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Cable and accessories virtual superstore Monoprice has announced that its Monolith by Monoprice 16-inch Powered Subwoofer – teased last August – is available now for $2,299.  Branded THX Ultra Certified status means the subs must perform at reference levels in rooms up to 3,000 cubic feet. Monoprice also made available a 13-inch model in the summer, retailing for $1,599 direct from monoprice.com.

“With our new 13- and 16-inch subwoofers, we set out to reach an unprecedented new level of performance, while still offering the best value in the industry. With newly designed high-excursion drivers, 2000-watt DSP amplifiers, and THX Ultra certification, these new subwoofers have well exceeded that goal,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith Business Unit Manager, Monoprice.

Monolith by Monoprice 16-inch Powered Subwoofer inner workings

As well as THX Ultra, the new 16-inch sub includes 2,000-watt RMS and 3,800-watt peak power ratings, care of Class D amplification. A four-port design allows for sealed, semi-sealed and ported configurations, and the sub sports a new rounded enclosure in gray oak. Monoprice says that the surface area of the woofer cone itself is nearly equal to two 12-inch subwoofers. 48-bit DSP promises to refine system performance for flat response from 16Hz – 250Hz, while distortion and artifacts should be minimized.

“Since its inception, our Monolith line of premium audio products has continued to reinforce Monoprice’s commitment to providing premium products at affordable prices. These new subwoofers take that commitment to new heights. Not only are they among the most affordable subwoofers in their class, but they also outperform the competition,” said Bernard Luthi, CEO at Monoprice. “With Monolith, you can have extreme performance and value without compromising on either.”

Monoprice offers a 5-year replacement warranty plus 30-day “no questions asked” return policy. For more information, go to Monoprice.

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Martin Dew