Monolith by Monoprice turntable

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by Boltman92124 » 19 Sep 2019 16:59

BMRR wrote:
19 Sep 2019 16:10
Just to clarify, does the Monolith also have the improved (but not optical) speed control?
None of the reviews on their website mentioned speed issues, except one guy who's motor died. It weighs about 13lbs so it is just as substantial as a Project Debut and a couple of pounds heavier than a Rega P1..in that regard at least.

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by BMRR » 19 Sep 2019 17:03

I've worked on a few Pro-Ject turntables in the under-$500 price range and I was unimpressed; very flimsy and one of them had a very loud motor. Rega... well let's just say they have their own speed issues that are well known and I would not be able to live with one. ;)

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by Boltman92124 » 20 Sep 2019 19:27

BMRR wrote:
19 Sep 2019 17:03
I've worked on a few Pro-Ject turntables in the under-$500 price range and I was unimpressed; very flimsy and one of them had a very loud motor. Rega... well let's just say they have their own speed issues that are well known and I would not be able to live with one. ;)
Right. I was reading some reviews of TT's before I got the AT LP120. TAS and Stereophile at the time. They liked the Rega P1 but said it was over 1% too fast on it's speed accuracy. Michael Fremer measured the AT LP120 at +/- 0.02%. Basically the reason I didn't want a belt drive after that.

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by lenjack » 20 Sep 2019 23:14

0.02% is outstanding. Did you mean 0.2%?

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by dbdigital57 » 06 Dec 2019 03:51

I own this turntable and have found it very enjoyable and a value for the money.

Note that I have found a couple of LP's where the last track was cut very close to the dead wax and the TT platter stopped after around 17 revolutions but the song hadn't completed yet :(

One other frustration has been the speed adjustment underneath, separate for 33 and 45, which is a small hole.

Nowhere in the instructions does it say what type of tool is needed. Straight, phillips, size? Called support and they had NO idea what I was even talking about.

Well it is Straight and very, very small (about 1/32" wide on the flathead). Also, you must push it past an initial stop point to get to the actual pot. Suggest wiggling it slowly pressing in slightly as you turn it to catch the notch. See Picture below of actual tool size against backdrop of the back of an iPhone 5 to get an idea of size :)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6733mr09qo27z ... .jpeg?dl=0

Now that is adjusted and all is well.

The cartridge is much better than the AT95E that comes on many like the AT-120.

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Re: Monolith by Monoprice turntable

Post by BMRR » 06 Dec 2019 15:27

dbdigital57 wrote:
06 Dec 2019 03:51
Called support and they had NO idea what I was even talking about.
This is disappointing, and similar to the experience I had when I asked them if they sold replacement belts and/or if they knew what size belt it uses. Their answers were "no" and "we don't know," respectively. :shock: