Monitor Audio Introduces the SB Series

The new SB Series of passive soundbars will contribute the essential high definition audio element to screen entertainment from thin TVs of 50"and above.
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The new SB Series of passive soundbars will contribute the essential high definition audio element to screen entertainment from thin TVs of 50"and above. Complete with a wide range of mounting options for easy and discreet custom installation, the two super-slim SB models are engineered with flagship cabinet and driver technologies to combine efficient low-profile design with extraordinary room-filling dynamics.

Discreet Design: The compact SB-2 is engineered for seamless integration with 50"-60" TVs while the SB-3 is custom-built for screen sizes above 60". Both models feature three separate driver arrays for left, centre, right channels in a single cabinet. The SB-2 employs individual 4" mid-bass, 1" tweeter, and sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) drivers per section; the SB-3 uses twin bass drivers and ABRs in the center section to provide higher acoustic output and power handling for critical centre channel reproduction. In order achieve astonishing music and film-sound performance relative to size, all drivers are of the latest design developed for Monitor Audio's flagship speakers and utilize our signature C-CAM material.

New Mid-Bass Drivers: Unlike conventional cones, which incorporate a center aperture for the voice-coil, the C-CAM cones deployed by the SB series take the form of a continuous uninterrupted radiating dish having inherently greater strength and area. The voice coil sits beneath and is coupled to the motor by a more efficient drive assembly, increasing excursion and power handling while reducing distortion for a more dynamic and accurate response. 

New Tweeters: Sitting in a newly developed horn-loaded tweeter housing for consistent off-axis performance and uniform room coverage, SB's improved C-CAM high frequency drivers vent internally around the outside of the magnet system into a rear-loading chamber, producing much lower resonance and better overall damping. The frequency response from each new tweeter is wider and more accurate at lower frequencies for better integration with its companion mid-bass driver(s).

Stylish Low-Profile Cabinets: SB's slim-line cabinets are of high-density MDF, braced internally for maximum rigidity, promoting clean, low-distortion sound. Additional bracing is supplied by Monitor Audio's innovative bolt-through driver mountings designed for our range-topping speakers, which secure the driver to the back of the cabinet and clamp the basket to the front, reducing resonance in the enclosure while eliminating front fixings. The SB cabinets are clothed by an acoustically transparent cloth finished with brushed aluminum end caps for a discreetly stylish result that will integrate beautifully with any flat display.

The Perfect Flush-Fit: High quality, low profile terminals are recessed to facilitate flush-to-wall installation. The terminal panel provides standard fixing points compatible with Sanus TV mounts, which offer a wide range of installation opportunities. Wall mounting is also possible via Monitor Audio's low profile Soundbar series wall bracket (optional) for easy cable access, pre-alignment, and fixing. Silicon feet provide a secure cabinet-top mounting alternative.

In larger rooms the SB-2 and SB-3 are designed to be used with a partnering sub-woofer to deliver the best possible audio experience. Within smaller environments and systems, the SBs can be deployed without the sub to handle full range audio with a reduced power handling.

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