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Monitor Audio Radius R180
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  375.00
Description: <ul> <li>Unique drivers</li> <li>Metal matrix polymer cone material</li> <li>Magnetically shielded drivers</li> <li>Front ported design</li> <li>Die-cast metal wall</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by J Conley a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I first purchased these speakers when looking for a high quality, great sounding, and small speaker for a living room based theater in our new home. I had been using B&W DM600 series for Front and rear in my old house, but the design of the room required something smaller. At first I was hesitant due to their size, but after my first audition was amazed at how airy and open they sounded. They obviously don’t do lower mid-range, or bass as well as the B&W’s, but IMHO they have a better sound on Music and DVD movies. Most reviewers in the past review these in conjunction with the Monitor Audio subwoofer; I am using a Velodyne Mini-Vee instead and the sound is amazingly matched.
I am running three of these beauties, LCR in my home theater and love them. They do a great job of providing a realistic and rich listening experience. While my current system (Marantz SR7001) and the previous (HK AVR525) rendition have used AV receivers for the amplification, I am upgrading to a separate amplifier (Marantz MM9000) and can’t wait to see if there is a difference.
In closing these as the front speakers, the Velodyne as the subwoofer and along with my Monitor Audio Radius 90 for side surround, and Radius CPMi ceiling mounted rear surrounds I feel I have a very capable system for the money. I highly recommend these speakers for anyone with a moderate budget looking for an alternative to other (better sound through marketing) sorts of compact speaker systems.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $139.00

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