The Monitor Audio Platinum PLW215 II is the most powerful, sophisticated and natural sounding subwoofer Monitor Audio have ever built, and so complements the flagship Platinum II range with impeccable precision. Platinum II is our flagship range of speakers – the pinnacle of our design skills. With our most advanced driver, crossover and acoustics systems, we’ve tuned the virtues that have won Monitor Audio worldwide acclaim to deliver sublime audio accuracy.
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 Monitor audio PLW215 II subwoofer will help you to re-live the air-bending effect of Mother Nature’s own subwoofer within your listening room.
Twin 15” 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 24 bit 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.
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
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)
2x Class-D amplifiers, Balanced Differential Input, Differentially loaded Power Supply, DSP controlled. High current Switch mode power supply (SMPSU)
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
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, assignable (on or off) per Preset with global threshold (-2 dB to -20 dB). Introduces dynamic range reduction lowering the level of loud sections
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
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
CE / CB/ ETL / Fcc / ErP (Energy saving compliant)
Mains Input Voltage
100 - 120 Vac / 220 - 240 Vac 50/60 Hz (Manually selected)
Maximum 1200 W, Standby <0.5 W (ErP compliance)
20 mm T12.5AL 250VAC
External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers and Terminals (H x W x D))
500 x 504 x 512.5 mm (1911/16 x 1913/16 x 203/16")
External Dimensions (Including Amp, Drivers, Terminals and Feet (H x W x D))
545.8 x 504 x 512.5 mm (211/2x 1913/16x 202/16")
57.54 kg (126 lb 10 oz)