Monitor Audio - Apex A10 - Bookshelf Speaker
The ultimate style speaker, combining the best of Monitor Audio technology in a stylish, compact and rigid die-cast alloy cabinet.
As capable with music as it is with home theatre sound, the beautifully bijou A10 punches like a heavyweight, expertly blending sky-wide high frequencies with a natural blast of delicious mid-range detail coupled to a depth of bass that simply defies the A10’s svelte dimensions. Its rigid die-cast alloy cabinet, piano-lacquered to a polished perfection imparts a sense of superior quality, and when teamed with a matching A40 at the centre and the awesome AW-12 subwoofer, the A10 completes a surround sound system unrivalled in its ability to combine the essential force of music and film sound with the power of de-rigueur design in a single fabulous statement.
- 51/2" C-CAM Driver with RST dimpled cone geometry for rigidity
- 1" Gold C-CAM Tweeter
- HiVe II High Velocity reflex port; delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass
- Dedicated Internally Wired Stand available
- Can be mounted on wall, ceiling or table top with dedicated robust bracket
- Magnetic Grilles; for the sleekest effect there are no visible fixings
- Rigid die-cast alloy cabinet
- Finished in luxurious metallic black high gloss or metallic pearl white high gloss
If you’re seeking high quality and performance with aesthetics to match the coolest of contemporary interiors, then Apex is your answer. Meticulously crafted using the experience of over three decades of loudspeaker design, Apex is a statement of imagination and minimalist styling for those who desire great sound and the space to enjoy it. For Apex, Monitor Audio have concentrated the awesome firepower of their finest driver technologies into beautifully compact enclosures of reassuringly solid die-cast aluminium, coated in several layers of high-gloss piano lacquer. The most demanding home theatre and music enthusiasts will discover brilliantly dynamic sound, rich with pulsating rhythms and lightening fast natural detail at a resolution way beyond the limits of the latest HD digital media. Those inspired by cutting-edge styling will appreciate the ravishingly austere simplicity of the Apex design and the lifestyle versatility of its compact satellite and subwoofer combinations. Apex is very serious audio jewellery
Apex is Monitor Audio at its most creative. Monitor Audio have distilled the essence of their finest full-size speakers into a scintillatingly ergonomic design, perfected for the priorities of contemporary living. They've used the latest FEA analysis to shrink the speaker without compromising its performance, simulating and fine- tuning the drivers and enclosure of each Apex model, so that you enjoy the explosive sound and precise imaging of a large Monitor Audio system, from a much smaller one.
They've succeeded by custom-engineering a new C-CAM® driver exclusively for the Apex design, complete with the high performance RST® dimpled cone geometry of their GS and RX ranges. The 140mm (5 1/2”) Apex cone is suspended on a rigid die-cast aluminium chassis and driven by an over-sized motor system featuring a high power voice coil and vented cooling. Paired with the bass driver is a newly minted 25mm (1”) C-CAM® gold-dome tweeter, FEA-tuned to reach beyond 35kHz: way above the response of Blu-ray and HD audio formats. Following the design of their multi-award winning Silver RX speakers, the drivers are fixed to the back of the fabulously inert Apex enclosure on a single through-bolt, allowing them to ‘float’ free of the baffle, thus eliminating a source of distortion common to ordinary speakers. The bolt acts as a cabinet brace as well, making the entire structure even more resistant to unwanted vibration. Another Platinum series innovation, the HiVe®II port design, has been introduced to facilitate a more rapid movement of air through the Apex enclosure for life-like bass speed and punch.
All the elements of the Apex design have been choreographed by Monitor Audio to operate with complete precision for a stunning audio result. And they've verified their FEA analysis with plenty of real-world listening to confirm the simple truth: Apex widens the experience of sound with stratospheric highs, the most revealing mid band and the deepest bass contours. It plays louder with lower distortion than rival designs. Apex is a class apart
A compact acoustic design of this quality demands similarly imaginative looks. The rounded die-cast aluminium Apex enclosures are complemented by stylish magnetic grilles with no visible fixings for the sleekest effect. The cabinets, offered in a sumptuous metallic black or pearl white high gloss piano lacquer and finished with brushed metal alloy side trims, simply ooze sophistication.
Reassuringly robust shallow-profile bracket systems have been engineered for optimum flexibility and ease of use. The adjustment of a single screw provides full pivoting action, allowing the speaker to be directed with great precision. Die-cast or machined from heavy duty aluminium alloy, the Apex bracket systems provide the ultimate in stability whilst offering the flexibility of wall, ceiling or table top mounting.
- Frequency Response - 60 Hz — 35 kHz
- Sensitivity (1W@1M) - 87 dB
- Drive Unit Complement - 1 x 140 mm (51/2") RST mid-bass driver , 1 x 25 mm (1") C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
- Nominal Impedance - 8 ohms
- Maximum SPL - 110.8 dBA
- Recommended Amplifier Requirements - 25 — 100 W
- Bass Alignment - Front ported - bass reflex. HiVE II port system
- Power Handling (RMS) - 100 W
- Crossover Frequency - 3.0 kHz
- External Dimensions (Cabinet Only (H x W x D)) - 250 x 140 x 140 mm (913/16 x 51/2 x 51/2")
- External Dimensions (Including Table Stand (H x W x D)) - 280 x 150 x 180 mm (11 x 57/8 x 71/16")
- Weight (each) - 3.95 kg (8lb 11 oz)
- Sold individually (order two for a pair)