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Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
The Monolith Air Motion Cinema Series produces the movie theater sonic experience in your home audio system! Each speaker employs Air Motion Tweeter (AMT) system, which is both stronger than conventional ribbon tweeters and produces a nearly flat frequency response to 25kHz. The mid/bass speaker cones are made of New Zealand pulp paper, which has longer than normal fibers and can be formed into lighter and more rigid cones than ordinary fibers. The speaker cabinets are made of high-density fiberboard with internal braces and supports for minimum cabinet resonance and minimum acoustic coloring. Engineered for accuracy, dynamics, and detail, the Air Motion Cinema series delivers sonic excellence for both movies and music, especially when paired with a Monolith series power amplifier.
Air Motion Cinema 5 Series
Air Motion Tweeter: The Air Motion Tweeter is similar in design to a ribbon tweeter, but utilizes pleats to create more surface area and thereby move more air than conventional designs. They feature a nearly flat frequency response to 25Khz with almost no distortion, resulting in sonic excellence for your home audio system. The AMT is theoretically an almost perfect transducer system.
5.25" Woofer: The woofer cone is constructed using New Zealand pulp paper, which features longer fibers than ordinary wood pulp. This allows for a speaker cone that is lighter and more rigid than cones made from ordinary paper to produce clear and accurate mids and tight, focused bass. The surrounding woofer basket is constructed of SLC (super low carbon) certified steel, a copper distortion ring, and vented pole pieces.
Rigid Cabinet: Rather than using conventional medium-density fiberboard (MDF), the speaker cabinets are made from high-density fiberboard (HDF), which is formed at a pressure of 720 psi, almost twice that of conventional MDF. Additionally, the cabinet features extensive internal bracing to produce the highest possible rigidity and reduce to a minimum cabinet resonance and acoustic coloring. The high quality construction is housed in an attractive exterior of a real wood black oak veneer.
The passive crossover circuit is one of the most important elements in speaker design. It ensures that audio frequencies are directed to the speaker driver that is best suited to that particular frequency range. This 2-way bookshelf speaker utilizes a first order crossover for the tweeter and a third order crossover for the woofer to ensure dynamic sound, proper voicing, and sonic accuracy.
- 100 Watts (RMS) / 200 watts (peak) power handling capacity
- Air Motion Tweeter made using a pleated, ultra lightweight polymerize diaphragm
- 5.25" woofer cone made using New Zealand pulp paper
- 65 Hz ~ 25 kHz ±3.2dB frequency response
- 8 ohms nominal impedance
- 87dB sensitivity
- Braced and reinforced cabinet made from high-density fiberboard
- Real wood Black Oak veneer finish
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|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|
|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)|
Questions and Answers
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.
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.
1 year ago
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!
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