Surround Sound Speaker Systems

MK Sound LCR950 Monitor Speakers, SUR950T Surround Speakers, and MX250 Subwoofer

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Introduction

MK Sound, successors of the former Miller & Kreisel company, started with a "don't mess with success" philosophy. At first, it sold legacy products like the renowned 150 THX speakers, and introduced consumer products like the M Series that were previously available only to the professional market. More recently, MK Sound developed a new tweeter for its MPS 2510P and 1611P professional monitors. The new tweeter was developed in conjunction with Peerless of Denmark (now part of Tymphany), M & K's driver component partner for 34 years. MK has incorporated the new tweeter into its newest consumer speakers, the 950 series.

Specifications

  • LCR950 THX Select2 Monitor Speaker
  • Design: Two-way, Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: One 1" Silk-dome Tweeter, Two 5.25" Polypropylene Woofers
  • MFR: 80 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 16.1" H x 7" W x 8.8" D
  • Weight: 15.25 Pounds/each
  • Finish: Black Satin with Black Metal Mesh Grille
  • MSRP: $599/each USA
  • SUR95T Tripole Surround Speaker
  • Design: Two-way, Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: One 1" Silk-dome Tweeter, Two 3" Paper Side Drivers, One 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer
  • MFR: 87 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 10.2" H x 7" W x 8.7" D
  • Weight: 10.25 Pounds/each
  • Finish: Black Satin with Black Metal Mesh Grille
  • MSRP: $1,199/pair USA
  • MX250 Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: Two 12", Push-Pull
  • Amplifier: 250 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 200 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Low Pass Filter: 40 Hz-200 Hz, Continuously Variable with Bypass
  • Dimensions: 23.5" H x 15.3" W x 20" D
  • Weight: 70 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,799 USA
  • MK Sound

The 950's, THX Select2 certified, are now the penultimate MK speakers, below the top-of-the line 150 THX Ultras and above the 750 series speakers. I got a quick listen of the 950's during a tour of Chicago's Abt Electronics this spring, and wanted to hear more of them. MK Sound/Dolphin Group provided a review set of three LCR 950 speakers, two SUR95 tripole surround speakers, and the MX250 subwoofer. Let the games begin!