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Hi-Fi Choice Magazine

GX50

November 2012

GX50: Hi-Fi Choice Recommended

Monitor Audio's GX50 has been dubbed a Hi-Fi Choice recommended speaker in their loudspeaker review, claiming a full five stars overall.

"Monitor Audio's GX50 speaker is a potent performer, majoring on insight, clarity and soundstaging. It opens up recordings in a way that few price rivals can."

Read the full review in the November 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.

Trusted Reviews

GX50

March 2012

GX50 Review by Trusted Reviews

"Absolutely fantastic. Give them a chance to warm up and the first thing you notice is how incredibly polished the ribbon tweeter makes high frequencies sound. This is most apparent when playing music, where hi-hats and tambourines skip along with a level of finesse and smoothness that only comes from speakers of this calibre. We’ve heard a lot of compact 5.1 systems that dig deep for detail and offer pleasing top-end, but it’s all relative – step up to this level and there’s an extra transparency, openness and authority.

These sweet high-frequencies aren’t left hanging either – they’re backed up by solid midrange and gobsmackingly punchy bass, making the overall sound perfectly balanced and tightly knitted. Their nimble yet weighty bass performance really is superb, allowing them to thump dance music kick drums through your chest with impeccable timing, but with the sensitivity to add splashes of depth to gentler ambient noises.

Try them with TV or movies and you get a sense of the GX50 speakers' versatility. They take noisy action scenes in their stride, coping admirably with dialogue and explosions – often simultaneously – and if you crank up the volume to unreasonable levels there’s not a trace of harshness to be heard. It’ll be interesting to hear how they fit into a full 5.1 system."

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Home Cinema Choice

Gold GX

November 2011

Setting the Gold Standard

Home Cinema Choice magazine gives their verdict on the Gold GX Series with an all round 5 star approval across the board.

In the latest January 2012 issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine our Gold GX series was reviewed, tried and tested for performance, design and features and then rewarded with a fantastic overall review of 5/5 stars across the categories.

Here's a snippet taken from the full review "Running through Pirates...had me scribbling all sorts of notes ('huge, rich, foundation-shifting bass with power and grip'; 'nil flex on the 15in piston'; 'Exciting, musical and able to create a sense of scale'), but all you need to know is that I loved this system with a passion."

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Soundstage Hi-fi

GX100

March 2012

GX100 Review by SoundStageHiFi.com

"...When I unboxed the review pair and discovered two of the most exquisite-looking, best-finished cabinets I’ve seen on any speaker near this price, or even double it. With most speakers, the first thing I do is rush to set them up. With these, I just wanted to sit back and look."

"I found its sound highly engaging, and capable of holding my interest. I was able to sustain my utter enthusiasm for its sound for long periods without ever getting fatigued...the buyer of a pair of Gold GX100s will be rewarded with something he or she can own and cherish for many years. Highly recommended."

 

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Gramophone

GX100

April 2012

Gramophone GX100 review

Classical music industry leading publication - Gramophone reviews the Gold GX100, with results we're equally impressed with...

Here's just a snippet "And the GX100s' take on 'as they should' is undeniably impressive: this is a fast, dynamic, exciting loudspeaker design, capable of remarkable slam and drive in the bass, along with seamless integration through the midband and on up into one of the sweetest, yet most explicit, top-ends around. The music is never any less than entirely controlled, and yet has that wide-open, rich, detailed presentation that just begs the listener to listen more closely to what's being played, revelling in the sheer amount of character and detail on offer."

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Hi-Fi News Magazine

GX200

April 2012

Hi-Fi News GX200 review

The "Home of Real Hi-Fi" gives an in-depth analysis of Monitor Audio's GX200 floorstanding speaker:

"The Patricia Barber recording sounded wonderfully three-dimensional, and with Reference Recordings' high resolution recording of the Tchaikovsky piece the GX200s came alive, the fine detail of percussion in the orchestra delivered with electrostatic-like transparency".

Read the full review in the May 2012 issue of Hi-Fi News available now.

 

 

HiFi+

GX300

May 2012

HiFi+ GX300 Review

In the current issue of HiFi+ (on sale now) the big brother's of the Gold GX range - the GX300s are under a full detailed 3 page review and we weren't disappointed with the results: 

"These are good, unfussy loudspeakers that don't force the listener into a bout of audiophilia nervosa. Buy 'em, keep 'em, love 'em!" 

"Ultimately the Monitor Audio sound is one that is big and impressive. It casts a wide sounstage, with full-sized, solid instruments in their own sense of space within that soundstage. It goes loud too. All this, combined with the extension of top and bottom, gives you a sense of immediate impressiveness".

Read the full review in April's issue of HiFi+ available now.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

GX50

November 2011

What Hi-Fi? GX50 Review

"The ribbon tweeter sounds especially sweet, affording high frequencies a show-stopping level of refinement and finesse."

Awarded a full five stars

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User reviews

Average user rating

Mike King Monitor Audio UK

GX200

January 2015

I have had the GX200s for coming up to two years. They are fed by four monobloc cyrus x200 power amps. Bi wired and bi amped.I must admit, after around a week of owning them, i felt that i had made an expensive mistake. These speakers MUST have a long running in period. I have found that as time has gone on, they are now sounding absolutely superb. They are very critical of poor recordings. Magazine reviews dont do these speakers jusice, because of the lack of running in. I honestly dont think that i could get speakers to match these at the price and without having to spend at least £1000 more.

Enrico Pagani Monitor Audio UK

GX300

May 2014

This speaker has a big flaw: it sounds so good that invites you to grow more and more volume :-) .
The low frequencies are complete even at low volume and high frequencies are always very refined.
The punch is always present but never dominant, even in large rooms.
Rarely i'm so satisfied with a purchase like for this GX300.

David Porter Monitor Audio UK

GX300

January 2014

Over a year has passed since I had a personal visit at my home by Alex Brady to evaluate my system, shortly followed by Joseph Boyd setting up my new GX300 pair for me.

I am really convinced that Monitor Audio demonstrate that they really do care about their end user's satisfaction by these visits to me.

The speakers are exceptional and the second pair of Monitor Audio speakers I have owned, running these alongside some ten year old GS30s which still perform well.

The GX300 pair are driven by four monoblocks which deliver just over a 1000 watts to these beautifully finished items of performance furniture.

Thank you Monitor Audio much appreciated. DP

Frank Werkhoven Monitor Audio UK

GX200

March 2013

When i first met MA it was love at first sight. I have had the complete RX series, but the upgrade virus has hit me.

Now i own a GXC150 and GX200 both in High gloss white!! Very Very nice, i also have spare black grilles orded with it, looks ever more expensive!!

The sound is suberB with an even greater B...!!! Every time people say what a great sound they give, What kind of brand is that? Then i say: "Monitor Audio :) !!"
Now only have to upgrade my RXFX and my RXW-12..it is a matter of time though!

Love Monitor Audio, it's the best you can have.

Frank from the Netherlands

Steve Truelove Monitor Audio UK

GX200

February 2013

Spent a few weeks auditioning speakers around the £2k price bracket, PMC 23s were the initial choice, Dali Mentor 5s were more exiting than the PMCs but sounded too harsh in places (may have been the source) then I heard the GX200s set up on similar kit to mine, they had the excitement but not too bright. Although I originally wondered if I had made a big mistake when I first set therm up at home, and I have had to try various different speaker positions, and had plenty of "Marmite" moments with these speakers, I have learnt a lot about my room dynamics in the process, but now with the GXs in the right position I am enjoying my music like never before, the TV is feeling unloved, and i know I made the right choice.
My only wish is I did not have to have them protruding out into the room so much to get the required distance from the rear wall, good job I am not married, but they still look fantastic in black.
Now I am on a drive to upgrade source kit to get even more out of the GXs.

Julian Nash Monitor Audio UK

GX200

December 2012

Just spent a couple of days auditioning several speakers around the £2k price mark. I was intending on buying either PMC, Spendor or B&W, then out of nowhere the GX200 came along. They were the most impressive of all of them. I liked the PMC Twenty 23 initially, but in comparison, they sound quite ordinary. The only problem with these speakers is that they are so detailed that they have rendered lots of my music unlistenable - the poor recordings are so obvious. Time to source some better quality stuff!

Juan Quirindongo Monitor Audio UK

GX300

November 2012

Owned a 5.1 GX300 set for a year. Outstanding clarity and gorgeous appearance. Phenomenal sound. GXFX speakers are dropping jaw. Extremely happy with my selection.

Michael Carlsson Monitor Audio UK

GX300

October 2012

I have Gx 300 and pioneer lx85 amp and chord signature speaker cables and the sound is nice with my system.

Robert Feldt Monitor Audio UK

GX200

July 2012

Very, very happy with my GX200. Highs are so pure and clear but bass is also very strong and life-like. Very impressed that it keeps its high quality sound also at very high volume levels; can sit outside on the balcony and still have hifi quality music experiences in nature.

And they are as exquisite and beautiful in the white high-gloss lacquer. :)

Jon Berg Monitor Audio UK

GX100

April 2012

Remarkably clear and musical, the GX100's create a full sound with plenty of detail. They are beautifully made with lovely wood veneer complementing the simple styling of the drivers.

As good as they look it was the sound that impressed me most. I was really impressed by the stereo image and the ribbon tweeter positions of hi-hats, cymbals and acoustic guitars. It blends seamlessly into the natural sound of the mid/bass driver so voices, strings, guitars, and other instruments stand out from each other in a coherent image. Plenty of solid and deep bass from a reasonable sized cabinet.

Very good speakers at any sound level. As engaging for late night listening as they are when turned up. Thank you!

Gordon Thomson Monitor Audio UK

GX300

February 2012

I purchased my GX300's in piano ebony and all i can say is that they look gorgeous and sound even better, sparkling top end, clear detailed mid range and deep articulate bass, stunning speakers!

Rey lacanilao Monitor Audio UK

GX200

February 2012

Love my GX200, so pure!!!

Keith Morgan Monitor Audio UK

GXC350

February 2012

Just replaced my existing centre speaker from a well known make with this speaker and the audio from my collection of Blu Ray discs has come alive. People underestimate the value of the centre speaker in a good surround system. This speaker puts you into the action centre stage.

Roy Phair Monitor Audio UK

GX50

January 2012

Very crisp clear musical sound similar in their presentation to the bbc monitor speakers but they do lack emotion

Keith Morgan Monitor Audio UK

GXW15

December 2011

I have just added GXW-15 Sub Woofer to my Monitor Gold system and the results are superb.I have other subs but the addition of this unit puts the icing on the cake. Select one of your favourite action DVD's turn up the wick and enjoy the base vibrations, superb, it's clean,deep and controlled. The quality of build, no cabinet extra vibration, is excellent. The manual is also well written and makes the speaker set up easy even for a novice.

philip dennis Monitor Audio UK

GX300

September 2011

Owned a pair of these for approx 1 month so still not fully run in. Phenomenal sound& beautiful build quality; image like nothing else on this side of £10.000+ tight bass & stunning mid range gx 300s are a bargain at this price almost as good as platinums but without the ruthless exposure of front end flaws !

Roger Gottlieb Monitor Audio UK

GX50

August 2011

I listened to B & W CM4 and CM5. To some paradigm 20's (very nice speakers). But the GX50s just blew me away. They are so small, but the sound is so bright, warm, and clear. These are incredible speakers. (I listen to mainly classical.)

Mike Dennis Monitor Audio UK

GX50

July 2011

A stunning new speaker, excellent dynamics, detail and sound stage for such a compact loudspeaker and to top it off they look great in Gloss White. The new ribbon tweeter matches the all new mid/bass driver to a "T" well done Monitor Audio in bringing a taste of the Platinum series down to the Gold series. 90% of the performance for a fraction of the price.
At last a great performing speaker that matches my second system.
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