Technology

  • C-CAM® tweeter with damped rear chamber, providing improved clarity and wider operating range for HD audio formats
  • New
  • Cast polymer bass chassis design for better rigidity and lower reflection properties
  • HiVe®II port technology for better transient response and tighter bass
  • Single bolt through driver system, for increased overall bracing and rigidity
  • Selected premium quality wood veneers or high gloss piano finishes
  • Rigid 19mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet colouration
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when used with the grille off.

Specification

System Format

2 Way

Frequency Response

45Hz - 35Hz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

89dB

Nominal Impedance

6 Ohms

Maximum SPL (dBA)

111.8

Power Handling (RMS)

80W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

25-80W

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - rear ported.

HiVe®II port System

Tweeter Crossover Frequency

3.0kHz

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver.

1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter

Product External Dimensions: (H x W x D)

312 x 185 x 240 mm

(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 9 7/16 inch)

Individual Weight

6.8 Kg (15 lb)

Professional reviews

RX1

August 2011

Silver RX1s strike a rich seam

"Form and function in perfect harmony, these speakers will sit pretty in any home."

RX1

November 2012

Bringing Home The Silver!

“The gorgeous Rosenut veneer on our samples is the best simulation of genuine rosewood I’ve ever seen."

“…the bass from the Monitor system was as impressive as any I’ve heard in my listening room.”

“The RX8’s neutral midrange lacks any identifiable coloration, and its high end sparkles with detail. It’s a lively, arresting sound, with no false emphasis anywhere.”

“...with the Silver RX speakers and sub, firing on all cylinders, orchestral soundtrack scores sounded spectacular.”

“From vocals to drum kit to piano and instrumental shadings of all varieties in between, the sound through the Monitor system was luscious.”

“No single piece of material I auditioned blew me away more than the opening 15 minutes of Star Trek (2009). Music, effects, dialogue, and bass all came together in a spectacular way. Even at the highest playback level I could stand, the sound was highly detailed and never grating.”

“…I can say that for less than half the price of a pair of PL300s alone, this Silver RX system is a very special value—and an incredible ride.”

RX1

November 2012

Hi-Fi Choice: RX1 Review

“It set up a warm, spacious groove, almost as if the music had slowed down and you could hear into the mix more (always a good sign, as it’s not blurring the notes).”

“I suddenly found myself able to lock on to individual strands better, and enjoy following the maracas and tom-tom work. Suddenly I wasn’t just hearing
notes either; they had differing amounts of dynamic articulation; things weren’t all shouting at me.”

“Bass was stronger perhaps than all the others here, yet tuneful and less prone to signposting the cabinet’s boxiness. Treble was spacious, delicate and crisp, carrying all the harmonics from a trumpet...”

“...that monster bassline didn’t detract from a beautiful wash of synth sound further up the frequency range. It sparkled away, scything through the morass of thick bass.”

“Overall then, a deeply impressive performer, on every possible level.”

RX1

June 2012

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's RX1 Review

The Silver RX1 comes out on top in Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's Standmount Loudspeakers Group Test, scoring 5/5 stars with the following conclusion:

“It has the strengths of the super-svelte Dynaudio with most of the joie de vivre of the Q Acoustics. Everything you play through it sounds vital and engaging, subtle and detailed, polished and poised. It simply didn’t sound anything like a budget box.”

Read the full review in the July 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice available now.

RX1

March 2010

Silver RX1s strike a rich seam

"Form and function in perfect harmony, these speakers will sit pretty in any home."

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User reviews

Jeremy Philander Monitor Audio UK

RX1

January 2015

I am a professional musician and play the bass. I am always listening to the bass lines in any song and can clearly define a bass guitar tone, especially from the funk era. I have owned a couple of hi-end systems and sat in recording studios. I know how peace/instrument/vocals should sound. I bought these RX1 as a backup bedroom system, which i dont regret. At first the bass was nowhere, a bit to light,treble a bit harsh, bit colouration in the high-hats. After playing for a month, this speakers totally changed (4hours each day). No colouration in the bass and trebbles.. and the vocals superb. it doesnt drop that low, but instruments come to life on these.. I must say that I am totally impressed..i doubted it at first, but now I am sold..I even hear how radio stations mess up the sound (sorry engineers)

Phil Johnson Monitor Audio UK

RX1

July 2013

The sound is crystal clear and adds drama and emotion to the music.

Keith Jones Monitor Audio UK

RX1

October 2012

I have been a professional musician for over 50 yrs as a Bass & Tuba player and have owned many systems and listened to studio reference speakers under numerous applications and for the price of these speakers. I own the RX1's as I haven't heard any that come close to the uncolored performance of these little beauties.

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