Monitor Audio has introduced a new on-wall speaker system, specifically designed to complement ultra slim TV screens as part of a discreet high performance home theater system.
The Shadow on-wall speaker family.
The Shadow speaker system has a total depth of 40mm (1.5-inches).
Shadow's 4-inch low profile bass-midrange drivers feature a flat RDT sandwich diaphragm constructed from C-CAM and Rohacell materials. Special 'concertina' driver suspension arrangement provides high excursion from a low profile assembly, while 4-inch low profile ABR drivers (S50/S60/Centre) provide punchy bass.
A specially developed 1-inch C-CAM tweeter design features a unique venting and rear loading chamber. Shadow utilizes unique floating driver mounting — drivers are bolted to the rear cabinet and de-couple from the baffle on a neoprene airtight seal.
The Shadow 25 has been designed primarily for satellite or rear channel duties in a compact Home Theater set-up. The S25 features a single 4-inch flat RDT bass mid-range driver, 1-inch C-CAM dome tweeter in a sealed enclosure. It comes packaged with its own metal desk-top stand.
The Shadow 50 features dual 4-inch RDT drivers and a 1-inch C-CAM tweeter. Bass loading is provided by two flat ABR drivers (auxiliary bass radiator) to provide powerful bass. The S50 is designed to suit up to 50-inch video displays.
Shadow 60 uses a similar driver complement to the S50, but the taller cabinet is intended to suit screen sizes of 50-inch plus. Like the S50, the dual D'appolito driver arrangement, high power handling and high sensitivity produces high SPL and low distortion. The S60's additional cabinet volume and differently tuned ABR's provide superior low frequency performance.
Shadow centre uses the same drive unit complement as the S50 and S60, optimized for use as a dedicated centre. It naturally lends itself to both S50 and S60 when used as part of a high performance home theatre installation.