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Monolith K-BAS Reference Series Bookshelf Speakers (Each)
Enjoy great bass in a bookshelf space! The Monolith K-BĀS Reference Series Bookshelf Speakers utilize K-BĀS (Kinetic Bass Amplification System) technology to give you low bass extension that no other speaker at this size or in this price range can match. Featuring an impressive soundstage, pinpoint detail, and incredible articulation – all with bass you can feel - these speakers are perfect for apartment dwellers, audiophiles, or anyone that loves great sound!
K-BĀS Reference Series
K-BĀS: The Kinetic Bass Amplification System utilizes a specially designed cabinet and port technology to produce incredibly powerful bass.
Style: While Monolith believes in function over form, there is nothing wrong with having speakers that look good, too. The simple yet elegant appearance of the semi-gloss, satin black finish is complemented by the black woofer cone and titanium dome tweeter. A black cloth speaker grill is also included.
Imaging: Utilizing a 1" titanium dome tweeter and a 5.25 polypropylene _ mica woofer, the Monolith K-BĀS Reference Series speaker places instruments and voices in an amazingly layered and precise soundstage. Spatial focus, depth, width, and accuracy are hallmarks of the design.
Kinetic Bass Amplification System (K-BĀS)
K-BĀS is shorthand for Kinetic Bass Amplification System. This loudspeaker technology makes it possible to accurately reproduce low frequency sounds, while utilizing a smaller cabinet and drivers. This passive system is compatible with all amplifiers and receivers.
How K-BĀS Works
A unique cabinet design and a variety of existing speaker port technologies (acoustic suspension, bass reflex, and transmission line) have been combined in a way that simply defies belief! Low frequency sound waves travel through the internal cabinet into a specially designed chamber. This chamber amplifies the driver's backwave, significantly increasing the kinetic bass energy as the air is accelerated out of the vent. The result is that the frequency response is greatly enhanced and dynamic range is dramatically increased.
The Monolith K-BĀS reference speakers utilize low loss polyester capacitors in the signal path to ensure a fast rise time. The woofer and tweeter circuits are assembled on separate boards with components arranged to minimize or completely eliminate crosstalk. Chokes are wound using large diameter wire, so these components will not add any coloration to the source. The woofer inductor uses the highest grade core material to eliminate any chance of saturation within the rated power range or hysteresis, which would color the input material.
- 50 Watts RMS, 150 Watts Peak
- 5.25" Polypropylene + Mica Cone Woofer
- 1" Liquid-Cooled Titanium Dome Tweeter
- 39Hz-20kHz ±2.2db Frequency Response
- Semi-Gloss Finish
- 8 Ohms Impedance
- 87dB Sensitivity
- Binding Post Terminals
Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 5 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.
Hassle Free Packaging
Monoprice exists to bring simplicity, fairness, and confidence to technology choices. This product features recyclable packaging that is simple to open, cost effective, with minimal waste, and fully protective as it travels to you.
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 K-BĀS Kinetic Bass Amplification System|
|Woofer||5.25" polypropylene + mica cone|
|Tweeter||1" liquid-cooled titanium dome|
|Frequency Response||39Hz ~ 20kHz ±2.2dB|
|Nominal Impedance||6 ~ 8 ohms|
|Minimum Impedance||4.2 ohms|
|Crossover Type||Parallel, 1st-order low-pass, 2nd-order high-pass|
|Nominal Power Capacity||50 watts RMS|
|Maximum Power Capacity||150 watts peak|
|Dimensions||7.2" x 15.6" x 13.0" (184 x 397 x 330mm)|
|Weight (each)||14.0 lbs. (6.34 kg)|
|U.S. Patent number 8,094,855 B2; Used with Permission|
Questions and Answers
music lovers; the basses and cellos really shine.
It's tough even to sit in a concert hall and get the
energy here. The bargain priced Pioneers sound
thin in this area, the 59-100 hz range. Also, since
tweeter is nearer the enclosure bottom, it's
closer to ear level with speakers set on a desk.
Works well with Polk slim center channel.
Thank you for this outstanding budget value,
less than a third the price of the Solus Entre
(see 8/17 Sound & Vision review.)
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