The monitor audio PL 300 (7900 euros the pair) sounds, how she looks: totally round and unexcitedly with a fabulous earthy bass. MIDs and highs are extremely clean, but never superficial. Here is enjoyment in the first place.
- Speakers monitor audio PL 300
- Data sheet
The PL 300 is the largest model of the Platinum series of monitor audio and truly no transducer, you could hide inconspicuously. However, the live weight speaks of 49 kilograms, as also the truly impressive epidemics.
Indeed, the PL 300 is not more voluminous than about the ESP or the focal, it acts only burly, because she are less rises, but wider builds. Without the exemplary base of a highly absorbing high-tech material, there are less than 30 centimeters, including scaffolding even over 40.
Anyway, the British is an eye-catcher at its very best with their racy mix of lacquer and precious woods. The value impression of PL 300 is par with the focal and the ASW at the front of the peloton.
The impression of a devoted extensive construction at the monitor audio also applies to the acoustic ingredients, ranging from the sprawling WBT terminal via the flow-optimised bass reflex tubes to the four stabilizers, connect the front and back. The housing itself is put together from different materials, including finest bending plywood, always with the utmost neutrality target.
The tweeter achieved a huge bandwidth
The chassis of the PL 300 are all developments and therefore nowhere else to find. The three Conical chassis owe their silver color sandwich diaphragms with a layer of aluminum ceramics on a honeycomb frames made of Nomex. A cylinder-shaped, tapering towards the rear Chamber available, from the same material, which gives also the base minimum capital sound at the back is the midrange.
The English on their ribbon tweeters, whose Membran immediately live in contrast to canopy systems also based on a sandwich, with one for tweeters of this kind of unusual stiffness are particularly proud. Thanks to a mass of only 18 milligrams, the chassis should respond quickly and handle frequencies up to 100 kHz.
The monitor audio, sound images deeply from the bass cellar out to rebuild and to achieve so that grandeur, which bring only gigantic boxes or installations with optimally connected subwoofers is succeeded as if by magic.
The wealth was not bought with tonal weaknesses or lack of dynamic, where the PL 300 of all calmness despite a fascinatingly high level reached. ASW and focal, however, were driving forward a track, that audio monitor kept their roundness and sovereignty very successfully against.
Monitor audio PL 300
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance from 3 m, normal damped rooms from 30 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||3.4-V|
|Impedance minimum stp||4.1 ohms|
|Maximum volume upper value||114 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||114 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||36 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||28 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Hefty luxury three-way box with Ribbon tweeter and an elaborate internal structure with fine finish. Sound resembles a rock solid, perfectly dissolves.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||60|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 82|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in output||4 / 10|