Movies, Music and Magic from the ASB-10
Equipped with a precision-tuned high performance 2.0 audio design comprising proprietary driver/amp pairings, integrated Dolby Digital processing and superior Bluetooth apt-X wire-free streaming, the super-slender ASB-10 will generate big audio dynamics from TV, games, discs and smartphones, to become the audio hub for every home.
Power, precision, performance in one
With a compact 90 x 94 mm cross section and at just under a metre in length, the discreetly proportioned ASB-10 complements the look of flat screens from wall or table-top positions. Its slim moulded polymer cabinet with black cloth grille and stylish brushed aluminium end trims houses an array of four Monitor Audio 3" C-CAM bass drivers (assisted by a brace of passive bass radiators), and twin 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter. The ASB-10’s proprietary drive-unit configuration is powered by as many as four integral DSP-trimmed amplifiers, individually calibrated by Monitor Audio engineers for optimum audio control and response. From so svelte a system the result is a size-defying success, injecting your music and film sound with greater scale, detail and rhythmic mid-bass definition.
Easy setup and operation
Installation couldn’t be any simpler. A single, easy, optical or coaxial SP-DIF link to the TV allows the ASB-10 to decode digital audio from connected sources. Activated automatically when a signal is received, the ABS-10’s on-board Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding ensures wide compatibility with film and games content. Dolby’s Virtual Speaker processing, which is designed to replicate a three-dimensional surround sound experience, is enabled via a button located on the front panel or remote handset. In addition the ASB-10 will energise streams of uncompressed CD-quality audio from your smartphones and tablets through its effortless Bluetooth apt-X wireless technology, and also accept legacy analogue sources via a 3.5mm stereo input.
Even bigger bass if you need it…
In most circumstances the ASB-10 will deliver ample levels of bass, but for low frequency enthusiasts Monitor Audio has developed the optional WS-10 active sub-woofer, purpose-built to add big bass dynamics to the ASB-10 system and all space-efficient set-ups. Complete with three-position EQ and a high quality digital wireless link to the ASB-10, the WS-10 is a compact and versatile design, comprising an 8" C-CAM driver powered by a 120 watt amplifier, generously provisioned with individual volume and phase controls, and a standard array of wired LFE and 12V inputs for integration with an AVR in alternative system applications. For ever greater system design versatility, the WS-10 can connect wire-free to other systems via Monitor Audio’s new WT-1 transmitter module.
Equipped with twin HiVe reflex ports, the WS-10’s robust, low-profile cabinet of 18 mm MDF is designed with flexibility in mind, wirelessly extending the ASB-10’s full-range delivery and contributing deeper bass to any Sound-Bar or compact satellite system through wired or wireless connections from the widest range of discreet room locations: beneath furniture, along room boundaries or in corners.
Lose the wires!
Decades of dealing with long, ugly cable runs can be consigned to history in minutes by installing our diminutive new WT-1/WR-1 wireless link. Measuring just 6 cm round by 4 cm deep, the WT-1 transmitter and WR-1 receiver establish an automatic lossless audio connection between analogue outputs and inputs over a range of up to 15 metres. The pairing is entirely intuitive and immediate: no elaborate button pushing is necessary.
Tucked out of the way behind equipment, the WT-1 transmitter simply plugs into the analogue LFE or pre-outputs on your AVR or player, and the WR-1 receiver into the inputs of a remote subwoofer or amp. The unobtrusive, ultra-compact modules then use the 2.4 GHz digital band to send uncompressed full-range audio through the air between them. Effortless installation replaces long runs of ugly wire to wirelessly extend the power of our WS-10 active subwoofer, and enable full-range, wire-free performance and convenience in any set-up missing wireless functionality, but with idle analogue inputs and outputs.
Simple to set-up and easy to use and expand, Monitor Audio’s super-flexible system of active ASB-10 Sound-Bar, optional companion WS-10 active subwoofer and WT wireless link applies over four decades of award-winning audio precision to restore the sound you’re missing from your TV and help you complete the high definition AV experience in your home. Easy, dynamic and beautifully discreet.
- 2.0 Active Soundbar
- 100 W delivered by four Class-D amplifiers for ample power and clarity
- Monitor Audio calibrated DSP processing provides precision fi lters and processing for all drivers individually
- 4 x 3" C-CAM metal cone bass mid-range drivers
- 2 x 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeters
- Compact dimensions for easy positioning beneath the TV, on-wall or cabinet location
- Digital wireless 2.4 GHz transmitter built-in for lossless/uncompressed signal transfer to optional WS-10 sub
- Bluetooth for easy music playback from smartphone, tablet or PC featuring high quality ‘CD like’ apt-X codec
- Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II and Dolby Virtual Speaker processing
- Optical and Coaxial SPDIF inputs
- Analogue input (3.5 mm stereo jack)
- IR Remote control handset supplied
- Moulded polymer cabinet with black cloth grille and brushed aluminium end trims
- Dimensions H x W x D: 99 x 900 x 94 mm
- Optional WS-10 Wireless powered subwoofer $650