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The Monitor Audio Bronze 50 bookshelf loudspeaker is the most compact model in the series and delivers a size-defying audio performance.

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Designed to perform in the smallest of living spaces, the compact and bookshelf-friendly Bronze 50s will deliver the renowned Monitor Audio sound even when placed close to a wall. They are truly versatile and are ideal for both hi-fi and home cinema playback – they can bring games to life by revealing fresh audio detail.

The smallest speaker in the Bronze Series houses our renowned C-CAM mid-bass driver and C-CAM Gold dome tweeter to ensure powerful and detailed audio reproduction with an improved stereo performance.

The choice of four modern finishes and stylish contrasting baffle give the Bronze 50s a superior appearance and ensure they will complement the décor of any room.

Key Features

  • Monitor Audio signature C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter upgraded with the new Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide for an incredibly lifelike sound
  • C-CAM mid-bass driver featuring updated cone geometries and Damped Concentric Mode (DCM) technology which allows the speaker to have a deeper, fuller sound while retaining a clean and precise presentation
  • Designed for performance – intricately optimised listening experience for music and movies
  • Hive II rear port tuned for ease of positioning without affecting sound performance
  • Acoustically transparent hexagonal dispersion pattern grille also featured on our award-winning Silver and Gold Series, for the Monitor Audio family look
  • High-quality gold-plated bi-wire terminals
  • Pureflow silver-plated oxygen-free copper internal cabling for highest quality current transfer through the signal chain
  • Audio transparent bespoke cloth covered magnetic grilles for a more discreet appearance

Specifications

System Format: 2-Way

Frequency Response (-6 dB): 62 – 25,000 Hz (Free field), 40 – 30,000 Hz (In room)

Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m): 85 dB

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms

Minimum Impedance: 4.4 ohms

Maximum SPL: 107 dBA (pair)

Power Handling (RMS): 80 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements: 20 — 80 W

Bass Alignment: Bass reflex - HiVe II port system

Crossover Frequency: 2,500 Hz

Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 51/2" C-CAM bass/mid-range driver, 1 x 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter with UD Waveguide

External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D)): 281 x 166 x 265 mm (111/16 x 69/16 x 107/16")

Weight (each): 5 kg (11 lb)

Sold As: Pair

In the box

One pair of Bronze 50 speakers

One pair of speaker grilles

Instruction manual

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Why buy from Instant Classic?

Instant Classic is an online record and music system store from Melbourne, Australia.

We offer great upfront deals as well as Australia's first hifi subscription service. Our returns are no-fuss and we're all about treating our customers how we'd like to be treated.

We're available by email, phone, livechat, WhatsApp - whatever your flavour is. We're online during business hours of course, but we aim to get back to you pretty fast at any waking hour. Usually you'll hear back from us very quickly.

If you don't like your purchase for whatever reason within the first 50 days, we'll take it back! None of this 'product must be in brand new condition' nonsense - we want you to be happy. Just make sure it isn't damaged.

Learn more, or if we haven't yet answered what's on your mind, contact us.

Is analogue better?

Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.

Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.

I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.

Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.

It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.

What to *avoid* in a turntable

This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.

Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.

A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.

Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.

Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.

How to look after ya records

Building a good sound system