Impedance

4 Ohms

Maximum S.P.L (Per pair in room)

112.6 dBA

Power Handling (RMS)

120 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

50 - 120 W

Bass Alignment

Ported

 

HiVe II Technology

Mid / H.F Crossover Frequency

2800 Hz

Bass Low Pass Crossover Frequency

N/A

Drive Unit Compliment

1 x 6.5" RDT Bass/mid-range driver
1 x C-CAM high frequency ribbon transducer

External Dimensions - Excluding Stand (H x W x D)

370 x 225 x 285 mm
(14 9/16 x 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 inch)

Stand External Dimensions - (H x W x D)

615 x 340 x 365 mm
(24 3/16 x 13 3/8 x 14 3/8 inch)

Weight (each) Excluding stands

13 Kg (28.6lbs)

Professional reviews

PL100

August 2011

Platinum Asset

David Price auditions one of Monitor Audio's most impressive compact loudspeakers...
'...whereas the company in recent years has done very well built-to-a-price products, the PL100 (and its PL300 bigger brother) offer just plain beautiful construction (think Volkswagen, then Bentley) ...the sense of space that those tweeters confer is enrapturing, and a joy to behold...vocals were smooth, delicately etched and superbly projected into the room - the MAs imaging with joyful abandon, sounding unfettered and out of the box...'

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PL100

August 2011

Compact speakers with a big, generous sound

"They're not sweet, they're not rich - they're just neutral, and very revealing...These are speakers with real speed and attack...as impressive is the way they give a fine impression of the scale of large musical forces..."

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PL300

November 2012

Better Than Golden

“…it is clearly a design, engineering, and sonic tour de force.”

“You don’t hear the high frequencies from its ribbon tweeter so much as sense them as an integral part of the
overall sound.”

“Transients started and stopped on a dime, but they never overshot the mark into zing or raspiness. Strings were silky smooth.”

“…the center image was so tight on two-channel material that you’d swear the center speaker was playing, even when it wasn’t.”

“The Platinum speakers do it all here, with full-bodied, extended bass without bloat, a natural midrange, and crisp, precise highs without edginess.”

“…the Platinum system’s ease and lack of strain during the soundtrack’s greatest challenges blew me away.”

PL100

May 2013

Hi-fi News Review for PL100

“What will most impress audiophiles is the speed and crispness of upper frequency transients and absence of ‘fizz’.”

“Take a track that can sound thick and murky, like ‘Clocks’ from Coldplay’s A Rush To Blood To The Head, and the PL100 peels away the layers of this dense production.”

“...the PL100 offers tremendous insight into recordings.”

“Playing this song through the PL100 however, the heightened sense of air was revelatory, the piano accompaniment realistically percussive and incisive.”

“...it sounded less ‘hi-fi’ and more lifelike, with increased vitality and super-sharp clarity.”

“The PL100 provides an astonishingly open window through which to view the recording engineer’s art.”

“The PL100 did an excellent job of conveying music’s rhythmic pulse.”

“The PL100’s articulation helped make the vocals clear and intelligible, with natural warmth thanks to the absence of top-end hash.”

“This is a loudspeaker that revels in digging out fine details, and is a showcase for superior hi-res recordings.”

“The PL100 painted a colourful picture of the orchestra recorded in AIR Studios’ Lyndhurst Hall, north London, the texture and tones of strings and brass sounding ultra-vivid in the hall’s reverberant recording space.”

“Monitor Audio’s PL100 is very much an audiophile’s speaker.”

“But with good ancillaries this speaker shines, and with good recordings it truly sings out, delivering revelatory detail with considerable refinement. A gem."

- John Bamford, Hi-Fi News, August 2012

PL100

August 2012

PL100 " Highly Commended" by Hi-Fi News

In the August Issue of Hi Fi News, John Bamford, a lifelong HI-FI enthusiast and a respected audio reviewer for the publication writes a detailed three page analysis on the flagship Platinum Range's PL100s.

Proudly Awarding a ‘Highly Commended’ badge he says “something of an audio steal for enthusiasts looking for a high resolution monitor…A gem”.

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PL200

May 2011

PL200 AV 5.1 system 'Best speaker system over £5,000'

"If you're speccing a high-end cinema room, you can't afford to ignore it"

PL100

November 2008

Compact speakers with a big, generous sound

"They're not sweet, they're not rich - they're just neutral, and very revealing...These are speakers with real speed and attack...as impressive is the way they give a fine impression of the scale of large musical forces..."

Download the full review

PL100

May 2008

Platinum Asset

David Price auditions one of Monitor Audio's most impressive compact loudspeakers...
'...whereas the company in recent years has done very well built-to-a-price products, the PL100 (and its PL300 bigger brother) offer just plain beautiful construction (think Volkswagen, then Bentley) ...the sense of space that those tweeters confer is enrapturing,  and a joy to behold...vocals were smooth, delicately etched and superbly projected into the room  - the MAs imaging with joyful abandon, sounding unfettered and out of the box...'

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PL300

October 2007

Platinum 5.0 Surround System - reaching for the stars

"Need a massage for your eardrums? The new Monitor Audio Platinum series will spoil the auditory canals in a very special way thanks to its excellent sound characteristics. The surround presentations give you such a goose bump feeling, which is only possible with absolutely exceptional  systems. The excellent tuning between the front and centre speakers supplement themselves in the multi-channel operation to  an unbeatable, harmonising team and increase the listening pleasure...whoever would like to reach for the stars in their home cinema should  make a listening appointment at the MA Platinum."

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