Apex - The finest expression of satellite speaker style and performance - most advanced tecnologies and engineering concentrated for luxurious applications.
If you’re seeking high quality and performance with aesthetics to match the coolest of contemporary interiors, then Apex is your answer. Meticulously crafted using the experience of over three decades of loudspeaker design, Apex is a statement of imagination and minimalist styling for those who desire great sound and the space to enjoy it.
For Apex, Monitor Audio have concentrated the awesome firepower of their finest driver technologies into beautifully compact enclosures of reassuringly solid die-cast aluminium, coated in several layers of high-gloss piano lacquer. The most demanding home theatre and music enthusiasts will discover brilliantly dynamic sound, rich with pulsating rhythms and lightening fast natural detail at a resolution way beyond the limits of the latest HD digital media. Those inspired by cutting-edge styling will appreciate the ravishingly austere simplicity of the Apex design and the lifestyle versatility of its compact satellite and subwoofer combinations. Apex is very serious audio jewellery.
As capable with music as it is with home theatre sound, the beautifully bijou A10 punches like a heavyweight, expertly blending sky-wide high frequencies with a natural blast of delicious mid-range detail coupled to a depth of bass that simply defies the A10’s svelte dimensions. Its rigid die-cast alloy cabinet, piano- lacquered to a polished perfection imparts a sense of superior quality, and when teamed with a matching A40 at the centre and the awesome AW-12, the A10 completes a surround sound system unrivalled in its ability to combine the essential force of music and film sound and the power of de-rigueur design in a single fabulous statement.
Gold Dome C-CAM
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), bass driver cones have been strengthened by a pattern of dimples. Simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
HiVE II Port Technology
A new type of port technology which uses a straight rifled design to accelerate air flow and reduce turbulence. HiVe II technology has the ability to move air in and out much quicker than a conventional port, the result is fast powerful bass coupled with superior transient response.
Reassuringly robust shallow-profile bracket systems have been engineered for optimum flexibility and ease of use. The adjustment of a single screw provides full pivoting action, allowing the speaker to be directed with great precision. Die- cast or machined from heavy duty aluminium alloy, the Apex bracket systems provide the ultimate in stability whilst offering the flexibility of wall, ceiling or table top mounting.
Apex is Monitor Audio at its most creative. The distilled the essence of the finest full-size speakers into a scintillatingly ergonomic design, perfected for the priorities of contemporary living. The latest FEA analysis has been used to shrink the speaker without compromising its performance, simulating and fine-tuning the drivers and enclosure of each Apex model, so that you enjoy the explosive sound and precise imaging of a large Monitor Audio system, from a much smaller one.