Monitor Audio - Silver W-12-B (Each)

Silver W-12-B


(416) 282-8111

The new Silver W12 active subwoofer introduces a number of new design developments housed in a compact high power unit. A new 500 watt DSP controlled amplifier utilises advanced switch-mode power conversion techniques and superior processing to increase dynamic control and deliver far greater head-room. The W12's sealed box construction ensures that this potent unity of power and control delivers tight, fast and tuneful bass all the way down to a thunderous 22Hz in a typical room set up. The sealed box, front-firing driver design makes for easy installation and EQ where close proximity to a room boundary may be necessary.



  • Ultra long throw 12" driver featuring concave 'dished' C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) cone.
  • Triple suspended driver for ultimate linearity, ensuring control at high power and long excursions.
  • Oversized black anodized 3" driver voice coil provides high power handling and low distortion.
  • Powerful 500 watt RMS Class-D amplifier ensures instantaneous high current delivery.
  • DSP processing with driver optimisation and crossover performed digitally.
  • Monitor Audio developed Automatic Position Correction (APC) optimises response for room acoustics.
  • USB input for firmware updates.
  • Three pre-set EQ mode settings (Music, Movie, Impact).
  • 12 volt trigger provides switching control from AV amp or processor.
  • 25mm (1") MDF construction.
  • Heavy radial cabinet bracing.
  • Top mounted control panel for easy access to main features.
  • Selected real wood veneer or high gloss piano finishes.




Monitor Audio's engineers have developed a secret weapon for the i-deck called Automatic Position Correction. An integrated microphone measures irregularities caused by non-ideal room positions and uses a sophisticated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to automatically adjust the i-deck to deliver the ideal sound - this is achieved automatically each time you turn on the system at the mains.

C-CAM Bass Drivers

Refined over many years by Monitor Audio, Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is used as a driver cone material for all our speaker designs from the mid-market models up. Originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components, C-CAM's properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. C-CAM bass drivers are able to resist the bending distortion imposed by sudden and extreme bass excursions to reproduce very clean, deep and dynamic bass frequencies. Conventional cone materials are more likely to flex in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion.

Rated Continuous Power @14.4V
Low Frequency Response20Hz (Typical IEC room)
Upper Frequency Limit40 - 120Hz Variable
Low Pass Filter AlignmentActive 4th order 24dB/Octave
Amplifier Power Output500W Continuous
Amplifier ClassificationClass-D amplifier with Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
Bass EQ Profiles1: Movie, 2: Music, 3: Impact
Phase Control0 & 81 degrees
Auto SensingLine Level >2mV
Input Level RequirementsStandby after 20 minutes if no signal sensed
Driver Compliment1 x 12" C-CAM sub-woofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long throw voice coil
12v Trigger Input5 - 12v via 3.5mm mono mini-jack socket
Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)(Excluding Grille & Amp)340 x 340 x 380mm (13 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 14 15/16 inch)
Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)(Including Grille & Amp & Feet) 370 x 340 x 410mm (14 9/16 x 13 3/8 x 16 1/8 inch)
Mains Input Voltage110 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60Hz (Electronically Auto selected)
Power Consumption400 Watts / 0.5 Watts in Standby (ErP approved)
Individual Weight20.1Kg (44 lb 4 oz)

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