News from CEDIA has been coming in thick and fast this week, so please bear with us as we try to get the best bits covered here on HTF in the coming days. Known originally for their extensive stocks of good quality home theater and hi-fi cabling, e-tailer Monoprice has broadened its selection of speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers and projection Screens at CEDIA Expo this week in San Diego.
“We consider home theater to be the bread and butter of our business and the origin of our passion for great sounding audio,” said Bernard Luthi, CEO of Monoprice. “CEDIA is a homecoming of sorts for us. It’s when we get to come together with audiophiles, audio enthusiasts, and other like-minded companies to celebrate audio excellence at its best. We’re excited to showcase our newest creations among these audiences and proud to offer them at a great price.”
According to Monoprice and a recent report on the global home theater market by ResearchAndMarket.com, a significant challenge for industry growth and consumer adoption between now and 2022 will be the high cost of home theater products. Monoprice’s Monolith collection is entering its second year and has been offering audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts options that combat ‘the expensive market norm.’ As the line continues to expand parallel to the industry’s growth, Monoprice aims to attract more and more home theater consumers around the world and bolster market growth by showing that high-quality technologies need not cost unrealistic amounts.
This year, CEDIA attendees have got a first-look at the latest items in the Monolith line, which include multichannel amplifiers and THX speakers, as well as 4K projection screens, in-wall speakers, outdoor speakers, and more. All products on the CEDIA show floor will start shipping in the fall. Offerings at the show, as directly reported by Monoprice include:
Monolith 9 Channel (pictured above) and 11 Channel Amplifiers with XLR Inputs ($1,999.99-$2,499.99):
All-in-one solution to the most demanding home theater systems including Atmos 7.1.4 or 5.1.6 and DTS:X multichannel soundtracks.
Monolith Dolby Atmos enabled Speakers ($349.99-$399.99):
With pending THX Certification, these feature built-in top firing elevation speakers to deliver room-filling, immersive audio at an unparalleled price.
Monolith THX In-Wall Speakers ($299.99-$399.99):
The two-way and three-way LCR in-wall speakers guarantee premium performance with pending THX certification at a cost drastically less than the category norm.
Monoprice Caliber & Alpha In-Wall Speaker Series Subwoofer ($59.99-$99.99):
Features an Aramid Fiber driver made from extremely durable material, and offers high volume bass extension with minimal distortion. The In-Wall Speaker Series blends into any home décor or environment with the paintable grill and easy-to-use paint guard.
Monoprice ISF Certified Ultra HD 4K Projection Screens ($599.99-$1,799.99):
Available in Motorized, Recessed Ceiling, and Fixed options, each screen features a tight and slick surface that eliminates any pixilation or distortion, ensuring users get the most out of 4K projectors.
Monoprice 3-piece Sycamore Outdoor 2.1 Speaker System ($229.99):
Includes an 8″ passive subwoofer and two 2.5″ satellite speakers that deliver rich and full sound to any yard or patio, while the body of the subwoofer and wires from the speakers remain out-of-sight underground.
As ever, you can visit www.monoprice.com for further info.