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Electrostatic Monolyth
3 Reviews
rating  2.33 of 5


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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Bill D a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 19, 1998

Bottom Line:   
The imaginary "Electrostatic Inc.'s Monolyths" are similar in appearance to office partitions or room dividers, and there's a brief "technical" description of operating principle involving a magnetic field which remindes one of the no longer available Magneplanar "Typani 3A" (indeed huge planar-magnetic woofer, mid & tweeter, panels that do indeed resemble room dividers) from the seventies (twenty five years ago). However, due to the inclusion of the word "electrostatic" in the original posted review, obviously no such speaker exists; the review is a hoax, and a crude practical joke... The only true ELECTROSTATIC subwoofer I know of having room-divider proportions, is the SoundLab Inc. "B1" --- a pair would have cost over $16,000 --- even then you would not have a full range speaker system !My problem was that I simply did not appreciate the attempt to pass off crude "BS" as a review .. I wasted time in vain trying to run down the mythical
"Electrostatic" company -- thinking that possibly some small company offers
an audio "holy grail" (cheap, while advancing the state-of-the-art in
loudspeakers) using [what must be] a revolutionary new technology !

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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Bill a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   
A practical joke ?I doubt that this "ElectroStatic Monolyth" speaker really exists, except in someone's imagination. If there are such panel speakers, they almost certainly are not electrostatic at this price leve,l and would not be capable of the claimed response in the other posted review. The explaination is the poster review for the operating principle is at best, simplistic, misleading and unscientific. I'm one of the few people who ever owned a true electrostatic subwoofers, the SoundLab model B1, whih wa snot intended to cover the entire audible frequency spectrum. I could not find the company who is claimed to manufacture these speakers.
I challenge the author of the osted review to provide source for credentials (i.e. what is name of company, where are they, and so they have a website -- the posted website did not exist).

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   
These are the best pair of speakers you will ever listen to!They will reproduce vibrations down to absolute 0hz!
And best of all, the clarity is like real life.
The Monilyth is the biggest Electroststic you can buy
and only weighs 34lbs. The fiber board is suspended in
a magnetic field and is vibrated when certain static impulses
are received. The amplitude is determined by the strength of
the static current. The bass section is equivelent to a 28"
woofer!(imagine that) In all,they are really ugly but are awesome.
They look like those office dividers that separate you from others
at work. At 2300 bucks a pair... lets just say that is a bargain!

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