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Old 08-29-2015, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Anybody use Ken Kreisel/M&K speakers?

Hi,

I couldn't seem to find an official thread for Ken Kreisel/M&K satellite speakers. From what I have read the biggest studios, producers, directors such as Lucasfilm Ltd, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros to name a few use them.

Movies like Star Wars, Lord of The Rings and King Kong were mixed using Ken Kreisel speakers.

Would it be true to say that since MK/KK speakers are used by many studios and directors/producers for mixing movies like Star Wars and King Kong that using these speakers will be closest to the director/producer's intention as to how the audio should sound compare to using floorstanding/bookshelf speakers from companies like B&W, JBL, Kplisch, Dynaudio?

The only downside I can see is that satellite speakers may have problems covering very large rooms compared to floorstanding speakers.

Would be interested to hear your thoughts and anybody that own KK or M&K speakers.

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Old 08-29-2015, 02:58 AM   #2
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Funny you post this.. two different M & K subwoofers just showed up on my local craigslist and I got curious about them as well!
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

I couldn't seem to find an official thread for Ken Kreisel/M&K satellite speakers. From what I have read the biggest studios, producers, directors such as Lucasfilm Ltd, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros to name a few use them.

Movies like Star Wars, Lord of The Rings and King Kong were mixed using Ken Kreisel speakers.

Would it be true to say that since MK/KK speakers are used by many studios and directors/producers for mixing movies like Star Wars and King Kong that using these speakers will be closest to the director/producer's intention as to how the audio should sound compare to using floorstanding/bookshelf speakers from companies like B&W, JBL, Kplisch, Dynaudio?

The only downside I can see is that satellite speakers may have problems covering very large rooms compared to floorstanding speakers.

Would be interested to hear your thoughts and anybody that own KK or M&K speakers.
If you were to listen to the Star Wars prequel trilogy on an M&K 150 system(original M&K when Ken Kreisel owned the company) then you will hear them exactly as they were heard when the sound was mixed. Lucasfilm used these speakers to mix the trilogy.
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Old 02-23-2020, 02:04 AM   #4
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I have 7 M&K speakers in my hometheater room. 6 LCR950 speakers and a center. They are glorious.
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Old 02-28-2020, 02:10 AM   #5
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I have M&K 750THX LCR, 550THX Surrounds and a V-125 subwoofer. These are all the USA made speakers from when Ken Kreisel owned M&K. I love them.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:47 PM   #6
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I am planning to chance all my speakers to M&K.
3 pc M70 in front, M40T in side surround, 1 pair M50 in rear and two pairs M50 on Atmos.
But first must get rid of my old speakers and get some money out of them.
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:27 PM   #7
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In my 7.2.4 system I use five LCR750 MKII THX speakers as my center and surrounds. Main L&R are a pair of Martin Logans. Height/Atmos are handled by four M&K Surround-55 MKII speakers. I have two M&K subs: a conventional 12” VX1250 and a dual 12” push-pull MX-145.

Spectacular.

I opt to use more “musical” speakers for my main L&R simply because I listen to so much music. The M&Ks sound fine with music, but the Martin Logans are something else entirely... conversely I wouldn’t want a surround system with all Martin Logans.

Incidentally I’ve also owned 6 M&K Bookshelf-75s and an M&K V-125 sub (excellent also, now belong to a buddy), and an M&K MX-105 dual p-p sub (a little underpowered for its duty, could run out of steam easily).
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:34 PM   #8
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I've had my M&K setup since 2004 and they are still going strong.

I have three M&K S150's up front with four M&K SS200's along the sides and back, and an M&K MX350 sub. I went with the SS200's over the SS150's as surrounds since they actually better match the speakers used within the S150's.
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