Platinum PL500 II Awarded PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2016!
- The Absolute Sound
A big thank you goes out to Julie Mullins and The Absolute Sound, who not only gave us an incredible review on the Platinum PL500 II, but also saw fit to award the speaker with their prestigious 2016 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Award.
The January 2017 issue of The Absolute Sound contains all the details on the awards, along with their thoughts on the PL500 II itself:
"It's been said that big loudspeakers mean big problems. What's more, it's not hard to spend big bucks on big speakers, Happily, neither statement rings true of Monitor Audio's state-of-the-art flagship, the Platinum Series PL500 II. Tall, dark, and handsome, these three-way seven-driver towers impressed JM from the very first time she heard them-at last year's CES. The PL500 IIs really don't sound like any other Monitor Audios. In fact, in their warm, rich musicality, overall driving energy, and D'Appolito configuration, they are reminiscent of certain Raidhos (minus nearly another zero in the price). The esteemed UK-based company has been in business for more than four decades, and with Technical Director Dean Hartley on board, it's been enjoying a kind of R&D renaissance resulting in a plethora of proprietary new technologies. These innovations have paid off, as the PL500 IIs have proven infinitely enjoyable in their layers of depth and detail, delightful musicality, and overall coherence. They can also rock out and supply slam with the best of them. The PL500 IIs are not only high-energy, high-resolution transducers that boast beautiful sound, they also offer superb build-quality, advanced technologies, and value far exceeding their price. JM."
Check out the December issue of The Absolute Sound
to read Julie Mullins FULL review on the PL500 II!