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Monitor Audio Platinum Black Gloss PL500 II Speakers
Monitor Audio Platinum Black Gloss PL500 II Speakers 0
Monitor Audio Platinum Black Gloss PL500 II Speakers 1
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Monitor Audio Platinum Black Gloss PL500 II Speakers

Model #: P500B
Monitor Audio
At a Glance
Measured against its peers, there is no finer audio ambassador than the majestic PL500 II.
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Here you’ll discover the essence of Platinum II engineering: silken layers of the finest high frequency definition suspended on an explicit midrange, seamlessly underpinned by a deep, clean and responsive bass foundation. More than ever the sound has a physical authority, conveying the ‘live’ character of instruments, voices and atmospheres as if they had materialised three-dimensionally in the air around you.

This is fidelity in the raw, magnificent in stature, seductive for its rhythmic subtlety and utterly captivating in the sheer magnitude of its dynamic impact. Our most sophisticated system of no fewer than four 8" RDT II bass drivers, twin 4" RDT II mid-range drivers and MPD Transducer will render the entire harmonic sweep of every work with pin sharp timing and accuracy. Your music and film sound alive, immersive and uncompromised.


  • 4 x 8" RDT II long throw bass drivers
  • 2 x 4" RDT II mid-range drivers
  • MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer designed specifically for Platinum II
  • 4 x HiVe II ports
  • Patented 'DCF' (Dynamic Coupling Filter) mechanism for more natural sound
  • Bespoke speaker terminals and footings
  • Underhung, edge-wound voice coils: greater driver efficiency and lifelike dynamics, less distortion
  • Bolt through drivers: clearer sound and cleaner aesthetics
  • Anti-Resonance Composite (ARC) mid-range housings and baffle components: reduced cabinet vibration, purer sound quality
  • TLE (Tapered Line Enclosure) sealed internal enclosure for mid-range drivers: greater sound accuracy and reduced cabinet vibration
  • Hand-upholstered front baffle: the very highest quality Inglestone leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead
  • Individual driver grilles
  • Finish options: Santos Rosewood or Ebony natural wood veneers with clear gloss piano lacquer, or Piano black gloss lacquer
  • This product is now available to use with home theatre design software, The CEDIA Designer.

Additional Specifications

System Format3 Way – 7 Driver
Frequency Response (-6 dB - IEC 268-13)22 Hz – 100 kHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M)91 dB
Maximum SPL120 dBA (pair)
Nominal Impedance4 ohms (4.2 ohms min. @ 120 Hz)
Power Handling (RMS)400 W
Recommended Amplifier Requirements150 – 400 W
Cabinet DesignFour HiVe II ports, Sealed mid-range TLE enclosure
Drive Unit Complement4 x 8" RDT II long-throw bass drivers, 2 x 4" RDT II mid-range driver, 1 x MPD high frequency transducer
Crossover FrequencyMF/HF: 3.6 kHz, LF/MF: 460 Hz
External Dimensions (Including Plinth and Terminals) (H x W x D))1802.8 x 503.61 x 625.24 mm (71 x 19 13/16 x 24 5/8")
External Dimensions (Including Feet and Spikes (H x W x D))1848.1 x 503.61 x 625.24 mm (72 3/4 x 19 13/16 x 24 5/8")
Weight (each)99.1 kg (218 lb 7 oz)

Misc. Specs

Color Finish NamePlatinum Black Gloss
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year
RMS Power Handling (Watts)400
Impedance4 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling (Watts)400
Number of Speakers2
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