Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Bookshelf Speakers

4.76/5 (49 Reviews) MSRP : $399.00


Product Description

The Bronze 2 shares the imaging characteristics of the Bronze 1, adding more bass and dynamic output. The cabinet is 12.5" deep and a 6.5" MMP woofer is used allowing the Bronze 2 very deep bass performance.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gzman71 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2009

Bottom Line:   
HAVE TO AGREE WITH MOST HERE.
I SOLD A PAIR OF B&W 602'S AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WITH A NICE TOP END
FOR THE MONEY THESE WOULD BE HARD TO BEAT
JUST REALLY ENJOYABLE ALL ROUND SOUND
STILL RUNNING IN AND FIND LITTLE THINGS ARE SOUNDING BETTER STILL
GREAT MIDS,HIGHS,TIGHT BASS AND GREAT PRICE!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roland K C Tan a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I've had the year 2000 Monitor Audio Bronze 2 for 7 years now and I'm still pretty happy with the sound quality. Used to hook these up bi-wired on sand-filled solid stands to a Marantz PM-57 amplifier & Marantz CD4000 CD player. Used to think that these speakers could not produce any bass at all untill I upgraded my amplifier to a LFD MI100 (SE) with a used Meridian Audio 206B CD player and now the bass is there, albeit, not deep bass but should not expect much from a "bookshelf" type speakers. Imaging, details, vocal and soundstage are all very credible for the price.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Alpha Audio Singapor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sony_es a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I'm reviewing the latest version: Bronze R(eference) BR2. Price 340 euro a pair.

A few months ago i bought a new Sony stereo "ES series", then after that i was looking for a pair of matching speakers. I've listened to B&W's, Kef's, Missions and these BR2's. The BR2's reduces the lively analytical sound of my Sony amp a bit because of their smooth and warm heights.
The BR2's are not that fussy about room positioning, only reminder is: put them not to close in a corner. Isn't that possible: a pair of sponge bungs are included to reduce dominating bass.
I have biwired them, placed a pair of good stands under their but, and "toe" them in a bit. Right out the box the sound is a bit thin in the heights and higher mids, but after minimal 50 hours you'll be rewarded. If you want to hear anything what's on the recording, you'll have to buy these! Detail and overall balance is suburb and never heared before at this price tag. Soundstage is big and spacial for this little format speaker. Bass is punchy and speedy: these BR2's never looses rhythm.
The build quality is more than great at this price. Yes they are vinyl wrapped, but with very attractive looking vinyl! Big goldplated biwire speakerterminals with possibility to use banana plugs.
Only minor is: the black grille looks a bit cheap, so take it off, it's looking much better without them.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Monitor Audio dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by victrola927 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
From all of the reviews here you would think these speakers are giant killers. They are not. They are very good sounding monitor speakers, but not more. I have the newer versions with only one port which look spectacular, but blow me away with port wind. I can sit over 12 feet away and still get port wind in my face. It is very distracting to me when I am trying to critically listen to these speakers, and I have now sold them. Not just because of the port, but because they don't make me want to listen to them. They are very good for a $300 pair of speakers, but I am just not happy with them and they have been replaced.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   internet



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob316 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2007

Bottom Line:   
After reading numerous reviews, i decided to treat myself to a pair of Monitor Audio's Bronze BR2's, an evolution of the multi-award winning B2.
I knew these speakers were a serious piece of kit, from the moment i opened the box. The wood effect vinyl is quite attractive, compared to others i have seen and the overall fit and finish of these speakers is exceptional for the price.
They say that all speakers sound awful straight out of the box, and although the Br2's didn't sound fantastic at first, what was immediately noticeable was the level of detail from the tweeter which far superceded that of the Mordaunt Short Avant 902i speakers they replaced.
After the recommended running in period of 50 hours, i must say that i was amazed, what i heard was very much beyond my expectations. I was treated to a rich, room filling sound which simply emerses you. The bass is both incredibly powerful for cabinets of this size, as well as very taut and disciplined and as i have already mentioned the level of detail at high end frequencies is phenomenal.
Another thing that greatly impressed me was the level of intergration between the bass/mid driver and tweeter. The highs and lows sound like they are coming from a single source, rather than two and the soundstage is very convincing.
All in all the Monitor Audio Bronze BR2's will leave you with an experience which is rich and warm, but incredibly detailed, they make for a fully involving listen.
As What Hi-Fi said when these speakers won their grouptest, you would probably have to spend twice as much on a pair of speakers to hear a fair improvement over these beauties.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Harrow Audio




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