Chicago - MK Sound has begun shipping its first
floorstanding speaker as part of its speaker-diversification drive.
The new speaker is the $2,000/pair 950F, which
follows the company's first on-wall speaker to market and joins the company's
compact, bookshelf and architectural speakers. The on-wall speaker is the
$550-each MP7, which shipped after 2011's CEDIA Expo.
The sealed-enclosure 950F is 48 inches
tall and uses dual 5.25-inch polypropylene woofers to maintain a narrow
footprint. It features the company's Sound Phase Focused crossover, which
optimizes frequency response in both the vertical and horizontal planes and
delivers wide imaging, the company said. MK's Sound Pro open-back tweeter is
said to be fast and accurate while eliminating high-frequency smearing and
A heavy curved metal-mesh grille
is acoustically inert and held in place by concealed magnets to eliminate
buzzing and rattling.
The new floorstander is part of
the MK Sound 950 THX Select2 speaker series, which includes the compact LCR950
and the SUR95T tripole speaker.