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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)
    Product # 16221
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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker

    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
    5.25-inch Woofer
    Rigid Cabinet
    Air Motion Tweeter
    5.25" Woofer
    Rigid Cabinet

    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.


    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker

    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker


    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker

    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.

    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker
    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker
    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker
    Monolith Bookshelf Speaker

    • 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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    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.
    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 ...
    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.
    4.7 / 5.0
    6 Reviews
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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
    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
    9 months 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
    8 months 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
    3 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
    4 months ago


    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (1/23/2018) if ordered within 21 hours 58 minutes