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Monitor Audio Releases Climate Garden Series Outdoor Speaker/Sub System

Monitor's Climate Garden outdoor speaker series features the CLG-140 satellite speaker and the CLG-W12 subwoofer. Integrators can hook these components up in 70v/100v line arrays in outdoor spaces.


Monitor Audio Releases Climate Garden Series Outdoor Speaker/Sub System
Dealers can daisy chain as many as 12 CLG-140 satellite speakers with the CLG-W12 subwoofer. The system is expandable with more subs and satellite speakers.
Robert Archer · February 15, 2017

Monitor Audio's Climate Series of outdoor wall-mounted speakers have been around for a while, bringing high-performing, whole-house audio to outdoor spaces.

Augmenting its selection of outdoor audio products to provide dealers with more options, the British audio company has introduced its Climate Garden system.  

The U.K.-based manufacturer says its latest speaker system provides dealers with an in-ground/above ground subwoofer/satellite speaker combination that delivers mono or stereo sound to garden spaces of any size. 

Monitor Audio says the Climate Garden system includes the CLG-140 satellite speaker and CLG-W12 subwoofer.

The CLG-140 satellite speaker is a high-sensitivity speaker that is engineered to produce highly detailed midrange and high frequencies. It's built to withstand a variety of environmental conditions from extreme cold to scorching heat. The satellite speaker employs a cone-shaped cast-polymer enclosure that houses a proprietary 1-inch C-CAM gold-dome tweeter that is coaxially aligned with a 4-inch MMP II midrange driver. 

Monitor Audio says the satellite speaker's horn-shaped enclosure helps the speaker to project sound into free spaces. The speaker can be spiked with an optional spike or it can be mounted to trees, walls and other surfaces via an optional mounting bracket.

The passive CLG-W12 subwoofer features a bandpass configuration that includes a 12-inch C-CAM driver that resides in a waterproof polymer enclosure. Dealers can install the sub below or above ground, and Monitor points out that dealers can power the sub from a single amplifier that is capable of driving a 4-ohm load. 

Monitor notes the sub provides 70v/100v line options to enable cabling runs over 30 feet, and configurations that require multiple subwoofers. 

Elaborating on some installation options, Monitor says that setting an amplifier's crossover at 100Hz supports the sub/satellite combination's ability to deliver a smooth frequency response of 30Hz to 30kHz. 

The outdoor sub/sat duo are complemented with Crown Amplifiers' CDi series of two-channel amplifiers. Monitor says the CDi series of amplifiers produce accurate, uncolored sound with low distortion and advanced circuitry protection. The CDi series includes the CDi1000, which produces 500 watts of power, and the CDi200, which produces 800 watts of power. 



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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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