How does the package sound? Well, I’m still in the “getting to know you” phase of the review process, but my first impressions are very favorable. Compared to previous Monitor Silver-series speakers I’ve heard, the new Silver RX models offer greater openness and detail (especially in the upper midrange and treble regions), a noticeably smoother and more relaxed (but certainly not dull or reticent) presentation overall, and tighter yet also more deeply extended bass. It will be interesting see how these initial impressions hold up (and/or evolve) as listening time accumulates. But based on a first listen, I think the Monitor Silver RX will be one of the strongest competitors in the hotly contested mid-priced surround speaker marketplace.
Watch for our upcoming review on AVguide.com.