Dream Machines: Monitor Audio Platinum PI500 II Speakers
These wondrous tech-heavy towers of power offer hi-end audio at a price…
We have before us a mighty speaker system with a stylish turn of heel, packing in a mass of technology including four 8″ RDT II bass drivers, twin 4″ RDT II mid-range drivers and an MPD transducer. That’s a Micro Pleated Diaphragm high-frequency transducer designed specifically for the Platinum series and a patented DCF (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound.
A TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for the mid-range drivers provides greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration, while the hand-upholstered front baffle features the very highest-quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead.
The PL500s are presented in Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer or Piano Black gloss lacquer.
This is an extremely thin, low-mass pleated diaphragm with a surface area eight times larger than that of a traditional dome tweeter.
Each Platinum II driver is fixed to the cabinet from the back using a long tensioned bolt, which provides equal clamping force around the driver, braces and driver motor, and enhances sound.