The Monitor Audio A40’s slender profile and glossy lacquer finishes make it a match for super-thin video displays: its beautifully engineered bracket allows for forward and backward adjustment to align the speaker with the front of the screen but also allows the A40 to tilt 22.5 degrees upwards and downwards for optimum setup.
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"Best style speaker package £2000+, Awards 2011. An expensive style system, to be sure, but also a fabulous one ... It’s well worth every one of its five stars, too, and it has the best all-round satellite speakers of its similarly priced peers"
"Big movie sound combines with fine musical performance for a grin-inducing package ... It's muscular when called upon, but articulate and beautifully integrated too, with little audible sign of the crossover from speakers to subwoofer."
The supremely versatile A40 can be used vertically or horizontally to provide electrifying audio realism characterised by soaring dynamics and low distortion. Equipped with twin Apex bass drivers, the A40 excels at low frequency depth and mid-band evenness over a wide listening area. It radiates with the full force of a single 8" bass driver, but has the advantage of superior power handling and a wonderfully smooth audio consistency. What’s more, the single bolt fixings for its drivers give the longer A40 cabinet an especially rigid structure, banishing any hint of boxy colouration, especially from on-wall positions. The A40’s slender profile and glossy lacquer finishes make it a match for super-thin video displays: its beautifully engineered bracket allows for forward and backward adjustment to align the speaker with the front of the screen but also allows the A40 to tilt 22.5 degrees upwards and downwards for optimum setup.
Perfect for high quality sound where space is at a premium, and devastating when teamed with the explosive AW-12 subwoofer in a 5.1 channel configuration, the A40 will deliver simply breath-taking audio: discreet but oh so devastating.
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), bass driver cones have been strengthened by a pattern of dimples. Simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
A new type of port technology which uses a straight rifled design to accelerate air flow and reduce turbulence. HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port, the result is fast powerful bass coupled with superior transient response.
Apex is Monitor Audio at its most creative. The distilled the essence of the finest full-size speakers into a scintillatingly ergonomic design, perfected for the priorities of contemporary living. The latest FEA analysis has been used to shrink the speaker without compromising its performance, simulating and fine-tuning the drivers and enclosure of each Apex model, so that you enjoy the explosive sound and precise imaging of a large Monitor Audio system, from a much smaller one.
|Frequency Response +/- 3dB||50Hz - 35KHz|
|Woofer||2 x 140mm (5 1/2") C-CAM mid/bass driver with RST technology.|
|Tweeter||1 x 25mm (1") C-CAM gold dome tweeter.|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Maximum SPL (each)||116.8 dBA|
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)||50 - 200W|
|Bass Alignment||Bass reflex - twin front mounted Dual HiVE II ports|
|Power Handling (RMS)||200W|
|Crossover Frequency||600Hz and 3.0kHz|
|External Dimensions||610 x 140 x 100 mm|
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