Reflecting the spirit and ambition of the Bronze Reference range, the BR5 is a wholesale re-working of the established B4 floor-standing model. We’ve slimmed down the cabinet for a more desirable profile, replacing the larger drivers of the B4 with potent 5 1/2" bass and bass/mid-range designs, which provide a remarkable blend of punch, deep bass extension and control. The BR5’s 2 1/2-way system is optimised by utilising an integral structure of dedicated driver chambers, hitherto employed exclusively by our more expensive loudspeakers. Benefiting from additional cross-bracing, the BR5’s cabinet is especially rigid, liberating its sound from the boxy colourations that afflict lesser designs. The result is an astonishing mix of clarity, exuberance and power from a deceptively slender loudspeaker, which transcends the conventional understanding of ‘entry-level’.
- New C-CAM® tweeter has greater sensitivity and response up to 30kHz.
- New MMP®II bass and mid-range drivers refined by FEA analysis.
- New crossovers for cleaner more precise signal transfer.
- Improved cabinet rigidity and stability.
- High-quality terminal panels blend easy access with high-end functionality.
- Choice of high quality pearlescent finishes.
Frequency Response +/- 3dB
36 Hz - 30 KHz
Power Handling (RMS)
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)
30 - 120 W
Dual chamber bass reflex – Ported front and rear
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 5.5" MMP®II Bass 1 x 5.5" MMP®II Bass mid-range, 1 x 1" (25 mm) gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
External Dimensions: (H x W x D)
850 x 165 x 247 mm
33 7/16 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch
11.5 Kg (25.3 lb)
Tone. Technology To Change Your Life
'The Bronze BR5's are a floorstanding design that is relatively unobtrusive...the cabinets are wooden and very well braced...the result is a sound that isn't tiring and doesn't detract from the music...they have a refined sound...I turned up the volume and the sound changed from a comforting background murmur to an alive, engaging one. The BR5's have good timing...for a small speaker they have a good extended bottom range and good deep notes...the BR5's are accurate and the result is a speaker that doesn't dominate a room...The BR5's demonstrate that good quality hi-fi needn't be expensive.'
Audio Video Magazine (Russia)
Monitor Audio Bronze BR5
'I know over the years speaker performance has been on the up, while prices have gone the other way, but I wasn't expecting the BR5s to be as accomplished as they are. I honestly can not think of another floorstander with these specs and price tag that'll offer as much music and enjoyment than these Monitor Audios.'
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine
'a well rounded loudspeaker adept at handling complex classical music with a degree of polish, fine detail and even a hint of sparkle...tonally, the BR5 is as near neutral as you would wish...good control and strong dynamics, and it works well across a spectrum of music genres...its about offering value for money and overall it offers a winning deal!'
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
A New £400 Champion
'KEF's iQ5's have won our top speaker Award for the last two years. For them to be beaten isn't surprising: new products come along, and sometimes they're better - it's not an issue. The shocking thing for us is just how comprehensively the Monitor Audios manage to better the KEF's in most areas...as soon as you start listening, there's no doubting as to which is the superior performer...the finest budget floorstanders from Monitor Audio, well - dare we say it - ever...great value and a pleasure with all genres of music.'
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Big new Bronzes going for gold'One sure sign of a good product is when we carry on listening to it well after the reviewing is done and dusted...so it speaks volumes for Monitor Audio's new Bronze BR5s that we were still playing them well past the point when most rivals would have been boxed-up ready for their return home...unmatchable musical sound...get things right and these speakers time superbly. This is a quality hard to find in similarly priced floormount speakers...strong dynamics, plenty of agility and an even tonal balance...these are the most convincing budget floorstanders we've heard'
I am very Impressed with the clarity and rich bass that come with these gems of a speaker.
An absolute quality product.
Thank you for making my music pleasure even more enjoyable,
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