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Platinum PLW215 II

Monitor Audio PLATINUMPLW215II
Platinum II Collection

Features

  • Twin 15" C-CAM drivers, triple-suspended for a full 4cm of excursion
  • A dedicated DSP -controlled amplifier powers each driver
  • SubConnect software: adjust in-room response using top panel dial or laptop
  • 4 user presets per input, including preset Flat/Music/Movie/Impact modes

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  • Type: Speakers
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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by Monitor Audio

If a pin drops, you'll hear it. When the orchestra plays, it plays for you, so vividly and with such effortless scale you'll believe you're ten rows from the stage. This is the magic of high-end audio as experienced through the Platinum II speakers. Whether it's a power chord exploding from a towering backline, the majesty of a choir soaring in union or the spell-binding gravity of a solo performance, you'll sense the chemistry of music and musician more than ever before.

For over forty years our work as engineers and audio enthusiasts has been dedicated to this unveiling. With our most advanced driver, crossover and acoustic systems set within luxurious cabinets, we've tuned the virtues that have won Monitor Audio worldwide acclaim to a new intensity, allowing rarefied audio transparency to be revealed and enjoyed. Platinum II is our magnum opus, as inspirational and satisfying to us as we hope it will be to you.

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We're asking you to recall your last encounter with the awe-inspiring power of thunder; how its enormous natural presence is able to translate the experience of low frequency sound into a shock wave. The PLW215 II will help you to re-live the air-bending effect of Mother Nature's own subwoofer within your listening room.

Twin 15" C-CAM drivers, triple-suspended for a full 4 cm of excursion and individually powered by DSP -controlled amplifiers, will deliver clean frequencies down to 16 Hz. At this level, bass arrives with a percussive impact that you feel from head to toe, seamlessly extending even the PL500 II to deliver breath-taking audio resolution beyond the limits of your audible range, but with a physical dimension that absorbs the senses. Put simply, it's the sound of nature, vividly re-created.

Even so, all this explosive audio potency would be wasted without control. Adjust the in-room response of the PLW215 II on the top panel or via laptop using our proprietary SubConnect ' software. Within this global setting, the 24bit DSP offers four fully configurable user presets per input, including pre-set modes for Flat/Music/Movie/Impact EQ settings. If you wish to fine-tune, you can adjust frequency, slope, trim and EQ filters for each preset. There's also a Night Mode, which actively reduces the dynamic range of louder sections according to the level you desire. The PLW215 II is the most powerful, sophisticated and natural sounding bass engine we have ever built, and so complements the flagship Platinum II range with impeccable precision.

This product is now available to use with home theatre design software, The CEDIA Designer. .

Features

  • Twin 15" C-CAM drivers, triple-suspended for a full 4cm of excursion
  • A dedicated DSP -controlled amplifier powers each driver
  • SubConnect software: adjust in-room response using top panel dial or laptop
  • 4 user presets per input, including preset Flat/Music/Movie/Impact modes
  • Night Mode: actively reduces dynamic range of louder sections to desired level
  • High current Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
  • 12v trigger in (3.5 mm mono mini-jack, 6v threshold)
  • IR remote included, IR receiver on front panel
  • 3.5 mm microphone input jack, microphone included
System Format Sealed Cabinet with vibration cancelling driver configuration, 25 mm M.D.F. construction with internal bracing and sealed amplifier compartment
Lower Frequency Limit -3 dB @ 23 Hz / -10 dB @ 18 Hz (Free Field) default preset: Music, -3 dB @ 19 Hz / -10 dB @ 16 Hz (In Room) default preset: Music, Limited by low frequency protection filter (-3 dB @ 12 Hz)
Upper Frequency Limit -3 dB @ 150 Hz
Drive Unit Complement 2 x 15" C-CAM sub-woofer drivers featuring inverted surround and triple suspension for increase support at high excursions. Black single layer edge wound 3" voice coil with vented pole, vented coil and black CED coated motor unit to reduce power compression and increase thermal dissipation. FEA optimised cone, magnetics and suspensions for optimal performance and increased linearity
Linear Driver Excursion 42 mm Peak to Peak, Total displacement 6.4 Litres
Amplifier Output Dual Amplifier design with a single amplifier powering each driver, Combined 1400 W RMS, 2000 W Peak (Burst Ratio 1:4 Continuous, Measured into two non-reactive 4 Ohm Loads)
Amplifier Classification 2x Class-D amplifiers, Balanced Differential Input, Differentially loaded Power Supply, DSP controlled. High current Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
DSP 172 MHz DSP Core with 3500 instructions per sample, 139 dB of dynamic range and 56-bit double precision processing, dynamically updated by an 80 MHz MCU
Digital Conversion Wolfson Microelectronics (Cirrus Logic) ADC & DAC @ 24bit/48KHz. (WM8786 ADC & WM8740 DAC)
LED UI Control Panel Adjustable brightness 0% - 100%, configurable auto off feature. Quick access to menu items: Trim, LPF, Phase, Preset Select
Global Settings (via SubConnect) Display Brightness (0-100%), Dim (to 50% or to Off), Default Preset, Mute Link Outputs, 12V Trigger Assignment (Power on/off or Preset select), Input gain (Master -80 to +20dB, Trim -6 to +6dB, Mute), Phase (0-360 in 15 degree steps), Night Mode Threshold (-2dB to -20dB), Auto On / OFF (Enable Signal Sense, Always On, Time to off 5-240mins)
User Presets (via SubConnect) 4 fully configurable user Presets including, Preset Name, LPF Frequency (5Hz Steps from 20-135Hz), LPF Slope Order (-12 or -24dB/Oct), Input (Stereo, LFE or Both), Trim Offset (-6 to +6dB), EQ mode (Impact, Music, Movie or Default), User EQ (6 adjustable filters applied on top of EQ mode), Room EQ (On/OFF), Night Mode (On/OFF)
User Equalisation (via SubConnect) 6 fully controllable EQ filters and 6 default filters with gain offset per preset, Default settings: Flat / Music / Movie / Impact
Room Correction EQ 6 System controlled parametric EQ filters set using advanced detection algorithm. Measurement can be initiated from the control panel or the SubConnect with up to microphone 6 positions (default 2)
Night Mode Night mode, assignable (on or off) per Preset with global threshold (-2 dB to -20 dB). Introduces dynamic range reduction lowering the level of loud sections
Phase Control 0-360 degrees, Increments of 15 degrees with a pure invert at 180 degrees
Low Pass Filter Alignment 2nd or 4th order (12 or 24 dB/Octave), Increments of 5 Hz from 35 Hz to 135 Hz
Auto Sensing Input Requirements Line Level >1mV on unbalanced and balanced inputs. Auto Standby feature, adjustable between 5-240 minutes in increments of 5mins
Digital Volume Level -11 to +11 dB in 1 dB increments, Via the control panel. -80 to +20 in 1 dB increments, via SubConnect application
IR Remote Control Code Supplied IR remote. Front facing IR receiver with red LED response. Additional discrete IR codes for automation available in the manual
SubConnect (PC Application) Windows (7 onwards) (32/64bit) compatible setup application available from the Monitor Audio website and on the supplied USB stick in the Platinum II Tool Kit. Allows the user to control advanced subwoofer setup features. Settings can be saved while not connected to the subwoofer for off sight setup.
Audio Input Connection LFE Input with Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA) inputs, Stereo Input with unbalanced (RCA) inputs. Inputs individually assignable to any Preset
Connection 12v Trigger in (3.5mm mono mini-jack, 6v threshold), assignable to On/Off or Preset change, 3.5mm Microphone input jack (mic supplied), RJ45 connector supporting RS232 (EIA/TIA - 561, Tx Pin 6, Rx Pin 5, Gnd Pin 4), IR repeater - Output (3.5mm mono mini-jack), USB - Type B, for connecting to SubConnect PC application and Firmware update
Electrical Certifications CE / CB/ ETL / Fcc / ErP (Energy saving compliant)
Mains Input Voltage 100 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60 Hz (Manually selected)
Power Consumption Maximum 1200 W, Standby <0.5 W (ErP compliance)
Fuse Type 20 mm T12.5AL 250VAC
External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers & Terminals (H x W x D)) 500 x 504 x 512.5 mm (19 11/16 x 19 13/16 x 20 3/16 ")
External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers, Terminals & Feet (H x W x D)) 545.8 x 504 x 512.5 mm (21 1/2 x 19 13/16 x 20 2/16 ")
Weight (unpacked) 57.54 kg (126 lb 10 oz)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Speakers

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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