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    Monolith 2x200 Watts Per Channel Two Channel Home Theater Stereo Power Amplifier
    Product # 15595
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    Monolith 2x200 Watts Per Channel Two Channel Home Theater Stereo Power Amplifier

    Monolith 2

    The Monolith 2 is a state-of-the-art, high-performance, audiophile-grade multichannel home theater amplifier. Rated at a full 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 300 watts per channel into 4 ohms, the Monolith 2 is capable of driving the most demanding home theater systems and reproducing the most dynamic soundtracks, while also articulating all the subtle sonic details found in music. Supercharge your existing receiver or create the foundation of a no compromise home theater system with the Monolith 2.


    Power | Dynamics | Clarity

    Power
    Dynamics
    Class AB
    Power
    Dynamics
    Class AB


    Power: A true 200-watt experience. Unlike most amplifiers or receivers, the Monolith's 200 watts per channel rating is measured with all seven channels driven across the full power bandwidth of 20Hz to 20kHz into 8-ohm loads. Additionally, there is NO current limiting and there is no protection circuitry in the amplifier circuit path. Even if the speakers' impedance drops to a low level, the Monolith is robust enough that the current is never limited.

    Dynamics: High resolution audio delivers the best in music and movie soundtracks. You deserve an amplifier capable of delivering clear and clean audio across a wide dynamic range! With a more than 120dB signal to noise ratio, the Monolith 2 can clearly and accurately articulate the quietest portions, the loudest portions, and everything in between.

    Class AB: More efficient than Class A, many high end, audiophile grade amplifiers utilize a Class AB design.





    Note that the following images show the Monolith 7 model. This model (Monolith 2) has 2 channels not 7, but is otherwise identical.


     

    TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER


    No, it isn't a new villain in the next giant robot movie, this is the source of an amplifier's power. Each amplifier channel gets its own set of transformer windings, and also its own storage capacitor. Essentially, each channel has its own power supply – meaning if one channel gets maxed out, the other channels are not affected.

    Monolith 7

    SPAGHETTI FREE ZONE


    Ever look behind a stereo rack and were aghast at the sight of the spaghetti entanglement of dozens of wires? Not here. Neat, clean wiring in tubing designed for the aerospace industry. Clean wiring. Clean layout. Better sound.




    CIRCUIT BOARDS


    Double sided, glass epoxy boards. Metal film resistors built to 1% tolerances. Stringent quality to ensure each circuit board functions like the last and presents the maximum in sound fidelity.

    Monolith 7

    PROTECTION CIRCUITS


    These lightning fast, optically coupled circuits are designed to detect electrical shorts from either the speakers, speaker wire, or electrical outlet. If triggered, the circuit will disengage the output, protecting the amplifier. It will then sample the affected circuit every 10 seconds and will restore output when it is safe to do so. Unlike other designs where there is fuse or relay in series with the output, which can raise the damping factor or modify the sound, our protection circuitry monitors the signal actively, but does so optically from outside the circuit path.




    SILENT COOLING


    Oversized heat sinks, instead of fans, are used to keep the amplifier as cool and as silent as possible. After all, you bought this bad boy to hear the soundtrack, right? No fans means less dust. Less dust means a longer operating life for your equipment.

    Monolith 7

    ENCLOSURE


    A rugged chassis with a powder coated finish designed to resist scratches and prevent corrosion.




    CHASSIS MOUNTED RCA JACKS


    The gold plated RCA jacks on the Monolith are mounted directly on the chassis, not on a separate internal circuit board. This allows for a firmer connection that won't loosen over time, or worse, break.

    Monolith 2
    Monolith 7

    THUMP FREE START


    Have you ever turned on your receiver or amplifier and heard a disturbing (and potentially damaging) "thump" come through your system? The Monolith is engineered with a soft start circuit that gradually powers up the unit, preventing the dreaded speaker thump, while also easing the load on household circuitry. Once fully powered, the circuit is removed from the signal chain to ensure maximum sonic clarity.



    5 Year Warranty

    Warranty

    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

    Quality at a Fair Price

    Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices.



    Service & Support

    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!



    Model 15595
    Number of Channels 2
    EIA 1kHz Output Power at 8 Ohms* 250 watts
    EIA 1kHz Output Power at 4 Ohms* 375 watts
    FTC Full Bandwidth Output Power at 8 Ohms** 200 watts
    FTC Full Bandwidth Output Power at 4 Ohms** 300 watts
    Input Sensitivity for Full Rated Power 1.6 volts
    Frequency Response at Rated Output 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.1dB
    Phase Response +5 to -15 degrees from 20Hz to 20kHz at 1 watt
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio "A-Weighted" Greater than 120dB below rated FTC Full Bandwidth Power
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Less than 0.03% at full rated FTC power
    Less than 0.005% at full EIA power at 1kHz
    Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) Less than 0.03% at full rated FTC power
    Less than 0.005% at full EIA power at 1kHz
    Toroidal Transformers 1 (800VA)
     
    Total Capacitance 44,800µF (22,400µF per channel)
    Load Impedance Safe with all types of loads
    Rated for 4 to 16 ohms
    Power Bandwidth FTC +0, -3dB from 5Hz ~ 100kHz
    Damping Factor Greater than 400 from 10Hz ~ 100kHz
    Crosstalk Greater than 100dB from 20Hz ~ 20kHz
    Gain Voltage gain of 28dB
    Slew Rate > 50V / µS
    Input Impedance 28 kilohms (nominal)
    Remote Trigger Voltage 3.3 ~ 24.0 VDC at 5mA or greater
    DC Output Offset Less than ±5mV
    Input Power 120 VAC (nominal)
    Chassis Dimensions 17.0" x 7.0" x 13.3" (432 x 178 x 338 mm)
    Net Weight 48.0 lbs. (21.8kg)
     


    All power ratings are measured with all channels driven.
    * EIA 1kHz Power refers to maximum average power in watts at 1kHz with 0.005% THD and noise.
    ** FTC Full Bandwidth Power refers to maximum average power in watts from 20Hz to 20kHz with 0.03% THD and noise.



    Support Files:

    Note that the following manual and specifications are for the Monolith 7. This model (Monolith 2) has 2 channels not 7, but is otherwise identical.



     
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    Is this amp bridgeable down to one channel?
    James F on Feb 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, this amplifier cannot be bridged.
    Why do you have the description for the Monolith 7 mixed in with the Monolith 2? There isn't even any pictures of the Monolith 2 internals.
    Bruce S on Oct 1, 2017
    What type of output devices? MOSFET, JFET, Bipolar?
    A shopper on Sep 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: MOSFET
    How long is the power cord on this amps? thanks
    New User U on Aug 30, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: Only one toroidal transformer for the Monolith 2 & 3 model. With the monolith 5 & 7 you will get two transformers. There sized accordingly.
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    Pleasant surprise
    I have replaced my very hi-end Audio Research vacuum tube D-90 amplifier with the Monolith 7. The D-90 was 33 years old and its condition did not warrant refurbishment.
    My decision to switch to transistors was approached with trepidation but all fears dissipated when the package arrived. From order to delivery took four days but the pleasure I have been deriving from it I hope will last for the rest of my remaining life.
    The unit is heavy which speaks well of quality amplifiers. Out of the box and turned on for the first time I did expect a typical strident transistorized sound. They all do that. But allowing it to warm up and gently playing it for 4-5 hours changed and mellowed the tone wonderfully. I am 78 years old but still have audiofile ears and musical demands. The sonic differences between tubes and transistors are difficult to characterize, not withstanding my very critical ears. The dynamics, "umph" however clearly favor the more powerful Monolith 7. I am driving demanding 4 ohm speakers and those 300 watts from the Monolith 7 do magic to them. . What a pleasant surprise. indeed. I have had the unit for over two months and the sound just gets better. Oh, yes make sure you have quality pre-amp. We all know GIGO; garbage in garbage out. My conrad-johnson PV-5 vacuum tube amplifier is the perfect mach for the low input impedance /20Kohm/ of the Monolith 7.
    I am happy with the purchase, when my PV-5 dies, its also 33 years old, I'll come back to Monoprice for a new pre-amp. Too bad, they don't have one now.
    July 30, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    The End Game
    Nothing not to like here, I have been reviewing and swapping amplifiers out for over 25 years and I've gotta say my quest for the best sound has finally ended...... Outstanding build and parts through out, no XLR? Who Cares unless you buy into that crap, just don't use over 10ft of RCA cable and there is no difference plain and simple. This amp is great out of the box and gets even better as time rolls on. Here comes the names drops...... Mcintosh,Parasound,Pioneer Spec. Folks I've owned them all and sold them all too. Waist your money and time on those products, yes they sound ok but not like this Monolith. Try it for yourself, don't like it get your money back, simple simple simple.
    July 26, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago

    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (11/24/2017) if ordered within 16 hours 12 minutes