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post #3961 of 3975 Old 07-08-2015, 02:58 PM
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Have to agree about the Tri-poles and Atmos...they work great. Also, realize there are less than 20 movies with Atmos and thousands without...by going with tri-poles you end up with the best of both worlds.
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Have to agree about the Tri-poles and Atmos...they work great. Also, realize there are less than 20 movies with Atmos and thousands without...by going with tri-poles you end up with the best of both worlds.
Can't wait to pick these up Friday. Been looking for the surrounds on eBay. They're still selling for a pretty penny. I've got some Atlantic tech dipoles as my surrounds now. They're going to have to hold me over till I can find a good deal. Thanks for all the reassurance on this purchase.
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Has anyone here found a paint that matches the original product that M&K used on their speakers? (S-150thx etc)
I have some speakers that I plan to list for sale on that big auction site and they need a bit of TLC, I'm probably not going to mess with them but would like to list some paint options that the buyer could use.
What are you looking to sell? We might be interested here.
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i have a question: I have been looking at the S150t, and find that they are listed as either $1999.00 per speaker on the mk site, http://www.mksoundus.com/150-series/...ipole-surround on other sites, they are listed as $1999.00 for the pair.http://www.amazon.com/Sound-S-150T-U...ZB9FCW9ZETNZ43


What looks to be the difference is the image used, the speaker with the "THX" logo on the speaker cover shows as 1999 per speaker, the image with just a plain speaker cover is 1999 for the pair, does anyone have the definitive answer or is there a difference? IF so, why would anyone buy the 150t when the 300 is only $500 more?

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i have a question: I have been looking at the S150t, and find that they are listed as either $1999.00 per speaker on the mk site, http://www.mksoundus.com/150-series/...ipole-surround on other sites, they are listed as $1999.00 for the pair.http://www.amazon.com/Sound-S-150T-U...ZB9FCW9ZETNZ43


What looks to be the difference is the image used, the speaker with the "THX" logo on the speaker cover shows as 1999 per speaker, the image with just a plain speaker cover is 1999 for the pair, does anyone have the definitive answer or is there a difference? IF so, why would anyone buy the 150t when the 300 is only $500 more?

The S150t is $1999/pair, that's a minimum advertised retail price.

The S300t is $4,499.00/pair, also minimum advertised retail price.

Both products are THX Ultra2 certified.

That's what all of us authorized dealers will show, anything else is an error or unauthorized. If you contact an authorized dealer directly they may have various bundle discounts that cannot be advertized. I don't see pricing on the MK Sound site.

That's one of the many ways Amazon isn't always a win.

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The S150t is $1999/pair, that's a minimum advertised retail price.

The S300t is $4,499.00/pair, also minimum advertised retail price.

Both products are THX Ultra2 certified.

That's what all of us authorized dealers will show, anything else is an error or unauthorized. If you contact an authorized dealer directly they may have various bundle discounts that cannot be advertized.

That's one of the many ways Amazon isn't always a win.
Thanks for the clarification! I agree totally about AMAZON but please note the price error is on the MKSOUND USA SITE! That is why the others out there are pricing in error. See link above to site. APPRECIATED..

also, they seem like great surrounds but there is little to find on them as far as reviews go after the revision to the 150t (ss to S). If anyone has reviews, please post. I am building a media room and cannot run surround rears due to architectural challenges (the wife doesn't want to see speaker wires run along ceiling in room; race track is not an option) so I want to get the best surround 5.2 as possible for 2k max.
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What are you looking to sell? We might be interested here.
I just parted ways with one set of S-150THX, but I have at least one other set that I will move along as well as the following, ( all have cosmetic blems , from moves, or previous owners but they're functional and should clean up well with some refurbishment TLC).

S-1c (1 Pair)
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I've got a few others along with some parts but these are first on my DOWNSIZING list.
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Thanks for the clarification! I agree totally about AMAZON but please note the price error is on the MKSOUND USA SITE! That is why the others out there are pricing in error. See link above to site. APPRECIATED..

also, they seem like great surrounds but there is little to find on them as far as reviews go after the revision to the 150t (ss to S). If anyone has reviews, please post. I am building a media room and cannot run surround rears due to architectural challenges (the wife doesn't want to see speaker wires run along ceiling in room; race track is not an option) so I want to get the best surround 5.2 as possible for 2k max.

I have had the S150T's and currently run the S300T's.

I can say that they are probably the best surrounds £$ can buy.

The S150T is a big improvement over the excellent original SS150.

They make perfect surrounds for an object based system too.

I currently run a 5.2.2 MK S300 Atmos/Auro set up and it's so good.

I use S150mk2's as FH's and will be installing a pair of S150T's as RH/SH to form a 5.2.4 system.


Yes I will be utilising Tripoles for RH/SH speakers as they perform brilliantly in this role.

I have heard 7 different Atmos systems using MK Tripoles for surrounds and heights. The results are astonishing.

There isn't that much info in the U.S. as MK Sound are now a Danish company since the acquisition in 2007/8.

I believe they are now addressing the situation.

THX use the S300's system at their headquarters, say no more.


If you ant any more info please don't hesitate to ask.

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^^ Rich, thanks very much for the testimony. S150t's ordered.
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^^ Rich, thanks very much for the testimony. S150t's ordered.

You won't regret it Finnster.

Let me know when they are up and running.

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Been looking at these again, they are pretty low sensitivity but appear to take 400 watts or so. Also I am finding the 150II for $1600 each for LRC is that about average or is there a US dealer who has better pricing?
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Been looking at these again, they are pretty low sensitivity but appear to take 400 watts or so. Also I am finding the 150II for $1600 each for LRC is that about average or is there a US dealer who has better pricing?

The 150mk2's can be easily run with a receiver if you don't have a huge room.
In the UK they retail for £1k each so US price about right.

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Hey Rich or other S150t user.

I will setting up my 150's this week, they will be mounted about 7' high and about 6' (on each side) from the main sitting position. There is just a couch for the 2 of us about 11' from the screen. Since for now, I am running 5.2.2, any suggestions on where to start as far as positioning? I may also run a 7.2.2. but I can only get the rear surrounds about 4' behind the listening position and not more than 140-150 (30-40*) Degrees behind. Do the 150's work well at or close to 90-100?

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Hey Rich or other S150t user.

I will setting up my 150's this week, they will be mounted about 7' high and about 6' (on each side) from the main sitting position. There is just a couch for the 2 of us about 11' from the screen. Since for now, I am running 5.2.2, any suggestions on where to start as far as positioning? I may also run a 7.2.2. but I can only get the rear surrounds about 4' behind the listening position and not more than 140-150 (30-40*) Degrees behind. Do the 150's work well at or close to 90-100?
I'm currently running 7.1 non Atmos with my MP150/S150T set up, but I have my side surrounds at 90 degree to the listening position, close to the ceiling (due to a door on one side). They work extremely well in this position, in fact since my surround backs are the smaller/older K4 tripoles it's arguable as to whether 5.1 sounds just as good as 7.1 in my room (7.1 just gets the nod).

Still trying to work out where I'm going to move my speakers to myself as I plan for 7.4.4 Atmos/DTS:X next year which means my surrounds need to come down lower as they are almost in Atmos locations now. I will probably change the surround backs for MK IW85 or IW95 models (though I've heard mention of new in wall models due late this year, so will see what they are first). Initially I'll have to use some spare older K4 tripoles for the 4 high positions as adding 3 pairs of MKs isn't going to be cheap...

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Hi Finnster.

I would place the surrounds slightly lower if possible to just above seated ear height if using TM height speakers.
If only using FH/TF then not so important as slightly higher will work well.

The S150's will work well from 90 degrees to 110 degrees.

If you do run 7.2.2 then consider placing the S150T surrounds slightly forward of the MLP. This works beautifully.

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