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"For such petite speakers, we were blown away by the big and confident output of sound." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.
SUPERIOR QUALITY SATELLITE SPEAKERS
True to form, the Monitor Audio MASS satellite speakers are every bit the full-sized speaker scaled down. Rather than using inferior components, Monitor Audio uses its hi-fi quality drive units in this design. The C-CAM (Ceramic Coated Aluminium Magnesium) tweeter has an extended frequency response that stretches to 30 kHz. Whilst this may be well above our audible spectrum it does have a positive effect on the sound; lower notes that we can hear aren't compressed downwards or harmonically compromised. In short, the treble response is smooth, sweet and detailed. Matching this refined tweeter unit is a similarly impressive woofer. The highly developed C-CAM bass and mid-range integrates smoothly with the treble to give life-like vocals and a natural response. Another technically impressive feature is the woofer fixing. Rather than being bolted to the front baffle, through-bolt construction ensures isolation from the main cabinet and therefore a less coloured sound. The result of all this impressive technology is an exceptionally spacious and natural sound quality.
POWERFUL YET PRECISE SUBWOOFER
Providing power to match the control of the satellite speakers is an equally impressive subwoofer. Rather than using just one subwoofer unit, this sub uses two. One drive unit is actively powered while the other works in an ABR (Auxiliary Bass Reflex) role. This means added weight and depth of sound, without the requirement for a larger cabinet. Keeping these drive units in check is a hefty 220 watts, Class D amplifier, ensuring tight control of the bass at all times.
SLEEK GOOD LOOKS
With their classy, silver-brushed aluminium caps, gloss back panel and wrap-around speaker grilles, the MASS satellite speakers make a smart addition to any home cinema system. The sub takes a similar shape and is comparatively slim and compact by subwoofer standards. Over all, this is a very unobtrusive 5.1 speaker system.
With class-leading sound and style, it's not hard to see why the Monitor Audio is the What Hi-Fi "Best style package £600 - £1000" product of the year.
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|Active or Passive subwoofer||Active or passive subwoofer included for greater bass||active|
|Maximum Power Handling||Maximum power handling in watts RMS||40/100|
|Impedance||Resistance. 8 ohms is standard||8|
|Sat Dimensions||Dimensions of satellite speaker (H x W x D) mm.||224 x 128 x 128|
|Centre Speaker Dimensions||Size of speakers (H x W x D) mm.||128 x 228 x 128|
|Subwoofer Speaker Dimensions||Size of speakers (H x W x D) mm.||420 x 385 x 385|
|Weight Of Speaker F/C/R||Weight of speakers, unboxed, in KG Front/Centre/Rear.||1.65/1.65/1.65|
|Weight Of Subwoofer||Weight of subwoofer, unboxed, in KG.||16|
|Black||Does this speaker package have a black finish?|
|Wood||Does this speaker package have a wood or wood style finish?|
|Other Colour||Does this speaker package have another coloured finish?|
|Speaker System||Number of speaker channels. The higher the number the greater the number of surround speakers. "Point" 1 indicates a subwoofer channel.||5.1|
|Included Cables||Speaker/interconnect cables included with the package. Please note that in most cases, these are basic cables only and would often benefit by being upgraded.||None|
|Brackets/Stands included?||Are wall brackets and/or desktop stands included with the speaker package? A built-in mount is usually of the 'key hole' type for wall-hanging speakers. Brackets & Desktop Stands included may be the same device usable for both tasks.|
|Sat Freq Response (Hz)||The frequency response of the satellite speakers.||80 - 30,000|
|Sub Freq Response (Hz)||The frequency response of the subwoofer. The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be||40 - 120|
|Centre Freq Response (Hz)||Frequency response of the centre speaker||80 - 30,000|
|System Freq Response (Hz)||Combined frequency response of the speaker package||40 - 30,000|