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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.
This product is now available to use with home theatre design software, The CEDIA Designer. Read more.
Long-throw 12" driver featuring ‘dished’ C-CAM cone. Dual 200 mm ABR (auxiliary bass radiator). Front baffle 36 mm, cabinet 25 mm MDF construction with internal bracing and sealed amplifier compartment
-3 dB @ 25 Hz / -10 dB @ 20 Hz (Free Field). Music preset (Default): -3 dB @ 19 Hz / -10 dB @ 16 Hz (In Room). Assignable Low Frequency Limit Protection Filter: -3 dB @ 12 Hz
-3 dB @ 150 Hz
1 x 12" C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long throw voice coil
19 mm Peak to Peak,
Total displacement 1.6 Litres
Class D with high current Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
50 MIPS DSP Core giving 512 instructions per sample, 138 dB of dynamic range and 56-bit double precision processing, dynamically updated by an up to 50 MHz MCU
24 bit/up to 48 kHz ADCs & DACs built into ADAU1701 DSP Core
Adjustable brightness 0% - 100%, configurable auto off feature. Quick access to menu items: Trim & Mute, LPF, Phase, Preset Select
Display Brightness (0-100%), Dim (to 10% or to Off), Default Preset, Mute Link Outputs, 12 V Trigger Assignment (Power On / Off or Preset select), Input gain (Master -80 to +20 dB, Trim -11 to +11 dB, Mute), Phase (0 – 360 in 15-degree steps), Night Mode Threshold (0 dB to -36 dB), Auto On / Off (Enable Signal Sense, Always On, Time to off 5 – 240 mins)
4 fully configurable user Presets including, Preset Name, LPF Frequency (5 Hz Steps from 20 – 135 Hz), LPF Slope Order (-12 or -24 dB/Oct), Input (Stereo, LFE or Both), Trim Offset (-6 to +6 dB), EQ mode (Impact, Music, Movie or Default), User EQ (6 adjustable filters applied on top of EQ mode), Room EQ (On / Off), Night Mode (On / Off)
6 fully controllable EQ filters and 4 default filters with gain offset per preset, Voreinstellungen: Flat / Music / Movie / Impact
6 System controlled parametric EQ filters set using advanced detection algorithm. Measurement can be initiated from the control panel or the SubConnect with up to microphone 6 positions (default 2)
Night mode, assignable (On or Off) per Preset with global threshold (0 dB to -36 dB). Introduces dynamic range reduction lowering the level of loud sections
0 – 360 degrees Increments of 15 degrees with a pure invert at 180 degrees
2nd or 4th order (12 or 24 dB/Octave), Increments of 5 Hz from 35 Hz to 135 Hz
Line Level >1mV on unbalanced and balanced inputs. Auto Standby feature, adjustable between 5 – 240 minutes in increments of 5 minutes
-11 to +11 dB in 1 dB increments, via the control panel. -80 to +20 in 1 dB increments, via SubConnect application
Supplied IR remote. Front facing IR receiver with red LED indication
Windows (7 onwards) (32/64 bit) compatible setup application available from the Monitor Audio website. Allows the user to control advanced subwoofer setup features. Settings can be saved while not connected to the subwoofer for off-site setup
LFE balanced input (XLR), LFE unbalanced input (RCA), stereo unbalanced inputs (RCA). LFE balanced output (XLR), LFE unbalanced output (RCA), stereo unbalanced outputs (link RCA)
12 V Trigger in (3.5 mm mono mini-jack, 6 V threshold), assignable to On/Off or Pre-set change, 3.5 mm Microphone input jack (mic supplied), RJ45 connector supporting RS232 (EIA/TIA - 561, Tx Pin 6, Rx Pin 5, Gnd Pin 4), IR repeater – Output (3.5 mm mono mini-jack), USB – Type B, for connecting to SubConnect PC application and Firmware update
CE / CB/ ETL / Fcc / CCC/ ErP (Energy saving compliant)
100 – 120 Vac ~60Hz / 220 – 240 Vac ~50/60 Hz (Manually selected)
Maximum 600 W, Standby <0.5 W (ErP compliance)
20 mm T8AL 250 VAC
26.98 kg (59 lb 8.3 oz)
413 x 410 x 433.5 mm (161/4 x 161/8 x 171/16")
445 x 410 x 433.5 mm (171/2 x 161/8 x 171/16")