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Make Your System Truly Seismic
For its success a multi-channel film sound mix relies on the profound structural underlay of a properly designed subwoofer. Not only can a high quality powered sub dredge frighteningly deep and dramatic frequencies from the mix, especially from HD audio soundtracks, it also adds a holistic solidity to the sound, helping you to suspend your disbelief.
And speaking of disbelief, your jaw may hit the floor when you experience the amount of powerful low bass that's produced by the surprisingly compact Silver RXW-12 sub. As Monitor Audio puts it, "The RXW-12 is equipped by our engineers to turn your system truly seismic."
Using the latest switch mode power conversion techniques, the RXW-12's new 500 watt RMS (1000-watt peak power) 'Class D' amplifier provides enough power to control with brutal efficiency a newly designed, 12" C-CAM driver, which is equipped with a double stack (two magnet) motor system and a massive 3" voice coil.
The RXW-12s rigid, sealed 1 MDF enclosure is front-loaded because it promotes the fastest, deepest bass down to 20 Hz and also for ease of installation. Wherever you place it, top mounted controls are provided for convenient parameter adjustment. For added convenience, a 12V trigger provides power syncing with your AV receiver.
Two Equalization Presets
The EQ 1 setting will provide the best overall transient response and power output. This setting will provide a maximally flat response suitable for music or music video. Frequency roll off starts at 27 Hz.
The EQ 2 setting should be used when an emphasis in the low frequency is required. An additional boost of 4dB will be provided at 21Hz to give impact essential for action movies. You can toggle between the EQ1 and EQ2 to test which one is best suited to your environment. This is done by pressing the buttons located on the control panel.
Rear panel controls include Crossover Frequency Control, Low Pass Filter Switch, Phase Control Switch, Power Mode Switch (On-Auto-Off), and 12 V Trigger Input. On top of the sub you'll find a Volume Control (for fine tuning the volume) along with EQ 1 and EQ 2 equalization settings. Connections consist of RCA line level inputs and RCA line level outputs.
"A Classy, High-Quality Package"
"If you're in the market for a new home-theater speaker system, or even a pair of stereo speakers that offer a genuine taste of the high end in a classy, high-quality package, you owe it to yourself to give the Silver RX system a serious audition," notes Aron Garrecht in his June 2010 review for Soundstage Network. "Highly recommended!"
Ceramic-Coated Aluminum Magnesium Driver
By refining its computer-aided Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Monitor Audio has developed new ways to shape its core driver material for even greater fidelity. C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) is very light and very strong, and so is ideal for the driver cones.
Advanced FEA simulations have also helped the process of fine tuning the RST (Rigid Surface Technology) C-CAM mid-bass drivers, originally created for Monitor Audio's celebrated Gold Reference speakers and now incorporated by the Silver RX range. Their super-stiff dimpled profiles are more resistant to break-up under high drive conditions and so produce a wider range of purer frequencies. Each driver's rigid, non magnetic cast polymer chassis is vented to improve airflow cooling and to equalize pressure around the driver motor, resulting in the ability to play louder and cleaner.
"The RX series system perfectly reproduced the four different sounds in Fast and Furious (roaring engines, squealing tires, throbbing music, and pummeling of lowlifes by Vin Diesel). Had I been blindfolded for this test, I'd have thought I was listening to a high-end system designed for a 25-seat home theater."
- Brent Butterworth, Sound + Vision, May 2010
"Time and again over the past few months I've been thoroughly impressed by Monitor Audio's Silver RX system, and will be sad to see them leave. My experiences of music, and especially of movie, through these speakers have left me with a strong impression: This system has the uncanny ability to make possible an emotional connection to the sounds it reproduces."
"If you're in the market for a new home-theater speaker system, or even a pair of stereo speakers that offer a genuine taste of the high end in a classy, high-quality package, you owe it to yourself to give the Silver RX system a serious audition. Highly recommended!"
- Aron Garrecht, Soundstage Network, June 2010