{"id":824755322922,"title":"Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers - Pair","handle":"monitor-audio-pl500-ii-floorstanding-loudspeakers-pair","description":"\u003ch1\u003eMonitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers\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;\"\u003e4 x 8\" RDT®II long throw bass drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 x 4\" RDT II mid-range drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMPD (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;\"\u003e4 x HiVe®II ports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eNew patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eBespoke speaker terminals and footings\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eUnderhung, 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;\"\u003eBolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAnti-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;\"\u003eTLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eHand-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;\"\u003eIndividual driver grilles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\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\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSpecifications\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\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;\"\u003e3 Way - 7 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;\"\u003e22Hz - 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;\"\u003e91dB\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;\"\u003e120dBA (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;\"\u003e4Ω (4.2Ω min. @ 120Hz)\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;\"\u003e400W\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;\"\u003e150 - 400W\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\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFour HiVe®II ports\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSealed mid-range TLE enclosure\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;\"\u003eDrive Unit Compliment\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e4 x 8\" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 x 4\" RDT II mid-range driver\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMF\/HF: 3.6kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eLF\/MF: 460Hz\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;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (Inc. plinth) (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1803 x 504 x 626mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(71 x 1913\/16 x 245\/8”)\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;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (Inc. feet \u0026amp; spikes) (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1848 x 504 x 626mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(723\/4 x 1913\/16 x 245\/8”)\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;\"\u003e99.1kg\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e","published_at":"2018-01-31T12:54:19+02:00","created_at":"2018-01-22T22:33:55+02:00","vendor":"Monitor Audio","type":"Floorstanding Speaker","tags":["Cinema Speakers","Floorstanding Speakers","Front Speakers","HiFi Speakers","Monitor Audio","Platinum II"],"price":32669000,"price_min":32669000,"price_max":32669000,"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":10137133416490,"title":"Piano Gloss Black","option1":"Piano Gloss Black","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"ma-pl500ii-pianoglossblack","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers - Pair - Piano Gloss Black","public_title":"Piano Gloss Black","options":["Piano Gloss Black"],"price":32669000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":10708654686250,"title":"Piano Gloss Ebony","option1":"Piano Gloss Ebony","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"ma-pl500ii-pianoglossebony","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers - Pair - Piano Gloss Ebony","public_title":"Piano Gloss Ebony","options":["Piano Gloss Ebony"],"price":32669000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":10708654719018,"title":"Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood","option1":"Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"ma-pl500ii-pianoglosssantosrosewood","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers - Pair - Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood","public_title":"Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood","options":["Piano Gloss Santos Rosewood"],"price":32669000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/dca14d008dae31446a87220f53afbf02.jpg?v=1517396084","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/6750d0a01e43f0d873846944222e29cb.jpg?v=1541764092","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/fffd2d04fe65f7480a84582fe496fccf.jpg?v=1517396084"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/dca14d008dae31446a87220f53afbf02.jpg?v=1517396084","options":["Size"],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eMonitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers\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;\"\u003e4 x 8\" RDT®II long throw bass drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 x 4\" RDT II mid-range drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMPD (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;\"\u003e4 x HiVe®II ports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eNew patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eBespoke speaker terminals and footings\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eUnderhung, 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;\"\u003eBolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAnti-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;\"\u003eTLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eHand-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;\"\u003eIndividual driver grilles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\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\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSpecifications\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\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;\"\u003e3 Way - 7 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;\"\u003e22Hz - 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;\"\u003e91dB\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;\"\u003e120dBA (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;\"\u003e4Ω (4.2Ω min. @ 120Hz)\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;\"\u003e400W\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;\"\u003e150 - 400W\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\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFour HiVe®II ports\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSealed mid-range TLE enclosure\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;\"\u003eDrive Unit Compliment\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e4 x 8\" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2 x 4\" RDT II mid-range driver\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eMF\/HF: 3.6kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eLF\/MF: 460Hz\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;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (Inc. plinth) (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1803 x 504 x 626mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(71 x 1913\/16 x 245\/8”)\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;\"\u003eExternal Dimensions (Inc. feet \u0026amp; spikes) (H x W x D)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1848 x 504 x 626mm\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e(723\/4 x 1913\/16 x 245\/8”)\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;\"\u003e99.1kg\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e"}

Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers - Pair

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Monitor Audio PL500 II Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Features

  • 4 x 8" RDT®II long throw bass drivers
  • 2 x 4" RDT II mid-range drivers
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • 4 x HiVe®II ports
  • 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
  • TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration
  • Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
  • Individual driver grilles

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.

Specifications

System Format 3 Way - 7 Driver
Frequency Response (-6dB - IEC 268-13) 22Hz - 100kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 91dB
Maximum S.P.L. 120dBA (pair)
Nominal Impedance 4Ω (4.2Ω min. @ 120Hz)
Power Handling (RMS) 400W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS) 150 - 400W
Cabinet Design Four HiVe®II ports

Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure

Drive Unit Compliment 4 x 8" RDT®II long-throw bass drivers

2 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver

1 x MPD high frequency transducer

Crossover Frequency MF/HF: 3.6kHz

LF/MF: 460Hz

External Dimensions (Inc. plinth) (H x W x D) 1803 x 504 x 626mm

(71 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

External Dimensions (Inc. feet & spikes) (H x W x D) 1848 x 504 x 626mm

(723/4 x 1913/16 x 245/8”)

Weight (each) 99.1kg

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