The Monitor Audio Silver Series subwoofer delivers seismic bass right down to 22 Hz using a powerful, long throw 12-inch driver.
The Silver W-12’s over-specified driver assembly employs a hugely powerful magnet system and massive voice coil to deliver immense power from the compact sealed cabinet. A heavy-duty diecast basket not only holds the massive system rigidly together, but also assists thermal sinking to keep the driver cool.
For the Silver W-12 subwoofer Monitor Audio specified a 500-watt Class-D amplifier and power-supply module from highly-regarded amplifier specialist Hypex; this provides incredible headroom and utilises advanced switch-mode power conversion techniques. A powerful DSP has been employed to deliver the best performance and filter characteristics, while running the unique APC (Automatic Position Correction) system. The APC is a completely in-house development, designed to automatically correct for room modes. It uses a microphone and test tones to calculate detrimental room modes and correct frequency response, optimising it for the room and position. This is a simple and quick automated process that is a complete revelation to the installer and ensures the user can enjoy the subwoofer quality without positioning restrictions.
At the heart of the Silver W-12 lies a sophisticated 32-bit micro-controller, monitoring performance thousands of times per second, ensuring the system can deliver the best possible bass. It will never become over-driven or distorted, even at maximum power.
- Ultra long-throw 12-inch driver featuring ‘dished’ C-CAM cone
- Triple suspension for ultimate linearity ensuring control at high power and excursions
- Oversized black anodised 3-inch voice coil which provides high power-handling and low distortion
- Powerful 500 W RMS Class-D amplifier with switching power supply provides instantaneous delivery of high current when required
- DSP processing with all control features and crossover performed digitally
- Automatic Position Correction plus automatic room setup feature using microphone for simple system optimisation
- USB for firmware updates
- Three preset EQ mode settings (Music, Movie, Impact)
|Lower Frequency Limit||20 Hz (Typical IEC Room)|
|Upper Frequency Limit||40 – 120 Hz Variable|
|Low Pass Filter Alignment||Active 4th Order 24 db/Octave|
|Amplifier Output||500 W Continuous|
|Amplifier Classification||Class D Amplifier with Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPSU)|
|Bass EQ Profiles||1: Movie, 2: Music, 3: Impact|
|Phase Control||0 & 180 degrees|
|Auto Sensing||Line Level >2 mV|
|Input Level Requirements||Standby After 20 Minutes if no Signal Sensed|
|Drive Unit||1 x 12" C-CAM Subwoofer Driver Featuring Triple Suspension and 3" Long Throw Voice Coil|
|Trigger Input||5 – 12 V via 3.5 mm Mono Mini-Jack Socket|
|Cabinet Dimensions (Excluding Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))||340 x 340 x 380 mm (13 3/8" x 13 3/8" x 14 15/16”)|
|Dimensions (Including Grille, Amp and Feet (H x W x D))||370 x 340 x 410 mm (14 9/16" x 13 3/8" x 16 1/8”)|
|Mains Input Voltage||110 – 120 VAC / 220 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz (Electronically Auto Selected)|
|Power Consumption||400 W / 0.5 W in Standby (ErP Approved)|
|Weight||20.1 kg (44 lb 5 oz)|
|Sold As||Single Unit|
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