Monitor Audio's Shadow 50 speaker brilliantly helps create a super discreet audio solution around the home instantly. Think about a shadow; there's no physical depth, yet can be larger than life. This is the magical effect created by Monitor Audio's ultra-thin speakers which still meet the need for full surround home cinema dynamics.
This mindblowing blend of high performance and cool lifestyle appeal is the work of thousands of hours of computer aided design and performance simulation. By almost redefining the laws of physics, Monitor Audio have managed to create a system which fits neatly alongside the wafer-thin screens of today.
The Monitor Audio Shadow 50 speaker works superbly as a pair of front speakers combined with the Shadow Centre speaker to provide a stunning home theatre.
Anodised Aluminium Build
The extruded cabinet construction of the Shadow Series is made from anodised aluminium, light and extremely durable. This one-piece alloy extrusion provides a slim profile letting the speaker hug the wall almost melting into your room. The upshot of this is maximised internal volume and a high rigidity to prevent sound-affecting vibrations.
Thin High Performance Drivers
Making a speaker so low in profile is a design snag that many have failed on. Naturally speakers crave room to perform but the beauty with Monitor Audio's Shadow series is the newly designed flat-profile 4" mid-bass driver and a redesigned version of their world-famous C-CAM tweeter. Designed to reproduce the vast dynamics of movie soundtracks, the cone is held in a high power Neodymium magnetic field by a unique concertina-style suspension. Each driver is fixed to the rear of the cabinet but 'floats' within an airtight seal at the front.
Ceramic-coated aluminium magnesium, or C-CAM for short is primarily used is aircraft engineering but makes it perfect for use in high quality speakers. Their light, yet extremely rigid quality not only provides an ideal material to construct jet engines, they also aid acoustics. The alloy goes through a three stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and structural weaknesses. Conventional cones are prone to flexing and twisting in operation leading to a poorer audio reproduction. C-CAM cones far superior rigidity means the perfomance.
For open environments sound quality can be further improved upon by using a sealed ABR (Auxilary Bass Radiator). Moving back and forth the ABR takes the form of a piston generated by the movement of the air via the bass/mid driver motion. The resulting effect acts like a conventional port giving you a superior low frequency punch and extra penetration whilst keeping the elements at bay.
||80 Hz - 30 KHz
(each @ 1m):
With Amplifier Crossover Set To:
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements:
||40 - 120 W
|Recommended H.P. Crossover Frequency:
||2 x 4" flat diaphragm mid-bass drivers
2 x 4" flat diaphragm ABR drivers
1 x 25mm C-CAM® tweeter
with vented loading system
Excluding Stand (H x W x D):
|686 x 156.6 x 40 mm
(27 x 6 x 1 ½ inch)