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When Monoprice announced that they had released a set of compact home theater speakers under the Monogram brand, and that they were THX-certified, I was eager to give them a try. The set arrived in a large and rather heavy box, with 5 satellite speakers measuring roughly as a 6-inch cube (6” x 6.3” x 5.9”) weighing 4.2 pounds each and an 8” downfiring subwoofer measuring approx. 12.5” x 13.5” x 13.5” and weighing 19.8 pounds. All of the speakers have a flat black finish, and the satellites have an optional fabric grill.
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Front view of M518HT subwoofer
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Rear view of M518HT subwoofer
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M518H Satellite speaker
At first glance, I was a bit disappointed in the lack of mounting screw holes in the satellites...

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I guess I don't know why cubes would need a "dedicated" center speaker. Usually that's just because it's horizontally aligned instead of vertical. With cubes, there's no need. Am I missing something?

And the wonky crossovers from auto calibration seems like a fault with Audyssey rather than the speakers.

The lack of a 1/4-20 thread on the back does seem baffling.
 

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I guess I don't know why cubes would need a "dedicated" center speaker. Usually that's just because it's horizontally aligned instead of vertical. With cubes, there's no need. Am I missing something?
I guess I'm just used to a center speaker looking like a center speaker.
And the wonky crossovers from auto calibration seems like a fault with Audyssey rather than the speakers.
Possibly, but when I re-installed my Energy speakers today, they all registered with crossovers at 90Hz.
 

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