Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 Tower Loudspeaker Review

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Danzilla31

Audioholic Spartan
Ok so far I like this app a lot. So what I'm understanding @ryanosaur let's say I want to cut room correction off at 200 to 300hz.
I would go to frequency range set the cut off then resend that new file to my avr on a new preset.

Or turn off mid range compensation I would go to that part of the app turn them off send thr file to the preset and I'm good to go

Am I getting the hang of this?
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Spartan
Shady wasn't kidding about the low end on these. You get quiet the boost. After experimenting I ended up with 2 presets. Preset 1 audyssey on Editor App eq set to 300hz midrange compensation off all dynamic loudness etc off.

Preset 2 audyssey off all distances and levels the same. Just no room correction

Preset 1 with audyssey I prefer the best. Bass is perfect tight and everything else falls in place imaging Soundstage vocals mids.

Preset 2 is fun because the bass is just out of this world but it gets fatiguing because of it it's CRAZY how much bass these speakers can put out

For the most part I like Preset 1 period but every once in awhile on movies with bass I like preset 2 just let it rip

Fun towers man good sound I'll update my audyssry thread tommorow so new guys can check it out hopefully learn something it will be audyssey editor app for dummies
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Spartan
Somebody smarter than I am with Audyssey may have to confirm this, but I am pretty sure if you toggle off the Midrange Compensation button, it will take care of that dip at 2000k.
Oh yeah! I figured that out. :D Sounds a lot better as well. Like I said my favorite setting was room eq set to 300hz midrange compensation off.
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Spartan
What specifically is it about the 590's that makes them sonically superior?
Hey I'm sorry I didn't catch this question. I think what makes the 590's better is they can do everything the encore can do and do it more. The 590's dynamics are better. They image as well Soundstage as well. They dont extend on the bass quiet as deep but they have a lot off it. They are more efficient at 92db that makes them very easy to drive. They can go louder before distorting. Treble is more detailed but still smooth like the Encores. They have a great waveguide like the encore does so good directivity makes them room friendly.

But in my room size I didn't need that. The Monolith are great for the price. Perfect for my room I had my screen in my bedroom all the way up to the ceiling and I still couldn't quiet fit the 590's underneath. The 590's are big big friggin speakers. Also you either love the 590's look or you hate them. I loved them others might not.
 
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PENG

Audioholic Slumlord
Oh yeah! I figured that out. :D Sounds a lot better as well. Like I said my favorite setting was room eq set to 300hz midrange compensation off.
If you limit the range to <300 Hz, MRC will have no effects anyway because it is at around 2 kHz.
Given that your speaker appears to have been designed to have the MRC very close at Audyssey's targeted 2 kHz, you may want to do another profile to have MRC on and limit the range to >2 kHz, say 3 kHz and then you can compare if you prefer MRC on or not. The thing is, if you like the vocal sound of those towers with Audyssey off then you may prefer it with Audyssey on but MRC enabled. You won't know for sure before you tried both.

By the way, it looks like you bass in that room is very smooth but flat. With the App, you can experiment with some sort of the so called "Harman curve" too.
 
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Out-Of-Phase

Out-Of-Phase

Audioholic General
Thank you Danzilla for your response. I am waiting for the T6 Tower's to go on sale again.
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Spartan
If you limit the range to <300 Hz, MRC will have no effects anyway because it is at around 2 kHz.
Given that your speaker appears to have been designed to have the MRC very close at Audyssey's targeted 1 kHz, you may want to do another profile to have MRC on and limit the range to >2 kHz, say 3 kHz and then you can compare if you prefer MRC on or not. The thing is, if you like the vocal sound of those towers with Audyssey off then you may prefer it with Audyssey on but MRC enabled. You won't know for sure before you tried both.

By the way, it looks like you bass in that room is very smooth but flat. With the App, you can experiment with some sort of the so called "Harman curve" too.
I did several runs. I liked Audyssey best with midrange compensation off and the freq cut off at 300 hz. I listened to many different runs with Audyssey I'm going to post a thread Audyssey Editor App for dummies. Kindoff help a new guy learn just the simple things where to purchase step by step how to operate it stuff like that for new guys to the hobby

It did a wonderful job of taming that bass but I need to put in as you say a house curve. I need a better tablet or screen tho its hard to tweak the overall response with your phone unless I'm missing something

The bass is so flat in part thanks to Audyssey eqing the response but also having 4 points of bass in the room those encore towers really have some serious bass and extension.

Also these encores handle eq very well they are room friendly and take very well to tweaking to taste
 

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