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Monitor Audio Gold 5G W12 600w Active Subwoofer with APC Room Correction

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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.

Key Features

  • 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 deliveryof 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 optimization
  • Top mounted control panel
  • USB for connection to ‘SubConnect’ application, firmware updates and service

System Format

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

Lower Frequency Limit

-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

Upper Frequency Limit

-3 dB @ 150 Hz

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 12" C-CAM subwoofer driver featuring triple suspension and 3" long throw voice coil

Linear Driver Excursion

19 mm Peak to Peak,

Total displacement 1.6 Litres

Amplifier Output

600 W

Amplifier Classification

Class D with high current Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)

DSP

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

Digital Conversion

24 bit/up to 48 kHz ADCs & DACs built into ADAU1701 DSP Core

LED UI Control Panel

Adjustable brightness 0% - 100%, configurable auto off feature. Quick access to menu items: Trim & Mute, LPF, Phase, Preset Select

Global Settings (via SubConnect)

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)

User Presets (via SubConnect)

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)

User Equalisation (via SubConnect)

6 fully controllable EQ filters and 4 default filters with gain offset per preset, Voreinstellungen: Flat / Music / Movie / Impact

Room Correction EQ

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

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

Phase Control

0 – 360 degrees Increments of 15 degrees with a pure invert at 180 degrees

Low Pass Filter Alignment

2nd or 4th order (12 or 24 dB/Octave), Increments of 5 Hz from 35 Hz to 135 Hz

Auto Sensing Input Requirements

Line Level >1mV on unbalanced and balanced inputs. Auto Standby feature, adjustable between 5 – 240 minutes in increments of 5 minutes

Digital Volume Level

-11 to +11 dB in 1 dB increments, via the control panel. -80 to +20 in 1 dB increments, via SubConnect application

IR Remote Control Code

Supplied IR remote. Front facing IR receiver with red LED indication

SubConnect (PC Application)

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

Audio Input/Outputs

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)

Connection

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

Electrical Certifications

CE / CB/ ETL / Fcc / CCC/ ErP (Energy saving compliant)

Mains Input Voltage

100 – 120 Vac ~60Hz / 220 – 240 Vac ~50/60 Hz (Manually selected)

Power Consumption

Maximum 600 W, Standby <0.5 W (ErP compliance)

Fuse Type

20 mm T8AL 250 VAC

Weight (unpacked)

26.98 kg (59 lb 8.3 oz)

External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers and Terminals (H x W x D))

413 x 410 x 433.5 mm (161/4 x 161/8 x 171/16")

 

External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers, Terminals and Feet (H x W x D))

445 x 410 x 433.5 mm (171/2 x 161/8 x 171/16")

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