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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2115 on: December 04, 2019, 12:23 »
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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2117 on: April 08, 2020, 11:01 »
What can you do during the Covid lockdown?
How about review a new speaker line?
The new Bronze series is pretty good
Monitor Audio Bronze 100 review - first impressions:
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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2118 on: April 10, 2020, 13:45 »
As a comparison, I pitted them against the venerable Usher S520 which is a real pocket rocket. Those use a 1" silk dome and a 5" woofer.

They are front ported and have a much smaller cabinet. These speakers have received excellent reviews over the years and are known to be giant killers.

The Ushers have a clean sound, more neutral, and a very good sound stage. There is real depth to the soundstage, and good separation. However, having smaller drivers, they do not go as deep, missing out on half to one octave of the lowest pieces I played. However for the three songs I choose, with two pop songs with a thump in the mid bass, they played surprising well and bear well in comparison.

So the new Bronze 100 will give you more depth, a bigger bass and are not too expensive. Partnered with a nice stereo setup, or in a small home theatre system that incorporates a good sub, they will perform well. They can also be used in an all MA HT system too.

But those older Usher S520s aren't called pocket rockets for nothing...
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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2119 on: May 16, 2020, 01:43 »
Just trying luck here because I'm looking for 2 set of MA speakers.. if any kind soul thinking of selling.  :)

1. GX300 and GX150
2. RX8 and RXC

Shipping the RX set to another place and planning on using the GX for place here. Thank you kind ppl of xtremeplace. 

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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2120 on: May 16, 2020, 17:10 »
in a blink of an eye , I’ve been using the GX300 and GXC350 for 10 years now ,10 years! And I still love the sound of it till today. Guess I’m so used to the signature . Movie and music both good enough for me





I use this wax stuff on my car and the speakers exteriors, they are extremely good, provide the shine and prevents dust , good stuff



Shiny as above, doesn’t look like a 10years old speaker

Sound is still good, the GXC350 is a true 3 way, bass is solid


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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2121 on: May 16, 2020, 17:16 »
The speaker cabinet is made of wood or plastic?
Using Auto-Wax certainly makes the glossy surface shine, but we still need to use water to cleanoff those whitey waxy stuff right?

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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2122 on: May 16, 2020, 17:23 »
The speaker cabinet is made of wood or plastic?
Using Auto-Wax certainly makes the glossy surface shine, but we still need to use water to cleanoff those whitey waxy stuff right?
MA speakers have one of the best lacquer cabinet for the money.. when I first opened my GS10, I was very impressed for what they charged back then..
The switch to Chinese factories made a big difference for the better.
Do check them out bro :)
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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2123 on: May 16, 2020, 17:24 »
in a blink of an eye , I’ve been using the GX300 and GXC350 for 10 years now ,10 years! And I still love the sound of it till today. Guess I’m so used to the signature . Movie and music both good enough for me


I use this wax stuff on my car and the speakers exteriors, they are extremely good, provide the shine and prevents dust , good stuff



Shiny as above, doesn’t look like a 10years old speaker

I used "Old English"..
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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2124 on: May 16, 2020, 20:38 »
Gorgeous. Exactly what I want right now.  ;D

in a blink of an eye , I’ve been using the GX300 and GXC350 for 10 years now ,10 years! And I still love the sound of it till today. Guess I’m so used to the signature . Movie and music both good enough for me





I use this wax stuff on my car and the speakers exteriors, they are extremely good, provide the shine and prevents dust , good stuff



Shiny as above, doesn’t look like a 10years old speaker

Sound is still good, the GXC350 is a true 3 way, bass is solid


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Re: Monitor Audio speakers owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #2125 on: May 17, 2020, 13:49 »
The speaker cabinet is made of wood or plastic?
Using Auto-Wax certainly makes the glossy surface shine, but we still need to use water to cleanoff those whitey waxy stuff right?

I signed up for a car polish package at giant/ikea Tampines, there were a bunch of guys working and selling this FW1 stuff . It’s very good, after applying this, just wipe with a microfiber cloth. So leave it on for like 20mins, then wipe it away, the shine is superb. What I liked about this FW1 is the dust doesn’t stick on to the cabinet. It’s the same effect I saw on my car. I didn’t need to wash the car for like 2 weeks. The dust doesn’t get on to the exterior. And the car screen, has like the hydrophobic effect where u see droplets of rain just rolls off . From there on I knew it’s good. And I have been using this for some years now, the speakers look as good as new.

 

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