Monoprice Expands Monolith Series…Again

Monoprice is expanding its Monolith by Monoprice series of affordable high-end audio products yet again — this time with three speakers, ranging in price from $250 to $800/pair.

The new Encore speakers follow the 16-inch THX Ultra-certified subwoofer that shipped in October.

The new lineup comprises the Encore C6 center-channel speaker ($250), Encore B6 two-way bookshelf model ($360/pair), and Encore T6 three-way tower speaker ($800/pair), all featuring internally-braced MDF cabinets, long-fiber-pulp cone woofers, and a 1-inch silk-dome tweeter that sits in a waveguide.

In the C6 center speaker, the tweeter is flanked by a 6.5-inch woofer on either side in an enclosure measuring 22 inches wide, 8 inches high, and 10-inches deep. The speaker is rated to play down to 56Hz with a rated sensitivity of 88dB.

The B6 mates is rated down to 49Hz and mates the tweeter with a 6.5-inch woofer in a cabinet measuring 15.7 x 8 x 10 inches. The T6 is rated down to 37dB and the tweeter is joined by a 6.5-inch midrange driver, and two 6.5-inch woofers in a cabinet 40 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 13.8 inches deep. Rated sensitivity is 85dB for the B6 and 88 dB for the T6. Nominal impedance for all models is 4 ohms.

All Encore cabinets are vented, equipped with five-way binding posts, and finished in black woodgrain PVC. Monoprice offers a 30-day money back guarantee and backs all Encore models with a three-year warranty. For more information, visit

utopianemo's picture

That waveguide and those woofers look an awful lot like the Arendal. I'm not saying they're the same; I can see some obvious differences in driver numbers and spacing. But I did hear that the designer of the Perlisten and Arendal speakers also did subwoofer design for Monolith. Either way, I'm interested in finding out more about these.