• Floor Standing Floor Standing
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Ribbon Tweeter Ribbon Tweeter
  • Driver size 2 x BASS 8in
  • Driver size MID 4mm
  • Footprint 410mm x 470mm
  • 3-way 3-way
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II

Technology

PL300 technology
  • Twin Ported HiVe® II technology
  • Sealed Mid-range TLE® (Tapered Line Enclosure)
  • 2 x 8" C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) long-throw bass drivers with RDT® (Rigid Diaphragm Technology)
  • 1 x 4" RDT mid-range driver
  • 1 x C-CAM high frequency ribbon transducer
  • 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

Specification

Frequency Response

28 Hz - 100 KHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90 dB

Nominal Impedance

4 Ohms

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

118.6 dBA

Power Handling (RMS)

300 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

100 - 300 W

Bass Alignment

Twin Ported HiVe II Technology

 

Sealed Mid-range TLE

Mid / H.F Crossover Frequency

4000 Hz

Bass Low Pass Crossover Frequency

550 Hz

Driver Unit Complement

2 x 8" long throw RDT bass drivers
1 x 4" RDT mid-range driver
1 x C-CAM high frequency ribbon transducer

External Dimensions - Including Fixed Plinth & Feet (H x W x D)

1113 x 410 x 470 mm
(43 13/16 x 16 1/8 x 18 1/2)

Weight (each) including Plinth

43.8Kg (96.4lbs)

Professional reviews

PL300

August 2011

Heavy Mettle

"The PL300 has the feeling of being able to travel endlessly downward with nonchalant ease...bass lines strode along with muscular grip...paired with the right ancillaries this big beast sounds breathtakingly fast, dynamic and clear...the engineering is both unique and impressive...the PL300's bring life to music and can be overwhelmingly enjoyable."

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PL300

August 2011

Precision accuracy: The PLATINUM PL300

"...however, the PL300 has a hugely optimistic middle range and unbelievable treble, because of the successful design of the tweeters. In this case, there is none of the expensive brightness of modern recordings or the “sand” of old recordings...choose a suitable environment and do some work on the room, and you will then have what some companies’ advertisements call “the ultimate purchase!"

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PL300

August 2011

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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PL300

August 2011

Aiming High - PL300

'...here's a new departure for Monitor Audio - an unashamedly luxurious, technically ambitious loudspeaker...where decisions about material and construction techniques have been made with a purist focus, and largely without regard to cost or technical difficulty...the standard of fit and finish is nothing less than exquisite...the sounds of individual instruments are particularly well served...the effect is nothing short of breathtaking, providing some real spine-tingling moments, in a way that you often hear in a live music event, but rarely encounter in the reproduced article... 5k for a pair of speakers of this complexity, build quality and, above all, musical performance is far from extravagant.'

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PL300

August 2011

Platinum PL300

'...the PL300 are some of the best speakers we've heard. The sound is simple to sum up: it's transparent and massively detailed...'

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PL300

August 2011

PL300AV system

'...simply put, the PL300AV is a truly fabulous surround system, one of the best we've ever tried.'

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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.”

PL300

November 2012

Sound+Vision PL300 Review

“The ribbon tweeters whispered sweet somethings in my ears, producing such an enveloping sound with stereo music that I had to get up to make sure the surround speakers weren’t playing. The treble was exceptionally clear.”

“…the bass was intense and powerful, as if the speaker had an amplified 15” woofer built in. I can’t imagine that many listeners will feel the need for a subwoofer.”

“The crystalline sound of the PL300 and PL100, combined with the almost perfectly matched voice of the PL350C, brought a new level of excitement to movie soundtracks.”

PL300

September 2009

PL300AV system

What Hi-fi were blown away when they put the PL300AV to the test '...simply put, the PL300AV is a truly fabulous surround system, one of the best we've ever tried.'

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PL300

March 2008

Platinum PL300

'...the PL300 are some of the best speakers we've heard. The sound is simple to sum up: it's transparent and massively detailed...'

Download the full review

PL300

December 2007

Aiming High - PL300

'...here's a new departure for Monitor Audio - an unashamedly luxurious, technically ambitious loudspeaker...where decisions about material and construction techniques have been made with a purist focus, and largely without regard to cost or technical difficulty...the standard of fit and finish is nothing less than exquisite...the sounds of individual instruments are particularly well served...the effect is nothing short of breathtaking, providing some real spine-tingling moments, in a way that you often hear in a live music event, but rarely encounter in the reproduced article... 5k for a pair of speakers of this complexity, build quality and, above all, musical performance is far from extravagant.'

Download the full review

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."

Download the full review

PL300

July 2007

Precision accuracy: The PLATINUM PL300

"...however, the PL300 has a hugely optimistic middle range and unbelievable treble, because of the successful design of the tweeters. In this case, there is none of the expensive brightness of modern recordings or the “sand” of old recordings...choose a suitable environment and do some work on the room, and you will then have what some companies’ advertisements call “the ultimate purchase!"

Download the full review

PL300

June 2007

Heavy Mettle

"The PL300 has the feeling of being able to travel endlessly downward with nonchalant ease...bass lines strode along with muscular grip...paired with the right ancillaries this big beast sounds breathtakingly fast, dynamic and clear...the engineering is both unique and impressive...the PL300's bring life to music and can be overwhelmingly enjoyable."

Download the full review

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