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PL200 II technology
  • 2 x 6 1/2" RDT®II long throw bass drivers
  • 4" RDT II mid-range driver
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • 2 x HiVe®II ports
  • New patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound
  • Bespoke speaker terminals and footings
  • Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion
  • Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics
  • Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality
  • TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration
  • Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
  • Individual driver grilles
  • Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer

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Specification

System Format

3 Way - 4 Driver

Frequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13)

35Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90dB

Maximum S.P.L.

117dBA (pair)

Nominal Impedance

4Ω (4.0Ω min. @ 135Hz)

Power Handling (RMS)

250W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

100 - 250W

Cabinet Design

Two HiVe®II ports
Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure

Drive Unit Compliment

2 x 61/2" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers
1 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver
1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency

MF/HF: 3.9kHz
LF/MF: 750Hz

External Dimensions (Inc. plinth) (H x W x D)

998 x 360 x 375mm
(395/16 x 143/16 x 143/4”)

External Dimensions (Inc. feet & spikes) (H x W x D)

1043 x 360 x 375mm
(411/16 x 143/16 x 143/4”)

Weight (each)

36.08kg (79lb 6oz)

Professional reviews

PL200 II

December 2016

TED Magazine PL200 II Review!

The November / December 2016 issue of TED Magazine features an excellent review, courtesy of François Lemieux. He states that "with these exceptional speakers, offering an exceptional listening experience, it is clear that Monitor Audio have met the targeted goals in a brilliant way, one of them to produce a series of perfect speakers, as much for its visual aspects as for its audio aspects."

More great quotes from the review are below:

"Well, let me tell you that my system, helped with the PL200 II, moves me and brings up tears when listening to Phil Collin's song Separate Lives, taken from his show, Live in Montreux."

"Precision, transparency and depth of the soundfield are all there when listening to Stepping from the band by Babatunde Olatunji. The Monitor Audios reveal the excellent sound capture of this Chesky recording, with delicate and silky highs and without any signs of harshness."

"The purity of the mid and high frequencies supporting the percussion instruments was impressive, as was the extreme timpani bass, taken from the same material."

"On the Hoe Down, taken from the same album, we are presented with an acrobatic musical performance and to a real audio roller coaster, all accompanied with natural, firm and extended  bass frequencies."

"...this record, as reproduced by the Monitor Audio's in my room, probably offers the best large orchestra stereophonic reproduction I have heard in my living room to date."


A link to the full French review is below...

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CES Show Report 2016

PL200 II

February 2016

PL200 II CES Launch!

"Monitor Audio has indeed taken a major step toward the ever-elusive impression of 'live' sound."
     - Robert Deutsch, Stereophile

"...sonics were rich, nicely weighted, with excellent integration of the difficult-to-handle tweeter/midrange transition."
     - Neil Gadar, The Absolute Sound

The Audio Beat

PL200 II

February 2016

PL200 II Wins Jimmy Award

Jim Saxon from The Audio Beat visited the Monitor Audio suite at CES 2016 and seemed to be quite impressed with the PL200 II speakers:

"Their six-foot-tall Platinum 500 II loudspeakers commandeered the living room. Although the display was fine, on the way out my ear caught a more ingratiating melody from the bedroom. There, the diminutive floorstanding Platinum 200 II was mated to Cyrus electronics to sterling effect."

"At a conversational volume level, the Platinum 200 II was tonally balanced and sweetly detailed, a panacea for overburdened auditory ossicles." 

"For Best Bedroom-Sized Stereo System, Monitor Audio shares a Jimmy Award with Cyrus Audio."

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