Monoprice Monolith 12" THX Ultra Subwoofer UNBOXING!

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EDIT Jan 26, 2018: Click HERE to read a FULL REVIEW of the Monolith 12" THX Ultra Subwoofer!

Yes, folks, I have a brand new - JUST RELEASED - Monolith 12" THX Ultra Sub on hand. And it has been unboxed!

Through the magic of multi-media, it looks easy as pie. Not so much so in person :T. But, it's unleashed and breaking in!

Watch the reveal, here... if you'd like to see it slightly bigger, move your mouse over the video and click on the title at the top.

 
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Cool. Thanks for the video. Looks great.
 

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Great video. Also that is quite a nice packaging setup.
 

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Thanks chrapladm. Quite a bit of boxing on this one. Sure wish they had outlined some unboxing instructions inside the top flap. Kind of had to wing it!
 

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I look forward to the review and see how these compare with other big name internet direct companies.
 

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I'm in the same boat as you! Hoping the review can get underway next week (the sub is burning a hole in my pocket!) ;-)
 

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Kind of looked like this to me:


 

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With my aching back, it felt like that! ;-)
 

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Thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice sub. I'll read the review tomorrow.
 

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Sure thing, Asere. Let me know if you have any questions!
 

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@Indy Yes. Two very different speakers. The HSU is fantastic for what it is. Small footprint. Lighter weight so it's easier to move around. Great sound. I have zero qualms recommending the HSU. Zero.

Now, my comparison perspective comes from in-room use in my theater room (not external - outdoor testing)... but head-to-head, the Monolith dug deeper in my room. It also has the ability to go sealed or 1- to 2-ports open. That's a nice feature. It also has great sound. I can't stress enough that I felt the Monolith manages a refined/controlled output.

For music, both play straight through that all important 25-40Hz low end with impressive transient response. And both definitely can handle what most movies require.
 

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@Indy Yes. Two very different speakers. The HSU is fantastic for what it is. Small footprint. Lighter weight so it's easier to move around. Great sound. I have zero qualms recommending the HSU. Zero.

Now, my comparison perspective comes from in-room use in my theater room (not external - outdoor testing)... but head-to-head, the Monolith dug deeper in my room. It also has the ability to go sealed or 1- to 2-ports open. That's a nice feature. It also has great sound. I can't stress enough that I felt the Monolith manages a refined/controlled output.

For music, both play straight through that all important 25-40Hz low end with impressive transient response. And both definitely can handle what most movies require.
@Indy Yes. Two very different speakers. The HSU is fantastic for what it is. Small footprint. Lighter weight so it's easier to move around. Great sound. I have zero qualms recommending the HSU. Zero.

Now, my comparison perspective comes from in-room use in my theater room (not external - outdoor testing)... but head-to-head, the Monolith dug deeper in my room. It also has the ability to go sealed or 1- to 2-ports open. That's a nice feature. It also has great sound. I can't stress enough that I felt the Monolith manages a refined/controlled output.

For music, both play straight through that all important 25-40Hz low end with impressive transient response. And both definitely can handle what most movies require.
Thanks Todd
At their given price points, looks like the monolith 12 is a killer sub. Reviews of the Monolith subs all seem favorable and indicate they perform above their price.
 

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@Indy Definitely. Yes, the price point is right for entry into the $1K plus category.

Are you in the market?
 

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@Indy Definitely. Yes, the price point is right for entry into the $1K plus category.

Are you in the market?
As a matter of fact, yes I'm in the market for a sub. If you can believe the reviews on Monoprice's website, someone thought this sub was better than a psa 15v. I'd like to see how the Monolith 12 stacks up against some of the other ID 15 inch subs.
 

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I haven't read that review... I'll check that out. I'd be curious to see some head-to-head numbers, but more importantly, hear both of them. Those are two very different subs!
 

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