Monitor Audio CL80 (Black or White)
Monitor Audio is a British owned specialist in hi-fi loudspeaker design, incorporating stereo and surround sound systems, and a range of sonically matched installation speakers for ultra discreet high quality sound around the home and outside.
Whatever your taste and budget, youll discover a Monitor Audio speaker that, with a combination of superior design and build, offers great sound. Since hi-fi was in its infancy, Monitor Audio has dedicated all their technical expertise, innovation and craftsmanship to the creation of world-class loudspeakers.
By consistently refining and applying their technologies, Monitor Audio has become the worlds foremost expert in developing metal dome drivers. Metal is not the easiest material to work with, which is why many of their competitors choose paper or plastic. But it does have amazing properties for more life-like sound reproduction.
The C-CAM® drivers used in many of their speakers are very light, but very rigid and strong. This magical mix of properties leaves them light enough to respond to the finest musical nuance and tough enough to stay in shape while resisting the extreme bending forces of deep bass frequency reproduction. They can also be designed much smaller than conventional drivers and still reproduce, without distortion, sounds way beyond the limits of human audibility.
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- Price per speaker: £225.00
- Speaker type: Mono
- Power type: Passive
- Enclosure type: Closed design
- Guarantee period: Lifetime
- On-Wall, Outdoors
- Other applications: Music
- Alignment with ceiling: Surface Mounted
- Visible shape: Rectangular
- Visible colour: Black (Paintable)
- Overall dimension: 405mm x 230mm
- Overall depth: 221mm
- Mounting depth: 273mm
- Frequency range: 50hz - 30khz
- Impedance: 8 - 8 Ohms
- Compatible amplifier: 20 - 120 Watts RMS
- Sensitivity: 89.5dB
- Sound pressure: 111.1dB
Speaker Driver Information
- Tweeter: 1 fixed flat
- Bass: 1 fixed flat (204mm)
Controls & Adjustments
The CL80 is a two-way satellite speaker housing a single 204mm C-CAM® bass driver and a 25mm 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 175º 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 15º 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.
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.
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.
A paint shield and grille removal tool are included for your convenience. However please be aware that the Climate Series cabinet material is Polypropylene, chosen for its acoustic, thermal and weather-resistant properties. It is difficult for paint to adhere to this material, thus requiring the use of special primer and paint or paint specially designed for use on plastics such as Polypropylene. Neither ourselves nor Monitor Audio endorse any specific brand or type of paint for this purpose. Please do not attempt to paint this product or any of its parts unless you have the skills and knowledge to complete this task successfully.