Monitor Audio Launches Climate Garden Series
High-Performance Sat/Sub System for Discreet Ground-Surface Installation
February 16, 2017
The system comprises the Climate CLG-140 satellite speaker and the CLG-W12 sub daisy-chained together in 70/100V line arrays of up to 12 satellites per subwoofer.
Monitor Audio has launched the Climate Garden System, designed to extend the brand's Hi-Fi sound and technology beyond the home to every part of the garden. Complementing the existing Climate Series of wall-mounted all-weather satellites for patio and pool areas, the Climate Garden System is a high-performance sat/sub design for discreet, versatile ground-surface installation, delivering naturally rhythmic mono or stereo sound to garden spaces of any size.
The new system comprises the Climate CLG-140 satellite speaker and the CLG-W12 subwoofer daisy-chained together in 70/100V line arrays of up to 12 satellites per subwoofer, expandable with additional sat/sub sets according to garden area.
The CLG-140 satellite is a high-sensitivity design built to deliver detailed mid/high frequencies. Engineered to withstand the most extreme temperatures and weather conditions, its rigid cone-shaped cast-polymer enclosure houses the company's signature 1-inch (25mm) C-CAM gold-dome tweeter coaxially aligned with a 4-inch MMP II bass/mid driver. The horn-shaped housing provides enhanced audio directivity in free air conditions when positioned close to the garden surface on a spike assembly (sold separately), which neatly encapsulates and channels the connecting cable into the ground for a discreetly installed result. It's also possible to mount the CLG-140 on a tree, pole, wall, or fence using the proprietary wall bracket (sold separately). The CLG-140 is supplied in a durable dark brown finish for excellent coordination with garden colors, and the casing can also be painted to blend with any environment.
Completing the full-range frequency response of the Climate Garden System is the CLG-W12 passive subwoofer, equipped with proprietary Monitor Audio technology, resulting in performance optimized for discreet sub-surface installation. Its bandpass configuration incorporates an internally loaded 12-inch C-CAM driver that sits in a waterproof, rotationally molded polymer enclosure buried below the garden surface. Above ground level, its domed output port delivers powerfully taut bass frequencies, augmenting the clean mids and highs of the surrounding CLG-140 satellites for punchy and articulate full-range garden sound.
The CLG-W12 can be powered from a single amplifier channel at 4 ohms with its 70/100V line option recommended for cable runs over 10m (30 feet) and for adding subwoofers to the system. By setting the crossover at 100Hz on a suitably equipped external amplifier, the system of discreet satellites and subwoofer elements will deliver a smooth and even response from 30Hz to 30kHz in the targeted environment. Installed within a planter for patio or deck applications, the CLG-W12 will also contribute deep bass frequencies to the CL Series all-weather cabinet speakers, giving custom installers additional design options.