Monitor Audio Powered Subwoofer with Breakthrough Driver Design
The new Silver W12 active subwoofer introduces a number of new design developments housed in a compact high power unit. A new 500-watt DSP controlled amplifier utiliszes advanced switch-mode power conversion techniques and superior processing to increase dynamic control and deliver far greater headroom with the front-firing 12" C-CAM driver.
The W12's sealed box construction ensures that this potent unity of power and control delivers tight, fast and tuneful bass all the way down to a thunderous 22Hz in a typical room set up. The sealed box, front-firing driver design makes for easy installation and EQ where close proximity to a room boundary may be necessary.
The W-12 also features Monitor Audio's proprietary and innovative APC (Automatic Position Correction) system, which uses a microphone and test tones to identify detrimental room modes and correct frequency response for the room and position automatically. This simple and quick process will ensure perfectly optimized seismic bass quality in any room.
The RXW-12's 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. A USB input allows firmware updates.
Rear panel controls include Crossover Frequency Control, 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 Movie, Music, and Impact equalization settings. Connections consist of RCA line level inputs and RCA line level outputs.
New Driver Design
Unlike conventional driver cones, the new C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) RST (Rigid Surface Technology) bass and midrange drivers take the form of a continuous uninterrupted dish. Strengthened by a uniquely dimpled surface, their greater area radiates more sound, and driven by a larger voice coil and motor, delivers greater efficiency and a cleaner, more accurate response.
The New Silver Series
If you love fabulous sound and design, get ready for a blissful experience. The new Monitor Audio Silver Series delivers a unity of form and function that is as precise as it is compelling. It's the product of over forty years of speaker development, invested with a love for accurate audio.
Features introduced by Monitor Audio's prestigious Platinum and Gold series speakers have been enhanced, and recent innovations in driver engineering have been incorporated across an extended new line-up.
Super-slender and finished in a choice of rosenut, walnut, natural oak, and black oak real-wood veneers (and in devastatingly chic gloss black and white), the new Silver series is made to re-energize entertainment in your home.
|Write Your Own Review|
Replaced my 12" Polk subwoofer with this one and OMG what an amazing improvement! Moving suddenly have punchy, lightning-fast bass. The Polk was supposed to have the same power, but just never delivered the force I wanted. W12 delivers! Love the three setting options for Music, Movie and Impact. The Movie setting delivers copious amounts of boom in my room so I havent used the Impact setting so far. Huge improvement for me. Well made product. replacing my Definitive Tech towers next with the Monitor Silver 10s and I can't wait.
|- Klaus R, DE|
Using Monitor Audio Bronze 6s in my theater room and was looking for more impact on dynamic movies. Salesman Kaan recommended this woofer telling me how good it was and that it was on sale. Good pick. Excellent performance! More output than I was expecting. Smoothly blends in with my Monitor towers on hi-res stereo music, too.
|- Z-Man, CA|
|Great Bass and Great Service|
Great woofer with high output of tight, fast bass. Built quality is excellent just as I would expect from Monitor Audio. Set up was easy. They seem to meld nicely with my Monitor Audio Silver 6 towers and the combination is kind of mesmerizing. Good stuff. Great service from Audio Advisor, again.
|- McHenry J, ME|
|Worth Every Penny|
I just replaced two Polk subwoofers with this one. I have a large listening room and the Polks just werent getting the job done - especially on action movies. Set up was easy with the W 12s APC calibration feature. It made some difference on movies but an even bigger difference on music allowing the subwoofer bass to seemlessly blend in with my PSB tower speakers. Other great features are multi-modes: music, movies, max impact and outstanding construction. You just get the feeling this thing was built to last twenty-five years or more. Well worth the money IMO.
|- Simon Sterns, OR|
Great woofer with gob-smacking impact. Much more output than I was expecting. The C-Cam driver is also lightning fast. I feel it would be a good match for even electrostatic speakers like MartinLogans. Clear set up instructions. A Winner!
|- Chase D, AL|