The Monolith™ 9X is a state-of-the-art, high-performance, audiophile-grade 9 channel home theater amplifier. With three channels of 200 watt amplification and six channels of 100 watts of amplification, the Monolith 9X is capable of driving the most demanding home theater systems and reproducing the most dynamic soundtracks, while also articulating all the subtle sonic details found in music. Supercharge your existing receiver or create the foundation of a no compromise home theater system with the Monolith 9X.
Power: The Monolith™ 9X is a 9-channel amplifier comprised of 200 watts per channel into 3 channels, and 100 watts per channel into 6 channels of amplification. This rating is measured with all channels driven across the full power bandwidth of 20Hz to 20kHz into 8-ohm loads. Additionally, there is NO current limiting and there is no protection circuitry in the amplifier circuit path. Even if the speakers' impedance drops to a low level, the Monolith is robust enough that the current is never limited.
Dynamics: High resolution audio delivers the best in music and movie soundtracks. You deserve an amplifier capable of delivering clear and clean audio across a wide dynamic range! With a more than 100dB signal to noise ratio, the Monolith 9X can clearly and accurately articulate the quietest portions, the loudest portions, and everything in between.
Class AB: More efficient than Class A, many high end, audiophile grade amplifiers utilize a Class AB design.
Made in U.S.A.: The Monolith 9X is designed, engineered, and assembled in the United States of America.
Two Toroidal Transformers
No, these aren't new villains in the next giant robot movie, these are the source of an amplifier's power. Each amplifier channel gets its own set of transformer windings, and also its own storage capacitor. Essentially, each channel has its own power supply – meaning if one channel gets maxed out, the other channels are not affected.
Spaghetti Free Zone
Ever look behind a stereo rack and were aghast at the sight of the spaghetti entanglement of dozens of wires? Not here. Neat, clean wiring in tubing designed for the aerospace industry. Clean wiring. Clean layout. Better sound.
Double sided, glass epoxy boards. Metal film resistors built to 1% tolerances. Stringent quality to ensure each circuit board functions like the last and presents the maximum in sound fidelity.
These lightning fast, optically coupled circuits are designed to detect electrical shorts from either the speakers, speaker wire, or electrical outlet. If triggered, the circuit will disengage the output, protecting the amplifier. It will then sample the affected circuit every 10 seconds and will restore output when it is safe to do so. Unlike other designs where there is a fuse or relay in series with the output, which can raise the damping factor or modify the sound, our protection circuitry monitors the signal actively, but does so optically from outside the circuit path.
Oversized heat sinks, instead of fans, are used to keep the amplifier as cool and as silent as possible. After all, you bought this bad boy to hear the soundtrack, right? No fans means less dust. Less dust means a longer operating life for your equipment.
A rugged chassis with a powder coated finish designed to resist scratches and prevent corrosion.
Chassis Mounted XLR & RCA Jacks
Choose between unbalanced RCA or balanced XLR inputs. The gold plated RCA jacks on the Monolith are mounted directly on the chassis, not on a separate internal circuit board. This allows for a firmer connection that won't loosen over time, or worse, break.
Thump Free Start
Have you ever turned on your receiver or amplifier and heard a disturbing (and potentially damaging) "thump" come through your system? The Monolith is engineered with a soft start circuit that gradually powers up the unit, preventing the dreaded speaker thump, while also easing the load on household circuitry. Once fully powered, the circuit is removed from the signal chain to ensure maximum sonic clarity.