The latest addition to Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum range is a compact version of the universally acclaimed PL300 loudspeaker, designed for an even broader range of environments. In a skilful re-sizing of the PL300 (the PL200 occupies approximately 1/3 the volume of the PL300), Monitor Audio’s engineers have taken great care to preserve all the sonic virtues and design excellence of the larger speaker. By utilising a re-scaled 6.5″ version of the Platinum 8″ bass driver and by re-configuring the Platinum mid-range Tapered Line Enclosure (TLE) to align co-axially with the PL200’s HiVe®II bass reflex port, they have endowed the smaller PL200 with the spiritual essence of its universally admired range-mate.
Just how successful Dean Hartley and his team have been in this endeavour can be measured by the near parity of PL200 and PL300 performance specifications, despite the new design’s significant re-scaling. For all the practical advantages conferred by the smaller enclosure, the PL200 surrenders only a little bass extension to the PL300 and cannot quite match SPL and power handling. In other performance parameters the PL200 and PL300 are comparable, proving that within the new PL200 design there is little compromise.
Standing at just under a metre in height (99.8cm x 25.5cm W x 28.5cm D), the compact three-way PL200 speaker features dual 6.5″ RDT bass drivers, a single 4″ RDT mid-range driver and Monitor Audio’s proprietary and superlative Platinum C-CAM® ribbon transducer.
As with other Platinum speakers, the PL200’s innovatively shaped and braced cabinet is finished in a choice of exotic lacquered Santos Rosewood and Ebony natural wood veneers, and in a rich piano black lacquer. The front baffle is upholstered in high quality leather.
- Single Ported HiVe® II technology
- Sealed Mid-range TLE®
- 2 x 6.5” long-throw RDT® bass drivers
- 1 x 4” RDT® mid-range driver
- 1 x C-CAM® high frequency ribbon transducer
- All cabinet finishes have hand-upholstered front baffles in Ingleston Black premium grade leather.
- Finish options: Santos Rosewood veneer with clear gloss piano lacquer
- Ebony veneer with clear gloss piano lacquer
- Piano black gloss
- Optional dedicated floor stands are available
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