Silver 10 review: The Absolute Sound Review

30th January 2015

Posted in: Reviews

Silver 10 puts the faith back in High End Audio

Spencer Holbert has put our Silver 10 through an extensive test, of which the results of the review have come back in a glowing manner. Spencer goes on to say the following:

"But I said setup was easy, right? It was. After I moved the Silver 10s away from the rear wall and set them 9.5 feet apart, I toed them in about 10 degrees and adjusted the feet...and that's it. I played around with a few other setups, but the more I tweaked, the more I wanted to go back to the first setting. Maybe it was just blind luck, but I think it has more to do with Monitor Audio's design philosophy, which seems to be a set-it-and-forget-it mentality (all of its speakers are also part of multichannel lines, so the home-theater enthusiast is kept in mind). The sweet spot was sufficiently wide to sound uniform whether I sat forward or back, leaned left or right in my chair. Having to remain in a single position to ensure that imaging doesn't shift can be very tedious, and I loved that the Silver 10s were forgiving."

"My friends and I like all kinds of music, so a full-range loudspeaker is a natural choice. This is where the Silver 10s competent low-end extension was a major plus. Whether classical or rap, jazz or rock, or anything in between, the Silver 10s provided plenty of respectably controlled bass. They were really impressive when listening to Rebecca Pidgeon's rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine" on Chesky Records' 96/24 The World's Greatest Audiophile Vocal Recordings. The upright bass stayed taut and punchy, just to the left of Pidgeon's voice, and sounded eerily like a real bass in the room."

He concludes with "the Monitor Audio Silver 10s have renewed their faith in high-end audio, and mine as well. I see a new speaker purchase in their sonic future."

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