Why "Monoblocks"

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  1. nikyzf

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    Can someone tell me why mono power amps are called "monoblocks", or even "monoblocs"? Why not just "mono amp"? I've never heard a normal stereo power amp called a "stereoblock". :confused:
     
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    It rolls of the tongue quite nicely and does sound quite cool. I might start referring to stereo power amps as stereoblocs though, when the hifi press pick it up we'll all know where from :)
     
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    Quite honestly this is better suited to general chat,but as eviljohn2 says,it's just a marketing/sales term.
     
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    LOL, I'll look out for that.
    :laugh:
     
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    And remember you'll need your 'Big Block' Chevy Sports Utility Vehicle to get them home :)

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    My other half said now about "duoblocs" ... or maybe "duploblocs"

    ... and now we have sorted that out... how about 5 or 7 channel "blocs" :laugh:

    Steff

    PS: Can't tell i'm happy can you. 55 or so minutes till I pick up my Meridian 565 and 562 :)
     
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    Steff didnt you used to be a member by another name:
    Mono BLocks refer to power amp only sections IIRC no pre amp section.
     
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    veryexcitable dragon. Yup, used to be sounddog.

    PS... yes I now meridian had nothing to do with thread... but I am a tad excited myself at the moment!! 45 minutes to go eeeek must finish food and leave soon.

    Steff
     
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    thats it well happy buying steff, you change AV kit like i change socks! Let me know how it sounds!
    And get a better DVD PALYER!!!!!!
     
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    And we've just introduced 'Miniscule Digital Monoblock's' to the AV Forums Power Buy section :)

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    That did occur to me. I had to restrain myself. Oh, OK then, quintoblocks, septoblocks?
    :D
     
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    :D It had to be done :D

    Steff :devil:
     
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    My kids have been playing with Duploblocs for years. Talk about starting them early :D
     

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