High Performance All-Weather Solutions
Posted on April 03 2020
There is no environment beyond the reach of great sound
Among the diverse assortment of custom installation speakers offered by Monitor Audio are a collection of high performance, weather resistant audio solutions able to withstand the most extreme temperature and weather conditions. These solutions include the AWC Series, Vecta Series, Climate Series, and Climate Garden Series.
Each range features trickle down technology from Monitor Audio's award winning traditional box speakers, and offer unique features and benefits that reflect the high quality and engineering expertise Monitor Audio is renowned for.
Monitor Audio's AWC (All-Weather Custom) Series includes 4 in-wall / in-ceiling models that deliver big signature sound discreetly into garden, pool and marine areas, as well as many other outdoor environments.
Equipped with over 4 decades of award-winning speaker engineering, the AWC Series features C-CAM drivers and a stealthy flush-fitting design with a heightened level of protection against water, dust, corrosion, UV and extreme temperatures.
Benefits of the AWC Series
IP55 Rated - The IP55 rating along with the materials used allow the speaker to stand up to some of the toughest elements including: salt spray, water, humidity, vibration, UV exposure and extreme temperatures.
Stainless Steel Grilles & Mounting Screws - Extreme corrosion resistance suitable for use in the harshest conditions. No need to worry about the effects of the elements anymore. (Round or Square grilles)
Patented Tri-Grip Dog Leg Fixings - Utilizing three dog legs means you'll never be in a position where you can't land all three. Additionally, our oversized landing pads mean you're much less likely to create those ugly drywall dimples during final installation.
The ultimate combination of versatility, style, and performance.
The Vecta Series features two stylish, compact and versatile models with weather resistant properties. Cleverly combining architectural aesthetics with innovation and the high quality professional audio performance that Monitor Audio is renowned for, installers now have a solution with over 8 different installation configurations that can be used both inside and out.
Benefits of the Vecta Series
Incredible Versatility - Can be installed in various configurations, including on the wall, under eaves, in corners, and hanging from a ceiling in a full 360° setup.
Single Point Automatic Connection System - Simply drop the speaker in place and secure with a single screw using one of 3 available bracket options.
70/100V Line Level Option - The V240-LV model allows the system designer to consider multiple speakers in a system without worrying about impedance matching or losses where long cable runs are required.
Install Anywhere - Rated to IP55, Vecta features a high density ABS enclosure with rust proof grille, suitable for extreme environmental exposure and comes with a LIFETIME Warranty.
Monitor Audio's Climate Series includes 4 all-weather models that can be wall mounted in any combination while providing a wide and even dispersion of full range sound over large areas.
Each model includes a C-CAM driver and a 1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter (the CL60-T2 stereo model includes two tweeters). Additionally, low frequencies are augmented from an Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) in each cabinet. The Climate Series features paintable textured white or black finishes with weatherproof aluminum grilles.
"...the Monitor Audio CL80 is the best sounding outdoor speaker I've had the pleasure of listening to..."
- Suave Kajko, Canada HiFi
Benefits of the Climate Series
Robust Weather-Proof Construction - You can rely on Monitor Audio's meticulous engineering to protect the CL models from weather ingress. Their solid, sealed, high-density polypropylene enclosures are specially treated to resist moisture and the effects of prolonged UV exposure. Aluminum grilles and rugged brackets are equipped to prevent rust.
Installation Flexibility - Mounted at either end of each CL cabinet is a heavy-duty bracket designed for 175 degrees of horizontal or vertical rotation in small non-slip increments. Magnetic end-caps protect the bracket terminals top and bottom, and make the process of re-positioning easy. Once installed, a CL speaker can be directed precisely for the maximum musical effect. For added flexibility a supplied installation wedge advances the angle of rotation by a further 15 degrees to extend the choice of firing angles.
Extra Bass - Sound quality is further optimized for the open environment through the use of an additional sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) driver to enrich low frequencies with extra punch and penetration.
Climate Garden Series
The Climate Garden System is comprised of high performance, super discreet all weather satellite speakers and a subwoofer, using Monitor Audio's proprietary driver technology. Its ground level installation amongst shrubs and trees delivers a luxurious blend of unobtrusive aesthetics and natural full range audio in gardens of any size. 70/100 V line arrays of up to twelve satellites per subwoofer makes the Climate Garden System expandable with additional satellite and subwoofer sets according to garden area. Operating temperature range: -4° to 158° F / -20° to 70° C.
Benefits of the Climate Series
High Quality From The Ground Up - The satellite speakers are a robust high sensitivity design built to deliver richly detailed hi-quality mid/high frequencies. Engineered to withstand the most extreme temperatures and weather conditions, their rigid conical cast-polymer enclosure houses the company's signature 1" (25 mm) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter co-axially aligned with a 4" MMP (CLG140) or 6" MMP (CLG160) bass-mid driver. The horn-shaped housing provides excellent audio directivity in free air conditions when positioned close to the garden surface on a bracket/spike assembly, which neatly encapsulates and channels the connecting cable into the ground for a discreetly installed result.
Subterranean Bass - Optimized for discreet sub-surface installation, the CLG-W12 subwoofer's proprietary Monitor Audio band-pass design incorporates an internally loaded 12" C-CAM driver which sits in a waterproof rotationally-molded polymer enclosure buried below the garden surface - only the CLG-W12's domed output port is visible. From this domed port powerful, tight bass frequencies will join the clean mids and highs of the surrounding satellite speakers for punchy and articulate full-range garden sound.
Easy Daisy-Chain Installation - The CLG-W12 can be powered from a single amplifier channel at 4 ohms or with its 70/100 V line option recommended for cable runs over 10 m (30 ft.). System configurations are endless.
Here are some examples:
6 x CLG160s
1 x CLG-W12
1 x IA800-2C (Monitor Audio 800w amplifier)
CLG160 satellites on Left channel and CLG-W12 on Right channel.
12 x CLG140s
2 x CLG-W12s
1 x IA800-2C
Six CLG140 satellites and one CLG-W12 on Left channel, and the other 6 CLG140 satellites and CLG-W12 on the Right channel.
Up to 12 CLG satellites and one subwoofer can be used per channel. System expansion to larger garden spaces simply involves the addition of amplifier channels, subwoofers and satellites.