Monoprice Monolith THX 887 - Impressions Thread
Sep 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 365

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It looks like the second time's the charm for Monoprice and THX!

This is essentially Monoprice's clone of the Drop THX AAA 789 amp.

It retails for $399 and will launch on 10-27-2019.

More info as it becomes available....

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=39359

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...thx-887-balance-headphone-amp-new-champ.8942/
 
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Sep 10, 2019 at 1:08 PM Post #2 of 365
This is some healthy competition. :)
 
Sep 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM Post #4 of 365
Supposedly monoprice have an AK4499 in the works, The SDAC-B would be alright too.
 
Sep 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM Post #9 of 365
I hate that no EU-based company offers THX. The import fees are absolutely murderous :frowning2:

Why does everything even approaching affordable have to be made and sold in the US...

Well, absolutely not to get political... (a) I doubt any of these products are made in the US, (b) you need to raise your concerns with your appropriate governments... the issue is the high import taxes, imposition of VAT, etc, that many in the world have to bear as a way of protecting local industries and raising revenue for social programs and general government activities. Despite the breathless round the clock coverage on US news media, these taxes and fees/duties don’t exist to anywhere near the same extent in the US as most elsewhere in the world.

A local importer can help you through whatever magic they have, but you still pay far higher price due to the aforementioned imposed taxes and fees. But look at it on the bright side, you are helping pay for your and your fellow countrymen’s well being.
 
Sep 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM Post #10 of 365
This is excellent news. There should be no reason for anyone to ever spend over $400 on an amplifer! Its next to foolishness to spend any higher than a THX 789/887.

All we need is a world class $400 Dac and its over.
 
Sep 17, 2019 at 1:08 PM Post #13 of 365
This is excellent news. There should be no reason for anyone to ever spend over $400 on an amplifer! Its next to foolishness to spend any higher than a THX 789/887.

All we need is a world class $400 Dac and its over.
Dang! Bold statement. Are both of those amps, really that good? I think it might be time to try one.
 
Sep 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM Post #14 of 365
Dang! Bold statement. Are both of those amps, really that good? I think it might be time to try one.

Well yes. The reviews in video format and articles written on the THX-789 Is pretty much 99% accurate to the measurements that ASR guys release!!

Now ASR guys review the 887 amplifier and it's 2% better than the 789 !

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...thx-887-balance-headphone-amp-new-champ.8942/

And

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...easurements-of-massdrop-thx-aaa-789-amp.5001/

The facts are in!!
 

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