The elegant floor-standing RX6 design places the new wider bandwidth RX tweeter in concert with freshly designed 6” C-CAM® bass and 6” C-CAM® bass/mid drivers to form a balanced two-and-a-half way system. Separate chambers are used within the enclosure to provide differential tuning for the 6” drivers, producing higher efficiency and exceptional low frequency extension. For such a slim, easy-to-position speaker, the innovative RX6 produces an extraordinarily wide bandwidth, enhanced with a natural tonality that breathes life into every format – even HD audio. An adjustable base plinth is supplied for added stability.
|System Format:||2 1/2 Way|
|Frequency Response:||38Hz - 35kHz|
|Nominal Impedance:||6 Ohms|
|Maximum SPL (dBA):||114.8|
|Power Handling (RMS):||125W|
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS):||40-125W|
|Bass Alignment:||Dual Chamber, Bass reflex with differential tuning.
Twin HiVe®II port System
|Tweeter Crossover Frequency:||LF: 700Hz
|Drive Unit Complement:||1 x 6" RST® Bass driver.
1 x 6" RST® Bass/Mid driver.
1 x 1" (25mm) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
(H x W x D)
inc. plinth & feet
|905 x 275 x 310 mm
(35 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 12 3/16 inch)
|Individual Weight:||16.4 Kg (36.13 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.
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
RX6 AV12 - BEST TRADITIONAL SPEAKER PACKAGE £1500+"..they're expressive, detailed, tonally even-handed and barnstormingly dynamic."
Gold award for RX6
"Its finish is impressive and appealing"
"...without any artificial stress in the upper register."
"The sound image is in relief and pleasant, the spectral balance perfectly mastered from tonic bass to rich treble, the medium open and remarkably articulate. Stereo Image is of high quality and sometimes holographic"
"The dynamic is mastered without sacrificing subtlety in the translation of the phrasing. They provide class sound and music."
Silver Rx - RX6 - Review"I could make out the subtlest sounds in every scene, from the faint creaking and rustling of falling debris as the Sistine Chapel caves in, to the gentle background chatter inside important-looking command centres. If the devil is in the detail, then this system is Satan himself."
Silver Rx - RX6 - Review"The Silver RX6 AV12 is a stunning speaker system, offering sound performance that’s right up there with the very best we’ve heard in this price range"
Silver Rx - RX6 - Review"The RX6 AV12 is a fantastic all-rounder and serious contender for class leading status."
Silver Rx - RX6 - Review
Surround set-ups that put you in the heart of the action.
"The soundstage is generous, integration between all five speakers and the subwoofer is spot on, and there's ample drama and excitement on tap without any accompanying hardness or lack of composure."
Floorstanding marvels promise musical magic'Good looking, nicely made objects; detailed, dynamic and invigorating sound, with low frequecies especially impressive.'
Silver Rx - RX6 - Review"The RX6 AV12 does a great job of setting the mood, picking out fine atmospheric details and maintaining excellent low-level dynamics"
Monitor Audios have the RX Factor...So Monitor Audios' Silver RX range gets off to a flier and if the RX6s are anything to go by, then we could be in for a real sonic treat.'
05 April 2013 Tarandeep Singh
I bought these speakers for my stereo music listening after auditioning 10+ floor-standers. Some speakers were good at one thing, others were good at something else. These are the only speakers I found in this range that were good for almost every genre of music is listen to. I listen to wide genres of music and I feel these speakers are made just for me. But don't get these speakers wrong, they are great for movie as well.
20 January 2013 Cyrus Zaydan
These speakers are just superb. When used with music or film, they simply excel. With a Clear and crisp top end, focused mid range and controlled/tight bass - they are a very well balanced speaker.
As they are a relatively neutral speaker, they allow the recording and HiFi/AV equipment to display their characteristics very well.
On a different note, I had to contact Monitor Audio customer services a few months ago and I must say that the response was nothing short of brilliant. Communication over the phone and through e-mail was outstanding and the outcome as promised.
A brilliant speaker package, supported by highly impressive after sales support make buying Monitor Audio a very easy decision indeed.
21 December 2012 Roger Wright
I've owned these speakers for 10 months now, and in a lifetime of never being quite satisfied with my speakers, these RX6's have finally solved the problem. I've owned KEF, Tannoy, Mission, B&W and others. But The RX6's have been a revelation, at last I have a speaker which gives me everything that I want to hear. A clear and crisp top end, a rich, full mid-range and deep bass. But very well balanced with greta sound-stage, and sounds good with all sorts of music. The rich vocal timbre of June Tabor, the lighter voice of Kate Rusby. Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Mark Elder's Elgar, Pappano's Puccini, Ibragimova's Bach and all of my Mahler and Bruckner. I'm occasionally surprised when the speakers reveal something that I haven't noticed in a recording before. Apart from that, they look really good. I use mine in a relatively modest sized room, about 4.5m x 4m, with 2.5m headroom and sloping ceilings from half way up the wall. I was concerned that the speakers may be too big for the space, but was re-assured that this would not be an issue - thanks John (Sevenoaks - Sheffield). I match them with an old Marantz 7200amp, and a 6002 CD player, not supreme hi-fi, but sure sounds good to me!
10 December 2012 Lawrence Yeo
Great clarity and bass! Beats Bowers & Wilkins 684 easily!
14 November 2012 Sid Huff
I LOVE these speakers. I received my order of two Monitor Audio RX6 "Silver" speakers the other day, and I am still marvelling at the sound quality they produce. Sooo much better than my previous (admittedly a bit old) speakers. I'm hearing things in my recordings I don't think I ever noticed previously. Well done, Monitor Audio!
05 November 2012 gary boyce
I've had my rs6's for almost a year, and having been around high end audio for over 40 years, I can absolutely state they will blow any speaker in their price range OUT OF THE WATER! Stay away from the rs8's though-they sound muddy next to the rs6. The rs8's made me want to turn the volume down, not up.
06 October 2012 Jan Fuellemann
Since my teenager days I was hooked to loudspeakers from T+A and I thought I might never find a match to them. Then I was introduced to the RX6 and bought then as soon as I saved the money. Thank you - they are the best listening experience I ever had.
18 August 2012 Steve Lepley
i just finished a complete system. Monitor Audio Rx6, Bronze Center Channel, Bronze B-1 rear speakers, with a Velodyne mini sub and a Polk audio remote rear channel. all matched to a Pioneer VSX 40 amp. I am extremely impressed with Monitor Audio quality and perfection I am hearing more complete sounds that I have been missing ...wow.
09 August 2012 Audrey Gardner
Both the RX6 and the RX8 sounded great at the store and I have to decide which to buy. They sound much better to me than the B&W CM series, which seems cold and sterile to me. However, I'm not happy with the color contrast of the white driver cones against all the different finishes. It creates a goofy look that challenges the discerning decorator who has to deal with the silly looking circles in the middle of the speakers. For the black speakers I would have preferred all black and for the white, solid black circles, not black outlines with white inside. This may seemed boring to some people, but from a decorating standpoint, would have made more sense. And it would have looked a lot classier too.
10 June 2012 Jim French
I have had the RX-6's for 6 months and the RX Center for 4 months and am always amazed at the clarity and quality delivered. I just finished reading Stereophile magazine's June 2012 review and fully agree that dollars for dollar, they are among the best speakers sold. Thanks for bringing me back to music, but they also excel in home theatre use.
09 April 2012 Trevor Hattingh
Absolutely magnificent. These are tremendous speakers once they have run in (100 to 150 hours) rx6 rx2 rx center velodyne 10 inch sub coupled to a yamaha rxa 1010 receiver.
13 March 2012 Metin Akduman
I used a lot of speakers before. MA RX6 AV12 surpassed all others with its delightful, open and crystal clear sound.Each part of system does its job beautifuly ... I love them ... thanks MA.
19 February 2012 Wagner Scatolin
I have RX6 speaker for 1 year and I could not be happier. They sound amazing -- great bass, fine mid and smooth highs. I use it with Cambridge Audio 740 amplifier. The finish is great.
17 February 2012 lucio alberto Maggio
I've always had very expensive speakers, such as Dynaudio Contour 2 or Celestion Ditton 88, and recently a pair of Focal 836V, but my first Audio Monitor (the Silver RX6), are better than all. So I decided to try the RX8, and if they surprise even me, I will go up a level in Monitor Audio's catalogue.
I found the company that makes speakers for me.
Well done! Congratulations!
(Naim Amplifier xs, cd 5i player Naim CD)
Lucio Alberto - Milano-Italy
06 November 2011 H A
Great speakers for the money! Excellent detailed clear sound. Takes a couple of months to fully break in. Next time I would consider the Monitor Audio RX2 as well. I use my pair of RX6 with a Pioneer 1120K receiver (USA model) and a Rythmik Audio F12 direct servo sealed subwoofer (the combination sounds great)
30 August 2011 Paul Randall
These speakers are incredible creations. Their combination of neutrality, sound staging, imaging, and overall lack of distortion is amazing considering that they are very affordable. I find my natural oak pair very attractive too, as does my family. Kudos to Monitor Audio!!
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