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I have been using dual Monolith 15's almost daily for 3 years now. Zero issues. I actually got both for $1900 shipped during a freak sale. If I would have listened to the naysayers I would never have bought them. So my opinion. Yes, customer service will likely be not as good an experience as the SVS's and PSA's of the world. But the likelihood of having a major issue resulting in shipping a large heavy sub back is very, very, low. The likelihood of getting a Monolith sub with zero issues is very, very, high. I have owned SVS, Hsu, eD, Klipsch, etc, etc and the Monolith build quality is exceptional. It's a very well made, well designed subwoofer. I think the customer service concerns with Monoprice are overblown and usually not warranted. Yes, there have been some. But I bet if I dig around I can find an unhappy customer for any brand here. It happens.
I am also a very big advocate of dual subwoofers. I would say take an honest review of your room, goals, and budget. If you don't think adding a second sub down the line is possible, something like dual Monolith or Hsu subs should be on the table for sure. And most people won't do this, but measuring and understanding your room is very important. You can buy a very expensive subwoofer and if your placement and room are not ideal, you will never maximize the potential of the sub. It's like buying a Lamborghini Aventedor and only being able to drive it to 60mph.
There are lots of white papers out there explaining the benefits of dual subwoofers (Harmon/JBL, Earl Geddes, Audioholics, etc).