Product Focus: Monitor Audio IWS-10
Created to add deep bass frequencies to architectural speaker systems, Monitor Audio’s new in-wall subwoofer design is an amalgam of sophisticated IWS-10 subwoofer driver, IWA-250 amplifier and IWB-10 back box. The system has been conceived to deliver optimum ‘controlled’ bass in new walls or easy bass augmentation in retro-fit situations.
Generating excellent bass depth with maximum installation flexibility the IWS-10 subwoofer driver is a highly specialised design employing an extraordinarily rigid, flat 10” surface of 10mm (3/8”) RDT® material derived from Monitor Audio’s acclaimed ‘Platinum’ series of high-end speakers. Rigid Diaphragm Technology is a sandwich of C-CAM® alloy, bonded to a honeycomb Nomex core. The resulting properties of low mass and great strength give the driver the ability to behave as an extremely agile piston, resistant to bending, light enough to deliver an accurate bass response through large excursions, even within a shallow 81mm profile. A large vented pole helps to move air quickly, reducing power compression and improving heat dissipation.
Consequently the IWS-10 is specified to produce excellent bass quality in a range of wall, ceiling, even floor locations introducing wider retrofit possibilities. It features Monitor Audio’s patented Tri-grip® clamping system which is easier to install and provides three times the surface area of a conventional dog-leg type clamp, offering better overall surface sealing. The IWS-10’s trim-less grille and frame edge are paintable to blend discreetly with décor.