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    Select 5.25-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), Black Finish
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    Speaker Type 2-way with rear firing port
    Woofer 5.25" cone with rubber surround
    Tweeter 1" silk dome
    Frequency Response 70Hz ~ 20kHz ±20%
    Crossover Frequency 3.5kHz
    Nominal Impedance 6 ohms
    Max. Input Power 75 watts
    Sensitivity 83dB
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.9" x 6.1" x 10.5" (251 x 155 x 267 mm)
    Weight (each) 8.6 lbs. (3.95kg)

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    Can these be wall mounted? Which mounts do I buy ? I prefer one that would angle the speaker downwards.
    Derek L on Jul 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They are pretty big, and there are no mounting points. You'd have to fabricate some brackets or just throw them on a some floating shelves. I plan on putting them on floating shelves about listening level.
    Although specs state that tweeter is a silk done, some of the pics show a polycarbonate tweeter. Which one is being used now?
    A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They are soft dome silk tweeters -- they didn't look quite as shiny in person as they do in the photo -- hard to tell if they just got a lot of glare in the photos for some reason.
    What is the enclosure made of?
    Craig A. M on Mar 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Wood or a wood laminate. Not for outdoors...
    Has anyone had the opportunity to hear this amp with both the Retro and the 5 inch select speakers? I'm trying to choose which setup to buy and I would appreciate any input anyone has. I'm leaning towards the Retro speakers just because they have a smaller footprint and I plan to use this in my bedroom.
    Josh R on Mar 21, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: Josh, I'd recommend the 5" speakers. They have a higher sensitivity, which means they will play louder using less power. I also think the bigger driver will produce better results, even (or especially) at lower volumes. If the measurements are too big for your space that's one thing, but based on sound I'd lean toward the 5". Just imo.
    I need to replace a the L&R speakers in my "casual" TV system. The speakers will be hidden in a cabinet, along with the center channel. Is there a center channel speaker available that matches the timbre of these speakers? If no, I'll just keep my existing center.
    Kristopher P on Nov 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Same issue -- my center channel will almost guaranteed not match the output/quality of these, so I need to find something. You may also need to consider that these are 6 ohm speakers and a lot (if not most) systems will be 8 ohm in existing setups. I've read it's ok to mix on modern amps, but just be aware of this -- I believe you might have to 'up' the level output for your center channel in this case, too since the others are running on lower impedance.
    is this speaker bluetooth capable ?
    A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No. It is literally just a pair of speakers— it requires an amplifier to run. If the amplifier has Bluetooth then you’re good, but that’s a whole separate thing.
    Re: Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.9" x 6.1" x 10.5"
    I know some 'tech writers' are dyslexic, so to verify, are these really 10.5" front to back?
    New User U on Feb 17, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the speaker covers on they are 10.5” deep. They do appear more shallow in the images. The 5.25” refers to the actual cone size.
    Are the speakers 35 a piece or 35 a pair?
    A shopper on Mar 13, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: These are sold as a pair and they sound fantastic. Tight, clear sound on a budget!
    This is almost more of a comment than a question, but these are 6 ohm speakers, FYI -- most things I've read say not to worry about it (with modern amplifiers), even if they have 6 ohm minimum settings (which my Yamaha Amplifier has). I feel like Monoprice should state 6 ohm in the title/description for this product, just in case. But to ask the question anyway -- has anyone had issues running 6 ohm speakers on an 8 ohm system (or in mixed configuration)?
    David B on Jan 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I’m running a similar set up a Yamaha R-N402 through Monoprice 4 channel speaker selector, Monoprice in wall speaker thought the house, the bookshelf speakers are next to the amp. I have had no issues sound is amazing. I should have gone with the Rn602 as it has a sub out as well. From what I’ve read the 6 vs 8 ohm difference is nominal.
    Are these active ?
    A shopper on Jul 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, passive - need an amp.
    Is there a cross-over with these speakers?
    A shopper on Mar 22, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: There is a crossover inside the speakers, but not sure what you mean (if not that) by "with" these speakers. If you look on the Full Specs tab, you'll see the crossover frequency listed:
    Crossover Frequency3.5kHz
    Is the cross over more than a capacitor? If so, what freq does signal pass?
    Kenneth V on Mar 22, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: They have a crossover not a limiting capacitor, not sure of crossover frequency.
    I was surprised at the audio quality for such an inexpensive speaker.
    I am interested in pairing these with my record player. Do I also need an amp?
    A shopper on Jan 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need an amp.
    4.7 / 5.0
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    Select 5.25-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), Black Finish
    Aesthetically, these speakers are fantastic. Their enclosure finish looks somewhat like brushed aluminum, which allows these speakers to blend into your home theater setup or be a center piece in a desktop setup.

    Physically, these speakers are very deep. If you have a very shallow desk, these speakers may be a bit too large. They are also quite hefty, so ensure your “bookshelf” can support the 9 pounds each of these things weigh. The rubber pads on the bottom of the speakers provide excellent grip, so you won’t have to worry about these things sliding or vibrating, which is great.

    Now, let’s get to how these things sound. Overall, I was extremely impressed at the sound reproduction of these speakers. Highs are extremely crisp, yet produce an extremely rich sound. Mids are fantastic, and vocals sound warm and full in sound. Midbass reproduction is decent, but I noticed a strange resonance at lower frequencies. Deep bass isn’t where these speakers excel, and I would like to see a bit more kick out of the woofer given the depth of the cabinet and the ported rear of the speaker. However, in most usage scenarios, these speakers will be paired with a sub, so deep bass response isn’t necessarily imperative.

    There is certainly a steep break-in period to the woofer, and I noticed continually improving sound over the first eight to ten hours I listened to these speakers. They went from pretty solid to seriously impressive in reproduction, clarity, and warmth over this period. Paired with a sub, these speakers will blow you away in a desk or surround setup.

    One thing to note, these speakers are 6 ohm, so check to ensure your receiver/amp can power them adequately. These speakers certainly like to soak up the power at 83dB, so a good amp is recommended. Most amps within the last 10 or so years should be able to power these, but it’s worth looking into. The level of sound these speakers can produce is quite impressive, and I saw only a very slight bit of distortion at extremely high sound levels.

    Overall, these speakers punch well above their price point, contending closely with many higher priced speakers I have heard. If you are looking for incredible warm and clear sound reproduction and don’t want to drop a ton of money, look no further than these speakers.

    Monoprice provided these speakers free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

    PROS: Attractive aesthetics, accurate sound reproduction, overall warm sound, great build quality

    CONS: Deep in size, extreme low-end drop off, somewhat difficult to power
    November 16, 2015
    Great sounding speakers, and the value is outstanding
    I bought these on a whim to hook up to an old Yamaha integrated amp and a turntable that I had lying around. Figured it would be fun to listen to some of my old vinyl and since this was not going to replace my primary audio system in the main room, I figured these would be okay for the price.

    Well, it turns-out I was wrong. They aren't okay, they are really outstanding! I've listened to a lot of speakers at a much higher price point that did not have the detail and depth these have. Sure, the bottom-end rolls-off but that is to be expected considering their driver size but my no means are they lacking for bookshelf speakers. And I've driven them fairly hard to see how well they held-up and the result was they were up to the task.

    In addition to the sound, the cabinet finish is quite nice and belies the low price point. In no way do they look like the cheap vinyl covered Polks you will find at your local big-box retailer.

    I'd happily buy another set and have recommended these to friends. In short, another great product that delivers on Monoprice's reputation for high quality at an exceptional value.
    August 28, 2017
    8 months ago
    Unbelievably nice at this price.
    I bought these to pair with the Monoprice 25 watt bluetooth tube amp. The first thing I noticed picking the box up off my porch is how heavy they were. Meaning, assuming that Monoprice just didnâ??t just put weights inside the cabinets (I havenâ??t opened them up and donâ??t intend to), that these have huge magnets for a speaker this size. A very good thing. These are like high end speakers you would find in a snobby audiophile shop and they sound like it. Look like it as well with the removable front speaker cloth and nice matte black finish that shows the wood grain. I was surprised at the bass these things put out. Great tone at all volume levels. Paired up with the bluetooth tube amp I couldnâ??t be happier.
    November 8, 2017
    5 months ago
    Wow, these are a good value. I looked at these for a long time but got discouraged because I couldn't find reviews by the usual budget audiophile sources. I finally bought four pairs impulsively when on sale recently.

    Look: Small-cabinet 2-way speakers all come with compromises. Respect to the other reviewers here, but talking about bass is mostly beside the point. They're solid down to (maybe below) the stated 80Hz, which is fine for well-engineered rock music. More importantly, they're reasonably accurate and there's not much ugly boom or bloom.

    No idea what these drivers are, but they're decent quality, the tweeter especially. Nice treble extension, not harsh. A bit loud with the grilles off, unusually. NICE high midrange resolution, though it's not as forward as the treble. Build quality is fantastic - these are good cabinets with plenty of damping inside. I didn't bother to pull it out, but there's a real crossover here. I don't have a real test rig, but they sound flat enough.

    Yeah, there are always compromises. These are quiet at 83db, and some recorded female voices sound a little too chesty. I think these compare favorably to the usual budget audiophile faves I've heard (especially both recent Andrew Jones series, which are frankly too dark.) A good deal at list price, and a screaming bargain at any sort of discount.
    March 12, 2018
    2 weeks ago
    good sounding little speakers
    A couple of years ago I bought bookshelf speakers from here. they seem to have more depth and volume then the new ones. The new ones are a bit smaller and OK. For the money one should not complan.

    PROS: great price

    CONS: none
    June 29, 2016
    Sound Great
    Used in office for stereo, sound great no complaints
    April 5, 2017
    1 year ago
    Replaced a pair thrif store JBLs. Nice solid construction and Good clean sound, mich more tranparent on their placement.Grat price and quick shipping were added bonuses.
    February 21, 2018
    1 month ago
    Great speakers
    Nothing come close to these for quality/cost ratio. Great speakers, clean sound.????
    December 28, 2017
    3 months ago
    Sounds good Heavy plastic construction feels like very high end speakers for a great price!
    January 4, 2018
    4 months ago
    Powerful for good price! but no holes speaker mounts .
    February 24, 2018
    1 month ago


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