Originally Posted by Emaych
Just been investigating this amp. The MONOPRICE site says it is not available. Out of production? Or does this amp go through recurring periods of being sold out? How long has it been since it was last available, if anyone knows? Thanks...
All the Monoprice Monolith power amplifiers go in and out of stock. Lots of people seem to want them if that tells you something. The two power amplifiers that go in and out of stock, or have lead-times that I see are the Monoprice units and the AHB2 power amplifiers from Benchmark. The Benchmark units are in a different, elite league (one member) of performance, and cost more. Lots of people want them as well.
Just register on the page for the Monoprice model you want to be notified when that model comes back in stock. Monoprice will send you an email when the unit is in stock. Go the site and buy the unit. Pretty simple. The units normally come back in stock quite quickly.
Monoprice has the best deal on ATI "flavor" amps.
Outlaw no longer appears to be competitive on ATI made amplifiers. For example: among other design decisions, the Model 7220 has fans, which add moving parts, internal accumulation of dirt and dust, and potentially noise, to a normally quiet and reliable type of product. It is also expensive for the value received IMNVHO.
There are dealers who sell ATI amplifiers at discounts. Do some shopping if the ATI units are of interest. It's hard to beat the Monoprice units however unless you need over 200W per channel at 8 ohms.