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Select 4-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), Black Finish
There is no more important piece of equipment in your audio signal path than the loudspeaker. Speakers are the last link in the electromagnetic chain before tuning into acoustic energy. No other piece works harder, either. While many manufacturers focus on style and appearance, Monoprice does the exact opposite. For our new Select Series, we listened to what our customers want and then we spent countless hours listening to and evaluating speakers. Our engineers and audio experts have come up with speakers that will not only please your ears, but your wallet as well. Oh yeah, and they look pretty darn good, too.
Deep Rich Sound | Attractive Design
Select 4-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
Sound Quality: Life is too short for speakers that don't sound great! We believe that the whole point of listening to music is to hear it as the artist intended. Our engineers and audio experts have spent countless hours listening to and comparing various speakers until we were satisfied we had found models that fit our demanding standards.
Style: While Monoprice believes in function over form, there is nothing wrong with having speakers that look good, too. The simple yet elegant appearance of the brushed black finish is complemented by the black woofer cone and tweeter dome. A black cloth speaker grill is also included.
Versatile: Select Series speakers from Monoprice sound big enough to be used as the main left/right speakers, yet are small enough to be used as satellite speakers in a 5.1 or more channel speaker system.
Easy to imagine, difficult to execute. Select Series speakers carry you to acoustic nirvana.
Well-defined, punchy bass. Check. Clear and articulate mids? Check. Crisp and expressive highs? Check. Monoprice Select Series speakers sound big enough to serve as the main left/right speakers in a stereo system, yet are small enough to serve as the satellite speakers in a multi-channel surround system. Featuring heavy-duty five-way binding posts, they are versatile enough connect to any system.
- 50 watts maximum input power
- 4.5" cone woofer with rubber surround
- 0.75" silk dome tweeter
- 75Hz ~ 20kHz frequency response
- Chamfered black cloth grill
- 6 ohms impedance
- 81dB sensitivity
- 5-way binding post terminals
Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 1 year replacement warranty, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well! If the product you purchase does not satisfy your needs, send it back for a full refund.
Quality at a Fair Price
Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices.
Service & Support
You're never on your own with Monoprice products! We have a full team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians available to answer your questions, both before and after the sale. Contact our technical support team for questions about our products, troubleshooting, or even suggestions for products to fit your particular needs. Not to be outdone, our friendly and helpful customer service team is here to make your ordering, delivery, and any possible returns a quick and painless operation, from start to finish!
|Speaker Type||2-way with rear firing port|
|Woofer||4.5" cone with rubber surround|
|Tweeter||0.75" silk dome|
|Frequency Response||75Hz ~ 20kHz ±20%|
|Nominal Impedance||6 ohms|
|Max. Input Power||50 watts|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||9.9" x 5.5" x 7.7" (251 x 140 x 195 mm)|
|Weight (each)||4.9 lbs. (2.23kg)|
- Quick User Guide (Jul 22, 2015)
Questions and Answers
These do have a very acceptable sound for the price, especially if you would be using them for casual music listening. If you were going to use them as part of a theatre speaker set up I would not recommend it. The speaker design it such that you want the tweeters over top and if possible at ear level for the best sound.
The next thing I noticed is how high quality the terminals on the speakers were, the binding post terminals that are installed on these speakers are fantastic, they work perfectly with banana plugs and are also perfect for other connectors and will work with bare wire as well.
Once I hooked the speakers up to the Hybrid Tube Amp combined with the Affinity Premium Banana Plug Speaker cables, I was amazed.. just shocked.. the sounds that were coming out of these speakers reminded me of high quality studio speakers.
Being a music creator myself, I'm familiar with brands such as Infinity, M-Audio and JBL and I can rest comfortably saying that these speakers are in the same class as these types of brands.
Some might be reading this review and thinking, well you only tested them with the other Monoprice items, which is actually incorrect, I went as far as hooking these speakers up to my Lepai LP-2020A with standard bare speaker cable also, and guess what? The sound still remained great, it wasn't as loud as the Monoprice receiver but the Lepai is rated for less wattage.
I recommend these for any audiophile out there, if you want to hear what you've been missing in your music all these years, pick up a pair of these speakers, pair it with a good receiver and you have a winning combination for all types of music.
Thanks to Monoprice for creating such a fantastic sounding pair of bookshelf speakers at an affordable price!
PROS: High Quality Construction (Including Terminals)
Easy To Setup
Fantastic Sound Quality
Sleek And Stylish Look
CONS: None at all!
These are not as good as my Pioneer BS-22's which are more than double the price but for the money, I'm quite happy with the sound I get out of these. If I didn't have to play with the EQ settings, these would be perfect but I still like my purchase. My wife loves these as well so no problems with WAF.
PROS: Excellent music reproduction. Ideal for ipad/ iphone listening in a low volume bedroom. Very good bass, mid bass, mids.
CONS: Very bright presence. I had to lower treble via EQ and then they were perfect.
I stream via Bluetooth from my phone to these thru a Yamaha 202 receiver and 12 AWG cables. With that combination I find these to be quite pleasing at low to mid volumes. Once turned up they do lose a bit of quality, but at $50 they are worth the money.
I did also purchase a pair of Polk T15's for a Black Friday price of $50 as well. I have found these to be much more pleasing to the ear. Though I do find the Monoprice speakers to be acceptably revealing in the mids and highs I found the Polks to be even more so. Below 80hz the Polks were the clear winner.
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PROS: Perfect size with excellent balanced sound, easy set up
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