• Bookshelf Bookshelf
  • GOLD C-CAM Tweeter GOLD C-CAM Tweeter
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II
  • Bolt through driver Bolt through driver
  • 2-way 2-way
  • Driver size 6in
  • Footprint 185mm x 275mm

Technology

Silver 1 technology
  • Improved C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) gold dome tweeter design with damped rear chamber and innovative dome venting technique for improved clarity and wider operating bandwidth
  • 6" bass driver with concave 'dished' C-CAM cone profile
  • RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) cone profile, for improved diaphragm rigidity and reduced distortion
  • Improved cast polymer bass chassis design for better rigidity and reduced reflections
  • HiVe®II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass
  • Single bolt through driver systems for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
  • Pureflow® Silver plated OFC copper internal cabling
  • High quality crossovers with premium grade polypropylene film capacitors
  • Available in selected premium quality wood veneers or high gloss finishes
  • Rigid 20mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet colouration
  • Invisible magnetic grille fixing provides clean visual styling when the grille is off

Specification

System Format

2 Way

Frequency Response

45Hz - 35kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

87dB

Nominal Impedance

8 Ohms

Maximum SPL (dBA)

110.8 (pair)

Power Handling (RMS)

100W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements

40-100W

Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - rear ported
HiVe®II port System

Crossover Frequency

3.0kHz

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver
1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter

Cabinet Dimensions: (Excluding Grille, Terminals & plinth) (H x W x D)

312 x 185 x 240 mm
(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 9 7/16 inch)

Product External Dimensions: (Including Terminals) (H x W x D)

312 x 185 x 263 mm
(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 10 3/8 inch)

Product External Dimensions: (Including Grille & Terminals) (H x W x D)

312 x 185 x 275 mm
(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 10 13/16 inch)

Individual Weight

6.95 Kg (15 lb  4 oz)

Professional reviews

Secrets of Home Theater

Silver 1

February 2016

Home Theater Hi-Fi Praises Silver 1

Jay Haider (Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity) recently reviewed a pair of Silver 1 bookshelf speakers, and evidently was quite impressed, stating that the speakers have beautiful finish and construction, fantastic treble and surprisingly potent bass.

"...the Monitor Audio Silver 1 is an excellent speaker. It's fit and finish rivals or exceeds speakers its size two price classes up."

"...a gorgeously crafted bookshelf speaker with mostly excellent engineering, surprisingly powerful bass, and world-class treble."

"The Silver 1's crossover shows engineering excellence both heard and measured, and the tweeter is a marvel."

"Monitor Audio's Silver 1 does an awful lot right, looks beautiful, and is worth a close listen."

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WifiHifi

CT265-IDC

September 2015

GOING ATMOS: Hands-on With Silver Series & CT-265IDC In-Ceiling Speakers

David Susilo of WifiHifi Magazine is no stranger to the Atmos experience, having 53 Atmos commercial theatres under his belt. After reviewing our Silver series system, complete with four CT-265IDC speakers for the Atmos channel, Susilo was undeniably impressed and went on to say that Monitor Audio's set of speakers "performed closer to a true Dolby Atmos commercial theatre setup than any others I've tried. And they do that without breaking the bank." More comments are below:

"With the IDC module installed, these speakers become true three-way designs, offering superior performance and flexibility over typical two-way or fixed angle speakers."

"With the in-ceiling speakers, the imaging was amazing and the speakers almost disappeared. However, when the thunder struck, I could clearly locate the source of the thunder, but still not the speaker itself."

"I felt like I'd been 'abducted' by the aliens"

"I almost forgot I was using in-ceiling speakers instead of Atmos-enabled speakers. Yes, the dispersion angle is that wide."

"The speakers were impressive overall - it turns out the 18-degree angling capability makes a whole lot of difference for an Atmos experience. The Silver series, and especially the CT-265IDC, truly create an amazing enveloping sound."


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Silver 1

September 2014

Hi-Fi Choice Recommends Silver 1

Esteemed reviewer David Price has tested the Silver 1 in an in-depth review for Hi-Fi Choice Magazine.

As well as giving a full Five Stars to our "small but perfectly formed" speaker, the Silver 1 was also awarded with the Hi-Fi Choice Recommended title. In concluding the review, David Price listed the following reasons:

"Big, punchy, detailed sound; superb finish; value"

Read the full coverage in the November issue of Hi-Fi Choice Magazine.

User reviews

Arjen Andringa Monitor Audio UK

Silver 1

February 2016

I replaced my old JBL L set with the Monitor Audio Silver 1 for 2 reasons. 1 being my JBL L set is too big for my room, the other being the sound and design of the Silver 1. I sold the JBL L1 and put the Silver 1's on my shelf. They sound much clearer, can handle power a lot better than the JBL's and look MUCH. MUCH nicer. The design is beautiful.

They're very balanced. The highs never feel like they're ripping the hairs off your ears, the bass never makes you feel like they're small bookshelf speakers and the mids are spot on. They play metal, J-Pop, classic rock and symphonic music without sweating. I'm very impressed, and hope to have the budget to buy bigger Monitor Audio's next time.

Luc Monitor Audio UK

Silver 1

February 2015

Worth bi-amping

Robert Day Monitor Audio UK

Silver 1

September 2014

Let me first start by stating I'm a long term Monitor Audio fan, my previous speakers were BR5 Floor standers, damaged by my cat. I replaced them with a set of S1 stand mounts from my local dealer Audio T. It's early days yet but out of the box the S1 are outstanding, The detail and stereo image is outstanding, my worry was I would have the bass I require with the small S1 as my previous were the BR5. Worry no more the S1 are small but the bass is amazing with great timing and the S1 are just so coherent. they perform in all areas. They are simply a small stand mount punching above its weight. I choose the piano gloss black, the fit and finish is quiet simply astonishing when you consider the Price £500. Thank you Monitor Audio for again showing that class leading speakers do not have to cost the earth. I cant wait for a few months when they are run in and at their best.

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