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Monitor Audio CP-IW460X In-Wall Speaker

The luxury CP-IW460X in-wall speaker combines Monitor Audio’s latest drivers in compact three-way, five-driver configurations, built into closed-box designs to deliver optimum audio performance.

SKU
CPIW460X
£1,429.00

The CP-IW460X features Monitor Audio’s signature C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) cone material with RST® (Rigid Surface Technology) deployed in dual 6.5” bass drivers and twin 4” mids astride a high frequency, air motion ribbon tweeter in a symmetrical ‘B-M-T-M-B’ configuration. All within a cast polymer cabinet with die-cast Aluminium baffle.

Technology

  • Dual 6.5” C-CAM® bass drivers featuring RST® ‘dimpled’ cone technology
  • Die-cast alloy bass driver chassis provides rigidity; results in punch bass and clean mid-range performance due to reduced transfer of vibrations
  • Dual 4” C-CAM mid-range drivers featuring RST ‘dimpled’ cone and underhung voice coil technologies
  • C-CAM Ribbon High Frequency transducer
  • Innovative HF rotating system to facilitate portrait or landscape orientation
  • Integrated back-box to provide rear sound isolation resulting in ‘controlled performance’
  • Cast Polymer enclosure – designed to provide high degree of rigidity and acoustic damping properties
  • High overall efficiency and maximum SPL for powerful home theatre installations
  • High power handling
  • Three-way design in a symmetrical ‘B-M-T-M-B’ configuration
  • High-end crossover design – featuring low loss inductors and audiophile grade Polypropylene capacitors
  • Patented Tri-Grip® fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping systems providing three times the surface area and improved sealing
  • Trim-less, low profile magnetic grilles provide attractive, discreet visual aspect and easy installation and servicing
  • Paintable grille to blend with the living environment


C-CAM Drivers
Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminium/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material.

Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.

Magnetic Grille Fixing
Ultra-powerful Neodymium magnets hold the speaker grilles in place, allowing for easier installation and access. In-ceiling models offer the opportunity to use square and circular grilles for the ideal aesthetic result.

Tri-Grip Dog Fixings
All models feature a unique Tri-Grip fixing design. This 3-position 'dog' style fixing provides a greater contact surface area than other types, whilst saving installation time. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough re-enforced polymer, giving a secure fixing without the risk of over-tightening.

Ribbon Transducer
Monitor Audio's proprietary ribbon tweeter design uses an ultra-thin sandwich of C-CAM® alloy suspended in a powerful transverse magnetic field of high energy NeFeB rare earth magnets. The ribbon serves as both voice coil and radiating diaphragm, with every part of the ribbon driven directly and simultaneously without energy storage. Having a mass of just 18mg, its diaphragm is able to start and stop in an instant, producing a transient response capable of defining the leading edge and natural harmonic resonance of complex musical sounds. Specified to reach ultra-high frequencies up to an elusive 100 kHz, Platinum’s magical ribbon tweeter will reproduce with ease every last nuance and detail from vinyl, CD, DVD-A and SACD, together with the wider bandwidth of Blu-ray.

RST
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Monitor Audio has applied this principle in designing the CAM/RST cones for the GX and RX ranges. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), the GX mid and bass driver cones have been strengthened by a series of radial ribs; the RX driver cones by a pattern of dimples. Our simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.

Monitor Audio CP-IW460X Specifications
Frequency Response 50Hz - 60KHz sealed (-6dB typical in room response)
Impedance (Nominal)
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 89dB
Maximum SPL (@1M.Installed/in room) 113.8 dBA
Power Handling (RMS) 150W
Recommended Amp Requirements 60-150w
Crossover Frequency / Slope L.F - 500Hz @ 12dB / Octave
M.F - 500Hz @ 12dB / Octave
H.F. - 3KHz @ 18dB / Octave
Drive Unit Complement 2 x 6.5" C-CAM Bass drivers with RST cone technology
2 x 4" C-CAM Mid range drivers with RST cone technology
1 x C-CAM H.F. ribbon transducer
Adjustment Control Boundary Compensation (On/Off) MF Level: +1/0/-1 (dB) HF Level: +1/0/-1 (dB)
Overall Dimensions (including grille - H x W) 907 x 257mm (35 3/4" x 10 1/8")
Overall Depth (including grille) 102mm (4")
Cut Out Dimensions (H x W) 880 x 230 mm (34 21/32" x 9")
Mounting Depth 96mm (3 3/4")
Fixing Type 10 x Tri-Grip Dog Leg Fixings
Construction Material Cast Polymer enclosure with die-cast Aluminium baffle (RoHS2 Compliant)
Weight 12.98 kg (28 lb, 6 oz)