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Okay, I asked and was told that the in-walls should become available in about six weeks.
Awesome, thanks! My emails to them remain unanswered, appreciate you taking the time to ask them.
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Too bad they don't offer an Atmos-less version, as many people aren't interested/unequipped for that, and the extra cost for a non-wanted feature could be a turn off. $400 each w/o Atmos would be sweet.
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I think they look good. I mean, other than fancy veneers, how different can most speakers in this price range look from one another? To each his own I guess. At this price point I’d much prefer that my money pays for performance vs. a marginal difference in appearance.
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There is no provision for that and generally speaking, upfiring Atmos speakers require some space from the wall for proper placement, in order to work as advertised.

So without the ability to wall mount and considering the size how are folks setting these up? On the ground? On a stand?


I'm trying to figure how I would place these at home.
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So without the ability to wall mount and considering the size how are folks setting these up? On the ground? On a stand?


I'm trying to figure how I would place these at home.
On stands...

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Oh baby... that in-wall version is awfully tempting. Still would be nice to have a non-atmos "mini-tower" (I kinda hate that term but it is useful to differentiate from the smaller bookshelf speaker) though because in-walls are almost always great for surrounds, but not always from LCRs. However, the mini-towers are cheap enough to where I wouldn't really mind buying them and just skipping the atmos module part.

My dream of having identical (or really close to it) speakers all the way around the room might become a reality!
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imagic have you heard the emotiva t2s or t1s and the accompanying centers.

they are roughly the same price and ive been looking at those also.
if so how do these compare?
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imagic have you heard the emotiva t2s or t1s and the accompanying centers.

they are roughly the same price and ive been looking at those also.
if so how do these compare?
I have heard 'em, yes. But I can't really compare, too much time and too many things changed (room layout, AVR I used) since I had Emotivas in to review. But these are the two brands that are really killing it value-wise.

I'm giving a subjective nod to the Monoliths for having better off-axis behavior and maintaining a seamless soundstage off-axis. But unlike the Emotiva towers, you simply cannot run these Monoprice without a sub.

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I have heard 'em, yes. But I can't really compare, too much time and too many things changed (room layout, AVR I used) since I had Emotivas in to review. But these are the two brands that are really killing it value-wise.

I'm giving a subjective nod to the Monoliths for having better off-axis behavior and maintaining a seamless soundstage off-axis. But unlike the Emotiva towers, you simply cannot run these Monoprice without a sub.

i have a sub and im sure people who look at these monolith 5.0 speakers probably are using one also. so basically you recommend the monolith over the emotiva if using a sub
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i have a sub and im sure people who look at these monolith 5.0 speakers probably are using one also. so basically you recommend the monolith over the emotiva if using a sub
I recommend it if you want three essentially identical speakers for your front channels. Splitting hairs here, sort of. Also, will you use the built-in Atmos? If so then advantage Monoprice. Different designs that end of day both perform well.

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Too bad they don't offer an Atmos-less version, as many people aren't interested/unequipped for that, and the extra cost for a non-wanted feature could be a turn off. $400 each w/o Atmos would be sweet.
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I'd like to see the mini-towers made available without the Atmos module; to my ears, they deliver sound that punches above the price point.
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Still would be nice to have a non-atmos "mini-tower"
If your space can accommodate horizontal mains, an trio of Monolith THX-365C centre channels across the front is always a non-Atmos option.

Horizontal 3-ways are good enough for dts's main demo room.

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imagic have you heard the emotiva t2s or t1s and the accompanying centers.

they are roughly the same price and ive been looking at those also.
if so how do these compare?
Since the mini-towers are priced each rather than a pair (thought that looked to good to be true when first posted), it strikes me that the Emotiva's are still the best bang for the buck at this price point. The T1s are $498 a PAIR on closeout, and the T2s are $800 a pair. If Monoprice did a non-Atmos version that hit the sub-$800 a pair price point for the minis, they would be far more attractive an option.

Throw in Emotiva's rep for exceptional customer service vs. Monoprice's rep for non-service, and well...
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If your space can accommodate horizontal mains, an trio of Monolith THX-365C centre channels across the front is always a non-Atmos option.

Horizontal 3-ways are good enough for dts's main demo room.


It always helps to have the right size room & layout too.

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If your space can accommodate horizontal mains, an trio of Monolith THX-365C centre channels across the front is always a non-Atmos option.
Good point!

Too bad the tweeter/midrange plate wasn't designed to be turned to make it an LCR that could also be used vertically.

But as in your picture, could work for many.

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I was thinking why not just get 5 of the center channel speakers. The sides are flat. Just stand it up on one of its sides. Would the speaker sound different just by rotating it 90 degrees?

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I was thinking why not just get 5 of the center channel speakers. The sides are flat. Just stand it up on one of its sides. Would the speaker sound different just by rotating it 90 degrees?

Tweeter and midrange driver would be side by side horizontally, not ideal. In the larger atmos version they are vertical plane. Really shame it can´t be turned as GajCa mentioned.

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says these have 1 year warranty or is that a mistake
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They have a 5 year warranty. The site will be updated. Sorry about that!

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