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Monitor Audio CW8 subwoofer

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The CW8 is an ultra compact subwoofer designed to sit discreetly within any room environment. With a foot print smaller than most other subwoofers, the CW8 can easily be tucked behind furniture yet still deliver the explosive high-quality bass frequencies that can transform the experience of audio in your home. The CW8 is best suited to small and medium sized rooms.
The CW8 incorporates Monitor Audios signature C-CAM drivers. Each system array comprises an active high-excursion drive unit powered and trimmed by potent DSP-tuned amplification, together with twin side-mounted ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators). For each system, proprietary DSP control software regulates the output from 350W of integrated cool-running Class D amplification, keeping distortion within very low limits, even when the system is driven hard.

The flanking auxilary bass radiators augment the active driver to provide three times the radiating area at low frequencies for high SPL (Sound Pressure Level) and diminished distortion. As a result you’ll experience deep, clean bass frequencies at pressure levels beyond the capabilities of similarly-sized products, delivering great bass enhancement with minimal intrusion into room space and décor.

Comprehensive operational control

The CW8 features versatile input and control options including RS232 and a dedicated ‘SubConnect’ PC application via a wired USB interface. Panel inputs include stereo RCA (mainly for two-channel applications), unbalanced RCA or balanced (XLR) LFE connections, and a 12V power trigger (for connection to an AVR with this feature). RS-232 provides integration with 3rd party system control to choose such things as power-on preferences. A list of codes is provided to enable programming.

Panel controls include four pre-set buttons, factory-calibrated to provide optimum contours for music, movie, flat and impact. The limits of each parametric function can be adjusted in the ‘SubConnect’ PC application (available as a download from to provide user presets. Via the application, each input can in addition be assigned a different set of values and features to accommodate for instance, systems with different output levels. Auto input signal sensing is possible, with the off time adjustable in the application.
Streaming audio services

Perfect for...

Home cinema
Add dynamic bass to home cinema applications

Best suited to small and medium size rooms
Technical specification

Technical specification

Height x width x depth - 270mm x 260mm x 276mm
Class D amplifier with switch mode power supply
Amplifier output - 350 Watts RMS @ < 1% THD+N
EQ profiles - Flat, Music, Movie, Impact
Low frequency limit - 35Hz (-6dB)

Driver specification
8 inch C-CAM long throw driver
Twin auxiliary bass radiator

5 year warranty

Key features

Ultra-compact ‘cube’ shape designs
Twin side-mounted ABRs for increased output and reduced distortion
High excursion woofers featuring signature C-CAM cone technology
High-power Class-D amplifier delivering 350 watts
DSP processing
RS-232 for integration with system controllers
SubConnect’ PC Applet for full feature adjustment, installer set-up and firmware update using USB
LFE Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA Inputs
Stereo RCA line level inputs
Phase switch (0-180 degrees)
12V trigger and auto signal sensing with timer control
4 x pre-set equalisation
Robust metal mesh grille on front woofer
Rigid MDF cabinet construction with durable vinyl finish

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