Monitor Audio Silver RX6 AV12 - Centre, Rears and Subwoofer

By Danny Phillips



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Monitor Audio Silver RX6 AV12


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Inside the bulky RX Centre are the same drivers, but arranged in a different way to account for its horizontal orientation. The versatile RXFX rear speakers offer a bipole mode for people who like their effects direct, and a dipole mode for those who prefer a more diffuse sound. You can flick between them using a switch on the back of each speaker. They’re designed to be mounted flush on side or rear walls, which helps to spread effects around the room.

The RX Centre

The RXW-12 sub is surprisingly heavy for such a compact unit, but that’s due to the robustly built MDF enclosure and the amount of heavy duty tech packed inside. This includes a newly designed 12in C-CAM cone, a two-magnet motor system and 3in voice coil – not to mention the 500W Class D amp.

Opt for Bipole or Dipole modes with the RXFX rears

No matter where you install the RXW-12, it’s easy to make adjustments thanks to the panel of controls conveniently located on top. These include a volume dial and a couple of buttons that let you switch between two EQ presets. EQ1 is the 'standard' setting, delivering the best overall balance for music and movies, but EQ2 injects an extra 4dB at 21Hz, which helps deliver movie soundtracks with a little more welly.

The heavy RXW-12 subwoofer with controls on top and at the rear

On the back of the sub are more controls and sockets. These include a dial for setting the crossover frequency between 40 and 60Hz, although this can be bypassed by flicking the Low Pass Filter switch if your AV receiver handles the crossover. There’s also a switch to flip the phase 180 degrees plus phono inputs and outputs for passing the signals on to an additional sub.


July 23, 2010, 12:34 pm

I have an RS6 set up (albeit in stereo only) and absolutely love it - so never really doubted the replacement models would impress.

The black gloss would have gone perfect with my living room too - maybe time to talk to the missus?...

Not sure about the look of the book shelf speakers though


July 23, 2010, 3:37 pm

The black gloss finish is sexy :)


July 23, 2010, 4:40 pm

I have to say that every MA speaker just gets better and and better. Unlike most other companies (who seem to be forgetting their bread and butter and going off in search of the holy grail), MA put a lot of eefort into making the speakers look and sound better and better. The RX series is brilliant and I am just on the verge of buying this very AV package. Thanks MA for amazing speakers!

Rob Needham

July 24, 2010, 4:53 am

agree with everything said here.

I have this set in Walnut and they are brilliant. took a couple on months to get to full potential.

Emmanuel Walter

July 24, 2010, 8:16 am

How about the RX8 as speaker instead of RX^. I heart they are better for music and not much more expensive than RX6?

Scott Korek

June 2, 2013, 10:12 am

I have a pair of Monitor Audio Gold Series (floor standing} speakers that I purchased 10 years ago. They were by far the best speakers I auditioned for listening to music at low/ moderate to very loud volume levels. Many speakers are way short on proper bass when being played at lower volume levels. I was certain I was going to buy the B&W speakers until I auditioned the Monitor Audio speakers - and the B&W's retailed for $1000.00 more. The Monitor Audio speakers were all around better sounding at every volume level. I have had no problems at all and have played them loud and long for 10 years. The quality and build of the new models look at least as good as what I purchased - perhaps better. I'd have to listen. I highly recommend their product. Note: I also purchased a Musical Fidelity NuVista Integrated Amplifier ant the NuVista Xray CD player at the same time. Over priced perhaps, but the sound cold not be much better. So, I also highly recommend an audition of Musical Fidelity components. Ten years of great sound with heavy play and no problems = great components.

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