REVIEWS & PRO CASE STUDIES
"We reported a few weeks ago that the renowned M&K Sound had arrived in Hungary, and we also took some photos while the first shipment was being unpacked. Since then, the Home Movie team has not only installed and calibrated the sound system, but has also carried out the first improvements."
Tamás Szoboti, AV-Online – Audio & Vision online
"When I was recently asked to review the flagship M&K Sound S300 Series monitors, M&K Sound also sent along their X12 subwoofer to round out the 5.1 speaker system. While this review focuses on the THX Ultra 2-certified X12 subwoofer ($3,200), my impressions are within the context of the X12 sub as an integral part of that 5.1 system"
Bob Barrett - Home Theater Review
"The innovation continued at M&K Sound, and they introduced the world’s first powered subwoofer in 1977. The masterminds at M&K Sound have continued to be at the forefront of subwoofer innovation and their newest subwoofers, the “X” series, promises to best all others."
Robert Ebeling - Secrets of Home Theater
"The S300 Series speakers are the newest reference monitors from M&K Sound, taking over the top spot from the venerable S150, introduced back in 1995. That’s a long run for any loudspeaker. According to the company, the S300 Series doubles the “performance, quality and price” of the brand’s previous top-end series and is…"
Bob Barrett - Home Theater Review
"One advantage the S300 system has over the previous generation is its deeper and more expansive midrange. Mind you, I don’t think the midrange in the S150 is weak by any means, but the S300 delivers more in this department. This is very evident on music tracks—whether from movies, streamed FLAC files, or multichannel SACDs and DVD-Audio discs."
David Vaughn - Sound & Vision
"The single X12 does exactly what it is supposed to do, and its performance is difficult to fault. The X12 is among the best subwoofers available. Its performance qualities are equally suited to both the reproduction of motion picture soundtracks and music recordings."
Essential Home Theater Resource - Widescreen Review
"MK Sound has long been a popular choice for professional studios and over the years has made its way into thousands of home theatres around the world. MK Sound speakers have been used for sound mixing and editing…"
Suave Kajko - Canada Hi-Fi
"A slice of hollywood for your home. M&K Sound’s THX-certified 5.1 array gets the seal of approval"
Home Cinema Choice - October 2013
"They may be compact, but the MK Sound monitors are not only active, but also THX PM3 certified for professional use. In fact, as Safodien points out, these monitors are typically used as critical monitors in film studios during the actual mastering process…"
Audio-Video - February 2013
"This system justifies its cost with excellent sound. It combines razor-sharp detail with a controlled top end and quite formidable speed. Every detail of The Hurt Locker’s fearsome firefight is captured intact, while the surround steering in The Dark Knight is wonoderful: the SUR95Ts knit together the front and back of the soundfield much more convincingly than conventional speakers."
What Hi-Fi - April 2010
What the experts are saying
"After the Grammy Awards broadcast, Music Mix Mobile’s Chief Engineer Joel Singer commented, “We want to acknowledge the hard work and outstanding effort by all crews and vendors on the (Grammys) show, but have to single out M&K Sound. The imaging, tonality, and sonic presence of the M&K Sound speakers are a welcome addition to Music Mix Mobile. We couldn't have been more thrilled with the control room sound and how it translated to the broadcast world.”
Joel Singer - Chief Engineer, Music Mix Mobile
"For the remastering and restoration of Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz, we needed a monitoring system that could accurately reproduce the sonic nuances and dynamic range inherent in many of the old soundtracks, and when mixed and programmed to 5.1 surround format, be able to translate seamlessly to our THX mixing stage. The MK 5.1 monitoring system was a perfect medium for this."
John Blum - Product Specialist, Chace Productions
"We’ve been using MK THX speaker systems on the Star Wars films in both the sound design and picture editing suites. The MK THX speakers’ accuracy and imaging qualities let us hear all the nuances of dialogue, music and sound effects at every stage of the creative process. This gives us the ability to create the powerful, yet subtle and persuasive soundtracks that are the hallmark of the Star Wars films."
Rick McCallum - Producer, Star Wars Epsiodes I, II, III
"We feel that high performance audio is essential in picture editing and the use of the MK 2510 system, with its excellent dialogue intelligibility, allowed us to catch production sound faults early in the process. In addition, high quality sound can affect an editor’s decisions by providing an enhanced emotional context to a scene. During the production process, our editors were so taken with the quality of sound that a full MK 2510 system was shipped to Leavensden Studios in England, to be used in the cutting of the production dailies."
Ben Burtt - Sound Designer, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III