• Subwoofers Subwoofers
  • C-CAM drivers C-CAM drivers
  • 3 EQ settings 3 EQ settings
  • Power 500w Continuous
  • Mode switch Mode switch
  • Footprint 340mm x 410mm


Silver W12 technology
  • 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.


Low Frequency Response

20Hz (Typical IEC room)

Upper Frequency Limit

40 - 120Hz Variable

Low Pass Filter Alignment

Active 4th order 24dB/Octave

Amplifier Power Output

500W Continuous

Amplifier Classification

Class-D amplifier with Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)

Bass EQ Profiles

1: Movie, 2: Music, 3: Impact

Phase Control

0 & 81 degrees

Auto Sensing

Line Level >2mV

Input Level Requirements

Standby after 20 minutes if no signal sensed

Driver Compliment

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

12v Trigger Input

5 - 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 Voltage

110 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60Hz (Electronically Auto selected)

Power Consumption

400 Watts / 0.5 Watts in Standby (ErP approved)

Individual Weight

20.1Kg (44 lb 4 oz)

Professional reviews

Silver 10

October 2014

Silver 10 5.1 System Review

“Monitor’s impressive Silver series is a triumph, a treat to hear, and well worth seeking out for a serious audition.”

“Overall, the fit and finish of the speakers is impeccable.”

“With the W-12 in tow, the Silver 10s demonstrated that they could compete with the big boys.”

“The W-12 is clearly an audiophile-quality subwoofer, and more than satisfying on music.”

“...on well-recorded material (both music and movies—I never felt the need for the Integra’s THX Re-Eq on the latter), their sound was open and detailed, with an appealingly real sparkle and liveliness.”

“In conveying the movie’s extreme dynamics, natural dialogue, precise scene-to-scene ambience, and (most notably) astonishing score, the Silvers left nothing on the table."

“Even on quieter films, the Silvers left a positive vibe. Anonymous, a vastly underrated movie from 2011, consists mainly of clean dialogue punctuated by a sweet score that sneaks up on you. On the Silvers, it reminded me once again that a good surround system isn’t just for action.”

"Honestly, I couldn’t have wished for more from any system.”

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Silver 6AV12

March 2014

High tech features make room-friendly 6AV12 system system "Unfailingly Enjoyable"

New Silver’s accomplished tech has impressed AVForums’ Ed Selley. Ed has lived with many larger systems, but what sets the 6AV12 apart even from more expensive rivals is the way it has weaved specialised features with a smaller footprint to deliver truly cinematic replay from a room-friendly design. Awarding a coveted ‘recommended’ badge, he concludes that

“…while it looks excellent, this is a package that delivers sonically too. The performance is exciting but easy to live with and the dedicated surround speakers and clever subwoofer setup software give these speakers a cinematic performance that is unfailingly enjoyable. If you want a speaker package that delivers on sound and aesthetics, this is a great place to start looking”.

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Silver 6AV12

May 2014

"Stunning build quality."

Home Cinema Choice found the Silver 6 AV12 package to be 'Best Buy' worthy, as well as:

"...a highly impressive system offering top-drawer performance, elegant looks and stunning build quality. Monitor Audio's refined responsive sound works wonders for music, and with movies it delivers one of the most natural and immersive soundstages I've heard."

Silver 6AV12

May 2014

Silver 6AV12 earns the "Trusted Reviews Recommended" title.

Esteemed reviewer Danny Phillips tests the Silver 6AV12 package, awarding it the Trusted Reviews Recommended title and an overwhelmingly positive review:

"We’re already big fans of Monitor Audio’s sound and Silver 6AV12 does nothing to diminish our admiration. It delivers a powerful yet highly polished performance with movies, easily hitting the level of quality you’d expect for the money."

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Silver 6

March 2014

Superb AV Package Shines

The March 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine features a First Test review of Silver 6AV12, where the 5.1 surround system impressed to the tune of five stars.

"It's talents start with superb build quality extending to a wide range of finishes, and end with sound quality that will worry most rivals."

"The complete Silver package is a deeply impressive performer."

"This is a top notch surround package for the money."

You can read the full review in the March 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, or download a copy below.

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