Monitor Audio Silver 6 Floorstanding Speakers

4.63/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $999.00


Product Description

Bass reflex design, 6" ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy bass driver, 6" ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy midrange driver, 1" ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy tweeter, 35Hz-30kHz ±3dB, 91dB sensitivity, 6 ohm impedance, shielded, biwireable.


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

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Great speakers, i had been using a pair of Wharfadale Ventana speakers for a very long time, they where far from perfect but i loved the bass and (sometimes a bit harsh) but good overall top end, well i thought, its time for a change and found a pair of these silver 6's second hand and in near mint condition, i got them for around £200, had a good listen to them in the previous owners listening room, he had them rigged up to a good quality valve amp, sweet sound i thought, didnt think they would have quite as much bottom as the old warfs but the top end was way less harsh, on getting them home i had them set up in no time and i was blown away, i dont know what they would sound like with a less powerfull amplifier, i'm using a 140 watt rms monster and these wee speakers sound awsome, i could talk all day about them, if you get a chance to get a pair then i recomend you go for it, bass was a bit overwhelming at first but after a wire upgrade they sound simply brlliant, i dont think they need a super powerfull amp to sound good as the guy i bought them from had them rigged up to a 20 watt per channel valve amp and they sounded really good then, so it looks like they are an easy match up for a wide array of equipment imho, i listen to the likes of Radiohead, susan vega, pink floyd, as well as things like Squarepusher and ambient and electronic stuff, these wee speakers do the buisiness with the likes of these music styles and i do listen to the odd classical thing and they realy sound very good with that also, i also record my own compositions and they make real good monitors.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



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

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2009

Bottom Line:   
These are some awesome little speakers punch a power. These are very detailed & smooth sounding speakers, don't let the size of them fool you. I'm running them on two channel for music and really love them. They've got great bass extension to them very deep and tight. You should try to take off the tweeter grill covers as they sound bit better that way. I think to get the full potential of them you have to feed them powerful separates.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



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

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Very nice speaker. very musical. Can get bright if matched with electronics that lack body. Has a lot of bass so take care if using in smaller rooms. The bass is very boxy and that is a downside. This boxiness goes away if you use a high powered amp with the speakers. Build quality if exceptional. The speaker has a sweet sound. Really nice speaker just feed it a lot of power and the bass gets better control otherwise it will boom. Vocals and cymbals can barely be localised to the speakers which can be attributed to the beautiful soundstage. Only the bass makes the speakers presence felt.

Speaker is good enough to be used with more expensive electronics and hence serves as a good uprade path. Just add an excellent CD-Player and powerful amp (100W) and you will love these speakers. make sure you do not use Rotels or Marantz as it can get a little too bright.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005



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

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I am a professional violin player so when I went to choose my speakers I knew pretty much what is the sound I will be looking for. The HiFi shop I went to had a choice of Krix, Dynaudio and Monitor Audio brands, so I've listened to most of the models. What struck me immidiately about the Silver 6 was the presence of the sound and the clarity. Compare to the other speakers the sensation was like standing ON THE STAGE with the MA vs sitting in the back row of the hall with the other speakers. The bass is very tight and precise and the upper frequencies are bright and open as it should be for classical music. I can imagine one would like more emphasise on the bass when listening to rock or other music but for my ear it was perfect balance. I liked the sound of Silver 6's even more then the Silver 8's which are more expensive. So if you are looking for speakers with exciting sound and great presence - the Silver 6 are a great choice.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Hi Fi Trader Sydney



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

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I am a young person with a big passion for classical music. Of course is my budget not so big. I sought a complete stereo for 2500 EURO. I was prepared to spend 1000-1250 EUR for the speakers. I went to a specialist...

I went for a B&W 603 S3, because i thought that was the reference. I was wrong: B&W is the most commercial mark. The 603 S3 is a verry easy listener, but it's nothing special. For my classical music the store manager offert me the KEF Q6 who was verry sharp, the Monitor Audio who is supreme to the B&W 603 s3 and the Dali Who was a price class higher. I also tried the B&w 604 S4, but this one had too much base, too much for my classical music. the base was verry anoying.

So, i have taken the Monitor Audio Silver S6. A verry good speaker for its monney. The best price/quality of Monitor Audio.

It is verry accurate but not too sharp, like the KEF.
The base is not dominant at all, in contrary of the B&W 604 S3.
Especcialy with singing, the speakers are marvelous (Strauss 4 letzte Lieder Kanawa/Solti).
The details are also verry clear (Barber Adagio for strings NYPh Bernstein).
But they can also make a real storm (Wagner Die Walkure Solti).

A verry important topic is the combination of your elements. My Silver S6 in combination with the Marantz PM7200 and CD7300 and good cables MPC Thassas are verry well balanced combination.

After 8 months of aproximatly 1 hour a day verry detailed listening to my CD-recordings, I am still verry satisfied with my 'tools'.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1127.00

Purchased At:   brussels




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