Monitor Audio Gold 300 (5G) vs Monitor Audio Platinum 200 II


Besides of the price difference (and the technical differences such as frequency range, Gold starting from 30 Hz and going up to 'only' 50 kHz versus Platinum from 35 Hz to 100 kHz), somebody heard them side by side?

 

Is there a big difference in how they sound (using good equipment/amplifying)?

And what about room sensitivity/room control?

vhond

So nobody has heard these speakers side by side?

Hi Vhond! I haven’t heard either but I had some Gold GX50’s and I have seen both speakers you asked about.

 

I’ve read that some people prefer the 4g’s ribbon tweeter over the amt of the 5g.

 

Between the 2 you mention, I imagine that the platinums will be a smoother, more refined delicate sound.

 

I don’t ghink Monitor Audio gets the love they deserve.  The Gx50’s I had were awesome little speakers and possibly the best built speakers I’ve owned.  

 

I agree with b_limo. I've had a few models from the Silver line over the years. Impressive speakers and the build quality is off the charts.

I am curious about the difference of sound considering the stiffness of the enclosure (the platinum's weight is higher) and the difference of the drivers for high frequencies and midtones.

I once have auditioned the Gold 200 versus the Platinum 200: the mids of the Platinum had more 'airiness' (probably because of the bigger mid driver of this speaker), I only have heard the Gold 300's but I didn't notice it then.

The Platinum's went deeper and tighter (concerning the lowest frequencies) than the Gold 200's.

Sounds like you get what you pay for. I'd love to hear them as well. No dealer here.

I have PL200ii, have many data points but not versus gold 300.   This is interesting, the platinum already have smallish  mid driver but those gold take it to a new level.   2.5 is bizarrely small.   I understand that the reason is that the MPD tweeters low range is rather high.   The gold seems to use same MPD driver.   If I would audition the gold, I would focus on kids and voices.

I have PL200ii, have many data points but not versus gold 300.   This is interesting, the platinum already have smallish  mid driver but those gold take it to a new level.   2.5 is bizarrely small.   I understand that the reason is that the MPD tweeters low range is rather high.   The gold seems to use same MPD driver.   If I would audition the gold, I would focus on kids and voices.

@Imcmalo: So you say the midrange of the Gold is from a newer generation, better?