Monitor Audio R270HD12
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Monitor Audio is giving its RadiusHD 5.1 style speaker packages a boost with a new subwoofer, the 500W AW-12

Monitor Audio is boosting its RadiusHD sub/sat style speaker packages with the addition of its active AW-12 subwoofer.

The new 5.1 systems, dubbed R90HD12 (£1675) and R270HD12 (£1975), are designed to integrate with the AW-12, extending the systems' low-frequency response to below 20Hz.

MA's subwoofer uses a front-firing 12in C-CAM driver and a 500W Class D amplifier, and is available in gloss black or white "metal-flecked" lacquers to match the rest of the RadiusHD speaker range.

The R90HD12 package combines the AW-12 with four compact R90HD satellites and a R180HD centre channel speaker.

The R270HD set-up, configured for larger spaces, teams the AW-12 with a pair of floorstanding R270HD speakers, a pair of R90HD satellites for the rear channels and a slim R225HD as the centre speaker.

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Both speaker systems will be available to buy in June 2009.