For over forty years Monitor Audio has been building global acclaim for our award-winning speaker lines, continuously fine-tuning technologies to create generations of gorgeous hi-fi and home theater speaker systems, as well as an evolving range of flush-mounting architectural speakers designed to offer the perfect union of great sound and near-invisible installation.
The task of squeezing high sound quality from a speaker small enough to be concealed within a wall or ceiling is usually beset with compromises, but for the new ‘Controlled Performance’ CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X in-wall designs, Monitor Audio has overcome the challenges of scale to deliver the natural, full-range audio energy you’d expect from a free-standing high-end box. In a leap of engineering ingenuity, the company distilled the know-how driving its flagship hi-fi speakers into a super-compact in-wall format, so that dedicated music lovers and home theater fans can enjoy the rich, detailed, high-impact dynamics they crave, from a speaker that physically disappears in the room.
The luxury CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X in-wall speakers combine Monitor Audio’s latest drivers in compact three-way, five-driver configurations, built into closed-box designs to deliver optimum audio performance.
These are the highlights that define the new series:
High Tech HF Drivers
The range-topping CP-IW460X employs a version of the high frequency C-CAM ribbon transducer deployed by the ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ ranges. Being extremely light and with no break-up modes, the ribbon delivers extraordinary detail beyond an ultra-sonic 50KHz to reproduce perhaps the most neutral and natural high frequency performance available from any in-wall speaker design. The CP-IW260X uses the latest generation 1″ Gold Dome tweeter from the ‘Silver’ range, which employs a specially vented housing, allowing the driver to operate freely for lower resonance, optimum damping and greater accuracy over a wider response.
‘Dished’ Cone Bass and Mids
Further down the frequency spectrum, bass and mid frequency fidelity is preserved by the latest ‘dished’ cone drivers. The cones are formed from a continuous sheet of C-CAM for a larger, more rigid radiating area, and with large motors, ‘underhung’ voice coils and a robust die-cast alloy chassis, the dished cone design delivers exceptionally low distortion and efficiency for deep, clean, dynamic bass and a wonderfully open and expressive midrange.
Controlled Performance Back Boxes
Monitor Audio has made sure that you enjoy every last sparkle of jaw-dropping fidelity from the CP-IWX systems. They’re fitted with acoustically-sealed cast-polymer back boxes, which prevent the sound from leaking into the wall cavity.
Simple To Install
The patented ten-position Tri-Grip mounting system provides easy and secure installation, and when installed the CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X can be fine-tuned with room acoustics through individual HF/midrange frequency controls and boundary compensation switching. Paintable trimless grilles are attached with powerful rare earth magnets for easy access, and offer impeccable coordination with wall surfaces to complete the unity of acoustic and aesthetic design perfection.
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