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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema Center Channel Speaker (Each)
    Product # 16222
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    Monolith Air Motion Cinema Center Channel Speaker (Each)

    Monolith Center Channel Speaker

    The Monolith Air Motion Cinema Series brings the movie theater experience home! Each speaker is outfitted with an AMT (Air Motion Tweeter) to ensure accurate and nearly distortion free reproduction of high frequency information. The center channel utilizes a 3 way design to ensure dialog intelligibility at all seats, and utilizes the same drivers as the Air Motion bookshelf speaker for near perfect timbre matching. All speakers are fitted with magnetic grilles, with internally braced cabinets for minimum cabinet resonance and acoustic coloring. Engineered for accuracy, dynamics, and detail, the Air Motion Cinema series sounds great for both movies and music, especially when paired with a Monolith series power amplifier.

    Air Motion Cinema Center Channel

    Air Motion Tweeter
    5.25-inch Woofer
    3-Way Design
    Rigid Cabinet
    Air Motion Tweeter
    5.25" Woofer
    3-Way Design
    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.

    3-Way Design: The Air Motion center channel utilizes a three way design to maximize dialog intelligibility and prevent acoustic phase cancellation for off axis seats. This speaker features an additional 3” mid-range driver that’s made from the same New Zealand pulp paper as the 5.25” woofers.

    Rigid Cabinet: Rather than using conventional medium-density fiberboard, the speaker cabinets are made from high-density fiberboard, 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.


    Monolith Center Channel Speaker

    Monolith Center Channel Speaker


    Monolith Center Channel 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 3-way center channel speaker utilizes a second order Linkwitz-Riley crossover for the tweeter, a second order bandpass crossover for the mid-range, and a first order Butterworth crossover for the woofer to ensure dynamic sound, proper voicing, and sonic accuracy.

    Monolith Center Channel Speaker
    Monolith Center Channel Speaker
    Monolith Center Channel Speaker
    Monolith Center Channel Speaker

    • 100 watts (RMS) / 200 watts (peak) power handling capacity
    • Air Motion Tweeter made using a pleated, ultra lightweight polyimide diaphragm
    • 3" mid-range cone made using New Zealand pulp paper
    • 2x 5.25" woofer cones made using New Zealand pulp paper
    • 60 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 16222
    Speaker Type 3-way center channel
    Frequency Response 60 Hz ~ 25 kHz ±3.2dB
    Crossover Frequencies 100 Hz and 3.5 kHz
    AMT Crossover Type 2nd order Linkwitz-Riley
    Mid-range Crossover Type 2nd order bandpass
    Woofer Crossover Type 3rd order Butterworth
    Sensitivity 87dB
    Maximum Input Power (RMS) 100 watts
    Maximum Input Power (Peak) 200 watts
    Tweeter Type Pleated polyimide diaphragm (AMT)
    Mid-Range Type 3” New Zealand pulp paper cone
    Woofer Type 2x 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 9.1" x 18.0" x 9.8" (230 x 458 x 250 mm)
    Weight (each) 26.5 lbs. (12 kg)

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    Is it ok to position this about the TV? It would be about 7.5 ft off the group and 2.5 ft from the ceiling. Would this work for this situation?
    Travis s on Jul 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You can place it above the TV if you wished but it does not have a mounting point on it. You could use a shelf to place it on. However, these speakers are direct firing. So if placed above the TV you may not get the full experience due to the direct firing of the sound. It would be best to have the speaker directed at where you are sitting.

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    What is the recommended low-pass filter setting for surround sound?
    A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: 80 Hz - based on the frequency response chart provided by Monoprice. The response falls off significantly below this frequency, and lower frequencies should be handed off to a subwoofer.
    What are the dimensions of the speaker? Width, Height, Depth
    A shopper on Dec 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 9.1" x 18.0" x 9.8" (230 x 458 x 250 mm)
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    Greg U on Nov 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes they do.
    5.0 / 5.0
    7 Reviews
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    Incredible value and performance
    Although not an audiophile, I wanted to upgrade my "home theater" setup, and swapped in this center channel and a pair of the Cinema 5 bookshelf speakers for my LCR.

    Unexpectedly heavy, and incredibly well made, I'm very satisfied with these upgrades, and would be very surprised if others weren't as well.
    May 13, 2017
    9 months ago
    It Rocks!
    I have no regrets with this purchase. Construction quality is first rate. The curved top and sides are aesthetically "delicious". The sound is extraordinarily crisp, rich and compliments my Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5's perfectly.

    I would venture to speculate, that if you purchased this product, you too, would not be disappointed. Highly recommended...
    February 1, 2017
    1 year ago
    Wow! Impressive construction. Great sound.
    I purchased one of these and a pair of the AMT Cinema 5 satellites to replace my 20 year old THX-style LCR's. The THX-style speakers were good with very smooth response but offered only medium-resolution.

    These Monolith's with the AMT tweeters maintained the smooth response and added detail. I now have a high-resolution system that pleases me whenever I turn it on.

    These Monolith speakers were a great upgrade--and a tremendous value.

    Highly recommended
    March 21, 2017
    Very Solid Performer
    The center channel speaker has just gotten better every time we have used it. The sound quality is much better than I had ever expected. I have to say I am very impressed with the construction of this center channel speaker very solid and nicely done.
    July 24, 2017
    9 months ago
    Great, clear center
    I got this center and two of the matching Monolith bookshelf speakers to upgrade my home theater. I'm glad I did. This is a great center. Dialog is so clear and intelligible. I love the classy looks of this speaker almost as much as the sound. Highly recommended for anyone looking to upgrade their home theater speakers. This replaces the center speaker that came in my very well reviewed Onkyo home theater in a box system. I recommend getting the matching Monolith bookshelf speakers to go with this center. They're great too.
    October 27, 2017
    3 months ago
    Great sounding speaker IMHO
    Really like this speaker.very natural sounding.I've had serveral big name center channel speakers this is the best sounding.Also very well made.would recommend to anyone wanting a good center channel speaker.
    January 19, 2018
    1 month ago
    A GREAT upgrade !
    WOW...I was going to buy a new surround system to replace my 20 year old Kenwood 5.1 Dolby setup. I replaced my JBL center speaker instead. What a great upgrade!
    The clarity and quality of dialog and music has increased 10-fold!

    I placed the speaker on top of my wall unit above my flat screen TV.
    Since the speaker is direct firing, I jacked up the rear of the speaker with a couple of door stops to aim it at the listeners.
    Get it...you won't regret it!
    January 21, 2018
    2 months ago


    In Stock This item will ship on 2/20/2018 if ordered within 1 days 16 hours 15 minutes