Whether it's in rain, wind, snow or sun, the outwardly tough but musically sensitive Monitor Audio Climate CL80 speakers will enlighten any occasion with a brilliant new atmosphere. The larger CL80 speakers are just what you need to get any lively garden party started. Weather and rust proof and available in 2 colours, Black and White, though the cabinets can be spray painted to suit your outside decor.
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Limited 2-5 year warranty. Monitor Audio provide a limited 5 year warranty on all speakers with the exception of Airstream which is a limited 2 year warranty. Please see manufacturers website for full details.
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The CL80 is a two-way satellite speaker housing a single 8" C-CAM bass driver and a 1" C-CAM gold dome tweeter. The C-CAM tweeter and bass/mid-range drivers are designed to capture the detailed highs and dynamic lows of every performance. Developed and refined by Monitor Audio over many years for accurate reproduction and robust reliability, C-CAM is an innovative alloy originally conceived by the aerospace industry for use in jet engines.
Mounted at either end of each CL cabinet is a heavy duty bracket, designed for 175 degrees of horizontal or vertical rotation in small non-slip increments. Magnetic end caps protect the bracket terminals top and bottom, and make the process of re-positioning easy. Once installed, a CL speaker can be directed precisely for the maximum musical effect. For added flexibility a supplied installation wedge advances the angle of rotation by a further 15 degrees to extend the choice of firing angles. Both the bracket and optional wedge allow you to run a cable through rather than around them for easier and neater installation.
Robust weather-proof construction
You can rely on Monitor Audio's meticulous engineering to protect the CL models from weather ingress. Their solid, sealed, high density polypropylene enclosures are specially treated to resist moisture and the effects of prolonged UV exposure. Aluminium grilles and rugged brackets are naturally equipped to prevent rust.
Get the right look, inside and outside
For a precise colour match with surroundings, or for maximum contrast, the CL cabinet can be sprayed in a custom colour. A paint mask is supplied with each speaker.
Sound quality is further optimised for the open environment through the use of an additional sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) to enrich low frequencies with extra punch and penetration.
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.
Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminium/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material. Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.
For open environments sound quality can be further enhanced through the use of a sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator). The ABR works like a piston moving back and forth generated by the movement of the air via the motion of the mid/bass driver inside the sealed cabinet. This makes the ABR ultimately act like a conventional port resulting in superior low frequency punch and extra penetration whilst keeping the elements at bay.
|Frequency Response||50Hz - 30KHz|
|Sensitivity (1W@1m)||89.5 dB|
|Impedance (nominal)||8 ohms|
|Maximum S.P.L dBA (per pair)||111.1|
|Power Handling (RMS)||120W|
|Amplifier Requirements (RMS)||20 - 120W|
|Drivers|| 1 x 203mm (8") C-CAM bass/ mid-range driver
1 x 25mm (1") C-CAM gold dome tweeter
|External Dimensions (H x W x D)|| 405 x 230 x 221 mm
(15 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 8 11/16 inches)
|Total Depth Including Wall Bracket|| 272.5 mm
(10 3/4) inches
|Total Bracket Pivot Angle||87.5 degrees (from central position)|
|Fixed Angled Block (portrait orientation)||15 degrees|
|Cable Connection||Gold plated "push" type terminals|
|Environmental Protection Rating||IP55|
|Weight Packaged||16 kg (pair)|
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Suitable for use in outdoor environments or where exposure to the elements is likely.