Monitor Audio’s decades of experience in producing groundbreaking, class-leading loudspeakers has resulted in this, the latest Gold Series. Uncompromised in concept, construction and sound, the new Gold Series has been designed to deliver performance to savour for a lifetime.
Monitor Audio loudspeakers are admired and acclaimed for their peerless combination of aesthetic beauty, flawless construction and exquisite sound. Each of the six models in the new Gold Series has been painstakingly designed and meticulously constructed by a team of dedicated engineers and craftsmen – every audiophile will be transfixed by the results of our desire and passion to produce the best loudspeakers money can buy.
If the best possible sound from a beautiful loudspeaker is your desire, our pedigree is incomparable. The new Gold Series is here.
Monitor Audio has taken technology from its acclaimed flagship range of Platinum II Series loudspeakers and adapted it to make the new Gold Series an immediate class-leader. The high-achieving Platinum II driver has been painstakingly developed and honed to make truly high-end audiophile levels of performance more affordable than ever before.
This remarkable level of audio fidelity is matched by the craftsmanship and engineering excellence of each Gold Series cabinet. From the clean good looks of the front baffle (Monitor Audio’s renowned single-bolt construction technology is to thank for this smooth appearance) to the delightfully tactile gold-plated speaker terminals at the back, every Gold Series speaker looks and feels as exquisite as it sounds.
Monitor Audio has brought just as much expertise to bear inside the cabinet as we have to the outside. A solute rigidity, judicious damping and rigorous attention to the details of cabinet bracing means each speaker’s cabinet disappears leaving just the intended radiated sound from the transducers. The Gold Series resists standing sound waves and unwanted resonances like never before.
This combination of world-class engineering and groundbreaking technology has resulted in a six-strong range of loudspeakers superlative in their versatility and performance.
To see, feel and hear Gold Series is to understand our passion, and to enjoy an undiluted audiophile experience.
For lovers of deep and refined bass notes, the Gold W12 is a must-have addition to any speaker set-up. Every soundtrack is reinforced by the deep and balanced depth effortlessly delivered by our premium subwoofer.
All of the rumble and wallop of Hollywood’s most action-packed blockbusters is yours from the potent Gold W12 Subwoofer, in which a 12" (305 mm) long-throw driver is reinforced by a pair of Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABR) and powered by 600 W of Class D amplification. The power and scale this combination are capable of generating can be felt just as easily as it can be heard, thanks to its prodigious 20 Hz bass extension.
Gold W12 has a number of fine-tuning options, and thanks to Monitor Audio’s Automatic Position Correction (APC) system, the subwoofer can work at its optimum no matter where it’s positioned. And this is no blunt instrument – Gold W12 is just as capable of delivering all the music and harmonic detail of a kettle drum to the earth-shattering power of a volcanic explosion.
Settings adjustment is provided by the innovative controller mounted on the cabinet top panel, or by using Monitor Audio’s proprietary ‘SubConnect’ software. The settings provide four fully configurable user pre-sets per input, including modes for; Flat/Music/Movie and Impact equaliser settings. Fine-tuning can be made by adjusting the frequency, slope, trim and equaliser filters for each pre-set. The Night Mode actively reduces the dynamic range of louder sections according to the level the listener desires.
• Three driver subwoofer system featuring two 200 mm ABR’s (Auxiliary Bass Radiators)
• Punchy bass below 20 Hz
• Ultra-long throw 12" driver featuring:
• Dished C-CAM cone
• Black pole and motor plates for effective heat radiation
• Larger 75 mm diameter voice coil – black anodised to radiate more heat away
• Triple suspension for ultimate linearity – ensuring control at high power and excursions
• Powerful 600 Watt Hypex Class-D Amplifier module, with switching power supply – provides instantaneous delivery of high current when required
• DSP processing with all control features and crossover performed digitally
• APC (Automatic Position Correction) – in-house developed automatic room set-up feature using microphone for simple system optimisation
• Top-mounted control panel
• USB for connection to ‘SubConnect’ application, firmware updates and service
Low-frequency limit: -3 dB @ 25 Hz / -10 dB @ 20 Hz (Free Field)
Upper-frequency limit: -3 dB @ 150 Hz
Low Pass Filter Alignment: 2nd or 4th order (12 or 24 dB/Octave), Increments of 5 Hz from 35 Hz to 135 Hz
Amplifier Output: 600 W (RMS)
Amplifier Classification: Class D Digital amplifier with switch mode PSU
Standby power consumption: 0.5 watts (ErP Certified)
Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 12" C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long throw voice coil
Cabinet Design: Sealed cabinet
External Dimensions: 445 x 410 x 434 mm (Including grille, amp and feet)
Weight (Individual): 27.0 Kg