For its success a multi-channel film sound mix relies on the profound structural underlay of a properly designed sub-bass engine. Not only can it dredge frighteningly deep and dramatic frequencies from the mix, especially from HD audio soundtracks, it also adds a holistic solidity to the sound, helping you to suspend your disbelief: a vital component in the enjoyment of surround sound A/V systems. The surprisingly compact RXW-12 active subwoofer is equipped by our engineers to turn your RX system (and others) truly seismic.
Using the latest switch mode power conversion techniques, the RXW-12’s new 500 watt Class D amplifier provides enough power to control with brutal efficiency a newly designed, 12” C-CAM driver, which is equipped with a double stack (two magnet) motor system and a massive 3” voice coil.
The RXW-12’s rigid, sealed 25mm (1”) MDF enclosure is front-loaded firstly because it promotes the fastest, deepest bass down to 20Hz and secondly for ease of installation. Wherever you place it, top mounted controls are provided for the fine adjustment of level, turnover and other parameters at the sub. For added convenience, a 12V trigger provides power syncing with your AV receiver.
- Ultra long throw 12” C-CAM driver featuring triple suspension for ultimate linearity.
- Large 3” voice coil and double stack motor system provides high power handling and low distortion.
- Powerful 500W RMS Class-D amplifier with SMPSU able to deliver over 1000 watts peak.
- 12volt trigger - provides switching control from AV amp or processor.
- 25mm (1”) thick MDF construction
- Heavy radial cabinet bracing
- Top mounted control panel for easy access.
- Selected real wood veneer or high gloss piano finishes
- Ultra long throw 12” C-CAM driver featuring triple suspension for ultimate linearity
- Large 3” voice coil and double stack motor system provides high power handling and low distortion
- Powerful 500W RMS Class-D amplifier with SMPSU able to deliver over 1000 watts peak
- 12volt trigger - provides switching control from AV amp or processor
- 25mm (1”) thick MDF construction
- Heavy radial cabinet bracing
- Top mounted control panel for easy access
- Selected real wood veneer or high gloss piano finishes.
Low Frequency Limit
27Hz (EQ1) 21Hz (EQ2)
Upper Frequency Limit
40 - 120Hz Variable
500W RMS (1000W Peak)
Low Pass Filter Alignment
Active 4th order 24dB/Octave (2nd stage filter)
25mm construction and internal bracing
1 x 12" C-CAM® sub woofer driver featured triple suspension and ling throw 3" voice coil
External Dimensions: (H x W x D) inc. amp & driver
340 x 340 x 410 mm
(13 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 16 1/8 inch)
External Dimensions: (H x W x D) inc. feet & grille
375mm (15") high with feet
430mm (16 15/16") deep
inc amp & grille
Mains Input Voltage Specification
110 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60Hz
22.56 Kg (49.63 lb)
Silver RX 5.1 System Review (Silver RX8 floorstanding speaker, RX Centre, RX-FX and RXW-12 subwoofer)
"Now more than ever, Monitor's determination to offer audio products that deliver high-tech engineering at a fair price is especially welcome, and there is no better example of this than the firm's newly released Silver RX."
"Look at this system, in particular, if you like the idea of mid-priced speakers that probe the limits of sonic resolution and detail in ways that will remind you of much higher-end speakers. Expect an accurate, sensible size and overall build quality; the Silver RX speakers are compact enough not to dominate a room, yet they'll treat you to lovely woodwork and drivers too beautiful to hide behind grilles (unless you must, to keep children's fingers from poking at them)."
Bringing Home The Silver!
“The gorgeous Rosenut veneer on our samples is the best simulation of genuine rosewood I’ve ever seen."
“…the bass from the Monitor system was as impressive as any I’ve heard in my listening room.”
“The RX8’s neutral midrange lacks any identifiable coloration, and its high end sparkles with detail. It’s a lively, arresting sound, with no false emphasis anywhere.”
“...with the Silver RX speakers and sub, firing on all cylinders, orchestral soundtrack scores sounded spectacular.”
“From vocals to drum kit to piano and instrumental shadings of all varieties in between, the sound through the Monitor system was luscious.”
“No single piece of material I auditioned blew me away more than the opening 15 minutes of Star Trek (2009). Music, effects, dialogue, and bass all came together in a spectacular way. Even at the highest playback level I could stand, the sound was highly detailed and never grating.”
“…I can say that for less than half the price of a pair of PL300s alone, this Silver RX system is a very special value—and an incredible ride.”
Sound+Vision RX6 System Review
“A do-it-all system that has the looks and the power...”
“The percussion stood out from the group’s sonic fracas as if I were hearing the music performed live in a small club.”
“At the other end of the sonic spectrum, the RX6 staggered me with its deep, dynamic bass… For a small speaker with two 6-inch woofers, the RX6’s performance is astounding.”
“The RXFX surround speakers’ timbre matching was superb — as objects flew past me during the movie’s driving scenes, the sound effects were remarkably consistent as they shifted from the front speakers to the surrounds. This characteristic helped the system produce an enveloping effect that drew me into whatever I was watching.”
“I’m surprised at the raw power of Monitor Audio’s Silver RX speakers. I’m delighted at their vivid sonic imaging. And I’m charmed by their gorgeous
looks — with or without the grilles attached. If you’re seeking a compact, do-it-all system, I doubt you can do much better than this one.”
Bought 2 x B&W ASW 610's and just couldn't seem to get the coherence or slam that I wanted from HT use. Decided on a RS-W 12 in conjunction with a B&W PV1. To say that I am impressed is an understatement. This sub is phenomenal. The low down grunt is one thing but the amount of control is insane. A 12' sub normally does well with music or HT but this sub does both stunningly well. Wish it had a mic for calibration though. Beside that I would highly recommend this sub. It is truly a feat of engineering. Well done MA for such an incredible speaker....
This subwoofer is insane! I've just watched my first two movies with it and the power is incredible. Bass is tight and room shaking, while it has a relatively small footstep, it looks beautiful and is very easy to set up in your room. What can one want anymore? I am in love with it!
Terry O'Shea - London Canada
Add a review
The PL300 II and Silver 8 have both received Recommended Components status from Stereophile Magazine...
A closer look at the newest product offerings to join the Monitor Audio family...
AudioControl and Monitor Audio confirm alliance...