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Monoprice Monolith THX 887 - Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by XERO1, Sep 10, 2019.
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  1. AltCtrl
    How would this amp compare to something like the Matrix m-stage hpa-3b? (Both in same price range)
     
  2. ttol
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  3. olinko
    Now we're talking. Looks like it's not balanced, but I'm sure it'll be much cheaper than the Monoprice.
    Would go great with the SMSL SU-8
     
  4. FireLion
    SDAC-B is a fine little DAC.
     
  5. XERO1
    SMSL has also been teasing a SL500 since June.

    https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...-asia-smsl-will-bring-new-product-there.7732/

    Not sure which one will come first, but it looks like the SP200 is actually a real product now.

    These pics of it were posted on 9-9-2019.

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    I wonder if it will actually use the same THX AAA 888 modules that the $3000 Benchmark HPA4 uses or if it will use a cheaper implementation like the Drop and Monoprice amps use.

    Things are definitely getting interesting! :money_mouth:
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
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  6. protoss
    Guess we have to wait for ASR measurement to see if its any good... I am assuming it will be great. Crossing my fingers for a $399 price tag. Looks cheap but decent
     
  7. bequietjk
    Wow. The headphone amp game in this price bracket is swelling up.
     
  8. olinko
  9. MrPretty
    Their page shows an ETA of 11/23/19, which should be true as long as the date doesn't slip.
     
  10. olinko
    I'm embarrassed, don't know how I missed that.
     
  11. MrPretty
    Don't worry, it happens to everyone.
     
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  13. Shane D
    No 5 year warranty though.

    Shane D
     
  14. tylerfutrell
    Does anyone know if I can use this in Europe with a normal plug adapter, or if I would need a voltage stepper (like the previous Monolith 788)?
    Website says: Power supply: 24 VDC inline brick, universal input 100–240 VAC if that helps.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
  15. eeagle
    inline brick, universal input 100–240 VAC spec means it should be fine with a plug adapter, no need for a transformer.
     
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