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.
- 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
500 W continuous
Class-D amplifier with switched-mode power supply (SMPSU)
Bass EQ Profiles
0 & 180 degrees
Line Level >2 mV
Input Level Requirements
Standby after 20 minutes if no signal sensed
Drive Unit Complement
1 x 12" C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long throw voice coil
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 (133/8" x 133/8" x 1415/16”)
Dimensions (Including Grille, Amp and Feet)
370 x 340 x 410 mm (149/16" x 133/8" x 161/8”)
Mains Input Voltage
110 – 120 Vac /
220 – 240 Vac 50/60 Hz (Electronically Auto selected)
400 W / 0.5 W in Standby (ErP approved)
20.1 kg (44 lb 5 oz)
Revered by audiophiles around the globe, Monitor Audio’s award-winning Silver Series enters its sixth generation with a host of new features to make it the best-performing ever.
Sit back and prepare to enjoy this fabulous combination of engineering excellence and fabulous design whatever your hi-fi or home theatre loudspeaker requirements. Choose from stand-mount, floorstanders, centre channel, surround and subwoofer designs to create your perfect home system.
Whatever you choose from the Silver Series you will love the fabulous sound and design, which is the result of over 40 years of loudspeaker development to produce accurate audio with aesthetic perfection. Wallow in abundant dynamics, rich textures and immense detail and enjoy the holographic clarity and pinpoint imaging which every Silver Series model creates.
Prepare to re-live your music collection with Silver.