PL500 II technology
  • 4 x 8" RDT®II long throw bass drivers
  • 2 x 4" RDT II mid-range drivers
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • 4 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



System Format

3 Way - 7 Driver

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

22Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)


Maximum S.P.L.

120dBA (pair)

Nominal Impedance

4Ω (4.2Ω min. @ 120Hz)

Power Handling (RMS)


Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)

150 - 400W

Cabinet Design

Four HiVe®II ports
Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure

Drive Unit Compliment

4 x 8" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers
2 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver
1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency

MF/HF: 3.6kHz
LF/MF: 460Hz

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

1803 x 504 x 626mm
(71 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

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

1848 x 504 x 626mm
(723/4 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

Weight (each)

99.1kg (218lb)

Professional reviews

The Audio Beat

PL500 II

March 2016

PL500 II - Audio Show 2016 Review

Roy Gregory from The Audio Beat was introduced to Monitor Audio's PL500 II loudspeakers at the 2016 Audio Show and named it one of the Hot Products of the show...

"It looks even bigger in the flesh, while standards of fit and finish put many a high-end wannabe to shame (irrespective of price) with a black lacquered central cabinet visually offset by the leather baffles and high-gloss veneers on the larger enclosures top and bottom."

" attractive and impressive package."

"...there’s far more to this speaker than just a pretty face, with plenty of technology to back up the bold visual statement, a fact underlined by the sheer scale and power of the sound on offer."

"...this wasn’t just about brute force, the speakers proving capable of considerable air and delicacy when required, making these genuine high-end contenders."

"...this is a product that threatens to cut a lot of the competition off at the knees."

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CES Show Report 2016

PL500 II

February 2016

PL500 II CES Launch!

"The surprise of CES for yours truly, the Monitor Audio Platinum PL500 II."
     - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

"...exceeded sonic expectations, delivering high-end quality (think Raidho-like) beyond those well-known brands' respective price categories."
     - Julie Mullins, The Absolute Sound

" a world where seven-driver, three way designs featuring custom-made drive units in a cabinet that stands as tall as a man can cost the spendy side of $100,000, a loudspeaker that sounds this good commands respect."
     - Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi +

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