Monitor Audio Silver 500 (Gloss Black) is rated out of 5 by 2.
Monitor Audio Silver 500 (Gloss Black)
Speakers Per Pair
£1,099 Was £1,299 from 18/08/21 to 05/11/21
Spread the cost over 6 or 10 months on these speakers. Available from our stores by appointment, phone or video call or from our telesales team. No deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click here for more info. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.Feel the full force of music, with the Monitor Audio Silver 500 speakers.
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Flagship model for reference dynamics
If you like to feel your music as opposed to simply hear it then these are the speakers for you. With a bass reach that makes a separate subwoofer totally unnecessary, the Silver 500s do justice to the most dynamic rock and full scale orchestras. The three-way design is suitable for large rooms although still easy-going about positioning. They also make awesome front speakers for a top quality home cinema system.
The best drive units – improved
Featuring a completely new version of Monitor Audio’s iconic gold tweeter dome, the treble response is better than ever. Tuned for a crisp, low distortion sound, the top-end is sweeter than ever. The 8" bass cones and 4" mid-range units feature distinctive RST (Rigid Surface Technology). Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, the lightweight cones are made more rigid by the precise pattern of surface dimples. It makes the mid-range open and natural-sounding.
With technology from the Platinum series
Evolved from the reference quality Platinum models, the Silver 500 features DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter). This replaces the usual, solid coupling of driver and voice coil with a flexible coupling. This helps damp any surplus energy, aiding the precison of sound. The perforated design also helps with cooling and pressure relief – giving enhanced efficiency.
Cabinets designed with help from the National Physical Laboratory
Designed with the aid of a precision laser scanner from NPL (National Physical Laboratory), the handcrafted cabinets are exceptionally well built. The scanner identified areas of cabinet resonance making the placement of the bracing pin-point accurate. Ultra-low cabinet distortion lets the drive units perform unimpeded, giving you the clearest and most natural sound going.
Slim-line and superbly finished to match your decor
Available in a wide range of premium real wood veneers and high gloss finishes, the Silver 500 looks every bit as good as it sounds. The new tweeter features a smart speckled finish for individual style. Magnetically attached grilles give a clean appearance when removed - ideal for showing off those hi-tech drive units.
From the deepest bass to the highest treble, hear every element of the music with the impressive Monitor Audio 500 speakers.
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass reflex - rear port
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - rear port
Frequency Response (Hz)
30 - 35,000
Power Rating (Watts)
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
297 x 1083 x 367 (inc feet and spikes)
Rated 5 out of 5 by rambob from Fantastic speakers I cannot believe how well these Monitor Audio Silver 500 speakers sound with any type of music I choose to throw at them. They sounded great out of the box, but after running them in at relatively low volume levels for a couple of days, they started to sound even better. A good month on and I'm enjoying even clearer, detailed sound from both stereo and AV soundtracks. They seem to sound better the more I use them. I could not be happier. These are seriously good speakers. I went for the gloss black and I'm pleased that I did. The speakers sit either side of my LED TV and the high gloss finish complements the blank tv screen when it's off. To me, they just look the business and are welcome addition to my entertainment system both visually and aurally. Prepare for a visual feast when you remove the magnetic speaker grills too! The speaker boxes arrived without damage and once out of their respective boxes, the speaker finish was found to be flawless. These are heavy speakers and you may need to enlist help in removing them from the box, screwing in the feet and positioning them in your room. The speaker feet are rubberized for wood and laminate flooring and can be height adjusted for leveling each speaker. If you have carpeted flooring, screw the supplied chrome floor spikes into the feet. Each speaker is also supplied with a foam port bung to reduce bass boom if you position your speakers closer to a wall than specified and gold connectors that unify the speaker input connections for single wired set-ups. My speakers are bi-amped. Although I've had to position my speakers closer to a wall than recommended, I've not had to utilize the port bung to reduce bass. Bass is agile and tight. These are expensive speakers, but in this case, you definitely get what you pay for. Extremely pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mex670 from AWESOME SOUND I purchased these a couple of weeks ago and they sounded ridiculously good straight from the box!! I’ve used them pretty much every day since and they are just getting better, the vocals and highs are mind blowing, the bass is flawless and it doesn’t matter what you throw at them they handle it with ease.
Date published: 2017-12-01