Monitor Audio S1 Bookshelf Speakers

4.67/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $550.00


Product Description

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response: +/- 3dB 45Hz - 30KHz

Sensitivity: (1W@1M) 90dB

Nominal Impedance(Ohms): 6

Power Handling RMS:(W) 80

Drive Unit complement: 1 x 6” C-CAM® Bass mid-range 1 x 25mm Gold Dome C-CAM® tweeter

Bass Alignment: 4th Order Reflex Ported

External Dimensions mm (inch): 300H x 175W x 240D (12” x 7” x 9 ½”)

Weight: 6Kg / 12lb

Finishes:Warm Beech Black Oak, Natural Oak or Rosemah


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Sherman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I bought a pair of RS1's first for my main speakers after auditioning them against the bronze 2's. The S1's are unbeatable at full price and at the current discounted pricing a no brainer. I love them. I sold off a pair of $1000 Whafedale towers , the S1's sounded better in every respect.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon Brand New



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by picturebox a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2005

Bottom Line:   
The Monitor Audio S1 vs the B2. I sold off my B2 and bought the S1. This was because listening to the S1, which I instantly decided to remove the B2 from my speaker stands.

The S1 sounds crisp and accurate. The layering and detail from these speakers are simply superb. Even the bass are tight and well defined Sorry B2, S1 burns you off.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Singapore



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by geinstein a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2005

Bottom Line:   
As a bach-fanatic and jazz-enthousiast, I wanted to upgrade my speakers. I used to have a pair of JAMO SL95 disco-beat-pumpers.
I listened to the famous QUAD 11L, and this one (Monitor Audio S1).
They are about the same size and price.
When it comes to rhytmic music (Stevie Wonders Superstition), the 11L is unbeatable.
But putting on a peace of classical music with a lot of layers in the music, the S1 kills the 11L. The S1 pulls the music into a superb soundstage that reaches from the ceiling to the carpet.
Vocals (like Norah Jones) are crispy clean. Jazzy drums are tight and clean.
Solo-instruments are like sitting in front of them. From cello to hobo, it's an enjoyable sound, and very realistic.
The bass is astounding deep for a little speaker like this one (30x17,5x24 cm).
It likes to be near a wall for greater bass-reflection. Don't putt on a cabinet. It will get to boomy.
It needs a long time to play in.
The booklet says 60 hours, but I noticed up to 100 hours of playing-in-time.
Bi-wired the speakers after playing in, and noticed quite a big difference.

If you're looking for a little speaker for classical or jazz, try these little wonders.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Staffhorst




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