Monitor Audio Studio 89 Standmount Speakers Launched

Posted on 2nd July, 2024

Monitor Audio Studio 89 Standmount Speakers Launched

The new Studio 89 speakers from Monitor Audio leverage Hyphn's Transparent Design Philosophy.

Monitor Audio's Studio 89 has been named after the British brand's famed Studio model, the Studio 15. Introduced in 1989 as a two-way standmounter, the Studio 15 combined a glossy black finish with gold-anodised drivers, which is now proudly worn by the Studio 89.

The high-gloss black cabinet and gold driver not only pay homage to the 80s speaker's aesthetic but also separate the Studio 89 from the rest of Monitor Audio's offerings, as this finish option stands alone for the new model.

However, does it sound as good as it looks? If you want, you can skip to our review of Studio 89 and find out now.

The Studio 89 is actually smaller than the Studio 15. It features the company's latest MPD (Micro-Pleated Diaphragm) tweeter, topped and tailed by two of Monitor Audio's RDT (Rigid-Diaphragm Technology) mid/bass drivers. The cones comprise three ultra-thin layers—a C-CAM (ceramic-coated aluminium magnesium) outer skin sitting over a Nomex honeycomb central core and an underside skin of woven carbon fibre. Monitor Audio says this makeup is ideally lightweight and strong.

Monitor Audio says the crossovers have undergone “hours of listening and part selection” by its engineering team to make the most of this driver complement. Meanwhile, the rigidly structured cabinet features an 18mm thick front baffle and 15mm side walls with a pair of slot ports to the rear panel. The drivers also benefit from through-bolt bracing to optimise performance.

The Studio 89 are available now priced at $3999 RRP. Optional speaker stands are also available.

Check out our Studio 89 Review now.

Visit Monitor Audio for more information

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