MK Sound monitors have long been the standard in professional sound mixing. If you’ve been in a high-end mixing environment, the odds of seeing a few of the legendary 150 is pretty good. MK Sound focuses on what they call the “fundamental rightness” of their products. Whether you call it accuracy, precision, neutrality, naturalness, or realism, the goal is to create loudspeakers that faithfully reproduce the purest representation of the sound intended by the original mix engineer. As they put it:
Our philosophy is that the only truly worthwhile listening experience is one that transports you to the site of the original acoustic event with absolutely minimal loss, addition or distortion. This is why our speakers are designed as a conduit to allow you to hear exactly what the performers and recording engineers heard, no more and no less.
The chances are that, if you’re reading this, you enjoy sound. But not just any sound — great sound. MK Sound has been used to mix some of the best sounding movies in recent memory. Don’t believe me? Look here. MK Sound has also been present at many milestones in high-quality audio through the years. A look at the company’s timeline is a testament to that.
MK Sound is continuing to make strides in the home theater space as well. The introduction of the 950F floorstanding speaker is response to many wanting a full-size version of the popular 950 monitor. The 950F draws on the technologies of its professional and home theater siblings, while having its own unique look, with metal mesh grilles (which, yes, are acoustically inert), making it suitable in both contemporary and traditional environments.
The 950F is designed from the ground up as an integral system for extreme realism and three-dimensional holographic imaging in collaboration with any MK Sound subwoofer. To achieve these objectives, the 48″ tall sealed enclosure employs identical dual 5.25” polypropylene woofers, integrated with the MK Sound Pro tweeter via the exclusive MK Sound Phase Focused crossover. Unlike other crossover designs that are optimized only for a narrow and shallow “sweet spot,” proprietary MK Sound Phase Focused crossovers deliver razor-sharp imaging and flat frequency response over a very wide listening area by optimizing system performance in both the vertical and horizontal planes.
If you’re looking for a subwoofer to pair with the 950F, one of MK Sound’s X Series subwoofers is sure to fit the bill. MK Sound pioneered the sub/satellite system back in the 1970’s, so you can be assured that they know what you need in a quality sub. This is a new design, rooted in lessons learned in the past 40 years of subwoofer design and construction.
Available in 8″, 10″, of 12″ configurations, the X8, X10, and X12 employ a dual-driver, push-pull configuration. This configuration actively reduces mechanical distortion typically generated by the transducer suspensions, as well as electronic distortion generated by the moving voice coil, when handling large excursions on demanding program material. Each model has drivers configured specifically for that enclosure size to deliver deep, accurate bass that exceeds the strictest THX specifications.
More information on the 950F, and additional details on the X Series subwoofers as they come to light in the coming months, can be found at www.mksoundsystem.com.