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M&K S150 and X10 sub

M&K S150 and X10 sub
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:04:09 AM »
M&K sent me a pair of their S-150 speakers and their X10 subwoofer. The S150 uses two 5.25" woofers and three 1.1" soft dome tweeters mounted in a shallow waveguide. Fit and finish was very good and the speakers feel very solid. These speakers are designed to be used with a sub, since their -3db crossover point is 75db. They paired up nicely with the X10 sub crossing over at 80hz. The X10 sub uses two dual push pull 10" drivers in a sealed cabinet. Once again, the cabinet felt very solid, when you rapped your knuckles against it.


I connected these up in my family room system to my Denon AVR and tried them out with music and as right and left mains in my home theater set up. I used Audyssey XT32 for room correction. The clarity and dynamics of the speakers was good. Nothing was masked or muddled. And with three tweeters, the clarity and dynamics were still there, even when turning up the volume. The S150's performed equally well at high volumes, like you would expect from a good HT speaker. When used as two channel, the imaging was good, giving a nice sound stage between the two speakers.

The X10 sub was placed at the front of the room and was used as a speaker stand for the right S150. The X10 with dual long stroke 10" drivers provided good strong bass response. I normally run my subs a little hot, but with the X10, I did not feel the need to do so. The sub had good output and impact for movies, but was not overly intrusive for music. The bass was solid, not bloated.


I had this system in my house for a little over a week. The performance of the speakers and sub were good and a complete M&K HT setup would set a nice benchmark for performance, especially if you like your system to be able to perform well at higher volumes. If you get a chance to listen to M&K's speakers and subs, be sure and do so. If you have any questions on M&K products, be sure and give us a call.
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 08:44:55 AM »
Here are some photos -
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 08:48:38 AM »
And the X10 subwoofer -

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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 10:59:40 AM »
The fit and finish on these is fantastic. And I love the magnetic grill attachment on the S150's !
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 03:07:30 PM »
I have to say that so far these speakers sound fantastic. I have a long time M & K owner buddy coming tomorrow to listen to them. So more impressions later this week.
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 09:30:43 AM »
The M & K demo speakers are wowing my friends, and I might have someone that wants to buy them based on hearing them for their first time.  The first comment out of his mouth was " I want these " - he was that impressed. I have the S150's set up in my dining room with the X10 sub, and I'm running them as 2 channel audio with the subwoofer. I'm playing some really good jazz CD's for demo material, and I'm getting comments on the clarity of the sound, and the amazing sound field these produce. I debated on whether to set these up in my home theater, or on their own, and I'm glad I kept them on their own. People are impressed with these speakers! I have a long time M & K owner coming tomorrow, so I'll let you know what he thinks.
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 02:43:37 PM »
Mike,

Is there guidance from M&K about the placement of these speakers?

i.e. Do they work best on stands with airspace around them, or could they be mounted in a wall cavity surrounded by fill so that they would be flush to the wall?

Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 06:38:31 AM »
Mike,

Is there guidance from M&K about the placement of these speakers?

i.e. Do they work best on stands with airspace around them, or could they be mounted in a wall cavity surrounded by fill so that they would be flush to the wall?

They will work baffle wall mounted.
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 07:53:39 AM »
My M & K speaker demo was quite the hit. My long time M & K owning friend was extremely impressed with how they sounded, the crossover, and how the S150's sounded seamless with the X10 subwoofer. Some of my demo CD's are shown. These are outstanding speakers !
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Re: M&K S150 and X10 sub
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 07:55:09 AM »
I'd like to get these eventually for myself.

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