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 4cm of excursion and individually powered by DSP-controlled amplifiers, will deliver clean frequencies down to 16Hz. 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.
- 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 (3.5mm mono mini-jack, 6v threshold)
- IR remote included, IR receiver on front panel
- 3.5mm microphone input jack, microphone included
|System Format||Sealed Cabinet with vibration cancelling driver configuration, 25mm M.D.F.
Construction with internal bracing and sealed amplifier compartment
|Low Frequency Limit (-6dB - IEC 268-13)||-3dB @ 23Hz / -10dB @ 18Hz (Free Field) default preset: Music, -3dB @ 19Hz / -10dB @ 16Hz (In Room)
Default preset: Music, Limited by low frequency protection filter (-3dB @ 12Hz)
|Upper Frequency Limit||-3dB @ 150Hz|
|Driver 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||42mm Peak to Peak, Total displacement 6.4 Litres|
|Amplifier Power Output||Dual Amplifier design with a single amplifier powering each driver,
Combined 1400W RMS, 2000W 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||172MHz DSP Core with 3500 instructions per sample,
139dB of dynamic range and 56-bit double precision processing, dynamically updated by an 80MHz 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 (-2dB to -20dB).
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||2nd or 4th order (12 or 24 dB/Octave), Increments of 5Hz from 35Hz to 135Hz|
|Auto Sensing input level requirements||Line Level >1mV on unbalanced and balanced inputs.
Auto Standby feature, adjustable between 5-240 minutes in increments of 5mins
|Digital Volume Control||-11 to +11dB in 1dB increments, Via the control panel. -80 to +20 in 1dB 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
|Control Connections/ interfaces||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 50/60Hz (Manually selected)|
|Power consumption||Maximum 1200W, Standby <0.5W (ErP compliance)|
|Fuse Type||20mm T12.5AL 250VAC|
|Weight (unpacked)||57.54kg (126lb 10oz)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) (Inc. amp, drivers & feet)||546.3 x 504 x 512mm
(211/2 x 1913/16 x 203/16”)
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Delivery & Returns
We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).
For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.
Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.
Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.