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Monoprice‘s high-end home theater brand Monolith has announced today it has released the M518HT THX Certified 5.1 Home Theater System, priced at $799.99.  The compact setup is designed for smaller rooms and gaming systems. It includes five on-wall satellite speakers and an 8-inch powered subwoofer. The M518HT carries a THX Certified Compact badge and can achieve “dynamic” and “massive” audio reproduction, just as the director intended.

“When it comes to watching movies or playing video games at home, nothing beats having a powerful, great-sounding multi-channel surround sound system. The M518HT 5.1 home theater speaker system expands upon our lineup of previously-announced THX Certified speakers and subwoofers designed for home theater rooms and larger living rooms, and serves as an ideal solution for smaller rooms like bedrooms, game rooms and dens, without compromising the excellence for which our THX Certified Monolith products are known,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith business unit manager, Monoprice.

Monoprice says the high-excursion full-range satellite speakers use 4.5-inch concentric drivers with inset 20mm silk dome tweeters and optimized waveguides. Cabinets are fashioned from MDF and are capable of flat frequency response down to 80Hz. Each speaker also features a keyhole mounting slot and spring-loaded wire terminals for easier installation. The included 8-inch ported and active subwoofer feeds off a DSP-tuned 150-watt amplifier. With a corresponding flat response down to 30 Hz (-10dB), the sub is tuned to balance the satellite speakers. The sub also has adjustments for crossover, phase and level. Three EQ settings enable optimization for different room types, but the THX EQ setting promises to offer the most reference-friendly and lowest distortion sound, according to the manufacturer.

The Monolith HTIB is covered by a five-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee. For more information on the M518HT, visit this page. For more information on THX Certification and performance criteria, visit THX’s website here.

 

 

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It's about time someone introduced a decent option to soundbars. Not to mention, a true, two way mini cube speaker.
 

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Review is now up.