With the Monitor Reference series, Magnat is introducing new loudspeakers – the three models in the line look like active speakers, but strictly speaking they are not: An amplifier is on board, but the crossover is behind it in terms of circuitry, and the left loudspeaker does not Electronics and is connected to the right masterbox via a loudspeaker cable.
The three-digit pair prices of the Monitor Reference loudspeakers appear down-to-earth, but the list of features reads quite impressive.
Magnat Monitor Reference – interfaces & technology
The series consists of two compact speakers and a floorstanding speaker. All three models can be used in different ways. The Bluetooth receiver (aptX Low Latency) is ideal for wireless playback. Wired digital (HDMI ARC and Toslink) and analog feeds are also possible: For the latter, a 3.5 mm aux stereo jack and a cinch input are available, which can be switched from the high level input to the phono MM input using a slide switch can be made.
The loudspeakers differ in size, driver equipment and the power of the built-in amplifiers. The smallest Magnat Monitor Reference 2A comes as a two-way system with a 125 mm bass-midrange driver, 25 mm dome tweeter and an amplifier output of 2 x 35 watts (RMS). The Magnat Monitor Reference 3A, on the other hand, is equipped with a larger bass-midrange speaker (170 mm), the amplifier output is 2 x 40 watts RMS. The standing model Monitor Reference 5A comes as a two-and-a-half-way system with two 170 mm chassis for the low-mid range and an amplifier output of 2 x 60 watts RMS. The amplifiers are efficient class D amps.
A remote control for input selection and volume control is included with all models.
- Magnat Monitor Reference 2A: 399 euros
- Magnat Monitor Reference 3A: 499 euros
- Magnat Monitor Reference 5A: 799 euros