Monitor Audio CL80 (pair)
With the advent of Monitor Audio's versatile CL range, then no environment is beyond the reach of great sound, whatever the weather!
Engineered for easy installation and loaded with driver technology derived from our globally respected residential speaker ranges, the CL speaker line delivers true hi-fi quality sound outside the home or in wet areas inside.
The range comprises three two-way satellites and a single stereo model. All have a robust, sealed, UV-rated high density polypropylene design, available in a paintable white or black finish, which protects CL's precision-engineered C-CAM drivers. Smart weather-proof aluminium grilles complete the look. The CL range can be installed in any combination to provide a wide and even dispersion of full-range sound over large areas, augmented by low frequencies from an Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) in each cabinet.
GOLD DOME C-CAM®
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 35kHz, 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.
For open environments sound quality can be further enhanced through the use of a sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator). The ABR works like a piston moving back and forth generated by the movement of the air via the motion of the mid/bass driver inside the sealed cabinet. This makes the ABR ultimately act like a conventional port resulting in superior low frequency punch and extra penetration whilst keeping the elements at bay.
C-CAM® BASS DRIVERS
Refined over many years by Monitor Audio, Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is used as a driver cone material for all our speaker designs from the mid-market models up. Originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components, C-CAM's properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. C-CAM bass drivers are able to resist the bending distortion imposed by sudden and extreme bass excursions to reproduce very clean, deep and dynamic bass frequencies. Conventional cone materials are more likely to flex in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion.