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GOLD: PURER BY DESIGN Purer and more bewitching than ever, our latest Gold range refines the technology of its award-winning GX predecessor to set a new gold standard for our celebrated high-end speaker line. Equipped with optimised drivers and empowered by the production quality of our world-beating Platinum flagship range, gilt-edged Gold turns another page in the story of Monitor Audio’s audiophile speaker family. Developing the legacy of three award-winning generations, eight new dedicated stereo, centre channel, surround and subwoofer models share a trinity of enhancements including an evolution of the C-CAM Rigid Surface Technology (RST) bass cone employed by their Gold GR and Gold GS predecessors; tighter production tolerances for their advanced C-CAM ribbon tweeters, and a smarter more functional grille design. Energised by these upgrades our new Gold range offers greater transparency, consistency and visual sophistication to devotees of sound and style everywhere, leaving you simply to choose the system that’s right for your room. monitoraudmioon.citoomraudio.com

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OPTIMISED TWEETERS The Gold series ribbon is derived from the globally acclaimed Platinum C-CAM ribbon transducer. Mechanically it’s identical to the GX ribbon but by improving production tolerances even further, we’ve discovered that the new model offers a consistently more open and transparent sound. In part, the sense of greater detail and enhanced imaging may be attributed to the closer matching of tweeter pairs in each stereo system. The ribbon’s fabulously efficient wideband design reproduces the authentic tonal character of frequencies beyond 60kHz, as well as the inherent nature of the mid-band vocal region to which the ear is most sensitive. LATEST GENERATION RST BASS DRIVERS Further tuned by FEA tools, the Gold series bass units utilise an evolved version of the dimpled RST cone surface introduced on the Gold GR and GS ranges. It takes the form of a continuous radiating dish devoid of the central voicecoil aperture. Instead, a longer voice coil and larger motor sit behind the cone in a more efficient drive assembly, which offers greater drive force, longer excursions and lower distortion, producing cleaner, more extended and accurate bass definition. Back-to-back listening tests have demonstrated that across all four stereo models, Gold sounds more open and dynamic, with a soundstage that is both taller and wider than its predecessor. BOLT-THROUGH DRIVER FIXINGS Single bolt-through driver fixings have the dual effect of improving cabinet rigidity while further reducing vibration at the driver/cabinet interface. By this innovative method, drivers are mounted on a single tensioned through-bolt, which is secured to the back of the cabinet. The bolt not only acts as a rigid cabinet brace to reduce box colouration, it removes the need for conventional driver fixing as well, effectively decoupling the driver and front baffle to eliminate a further source of unwanted resonance. TECHNOLOGY ENCLOSURE Each enclosure is rigid and curved in nature. The cabinet is further aided by radial bracing and bolt-through driver fixings, which eliminate unwanted vibrations and internal standing waves. New Gold’s HiVe II reflex port is shaped to have the same effect on airflow as a gun barrel on a bullet. Rifled grooves inside the port help to accelerate the flow and reduce turbulence, so air moves in and out of the port more efficiently for a faster more dynamic bass response. For added stability the die-cast alloy base plinths of the floor-standing models and the dedicated ‘Gold’ speaker stand provide a solid foundation for superior acoustics, enhanced by hand-milled spikes. Non-slip rubber pads are supplied to protect wood floors. NEW GRILLE DESIGN Gold’s magnetically-fixed ‘floating’ cloth grille replaces the full-length metal grille of its Gold GX predecessor. On floor standing models, more of the cabinet’s luxurious grain-matched depth of finish is exposed and the design offers a classier, more discreet look, enhanced by a brushed aluminium badge. CROSSOVERS Comprising high quality polypropylene film capacitors, air core and laminated steel core inductors, individual driver crossovers are mounted on a dedicated panel accessible from the underside of each speaker. The adjacent speaker terminals are gold plated to maintain signal integrity and contact reliability. All Gold speakers are wired internally with Pureflow® Silver cable. monitoraudio.com

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GOLD 50 The sculpted low-diffraction cabinet of the diminutive 50 houses a single 5.5” RST bass driver and C-CAM ribbon. The bass driver exhibits the low frequency extension and power handling of a much larger transducer while the excellent C-CAM ribbon soars beyond conventional tweeter domes to a stratospheric 60 kHz. Consequently the 50 combines the frequency range of the finest studio monitors with dynamics that defy its modest dimensions. Optional, dedicated floor stands are available, which can be filled to provide the ultimate foundation for the best possible sound quality. GOLD 100 The 100 is a larger two-way stand mount speaker featuring a 6.5” RST bass driver and C-CAM ribbon. Operating with the performance of a typical 8” driver, our proprietary 6.5” design provides higher overall efficiency with dynamic headroom to deliver impressive bass extension and control. The 100’s uncomplicated 2-way configuration renders complex material with tonal accuracy and perfect timing. Optional, dedicated floor stands are available. monitoraudio.com

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GOLD 200 The first of new Gold’s floor-standers is also the most compact. Amazing scale and impressive dynamic control are available from this slender three-way design, comprising the improved pair matched ribbon, twin 5.5” bass drivers and a 4” midrange driver, which is housed in a dedicated enclosure. With high overall efficiency, wide bandwidth and vanishingly low distortion, the 200’s Platinum DNA is ready to be experienced. GOLD 300 Standing at over a metre tall the 300 is a majestic three-way floor-standing loudspeaker comprising twin 6.5” bass drivers, a single 4” mid-range driver and a high frequency ribbon transducer. With such an impressive complement of drivers, the 300 has the power delivery and scale required to fill the largest rooms with jaw-dropping dynamics as well as the finest musical detail. Extending from below 30Hz to over 60kHz, its frequency range is among the widest available from any speaker, regardless of price. monitoraudio.com

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GOLD C150 The ultra-compact C150 centre speaker is small enough to fit into most AV racks and is designed to match the smaller Gold speakers in a more bijou home theatre configuration. However, because it shares tonal characteristics with all models, its capabilities are also compatible with any ‘Gold’ system design. The C150’s lustrous sealed cabinet is home to twin 5.5” drivers and the ribbon in a two way orientation, providing superior dispersion across a range from 50Hz to 60kHz. GOLD C350 The C350 centre speaker is a no-compromise centre channel solution for serious home theatre installations. Its three-way, four driver configuration mirrors that of the 300, although the bass drivers are tuned to work in the C350’s sealed cabinet. Unsurprisingly the C350 is the perfect match for its floorstanding counterpart, producing frequencies from 40Hz to beyond 60 kHz. A neutral tonal balance and distortionfree sound give the C350 the ability to project crystal-clear dialogue and mid-range detail at any volume. A dedicated floor stand is available to ensure the most secure footing and ideal vertical orientation. monitoraudio.com

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GOLD FX GOLD W15 Matching the extraordinary tonal accuracy of its range mates, the FX design provides direct or ambient surround sound, which may be switched manually or automatically via a 12V signal, to accommodate the functionality of high-end home or professional cinema applications. Amazing as it may seem, the FX’s slim wall-hugging profile incorporates no fewer than six drivers. In monopole mode for discrete side or rear sound channels its front-firing 6 ½” RST bass/mid-driver and C-CAM ribbon transducer deliver accurate ultra-wideband sound to match the tonal balance of any ‘Gold’ speaker combination. In dipole mode the FX uses two pairs of side firing 4” C-CAM bass/mid drivers and 25mm C-CAM gold-dome tweeters, combined with the tailored output from the front-firing bass/mid driver to provide wonderfully diffuse yet tonally precise surround effects. The FX can be flushmounted on side or rear walls. Installation is made easy by the inclusion of a ‘sloppy fit’ wall bracket, which allows levelling and adjustment prior to fixing. In a gloriously glossy, rigid compact enclosure, we’ve installed an ultra-long throw 15” C-CAM bass driver, triple suspended for a full 38mm (1.5”) of linear excursion. Featuring a massive magnet structure and under the control of a 650W D2AUDIO® DSP controlled amplifier, this extraordinary deep bass generator brings a new dimension to bass and reference results for SPL, dynamic control and headroom. It may deliver taut gut-churning bass all the way down to a seismic 18Hz, but the Gold W15 is also an intelligent design, featuring an advanced automatic room correction system called LEO™ (Listening Environment Optimizer). LEO simply and automatically eliminates the detrimental bass boost of boundaries and corners through the use of a microphone and test tones. The Gold W15’s sealed enclosure and front-firing driver make it easy to install, and calibration from the front-mounted controls and dimmable LED display is simple, even from a distant position. It’s equipped with a 12V trigger and remote control with four user EQ pre-sets. monitoraudio.com

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SPECIFICATIONS GOLD50 System Format 2 Way Frequency Response 55Hz – 60kHz Sensitivity (dB) 1W@1m 86 Nominal Impedance (ohms) 8 Maximum S.P.L (dBA) 109.8 Power Handling - R.M.S (W) 100 Recommended Amp Requirements (W) 50 - 100 Bass Alignment Bass Reflex. HiVe II port system Crossover Frequency 2.3kHz Drive Unit Complement 1 x 5.5” RST bass / mid driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer Cabinet Dimensions (mm) H x W x D (inches) 300 x 170 x 263 (1113/16 x 611/16 x 103/8) Complete Dimensions - H x W x D mm (inches) Inc Terminals, Plinths & spikes 300 x 170 x 290 (1113/16 x 611/16 x 117/16) Optional Stand Only Dimensions H x W x D mm (inches) 630 x 290 x 360 (2413/16 x 117/16 x 143/16) Product Weight (each) 7.5kg (16lb 8oz) GOLD 100 2 Way 42Hz – 60kHz 88 8 112.6 120 60 - 120 Bass Reflex. HiVe II port system 2.7kHz 1 x 6.5” RST bass / mid driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer 362 x 210 x 303 (143/8 x 81/4 x 1115/16) 362 x 210 x 330 (143/8 x 81/4 x 13) 630 x 290 x 360 (2413/16 x 117/16 x 143/16) 9.9kg (21lb 12oz) GOLD 200 3 Way 35Hz – 60kHz 89 8 114.5 150 100 - 150 Bass Reflex. HiVe II port system L.F - M.F: 400Hz M.F - H.F: 2.6kHz 2 x 5.5” RST bass driver 1 x 4” RST mid-range driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer 951 x 170 x 300 (377/16 x 611/16 x 1113/16) 995 x 274 x 370 (393/16 x 1013/16 x 149/16) N/A 22.2kg (48lb 14oz) GOLD 300 3 Way 30Hz – 60kHz 90 8 116.8 200 100 - 200 Bass Reflex. HiVe II port system L.F - M.F: 790Hz M.F - H.F: 2.3kHz 2 x 6.5” RST bass driver 1 x 4” RST mid-range driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer 1060 x 210 x 330 (413/4 x 81/4 x 13) 1105 x 317 x 370 (431/2 x 121/2 x 149/16) N/A 27.2kg (59lb 14oz) GOLD C150 System Format 2 Way Frequency Response 55Hz – 60kHz Sensitivity (dB) 1W@1m 89 Nominal Impedance (ohms) 8 Maximum S.P.L (dBA) 111.5 Power Handling - R.M.S (W) 150 Recommended Amp Requirements (W) 100 - 150 Bass Allignment Sealed Cabinet Crossover Frequency 2.8kHz Drive Unit Complement 2 x 5.5” RST bass / mid driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer Cabinet Dimensions (mm) H x W x D (inches) 172 x 461 x 303 (611/16 x 181/8 x 1115/16) Complete Dimensions - H x W x D mm (inches) Inc Terminals, Plinths & spikes 172 x 461 x 330 (611/16 x 181/8 x 13) Product Weight (each) 6kg (13lb 4oz) GOLD C350 3 Way 40Hz – 60kHz 90 8 113.8 200 100 - 200 Sealed Cabinet L.F - M.F: 800Hz M.F - H.F: 2.3kHz 2 x 6.5” RST bass driver 1 x 4” RST mid-range driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer 254 x 581 x 333 (10 x 227/8 x 131/8) 254 x 581 x 360 (10 x 227/8 x 143/16) 9.9kg (21lb 12oz) GOLD FX 2 Way 60Hz – 60kHz 87 8 110.8 100 50 - 100 Sealed Cabinet Bi-Pole: 2.3kHz Di-pole: 2.6kHz 1 x 6.5” RST bass driver, 2 x 4” C-CAM mid-range driver 1 x C-CAM ribbon H.F transducer 2 x 1” Gold C-CAM dome H.F tweeter 310 x 390 x 160 (1213/16 x 153/8 x 65/16) 310 x 390 x 168 (123/16 x 153/8 x 65/8) 11.9kg (26lb 2oz) monitoraudio.com

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GOLD W15 System Format Low Frequency Limit Upper Frequency Limit Low Pass Filter Alignment Amplifier Power Output Amplifier Classification Equalisation Phase Control Auto Sensing Input Level Requirements Digital Volume Level Drive Unit Complement 12V Trigger Input Connections Input Impedance Dimensions (H x W x D) Weight (unpacked) Mains Input Voltage Electrical Certifications Power Consumption Fuse Type IR Remote Control Code Sealed Cabinet. 25mm M.D.F construction with internal bracing. Sealed amplifier compartment 18Hz 40 - 120Hz Variable Active 4th order 24dB/octave (6/12/18/24 dB user adjustable) 650 watts Continuous. 1200 watts (peak) D2AudioTM DSP controlled, Class-D amplifier system. High current switch mode power supply (SMPSU) 4 Settings (Off/Music/Movie/Impact) 0-90-180-270 degrees Line Level > 2mV. Standby after 10 minutes if no signal sensed -60 to +10dB in 1dB increments 1 x 15” C-CAM sub-woofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3” long throw voice coil 3.5mm mono jack socket Stereo RCA in/out LFE in/out 12V Trigger in (3.5mm mono jack) LEO - 3.5mm Microphone input jack (microphone supplied) 20 K Ohms 430 x 400 x 400 mm (1615/16 x 153/4 x 153/4 Inches) Grille Depth: 28 mm (11/8 Inches) 35.3kg (77lb 10oz) 100 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60 Hz (Factory preset) CE/CB/ETL/Fcc/ErP (Energy saving compliant) Maximum 1000W. Standby < 0.5W (ErP Compliance) 20mm UL/VDE (Value is region specific) NEC SH6122 FINISHES DARK WALNUT HIGH GLOSS WHITE PIANO EBONY PIANO BLACK monitoraudio.com

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Monitor Audio Ltd 24 Brook Road, Rayleigh Essex, SS6 7XJ England Tel: + 44 (0)1268 740580 Fax: + 44 (0)1268 740589 Email: info@monitoraudio.co.uk monitoraudio.com Designed in the United Kingdom MONITOR AUDIO LTD 24 Brook Road, Rayleigh Essex, SS6 7XJ England Tel: + 44 (0)1268 740580 Fax: + 44 (0)1268 740589 Email: info@monitoraudio.com monitoraudio.com Designed in the United Kingdom

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