Monoprice HTP-1

xsnv

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Unsurprisingly quiet...

Google "Osborne Effect" :)
Not really though. I'm not speaking about a new product, more the announcement of an upgrade path for the existing processor. If anything it should drive further sales as the it'd be future proofed.
 

barnitto

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AndreNewman

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Not really though. I'm not speaking about a new product, more the announcement of an upgrade path for the existing processor. If anything it should drive further sales as the it'd be future proofed.
I would have thought it could still cause some people to wait and see, myself included.

It's very tempting to just order one from the US and get on with it, if there wasn't discussion about UK distribution and HDMI 2.1 I would probably have ordered one by now.
 

barwell1992

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This looks like just what i'm after. Its more than i wanted to pay but at least it looks to offer a real advantage over just using a AVR in pre-amp mode where's lots of other processors just don't.

Looks like it should work well with the Ncore amps as well given its decent output voltage.
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Just a quick confirmation as I have a friend who is looking to buy an HTP-1 direct from Monoprice USA. In terms of extra charges is it just the import duty/tax he'd need to pay once it arrives here?

Presumably Monoprice will just charge him for the unit including any local sales tax and international shipping?
 

Krobar

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Just a quick confirmation as I have a friend who is looking to buy an HTP-1 direct from Monoprice USA. In terms of extra charges is it just the import duty/tax he'd need to pay once it arrives here?

Presumably Monoprice will just charge him for the unit including any local sales tax and international shipping?

You will be looking at 20%VAT, a few percent duty and a few percent card charges so I usually add 25% to the cost with shipping when estimating.
 

AndreNewman

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Just a quick confirmation as I have a friend who is looking to buy an HTP-1 direct from Monoprice USA. In terms of extra charges is it just the import duty/tax he'd need to pay once it arrives here?

Presumably Monoprice will just charge him for the unit including any local sales tax and international shipping?
He shouldn't have to pay any local sales tax, just the sales tax and import duty here. Usually the courier will require the taxes payment before they will make the delivery.
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
I'm sure he'll already know this, but using a no foreign transaction credit card will save a nice amount on a large purchase like this.

Yes, I'd mentioned that to him as I'd been caught out with that before.
 

oaklandraiders

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Whichever shipping company they use, UPS for example, then sign up for UPS account, that way you can track and pay import duties quicker,
Otherwise can get held up waiting for payment
 

Jase

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Whichever shipping company they use, UPS for example, then sign up for UPS account, that way you can track and pay import duties quicker,
Otherwise can get held up waiting for payment

Thanks! Will pass that info on as well. :smashin:
 

AmericanAudio

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We certainly would, i keep pushing to get the electronics available to us here in the UK and
further afield to EU.

But again, very quiet, i suspect that it will be a CE issue that stops supply.
 

Mr. Mer

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We certainly would, i keep pushing to get the electronics available to us here in the UK and
further afield to EU.

But again, very quiet, i suspect that it will be a CE issue that stops supply.
I'm leaning more and more towards taking the plunge on a HTP-1 but keen to learn about purchasing a UK sourced option. I had a reply late last year from Monoprice citing "EU certification" as one issue affecting lead times for potential UK availability but gave them another nudge a couple of days ago for an update and will pass on any relevant info if and when I receive it...
 

AmericanAudio

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I wouldn’t bank on it, I suspect they will wait until they have the U.K. distribution capability for themselves.
They already do, but refuse to sell the 15" subs retail unless you buy 4 on a pallet, so that is why we have been distributing them. Next batch due next month.

I'm leaning more and more towards taking the plunge on a HTP-1 but keen to learn about purchasing a UK sourced option. I had a reply late last year from Monoprice citing "EU certification" as one issue affecting lead times for potential UK availability but gave them another nudge a couple of days ago for an update and will pass on any relevant info if and when I receive it...
The odd thing is, they already have CE approval and marking for the Subs and some of thier smaller amps. So we can only hope that they push on with the HTP and Power Amps for us in Europe / UK.
 

AndreNewman

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They already do, but refuse to sell the 15" subs retail unless you buy 4 on a pallet,
What's wrong with buying 4 subs, sounds like a great idea to me ;-)
 

barnitto

Active Member
They already do, but refuse to sell the 15" subs retail unless you buy 4 on a pallet, so that is why we have been distributing them. Next batch due next month.


The odd thing is, they already have CE approval and marking for the Subs and some of thier smaller amps. So we can only hope that they push on with the HTP and Power Amps for us in Europe / UK.

I do hope you are able to figure something out with them regarding distribution.
 

AmericanAudio

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OK, Who wants a laugh?
 

AmericanAudio

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According to Monoprice EU, the factory that makes the HTP-1 had a serious fire and most of the Monolith THX range (assuming just electronics) will not be available to EU/UK for any time soon (possibly the whole of 2021)

Now, I know there was a serious fire at one of the key DAC Chip manufacturers last year, so maybe that is where the Monoprice stuff was being made, who knows, but if it becomes available then it will come to the EU as it is one of the most requested Monoprice its throughout the whole of the EU.
 

TimoJ

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Sounds like a misunderstanding and they are talking only about AKM DAC factory fire. HTP-1 certainly isn't made there.
 

AmericanAudio

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Sounds like a misunderstanding and they are talking only about AKM DAC factory fire. HTP-1 certainly isn't made there.
Many be not, but a quick google lists Monoprice using thier DAC's and reworking the electronics to accomodate another one would be almost impossible early/mid-life of a product. So that would be a big setback.

Equally, it could also be a factory in China that has also suffered a fire.
 

TimoJ

Member
Many be not, but a quick google lists Monoprice using thier DAC's and reworking the electronics to accomodate another one would be almost impossible early/mid-life of a product. So that would be a big setback.

Equally, it could also be a factory in China that has also suffered a fire.
Exactly where did you get that factory fire info? Did you ask more info about it?
The HTP-1 is very modular (like a PC) and changing output board may not be so big issue as with some other devices. But of course someone has to design it etc. and that takes time.
 

AmericanAudio

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Monoprice EU Sale Director!

Although he gets fed what ever the US want to tell him. The EU/UK Pricing is apparently changing 'again' for the Subs!
 

AmericanAudio

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Less hopefully, Although still only the ported ones at the moment rccarguy
 

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