Silver RX is Monitor Audio's stunning mid-market speaker range. Classically configured and crafted using our finest proven technologies, Silver RX offers the widest appeal by providing a truly affordable audiophile performance from a slender décor-friendly design. Techniques and materials refined for our flagship models are deployed comprehensively throughout each of the seven RX designs, which combine in matching stereo and multi-channel systems to provide a dynamic blend of audio accuracy, exceptional build quality and design excellence.
Resplendent in a choice of premium quality real wood veneers: Rosenut, Natural Oak, Walnut, Black Oak, and high-gloss black or white piano finishes, the ravishing RX series relies on Monitor Audio's most prestigious science for its proven class-leading sound quality. The RX cabinets are constructed from 19mm MDF throughout (25mm for RXW12 subwoofer), and in conjunction with bolt-through driver bracing, employ additional radial and cross-bracing for high box rigidity and low cabinet colouration. Magnetic grille fixing makes attaching and removing the grille easier and provides a cleaner look when the grille is removed. Using FEA (Finite Elemental Analysis) we have developed new ways to shape our C-CAM® driver material in the cause of even greater fidelity. We've precision-tuned the RX tweeter design, bringing higher sensitivity and a wider bandwidth for finer high frequency resolution. Advanced computer simulations and intensive listening sessions have optimised the performance of the RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) mid-range/bass drivers as well. Their super-stiff dimpled profiles are more resistant to break-up under high drive conditions and so produce a wider range of purer frequencies.
In developing the finest traditions of the brand, the Silver RX range offers a performance that will satisfy and endure. For music or home theatre applications, Monitor Audio’s Silver RX has the perfect mix of virtues for 21st Century living.
24 January, 2013
Our slim Silver floorstander returns from a Hi-Fi News Group test with a ‘Highly Commended’ Award.
06 June, 2012
How will Monitor Audio's Silver RX1 fare in Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's group test?
25 May, 2012
"It was an ideal match for every type of music..."
29 November, 2011
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26 October, 2011
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14 October, 2010
Monitor Audio is the pre-eminent speaker brand at the 2010 What Hi Fi Awards
RX8 Review in Hi-Fi News
The RX8 has trumped rivals to collect a ‘Highly Commended’ badge in February’s Hi-Fi News. Reviewer Adam Smith says “…not only do they have the biggest driver line-up, but the Monitor Audios also have the biggest sound of all the units on test. The Silver RX8’s are superbly dynamic, punchy and love to play loud…even better this was not all bang and boom, as the bass offered superlative levels of grip, punch and detail…they romp home with the ‘most speaker for your money’ award.”
Read the full review in the February issue of Hi-Fi News.
RX6 Review by Stereophile
US based Hi-Fi magazine Stereophile offers authoritative reviews, informed recommendations, helpful advice, and controversial opinions across the publication so when the Silver RX6s came up for review we were ready and pleasantly pleased with the results. Read the detailed review in the current June 2012 issue. Here's a few snippets:
“Through the Silver RX6s there was a real sense of instruments popping out of nowhere to rest on a bed of air in a deep, wide concert hall.”
“The Monitor’s high-frequency reproduction enabled perfect integration of the fundamentals and harmonics of the trumpet; Wynton Marsalis’s instrument on his Levee Low Moan (CD, Columbia CK 47075) was startlingly realistic: The Monitor’s integration of the horn’s dynamic envelope, timbre, and harmonics inspired me to scribble in my notes: “That’s a trumpet!”
“The RX6’s high-frequency purity nicely dovetailed with its perfect rendition of crisp, clean, fast transients on recordings with percussive content.”
"It was an ideal match for every type of music, from delicate female voices and jazz trios to bombastic orchestral and electronic rock music. And its small footprint, attractive but unassuming appearance, and clean, extended bass performance make it an ideal home-theater speaker: one that obviates the need for a subwoofer."
"I can’t think of another affordable speaker that better meets such a broad range of needs.”
Robert J. Reina. Stereophile, June 2012
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's RX1 Review
The Silver RX1 comes out on top in Hi-Fi Choice Magazine's Standmount Loudspeakers Group Test, scoring 5/5 stars with the following conclusion:
“It has the strengths of the super-svelte Dynaudio with most of the joie de vivre of the Q Acoustics. Everything you play through it sounds vital and engaging, subtle and detailed, polished and poised. It simply didn’t sound anything like a budget box.”
Read the full review in the July 2012 issue of Hi-Fi Choice available now.
RX6 AV12 - What Hi-Fi? Award Winner 2011
Best traditional package £1500-£2500, Awards 2011. The Silver RX6 AV12 is a real crowd pleaser, born to entertain with movies and music.
Silver RX8 Review by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
"The RX8 is a two-and-a-half-way design and uses twin, 15cm bass drivers together, a 15cm mid/bass unit and gold dome tweeter. Considering the number of drive units being used, they show a remarkable sense of togetherness. Integration is impressive and all the drivers combine to leave a solid, seamless soundstage."
"High frequencies have a good level of detail and they're expertly controlled with no hardness to speak of. The midrange is similarly detailed: vocals are clear and crisp."
RX6 AV12 - Review"The RX6 AV12 does a great job of setting the mood, picking out fine atmospheric details and maintaining excellent low-level dynamics"
Please note: All finishes may not be available on all products in the range.