{"id":824753225770,"title":"Monitor Audio PL100 II Bookshelf Speakers - Pair","handle":"monitor-audio-pl100-ii-bookshelf-speakers-pair","description":"\u003ch1\u003eMonitor Audio PL100 II Bookshelf Speaker\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/24vv7fsA3NY\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e 6 1\/2\" RDT®II bass \/ mid driver\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Single rear HiVe®II port\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e New patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Bespoke speaker terminals and footings\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Individual driver grilles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e Optional dedicated floor stand available\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAll the wonder of Platinum II’s crystal clear tonal precision is concentrated by this beautiful little two-way speaker comprising a single 6.5” RDT®II mid-bass driver and MPD tweeter. Easy to place in-room the PL100 II will nevertheless belie its compact dimensions with a wide open soundstage punctuated by breath-taking dynamics and imaging so stable you can almost touch it. A bespoke floor stand (available separately) will position the PL100 II at the perfect listening height.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eTLE (Tapered Line Enclosure)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eThe tapered and sealed internal enclosure for Platinum II’s mid-range drivers is cast from ARC material and designed to stop the formation of standing waves (internal sound wave reflections) in the cabinet. Result: greater midrange accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration for more accurate sound.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eRDT®II (Rigid Diapragm Technology 2nd Generation)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA composite ‘sandwich’ structure made from ultra-thin low mass skins, bonded to a honeycomb Nomex® core material. It is very light and very strong, meaning that it can respond with great speed without bending - just like a perfect piston. RDT II uses C-CAM® for the front skin, while the rear skin is made from a woven carbon fibre material. We discovered that the new structure reduces distortion by over 8dB above 300Hz, which makes RDT II the lowest distortion cone technology in Monitor Audio’s history.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eMPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) High Frequency Transducer\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDeveloped over many months of intensive testing and listening, the MPD High Frequency Transducer is a landmark achievement by the engineering team for Platinum II. It represents an imaginative re-working of an existing technology, transforming a successful idea into an audiophile super-driver, having greater accuracy and efficiency than ever before. Using a new, proprietary low-mass pleated diaphragm with a surface area eight times larger than that of a traditional dome tweeter, the MPD transducer works like a super-fast accordion by rapidly squeezing the pleats to produce a smooth, wide, naturally fast response up to 100kHz. As a result it sounds more lifelike, releasing the high harmonic spectrum of every note without the distortion that blurs definition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA new innovation in every driver replaces the usual rigid coupling of driver and voice coil with a pliable one. This ‘Dynamic Coupling Filter’ is a nylon ring ingeniously calibrated to be rigid up to the crossover frequency, and to act like a spring above it. In so doing the DCF helps to dampen surplus high frequency energy produced by the driver. It’s also perforated to encourage voice coil cooling and release air pressure from behind the cone for maximum driver efficiency. Result: more natural sound.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBespoke Terminals\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePlatinum II’s terminal design is precision milled from solid copper with Rhodium plated conductor parts. Rhodium has been selected for its excellent electrical conductivity and resistance to oxidisation. Terminals are designed to accept a spade, 4mm banana plug or bare wire, up to 4mm in diameter (7AWG).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eARC®\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eHaving 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eHiVe®II Port Technology\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSpecifications\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSystem Format\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 Way - 2 Driver\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFrequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e40Hz - 100kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSensitivity (1W@1M)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e88dB\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMaximum S.P.L.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e111.8dBA (pair)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eNominal Impedance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e6Ω (4.5Ω min. @ 160Hz)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePower Handling (RMS)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e120W\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eRecommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e60 - 120W\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eCabinet Design\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSingle rear HiVe®II port\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDrive Unit Compliment\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x 61\/2\" RDT®II bass \/ mid driver\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x MPD high frequency transducer\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eCrossover Frequency\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e3.0kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e370 x 225 x 285mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(149\/16 x 87\/8 x 111\/4”)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eWeight (each)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e14.94kg\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e","published_at":"2018-01-31T12:16:17+02:00","created_at":"2018-01-22T22:33:30+02:00","vendor":"Monitor Audio","type":"Bookshelf Speaker","tags":["Bookshelf Speakers","HiFi Speakers","Monitor Audio","Monitor Audio Platinum II","Platinum II"],"price":6399000,"price_min":6399000,"price_max":6399000,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":10137113133098,"title":"Piano Gloss Black","option1":"Piano Gloss Black","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"ma-pl100ii-pianoglossblack","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":2840734761002,"product_id":824753225770,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-01-22T22:33:30+02:00","updated_at":"2018-01-22T22:33:30+02:00","alt":null,"width":1000,"height":626,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/65fefdf7915cc470b5e8a73f3b8d5b8f.jpg?v=1516653210","variant_ids":[10137113133098]},"available":true,"name":"Monitor Audio PL100 II Bookshelf Speakers - 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Easy to place in-room the PL100 II will nevertheless belie its compact dimensions with a wide open soundstage punctuated by breath-taking dynamics and imaging so stable you can almost touch it. A bespoke floor stand (available separately) will position the PL100 II at the perfect listening height.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eTLE (Tapered Line Enclosure)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eThe tapered and sealed internal enclosure for Platinum II’s mid-range drivers is cast from ARC material and designed to stop the formation of standing waves (internal sound wave reflections) in the cabinet. Result: greater midrange accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration for more accurate sound.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eRDT®II (Rigid Diapragm Technology 2nd Generation)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA composite ‘sandwich’ structure made from ultra-thin low mass skins, bonded to a honeycomb Nomex® core material. It is very light and very strong, meaning that it can respond with great speed without bending - just like a perfect piston. RDT II uses C-CAM® for the front skin, while the rear skin is made from a woven carbon fibre material. We discovered that the new structure reduces distortion by over 8dB above 300Hz, which makes RDT II the lowest distortion cone technology in Monitor Audio’s history.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eMPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) High Frequency Transducer\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDeveloped over many months of intensive testing and listening, the MPD High Frequency Transducer is a landmark achievement by the engineering team for Platinum II. It represents an imaginative re-working of an existing technology, transforming a successful idea into an audiophile super-driver, having greater accuracy and efficiency than ever before. Using a new, proprietary low-mass pleated diaphragm with a surface area eight times larger than that of a traditional dome tweeter, the MPD transducer works like a super-fast accordion by rapidly squeezing the pleats to produce a smooth, wide, naturally fast response up to 100kHz. As a result it sounds more lifelike, releasing the high harmonic spectrum of every note without the distortion that blurs definition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter)\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA new innovation in every driver replaces the usual rigid coupling of driver and voice coil with a pliable one. This ‘Dynamic Coupling Filter’ is a nylon ring ingeniously calibrated to be rigid up to the crossover frequency, and to act like a spring above it. In so doing the DCF helps to dampen surplus high frequency energy produced by the driver. It’s also perforated to encourage voice coil cooling and release air pressure from behind the cone for maximum driver efficiency. Result: more natural sound.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBespoke Terminals\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePlatinum II’s terminal design is precision milled from solid copper with Rhodium plated conductor parts. Rhodium has been selected for its excellent electrical conductivity and resistance to oxidisation. Terminals are designed to accept a spade, 4mm banana plug or bare wire, up to 4mm in diameter (7AWG).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eARC®\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eHaving 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eHiVe®II Port Technology\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eA 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSpecifications\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSystem Format\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 Way - 2 Driver\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFrequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e40Hz - 100kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSensitivity (1W@1M)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e88dB\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMaximum S.P.L.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e111.8dBA (pair)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eNominal Impedance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e6Ω (4.5Ω min. @ 160Hz)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePower Handling (RMS)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e120W\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eRecommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e60 - 120W\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eCabinet Design\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSingle rear HiVe®II port\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDrive Unit Compliment\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x 61\/2\" RDT®II bass \/ mid driver\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x MPD high frequency transducer\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eCrossover Frequency\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e3.0kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e370 x 225 x 285mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(149\/16 x 87\/8 x 111\/4”)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eWeight (each)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e14.94kg\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e"}

Monitor Audio PL100 II Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

Product Description
Colour
Piano Gloss Black
Piano Gloss Ebony
Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood
R 63,990.00
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Monitor Audio PL100 II Bookshelf Speaker

Features

  • 6 1/2" RDT®II bass / mid driver
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • Single rear HiVe®II port
  • New patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound
  • Bespoke speaker terminals and footings
  • Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion
  • Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics
  • Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality
  • Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
  • Individual driver grilles
  • Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer
  • Optional dedicated floor stand available

All the wonder of Platinum II’s crystal clear tonal precision is concentrated by this beautiful little two-way speaker comprising a single 6.5” RDT®II mid-bass driver and MPD tweeter. Easy to place in-room the PL100 II will nevertheless belie its compact dimensions with a wide open soundstage punctuated by breath-taking dynamics and imaging so stable you can almost touch it. A bespoke floor stand (available separately) will position the PL100 II at the perfect listening height.

TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure)

The tapered and sealed internal enclosure for Platinum II’s mid-range drivers is cast from ARC material and designed to stop the formation of standing waves (internal sound wave reflections) in the cabinet. Result: greater midrange accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration for more accurate sound.

RDT®II (Rigid Diapragm Technology 2nd Generation)

A composite ‘sandwich’ structure made from ultra-thin low mass skins, bonded to a honeycomb Nomex® core material. It is very light and very strong, meaning that it can respond with great speed without bending - just like a perfect piston. RDT II uses C-CAM® for the front skin, while the rear skin is made from a woven carbon fibre material. We discovered that the new structure reduces distortion by over 8dB above 300Hz, which makes RDT II the lowest distortion cone technology in Monitor Audio’s history.

MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) High Frequency Transducer

Developed over many months of intensive testing and listening, the MPD High Frequency Transducer is a landmark achievement by the engineering team for Platinum II. It represents an imaginative re-working of an existing technology, transforming a successful idea into an audiophile super-driver, having greater accuracy and efficiency than ever before. Using a new, proprietary low-mass pleated diaphragm with a surface area eight times larger than that of a traditional dome tweeter, the MPD transducer works like a super-fast accordion by rapidly squeezing the pleats to produce a smooth, wide, naturally fast response up to 100kHz. As a result it sounds more lifelike, releasing the high harmonic spectrum of every note without the distortion that blurs definition.

DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter)

A new innovation in every driver replaces the usual rigid coupling of driver and voice coil with a pliable one. This ‘Dynamic Coupling Filter’ is a nylon ring ingeniously calibrated to be rigid up to the crossover frequency, and to act like a spring above it. In so doing the DCF helps to dampen surplus high frequency energy produced by the driver. It’s also perforated to encourage voice coil cooling and release air pressure from behind the cone for maximum driver efficiency. Result: more natural sound.

Bespoke Terminals

Platinum II’s terminal design is precision milled from solid copper with Rhodium plated conductor parts. Rhodium has been selected for its excellent electrical conductivity and resistance to oxidisation. Terminals are designed to accept a spade, 4mm banana plug or bare wire, up to 4mm in diameter (7AWG).

ARC®

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.

HiVe®II Port Technology

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.

Specifications

System Format 2 Way - 2 Driver
Frequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13) 40Hz - 100kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 88dB
Maximum S.P.L. 111.8dBA (pair)
Nominal Impedance 6Ω (4.5Ω min. @ 160Hz)
Power Handling (RMS) 120W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS) 60 - 120W
Cabinet Design Single rear HiVe®II port
Drive Unit Compliment 1 x 61/2" RDT®II bass / mid driver

1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency 3.0kHz
External Dimensions (H x W x D) 370 x 225 x 285mm

(149/16 x 87/8 x 111/4”)

Weight (each) 14.94kg

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