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Monitor Audio Announces Anthra Series Subwoofers

Monitor Audio’s Anthra Subwoofer Series has arrived. 3 different driver sizes. Class D amplification. Substantial price tags. We can’t wait to experience these.

Monitor Audio Anthra W10, W12 and W15 Subwoofers

Home theater and stereo systems can often benefit substantially from the addition of a quality subwoofer and there are hundreds of models to select from in 2023. Monitor Audio is one of the largest loudspeaker manufacturers in the UK and their track record of success speaks for itself. Their new Anthra Series has been announced and all 3 models command some serious prices.

There are three models/sizes to choose from: The W10 (10 inches), W12 (12 inches), and W15 (15 inches). Each is designed to complement both music and movie listening with solid, clear, deep bass response while being easy to set up and use.  

Monitor Audio Anthra Series Subwoofer MDF Construction Cutaway

Key Features

All three subwoofers incorporate the following core technologies and features. 

Cabinet Construction: Each of the subwoofers is encased in a sealed MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinet. 

Speaker Construction: Rigid Surface Technology II (RST II) and ceramic-coated aluminum magnesium (C-CAM) high-excursion driver.

Motor Massive motor assembly with long dual-layered, copper-coated aluminum wire (CCAW), round-wound voice coils. This supports more precise control at extremely low frequencies.

Monitor Audio Anthra Series Subwoofer Driver Exploded
Monitor Audio Anthra Series Subwoofer Class D Amp Exploded

Class-D Amplification: This provides efficiency for optimum performance, even at high volume levels. 

LCD Display and Onboard Controls: A 2-inch full-color LCD display and rotary dial control for menu selection and basic setup are provided. 

MaestroUnite App (Android/iOS): This provides easy setup and control via a compatible mobile device.

Monitor Audio Anthra Series Subwoofer MaestroUnite App

Custom EQ: There are 3 pre-defined EQ curves, plus 3 custom EQ curves each with 8 band custom EQ supporting (Peaking, High Shelf, Low Shelf, High Pass) that can be configured through the MaestroUnite App

Volume Level: Wide adjustable input gain allows maximum output from a wide range of input signals.

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Monitor Audio Anthra Series Subwoofer Connections

Inputs: RCA (l/r – left Input is LFE) and XLR connection options.

Outputs: Both RCA and XLR outputs are included. This allows users to connect up to 4 Anthra subwoofers in daisy-chain fashion (you can never have enough bass – especially in a large room).

Finishes: Available finishes include Gloss Black and Satin White with cloth-covered magnetically attached Grilles

Monitor Audio Anthra W10, W12 and W15 Subwoofers Across

Comparison

W10W12W15
MSRP$2,350$2,700$3,500
Subwoofer TypeActive – Sealed CabinetActive – Sealed CabinetActive – Sealed Cabinet
Speaker Driver Size10-inches12-inches15-inches
Speaker Driver Type High Linear-Excursion Triple Suspension High Linear-Excursion Triple SuspensionHigh Linear-Excursion Triple Suspension
Speaker Driver Excursion50mm50mm50mm
Amp Output Power at 240VAC425 Watts Continous, 500 Watts Peak900 Watts Continuous, 1700 Watts Peak1400 Watts Continuous, 2500 Watts Peak
Amp Output Power at 120VAC390 Watts Continuous, 450 Watts Peak700 Watts Continuous, 1325 Watts Peak1400 Watts Continuous, 2500 Watts Peak
Low-Frequency Limit (-6dB)17Hz16Hz16Hz
High-Frequency Limit (-6dB)400Hz400Hz400Hz
Low Pass Filter (Crossover) 20-200Hz (Adjustable Roll-off) -3 to -48dB per Octave in 3dB per Octave steps-3 to -48dB per Octave in 3dB per Octave steps-3 to -48dB per Octave in 3dB per Octave steps
Phase Control0-360 Degrees measured at LPF (Low Pass Filter) Crossover0-360 Degrees measured at LPF (Low Pass Filter) Crossover0-360 Degrees measured at LPF (Low Pass Filter) Crossover
Power Consumption120 Watts200 Watts550 Watts
External Dimensions
(HWD – without feet)
321 x 321 x 321 mm
(12.64 x 12.64 x 12.64 inches) 
374 x 374 x 374 mm
(14.72 x 14.72 x 14.72 inches)
439 x 439 x 439 mm
(17.28 x 17.28 x17.28 inches)
Weight22.2 kg
(49 lbs)
32.4 kg
(71.5 lbs)
40.3 kg
(89 lbs)

Availability and Price

The Monitor Anthra Series subwoofers are expected to be available beginning in August 2023 through Authorized Dealers and Installers at the following prices (each):

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