Monoprice’s Monolith Encore 5 Series Loudpeakers Promise A lot of Performance For Less Money

Following up on their previous release of the very affordable Monolith Encore 6-series home theater speaker line, Monoprice has decided to expand the Encore line by adding an Encore 5 Series that is priced lower than the current models without sacrificing quality.

The 5 series includes the T5 Tower, B5 Bookshelf, and C5 Center Channel speakers. 

The speakers are sold individually which allows for flexible setup configurations. 

  • Just as with the Encore 6 series, you can use the T5 tower speakers as your front speakers in combination with the B5 bookshelf as surrounds and the C5 center channel. 
  • You can use the T5 towers for both front and surround speakers combined with the C5 center channel. 
  • You can use the B5 bookshelves as both your front and surround speakers combined with a C5 center channel. 
  • For a complete home theater setup, you can add one or more subwoofers, such as the Monoprice Monolith M-10 V2, which we previously featured in a preview article, and an Affordable Subwoofer Shootout. 
  • You can assemble a 2-channel stereo setup with just a pair of T5s or B5s.  

What All Three Speakers Have in Common

Cabinet Design: Rectangular MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinets with internal bracing.

Impedance: 4 ohms

Tweeter Waveguide:  Each speaker has a 20mm silk dome tweeter that sits inside a large waveguide for better dispersion, a wider sweet spot for stereo listening, and more precise imaging. 

Finish: Black PVC

Monolith Encore T5 Tower Speaker

Monoprice Monolith Encore T5 Tower Speakers Front Back

Product Number: 43152

Main Woofers: Two 5.25″ Long Fiber Pulp Cone, Additional support provided by a rear-mounted port

Mid Woofer: One 5.25″ Long Fiber Pulp Cone 

Tweeter: One 20mm Silk Dome with Waveguide and Neodymium Magnet

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Monoprice Monolith Encore T5 Tower Speaker Parts Exploded

Sensitivity: 87.5dB 

Frequency Response: 43Hz ~ 20kHz

Crossover for Low Frequencies: 240Hz @6dB/octave

Crossover for Midrange Frequencies: 2.2kHz @12dB/octave

Crossover for High Frequencies: 2.2kHz @18dB/octave

Connections: 2 sets of 5-way binding posts that allow for bi-wire/bi-amp configuration.

Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.8″ x 6.3″ x 35.4″ (251 x 161 x 900 mm)

Weight: 34.8 lbs. (15.8 kg)

The Monoprice Monolith Encore T5 Floorstanding Speaker is available for $329.99 (each) at Monoprice.com.

Monolith Encore B5 Bookshelf Speaker

Monoprice Monolith Encore B5 Bookshelf Speakers Front Back

Product Number: 43153

Woofer: One 5.25″ Long Fiber Pulp Cone

Tweeter: One 20mm Silk Dome with Waveguide and Neodymium Magnet

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Monoprice Monolith Encore B5 Bookshelf Speaker Parts Exploded

Sensitivity: 83.9dB 

Frequency Response: 60Hz ~ 20kHz

Crossover for Low Frequencies: Low: 2.4kHz @12dB/octave

Crossover for High Frequencies: High: 2.4kHz @18dB/octave

Connections: One set of 5‑way binding posts

Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.1″ x 6.3″ x 13.5″ (181 x 161 x 344 mm)

Weight: 10.6 lbs. (4.8 kg)

The Monoprice Monolith Encore B5 Bookshelf Speaker is available for $149.99 (each) at Monoprice.com.

Monolith Encore C5 Center Channel Speaker

Monoprice Monolith Encore C5 Center Speaker Front Back

Product Number: 43154

Woofers: Two 5.25″ Long Fiber Pulp Cones

Tweeter: One 20mm Silk Dome with Waveguide

Monoprice Monolith Encore C5 Center Speaker Parts Exploded

Sensitivity: 87.7dB 

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Frequency Response: 56Hz ~ 20kHz

Crossover for Low Frequencies: Low: 1.5kHz @12dB/octave

Crossover for High Frequencies: High: 1.5kHz @18dB/octave

Connections: One set of 5‑way binding posts

Dimensions: 7.1″ x 18.7″ x 6.3″ (181 x 476 x 161 mm)

Weight: 15.4 lbs. (7.0 kg)

The Monoprice Monolith Encore C5 Center Channel Speaker is available for $199.99 (each) at Monoprice.com.

Encore Series 6

For reference, the previously reported Encore Series 6 speakers are priced (each) as follows: 

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