Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Monitor Audio. It features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" C-CAM Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 40-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 85 dB. Monitor Audio Bronze 50 has an MSRP of 550$ per pair.
What size of room is the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 speaker good for?
The size of the room that you are planning to use the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various size of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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What are the speakers in Monitor Audio's Bronze Series?
Bronze 50 is a member of Monitor Audio's Bronze series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Monitor Audio Bronze Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 speaker?
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 has a Frequency response range of 40-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-80 watts. At a minimum frequency of 40 Hz, Bronze 50 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Monitor Audio Bronze 50, check the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless from the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Bronze 50's Low and High frequency values compared with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 750$ (Pair), these are the 2 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Monitor Audio Bronze 50's 40Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Monitor Audio Bronze 50?
Crossover frequency of the Bronze 50 is set to 2500Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What is the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Monitor Audio Bronze 50? Is it an easy to drive speaker?
Monitor Audio Bronze 50's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 4.4 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 85 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 85 dB, Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with high output if you like listening your music at high volume levels. You may especially have hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Minimum Impedance of Monitor Audio Bronze 50
Even though the nominal impedance of the Bronze 50 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Monitor Audio is 4.4 ohms Monitor Audio Bronze 50 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check our Integrated Amplifiers page to find an amplifier to pair with the Monitor Audio Bronze 50.
Bronze 50 has Post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 External Dimensions and Weight
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 11.0 x 6.5 x 10.4inch (281.0 x 166.0 x 265.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is approximately 439.9cm2 / 68.2inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Monitor Audio Bronze 50, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Monitor Audio Bronze 50 weighs 5.00kg / 11lbs (per piece). Here is a comparison of how Bronze 50's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 compare to the Monitor Audio Bronze 100?
One of the natural alternative to the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is the Bronze 100 which is located one step higher in Monitor Audio's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Monitor Audio Bronze 50 vs Bronze 100 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 comes with 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe. Bronze 50 comes with 2 Foam port plugs
so if you don't have any choice but place the speakers too close to the walls or other surfaces, you can use these plugs in order to avoid boomy or too much bass.
Monitor Audio Bronze 50 is available in Walnut, Black, White and Urban Grey.
Bronze 50 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Does the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 come with a Grille?
Bronze 50 comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Bronze 50 magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Monitor Audio Bronze 50?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Bronze 50:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers 2 Grilles 4 Terminal-jumpers (pre-installed) 2 Foam port plugs 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet Hex-key Quick Start Guide Important Safety Instructions
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Monitor Audio Bronze 50, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Monitor Audio Bronze 50
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 speaker:
Official Brochure for Monitor Audio Bronze 50
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Monitor Audio Bronze 50 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Monitor Audio Bronze 50
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.