The diminutive RX1 is configured to offer an impressively natural, rhythmic sound in a beautifully compact and practical form. Standing at just 312mm tall, the RX1 will deliver faithful crystal-clear definition and power from just about anywhere. Perfect for music and film sound where space is at a premium, the RX1 provides elite Monitor Audio quality to refresh and enliven your system.
|System Format:||2 Way|
|Frequency Response:||45Hz - 35kHz|
|Nominal Impedance:||6 Ohms|
|Maximum SPL (dBA):||111.8|
|Power Handling (RMS):||80W|
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS):||25-80W|
|Bass Alignment:||Bass reflex - rear ported.
HiVe®II port System
|Tweeter Crossover Frequency:||3.0kHz|
|Drive Unit Complement:||1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver.
1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
|Product External Dimensions:
(H x W x D)
|312 x 185 x 240 mm
(12 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 9 7/16 inch)
|Individual Weight:||6.8 Kg (15 lb)|
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.
A new type of port technology which uses a straight rifled design to accelerate air flow and reduce turbulence. HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port, the result is fast powerful bass coupled with superior transient response.
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Monitor Audio has applied this principle in designing the CAM/RST cones for the GX and RX ranges. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), the GX mid and bass driver cones have been strengthened by a series of radial ribs; the RX driver cones by a pattern of dimples. Our simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
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.
Silver RX1s strike a rich seam
"Form and function in perfect harmony, these speakers will sit pretty in any home."
06 October 2012 Keith Jones
I have been a professional musician for over 50 yrs as a Bass & Tuba player and have owned many systems and listened to studio reference speakers under numerous applications and for the price of these speakers. I own the RX1's as I haven't heard any that come close to the uncolored performance of these little beauties.
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.