Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer
    Product # 10565
    Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer
    Product # 10565
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    Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer

    While superb sound quality is the ultimate goal of any home audio system, the realities of budget and even aesthetics often force compromises in sound quality. Well, the time for compromise is over. Now you can have it all - great sound, great looks, small size, and an unbelievably low price!

    The Monoprice Premium 5.1-Channel Home Theater System surpasses all expectations for sound quality in a small package. The four satellite and the single center speakers each use a 3" polypropylene mid-range driver and a 3/4" aluminum dome tweeter. They can handle up 100 watts of power and have an impedance of 8 ohms.

    The satellite and center channel speakers handle frequencies from 110Hz to 20kHz ±3dB, with the crossover between the mid-range and tweeter drivers set to 3.5KHz. The powered subwoofer features an 8" downward firing speaker driven by a 200 watt amplifier. It handles frequencies from 30Hz to 150Hz (-10dB) and uses a variable crossover from 40-150Hz.

    The satellites measure only about 6.9" x 4.3" x 4.3" (HWD) and weigh about 2.9 lbs each, making them easy to mount almost anywhere. The center channel speaker measures about 4.3" x 10.2" x 4.3" (HWD) and weighs 3.0 lbs. Both the satellite and center speakers are equipped with a universal 1/4" threaded insert mounting options and have rear-firing ports, so they sound best when there is some breathing room behind them.

    The subwoofer is a 12.6" cube and weighs about 20 lbs. It features four large rubber feet, which keep the downward firing driver off the floor. It includes both line and speaker level stereo inputs, so it can be used with any amplifier. A phase control switch on the back allows you to adjust the phase of the subwoofer in relation to the rest of the system.

    So when looking for speakers for your home audio system, make the no compromise choice and enjoy superb sound quality and a stunning sound stage with the Monoprice Premium 5.1-Channel Home Theater System!


     
    Satellite Speakers
    Speaker Type 2-way, Full Range Bass Reflex with rear-firing port
    Tweeter Driver 3/4" Aluminum Dome
    Mid-Range Driver 3" Polypropylene
    Ported? Yes
    Frequency Range 110Hz ~ 20kHz ±3dB
    Crossover Frequency 3.5kHz
    Maximum Input Power 100 watts
    Recommended Amplifier Power 20 ~ 100 watts
    Sensitivity 88dB/2.83V/1m
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Connectors Spring loaded terminals
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.9" x 4.3" x 4.3"
    Weight 2.9 lbs.
     
    Center Speaker
    Speaker Type 2-way, Full Range Bass Reflex with rear-firing port
    Tweeter Driver 3/4" Aluminum Dome
    Mid-Range Driver 3" Polypropylene
    Ported? Yes
    Frequency Range 110Hz ~ 20kHz
    Crossover Frequency 3.5kHz
    Maximum Input Power 100 watts
    Recommended Amplifier Power 20-100 watts
    Sensitivity 88dB
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Connectors Spring loaded terminals
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.3" x 10.2" x 4.3"
    Weight 3.0 lbs.
     
    Subwoofer
    Speaker Type Bass Reflex with front-firing port
    Woofer Driver 8" Injected Cone
    Ported? Yes
    Frequency Range 30Hz ~ 150Hz -10dB
    Variable Low-Pass Filter 40Hz ~ 150Hz @ 18dB/octave
    Variable Phase Control 0° or 180°
    Amplifier Power Output 200 watts @ THD ≤0.5%
    Inputs Stereo line level and speaker level
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 12.6" x 12.6" x 12.6"
    Weight 19.8 lbs.
     


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    I see the satellite speakers have a 1/4" threaded hole for mounting. How many threads per inch? I've seen 1/4-20 and 1/4-28 both mentioned in the reviews and would like to know which, if either, is correct.
    Kevin M on Mar 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 28
    Can these speakers be wall mounted without additional parts?
    A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No, they are designed to be used with the 1/4" threaded hole.
    Subwoofer Connection Question

    I bought this system and was shocked to see there are right and left RCA inputs for the subwoofer. The manual says:
    "Subwoofer outputs are monophonic, so if you have two subwoofer outputs then they are intended to drive two separate subwoofers. To make this connection you will need a cable with a single RCA on one end, which splits into two RCA plugs on the other end."

    Really??? I have never seen a subwoofer with a right and left input, and it is just a single woofer in the enclosure. So this really has me confused, and I feel like I am missing something. It did not come with this unusual splitter but did come with a pair of RCA connectors which I cannot figure out when, if ever, those would be used on it. So it all has me quite confused, and I feel like I am missing something or the instructions have a serious omission.

    Do I really have buy a splitter? What if I just input on the left or right ... would it still give me full power or would I have only half powered subwoofer?
    Alan G on Jan 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This is not about power it is about the bass signal coming from each channel of your amplifier. You have bass signals coming from both the right and left channel of your amplifier. If you just take the signal from the left side of your amplifier, you will only get the bass signal from your left channel of the amplifier, and any bass signal coming from the right channel will not go to your subwoofer, but only to you regular speakers.
    This particular subwoofer allows for you to run your full right and left channel output from your amplifier to the subwoofer and the crossover in the subwoofer will sort out only the low frequencies to go to the subwoofer. It will eliminate any frequencies above where you set the crossover frequencies going to the subwoofer, thereby allowing the subwoofer to only handle the frequencies it is meant to handle. The splitter is needed to take the right and left channel signals and send one signal to the subwoofer and another signal to the regular speakers. If you also know the low frequencies your regular speakers go down to (for these speakers that is about 110 htz, and the subwoofer covers frequencies from around 40 htz to 150 htz) then you would likely sent the subwoofer low pass filter at about 110 to 150 htz to cover the frequencies that the right and left speakers do not cover. You could also do the same thing by just buying some extra speaker wire and running two pairs of wire from both the right and left channels of your amplifier. Run one set to the subwoofer and the other set to the regular speakers. This subwoofer has both types of hookups available, so it is your choice. Use the same frequencie settings with the low pass filter with this hookup as well.
    Hope this helped and did not just confuse the issue even more.
    Can I pair this with Sony STRDN1070?
    New User U on Jan 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have my home theater system paired with a mid-level Denon so I can't answer with 100% certainty but, from my research on receivers, I would have to think the Sony is quite similar so you should get excellent results. (Be sure to use quality speaker wire. I upgraded to Choice Series 12 AWG from Monoprice and the improvement was quite noticeable.)
    Can the rear surround speakers be mounted on the wall, even though they have a rear firing port? If so, how? How much "breathing room" do you recommend for the surround speakers if not mounted on the wall?
    A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: To mount the speakers on a wall you will need sometype of mounting system that takes advantage of the 1/4 " mounting hole on the back. The mounting system that you use will hold the speaker off the wall. I just looked in my manual for these speakers and I didn't see anything about for a distance from wall. My mounts hold them off about 3".
    does it plug in to outlet for power.?
    A shopper on Dec 4, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, you are correct! This item does plug into a power outlet for power. Thank you.
    What pins do I need to buy for this?
    A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The ones Monoprice sells don't work either. I ended up getting out my soldering iron and tinning the wire ends.
    What stands do you recommend for these?
    A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: These work great for the satellites:
    VideoSecu Universal Wall Ceiling Audio Speaker Mount for Home Theater Speaker Satellite speaker Bracket - 4 Packs MS40B4 WN3
    What input pins does this have? Can it be connected to the standard RCA surround sound ports on my computer?
    A shopper on Apr 8, 2017
    Would these work with a Yamaha - AVENTAGE 665W 7.2-Ch? It has a maximum output of 115 watt RMS per channel so I'd be worried about blowing them.
    Ethan F on Apr 4, 2017
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    Attractive speaker with good sound. Uncommon Threads
    Attractive speaker with good sound. The mounting holes are NOT 1/4-20 threads. They are 1/4-28. Keep that in mind when purchasing a mount. The thread size is not in the product description or the product literature. I found that frustrating.
    December 1, 2016
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Glad I listened to the reviews!
    I am not an audiophile (yet). But I did want to improve my sound quality for my TV and movies consumption. Boy did these speakers deliver! I bought these about a month ago and the sound has gotten better and better with each day of breaking them in. Movies, TV, and music sound great.

    I paired these speakers with the Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1 receiver. They seem to be a great match. Yamaha seems to have plenty of juice to drive these speakers.

    Speakers were very easy to wire and setup. I used either banana plugs or pins where applicable (personal preference).

    I see a lot of negative comments talking about the lack of RCA wire for the subwoofer. I didn't deduct a point because they clearly list the bill of materials on the website and downloadable pdf manual. Note that rather than simply buy splitter adapter and introduce multiple connections I bought a mediabridge RCA Y-adapter (8 feet) from the other guys. This is working great for me.

    For speaker stands I bought the Atlantic Satellite 77305018 from the other guys as well. These stands seem to work great. Go as high as 4 feet, and has excellent cable management built in. I am giving tid bits on other stuff i paired this with because that was the biggest challenge I faced while shopping.

    PROS: Easy install

    Clean look

    Amazing sound! - rediscovering my favorite movies



    CONS: Not the most attractive version of their logo. But I bought this for sound not looks so doesn't impact rating.
    November 3, 2015
    10565 VS 8247
    This review covers both the Monoprice 10565 (Premium Sound System) and the Monoprice 8247 sound system. This review assumes the 10565 is approximately double the price of the 8247 (as was so when purchased).



    Current Setup:

    I recently purchased a new house and in doing so wanted to quickly setup a inexpensive home theater room. I was able to create a very nice setup using a Vizio 70" E701i-A3 as well as the Monoprice 10565. The picture is excellent and the sound is very, very good. I highly recommend this setup. My theater room is large with a 25' ceiling cathedral which does not appear to impact the 10565's ability to perform.



    Previous experience:

    Of my previous theater systems the best I had was a Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III. It was a decent though pricey theater system which I had to sell while moving. I wanted something that sounded better than or at least equivalent to the experience. The 10565 fits the bill quite nicely, I'd say it is slightly better than the Bose system, which is great because it's 200/1000 = 1/5 of its cost. The Bose does have a better aesthetic appeal and excellent build quality, if I were to close my eyes and listen to both systems, I am confident I would choose the Monoprice premium speakers over the Bose. They have a much better range and can get very loud with little distortion.



    Monoprice 10565 VS 8247:

    For this comparison I used the exact same setup (wire,placement,receiver,room). You can see it in the pictures below.

    I loved the home theater experience of the 10565 so much and I wanted to try the same brand in another room. I frequently listen to music and play games in my office/loft area, so I decided a 5.1 system should work nicely there as well. I had considered buying another 10565 as they're not too expensive, however the speakers are quite large and I wasn't sure I wanted them on my desk. I also felt the system would never be fully utilized (volume) and would be a waste of potential. I decided to try out the 8247 in hopes that it was a smaller shaped system that was capable of producing quality though quieter sound.

    This is somewhat the case. The system does produce similar sound, though not as good. The sounds from this system have a much boomier bass (less range) and the sidelights are slightly colder with a tin like sound. It isn't bad sound, but it isn't great like the 10565, which was to be expected given its price-point. The shape of the speakers was also somewhat disappointing, as they are nearly the same size. Though it is a matter of opinion, they look much less appealing to the eye. In short, the 8247 offers no advantage (to me) to the 10565 other than price.



    More on the 10565:

    This is a great system, read all the other reviews about it. They are spot on. I paired mine with a Onkyo tx-nr525 and it sounds great. I also used VideoSecu 5 brackets from Amaz*n to mount. 16 Gauge wire.



    More on the 8247:

    I purchased this system because I had read all the stellar reviews and was expecting more than what I received. I tried multiple placement configurations in my office with these speakers but could not find one I liked. No matter how hard I tried you could easily tell where the sound was coming from, it's very sharp and directional. When you tilt your head you almost become dizzy from the sound, it's very odd. The room is fairly large and square. I decided to try these speakers in the place of my home theater setup (same wire/placement/receiver) and they did sound much better than in my office. I believe these speakers need to be quite a distance from your head to blend together better. (In my office they were about 6-8' from my head. Another annoyance is the subwoofer in this system. The auto on function is poorly implemented (requires loud bass to turn on) and when it is on it constantly hums (I've tried multiple wires/speakers that do no impact other systems).



    Conclusion:

    I really, really, like the 10565. I feel underwhelmed by the 8247. If you're looking to buy either set, I would definitely recommend going with the more expensive model. I feel the cost of the upgrade is minimal (after buying a receiver, speaker wire, etc) considering the performance increase. Perhaps if you only owned the 8247 you would never be the wiser.



    Pictures:

    imgur.com/a/xhMLV



    tldr: Buy the 10565.
    February 17, 2014
    Small size big performance
    Definitely a set for smaller rooms. Don't buy it for the price buy it because it fits in almost anywhere and still provides great sound. And then go ahead and buy it for the price anyway, because you'll be saving a ton of money. This is definitely not a set that's designed to excel in any particular area. They're designed to be great all-around speakers and remain very affordable.



    The matched fronts and surrounds are smaller than expected, but with a satisfying heft to them that makes them feel quite sturdy. Center channel speaker is about average size compared to a discount store HTIB system, but you won't mistake it for a discount store speaker. Build quality on all speakers far exeeds their class. Even without the sub, this is a set that is far better than it has any right to be at this price point. The finish could best be described as unobjectionable these speakers won't draw oohs and aahs for how flashy they are, but they also won't draw comments about how cheap they look. In short, these are the kind of speakers that you simply won't notice, but you'll definitely hear the sound.



    I discovered that one of my sound sources was simply horrible based on listening through these, and I had never noticed the low quality before. A quick test though high quality headphones proved it was the source and not the speakers. My previous HT speakers simply never revealed how bad that source was. This Monoprice set has crisp, clear highs and deeper, punchier lows than you would expect. The comparatively tiny size means you can place them practically anywhere because it's easy to find room for them.



    The real gem of this set is the sub. It isn't the world's greatest, loudest, deepest sub, and it isn't trying to be. It is, though, well matched to its companion speakers, and seamlessly steps in to pick up the low tones where its mates fall short. Definitely more musical in caliber than something to shake the walls, but it still provides more punch than you'll be prepared for. If you want the very deepest lows and to feel a thud in your chest during explosions on screen, this is not the sub you're looking for. If you want something that can deftly switch from various styles of music over to a nice sounding explosion machine, this is your new friend.



    Don't force this set to be something it's not, and it will reward you with great sound and few compromises. For something that will fill your spacious loft or your open floor plan great room with the kind of sound that will make your guests jump in surprise, move along to your next choice. If you're looking for a decent sounding set of speakers that will fit into a bedroom or small apartment and not punish you by sounding only slightly better than the speakers built into your TV, this set from Monoprice is a wonderful value and a no-brainer purchase.

    PROS: * Small enough to fit almost anywhere

    * Sound like you paid far more

    * Appearance is understated but not cheap looking

    * Take off the fabric grilles and most will never guess they're Monoprice

    * Easy to drive, so your AVR won't strain a bit

    CONS: * Small speakers cannot provide the expanse of sound provided by larger speakers

    * No five-way binding posts, slightly limiting your choices

    * Rear port is high enough that if stand mounting, the port may be covered by the bracket
    March 25, 2015
    Defective after a year
    Worked ok for about a little over a year. Then one of the satellite speakers started to make a terrible buzzing noise. I swapped the speaker to different channels with same result, so it was definitely a defect with the speaker. Only a one year warranty so Amazon/Monoprice refused to fix. Would NOT purchase this system again or recommend it to anyone.

    PROS: Great sound

    CONS: defective speaker after a year
    February 10, 2016
    tiny MONSTER!
    I can't say enough about this system. It is outstanding in every aspect of music, movies, surround programs. Had this system been available years ago, I would have three of them! Monoprice recommends the splitter for the sub. I installed it when I set-up the system and like I said, "Outstanding."

    PROS: Great bass, mids and treble! The balance between them is very accurate and complimentary of each other. The sub is outstanding! This small system is Exceptional in every way!

    CONS: I wish there were 2 more speakers for a 7.1 receiver.
    August 26, 2015
    SWEETNESS !!!!
    When i connected these up with 14 gauge speaker wire (2791), and tipped the ends with [Banana plugs...receiver side i used (9437) satelite speaker side i used the (9438)]



    SONIC BLISSFULNESS ....The Clarity of each speaker was mind blowing to me..

    PROS: The sound quality was tremendous..Couldn't be happier.

    CONS: Cant think of any besides having to go to the Ace Hardware to get the proper screw size to mount the speakers in speaker mounts that Monoprice sales.. i had to buy a 1/4 inch x 20 thread size screws to fit the holes in the back of the satelites..
    December 12, 2013
    The Speakers are Faily Good.
    Overall the set is pretty solid, so long as my next center speaker doesn't sound the same way, I'd give this a 5/5

    PROS: All the satellite speakers worked perfectly as well as the subwoofer. Do note that you will have to get a y splitter for the subwoofer if your AVR does not support RCA L/R.

    CONS: My center speaker was not working correctly. It was faulty. Once loud scenes came up the speaker would start to sound staticky as well as the treble and bass on it were bad. I think I just got a bad speaker and already got an RMA for it.
    September 18, 2013
    Great Speakers for the Money.....while they last
    The front two speakers blew out while I was running them with a 50 watt amp each... I don't know why that would happen if they are rated to be able to handle up to 100 watts. Soon after I contacted Monoprice and let them know of the issue. They quickly resolved it however, the two front speakers that they replaced them with are used items. They DO NOT sound like the originals. CONSTANT CONSTANT RATTLING. After all the good things that I have heard about Monoprice, I do not think I would purchase anything other than cables from them anymore. If I could go back, I would save my money and invest on a good 2 speaker set.

    PROS: Great Bang for Your Buck Satellite Speakers

    CONS: DO NOT LAST probably why it is only a one year warranty.
    July 3, 2014
    Excellent sound even in a big room, but caution on speaker pins
    Bought these for my father for Christmas this year as he previously had a mis-matched 5.1 system consistent of various brands he'd picked up at garage sales over the years. His living room is fairly large and has a vaulted 20+ ft ceiling so I didn't know if these little speakers would be enough (I was debating between the cheaper monoprice 5.1 system and this "Premium" one.)

    After installing these and getting them calibrated with his Denon receiver using the Audessey setup system, they really sounded excellent. Well beyond my expectations given the price. (For reference, I have the Definitive ProCinema600s for my own home system and I would say these speakers sounded nearly as nice!)

    Very good sound from a small package. I'd highly recommend these to anyone. The price can't be beat.

    Now on to the cons -- I bought the monoprice speaker pins (note: NOT banana plugs) to attach these and was a little disappointed. The shape of the pin interferes slightly with the mounting bracket. What I mean is that the thin part of the pin won't insert all the way through the holes because the wider part of the pin rubs on the outer part of the recessed part of the speaker. So I had to get a pair of pliers and bend the pins about 5-10 degrees to make them fit. Unfortunately, this resulted in one of the pins breaking.

    Also, the pins occasionally though each other and short out. I think this will be fixed when I mount them on stands though. In the meantime I put a small piece of styrofoam from the speaker packaging in between the pins to keep them separated.
    December 27, 2016
    Purchased
    4 months ago

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