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Monitor Audio Apex A40 Centre Speaker (Single)

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The supremely versatile A40 can be used vertically or horizontally to provide electrifying audio realism characterised by soaring dynamics and low distortion. Equipped with twin Apex bass drivers, the A40 excels at low frequency depth and mid-band evenness over a wide listening area. It radiates with the full force of a single 200mm (8”) bass driver, but has the advantage of superior power handling and
a wonderfully smooth audio consistency.

What’s more, the single bolt fixings for its drivers give the longer A40 cabinet an especially rigid structure, banishing any hint of boxy colouration, especially from on-wall positions. The A40’s slender profile and glossy lacquer finishes make it a match for super-thin video displays: its beautifully engineered bracket not only allows for forward and backward adjustment to align the speaker with the front of the screen but also allows the A40 to tilt 22.5º upwards and downwards for optimum setup.

Perfect for high quality sound where space is at a premium, and captivating when teamed with the explosive AW-12 Subwoofer in a 5.1 channel configuration, the A40 will deliver simply breathtaking audio.

Technology

  • Included bracket allows for forward and backward adjustment plus a 22.5º tilt upwards and downwards for optimum setup.
  • Can be used vertically or horizontally, as a centre or surround channel
  • 2 x 5 1/2" C-CAM mid/bass driver with RST technology
  • 1" Gold C-CAM Tweeter
  • HiVe II port technology delivers smoother airflow for better transient response and tighter bass
  • Magnetic Grilles; for the sleekest effect there are no visible fixings
  • Rigid die-cast alloy cabinet
  • Finished in luxurious metallic black high gloss or metallic pearl white high gloss

Apex widens the experience of sound

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 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, we’ve concentrated the awesome fire-power of our 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 a ‘flagship’ range of versatile compact speakers, which blends elite styling with the advanced technologies of our award-winning speakers.

The cabinets are made from rigid die-cast aluminium coated in a sumptuous black metallic or pearl white metallic high gloss lacquer. The C-CAM bass driver, which has been engineered exclusively for Apex, uses high performance RST dimpled cone geometry for added rigidity. Drivers are secured to the cabinet using a single central through-bolt fixing, which acts as a cabinet brace to reduce resonance.

Innovative high quality metal wall brackets supplied with the A10 and A40 are custom designed to make installation quick, easy and secure. When installed, the speaker can be tilted precisely for the best stereo or surround sound imaging. A stylish, internally pre-wired floor stand for the A10 is also available.

Due to its precision-engineered voicing, the Apex range can be mixed in any combination to match room size, shape and acoustics, delivering the audio range and quality of much larger hi fi speakers in an extremely stylish and space-friendly way.

Inside Apex

Apex is Monitor Audio at its most creative. We’ve distilled the essence of our finest full-size speakers into a scintillatingly ergonomic design, perfected for the priorities of contemporary living. We’ve used FEA analysis to shrink the speaker without compromising its performance, simulating and finetuning 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.

We’ve succeeded by custom-engineering a C-CAM driver exclusively for the Apex design, complete with the high performance RST dimpled cone geometry. The 140 mm (51/2”) Apex cone is suspended on a rigid die-cast aluminium chassis and driven by an over-sized motor system featuring a high power voice coil and vented cooling. Paired with the bass driver is a minted 25 mm (1”) C-CAM Gold dome tweeter, FEA-tuned to reach beyond 35 kHz: way above the response of Blu-ray and HD audio formats. Following the design of our multi-award winning Silver RX speakers, the drivers are fixed to the back of the fabulously inert Apex enclosure on a single through-bolt, allowing them to ‘float’ free of the baffle, thus eliminating a source of distortion common to ordinary speakers. The bolt acts as a cabinet brace as well, making the entire structure even more resistant to unwanted vibration. Another Platinum Series innovation, the HiVe II port design, has been introduced to facilitate a more rapid movement of air through the Apex enclosure for life-like bass speed and punch.

All the elements of the Apex design have been choreographed by Monitor Audio to operate with complete precision for a stunning audio result. And we’ve verified our FEA analysis with plenty of real-world listening to confirm the simple truth: Apex widens the experience of sound with stratospheric highs, the most revealing mid band and the deepest bass contours. It plays louder with lower distortion than rival designs. Apex is a class apart.

Outside Apex

A compact acoustic design of this quality demands similarly imaginative looks. The rounded die-cast aluminium Apex enclosures are complemented by stylish magnetic grilles with no visible fixings for the sleekest effect.

The cabinets, offered in a sumptuous metallic black or pearl white high gloss piano lacquer and finished with brushed metal alloy side trims, simply ooze sophistication.

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.

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