Introducing Monterey, Our New Flagship High-Fidelity Loudspeaker

By May 5, 2017OWA News
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BURBANK, CA (May 4, 2017) – Expanding their line of acclaimed loudspeakers for high-fidelity listening environments, Ocean Way Audio has announced Monterey, a highly-efficient 3-way speaker with a dual/hybrid waveguide system.

“We’re tremendously proud of Monterey,” says Ocean Way Audio founder and CEO Allen Sides. “This is a system that delivers accurately-matched and detailed imaging with an unusually wide horizontal and vertical dispersion, yielding a massive sweet-spot across a broad area of the listening environment. Even from the far corners of the room, you’ll get a highly consistent listening experience. The Monterey has virtually unlimited dynamic range with phenomenally low distortion, an extremely important trait that’s critical for accurate sonic reproduction, and completely missing from most audiophile loudspeakers.”

“Monterey represents one of the finest loudspeakers ever created for the experience of listening to music in the way it was meant to be heard,” adds Rick Plushner, Ocean Way Audio president. “It’s the ultimate combination of detail and power.”

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Monterey with its grille removed to show the twin 12″ LF drivers.

Ocean Way Audio Monterey was designed by five-time Grammy® Award-winning engineer, producer, and recording studio designer Allen Sides. Many of the thousands of recordings created by Mr. Sides have become audiophile classics. He has worked with a list of the most respected and popular musical artists of the last 30 years. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides’ studios have sold hundreds of millions of copies.

Monterey offers a proprietary three-way geometrically-complex, stone casted dual/hybrid waveguide system. The system delivers a very wide (100-degree horizontal × 40-degree vertical) dispersion with highly-consistent directivity response. The speakers incorporate an integrated two-way dual-horn system with a 1” high-frequency and 8” mid-frequency driver, mechanically time-aligned with twin 12” sub-bass drivers per channel. Their frequency response at 20Hz to 25 kHz surpasses the limits of standard human hearing.

Monterey’s design incorporates internal bracing, minimizing cabinet flexing and reducing baffle reflection, resulting in minimum low frequency resonance. The cabinet’s sleek, contemporary design beautifully maintains time alignment. The system is driven by twin analog amplifiers with an option for bi-wiring. Monterey is available in many custom finishes, from piano high gloss to fine woods.

Visit the Monterey detail page for more information and complete specifications.

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