Monitor Audio has expanded its architectural speaker range with two new Controlled Performance models, the CP 260X and 460X in-wall speakers, which introduce the company’s latest drive-unit technologies in compact three-way, five-driver configurations.
Behind the trimless grilles, the new models offer high efficiency and power handling combined with dynamic wide-band response, deep bass extension and low distortion. The CP 260X and 460X feature Monitor Audio’s C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) cone material deployed in dual 6.5-inch bass drivers and twin 4-inch mids astride a tweeter in a symmetrical configuration.
The CP 460X employs a version of the high-frequency ribbon transducer from the company’s Gold and flagship Platinum speaker lines. The ribbon's wide and linear response extends beyond 50 KHz to reproduce perhaps the most neutral and natural high-frequency performance available. The ribbon can be rotated to accommodate horizontal and vertical installation.
The CP 260X uses the latest-generation 1-inch gold dome tweeter, which employs a specially vented housing to reduce air pressure behind the dome for lower resonance, optimum damping, and greater accuracy over a wider range.
Further down the spectrum, Monitor Audio’s latest "dished" cone drivers deliver low distortion and efficiency for deep, clean, dynamic bass and open and expressive midrange. Complementing the response of its ribbon tweeter, the bass/mid drivers on the CP 460X are enhanced by Monitor Audio’s RST ‘dimpled’ cone technology, which uses concentric dimples to further strengthen their radiating surfaces. The entire five-driver configuration is installed within a rigid die-cast metal baffle for ever more accurate and dynamic audio reproduction.