Monitor Audio CW10
Huge bass from Monitor Audio
There are few speaker companies that impress me with their subwoofer designs more than Monitor Audio. That's because the British hi-fi company packs a ton of high-tech features into relatively compact subs. The CW10 is a great example of this — it dishes out huge bass, but is still small enough to be inconspicuous in your room.
The CW10 uses dual 10" side-firing passive radiators to reinforce bass output.
A trio of woofers move some serious air.
So what makes the CW10 sound so good? Well for starters it sports three 10" cones that work in concert with each other. One is powered by a beefy 400-watt Class D amplifier. The other two are passive radiators that move in tandem with the powered driver.
Each cone is made from a lightweight, ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. This ultra-rigid material resists the bending and twisting that causes distortion while allowing the use of thinner, lighter, more responsive materials.
The result is tight, fast, and tuneful bass with exceptionally high output levels.
Put a stop to shaking, rattling, and rolling.
Quick story: my living room has glass bookshelf and fireplace doors, along with tall windows that line three of its walls. All of these used to rattle like crazy when bass hit during movies. It drove me nuts!
One day I decided that I'd had enough. I bought an isolation platform to decouple my sub from the hardwood floor. Voila! Just like magic, the rattling and vibrations instantly disappeared. I even had to dial the sub back because the bass was suddenly stronger. It is without a doubt the best money I've ever spent on my system.
lower frequency limit: 32 Hz (-6 dB)
built-in Class D amplifier delivers 400 watts of continuous power
ultra-rigid, lightweight C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) cone material provides high efficiency and low distortion
front-firing 10" C-CAM woofer
dual side-firing 10" passive radiators reinforces bass response
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) tailors performance to your taste in bass
four rear-panel EQ modes (flat/music/movie/impact)
optional SubConnect PC software allows for full feature adjustments, installer setup, and firmware updates via USB
phase switch (0/180°)
continuously variable low-pass 40-120 Hz crossover
XLR balanced LFE input
stereo and LFE RCA line-level inputs
3.5mm 12-volt DC trigger input
RS-232 input for use with third-party custom automation systems
durable black vinyl finish
12"W x 12-3/8"H x 12-5/8"D (including feet)
weight: 27.75 lbs.
What's in the box:
Monitor Audio CW10 owner's manual
4 Rubber feet (pre-installed)
6' AC power cord
10' Mono-minijack cable