Monolith's Hobie Sechrest Joins AV NIRVANA Live Tomorrow - 3/2 at 8pm ET


(March 1, 2023) Tomorrow, March 2, AV NIRVANA Live welcomes Hobie Sechrest from Monolith. Hobie serves as the Business Unit Manager at Monoprice's disruptive Monolith brand. Monolith has spent nearly seven years producing high-quality audio gear lacking the typical price tags associated big-name brands. In the process, it's developed an excellent reputation in the enthusiast world.

Join us at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, as we talk about the origins of Monolith, the challenges of bringing a new brand to market, and some of Monolith's more popular products.

Watch Live on YouTube and join the chat!
 
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This might be the in-ceiling monolith thx's finally. Someone from monoprice said look for an announcement in March. Excited for this
 

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Maybe we can get Hobie to talk on that!
 

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Will HTP-1 be sold again? If yes, will Dirac ART implementation be looked at?
 

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Something is amiss…

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The forums are going to light up after that live stream, I think.
The commitment to Dirac Art and the HTP-1 will cause more than a few to rethink their upcoming processor or AVR purchase.
 

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Great chat tonight, Todd.

Including a couple of scoops about the HTP-1!

(For those of you that didn't watch, you'll just have to check out the YouTube video to get the details.)
 

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Hey guys, thanks for hanging in there on the broadcast. I have no idea what happened to the opening... bummer, because I felt like it was a great opening! :-)
Hope the recovery wasn't too awkward.

Anyhow, really appreciate all of you that tuned in. Hobie is an amazingly friendly guy, as you could clearly see in the stream. And I'm a huge fan of his mission to bring quality to the masses without blowing up the wallet.

For those of you that missed the stream, we did talk about the HTP-1 and showed pictures of it in production. Check out the vid for all the details!
 
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I just finished watching. Too bad nothing on thx in-ceilings
 

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In another forum Hobie announced Dirac A.R.T. is close to ready to go for the HTP-1. He specifically said “We are still working on ART and it is close. We are happy with where the latest version is at and it just needs a polish.”

I wish these things didn’t take as long as they always seem to, but hey, a significant upgrade some 4 years or so so after it‘s initial release is pretty unheard of at the HTP-1’s price point.

Thank you, Hobie!
 

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In another forum Hobie announced Dirac A.R.T. is close to ready to go for the HTP-1. He specifically said “We are still working on ART and it is close. We are happy with where the latest version is at and it just needs a polish.”

I wish these things didn’t take as long as they always seem to, but hey, a significant upgrade some 4 years or so so after it‘s initial release is pretty unheard of at the HTP-1’s price point.

Thank you, Hobie!
Yes, this is exciting news! He's said that he's not planning on an HTP-2 but would rather continue to add features and enhancements to the HTP-1.

Hopefully, we'll see the addition of DTS-X Pro someday.
 

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This is exciting to hear.
 
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