THX and Monoprice Partner to Launch World’s First Headphone DAC-Amplifiers with
THX AAA™ Technology
THX AAA™ Headphone Amplifier Offers Infinitely Low Levels of Distortion, Noise and Power Consumption
San Francisco, CA (December 6, 2017) – THX Ltd., renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, and Monoprice, an online retailer offering high-quality and affordably priced consumer electronics and accessories, today announced the first Monolith desktop and portable versions of headphone digital to audio converter (DAC) amplifiers featuring THX AAA technology.
THX’s AAA technology reduces harmonic, intermodulation, and crossover distortions by 20-100x for an unbelievably realistic and fatigue-free listening experience, and can reduce power consumption by a factor of 10 for incredibly long battery life. It accomplishes this using a patented topology to null conventional distortion mechanisms and reduce bias current.
“We are excited to partner with Monoprice to debut our THX AAA technology to deliver extremely high-quality audio to headphone users,” said Jason Fiber, Director, Product, THX Ltd. “Monoprice shares our passion for innovation and will be able to provide an unparalleled listening experience to consumers at an affordable price.”
The Monolith Desktop Headphone Amplifier utilizes the THX AAA-788 amplifier design for an impressive 2x1500mW of high-powered amplification with the world’s lowest distortion and noise. The Monolith Portable Headphone Amplifier utilizes the THX AAA-78 amplifier design for a massive 2x400 mW of crystal clear output power on-the-go with excellent battery life. Both models feature the new flagship AKM AK4493 32-bit stereo Premium DAC with VELVET SOUND™ technology along with a host of balanced, unbalanced, and digital inputs and outputs to ensure users have plenty of ways to connect their playback devices for a high-quality listening experience.
“At Monoprice, we believe all consumers should have access to high-quality yet affordable electronics and we have built our reputation on product excellence and customer service over the years,” said Bernard Luthi, CEO of Monoprice. “By partnering with THX to integrate their AAA amplifier technology into our offering, we continue to deliver on this mission and provide our customers the best-in-class audio experience when listening to their music library.”
About THX Ltd.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past thirty years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, and automotive systems. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences with superior quality and high performance that guarantee an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.
About Monoprice, Inc.
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in providing more than 7,000 high-quality yet affordable electronics and tech products. As an industry innovator, Monoprice fills a void in the consumer technology market by delivering exceptional products that are on par with the best known national brands at prices far below the retail average with incomparable speed and service. Maintaining a business philosophy that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring simplicity, fairness and confidence to consumers and businesses shopping for big-ticket electronics and tech accessories. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. Monoprice was acquired by YFC-BonEagle Electric Co., Ltd. (YFC), a Taiwan-based leading provider of power cord sets and networking peripherals.
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