Technology

  • C-CAM® tweeter design with damped rear chamber, providing improved clarity and wider operating range for HD audio formats
  • Dual 6” C-CAM® bass and bass/ mid-range drivers incorporate RST® technology
  • Cast polymer bass chassis design for better rigidity and lower reflection properties
  • Dual chamber bass reflex
  • HiVe®II port technology for better transient response and tighter bass
  • Single bolt through driver system, for increased overall bracing and rigidity
  • Rigid 19mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet colouration
  • Floor level terminal location for easy access and neat cable routing
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when used with the grille off
  • Selected premium quality wood veneers or high gloss piano finishes.

Specification

System Format

3 Way

Frequency Response

32Hz - 35kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90dB

Nominal Impedance

4 Ohms

Maximum SPL (dBA)

116.2

Power Handling (RMS)

175W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

50 - 175W

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex.

Twin HiVe®II port System

Tweeter Crossover Frequency

LF/MF: 300Hz

MF/HF: 2.2 kHz

Drive Unit Complement

2 x 6" RST® Bass drivers.

1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver.

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

Product External Dimensions: (H x W x D) inc. plinth & feet

960 x 275 x 388 mm

(37 13/16 x 10 13/16 x 15 1/4 inch)

Individual Weight

21.76 Kg (47.88 lb)

Professional reviews

RX8

August 2011

New Music

'Entertaining floorstander that brings light, pace and timing to all forms of music, making listening fun. Superb at the price.'

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RX Centre

August 2011

Silver RX 5.1 System Review (Silver RX8 floorstanding speaker, RX Centre, RX-FX and RXW-12 subwoofer)

"Now more than ever, Monitor's determination to offer audio products that deliver high-tech engineering at a fair price is especially welcome, and there is no better example of this than the firm's newly released Silver RX."

"Look at this system, in particular, if you like the idea of mid-priced speakers that probe the limits of sonic resolution and detail in ways that will remind you of much higher-end speakers. Expect an accurate, sensible size and overall build quality; the Silver RX speakers are compact enough not to dominate a room, yet they'll treat you to lovely woodwork and drivers too beautiful to hide behind grilles (unless you must, to keep children's fingers from poking at them)."

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RX8

August 2011

Silver RX8 Review - Exceptional Performer by Chris Martens

".. but accurate tonal balance is only part of the story, because the Silver RX8 also offers excellent transient speed and definition, plus astonishingly high levels of resolution and detail. Put these qualities together and you've got a speaker that can dig way down into good recordings to retrieve layer upon layer of musically relevant details."

"In contrast to systems that have a subdued, comfortable, "polite" sound, the Silver RX8 system serves up high levels of refinement and detail with a real spirit of energy and gusto - a complimentary combination of virtues indeed."

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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.”

RX8

January 2013

Hi-Fi News: Highly Commended Silver RX8 Review

"If your main concern is value for money, then it would seem you need to look no further than the Monitor Audio Silver RX8s."

"Not only do they have the biggest driver line-up, but the Monitor Audios also have the biggest sound of all the units on test. The Silver RX8s are superbly dynamic, punchy and love to play loud."

"...the bass offered superlative levels of grip, punch and detail, even edging ahead of the impressively capable Tannoys in this respect."

"Detail retrieval was excellent right across the midband and the Monitor Audios were equally capable of creating an expansive soundstage, populated with believable performers."

"These cabinets full of metallic drive units never once sounded either edgy or shrill as the true nature of all kinds of acoustic instruments came across splendidly."

"The Silver RX8s rounded things off with a treble that was sleek, crisp and vivid."

"Bass weight and detail was not a problem for the Monitor Audios. These had both in spades thanks to their proliferation of drive units and three way configuration, and they loved to be played loud and hard. Fortunately, when everything was reined back they continued to impress with their neutrality, clarity and sheer musicality..."

"Build quality was absolutely first-class and the sleek cabinets house a very intelligent driver and port design. They also romp home with the 'most speaker for your money' award."

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RX8

January 2013

RX8 Review in Hi-Fi News

The RX8 has trumped rivals to collect a ‘Highly Commended’ badge in February’s Hi-Fi News. Reviewer Adam Smith says “…not only do they have the biggest driver line-up, but the Monitor Audios also have the biggest sound of all the units on test. The Silver RX8’s are superbly dynamic, punchy and love to play loud…even better this was not all bang and boom, as the bass offered superlative levels of grip, punch and detail…they romp home with the ‘most speaker for your money’ award.”

Read the full review in the February issue of Hi-Fi News.

RX8

May 2010

Silver RX8 Review by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

"The RX8 is a two-and-a-half-way design and uses twin, 15cm bass drivers together, a 15cm mid/bass unit and gold dome tweeter. Considering the number of drive units being used, they show a remarkable sense of togetherness. Integration is impressive and all the drivers combine to leave a solid, seamless soundstage."

"High frequencies have a good level of detail and they're expertly controlled with no hardness to speak of. The midrange is similarly detailed: vocals are clear and crisp."

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RX8

July 2010

Silver RX8 Review - Exceptional Performer by Chris Martens

".. but accurate tonal balance is only part of the story, because the Silver RX8 also offers excellent transient speed and definition, plus astonishingly high levels of resolution and detail. Put these qualities together and you've got a speaker that can dig way down into good recordings to retrieve layer upon layer of musically relevant details."

"In contrast to systems that have a subdued, comfortable, "polite" sound, the Silver RX8 system serves up high levels of refinement and detail with a real spirit of energy and gusto - a complimentary combination of virtues indeed."

Download the full review

RX8

December 2009

Silver RX 5.1 System Review (Silver RX8 floorstanding speaker, RX Centre, RX-FX and RXW-12 subwoofer)

"Now more than ever, Monitor's determination to offer audio products that deliver high-tech engineering at a fair price is especially welcome, and there is no better example of this than the firm's newly released Silver RX."

"Look at this system, in particular, if you like the idea of mid-priced speakers that probe the limits of sonic resolution and detail in ways that will remind you of much higher-end speakers. Expect an accurate, sensible size and overall build quality; the Silver RX speakers are compact enough not to dominate a room, yet they'll treat you to lovely woodwork and drivers too beautiful to hide behind grilles (unless you must, to keep children's fingers from poking at them)."

Read the full review

RX8

December 2009

New Music

'Entertaining floorstander that brings light, pace and timing to all forms of music, making listening fun. Superb at the price.'

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RX8

December 2013

After years of playing with JBL I wanted somthing completely diferent. And different it is. It is as if I have a complete new CD collection. CDs I've already owned for a thousand years are sounding completely new for me.
All I want is more Monitor Audio.

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RX8

November 2012

The RX8's are awesome speakers! A big, powerful sound, plenty of bass weight and excellent details. Driving the speakers with Electrocompaniet PI 2. 5+ stars.

Gary Wong Monitor Audio UK

RX8

June 2011

I was looking for a pair of floor stand speakers for my luxman 505u and d06 sacd player. The listening environment is not large, just around 120 sq feet. The speakers work very well with my equipment and environment. I like the mid and high range of it very much. Even the bass has good performance with my small environment. All and all, a very good speaker at this price range.

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