A Beautiful Choice for Discerning High-End Home Listening Environments
Monterey is a beautifully-designed, master quality,
highly efficient, distortion-free loudspeaker that comes from the mind
of 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. His hearing capabilities enables our engineers to translate
every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what
is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design
Monterey incorporates an integrated two-way dual-horn
system with a 1” HF and 8” MF drivers, mechanically time-aligned with
twin 12” sub-bass drivers per channel. The system delivers
accurately-matched and detailed imaging with our unusually wide
signature 100×40-degree horizontal and vertical dispersion, yielding a
massive sweet-spot across a broad area of the listening environment. The
consistency of Monterey’s stereo image, even at the far corners of the
room, is due to the highly-consistent directivity response of this
unique and powerful speaker system.
Monterey allows the listener to move nearly anywhere
in the room and hear the same natural, open and accurate image. Its
highly-refined reflex design incorporates our acclaimed midrange and
high frequency balanced design. We braced the loudspeaker’s interior,
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.
Our HF driver is encased in ferrofluid, yielding
increased power handling capacity and dampening resonance in the dome
for a silkier, natural sound. The MF driver is based on a
geometrically-reinforced aluminum cone with a vented, cast-aluminum
chassis, yielding optimum strength and low compression. Our LF driver
delivers tight, accurate bass that you can feel. All component parts for
Monterey are chosen through rigorous listening trials.
As with every Ocean Way Audio speaker, Monterey has
our signature pinpoint imaging, clear definition, sonic delicacy and
shocking dynamics that make it the ideal loudspeaker for everything from
a whisper to shattering crescendo. Listen to the thrilling sound
qualities of Monterey, and sense the beauty of music.