Setting the Home Audio World on Its Ear: Electronics E-commerce Leader Monoprice Showcases Launch of a New Hi-Fi 5.1 Home Theater Sound System at CES on Jan. 8-11, 2013

Monoprice Introduces High-Quality and Affordable Audio Products, including A New $249 Hi-Fi 5.1 Home Theater Speakers System, as well as Attractively Priced Noise-Canceling Headphones.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2013

Electronics e-commerce leader Monoprice (Booth # 70311, Venetian Hotel Ballroom) continues to set the home audio world on its ear with its announcement of the launch of intriguing products, including a new Hi-Fi 5.1 home theater sound system, for its appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (January 8-11, 2013.)

Monoprice ( ) is an e-commerce company that specializes in delivering high-quality AV, home theater and other tech accessories at bargain prices from among more than 4,000 branded and non-branded products offered on its website.
Last year, Monoprice made an impact in the audio market when it began selling 5.1 home theater sound systems for under $85, receiving impressive reviews from a number of media outlets. Now Monoprice is building on this success with the Hi-Fi 5.1 home sound system featuring an affordable $249 price tag. and stellar quality and performance found in more expensive home speaker systems.

Monoprice's new 5.1 Hi-Fi Home Theater Satellite Speakers & Subwoofer ($249, Product ID# 9774) have a similar appearance to last year's model, but feature a more attractive, glossy finish and new aluminum dome tweeters. The audio system also has a powerful 200-watt subwoofer, which includes an 8-inch woofer.

This means that home audio enthusiasts faced with budget realities and even aesthetic concerns no longer have to compromise sound quality in choosing an affordable home theater audio system with Monoprice's 5.1 Hi-Fi speakers.

“Our new 5.1 Hi-Fi home sound system raises the bar in quality for the price,” said Luke Grant, Monoprice's Director of Marketing. “Our new product delivers the performance typical of speakers in the market priced in the $400 range.”

The core of Monoprice's sound system is four satellite and the single center speakers that each use a 3" poly-titanium mid-range driver and a 3/4" Hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeter. These speakers can handle up to 100 watts of power and have an impedance of 8 ohms.
Adding to the unit's overall performance, the satellite speakers handle frequencies from 115Hz to 20 KHz, while the center channel operates in frequencies in the 110Hz to 20 KHz range. The powered subwoofer features an 8" downward firing speaker with a Ribbed Elliptical Surround design driven by a 200 watt amplifier. The Ribbed Elliptical Surround design enables the speakers to produce higher volume levels with less distortion. It also handles frequencies from 33Hz to 20KHz and uses a variable crossover from 40-150Hz.

This system's compact design makes it easy to mount anywhere with the satellite speakers measuring only 6.7" x 4.1" x 4.8" (HWD, including grill) and weighing under 3 lbs. each. They come with both keyhole and 1/4" threaded insert mounting options. The bass reflection port is conveniently located on the back of the speakers ensuring that optimal sound will occur when they are placed away from the wall.

The center channel speaker measures about 4.1" x 10.2" x 4.8" (HWD, including grill) and weighs 3.2 lbs. As with the satellite speakers, it contains both keyhole and 1/4" threaded insert mounting options. It also uses two forward firing bass reflection ports and can be mounted against (or within) a wall without any loss in sound quality.

The system's subwoofer measures about 14.3" x 12.3" x 13.2" (HWD) and weighs approximately 20 lbs. It features four large rubber feet, which keep the downward firing driver off the floor. The subwoofer also has a forward firing port, with a small blue LED light at the top of the port to indicate that it is powered on. It includes both line and speaker level stereo inputs, so it can be used with any amplifier. A phase control switch located on its back allows you to adjust the phase of the subwoofer in relation to the rest of the system.

Noise-Canceling Headphones
Monoprice is also announcing at CES the upcoming launch of new Noise-Canceling Headphones w/ ANR Technology (Price range $100-$112, Product #ID 10010). These new headphones will be comparable in quality to competitors' models retailing for around $350. Equipped with Monoprice's ANR™ (Active Noise Rejection) technology, these headphones deliver a mobile Hi-Fi quality music experience and are compatible with the iPad, iPhone, MP3, cellphones and other smart phones and devices.

Monoprice headphones employ advanced feedback control electronics to constantly monitor and regulate sound performance within the ear. This patented noise cancellation technology suppresses annoying background noise while ensuring the audio input quality remains unaffected. Monoprice's microphones with ANR technology have been selected by the world's top modern fleets of commercial aircraft, bringing enhanced audio-visual entertainment experiences to more than 15 million first class and business class passengers annually. Even against the background noise of an aircraft cabin, Monoprice's ANR noise-canceling headphones and earphones continue to deliver a crisp and clear audio performance.
Premium audio products featuring Monoprice ANR technology have received “Best in Class” award recognition from leading international journalists who write for Wired, PC Magazine, iLounge, and Sound and Vision, among others.

Monoprice encourages all attendees of CES to visit the company's exhibition booth, #70311 located in the Venetian Hotel Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in high-quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, the company has built its reputation upon customer word of mouth, the consistent ability to deliver premium quality products at prices far below other national brands in retail, and unmatched customer service. Many of Monoprice products are produced in ISO9001 and ISO14001 facilities and maintain the highest standards for production and work environment. The vast majority of the company's products are RoHS compliant, reducing their environmental impact. They are a CCR Trading Partner, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and were named an Inc. 500 company for 2008, 2009 & 2010, and an Inc. 5000 company for 2011.

George Pappas
Public Relations and Event Marketing Specialist
Monoprice, Inc. (
Direct. 909-912-7708
Phone. 909-989-6887 ext. 4195
Mobile. 562-857-5680
E-mail. george(dot)pappas(at)monoprice(dot)com
11701 6th St, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, USA

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