Slated for delivery in the spring, the MASS Surround Sound package appears to be an update of the MASS 5.1 speaker system that made Sound & Vision’s Top Pick list in 2013.
The system comprises five satellite cubes and a matching subwoofer, each covered in an acoustically transparent custom-weave cloth unique to Monitor Audio. Pricing was not announced but we do know that the stands shown in the photo are optional.
Each satellite houses a 3.5-inch midbass driver, featuring the company’s MMP II metal matrix polymer cone technology, and a 0.75-inch soft-dome tweeter in a fiber-reinforced cube measuring 6 x 5 x 5 inches (H x W x D). The satellites are tuned for “wide dispersion and optimal integration” with the companion subwoofer. Integral hardware accommodates stand or wall mounting.
The MASS Subwoofer combines an 8-inch long-throw MMP II cone woofer and 120-watt Class D amplifier with digital processing in a sealed cabinet measuring 14 x 12.5 x 13.75 inches (H x W x D). The cabinet is braced and made of sturdy 0.6-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) with a 0.7-inch-thick baffle. Listeners can choose between three presets modes: Music, Movie, and Impact.
Two finish options are available: blue/black or gray/white cloth. The system is covered by a 5-year warranty.
For more information, visit monitoraudio.com.