MA R852MD GOLD - Retrotech Audio - Vintage Audio

Go to content

Main menu:


Currently Sold

Monitor Audio Monitor
R852MD Gold
Quality British Monitors


Monitor Audio Monitor R852MD Gold

Quality British Monitors

Designed by Robin Marshall, founder of Epos, just before leaving Monitor Audio to launch the Epos brand name. The similarities are there to be seen: same tweeter, same cabinet bracing, same design of bass unit, albeit a bigger one than the ES14.

The cabinet construction, along with lovely real wood veneer is in another league - and was reflected in the price of the day with the Epos ES14’s selling for £299, while the MA852MD’s retailed at £369.


• System type: Sealed box [infinite baffle]
• Positioning: Stand/Bookshelf
• Tweeter: 19mm mylar dome
• Woofer: 150mm plastic coated, fibre cone bass/mid [high temperature 25mm voice coil, 10.000 gauss magnet, PVC surround with rubber surround
• Frequency response: 70Hz to 20kHz ± 4dB [anecohic measurement],  42Hz to 22kHz overall
• Crossover point: 3.5kHz [18dB/octave]
• Sensitivity: 98dB max at 1m,  20W for 96dB at 1m
• Recommended amp power: 15 -120 watts RMS
• Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
• Cabinet: Bass reflex, high density 17mm wall thickness with polyester filling and polyurethane foam absorption filling
• Manufactured: Circa 1988

You can see that these are fitted onto 20 inch metal stands. If shipping is required the enclosures will be removed from the stands and shipped alone. However….. Collect in person the sands will be included free of charge. Alternatively, pay the extra shipping and we will send you the stands for free.

Enclosure dimensions: 45cm high x 28cm deep x 25cm wide.


Payment accepted via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx - Expertly packed, tracked and insured.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


Linn, Quad, Tannoy, Revox, Arcam, Musical Fidelity, SME, Rogers, Spendor, Garrard, Leak, Thorens, KEF, Meridian, Lecson, Mission, Michell, Sudgen, Nakamichi, Radford, Armstrong, Bowers & Wilkins, Celestion, Exposure, Gale, IMF, Beard, Audio Innovations J.R., Etc…etc…

Back to content | Back to main menu