Monoprice 9723 review & specs

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Monoprice 9723: price and quality go hand in hand

Monoprice 9723 review & specs

Monoprice 9723 review will be a smooth slice for those who look for perfect accomplishment for their sound theater. This is an interesting combination of an excellent enclosure, a good speaker and a fair amplifier. If you want ample clean bass at a very reasonable price, this is a good choice. Finding a balance between the necessary features and the unnecessary tricks of marketers can be a daunting task. Read the review below for making a smart decision.

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Design

Its looks are inoffensive enough. Close up it's not brilliantly constructed (look at the price though), but given that it's all black and sits in the corner it's not really getting a lot of attention anyway. Bear in mind that it is quite large so despite not standing out visually, hiding it in most rooms is going to be challenging.

Features

Small tip: when using a subwoofer with an A/V receiver, start with the subwoofer’s level control halfway up and the receiver’s subwoofer level setting at 0 dB. If you start with either control turned down, it may result in inadequate level from the subwoofer. If setting the sub’s volume halfway up doesn’t give you enough volume, try turning it up to about three-fourths (3 o’clock), and then fine-tune the level with the receiver’s level control. Talking about Monoprice 9723 specs even the hardest wood floors and some overstuffed furniture are shaken with it. You’ll be surprised at the level of sound you get for so little money.

Performance & Sound quality

This thing sounds good, goes low, and hits hard enough to be the only sub most people need unless they are listening to very high levels. You will see that its frequency response falls-off substantially below 50 Hz. It better keep boosted the 25 Hz band of your pre-amp equalizer by about 4 dB to partially compensate for this, without adding noticeable distortion or "boominess" to the sound. Depending on your main speakers and your subwoofer placement you might find other settings to work better.

It also sounded a little more satisfying with hip-hop and dance music, while maintaining a precise, melodic quality in the higher bass notes. It can't match the punch, power, and clarity of the Monoprice 9723 or the BIC America V1020, but its combination of room-friendly design, sound quality, and the price is available in no other sub we've tested.

Setup

This subwoofer has a down-firing port with internal bends. If you are going to have a port then facing it down is the best way to go. Put a subwoofer sits on a hard surface - this makes the sound more "live". To make it sound just a bit more mellow put a couple of layers of convoluted rubber drawer liner underneath it. This makes it sound a more like it would on a carpeted floor. For Monoprice 9723 setup you hook up to a good car amp indoors and set the crossover to where the bass drum sounds like a bass gun going off - these will handle it- they have a stereo in and out and are 150 watts, you could wire more than one without taxing your ampю You can connect it between your amp and your speakers, between your computer and your powered computer speakers, or to the subwoofer output of a home theater system.

Conclusion

Younger models of AV receivers are attractive at an affordable price and higher sound quality compared to plastic single-box competitors. Monoprice 9723 is a very solid budget subwoofer. Little too much boom for my taste, but for the price, it is a pleasure. I personally like a more balanced sound, so the 8-inch model would likely have been a better fit. But again, the value is tremendous. The speaker enclosure is rather large, so if you have a tight space, consider your options, but it is the 12" version, so the enclosure is going to be big.

Common features

Product

Monoprice 9723

Model

9723

Brand

Monoprice

Rating

4.1 of 5

Reviews

81

General

Amplification type

active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

200

Audio amplifier output power, W

150

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

115

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

50-250

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1

Driver size, in

12

Driver placement

front panel

Port placement

down firing

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1

RCA outputs

1

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

2

Speaker inputs (pair)

2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black

Enclosure type

vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

41.6 x 43.9 x 43.1/17.5 x 17.3 x 17

Weight, kg/pounds

18/40.9

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