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MASS W200

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The W200 is a powder keg for bass, primed with the precision-crafted ordinance of twin drivers and a potent 220W DSP controlled Class D amplifier. It powers a side-firing 10” long throw C-CAM bass driver equipped with a huge, dual stack magnet system. Complementing the active driver is a 10” Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR), the two working in tandem to generate the output and scale normally associated with ported designs, but with the fast accurate transient response of a sealed box. Select ‘music’, ‘movie’ and ‘impact’ pre-set response curves using a back-panel switch.

Features

  • C-CAM cone technology
  • 10” flat ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator)
  • Tuned for tight, fast bass punch
  • 220watt class-D power amplifier
  • DSP providing accurate filter characteristics
  • Advanced limiters designed to ensure the W200 never loses control.
  • 3 x pre-set bass modes (Music, Movie, Impact)
  • 12V trigger input – ensures W200 switches on and off with other equipment.
  • Heavy duty MDF construction
  • Discreet black cloth finish.

Specification

ItemValue
System Format Active sub-woofer system - Auxilary (ABR) loading.  18mm MDF cabinet (CARB2 approved)
Low Frquency Limit 30Hz (-6dB)
Upper frequency limit Variable 40 - 120Hz @ 24dB/Octave
Amplifier Power Output 220 watts @ 1% THD+N
Amplifier Classification Class - D amplifier with Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
Bass EQ Switch Music / Movie / Impact
Phase Control 0-180 degrees
Auto Sensing Line Level >3.5mmV
Input Level Requirements Standby after approx. 20 minutes if no signal sensed
Driver Compliment

1 x 10" (250mm) C-CAM® Long Throw Driver
1 x 10" (260mm) Auxilary bass radiator

Input Impendence > 20K Ohms
Mains input voltage 100 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60Hz (Factory Region Present)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(Including grilles and feet)
420 x 385 x 385 mm  /  169/16 x 163/16 x 163/16 Inches
Connections Stereo RCA in, LFE in, 12v Trigger in (3.5 mono mini-jack)
12v Trigger input 5 12v via 3.5 via mono mini-jack socket
Power Consumption 200 watts / 0.5 watts in Standby (ErP approved)
Weight 15.96Kg (35lb, 2oz)

Technology

ABR

ABR

For open environments sound quality can be further enhanced through the use of a sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator). The ABR works like a piston moving back and forth generated by the movement of the air via the motion of the mid/bass driver inside the sealed cabinet. This makes the ABR ultimately act like a conventional port resulting in superior low frequency punch and extra penetration whilst keeping the elements at bay.

C-CAM® Bass Drivers

C-CAM® Bass Drivers

Refined over many years by Monitor Audio, Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is used as a driver cone material for all our speaker designs from the mid-market models up. Originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components, C-CAM's properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. C-CAM bass drivers are able to resist the bending distortion imposed by sudden and extreme bass excursions to reproduce very clean, deep and dynamic bass frequencies. Conventional cone materials are more likely to flex in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion.

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October 2013

5 Stars for Mass from BBC Music Magazine

"The power produced by the diminutive satellite speakers is nothing short of breathtaking-this level of sound seems to have no business emanating from a system of this size...This is, pound for pound, one of the finest 5.1 systems I have across and one that is equally at home with music as it is with full movie surround."

 

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August 2013

Sound & Vision Magazine: MASS Test Report

Sound & Vision magazine has examined Monitor Audio's own MASS 5.1 speaker package in a detailed Test Report. Esteemed reviewer Al Griffin gave his opinion of the system:

"Monitor Audio has distilled the know-how that informs its higher-end speaker lines into a compact speaker package aimed at home theater newbies, I can't help but envy them."

"With MASS, not only will they get a full 5.1 system at an affordable price, but...the experience is sure to exceed their expectations"

Read the full review in the September 2013 issue of Sound & Vision magazine.

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February 2013

MASS Review in Home Cinema Choice Magazine

Mark Craven, editor of Home Cinema Choice magazine, is not one to hand over awards lightly. He’s seduced however by the MASS package: perfectly formed and priced, and complete with a mule’s kick in the bass department. He says “put into action with film soundtracks, the MASS system simply shines…the sound is crisp, detailed and utterly immersive. Overall, Monitor Audio’s newest product lineup is the perfect partner for a mid-range AVR in a living room cinema setup. Everything from the build quality and design to movie and (sub assisted) music performance impresses.”

Read the full review in Home Cinema Choice magazine issue 217 out now.

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision logo

October 2012

Small system, big sound, massive achievement.

It shouldn’t be possible for such room-filling sound to come from so space-friendly a system – yet it does! The experts at What Hi-Fi? have experienced a few unlikely outcomes in their time, but nothing as downright astonishing as the performance of our latest miracle of precision engineering: the highly bijou MASS AV system. And they’ve taken it to their hearts, awarding it five stars and price-class winner at this year’s What Hi-Fi? Awards. The team says:  

'What struck us immediately was the sense of scale and power - for such petite speakers, we were blown away by the big and confident output of sound. And they’re certainly capable of filling a decent-sized room as well; our testing rooms were engulfed in seamless, controlled soaring dynamics.'

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User Reviews

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    30 January 2014 Dan Lash

    I have the Silver series as my main system and was looking at the MASS system for a secondary 5.1 system in a smaller room. I auditioned this amazing product at my local dealer comparing it to other standard bookshelf and also other Monitor Audio products. After some intense A-B-C-D listening, I was amazed how good they sounded. Music, movies, sound stage and acoustic instruments...all were equally impressive. I was expecting the price tag to be well over $2,500 USD. Needless to say I was shocked that a product this good was just above some of the the "big box retailer" systems out there. Needless to say, if you care about sound quality, imaging and sound stage and have a budget, these are very hard to beat. Mine are on order and I can not wait to get them installed!

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