My introduction to Monoprice happened about 10 years ago when I needed some interconnects for a system I had designed for someone on a tight budget. I’d read how great a value the company’s offerings were and decided to take the leap. Not only was my friend happy to save a few bucks from the store brands, he didn’t sacrifice any of the quality, either. From day one, the interconnects worked like a charm. Since then, Monoprice has been my go-to source for home theater cables.
As the years have gone on, the company has branched out into other areas, including networking and IT devices, mobile accessories, PC and gaming gear, pro audio products, imaging items, ink and toner supplies, and home theater equipment. In Monoprice’s daily e-mail newslet- ters, I’ve seen ads for AVRs, but now the ever-expanding company has ventured onto yet another new path: They’ve produced their own seven-channel power amplifier, the Monolith 7, offering 200 watts per channel (into 8 ohms) at the shockingly low price of $1,499. That’s one heck of a deal at roughly $215 per channel. But does it sacrifice sound quality in order to save a few bucks?
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