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Monitor Audio - Apex A40 - Centre Speaker

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The supremely versatile A40 can be used vertically or horizontally to provide electrifying audio realism characterised by soaring dynamics and low distortion. Equipped with twin Apex bass drivers, the A40 excels at low frequency depth and mid-band evenness over a wide listening area. It radiates with the full force of a single 200mm (8”) bass driver, but has the advantage of superior power handling and a wonderfully smooth audio consistency. What’s more, the single bolt fixings for its drivers give the longer A40 cabinet an especially rigid structure, banishing any hint of boxy colouration, especially from on-wall positions. The A40’s slender profile and glossy lacquer finishes make it a match for super-thin video displays: its beautifully engineered bracket not only allows for forward and backward adjustment to align the speaker with the front of the screen but also allows the A40 to tilt 22.5º upwards and downwards for optimum setup.

Perfect for high quality sound where space is at a premium, and captivating when teamed with the explosive AW-12 subwoofer in a 5.1 channel configuration, the A40 will deliver simply breathtaking audio

 

Technology

  • Bracket allows for forward and backward adjustment plus a 22.5º tilt upwards and downwards for optimum setup.
  • Can be used vertically or horizontally, as a centre or surround channel
  • 2 x 51/2" C-CAM mid/bass driver with RST technology
  • 1" Gold C-CAM Tweeter
  • HiVe II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass
  • 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

 

Apex Introduction:

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

 

Inside:

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

 

Outside:

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.

 

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response - 50 Hz — 35 kHz
  • Sensitivity (1W@1M) - 90 dB
  • Drive Unit Complement - 2 x 140 mm (51/2") C-CAM mid/bass driver with RST technology., 1 x 25 mm (1") C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter.
  • Nominal Impedance - 8 ohms
  • Maximum SPL - 116.8 dBA
  • Recommended Amplifier Requirements - 50 — 200 W
  • Bass Alignment - Bass reflex - twin front mounted Dual HiVe II ports
  • Power Handling (RMS) - 200 W
  • Crossover Frequency - 600 Hz & 3.0 kHz
  • External Dimensions (H x W x D) - 610 x 140 x 100 mm (24 x 51/2 x 315/16")
  • Weight (each) - 6.85 kg (15 lb 2 oz)
  • Sold as: individually

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