Originally Posted by rAInMo9
Hey does the Monitor Audio Bronze system compare to the Energy C series or RC series (in terms of price and performance)?
Don't know much about Monitor Audio (so why am I here... learning as these speakers are very highly regarded).
For price/performance, the Energy line goes:
Each step up gets you better sound, but you pay for it. The Veritas is almost double the price of the RC, but the RC's use the same tweeters and many (including reviewers) feel the sound does not qualify the price difference.
The MA's as I know it goes:
So I would say the Silver are the best match for the RC's, and the Bronze are the best match for the "C" series in the Energy line.
WestCoastD has the Golds (GS60 I believe) and RC-30's, he would be in a far far better position than I to quantify which matches to which, but I know he has stated in the past the RC compares favourably to the gold series, but the gold does everything a little(?) bit better. (The (?) is because I can't remember off the top of my head how much better it is, I do know he feels (and I'm sure they are given their price point and reputation) that they are better).
So, if I were in your shoes, I would compare Bronze to "C", Silver to "RC", and then decide for yourself which sounds better and of course what you pocket book can afford to purchase. Hopefully you'll be able to listen to them in the same room with the same equipment. This way, you will get the best speaker for you no questions asked