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  1. Monitor Audio announces new agency partner

    Monitor Audio has partnered with McCann Milton Keynes as part of an exciting creative communications strategy.

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  2. Introducing IMS-4 Music Streamer

    We welcome the IMS-4 Music Streamer to our Custom Install range.

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  3. Introducing the new Bronze Series

    We’re excited to announce the new Bronze Series.

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  4. Introducing Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide

    (UD) Waveguide offers even dispersion characteristics, improved time alignment and lower crossover frequency for wider directivity.

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  5. Introducing Damped Concentric Mode (DCM)

    Damped Concentric Mode (DCM) offers a more accurate time response from the speaker.

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  6. Introducing IA40-3 Installation Amplifier

    We welcome IA40-3 to our Installation Amplifier family.

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  7. Monitor Audio Acquires Blok

    Premium hi-fi specialist Monitor Audio Ltd has acquired Blok, a hi-fi stand brand.

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  8. Introducing MASS Surround Sound

    Experience All Round Entertainment with our MASS Surround Sound system.

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  9. Introducing the Gold Series (5G)

    Monitor Audio’s decades of experience in producing groundbreaking, class-leading loudspeakers has resulted in this, the latest Gold Series.

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  10. Introducing Vecta

    The stylish and versatile Monitor Audio Vecta V240 speaker cleverly combines architectural aesthetics, high quality professional audio performance and weather resistance.

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  11. Introducing CLG-W10 Garden Subwoofer

    Bring the bass outdoors.

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  12. Monitor Audio to adopt BluOS® audio platform

    Monitor Audio and Roksan to include BluOS multi-room audio in upcoming products.

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  13. Introducing Studio

    Say hello to a new audio benchmark.

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  14. Introducing Super Slim In-Wall

    Defy restrictive depths with our slimmest in-wall speakers yet.

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  15. Introducing Installation Amplifiers

    Monitor Audio is proud to announce our new family of Installation Amplifiers, built to do more and take up less space.

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  16. Introducing Monitor Series

    A beautifully designed family of speakers that delivers Monitor Audio’s renowned sound quality.

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  17. Monitor Audio now featured in The CEDIA Designer

    We are proud to announce that Monitor Audio products are now available to use in The CEDIA Designer, an industry leading tool that helps installers plan highly detailed home theatres.

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  18. Monitor Audio launches a new website

    Explore the features of the new Monitor Audio website.

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  19. Introducing Silver 6G

    Revered by audiophiles around the globe, Monitor Audio’s award-winning Silver Series enters its sixth generation with a host of new features to make it the best-performing ever.

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  20. Monitor Audio Acquires Roksan

    Roksan joins with Monitor Audio.

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  21. Introducing Platinum II

    Monitor Audio launches the Platinum II flagship range.

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  22. Introducing RDT II (Rigid Diaphragm Technology - 2nd Generation)

    RDT II has the lowest distortion cone technology in Monitor Audio’s history.

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  23. Introducing MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) High Frequency Transducer

    Re-working of an existing technology, transforming a successful idea into an audiophile super-driver.

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  24. Introducing Bronze

    Monitor Audio launches the latest generation of Bronze.

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  25. Introducing S150

    Monitor Audio launches a small Bluetooth stereo speaker.

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  26. Introducing DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter)

    DCF replaces the usual rigid coupling of driver and voice coil with a pliable one.

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  27. Introducing Airstream A100 Amplifier

    Monitor Audio launches the A100 Amplifier.

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  28. Introducing Gold Series (4G)

    Monitor Audio introduces it's new Gold series.

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  29. Introducing Silver series (5G)

    Monitor Audio launches it's new Silver series.

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  30. Introducing WS100

    Launching today, our high performance wire-free WS100 speakers will prove that you don’t have to work too hard for great sound.

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  31. Introducing 'Trimless' Custom Install

    Monitor Audio introduces 'trimless' bezels onto Custom Install products.

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  32. Introducing Shadow

    Monitor Audio introduces the Shadow Series of lifestyle speakers.

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  33. Introducing ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator)

    For open environments sound quality can be further enhanced through the use of a sealed ABR.

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  34. Introducing Mass

    Monitor Audio introduces a lifestyle home cinema system.

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  35. Introducing i-Deck (2G)

    Monitor Audio launches the i-Deck speaker system for iPod® and iPhone®

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  36. Introducing APC (Automatic Position Correction)

    ARC uses DSP to automatically adjust the system to deliver the ideal sound.

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  37. Introducing MMP II (Metal Matrix Polymer - 2nd Generation)

    MMP offers a rigid and responsive structure.

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  38. Introducing ARC (Anti-Resonance Composite)

    ARC is loaded with minerals to provide very inert, optimally-damped components.

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  39. Introducing Airstream 10

    The Airstream10, Monitor Audio first radio and Wi-Fi technology is released.

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  40. Design for Sound

    A new logo and slogan is produced for the tail end of the decade.

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  41. Introducing Radius HD series

    Monitor Audio launches the Radius HD.

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  42. Introducing Platinum

    Monitor Audio's flagship series is launched.

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  43. Introducing IDC (Inverted Dual Concentric) Driver Module

    The Inverted Dual Concentric midrange/tweeter module offers up to 18 degrees of play.

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  44. Introducing TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure)

    TLE provides greater midrange accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration for more accurate sound.

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  45. Introducing RDT (Rigid Diaphragm Technology)

    RDT is designed to reduce mass and increase cone stiffness.

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  46. Introducing Ribbon Transducers

    The ribbon tweeter can reach ultra-high frequencies up to an elusive 100 kHz.

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  47. Introducing Tri-Grip Dog Fixings

    Tri-Grip save installation time and offer a secure fixing without the risk of over-tightening.

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  48. Introducing Bronze BR series

    Bronze BR series elevates in every way the reference standard for entry-level loudspeaker design.

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  49. Introducing CP (Controlled Performance)

    Controlled Performance in-ceiling/wall loudspeakers feature integral CP back boxes.

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  50. Introducing Gold Signature series

    The GS series re-writes the book on performance, easily eclipsing the dazzling standard set by its predecessor, the GR series.

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  51. Introducing DSP (Digital Signal Processing)

    DSP (Digital Signal Processing) allows fine tuning of all aspects of sound.

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  52. Introducing Hive II

    HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port.

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  53. Introducing i-Deck (1G)

    Monitor Audio launches the i-Deck, the first high quality iPod system from a hi-fi manufacturer.

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  54. Introducing Silver RS

    The Silver RS series is launched.

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  55. Introducing MMP (Metal Matrix Polymer)

    A new driver technology for future lifestyle ranges.

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  56. Monitor Audio Moves Operations To Rayleigh

    The company makes a new home in Essex.

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  57. Introducing RST (Rigid Surface Technology)

    A technology that's still used today.

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  58. Introducing Silver i Range

    The Silver i range is launched

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  59. Monitor Audio Website Launch

    monitoraudio.co.uk is launched.

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  60. Introducing Studio 20E

    The Studio 20SE launches

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  61. "As Close As It Gets"

    Monitor Audio rebrands for the mid-90s.

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  62. Introducing C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium Magnesium)

    The first appearance of C-CAM driver technology, which is still used today.

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  63. Introducing the Ceramic Sandwich Metal Cone

    The first ‘ceramic sandwich metal cone’ is devised

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  64. Introducing Gold Dome Tweeters

    The iconic gold dome tweeters are used for the first time.

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  65. Introducing Metal Tweeters and Drivers

    First introduced metal tweeter and drivers into its loudspeakers.

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  66. ET500 Direct Drive Turntable is released

    Monitor Audio's first turntable, the ET500 Direct Drive released in 1979.

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  67. MA7 speaker is released

    The MA7 is released and quickly becomes one of MA’s most popular loudspeakers.

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  68. Monitor Audio Expands Production

    The company opens a purpose built facility in Rayleigh, Essex.

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  69. Monitor Audio Is Founded

    Monitor Audio starts it's story in a small factory near Cambridge, England.

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