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Monitor Audio Bronze W10

Powered subwoofer (Black Oak Vinyl)

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Our take on the Monitor Audio Bronze W10

For more than four decades, Monitor Audio has tirelessly pursued getting the best sound possible out of their speakers. That dedication shows in their Bronze W10. This powered sub is packed with high-end driver and amplifier technology that delivers powerful bass in home theater or two-channel music systems.

Deep, powerful bass from audio experts

For more than four decades, Monitor Audio has tirelessly pursued getting the best sound possible out of their speakers. That dedication shows in their Bronze W10. This powered sub is packed with high-end driver and amplifier technology that delivers powerful bass in home theater or two-channel music systems.

Monitor Audio Bronze W10 powered subwoofer

The W10 features a down-firing passive radiator that reinforces the sub's bass output.

Big sound, small footprint

The W10 measures in at just over a cubic foot, so it doesn't eat up a lot of space in your room. It maximizes its output by combining a 10" front-firing woofer with a 10" down-firing passive radiator. Together they provide potent bass that's ideal for small- to medium-sized rooms. An efficient, 200-watt Class D amplifier provides the horsepower for bass notes all the way down to 30 Hz.

Build a complete Bronze system

Want amazing surround sound from a voice-matched system? Mix and match these speakers with the Bronze W10 for immersive home theater.

Bookshelf speakers: Bronze 1 or Bronze 2
Center channel: Bronze Center
Floor-standing speakers: Bronze 5 or Bronze 6
Surround speakers: Bronze FX

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 30-150 Hz
  • built-in Class D amplifier delivers 200 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
  • down-firing 10" passive radiator reinforces bass response
  • acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
  • continuously variable low-pass 40-150 Hz crossover
  • three preset EQ modes (music, movie, impact)
  • built-in DSP signal and control processing
  • phase switch (0/180°)
  • heavy-duty cabinet bracing provides low-resonance performance
  • auto on/off, plus 12-volt DC trigger input
  • left and right RCA line-level inputs
  • RCA LFE input
  • adjustable feet with carpet spikes and soft polymer floor pads
  • black oak vinyl finish
  • 12-5/8"W x 12-5/8"H x 13"D
  • weight: 28.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grilled (installed)
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 10' Mono-minijack cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition C-CAM
Firing Direction Front
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 50-120Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq None
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 220
Frequency Response 34-120 Hz
Height (inches) 14-3/16
Width (inches) 12-5/8
Depth (inches) 16
Weight 28.1 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 2 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

10" Woofer + 10" ABR: The Monitor Audio Bronze series W10 powered sub employs an ultra long-throw 10" driver featuring a concave "dished" C-CAM cone. A 10" flat-panel ABR (auxiliary bass driver) is mounted on the bottom of the powered sub to augment low frequency extension and power handling.

200W Class-D Amplifier: The 10" C-CAM woofer is driven by a powerful, low-distortion Class-D Amplifier rated at 220 watts (RMS). The Class-D amplifier features a switch Mode power supply, designed to deliver high continuous rating and provides the instantaneous delivery of high current when required.

Rigid MDF Enclosure: The powered subwoofer's enclosure features 18mm thick MDF construction with heavy interior bracing applied to provide a stiff, low-resonance cabinet.

DSP Controls: The Bronze W10 powered sub features DSP processing with all controls and crossover adjustment performed in the digital domain for precision accuracy.

  • Level Control: The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Monitor Audio powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
  • Low-Pass Crossover: The variable low-pass crossover is adjustable from 50-120Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from your AV system's loudspeakers to the Monitor Audio powered subwoofer. Set the crossover point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers.
  • Phase Switch: The Phase switch is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers. Select the position either 0˚ or 180˚ in which your subwoofer has more output at the listening position.
  • Bass EQ: The Bronze W10 powered subwoofer offers Impact, Movie, and Music presets for easy EQ operation. Movie mode provides a relatively flat response down to 35Hz. Music mode is -2dB down from Movie mode but goes lower, all the way down to 30Hz. Impact mode is +3dB up from Movie mode and comfortably goes down to 40Hz.

LFE/Stereo Inputs: The Monitor Audio Bronze W10 powered subwoofer is equipped with a dedicated LFE input and a stereo RCA input to connect the powered sub to a variety of AV receivers or integrated amplifiers.

  • LFE Input: Most of today's AV receivers have a line-level subwoofer output (LFE). If your receiver has an LFE output, connect one end of a subwoofer cable (sold separately) to this output and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's dedicated LFE input. This type of connection bypasses the powered sub's crossover and uses the low-pass crossover built into your AV receiver.
  • Stereo Input: In absence of a subwoofer (LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from the receiver to the stereo RCA inputs (Left/Right) on the powered subwoofer. This type of connection will use the low-pass crossover built into the powered sub.

12V Trigger Input: A 12V trigger input (3.5mm) syncs the Bronze W10 powered sub with other AV components when the system is activated.

Auto Power On/Off: The powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal. You can also choose to turn the powered sub On manually from the rear-switch on the back. It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 20 minutes with no audio signal.

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I like my monitor bronze bookshelf speakers and this should make them sound even better. [ RUSSELL  Nov 13, 2018 ]
I bought this to match my floor speakers and center speaker. [ Don  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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