The Radius one HD is a design completely new to Radius. Inspired by the popularity of single box surround sound solutions, Radius one HD gives the format the Monitor Audio treatment. Enhanced by the luxury curves and finishes, proportions and performance of RadiusHD, Radius one HD integrates left, centre and right channels in one cabinet. Each channel has a dedicated braced compartment and individually specified crossovers. The centre channel section houses twin 100mm (4”) MMP®II mid/bass drivers and a 25mm (1”) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter. The left and right channel sections house single 100mm (4”) MMP®II drivers and 25mm (1”) C-CAM® gold dome tweeters.
|Frequency Response:||C: 55 Hz - 35 KHz
L/R: 85Hz - 35KHz
|Sensitivity (1W@1m):||C: 90 dB
|Nominal Impedance:||C: 8 Ohms
L/R: 8 Ohms
|Power Handling Single (RMS):||C: 100 W
L/R: 60 W
|System Power Handling (RMS):||C: 150 W
L/R: 100 W
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements:||C: 20 - 150 W
L/R: 10 - 100 W
|Maximum SPL (dBA):||108|
|Bass Alignment:||C: Bass reflex - front ported
L/R: Bass reflex - ported to the underside
|Drive Unit Complement:||4 x 100mm (4") MMP®II cone bass/mid driver.
3 x 25mm (1") C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
(H x W x D): mm (inches)
|125 x 985 x 105 mm
(4 15/16 x 38 5/8 x 4 1/8)
|8 (17 5/8)|
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats.
The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
Metal Matrix Polymer driver cones have a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a rigid and responsive structure. They are manufactured using a sophisticated high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical points to optimise stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic performance.
Having various applications within a number of our speaker ranges, this high-tech Anti-Resonance Composite material is a thermo-set polymer loaded with minerals to provide very inert, optimally-damped components. Refined by Monitor Audio’s engineers initially for the Platinum series, ARC is ideal for acoustic design, where a high degree of structural rigidity and vibration damping is required in order to prevent the propagation of standing waves and modal resonances.
T3.com Radius R one HD review
The Gadget Guru's at T3.com have listened in on the Radius R one HD and here's a snippet of what they had to say...
"Designed simply for those simply wanting to reduce the number of speakers in either a 5.1 or 2.1 set-up, the R one HD is not your average soundbar."
"Surround sound can only be gotten from adding rear speakers (such as the matching R45HD rear bookshelf speakers, £190 per pair), and our sample also came with an active, wired Radius 370HD subwoofer. Fitted with three-inch Gold C-CAM dome tweeters and four Metal Matrix Polymer driver cones, the R one HD can be wall-mounted using fixings in the box."
"Despite it doing the work of three home cinema speakers, this speaker-excels. It won't impress as much in over-large home cinema, of course, but in our medium-sized test room (about 15x15ft) we were able to discern impressive separation in a multichannel mix."
Read the full review now on T3.com here.
14 November 2011 Tommy D
I have sold this item many times and it blows me away... EVERY time! Fantastic soundbar! Sleak looking, comes with little feet if you need to set it on something, and it is mountable, of course. Excellent quality! Recommend to everyone!
Developed for Monitor Audio by Autoglym, the world-renowned expert in high quality car care and valeting products, SheerBrilliance Lacquer Polish is scientifically and specifically formulated to restore the deep rich lustre of all high gloss lacquer speaker finishes with a single easy application. By using SheerBrilliance Lacquer Polish, you'll experience the sumptuous 'as new' brilliance of your beloved speakers all over again!
Custom-developed for Monitor Audio and utilising advanced simulation technology, the new De-Tox CD will help you to run-in your speakers in less time and more comprehensively than is possible with music or other burn-in signals.