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Old 03-11-2021, 10:34 AM
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I have heard the PL-200II, PL-300II and PL-500II several times at my local dealer here in Lisbon.
They are incredible speakers. When I upgraded from Golds, I went for the PL-200II. They are just beautiful, powerful, dynamic and really revealing. They have wonderful bass response and I find them somewhat less muddier than the PL-300.
In my case I'm feeding them with a Plinius Hautonga integrated amplifier and my main source is a Cambrigde Audio 851N streamer highly modified. In the next months I'm going for an Esoteric K-07Xs with an external clock. The combo is just brutal.
I really like MA. They are really wonderful speakers for the price tag, when it comes to sound and finish quality.
Greeting to all!
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Old 07-01-2022, 05:38 AM
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Seeing quite a few dealers putting their demo pairs up for sale, maybe an Series III is in the works.
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:48 PM
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Seeing quite a few dealers putting their demo pairs up for sale, maybe an Series III is in the works.
Seems plausible since their lower models were recently updated, I think.

If you didn't see the flagship they demo'd at Munich 2022, look it up. It's ummm... UNIQUE!
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Old 07-02-2022, 09:05 AM
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If you didn't see the flagship they demo'd at Munich 2022, look it up. It's ummm... UNIQUE!
Wow!

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Old 11-11-2022, 05:17 AM
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The Monitor Audio PL-500II no longer appears on Monitor Audioís website, suggesting theyíve been discontinued.

Their TOTL speakers now seems to be the Monitor Audio Platinum 300 3G, which got a recent rave review in Hi-Fi+. https://hifiplus.com/?r3d=issue-214-...eid=75a817e7c5

One thing that stood out (to me) were the reviewerís comments about how great the speaker sounded at lower volume levels as well as sounding superb at normal to high listening levels. He wrote, If you want a complete, explicit account of your music without being bludgeoned by it, itís easily available here.

Iím interested enough that Iíll make the 10 to 12 hour drive to Philadelphia or Atlanta (I live in the isolated back woods of Appalachia) to listen to them when the dealers have them in stock.

Pricing is £11,500 / Ä14,000​ / $15,500​ pair. My wife and I are planning a trip to London in the Spring and if the exchange rate continues to be favourable Iíll likely purchase them in the UK and have them shipped back, a savings of about $5,000 at todayís exchange rates. In past trips I purchased a pair of B&W DM3000ís when the pound was at parity with the dollar, and on subsequent trips a Michell GyroDec (no US distributor at the time) and a Rega tone arm. The GyroDec was significantly easier and faster to assemble than the numerous Linnís I sold when I was at university and worked in a high end store.

I look forward to comments about the new Platinum 300Gís from the members in this forum
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