Monitor Audio - Bronze W10 - Subwoofer
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All the audiophile-like transparency of Bronze’s low-distortion design regimen concentrated in the bass domain. This is Bronze bass, deeply provisioned, authentically proportioned and dynamically fleet of foot, re-tooled from the ground up to punctuate the sound of every Bronze system with stunningly natural bass transients, timed to perfection. The sophisticated W10 subwoofer is a Bronze original, featuring an exclusive trinity of uprated amplifier topology, powerful DSP processing and long-throw driver design. Advanced switch-mode power conversion techniques, custom DSP tuning and a massive power reservoir combine to generate enormous dynamic headroom from the Class D power-pack, allowing the driver to drop low and punch hard without distortion for a truly sensational deep bass experience. A down-firing 10” ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) ensures that with the same compact footprint as its predecessor, the Bronze W10 delivers an incredible 6 dB greater SPL at 40 Hz. Choose how you enjoy the Bronze W10’s prodigious bass energy with pre-set EQ settings for music, movie or impact.
- Ultra long throw 10" driver featuring concave ‘dished’ C-CAM cone
- 10" flat panel ABR (auxiliary bass driver) mounted on the bottom to augment low frequency extension and power handling
- Powerful Class-D Amplifier delivering over 200 W with low distortion
- Switch Mode power supply, designed to deliver high continuous rating and provides the instantaneous delivery of high current when required
- DSP processing with all control features and crossover performed in the digital domain
- Three pre-set EQ mode settings (Music, Movie, Impact)
- 12 volt trigger - provides switching control from AV amp, processor or home automation control system
- 18 mm thick MDF construction
- Heavy cabinet bracing applied to provide stiff, low resonance cabinet
- Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes
Bronze: Purity and PrecisionMonitor Audio’s story is intertwined with the evolution of their world-famous speaker lines. Driven by top-down innovation and ever more accurate acoustic analysis, each generation has grown in capability, achieving award-winning levels of quality, performance and value with every introduction.
Their restless desire for the most blissful combination of great sound and design at all price points, demands that where possible we share the technology across ranges so that driver designs and analytic tools developed upstream serve to enhance ranges further down.
For example this approach allows the Gold series to benefit from a version of Platinum’s extraordinary C-CAM ribbon tweeter; for Silver to inherit Gold’s ‘dished’ C-CAM driver designs, and similarly for Bronze to absorb the latest refinements in tweeter and driver engineering from the Silver project.
In many ways Bronze has everything to gain from Monitor Audio’s dynamic forty-year design heritage. Enriched as it is with elements of Platinum, Gold and Silver, the brilliant Bronze series will transcend the expectations of its price class and eclipse even its venerated multi-award winning predecessor Bronze BX
Monitor Audio's latest champion moves up a gear from BX and rival budget speakers because Bronze is simply in a class of its own. The features speak for themselves. For the first time they're using spectacular steel-grey C-CAM driver cones for a seamless blend with finishes, available in a choice of Black Oak, Walnut, Rosemah and a White Ash. Invisible driver fixings and floating magnetic grilles add to the impression of streamlined sophistication, lending Bronze the look and feel of a premium range.
It sounds like one as well. Drawing on their flagship technologies they’ve engineered the acoustic design to deliver lower distortion and a wider response from seven beautifully matched, deceptively slender models. Combined for natural full-range music and home cinema sound, Bronze will transform the quality of your home entertainment at a price that won’t break the bank.
The C-CAM driver configurations give Bronze the tonal accuracy and consistency of a class leader. Harnessing driver technology developed for their acclaimed mid-market Silver models, Bronze explodes the myth that high power handling with low distortion belongs exclusively to the expensive world of audiophile design.
The proprietary bass and mid drivers responsible for Bronze’s open, expressive and naturally rhythmic quality utilise a type of ‘dished’ C-CAM cone, which employs the entire cone surface to radiate sound. Unbroken by the centre pole-piece aperture of conventional driver designs, the cone is inherently more rigid and efficient while being less prone to break-up under high drive conditions, resulting in exceptional detail resolution and life-like tonality. Ingeniously, the driver’s voice coil is thermally coupled to the back of the cone, which draws heat away from the coil for better power handling and optimal operation at all volume levels.
Above the drivers, a 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter extends each system’s frequency response to an ultra-sonic 30 kHz, allowing the full reproduction of harmonic frequencies vital to the accurate reproduction of, say, the decay of a piano string or the crash of a hi-hat. Within the Bronze tweeter, an innovative venting system allows air to flow outside the tweeter’s magnet assembly into a rear loading chamber, preventing air from being compressed at the back of the dome for lower distortion, reduced mechanical resonance, and improved damping. Structural improvements in dome geometry and drive mechanism have boosted accuracy and extension at the top end of the tweeter’s range as well, generating the extraordinary high frequency quality that helps to define the sound of Bronze.
Enhancing system performance is their ‘bolt-through’ driver mounting design, first devised for our Radius series models but now adopted by all our speaker ranges. The drivers are individually mounted on a through-bolt which fixes at the back of the cabinet and tensions the driver at the front. Cleverly this triple-action feature braces the cabinet structure for lower box colouration while removing the need for conventional front fixings, reducing unwanted driver/cabinet resonance and simultaneously boosting aesthetics.
The reflex loading found on all Bronze models (excluding Centre, FX and W10) is of the HiVe II variety, borrowed from the Gold range, which uses rifled port grooves to speed the air in and out of the cabinet for cleaner, more powerful bass and a superior transient response.
Best possible signal integrity through the crossover is supplied by polypropylene film capacitors, air core and laminated steel core inductors. With slightly higher overall impedance than their BX predecessors, the Bronze line-up offers superior system- building flexibility with a wider choice of partnering equipment.
- Lower Frequency Limit - 30 Hz
- Upper Frequency Limit - 40 —120 Hz (Variable Low Pass filter)
- Low Pass Filter Alignment - 12 dB/ Octave variable + 12 dB/ Octave Fixed @ 150 Hz
- Amplifier Output - 220 W
- Amplifier Classification - Class D with Switch mode PSU
- Drive Unit Complement - 1 x 10" C-CAM Long throw subwoofer driver + 1 x 10" flat panel ABR
- Dimensions (Excluding Amp and Feet (H x W x D)) - 320 x 320 x 330 mm (125/8 x 125/8 x 13")
- Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers and Feet (H x W x D)) - 364 x 320 x 364 mm (145/16 x 125/8 x 145/16")
- Input Impedance - 20 ohms
- Standby Power Consumption - 0.5 W (ErP approved)
- Mains Input Voltage - 110-120 Vac - 50-60 Hz, 220-240 Vac - 50-60 Hz , Electronic auto-select
- Weight - 12.8 kg (28 lb 2 oz)
Rosemah and White Ash are special order products. Please enquire for lead time.