Quality, Virtuosity, and Excellence
Underpinning the drama and scintillating musical vitality of a top-of-the-line Monitor Audio Platinum multichannel speaker system is the PLW-15, a sub-bass engine endowed with all the quality, virtuosity, and excellence that defines the product line.
Capable of reproducing the deepest frequencies from your source material, the PLW-15 will drive performances of music and film with an utterly breathtaking authority. Its 15" long-throw C-CAM driver is triple suspended in a rigid die-cast alloy chassis. A massive double-stack magnet motor system with a 4" voice coil provides the ultimate linearity and control required to reproduce the clean seismic 16Hz tones that you feel more than you hear.
Proprietary C-CAM Drivers
The PLW-15 uses Monitor Audio's proprietary C-CAM drivers. Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminum/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material.
Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.
Powered by the staggering continuous force of 1,000 watts from the onboard 'Class D' amplifier (with 2,000-watt peak power), the driver has the speed and integrity to complement the performance of its range counterparts, creating the foundation for a seamless wideband sound field, rich in natural dynamism, texture and tonality.
Sophisticated Digital Filters
With the convenience of remote control, the PLW-15's subterranean potency can be fine-tuned to the loudspeaker system using sophisticated digital filters, and to room acoustics with a range of advanced DSP adjustments, including a ten band parametric EQ and no fewer than four preset EQ positions. Its response can be optimized to meet the specific demands of music and film sound through individual input settings.
The PLW-15's talent for room-matching is also expressed by the luster of its beautifully compact curvaceous cabinet, resplendent in a choice of Platinum veneers and radially braced and damped to enhance structural integrity. Blending power and finesse with superb aesthetics, the PLW-15 introduces a sensational new dimension to the experience of sound in the home, which celebrates the raw energy and compelling quality of genuinely deep bass.