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Monitor Audio MR1 Bookshelf Speakers

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Monitor Audio MR1 Compact Bookshelf Speaker System

While retaining the compact dimensions of its BR1 predecessor, this reference compact monitor delivers superior bandwidth and improved linearity, so you hear more music with greater definition than ever before. Consisting of a single 5.5" MMP® II bass driver and 1" C-CAM® tweeter within a system optimised for genuine fidelity wherever you place it in the home.

  • 5.5” MMP®II bass/mid driver
  • 1” C-CAM gold dome tweeter
  • Rear ported
  • Black Oak or Walnut pearlescent vinyl finishes
  • Modelled on the hugely successful, award-winning Bronze Reference Series
  • Re-tuned, optimising every detail to re-define our meaning of entry-level
  • Equipped to compete with many more expensive offerings from rival brands and capable of jaw-dropping audio resolution in two-channel and multi-channel systems.

Monitor Audio MR1 Bookshelf Speakers

New C-CAM® tweeter

Advanced software simulation has allowed us to optimise the tweeter design bringing higher sensitivity and wider bandwidth to reveal the finest high frequency detail all the way up to 30kHz. We’ve developed a sophisticated new tweeter chamber with graduated damping which controls undesirable resonances for a smoother more accurate response.

New MMP® mid-range drivers

The MR mid-range driver incorporates the pointed phase dome utilised by our award-winning RS series speakers. Lending greater concentric rigidity to the voice-coil, this innovation greatly improves on and off-axis response in the critical midrange region for life-like timbre and voices. Shorter voice coils and more agile motor assemblies give the drivers an improved transient response and higher overall efficiency.

Improved cabinet and terminal panel design

The floor-standing MR4 and MR6 models have discrete internal chambers providing an optimised air-load for their bass and bass/mid-range drivers, giving improved efficiency and midrange clarity. A new high-quality terminal panel blends easy access with high-end functionality and appearance.

New MMP® bass drivers

Using a combination of detailed FEA analysis and improved material specification we’ve developed a new, stronger driver chassis together with a more precise motor system for greater accuracy and deeper, faster bass. The new chassis topology reduces unwanted rear reflections and the refined motor system allows the driver a far greater excursion without distortion. The drivers are individually designed and optimised for each MR loudspeaker.

New crossovers

Crossover design has been refined for each system using high quality components, skilfully arranged to reduce distortion for clean signal transfer. The new PCB layouts incorporating new laminated steel core inductors and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors keep signal paths as short as possible while isolating the components themselves from cross interaction and mutual coupling.

New finishes

A choice of rich Black Oak and a pearlescent vinyl finish in Walnut; so exceptional are the finishes that it is difficult to tell them apart from real wood veneers.

Frequency Response

55Hz - 30kHz

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

88 dB

Nominal Impedance

6 Ohms

Power Handling (RMS)

70 W

Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS)


Bass Alignment

Bass reflex - Rear ported

Drive Unit Compliment

1 x 5.5" MMP®II bass/mid-range 1 x 1" gold dome C-CAM® Tweeter

External Dimensions incl Plinth (H x W x D)

260 x 165 x 180 mm (10 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/16 inch)

Weight (each)

3.5 Kg (7.7 lbs)

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