(May 10, 2022) Our friends at Monoprice have been busy this year, unleashing a bevy of home theater goodies under its higher-end focused Monolith brand. Today, the company is using Monolith to unleash two new 8-channel amps loaded with premium-grade components.
The Monolith 8250X ($2,999 MSRP) harnesses Hypex NCore amp modules to deliver a robust 200 Watts per channel (8 ohms) or 400 Watts per channel (4 ohms) of zesty Class D power. Monoprice says the amp is "made to last," thanks to a heavy duty heatsink that efficiently dissipates heat and XLR inputs that are mounted directly to the amp's metal chassis. The heatsink delivers long-lasting endurance, while the XLR implementation is designed to prevent broken solder joints by resorting to a firm connection. The amp's overall frequency response is rated at 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 0.5dB). Sized at 5.25" high x 17.1" wide x 14.5" deep and weighing a generous 35.3 lbs, the 8350X accommodates a 3RU rack size.
“We take great pride in our Monolith products, and these new Class-D amplifiers are no exception. Engineered for uncompromising performance and value, our new Monolith amps efficiently deliver powerful and precise audio output across the entire frequency range, regardless of output gain levels. On top of all that, we were able to provide this level of world-class performance at an incredibly competitive price point,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith Business Unit Manager, Monoprice.
The step-down 8125X ($1,999 MSRP) is no slouch, touting 100 Watts per channel (8 ohms) and 175 Watts per channel (4 ohms). Its overall chassis is 2" shorter than the 8250X, weighing-in at 28 lbs.
Both new amps feature a soft start turn on, heavy duty binding posts, and a trigger input. They're also backed by a 5-year replacement warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. To learn more about the Monolith 8250X Class-D Amplifier or Monolith 8125X Class-D Amplifier, click on the supplied links.