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Monitor Audio Adds Apex AV Loudspeaker Systems

Monitor Audio ’s Apex compact luxury AV speakers, which is being called the company’s new “flagship” range, will address the market beyond the company's successful Radius HD range.   Monitor Audio's A10 is an ultra-compact stand or wall-mounting satellite. The speaker range ble
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Monitor Audio’s Apex compact luxury AV speakers, which is being called the company’s new “flagship” range, will address the market beyond the company's successful Radius HD range.

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Monitor Audio's A10 is an ultra-compact stand or wall-mounting satellite.

The speaker range blends the technologies and high-precision techniques of the company’s Platinum, GS, and RX product platforms with new styling.

The initial three model line-up includes a stand/wall-mounting compact satellite, the A10; a larger wall-mounting satellite, the A40; and a 500W (RMS) active subwoofer, the AW-12.

All of the satellites are of an ultra-rigid die-cast aluminum construction in a black metallic or pearl white metallic high-gloss lacquer and finished with brushed metal alloy side trims. The AW-12 is made from 1.18-inch (30mm) MDF, lacquered and finished to match the satellites. The smooth, rounded, lustrous Apex design provides a sense of luxury and style to complement the best in contemporary interior design.

Drivers
A new C-CAM driver has been engineered exclusively for the Apex design, complete with the RST dimpled cone geometry of the company’s GS and RX ranges. The 5.5-inch (140mm) RST cone is suspended on a rigid die-cast aluminum chassis and driven by an over-sized motor system featuring a high-power voice coil and vented cooling.

Paired with the bass driver is an optimized one-inch (25mm) C-CAM gold-dome tweeter, FEA-tuned to reach beyond 35kHz. Following the design of the company’s flagship Platinum speakers, the drivers are secured using a single central through-bolt fixing, which doubles as a cabinet brace to further reduce resonance. This has the advantage of mechanically de-coupling the driver and cabinet to enhance mid-band clarity and resolution. Another Platinum series innovation, the HiVe II port design, has been introduced to facilitate a more rapid movement of air through the Apex enclosure for life-like bass speed and punch.

The use of C-CAM drivers throughout gives the Axis systems even sonic consistency, and better level of detail and dynamic control.

A10
The A10 is an ultra-compact stand or wall-mounting satellite designed for use as an audiophile mini-monitor or with the A40 and the AW-12 subwoofer in a multi-channel sound system. The die-cast metal wall bracket supplied with the A10 provides for easy, unobtrusive installation on a wall, ceiling or table top. The adjustment of a single screw provides for the full pivoting of the bracket through 30 degrees in all directions.

A10 features include:
• Die-cast aluminum cabinet and baffle.
• 1 x 5.5 inches (140mm) C-CAM bass/mid-range driver with RST profile cone technology.
• One-inch (25mm) C-CAM gold dome tweeter.
• Die-cast aluminum terminal panel.
• Fine perforated aluminum grille, with rotating logo badge for portrait or landscape orientation.
• Magnetically shielded.
• High gloss piano lacquer finishes in black metallic and pearl white metallic.
• Available Winter 2010
• Approximate pricing: $400 each

A10 Stand
The A10 stand is pre-wired with our own Silver Pureflow cable for convenience and to avoid hanging wires. An innovative mounting arrangement means that the A10 is automatically connected to the system as it slides onto the stand.

A40

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The Apex A40 is intended to be used vertically or horizontally as a main speaker or to perform center-channel duties.
The slender Apex A40 is intended to be used vertically or horizontally as a main speaker or to perform center-channel duties in a multichannel audio/video system. Due to their very shallow 4.125-inch (105mm) depth, it is ideal for use with flat-panel displays. With a clear and even response down to 55Hz, it can deliver hi-fi sound in a style-oriented two-channel system, or when combined with the AW-12 active subwoofer, multi-channel sound defined by low distortion, tonal accuracy, pin-point imaging and dynamic response. The A40 uses the one-inch (25mm) gold dome C-CAM tweeter found on the A10, flanked by dual 5.25-inch (140mm) C-CAM bass/mid drivers. The A40 bracket is designed to provide the maximum flexibility when positioned next to thin displays. The shallow-profile bracket supplied holds the A40 almost flush with the wall, but allows the speaker to be tilted toward the listening area and also forward or back to align the speaker front with that of the screen.

A40 features include:
• Die-cast aluminum cabinet and baffle.
• 1 x 1-inch (25mm) C-CAM gold dome tweeter.
• 2 x 5.25-inch (140mm) C-CAM bass/mid-range drivers with RST profile cone technology.
• Solid metal alloy wall bracket with slot fixing.
• Recessed terminal housing made from die-cast aluminum.
• Perforated aluminum grille, with rotating logo badge.
• Magnetically shielded.
• High gloss piano lacquer finishes in black metallic and pearl white metallic.
• Available Winter 2010
• Approximate pricing: $700 each; stands: $400/pair

AW12
The AW-12 active subwoofer is completely new from the ground up. Every component has been designed specifically for the AW-12, including the front-firing 12-inch C-CAM driver and 500 watt Class D amplifier. The amplifier and complementary high-efficiency switch-mode power supply are able to deliver full power with a continuous rating, equal to most other subwoofers rated at 1,000 watts.

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Every component has been designed specifically for the AW-12 active subwoofer, including the front-firing 12-inch C-CAM driver and 500 watt Class D amplifier.

Finished in the Apex lacquers and complete with aluminum side trims, the AW-12’s sealed cabinet is easy to position. The top-mounted controls for volume and EQ settings makes for easy set-up and adjustment. The 12V trigger input allows for auto-on when using a compatible AV receiver or processor. A new adjustable-foot design has the floor spike permanently fitted with a removable heavy duty rubber cover for solid or hard wood flooring.

AW12 features include:
• Compact design with complementary styling cues.
• 1.125-inch (30mm) thick MDF construction.
• Extensive internal bracing.
• Front firing driver and sealed cabinet construction.
• 12-inch long-throw bass driver with C-CAM cone.
• 500W Class D amplifier. Continuous rating.
• High efficiency Switch mode PSU.
• Dynamic power limiter.
• Top mounted control panel for volume and pre-set EQ features.
• OFF/ON/AUTO power switch
• 12V trigger switching input
• $1,500 each
• Available Winter 2010

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