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MTX Monitor 5i 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

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MTX's power-packed Monitor 5i will surprise you with a sound that is larger than what would be expected from a speaker this size. A ported enclosure design squeezes out every last drop of bass from the 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer.
  • Great bang for the buck value
  • 5-1/4" poly woofer with rubber surround
  • 1/2" balanced dome tweeter
  • Bass reflex enclosure
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Weight: 12 lbs.  
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MTX Monitor 5i 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

MTX's power-packed Monitor 5i will surprise you with a sound that is larger than what would be expected from a speaker this size. A ported enclosure design squeezes out every last drop of bass from the 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer. Incredible imaging results from the use of a 1/2" balanced dome tweeter. At home in a surround sound setup or as a dorm room speaker, the diminutive size allows for unlimited placement options. Best of all, it fits your budget. Sold in pairs.

Specifications: • Power handling: 100W RMS • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency response: 48-20,000 Hz • Sensitivity: 88 dB 2.83V/1m • Dimensions: 10 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 8 1/2" D.

Product Specifications
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Woofer Diameter5-1/4"
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorBlack
MTX Monitor 5i 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
  • BrandMTX Audio
  • ModelMonitor 5i
  • Part Number302-019
  • UPC715442650422
  • Product CategoryBookshelf Speakers
  • Unit of MeasurePR
  • Product Rating
    (23 Reviews)
  • Weight12 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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MTX Monitor 5i 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair is rated 4.0435 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't think of a reason I don't like these!I've been a stickler for sound quality since I was 10 and have always been too cheap or too poor to go to the high price brand or the sexy looking stuff. I've often seen inexpensive well engineered stuff outperform expensive models and I think this 5i is superb. I've been running it off a Lepal LP2020 and it has a very pleasing sound. At some point I'll test it on a more capable amp but this sounds so good I might not bother.Parts Express has impressed me again with some of the most agreeable interactions I've had with any store. This was a replacement for a defective product and every conversation I had convinced me I was dealing with an exceptionally well run business.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great valueI bought these as an upgrade to an old pair of Realistic Minimus 7 speaker I use with a digital amp for "portable" hifi system. These sound very good for the money.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Averge sound to me. Better with mods.I tried the 1.5uf cap and highs were way subdued (later found out it is not appropriate for the current shipping version). Changed to a 2.7uf cap. I stuffed the cab with polyfill and blocked the port to see if they're any better. A little better, but not great. I think they could use a better tweeter.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average and justI did a capacitor upgrade (027-326), a damping mat upgrade (268-036) and also glued two small cotton balls in the rear corners of each speaker to take up a bit of resonance and "tweak" the bass. The capacitor did take the midrange down but these are still pretty bright (with less midrange). I think a little more insulation (cotton or whatever) would be welcome to increase the bass a little, I don't think they will distort if you take it easy and the woofers can go a bit lower than with the stock cabinets. If I did this again I would skip the damping sheet and just go with adding a moderate amount of insulation. What you will end up with is a pretty cheap speaker that you might be able to get to sound a little better, but I was not looking for audiophile so that's OK with me. Think how music sounds in the dentist's office and that's about what you get. If you are really looking for a good speaker, you should spend a few bucks more.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good deal as part of a configurationThis seems to be a reasonable budget solution for surround speakers.I purchased this set for under $500 total:DAYTON AUDIO SUB-1200 12" 120 WATT POWERED SUBWOOFERMTX MONITOR 60I DUAL 6-1/2" 2-WAY BOOKSHELF SPEAKER PAIRMTX MONITOR 6C DUAL 6-1/2" 2-WAY CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKERMTX MONITOR 5I 5-1/4" 2-WAY BOOKSHELF SPEAKER PAIRI’m not an expert, but from my perspective, this (or similar) configuration is all you need for a good size family room. My family room is 20’ by 13’ and it fully opens to a kitchen of the same size (all speakers are set up in the room itself). I can now hear the music load and clear, even in the kitchen. In my experience, a more difficult challenge for speaker systems is to be able to hear a conversation from a TV program at a longer distance. With this set, I can also hear a conversation from a TV load and clear (!) even when doing something in the kitchen in a distance of about 40’ (and I have some hearing difficulty). BTW, a 100 Watt subwoofer might have been sufficient, but the price was the same at the time, so I bought 120 Watts.It seems that buying this type of configuration is a better deal than a Home Theater Speaker System.However, make sure you have enough space for the speakers (pretty large) and space on the floor for the subwoofer, which is large and heavy (you may need to explain to your spouse that it just needs to be like that :-)).
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Developed a buzz. Blown driver likely.After using these things for a few days at moderate listening levels, one developed a pretty noticeable buzz (listening at moderate levels, nothing crazy) on some frequencies, and the other is starting as well a bit.While they lasted they sounded good, okay low end... brilliant highs, decent mids.Not sure whether to even bite the bullet and pay 20 bucks to ship them back, or just find some higher quality bookshelves altogether. It's still listenable, but that slightly blown driver buzz is going to annoy me when I'm looking for perfect audio.
Date published: 2012-08-13

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MTX Monitor 5i 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Adding an inductor.

So if a capacitor helps out the tweeters, would applying an inductor help the woofer? And if not, how easy are these to work with in terms of swapping out speakers to achieve better sound?
Asked by: Hansuman
That modification is for an obsolete specification of this product.The current ones are different.for reference purposes, that mod replaced a capacitor instead of adding one.If you plan on gutting the speaker to tweak on it, don't expect too much. replacing either speaker would change the sound certainly, but to what end? A better complement of components would make a better sounding speaker of course and it is up to you. Be aware that means new woofer, tweeter and crossover.Also, be aware that mucking about inside the case will void the warranty.working on speakers is easy if you have small hands and nimble fingers. It is a good idea to learn how to solder well though.
Answered by: doublejay
Date published: 2013-10-29

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