If a pin drops, you’ll hear it. When the orchestra plays, it plays for you, so vividly and with such effortless scale you’ll believe you’re ten rows from the stage. This is the magic of high-end audio as experienced through the Platinum II speakers. Whether it’s a power chord exploding from a towering backline, the majesty of a choir soaring in union or the spell-binding gravity of a solo performance, you’ll sense the chemistry of music and musician more than ever before.

For over forty years our work as engineers and audio enthusiasts has been dedicated to this unveiling. With our most advanced driver, crossover and acoustic systems set within luxurious cabinets, we’ve tuned the virtues that have won Monitor Audio worldwide acclaim to a new intensity, allowing rarefied audio transparency to be revealed and enjoyed. Platinum II is our magnum opus, as inspirational and satisfying to us as we hope it will be to you.

Craftsmanship

Platinum II - Craftsmanship

The Platinum II cabinets are a statement of immaculate craftsmanship. Each is hand-built with the expert precision of the finest furniture makers, employing multiple laminations of veneer that are formed into a curved rigid shell. For the finish, natural wood veneers in Santos Rosewood or Natural Ebony are pair-matched, applied and hand-coated with 11 layers of clear gloss piano lacquer, then polished to reveal the glowing lustre in the grain. Platinum II models are also available in a penetrating piano black gloss lacquer, which will offer a luxurious contrast with room décor.

The front baffles are hand-upholstered with the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead and used to distinguish many luxury British brands. Such is the level of care lavished on the Platinum II enclosures that each requires as many as 144 hours to complete.

Technology

Platinum II - Technology

Platinum II offers you genuine audiophile performance with stunning design and materials specification. In the pursuit of ever lower distortion, no detail has been overlooked. Through meticulous FEA modelling we’ve optimised the operation of electrical, mechanical, magnetic and acoustic systems, introducing new discoveries to meet ambitious performance goals. The Platinum II range deploys an enhanced generation of RDT® bass and mid drivers, and for the first time in a Monitor Audio product, the MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer. Including improved crossover and speaker terminal designs together with proprietary ARC®, TLE, HiVe®II technologies, Platinum II builds on the award-winning advances of over forty years to create a high-end speaker range that is utterly faithful to the source.

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Platinum II

May 2016

Monitor Audio Architectural Loudspeaker Sets a High Bar

"Several years ago Monitor Audio introduced its Platinum in-room loudspeakers to raise the performance level of its entire product line. Since this initial product release, the British audio company had gone on to update the Platinum line with the newly introduced Platinum II series. 

Now, Monitor Audio is adding to the Platinum II series with its new Platinum II In-Wall loudspeaker."

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HomeTheaterReview.com

Platinum II

April 2016

The new Platinum In-Wall II is a true wide-bandwidth speaker system optimized for in-wall applications.

"Monitor Audio has added an in-wall model to its new flagship Platinum II speaker lineup. The Platinum II In-Wall ($4,995 each) uses the same drivers as the freestanding PL200 II: it's a three-way speaker with dual 6.5-inch RDT II bass drivers, a four-inch RDT II midrange driver, and an MPD high-frequency air motion ribbon transducer. 

The midrange/high-frequency housing rotates to direct sound for vertical or horizontal placement. The heavily braced cabinet is made from one-inch MDF with a steel back."

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Inside CI

PL In-Wall II

April 2016

Monitor Audio introduces Platinum In-Wall II architectural loudspeaker range for audiophile clients

"Monitor Audio has announced the Platinum In-Wall II, an architectural speaker with hi-fi DNA. The manufacturer has taken aspects of its flagship Platinum II freestanding stereo speakers and adapted them for in-wall applications. 

The models have an adjustable mid/high frequency driver array, which allows the installer to fine tune audio imaging from both vertical or horizontal positions."

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Inside CI

PL500 II

February 2016

Our PL500 IIs stand tall in this Bristol Show 2016 roundup

Revered custom install magazine Inside CI provided a review of the most impressive products at The Bristol Show 2016. Featured first was our very own flagship floorstander, the PL500 II:

“Arguably the most exciting stereo presentation I heard at the show came from Monitor Audio, which was playing a variety of CD FLAC rips through its flagship Platinum II floorstanders. Fronted by Chord Electronics DAC/digital preamp/headphone amp DAVE (pictured above), imaging and dynamics were grin-inducing. They may retail for £15,000 a pair but frankly, in the world of stratospheric premium Hi-Fi, I think this big MAs may well be a bargain. “

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

Platinum II

January 2016

Platinum II - Stars of CES 2016

"Monitor Audio's current Platinum series has been around for the best part of 15 years, and at CES 2016, the British loudspeaker manufacturer officially launched an all-new Series II.

The revised range includes new standmount and floorstanding models, all of which feature a brand-new MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) tweeter and improved crossover design."

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