• GOLD C-CAM Tweeter GOLD C-CAM Tweeter
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Footprint 215mm x 282mm
  • 2 1/2-way 2 1/2-way
  • Driver size Twin 5 1/2in
  • Bolt through driver Bolt through driver
  • HIVE PORT II HIVE PORT II

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Technology

Bronze 5 technology
  • New C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
  • Twin 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass and mid-range drivers
  • Single bolt-through driver systems for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
  • HiVe® port technology
  • High quality crossovers with premium grade Polypropylene film capacitors used throughout
  • Rigid 18mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet coloration
  • Floor-level terminal panel for easy termination and neat cable access. Bi-wire/ Bi-amp terminal configuration
  • Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes

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Specification

System Format

2 1/2 Way

Frequency Response

37Hz - 30kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

90dB

Nominal Impedance

Maximum SPL (dBA @1M – each)

113.8dBA (pair)

Power Handling R.M.S.

120W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements

30-120W

Cabinet Design

Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear HiVe®II Port technology

Crossover Frequency

LF: -6dB @ 600Hz
MF/HF: 2.8kHz

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass
1 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass mid-range driver
1 x 25 mm gold dome C-CAM® tweeter

Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)

850 x 165 x 248 mm
(33 7/16 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches)

Complete Dimensions inc grille, terminals, plinths and spikes: (H x W x D)

898 x 215 x 282 mm
(35 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 11 1/8 inches)

Weight (Individual)

11kg (24lbs 6oz)

Professional reviews

Home Cinema Choice

Bronze

December 2015

A Best Buy award for our Bronze AV system

Hot on the heels of its What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year award, the Bronze B5AV system has notched another success with a Best Buy Award from Home Cinema Choice magazine. Scoring a full five stars for performance, features and overall, it has reviewer Danny Phillips convinced. He says “For the price tag demanded, this sextet of cabinets proves rather spectacular. It’s rich in power and dynamics but with the overarching sense of refinement that characterises all of the company's output…This lucid, natural approach lets you lose yourself in the story without even realising there are speakers in the room. That's the measure of a great system…This is a tremendous entry-level offering, backing up its rousing, insightful sound with top-drawer design and build quality. It looks and sounds like it should cost a lot more than it does.”

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

Bronze 5

October 2015

2015 Speaker packages - Product of the year

"Monitor Audio's Bronze range is back, with a brilliant surround sound speaker package that has raised the bar for its rivals."

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Hi-Fi Choice Magazine

Bronze 5

October 2015

5 star masterclass from the Bronze 5

The new Bronze 5 has put some distance between it and the BX5 with a stunning first-test result in Hi-Fi Choice mag. Following the excellent five-star review for the Bronze 2 in What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, David Vivian’s experience clearly reveals the audiophile nature and astonishing value offered by the new Bronze series. Awarding a Hi-Fi Choice recommended badge and a maximum five stars for sound quality, value, ease of drive and overall, he says “…Bronze 5 doesn’t come across like an incremental evolution of the BX5. Instead, it looks and sounds as if it should cost at least £1,000…straight away I’m hooked by the bijou tower’s powers of resolution and capacity to dig deep into a recording. The inner detail it captures can sometimes seem mesmerising…That such compelling clarity, grip, dynamics and enormous musical insight can be experienced from a slim box at a beer budget price is a powerful statement.”

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User reviews

Frans Monitor Audio UK

Bronze 5

February 2016

Good value for money at this price-point. They shine at higher volumes and has slightly better bass/midrange clarity/definition than the (more expensive) B&W 684s. These are good entry-level stereo speakers that seems to go well with most entry-level amplifiers.

Andy Scholefield Monitor Audio UK

Bronze 5

February 2016

Fantastic, rich, room filling sound, produces amazing clarity across all music genres, I've had more expensive bigger brand speakers that haven't come anywhere near delivering the sound quality that these can, truly wonderful in all areas.

Used with TEAC reference 500

Ian Halstead Monitor Audio UK

Bronze 5

February 2016

The Bronze 5 had a tough act to follow – a pair of Epos ES14 stand-mounted speakers, renowned for their open and dynamic delivery. Well, things have evidently moved on in the last 25 years, and far more so than I had suspected.

The Bronze 5 delivers a much higher quality at the top end, with the slight sizzle of the Epos completely gone, and replaced with a smooth and revealing quality that brings believability to cymbals and percussion. I swear I can now tell if a cymbal is hit with an all wooden stick or a nylon tipped one.

The midrange is also more revealing, extracting unheard detail from complex material. The bass end is taught and articulate, with plenty of slam and extension, once positioning in the room is experimented with.

The sound stage has expanded as the drive units have been worn in, giving excellent imagery. As a partner to a Linn LP12, Naim 42.5/110 and Arcam Alpha 7SE CD player, they've slotted in seamlessly. With a not dissimilar voicing to the old Epos speakers, but with oodles more detail, I couldn't be more pleased with how they sound.

Epos, may I introduce you to Ebay?

Dave Monitor Audio UK

Bronze 5

November 2015

Amazing speakers for the money, wide and detailed soundstage from well built attractive compact towers. Truly stunning with my Marantz PM6005/CD6005 combo.

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