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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
    Product # 16221
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    Model 16221
    Speaker Type 2-way Bookshelf
    Frequency Response 65 Hz ~ 25 kHz ±3.2dB
    Crossover Frequency 2.8 kHz
    AMT Crossover Type 1st order
    Woofer Crossover Type 3rd order
    Sensitivity 87dB
    Maximum Input Power (RMS) 100 watts
    Maximum Input Power (Peak) 200 watts
    Tweeter Type Pleated polyimide diaphragm (AMT)
    Woofer Type 5.25" New Zealand pulp paper cone
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Cabinet Material Reinforced high-density fiberboard
    Cabinet Finish Real wood Black Oak veneer
    Dimensions 11.2" x 7.4" x 9.8" (285 x 188 x 250 mm)
    Weight (each) 14.3 lbs. (6.5 kg)
     

     
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    what is the minimum power requirements?
    A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Here's the deal with power requirements. Typically you won't find minimum power specs on speakers. However, If you like to play it loud, make sure you have plenty of power. An amp with 10 watts per channel will be fine for many, but if you want to play it loud, that amp is more likely to do damage than a 100 watt per channel amp. If your amplifier/receiver has too little power, and you crank it up, the amp will clip, causing distortion that is quite audible, and can do damage to speakers, especially tweeters. So in that case, you could say there's a minimum power level, but you won't find it specified.
    What do I need in order to connect this to my PC?
    A shopper on Jan 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The 16153 50W Hybrid tube amp with Bluetooth will do very nicely.
    Can Air Motion Cinema 5 bookshelf speakers be bi-amplified (separate amplifier powering woofer and tweeter)?
    New User U on Mar 26, 2018
    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each) (Open Box)
    BEST ANSWER: This would be a good feature to add (second pair of binding posts with jumpers, with separate input to each crossover filter). Many HT receivers like Onkyo's TX-NR575
    have a front speaker channel bi-amp option. The TX-NR575 has cost and performance on par with these speakers, but it would be nice to be able to use the
    bi-amp option.
    Are these magnetically shielded?
    Christopher S on Apr 28, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Not that I'm aware of
    Do these have any kind of mount under them? Or are they meant to go on a flat surface?
    Jacob K on Dec 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I can't recall whether there are any mounting points along the back (but I don't think so), but there are none on the bottom, and they are meant to be placed atop a flat surface (such as the new Monolith speaker stands).

    Four rubber discs, each about the size and depth of a nickel, are also included with each speaker. They are meant to be attached to stands, and help stabilize the speaker.
    Are speakers designed to be optionally mounted on their sides? Or do they need to be standing virtually only?
    James T on Jun 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I believe you meant "vertically" as opposed to "virtually". In my view the speakers were designed to operate physically and aesthetically in a vertical position. Although horizontal positioning is\should be workable without problems. As mentioned earlier, these are quite superb, high value speakers ...
    Have any of the changes suggested by Audioholics review been implemented yet? If not any ETA ?
    Brian L on May 1, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: unfortunately, although well constructed with apparently good components, these speakers sound lousy.
    How far do these need to from the wall? Can they be wall mounted with an appropriate bracket?
    A shopper on Mar 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. I would recommend keeping them from being directly or too close to the wall. You would them far enough where the sound will come directly from the speakers and not reflecting off the walls. These would not be mountable, they would not have mounting points. Perhaps using a bracket designed for bookshelf speakers would work. I hope this helps.
    4.6 / 5.0
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    These are really, really good!
    I've been personally involved with stereo since 1958. First as a hobby and professionally since 1973.

    Although I worked and loved high-end, chasing nirvana was a dead-end for me. The more I spent, the more annoyed I became with the inevitable imperfections in the craft. So value became my watch-word.

    These Cinema 5's really fill the bill. Unlike most speakers at this price point, they are not simple folded V-groove boxes covered with pictures of trees. Instead they are dense with a lovely rounded top covered in genuine oak veneer.

    The woofer and crossovers are top-notch using the appropriate industry best-practices. The tweeter is a gem with smooth response and detail upon detail. No nuance is lost.

    I purchased a pair of the Cinema 5's and the Cinema center. They replaced a set of THX style LCR's. The LCR's were smooth but offered only medium resolution. With these Monolith AMT's I now have a high-resolution system. I smile every time I hear them.

    As I wrote in the title: These are really, really good. And a great value as well.
    March 22, 2017
    Exceeded my expectations!
    Material and workmanship is absolutely outstanding. Sound quality is superb with a rich bass presence that satisfies my aural needs. I use mine for surround sound duty and they deliver nicely. Well worth the price...
    January 10, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Incredible value and performance
    Although these are very small bookshelf speakers, they've replaced a pair of Polk M20 towers in my HT setup, and sound better (at least to my ears).

    Build quality is absolutely phenomenal, with the nicest binding posts I've ever seen (on similarly priced speakers), and I'm completely satisfied with my setup, which also includes the accompanying center channel!
    May 13, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Old School quality and simplicity!
    The speakers fit the small space I had to use and filled the room with "large" speaker sound. I was impressed by the weight and quality construction of the speakers as I was taking them out of the shipping container! I listen to a large variety of music using an average receiver and all genres from reggae to classical play crisply and clearly. These speakers are now the highlight of my whole system!
    June 16, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Worth the money
    I bought a pair of these along with the matching center channel speaker. They sound really really good. The highs are crisp, clean, detailed and pleasing. Likewise the midrange is also very clear and detailed. Voices and stringed instruments sound great. These speakers are too small to put out any bass and really shine when paired with a sub. I've got mine crossed over at 80hz via my receiver with my sub handling everything below that. Dynamic, clean, detailed. They aren't the best speakers in the world, but they are worth every cent of their $200 each price. They sound equally good with movies. I've picked up a pair of Dayton B562 Air bookshelf speakers for use as surrounds. The Daytons have the same type of tweeter, so I expect them to be a good match for surrounds. I'm listening to Fleetwood Mac right now with these Monoprices speakers as I write this review and I'm very happy with my decision to buy them. One thing I like a lot about these speakers is that I can listen to music at a lower volume than with my previous speakers. I'd love to have a tower version of these speakers. Hint hint, Monoprice ;)
    October 27, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Nice bookshelf value.
    Well built. Sound great. I’m using as surrounds. My fronts are Goldenear and I was trying to match the folded ribbon tweeter without the price of Goldenear. Great bang for the buck. It was between these and Emotiva B1s. My wife liked the looks of these better. The price is basically the same. So far, they sound great as surrounds.
    May 18, 2018
    Purchased
    3 weeks ago
    Great speaker
    I am not an audiophile but these speakers provide absolutely fantastic sound for my application.
    March 15, 2018
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    I found the sound a bit fuzzy
    Not as good as my KEFs or my Sonos 5's , but this is considerably cheaper.
    December 26, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Good for the size
    I would rate this a 3 because of the use of magnetic screen covers. It sounds pretty good for the size of speaker. Wish you sold tower speakers like emotiva does.
    February 23, 2018
    Purchased
    3 months ago

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