Monitor Audio Silver 500 (Natural Oak) is rated out of 5 by 2.
Monitor Audio Silver 500 (Natural Oak)
Speakers Per Pair
£1049 .95 RRP £1,499
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)
297 x 1083 x 367 (inc feet and spikes)
Rated 4 out of 5 by vijilants from Monitor Audio Silver 500 The speakers sound fantastic, however they had to be replaced three times as on each occasion there were unacceptable blemishes / marks on the veneer finish. Eventually recieved a pair that were perfect. No fault of Richer Sound as these are directly sent from the manufacturer but Richersounds were extremely helpful in resolving the issue.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob6 from Fantastic floorstanders I originally purchased a pair of Silver 50’s as front speakers in my new surround setup, with the intention of putting them on wall with the aid of Q Acoustics glass speaker mounts. However I ran into a problem whereby there were so many cables running behind the wall, it made installing the mounts impossible without drilling though something behind. After a re-think, I decided rather than purchasing some proper floor stands, I would plump for the Silver 500 floorstander models, which , for the size of my room, would eliminate the need for the matching W12sub that I intended to purchase at some point. John at the Reigate branch happily took back the Silver 50’s and wall mounts and I ordered a pair of Silver 500’s (and matching C350 centre) . A couple of days later I was in possession of 2 rather large and heavy boxes (plus a smaller one for the C350) containing my new front speakers. At nearly 23kg each, they are reassuringly heavy , and thanks to the screw on feet with optional spikes, very sturdy. The build quality, like the other products in the Silver range is superb. I opted to put the optional black speaker grilles on , but as they are magnetic, they are easy removed. Monitor Audio suggest that it takes approx 70 hours to run these in properly , so as time goes on , these beasts are sure to sound even better than they did straight out the box, and although the manufacturer recommends some distance between the side walls and the speakers, I was still rewarded a full, balanced sound with only 6cm away from the side walls - due to the layout of my lounge. The bass reproduction is excellent , and I can’t imagine needing to add a subwoofer like would of had to if I had persisted with the smaller Silver 50 models. Overall , I’m very impressed and I expect these , and the rest of the range to give me many years of listening pleasure.
Date published: 2017-10-16