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Monitor Audio Gold 5G W12 Subwoofer

The Gold W12 subwoofer can produce more articulate bass from a smaller cabinet than before. The powerful long throw 12” driver is augmented by two auxiliary bass radiators, precisely tuned to assist the main driver in delivering thunderous bass lines right down to 20 Hz.

Available to Order
SKU
GOLD5GW12
As low as £2,309.00

The bass driver assembly employs a hugely powerful magnetic system and massive voice coil to deliver the immense power and scale required for serious home theatre or music reproduction.

A 600 Watt Class-D amplifier (Hypex manufactured) is perfectly matched to a high current switching power supply to ensure continuous delivery of high sound pressure levels, whilst accurately reproducing peak transients. A powerful DSP has been employed to deliver the best performance and filter characteristics whilst running the unique APC system. The APC (Automatic Position Correction) system has been designed by Monitor Audio to automatically correct for different types of rooms. It uses a microphone and test tones to calculate detrimental room modes and automatically correct frequency response, optimising it for the room and position. This ensures the user can enjoy the subwoofer without the restrictions of positioning. A sophisticated 32bit micro-controller, monitoring the sound levels thousands of times per second, ensures the woofer delivers the best possible performance.

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

  • Smaller cabinet than before, with a higher output
  • Three driver subwoofer system featuring two 20 cm ABR’s (Auxiliary Bass Radiators)
  • Punchy bass below 20 Hz
  • Ultra-long throw 12” driver featuring;   – Dished C-CAM cone   – Rigid die-cast chassis   – 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 optimization
  • Top mounted control panel• USB for connection to SubConnect application, firmware updates and service
  • Four pre-set Equaliser mode settings – Flat, Music, Movie, and Impact
  • Night Mode – actively reduces dynamic range of louder sections to desired level
  • 12 V trigger – provides switching control from AV receiver/ processor or control system
  • 3.5 mm microphone input jack for APC – microphone included• Serial Control interface for connection and control by system controller – Serial RS232 (RJ45)
  • Wide choice of input and outputs, with professional grade balanced LFE input and buffered output; providing effective noise reduction over long cable runs
  • IR remote included – receiver on front panel• 3.5 mm jack IR repeater – when mounted in a cabinet or installed out of sight
  • Rigid 25 mm MDF construction with 36 mm front baffle for super rigid 12” driver mounting
  • Separate, sealed amplifier compartment with venting for effective heat convection
  • Selected premium quality wood veneers, superior piano lacquer and satin white finishes.

Monitor Audio has melded the finest materials and decades of loudspeaker know-how to lovingly create their new Gold series of loudspeakers. Rich in both tone and build quality, the speakers have been carefully crafted to last a lifetime.

Every detail of design has been refined to create an exquisite range of loudspeakers that bring a sense of luxury to any room. Painstakingly assembled by Monitor Audio’s team of craftsmen, each Gold speaker is beautifully finished to ensure that their combination of premium audio technology and class-leading build quality delivers a compelling hi-fi and home cinema listening experience.

The rounded vertical edges of the cabinets combined with the sharp profile of the horizontal lines give a classic and timeless appearance. A soft touch panel on the top of the speakers (stand mount and floorstanding) adds a further sophisticated appeal to the Gold series. With a choice of ultra-smooth premium finishes (dark walnut or ebony real wood veneer and piano gloss black or satin white), the loudspeakers exude a graceful style wherever they are positioned.

For the first time, Gold features the technology used in Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum II loudspeakers. The Platinum II drivers have been especially re-developed and honed for Gold and they are secured inside the well-damped cabinets using Monitor Audio’s renowned single bolt mechanism to give a clean appearance.

With their stunning looks, premium feel and high-end sound, the Gold series offers a fulfilment for the senses. Their performance is articulate, clear, smooth and easy on the ear. Everything that one would expect from a Monitor Audio speaker.

Gold W12
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 Frequenct 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")