Delivering the best possible sound into your life is Monitor Audio’s main aim. Whether from movies or your favourite music, with the Silver Series of technologically advanced loudspeakers you can be sure of a quality so lifelike that it takes you to the heart of the performance.
With a pedigree in British hi-fi design, Monitor Audio speakers are crafted for perfection in sound, aesthetics and build quality. Each of the nine Silver Series models has been meticulously created by engineers and craftsmen who are as passionate about music as you are. The result of over forty years of expertise in speaker development, this affordable family of sleek audio masterpieces takes performance to a new level of fidelity. Hi-fi and home theatre systems have never sounded this good.
Technology from Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum II range has been incorporated to reduce distortion, providing the purest mid-range performance. The master of metal cone technology, Monitor Audio has invested in all-new drivers developed for this range. Whichever Silver Series models you find ideal for your environment, you will begin to rediscover your music and film collection as you’ve never heard it before.
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.
"Suddenly, the crashes, bangs and wallops of The Lego Batman Movie are thrown at us, as if physically travelling around the room with incredible cohesion as each speaker complements the others’ character."
"We give the sub a little extra room to rumble than our initial set-up permitted, and it sets the foundation for a performance of concrete solidity."
"As a whole, the package times with military precision, driving the film’s plentiful action scenes with relentless momentum and delivering quips with the comparative sharpness of their wit."
"But a surround package lives or dies by its centre speaker, which carries the burden of the work."
"The extra hours of running in make all the difference: there are inflections in deadpan deliveries, urgency in moments of panic and musicality in the soundtrack" - What Hi-Fi? (2018). Full review here.
• 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 a microphone for simple system optimisation
• USB for firmware updates
• Three preset EQ mode settings (Music, Movie, Impact)
• Premium handcrafted cabinets featuring quality real wood veneer finishes in Black Oak, Walnut, and Satin White.
Low-frequency limit: 20 Hz
Upper-frequency limit: 40 - 150 Hz Variable
Low Pass Filter Alignment: Active 4th order 24dB Octave
Amplifier Output: 500 W (RMS)
Amplifier Classification: Class D Digital amplifier with switch mode PSU
Standby power consumption: 0.5 watts (ErP Certified)
Drive Unit Complement: 1x 12" C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long-throw voice coil
Cabinet Design: Sealed cabinet
External Dimensions: 370 x 340 x 410 mm (Including grille, amp and feet)
Weight (Individual): 20.1 Kg