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At some point I will get a dedicated power amp for them... right now the AVR is handling that, and I realise this is not optimal! But for now it will have to do.
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I just ordered monitor audio gold series 300 and gold fx surrounds. the surrounds were in stock and have been delivered to me. the gold 300 will be delivered to me in 1 week.
I started researching the silver series, then thought about gold 200 and finally settled on gold 300. I have still to buy the gold series centre C350 and a sub. Looking at the gold series subwoofer W15, it is insanely priced. I could probably buy 3 or 4 svs subs with that price. But the dealer told me that the W15 sub has been fine tuned to match the gold series speakers and works very well in tandem, it uses a dsp by D2 audio to correct the frequency response. But I really don't know if I can afford this sub, the sub costs a little less than the gold series floorstanders. I will be pairing the speakers with an avr for now, which is also due to arrive next week. Eventually i'll be using a stereo amp to connect to the avr pre outs and drive the gold 300's with the amp and rest of the speakers with the avr.
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The manual is very barebones on how to wall mount the gold fx, any videos there to help? the gold fx comes with a wall plate, two metal screws, two plastic pieces that looks like wall plugs, but to what part of the wall plate does the wall plug and screw get drilled into the wall? could anyone who has wall mounted gold fx (or the silver fx too) provide any input?

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First, a heads up - MA silver series is on sale right now at all dealers since a refresh is on the way.

Now my question, which is related:

I have a pair of Silver 6 speakers along with a Bronze BX center that I use in a 3.0 setup for TV movies and 2.0 for music. I previously had bronze towers and upgraded those but not the center. Since the silver center is on sale right now I wonder if it's worth an upgrade. Any thoughts? Will it be noticeable and worth it?

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Does anyone know which of the ceiling installation speakers are supposed to match the Silver series? MA's website really doesn't explain, if I'm missing something obvious please tell me.

If someone has them, how well do they really match?

I'm also interested in what matches the Bronze too as my surrounds are Bronze 1's
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Does anyone know which of the ceiling installation speakers are supposed to match the Silver series? MA's website really doesn't explain, if I'm missing something obvious please tell me.

If someone has them, how well do they really match?

I'm also interested in what matches the Bronze too as my surrounds are Bronze 1's
The bronze and silver range both use the gold coated aluminium tweeters. Which means you have about a million options to choose from with ceiling speakers.

Any of the CT ceiling apeakers look like a good match quality wise, but as far as matching tonally, the tweeter is the absolute most important part. No in ceiling speaker will ever be a complete quality match with a free standing speaker, lest of all without a cabinet designed to enhance the sound.

I on the other hand with gold series speakers have basically no options for matching ceiling speakers with ribbon tweeters.
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Just got the Silver 300s installed. Very handsome and promising.
Hi, I'm following this post and I wonder if you could share your experience with the new silver 300, what are your thoughts comparing with the old silver 8 speaker? I'm considering buying this speakers.

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Hi, I'm following this post and I wonder if you could share your experience with the new silver 300, what are your thoughts comparing with the old silver 8 speaker? I'm considering buying this speakers.
Sorry to disappoint you but I reserve any comments for my published review.

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^I'm only looking at a stereo amp to pair with my avr, what brands pair well with MA speakers? Currently researching rotel, but what are the recommended amps by MA?


I'm sure they recommend Roksan, they bought the company!

I was looking at Roksan M1 monoblocks for my Silver 8's but got a Quad 606 from EBay instead. With a minor mod to change the input level it's working well, surround amp sounds better just driving the surround and atmos speakers too.
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Sorry to disappoint you but I reserve any comments for my published review.
Can you please tell us when you expect to publish it? Thanks.

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Can you please tell us when you expect to publish it? Thanks.
I estimate that it will be in the January issue.

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what is everyone's thoughts on upgrading from the Bronze 2s to the Silver 2s powered by the NAD S3020? Thanks.
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Hi, I'm following this post and I wonder if you could share your experience with the new silver 300, what are your thoughts comparing with the old silver 8 speaker? I'm considering buying this speakers.

Regards.
I'm curious too. I know What Hifi has a review online for the Silver 200 already:

https://www.whathifi.com/monitor-aud...ver-200/review

But it would be interesting to hear opinions from forum members too. Anybody that has listened to the Silver 200/300/500 yet? They have been in the shops for quite some time now...
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I received my new monitor audio gold 300 speakers today. I chose not to go with the budget bronze series speakers and the mid tiered silver series speakers. Upon evaluating all reviews and listening the speakers in person, i concluded the gold series is a step up from silver in sound , the highs are clearer owing to the ribbon tweeter not found in the silver series. the silver series uses a standard dome tweeter. In the gold series, i was first looking at gold 200 but they looked too compact and short compared to the paradigm floorstanders i was phasing out, so i went with gold 300 in glossy black. I havent set them up yet, will take a few days. I currently dont have a separate power amp to drive these speakers. My avr rated at 140wpc at 8 ohms 2 channel driven is going to have to power these for now. Down the road some months later i will buy a stereo amp to amplify these.
Thanks to people who gave their suggestions and input to me in the thread.
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Woot! My gold 300's have arrived and sound fantastic! My concerns about the speaker to wall gap appear to have been unfounded.
Would you tell what is the distance of your gold 300 from the front wall and side wall? i'll be setting up the gold 300 soon.
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