The reasons to give the Gold 200s strong consideration are numerous, with their naturalistic and even-handed approach high among them. The reasons to dismiss them are few, and are more to do with personal preference than any tangible Monitor Audio shortcoming – if you personal preference is towards an over-caffeinated, up-and-at-’em presentation, for example, you’ll likely find the Gold 200s a little too refined. If you crave a super-wide presentation above all other sonic talents, they’re not for you either.
For everyone else, though (everyone who’s in possession of an appropriate system, an appropriate listening space and the appropriate funds, at least), these are a very diverting option. Diverting-going-on-compelling, in fact.
Type: Three-way, four-driver floorstander with ported bass reflex enclosure
Driver complement: 1 ×MPD transducer, 1 ×63mm C-CAM midrange, 2 ×165mm RDT II bass
Frequency response: 35Hz–50kHz
Crossover frequencies: LF/MF 650Hz; MF/HF 3.5kHz
Impedance (ohms): 4 (nominal)
Sensitivity (dB/w/m): 88
Dimensions (hwd, cm): 99.7 ×28.3 ×38.8
Weight (kg): 21.9
Finishes: Piano Gloss Black; Piano Ebony; Satin White; Dark Walnut
Price: £2,900 per pair
Manufacturer: Monitor Audio
Tel: +44(0)1268 740580