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post #3901 of 3913 Old 04-15-2015, 01:40 AM
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I just asked this question on the receiver forum. "What receiver for 4 ohm M&K speakers." I didn't realize there was an M&K thread here. I want something that can drive them and make them sound great without the receiver straining/dying. My old receiver a Yamaha rx-530 did alright but my HK AVR75 made them sound amazing. However the receiver keeps shutting down, sometimes randomly and now when I turn up the speakers for a movie. I don't know if it's a 4 ohm issue or just the usual HK suckiness. I'm looking for something new or used, hopefully under $1000.
Denon X4000 seems to handle them just fine.
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I take it you mean the on wall MP150 that angles up/down. This can't be rotated 90 degrees. The tweeters must be in the vertical plane.

If you are talking about an angled S150 in room these are no longer made and again must not be rotated 90 degrees.

I would suggest a 950 as it will be a better much with your existing 150's.
Great info, thank you! I am not familiar with the 950 series (Google also came up with nothing) Do you have an exact model number or link to specs / pics? What do you think about running dual 750 THX? Could i splice them together and run them at 4 ohms? My amp is good with loads down to 2 ohms.

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www.mksound.com/950-series

The 750 are nowhere near a good as the S150's.

The 950 are a much closer match. They feature the new Pro tweeter.

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www.mksound.com/950-series

The 750 are nowhere near a good as the S150's.

The 950 are a much closer match. They feature the new Pro tweeter.
+1.

The 750s can work quite well with adequate subs and good room cal. But then, that's true of lots of speakers. 950s are a different animal, much better. S150s are simply "the reference".

Caution to all original S150 (non mkII) owners...treat 'em nice, there are no more replacement drivers in the world. MKII drivers are not interchangeable. Blow the center tweet, you'll be buying a used S150 on eBay.
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These s-90's are not black and all I know is what was said in the few reviews I could find online. The one I found on here said "do not let these pass you by" My sister has picked these up for me and I am waiting for her to deliver these to me when she returns from Florida. What have I bought ???. I want to treat them right and make them sound as good as possible without breaking the bank.
So you scored a great 2.1 system. The S-90s seem to be the hidden gem in the bigger scheme of M&K products over the years. It's a close Kin to the S-5000THX in fact as I've written in other posts , When space constraints doesn't allow the user to use an S-5000thx, the S-90 is recommended as a direct replacement to use in it's place. as a 2 Channel set up the S-90 / V 125 combo will certainly hold it's own against other models in the M&K Line up ( S-125 comes to mind) .

In any case if you're looking at 2 Channel amps for stereo functionality. An ADCOM 555 / 555 II , Carver A500x , are fairly priced on the used market. NAD 2200PE, 2400, 2600a are also very much up to the task. Other brands to keep watch for B&K, Rotel, Parasound. again if you're looking at "previously owned" units there are several options at all price levels.

I STRONGLY recommend getting a high pass filter ( placed between your pre-amp and amp) choke the sats at 80hz and let the sub handle the rest. M&K had a few variations . If you're using an AV pre-amp or receiver. you can sort out hi/low pass within that unit so no need for a separate passive unit , but if your pre-amp doesn't allow for filtering ( most don't , although Parasound's P5 does and is also a solid DAC) you should find a hi pass filter so that you can properly dial in the S-90's to mate with the V-125 sub.

There isn't much chatter out there on the web about the S-90's but it's a great sounding speaker system. Music, Movies the whole nine yards.
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Speaking of the S-90s, anybody have any S-90 speakers they are looking to sell or know of any being sold? Same for the S-5000. I've got a S-5000 LCR set and I'd be damn happy if I could build a full Atmos/DTS:X setup with S-90/S-5000. I suppose I could settle for S-100B...

On the matching front, the S-80/85/90/100B/125/150 should all be timbre matched, correct?

I also have 3x S-80 speakers and a MX-100 sub for anybody interested in a buy/trade offer.

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Anyone know the exact tweeter used in the S-300?
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Anyone know the exact tweeter used in the S-300?
Don't have a part #, but I suspect it's unique to the S-300, and there may actually be two part numbers involved, like the S150 (the middle is one part, the upper and lower is another). However, since a great deal of the voicing of the speaker is the tweeters and crossover, I wouldn't expect them to use the S150 tweeters. As you know, the S150 and S150 MKII use very different tweeters too.
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MK just announced today that product will (once again) be distributed by Magnolia. Depending on how you view Magnolia, this comes as either good or bad news.

IMHO, I'm going with "good for MK and Magnolia, bad fur everyone else".
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At least people will be able to listen to them now! I think it's overall good news.
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I think it's a real shame that the U.S. market hasn't been able to access the new MK products. Even if it is Magnolia, as Dave says now you can.

If you liked the MK of old, then you will love the new MK even more so.
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I think it's a real shame that the U.S. market hasn't been able to access the new MK products. Even if it is Magnolia, as Dave says now you can.

If you liked the MK of old, then you will love the new MK even more so.
I'm absolutely thrilled, thank you M&K!!
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Magnolia, no comment on their impact on premium product lines.
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