I noticed the "M&K Professional" on the back, didn't realise that meant a different crossover was installed. Definitely a bonus, in that case!
Wiggles and Monty-
That would explain why I haven't gotten any response from the service department this week. Glad I hadn't shipped my power supply and capacitors to them for repair yet. I went to their online store website, and it is "down due to maintenance."
As far as your brother getting his property back, I would think that, no matter what happened to M&K, they would be in an even bigger world of hurt if they tried to hold on to something that didn't belong to them.
I'm hoping for the best, and hoping that this is just a temporary reorganization. I wonder if there was dissention in the ranks over the massive price cuts that happened around Valentine's day and such. I know that I practically stole the speakers I got from them, considering the price I paid, and the inclusion of free shipping, etc. Hopefully Ken Kreisel didn't get into any legal battles with Jonas Miller or anything like that. Then again, they might have introduced the Xenon and K series because they were trying to get sales figures up, as they have very little dealer presence and stiff competition from the likes of Klipsch and B&W. Might be that they just weren't able to sustain it any longer.
You'd think that Skywalker Ranch would be able to sustain M&K's business needs even in the absence of any sort of decent dealer presence, though.
We can all speculate as to what happened... I just hope that whatever happened, it isn't permanent, or that they can be revived or purchased by someone with their same level of cabinet making skills and other technological prowess. I love my speakers, and was very enthusiastic about the day that I would get to upgrade to S150's or other such goodies.
It is truly a sad day if this is accurate.