1986 saw the introduction of one of the most distinctive feature on Monitor Audio loudspeakers, the Gold dome tweeter, first produced and fitted on the R352MD speaker.
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 35 kHz, 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.