Monolith by Monoprice has added two eight-channel Class D home theater amplifiers to its portfolio, the 8250X ($2,999) and 8125X ($1,999, pictured in header). The blocks are designed, engineered and assembled in the USA with globally sourced parts, and use high-end audiophile-grade Hypex NCore modules. Monoprice promises that the Class D topology ensures both models will deliver outstanding efficiency and accurately reproduce the most dynamic soundtracks while articulating the subtle sonic details found in music.
“We take great pride in our Monolith products, and these new Class-D amplifiers are no exception. Engineered for uncompromising performance and value, our new Monolith amps efficiently deliver powerful and precise audio output across the entire frequency range, regardless of output gain levels. On top of all that, we were able to provide this level of world-class performance at an incredibly competitive price point,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith Business Unit Manager, Monoprice.The new amps are engineered to last, and resident engineers have worked with Hypex to create bespoke NCore modules with heavy-duty heatsinks to dissipate heat more effectively for better system endurance. Balanced XLR inputs are mounted directly to the amp’s metal chassis (not the internal circuit board) to ensure firm connections and prevent broken solder joints.
The pricier 8250X can produce 200 watts into 8 ohms and 400 watts into 4 ohms, while the 8125X musters 100 watts into 8 ohms and 175 watts into 4 ohms. Both models include heavy-duty binding posts and trigger inputs. Monolith products are backed by a 5-year replacement warranty and 30-day money back guarantee. Check out the Monolith website pages here.
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