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[Amazon.ca] Monolith by Monoprice 12" THX Ultra Certified 500 Watt Powered Subwoofer

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[Amazon.ca] Monolith by Monoprice 12" THX Ultra Certified 500 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Monolith by Monoprice 12" THX Ultra Certified 500 Watt Powered Subwoofer retails for $799 USD on Monoprice. There are 2 left for $881.86 CAD on Amazon.ca, All-in for ~$1000.
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No doubt this is a decent subwoofer, but you'd need AT LEAST 2 of them to even out the response in your room.

So you're in for $2000 for just two 12" subs?! Wowzers.

$2k can buy you about four 18" DIY subs and still have money left over to buy an iNuke Behringer amp.
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Repooc wrote: No doubt this is a decent subwoofer, but you'd need AT LEAST 2 of them to even out the response in your room.

So you're in for $2000 for just two 12" subs?! Wowzers.

$2k can buy you about four 18" DIY subs and still have money left over to buy an iNuke Behringer amp.
I'm interested in DIY subs, any info you can share? TIA
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Nice. This is a very good sub for the money. It easily rivals SVS PB2000.

And not everybody wants to DIY when it comes to subs. This sub is a real deal....don't try to move it alone, the sub itself weighs 100 lbs.

https://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer-r ... conclusion
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Amazon page says 1000 watt, peak 1800 need special power circuit?
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Repooc wrote: No doubt this is a decent subwoofer, but you'd need AT LEAST 2 of them to even out the response in your room.

So you're in for $2000 for just two 12" subs?! Wowzers.

$2k can buy you about four 18" DIY subs and still have money left over to buy an iNuke Behringer amp.
This is a classic RFD style post. This is a finished product developed by professionals to offer a level of performance (high output, flat frequency response, low distortion and low group delay) that would be difficult overall to match with DIY, and finished to a standard 99% of DIY subs will never achieve. Also, time is not infinite so that needs to be considered and most people don't have a woodworking shop to be building subs.

The chassis on the Monoprice driver is the same as this Wavecor driver which is $575 on it's own before tax and shipping:

Wavecor driver

This is a great deal for anyone looking for a HT sub which is probably decent for music.
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Repooc wrote: No doubt this is a decent subwoofer, but you'd need AT LEAST 2 of them to even out the response in your room.
Are you saying this specifically for this subwoofer or as a general statement for all subwoofers? Why?
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i just have one question,
why does a regular person needs a 1000 RMS watt subwoofer... … i have a Logitech z5500 which has 110watts 10" subwoofer.. my living room is 25 feet by 16 feet... and that thing alone can shake the whole house not just my living room and if someone is creating a home theatre which i'm planning in the future i don't think theatre room will be bigger than that and even if it is, wouldn't two 10" would be enough and i'm not talking about z5500 for home theatre or regular setup in the living room we can go with any 10" powered sub … polk audio, Klipsch etc etc...

and how good is MONOPRICE when it comes to these brands... i always thought that monoprice is the Chinese brand and is cheap alternative for cables.
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Repooc wrote: No doubt this is a decent subwoofer, but you'd need AT LEAST 2 of them to even out the response in your room.

So you're in for $2000 for just two 12" subs?! Wowzers.

$2k can buy you about four 18" DIY subs and still have money left over to buy an iNuke Behringer amp.
So you're comparing a DIY sub to a commercially made sub? LOL classic.
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DjSingh wrote: i just have one question,
why does a regular person needs a 1000 RMS watt subwoofer... … i have a Logitech z5500 which has 110watts 10" subwoofer.. my living room is 25 feet by 16 feet... and that thing alone can shake the whole house not just my living room and if someone is creating a home theatre which i'm planning in the future i don't think theatre room will be bigger than that and even if it is, wouldn't two 10" would be enough and i'm not talking about z5500 for home theatre or regular setup in the living room we can go with any 10" powered sub … polk audio, Klipsch etc etc...
You're lucky if your logitech will ever even touch 35hz on a good day. Not even in the same league as a real sub.

To properly experience movies the way the director intended you'll need a sub that will dig down to at least 20hz. 2 or more subs are needed if you want even bass response across all the seats.
DjSingh wrote: and how good is MONOPRICE when it comes to these brands... i always thought that monoprice is the Chinese brand and is cheap alternative for cables.
monoprice is putting out some very good stuff. these subs are even highly recommended by the legendary brent butterworth in the av world. Monoprice amps, for example are actually rebranded ATI amplifiers, who make very decent amps.

@op, very good price for somthing that rivals an SVS sb2000 for $1000 all in. upvoted even tho i have no need for one :)
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Unbelievable deal, especially considering the 5% tax for some provinces.

Thanks OP!
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DjSingh wrote: i just have one question,
why does a regular person needs a 1000 RMS watt subwoofer... … i have a Logitech z5500 which has 110watts 10" subwoofer.. my living room is 25 feet by 16 feet... and that thing alone can shake the whole house not just my living room and if someone is creating a home theatre which i'm planning in the future i don't think theatre room will be bigger than that and even if it is, wouldn't two 10" would be enough and i'm not talking about z5500 for home theatre or regular setup in the living room we can go with any 10" powered sub … polk audio, Klipsch etc etc...

and how good is MONOPRICE when it comes to these brands... i always thought that monoprice is the Chinese brand and is cheap alternative for cables.
Better talk to someone who owns a SVS sub, but I tell you this, your logitech is like to 680 news to a fm radio station.

or the DIY route , or I'd remeber someone who built a home theather room in the basement. reffer to the home renovations forum. someone can link the step by step start to finish of a basement home threather room .
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