Acoustically, Hyphn is almost identical to the Concept 50, which was always intended for production. However, beneath the surface, almost everything was reimagined for even better performance.
The six mid-range drivers in the M-Array appear acoustically as a single source. This creates a very detailed sound field, with stereo audio delivered to the best possible capability, with huge depth of sound. Hyphn is engineered to be tonally transparent across the full range from 18Hz up to 60kHz. Importantly, it’s designed to maintain this performance as it’s turned up; it should never sound strained or stressed at any reasonable level in a room.
Hyphn’s point-source driver array is located squarely between the twin pillars, each of which houses a pair of powerful 8-inch (203mm) bass drivers.
The unique M-Array configuration features a single Micro Pleated Diaphragm III (MPD III) Transducer surrounded by no fewer than six, 2-inch Rigid Diaphragm Technology III (RDT III) dedicated midrange drivers to deliver sensational acoustic transparency alongside improved off-axis performance.
Hyphn’s unique point-source driver array configuration delivers exceptional soundstage clarity, allowing the listener to precisely pin-point individual instruments and vocals for a thrilling acoustic experience.
The M-Array is an ultra-compact multi-driver midrange and tweeter assembly. A masterpiece of intricate detail and design, the M-Array is a testament to the collaborative approach of acoustic and mechanical engineering within Monitor Audio’s Research and Development team.
Using our renowned RDT III cone technology, the six midrange drivers together have a surface area that is slightly larger than our Platinum midrange driver.
At the heart of the M-Array, sat precisely at the acoustic centre of the six 2-inch midrange drivers, is the Micro Pleated Diaphragm III (MPD III) high-frequency transducer. Developed by Monitor Audio’s acoustic engineers, this accurate transducer was unveiled for Monitor Audio’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The MPD III Transducer delivers a larger, clearer, and more consistent sound. Music and film are delivered with precision and clarity, allowing the listener to enjoy levels of accuracy and detail beyond what they have experienced before.
Rigid Diaphragm Technology III (RDT III) is a composite ‘sandwich’ structure made from ultra-thin low mass skins, bonded to a honeycomb Nomex® core material. Extremely light and strong, it can respond with great speed without bending – just like a perfect piston.
RDT III uses Ceramic-Coated Aluminium Magnesium (C-CAM) for the front skin, while the rear skin is made from a woven carbon fibre material. The combination of such a light and strong material structure reduces distortion by over 8 dB above 300 Hz, which makes RDT III the lowest distortion cone technology in Monitor Audio’s history.
The sheer scale and authority of Hyphn is delivered via no fewer than eight, powerful 8-inch bass drivers – four precisely positioned, and rigidly secured within each Hyphn cabinet.
Face two bass drivers in pairs and the reaction force of one will be the same as the other – equal and opposite. This means there is little or no vibration force from the drivers, either within themselves or passed through into the cabinets.
The result is a cabinet that is almost vibration free, with all the listener hearing is the sound; pure, clean and detailed.
As with everything on Hyphn, the smallest details have been considered, even down to baking the inductors in varnish, which binds the wires together to reduce vibration or mechanical resonance. Ceramic wire-wound resistors reduce power compression, and have also been doubled or quadrupled up where necessary to achieve our desired max power handling (800W).
Bass, mid and high frequency sections utilise individual PCBs, which minimises crosstalk and magnetic fields. Boards have been carefully optimised to minimise the interaction between adjacent inductors and mounted on rubber isolation feet within the cabinets, preventing vibration travelling through the PCBs and components, improving sound quality.
Hyphn is the most powerful loudspeaker Monitor Audio has ever produced.
Hyphn’s unique cabinet is constructed of thermoformed mineral and acrylic stone. The cabinet is then precision milled. The result: a totally rigid structure that provides the perfect platform from which the drive units can operate.
This naturally inert material is perfect for the Hyphn enclosures. With built-in formed strengthening ribs and bracing, with internal and external wall thickness of 12mm up to 24mm around the force-cancelling bass drivers, the result is a cabinet that is almost vibration free.