Monitor Audio revamps Radius speaker line

New eight-strong range includes slim-line centre channel and soundbar

British audio brand Monitor Audio has today announced details of its new Radius speaker range, due for release in September.

The compact 'lifestyle' cabinets, first launched 10 years ago, have been revamped to include all-metal drivers for both midbass and tweeter units.

Alongside overhauled Radius 45, 90 and 270 designs, the new eight-strong line-up includes slimmed-down (to 65mm depth) versions of the 225 centre speaker and Radius One soundbar (pictured below), together with a new Radius 200 centre channel speaker and two compact active subwoofers, the Radius 380 and Radius 390.

As with the previous Radius range, pricing is on the affordable side, begining at £200 for a pair of the Radius 45, upto £700-per-pair for the Radius 270 floorstander and £600 for the Radius 390 subwoofer.

'The trademark Radius blend of great sound and a space-efficient design has been further refined to incorporate all metal drivers and new models fashioned for the demands of today’s style-conscious audio fans,' says the brand.

C-CAM bass drivers are now used throughout, with the concave cone profiles first seen on Monitor Audio's high-end Platinum and Gold GX speakers. These are joined by new 1in C-CAM tweeters, which, says MA, have been designed to offer an improved crossover with the bass driver for a 'smoother, more natural' sound.

The two new subwoofers feature newly-developed dual-driver systems, using side-firing active and passive ABR C-CAM drivers. These are 8in on the 380 and 10in on the 390, and all are colour-coded to match the white, black or darkwood cabinet finishes. Settings include impact, music and movie EQ presets.

The full pricing of the new Monitor Audio Radius system is as follows:

Radius 45 super-compact speaker cube, £200 pair
Radius 90 compact 2-way monitor, £350 pair; 

Radius 200 compact centre channel speaker, £200 each; 
Radius 225 compact LCR, £275 each; 
Radius 270 compact floorstander, £700 pair; 

Radius ONE compact soundbar, £500 each; 
Radius 380 compact subwoofer, £500 each; 
Radius 390 compact subwoofer, £600 each