M&K Sound THX Speakers
“This is the story of a speaker company that helped shape home theater (and even music recording) into what it is today.”
- Home Theater, USA, February, 2011
While other manufacturers were building audio dinosaurs in the form of coffin-sized boxes, M&K led the way into the future with the world’s first satellite/subwoofer system, David & Goliath in 1976. The following year, M&K Sound introduced the Volkswoofer, the world’s first subwoofer with a built-in, dedicated power amplifier.
The journey began in 1973, when Walter Becker of Steely Dan commissioned M&K Sound to design a studio reference subwoofer and monitoring system for the Pretzel Logic LP mixing sessions. The result was the world’s first balanced dual-drive subwoofer and Pretzel Logic went on to become a million-selling Top Ten hit and one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
M&K Sound combined expertise in live music recording (RealTime Records) and loudspeaker design, drawing heavily on the research and acoustics background of Dr. Lester Field, who had worked at Bell Telephone Research Laboratories and been a full professor at both California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, before retiring as Chief Scientist and vice president of research at Hughes Aircraft Corporation.
By combining creativity, critical listening and extensive experience in live sound recording with scientific methodology and experience, the foundation of M&K Sound was set.
As word of mouth spread rapidly throughout the music and movie industries, M&K Sound systems were created for leading studios, as well as home installations for producers, directors, actors and recording artists.
M&K Sound loudspeakers have been chosen for the development and demonstration of the groundbreaking Dolby Digital cinema and home surround format, for the first public demonstration of the high-resolution Blu-ray disc format, for sound production on Star Wars Episodes I-III and countless other award-winning music, film and TV productions.
A Who’s Who of the professional audio world – film, music, mastering and broadcast studios – continue to entrust their livelihood to M&K Sound reference monitors and powered subwoofers.
Companies that use M&K speakers include..
Lucasfilm(THX),Disney,Dolby,Paramount,Universal,Warner Brothers,Sony,HBO,20th Century Fox.
M&K Sound S300 Series Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed
By: Bob Barrett, October 27, 2014
"Let's just cut to the chase. The M&K Sound S300 Series speakers are the best monitor loudspeakers I've ever had the pleasure of hearing in my room!"
M&K Sound S300 Speaker System
By David Vaughn • Posted: Jun 18, 2014
"..the S300 system should be at or near the top of your audition list. It’s perfect for the movie lover and extremely capable and pleasing for the discerning audiophile"
Why is this THE loudspeaker?
M&K Sound chosen for the first public demonstrations of the Blu-ray disc format.
M&K Sound chosen to create the very first Dolby EX 6.1 channel soundtrack.
?M&K Sound chosen to create Blu-ray and DVD masters for Sony, MGM, TriStar, Columbia and many others.
M&K Sound chosen to record the complete Carl Nielsen symphonies with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
M&K Sound chosen for sound design for Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
?M&K Sound chosen to restore and remaster such film classics as Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
?M&K Sound chosen for sound production on Wall-E, Iron Man, King Kong, The Incredibles, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Finding Nemo, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Chicago, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings, Cast Away and many other major releases.
M&K Sound is available in the format of your choice: passive standmount (S150 M&KII THX Ultra2), active stand-mount (MPS2510P), wall-mount (MP150) or in-wall/in-ceiling (IW150).
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