Monitor Audio Studio 50 Floorstanding Speakers

4.56/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $5995.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alan Vega a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Amazing spaciality and musicallity.
Magic gold tweeter with 1st order attenuation, going near 1Hz! The upgrades lost it.
Focused and transparent midband.
Bass is Audiophile Grade (sealed enclosure), unlike most bass reflexes out there (aka boom boxes).

All music excels, in part because they are not too detailed (neither too round) and somehow forgiving.

No other speaker gave me so much overall satisfaction.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Speeed a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
They might be a 97, but theyre definately an early model, i was fortunate enough to have a friend manageing a hifi shop thus explaining the price paid. I am aware that cross overs were uprated not long after my pair were made, and the sound greatly improved, I havent upgraded yet, but plan to soon. I would also like to have a full set of backup drivers because these speakers a so good, lots of detail, dynamics, good midrange all "Displayed" for you. Sealed enclosures ie, serious control, no reliance on rear walls to reflect bass port output. Its all genuinely coming from the drive units, with their cabinets varying in size within the main enclosure, the right volume of air in each one tuned perfectly, you just have to give them the classic knock with the knuckle all the way down the side of the cabinet and you can here the different resonances. I have actually added a little extra damping material to the side walls of the bass enclosures, unfortunately i have rather a small room for their capabillities so i felt a small amount of dampening to the upper bass was ok. If you can find some second hand i advise you to purchase. Dont forget, some poor noddy paid 4500pounds for the beautiful Transducers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   sevenoaks hi fi. Pai



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Speeed a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
They might be a 97, but theyre definately an early model, i was fortunate enough to have a friend manageing a hifi shop thus explaining the price paid. I am aware that cross overs were uprated not long after my pair were made, and the sound greatly improved, I havent upgraded yet, but plan to soon. I would also like to have a full set of backup drivers because these speakers a so good, lots of detail, dynamics, good midrange all "Displayed" for you. Sealed enclosures ie, serious control, no reliance on rear walls to reflect bass port output. Its all genuinely coming from the drive units, with their cabinets varying in size within the main enclosure, the right volume of air in each one tuned perfectly, you just have to give them the classic knock with the knuckle all the way down the side of the cabinet and you can here the different resonances. I have actually added a little extra damping material to the side walls of the bass enclosures, unfortunately i have rather a small room for their capabillities so i felt a small amount of dampening to the upper bass was ok. If you can find some second hand i advise you to purchase. Dont forget, some poor noddy paid 4500pounds for the beautiful Transducers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   sevenoaks hi fi. Pai



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jamesdean a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Just another posting on the previous review...
Just upgraded front end to Mark Levinson No.39s and Amp to Mark Levinson No.334
Well all I can say is that these speakers now really talk - female voices are just incredible
Give me an email and I'll explain.

All the best - James.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $3800.00

Purchased At:   Sevenoakes HIFI



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I went to 3 audio stores and told them I wanted the best speaker I could get for $20,000 or less Canadian. I asked to audition their best in the house within the price range in a dark room. If I could see the speakers, the deal was off. Only 2 of the stores would entertain me. Although I apparently heard speakers that were 3X the price, the Studio 50s were far and away the most concise, transparent gateways through time and space, allowing me to experience first hand the music as it was being played… the songs as they were being sung… the breaths as they were being drawn.

I was amazed at first sound and still am to this day. This is as close to a miracle as technology can claim in these miraculous and seemingly infinite days of technological triumph.

A piano appears in your living room when you close your eyes. The somber cadence of the cello wails within your chest cavity, the bass entering through the floor and along your bones… the sweet, sweet violin chirps the brightest notes and all together they orchestrate a symphony of praise worthy of any monarch… and these Monitor Audio Studio 50s are King of this age.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998




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