• Subwoofers Subwoofers
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • Driver size 15in
  • Footprint 419mm x 419mm
  • Power Total 650w
  • Mode switch Mode switch
  • 4 EQ settings 4 EQ settings
  • Remote control Remote control

Technology

GXW15 technology
  • Ultra long throw 15” C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) driver featuring triple suspension
  • Large black anodized 3” voice coil and double stack motor system provides high power handling and low distortion
  • Carefully optimized motor system design to reduce heat and improve efficiency
  • Powerful 650Watt DSP Controlled amplifier (D2 Audio™)
  • Advanced full bridge switch mode power supply (SMPSU) Capable of delivering over 1200 watt peak power
  • 12V trigger - provides switching control from A.V amp or processor
  • Rigid, 25mm (1”) thick M.D.F construct
  • Heavy radial cabinet bracing with separate amplifier partition
  • Front mounted control panel for easy access and viewing
  • The LEO™  system provides Automatic Room Mode Correction (ARMC) for easy set up and perfect sound quality
  • Remote control with 4 user EQ settings
  • Selected real wood veneer or high gloss piano finishes

Specification

System Format

Sealed Cabinet. 25mm M.D.F construction with internal bracing. Sealed amplifier compartment

Low Frequency Limit

18 Hz

Upper Frequency Limit

40 - 120 Hz Variable

Low Pass Filter Alignment

Active 4th order 24dB/octave (6/12/18/24 dB user adjustable)

Amplifier Power Output

650 watts Continuous. 1200 watts (peak)

Amplifier Classification

D2AudioTM* DSP controlled, Class-D amplifier system. High current switch mode power supply (smpsu)

Equalisation

4 Settings (Off/Music/Movie/Impact)

Phase Control

0-90-180-270 degrees

Auto Sensing Input Level Requirements

Line Level > 2mV. Standby after 10 minutes if no signal sensed

Digital Volume Level

-60 to +10dB in 1dB increments

Drive Unit Complement

1 x 15” C-CAM® sub-woofer driver featuring triple suspension
3” long throw voice coil

12V Trigger Input

3.5mm mono jack socket

Connections

Stereo RCA in/out
LFE in/out
12V Trigger in (3.5mm mono jack)
LEO* - 3.5mm Microphone input jack (microphone supplied)

Input Impedance

20 kohms

Dimensions (H x W x D)

431.8 x 419.1 x 419.1 mm (17 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 Inches) (Not including feet or grille)

Grille Depth

28 mm (1 1/8 Inches)

Weight (unpacked)

35.3 kg (77.6 lbs)

Mains Input Voltage

100 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60 Hz (Factory preset)

Electrical Certifications

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

Power Consumption

Maximum 1000W. Standby < 0.5W (ErP Compliance)

Fuse Type

20mm UL/VDE (Value is region specific)

IR Remote Control Code

NEC SH6122

Professional reviews

GXC150

November 2012

Shall We Be Speaker-Centric?

“Perhaps the folks who sell specialty home theater gear for a living should focus more on speakers like the Monitor Audio Gold GX: on their seductive curves, on their quality of construction, on the startling clarity of

their ribbon tweeters.”

“As impressive as the monitor and center are, it’s the sub that takes your breath away… LEO is as simple as sub room correction ever gets.”

“The movie activated the Monitor ribbon’s full and extended high-frequency response in a manner that was surprisingly smooth and sweet… Dispersion from the ribbon tweeters was excellent throughout.”

“...with holographic imaging and a lush, golden smoothness… This was a deeply pleasurable and enlightening experience.”

“The Monitor Audio GX Gold speakers are for the questing audiophile who’s looking to transcend the limitations of run-of-the-mill dome-based tweeters and low-tech woofers…”

"Special commendation goes to the GXW-15 subwoofer, one of the most cleverly designed I’ve ever reviewed… As compelling as the speakers are in their own right, the sub is even more so for its advanced design and features.”

GXFX

November 2012

Sound+Vision GX200 System Review

“Excellent build quality and equally impressive sound make the Gold GX a great choice for a multichannel system.”

“…outstanding definition and clarity in the highs, and a soundstage that extended well beyond the towers’ physical locations.”

“The Gold GX system’s crisp, finely layered presentation proved an especially good match for surround music. ..excellent tonal match between the front channels and GXFX surrounds made songs… sound wonderfully seamless. It was like being immersed in a pool of dense, ambient guitar and bass.”

“Drums and bass sounded clean and dynamic — I could clearly feel the wallop of kick drum in my chest. Monitor Golds managed to convey the dense spatial swirl of percussion instruments, keyboards, and background vocals while maintaining excellent clarity on guitars and Bryan Ferry’s frontand-
center vocals.”

“…rain really sounded as if it was pouring down in dense sheets from the front of my room. During the chase that ensues, sound-effects pans as the
cars swirled and spun out had a convincingly full, near-360° trajectory. The GXW-15 sub was hardly a wallflower during this sequence. When a freight
train slams into the cab mid-chase, the resulting impact was bone-rattling."

“The GXC 150’s spot-on tonal match with the towers resulted in excellent front-stage clarity.”

“Monitor Audio’s Gold GX system is a well-crafted speaker package that’s capable of pinning you to the couch on movies and drenching your ears with detail on music.”

GXFX

November 2012

Monitor Audio Gold GX 5.1 Speaker System

"The Monitor Audio speakers delivered the richness of the doubled-up guitar strings with fullness in the mid frequencies and an amazing bell-like quality in the higher octaves. The depth and texture of this presentation was as close as I’ve heard from a real 12 string guitar."

"The ribbon tweeters reproduced the high frequencies of both instruments and voices with an amazing sizzle and a high level of detail. The tweeter presentation was airy, super clean and smoothly integrated with the mid frequencies, not once did I detect any harshness in the upper registers."

"The Gold GX series served up a perfectly balanced frequency range and one of the cleanest, luscious sounding mid-ranges I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in my home theatre."

"Whether I listened to music or watched movies, they never failed to engage me at the highest level. Voices and instruments sounded true-to-life and hence music was always full of emotion, regardless of choice of genre. On many occasions I felt like the performers were right in my room. During movies with good soundtracks (and visuals) the Gold GX series were capable of creating a total suspension of disbelief, making me feel like I was part of the action."

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Gold GX

November 2011

Setting the Gold Standard

Home Cinema Choice magazine gives their verdict on the Gold GX Series with an all round 5 star approval across the board.

In the latest January 2012 issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine our Gold GX series was reviewed, tried and tested for performance, design and features and then rewarded with a fantastic overall review of 5/5 stars across the categories.

Here's a snippet taken from the full review "Running through Pirates...had me scribbling all sorts of notes ('huge, rich, foundation-shifting bass with power and grip'; 'nil flex on the 15in piston'; 'Exciting, musical and able to create a sense of scale'), but all you need to know is that I loved this system with a passion."

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Keith Morgan Monitor Audio UK

GXW15

December 2011

I have just added GXW-15 Sub Woofer to my Monitor Gold system and the results are superb.I have other subs but the addition of this unit puts the icing on the cake. Select one of your favourite action DVD's turn up the wick and enjoy the base vibrations, superb, it's clean,deep and controlled. The quality of build, no cabinet extra vibration, is excellent. The manual is also well written and makes the speaker set up easy even for a novice.

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