Review Price £986.95
Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 AV
The Bronze BX2 AV package is made up of speakers from Monitor Audio’s entry-level Bronze BX range, which fuses technology from the company’s high-end RX and Platinum ranges with its highly-regarded Bronze BR design. With all this snazzy tech nestled inside, Monitor Audio reckons Bronze BX has the chops to outgun speakers not only in this price class but also more expensive rivals.
Like the amazing Apex system, which saw Monitor Audio at its no-holds-barred best, Bronze BX2 AV is another downsized 5.1 system that uses bookshelf speakers for the fronts, making them much easier to squeeze into your room than floorstanders. But if you fancy something a little bigger and more exuberant, then the Bronze BX range also includes a couple of floorstanding fronts, the BX5 and BX6.
The BX2 AV package comprises a pair of BX2s for the front channels, a BX Centre, a pair of BXFX dipole speakers for the rear channels and the BXW-10 active subwoofer. As we’ve come to expect from Monitor Audio, the build quality across the system is exceptional. Each unit is housed in a cabinet so robust and substantial that it could probably survive an explosion, which means you’re getting a lot of speaker for your money. The speakers are elegantly styled in a choice of four gorgeous-to-the-touch vinyl wood finishes, although we reckon the Walnut and Rosemah options are a little dowdy and old-fashioned – Black Oak and Natural Oak are far more contemporary and stylish.