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.
Low Frequency Response 20 Hz (Typical IEC room)
Upper Frequency Limit 40 – 120 Hz variable
Low Pass Filter Alignment Active 4th order 24 db/octave
Amplifier Power Output 500 W continuous
Amplifier Classification Class-D amplifier with switched-mode power supply (SMPSU)
Bass EQ Profiles
Phase Control 0 & 180 degrees
Auto Sensing Line Level >2 mV
Input Level Requirements Standby after 20 minutes if no signal sensed
Driver Complement 1 x 12” C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3” long throw voice coil
12 V Trigger Input 5 – 12 V via 3.5 mm mono mini-jack socket
Cabinet Dimensions (excluding grille and amp) 340 x 340 x 380 mm
(13 3/8” x 13 3/8” x 14 15/16”)
Dimensions (including grille, amp and feet) 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 (unpacked) 20.1 kg