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.
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)
12 V trigger provides switching control from AV amp or processor
Solid 25 mm-thick (1-inch) MDF cabinet construction
Heavy radial cabinet bracing
Top-mounted control panel and mic. input for easy access to main features
Selected premium-quality wood veneers in high-gloss lacquer and Satin White finishes