C-CAM® Bass Drivers
Refined over many years by Monitor Audio, Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is used as a driver cone material for all our speaker designs from the mid-market models up. Originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components, C-CAMs properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. C-CAM bass drivers are able to resist the bending distortion imposed by sudden and extreme bass excursions to reproduce very clean, deep and dynamic bass frequencies. Conventional cone materials are more likely to flex in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion.
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Monitor Audio has applied this principle in designing the CAM/RST cones for the GX and RX ranges. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), the GX mid and bass driver cones have been strengthened by a series of radial ribs; the RX driver cones by a pattern of dimples. Our simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cones surface.
- Pivoting C-CAM gold dome tweeter.
- C-CAM bass driver featuring Rigid Surface Technology (RST).
- High overall efficiency.
- High frequency level adjustment (+/-3dB).
- Boundary compensation controls.
- Our innovative Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes but provides three times the surface area and a better surface seal, maximising bass response and mid-range clarity.
- Magnetic and easily removable steel grille.
- Paint-able surface to blend with the living environment. Additional scrim material is provided for trouble free painting.
- Airtight enclosure design, which protects each precision-engineered driver system against the damaging ingress of dust and dirt.
||50 Hz - 25 kHz
|Power Handling (RMS)
|Recommended Amplifier Requirements
||30 - 120 W
||2.5 kHz @ 12dB / Octave
|Drive Unit Complement
||2-Way 8" C-CAM RST cone bass driver 1" C-CAM pivoting Gold Dome tweeter
||HF Level Switch (+3 dB / 0 dB / -3 dB) Boundary Compensation Switch
|Overall Diameter (Including Grille)
||309 mm (12 3/16 ")
|Overall Depth (Including Grille)
||187 mm (7 3/8 ")
|Cut-Out Hole Diameter
||274 mm (10 13/16 ")
||181 mm (7 1/8 ")
|Optional Square Grille - Outer Dimensions
||309 x 309 mm (12 3/16 ")
||3 position Tri-Grip dog leg fixings
||Mineral Filled ABS Plastic (RoHS2 Compliant)
||3.74 kg (8 lb 4 oz)
||Gold plated 'push' type terminals
||CB10 Pre-Construction Bracket (Light Brown)
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