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post #3211 of 3633
Hi,

First time posting here - so go easy on me!

I have a set of M&K S-150 L&R but dont have a centre speaker. I have an opportunity to buy an M&K 125 C centre speaker. Question is, will the centre work with the L&R? For what it is worth, I am driving the speakers with a Marantz SR 7005 AV receiver.

I look forward to your feedback/thoughts.
post #3212 of 3633
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Originally Posted by ukindio View Post

Hi,

First time posting here - so go easy on me!

I have a set of M&K S-150 L&R but dont have a centre speaker. I have an opportunity to buy an M&K 125 C centre speaker. Question is, will the centre work with the L&R? For what it is worth, I am driving the speakers with a Marantz SR 7005 AV receiver.

I look forward to your feedback/thoughts.

I think it would work, but orginally the center was timbre matched with the S100B, S1C, and S-85. Ideally the S-150's should have another S150 (preferably S-150C or AC) to match them. There is one on ebay right now with a starting bid of $500.
post #3213 of 3633
Anyone have a S-5000 speaker they are willing to sell? I have 2 fronts but never purchased another for the center channel but now I have funds but no luck so far in my search.
post #3214 of 3633
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Originally Posted by triumphrider74 View Post

I think it would work, but orginally the center was timbre matched with the S100B, S1C, and S-85. Ideally the S-150's should have another S150 (preferably S-150C or AC) to match them. There is one on ebay right now with a starting bid of $500.

Thank you for the prompt feedback. My problem is that I live in the UK and I am having a hellish time finding a centre speaker on its own.

I am leaning towards buying the 125c and using it until a single S150 pops up on EBAY UK...
post #3215 of 3633
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Originally Posted by triumphrider74 View Post

You know it's at least as old as 2007. If the woofer says "Discover Deep Bass" it is even older. I have an older V851 and absolutely love it. Offer him $150 and see what he says. That's a very fair price. Have you heard it?

Yes it does state "Discover Deep Bass" on the dustcap. I haven't heard it yet. Looks okay in the pictures he sent me. Was in a beach house that didn't get much use. That's not always a good thing as I have found out in the past.
post #3216 of 3633
Can someone tell me the difference between the "P" version and the "PK" version of the 2510P's? Which version is better?
post #3217 of 3633
JVoth, I sent you a PM about someone local to me who should have a set of SS550's for sale. The SS500's that were linked to you on ebay are great surrounds as well, but use different drivers entirely than the LCR750 system you're trying to match (they are much better).

The S125C was a viable alternative to the S150AC, and I believe was designed for folks who didn't have the room to put a cube under their TV. It's not ideal, but it's not a bad alternative. There is also a lot of "overlap" relating to drivers used and timbre matching between all of these speakers (S100B, S85, S150, S125, etc.).
post #3218 of 3633
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Originally Posted by athruc View Post

JVoth, I sent you a PM about someone local to me who should have a set of SS550's for sale. The SS500's that were linked to you on ebay are great surrounds as well, but use different drivers entirely than the LCR750 system you're trying to match (they are much better).

The S125C was a viable alternative to the S150AC, and I believe was designed for folks who didn't have the room to put a cube under their TV. It's not ideal, but it's not a bad alternative. There is also a lot of "overlap" relating to drivers used and timbre matching between all of these speakers (S100B, S85, S150, S125, etc.).

I appreciate your help. Hopefully he'll be willing to sell.
post #3219 of 3633
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Well, here is a list of the subs they had in 1996.

http://web.archive.org/web/199701250...m/sub_pix.html

Was it the MX-125, the V-125 or the V-125THX?

Here are manuals for the:

V-125 - http://web.archive.org/web/200202031...50_v125thx.pdf

MX-125(THX) and V-125THX - http://web.archive.org/web/200202031...Subwoofers.pdf

I hope this helps.

I am still running 750THX select FCR, and newer 750 tripoles in the rear. I have the v125 sub, and I bridge (if that's correct) the l/r to a single source out on my Denon 4310. + (in phase, but it depends on placement), and it will likely work if front or clost to front positions. I can take a picture of my connections if you like. the V125 is a variable sub, but I have it set to 80 (switched). If I remember correctly, one direction is variable and then the knob for frequency is active. The other toggle direction is fixed to 80 for THX. Other than that, just the level (start in the middle, because sources can likely adjust the bass level via bass management options. Sorry if I butted in, but if the manuals seem convoluted, I have them as a reference as well. Also, I have set these up in at least 4 houses and as many receivers, and other sources. So, I have likely made most of the common mistakes and have even played with swapping sides to compensate for loss of imaging ((which was largely resolved with moving from a SPL meter to Audissey (can't spell)) auto toys on my current receiver.

Prost! t.
post #3220 of 3633
Does anyone know if this is the tweeter in an LCR-45 (Part #17500)?? Also, does anyone have experience order from these dudes? Thanks for any help provided.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-K-Sound-Tw...item564833441d
post #3221 of 3633
Your easiest answer would be to pop off your original tweeter (assuming it's blown) and verify the part number and impedance on the back.
post #3222 of 3633
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Originally Posted by athruc View Post

Your easiest answer would be to pop off your original tweeter (assuming it's blown) and verify the part number and impedance on the back.

Still trying to figure out whether it's blown. I've got to pull it off the wall when I get time and narrow it down to the tweeter or crossover. All I know is it is not hitting the highs like the other one. They are in use as my rear surrounds. Thanks for the input.
post #3223 of 3633
There is now an official ship date announcement on Ken's website for the new Subs!!

http://www.kreiselsound.com/
post #3224 of 3633
Hi all,

I really hope someone can help me out, or give me some direction at least! I have a bunch of M&K kit, including three MPS-2510P active monitors, of which one has recently died. I bought all the speakers from the M&K UK distributer in January 2002, and they have been pretty flawless since then.

The other day I noticed one of the speakers was making a fairly loud buzzing noise, but by the time I had put down the cup and plate I was carrying the noise stopped and there was no front or rear LED illuminated any more. I suspect the power supply has failed, or a failure in the amp has taken out the power supply, but either way it's dead and the fuse is intact.

I knew nothing about the closure/rebirth of M&K in recent years, and only found out after I emailed the 'new' M&K for clarification of my repair options. I've been told that, since these speakers were made by the 'old' M&K, they cannot repair them, or source parts, and they also tell me they have no technical information, service manuals or schematic diagrams (though their technical director said he would have happily sent me one if they did have).

I didn't really want to spend time on it, but I am an electronics engineer and, given the circumstances, I guess I need to fire up my multimeter and oscilloscope; it would be much easier to fix this amp if I had a schematic, so I'm hoping one of you knowledgeable people can tell me where I might get one?

I have emailed Ken Kreisel at kkmksound on the off chance he might help, but I've not had any reply and I'm not altogether surprised; not really his problem for sure. I understand that these amps were made by a third party company; does anyone know who they might have been? Mine are, I think, the older version, with the connections and controls along the top edge. I believe this speaker is the same as the domestic S-150P.

Any advice or help would be very gratefully received!

Cheers,

-phil
post #3225 of 3633
Found a set of Surround-550's in the original sealed box. My theater is now complete. I'm super happy.
post #3226 of 3633
Triumph, how funny. I picked up the LCR 55's (sealed box) NOS, for my rears (7.1). Mine is now complete as well. Could you guys help me place my surrounds? I want to be sure I know where they need to be BEFORE I start punching holes in the drywall...
post #3227 of 3633
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Originally Posted by guillermorb73 View Post

Triumph, how funny. I picked up the LCR 55's (sealed box) NOS, for my rears (7.1). Mine is now complete as well. Could you guys help me place my surrounds? I want to be sure I know where they need to be BEFORE I start punching holes in the drywall...

This link from THX.com should help. . .somewhat. The first though shows them together and the Dolby drawing shows them apart. I put mine together because it is convenient in my room, and sounds good. You might look in some other threads on here by using the search bar. There is bound to to be some detailed discussion.
http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/
post #3228 of 3633
Hello,

I purchased my first set of MK speakers about 3 or so years ago from my local dealer (ABT electronics Illinois) which consist of 3 S-150's and 2 SS-150's and now I have just figured out that they STOPPED carrying them. As of right now my speakers are working SOLID and I absolutely love the sound I get out of them!

My main concern now is what will happen if hopefully not *knock on wood* something happens to them? ie...damage to the tweeters, woofers, speakers fall and cracks, cabinet breakage and things in that nature? I LOVE my speakers and honestly I dont want to go to the store and get a "comparable" model....

Does anyone still deal with MK anymore? And whats the difference between my models and the S-150II models?

Thanks everyone!
post #3229 of 3633
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Originally Posted by charles0424 View Post

Hello,

I purchased my first set of MK speakers about 3 or so years ago from my local dealer (ABT electronics Illinois) which consist of 3 S-150's and 2 SS-150's and now I have just figured out that they STOPPED carrying them. As of right now my speakers are working SOLID and I absolutely love the sound I get out of them!

My main concern now is what will happen if hopefully not *knock on wood* something happens to them? ie...damage to the tweeters, woofers, speakers fall and cracks, cabinet breakage and things in that nature? I LOVE my speakers and honestly I dont want to go to the store and get a "comparable" model....

Does anyone still deal with MK anymore? And whats the difference between my models and the S-150II models?

Thanks everyone!

If you got them from ABT 3 years ago, they are the knew MK Sound brand. I'm not sure what the warranty is on those but if something did happen to one of your speakers, you could contact them. The information is on the web. I think the Dolphin group is their U.S. distributor. Their information is also on the web. And yes, there are still MK Sound dealers everywhere in the US that could also help. I think the company website is www.mksound.com.
post #3230 of 3633
Got my new SURR-550's installed today. I used some brackets that I already had and put them at an angle because my ceiling is ten feet tall. They are aimed at the listening position. Do you guys think that this is better for my application than the factory brackets that flush mount them to the wall?



post #3231 of 3633
Triumph, they look great! What are you driving them with? Additionally, how do they sound up there, do you hear a difference as opposed to a lower placement? Your answer is going to influence my decision on where to mount my surround 55 tripoles & lcr 55's. Can anyone else weigh in?
post #3232 of 3633
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Originally Posted by guillermorb73 View Post

Triumph, they look great! What are you driving them with? Additionally, how do they sound up there, do you hear a difference as opposed to a lower placement? Your answer is going to influence my decision on where to mount my surround 55 tripoles & lcr 55's. Can anyone else weigh in?

Thanks! They are powered by a Sony STR-DA5400ES AVR.

They sound amazing!! Even better than I expected. I can hear them very well and they are 10.5' from the listening position. I didn't even try them in a lower listening position because I didn't want to have to reroute speaker wires and in the manual that came with them it states that they should be mounted "near the ceiling" and "at least two feet above a seated listener's head". I hope that is of some help to you.
post #3233 of 3633
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Originally Posted by JVoth View Post

If you got them from ABT 3 years ago, they are the knew MK Sound brand. I'm not sure what the warranty is on those but if something did happen to one of your speakers, you could contact them. The information is on the web. I think the Dolphin group is their U.S. distributor. Their information is also on the web. And yes, there are still MK Sound dealers everywhere in the US that could also help. I think the company website is www.mksound.com.

Thanks for the reply! I was so concerned that I literally drove out to ABT and spoke to one of their "leading sales representatives" or whatever they were calling him, and he did tell me the same thing. It sucks for us Illinois consumers as there is NO showroom/dealer anywhere here where we can see the new MK speakers, let alone hear them.
post #3234 of 3633
I blew a tweeter on a vintage S-11 speaker. Contacted the distributor but they were unable to specify which tweeter could replace it. Does anyone recognize what tweeter this is and/or where I could find out or purchase one?

*note: the plate is black - it appears gold in one of the pictures due to flash and lighting

Thanks!!
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LL
post #3235 of 3633
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Originally Posted by rambo90 View Post

I blew a tweeter on a vintage S-11 speaker. Contacted the distributor but they were unable to specify which tweeter could replace it. Does anyone recognize what tweeter this is and/or where I could find out or purchase one?

*note: the plate is black - it appears gold in one of the pictures due to flash and lighting

Thanks!!

There is a seller on ebay that sells copies of the original peerless design. I didn't see one specifically for the S-11. You might send him (midwestspeaker) a message and see what he says. Here is a link to the S2/S3 listing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-K-Miller-K...item230a03d9d8
post #3236 of 3633
Thanks for the link- though considering I bought the pair for $80 that seems a bit expensive for just a tweeter. Is there any chance some kind of cheaper, generic branded tweeter would work?
post #3237 of 3633
Guys, I'm installing a 7.1 and need advice on how to deal with my odd room layout. I want to mount My Surr 55 Tripoles on the sides of the sofa, but as you can see I've got a funky bulkhead that divides the family room from the breakfast nook. On the other side an angled wall that leads to the kitchen. Behind, I'd like to mount the LCR 55's I just won on fleabay. I think you can see sofa placement in the photos. My dilema is really the sides. My bluejeans 12 ga. Inwall cable is on the way. Please advise...
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post #3238 of 3633
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Originally Posted by rambo90 View Post

Thanks for the link- though considering I bought the pair for $80 that seems a bit expensive for just a tweeter. Is there any chance some kind of cheaper, generic branded tweeter would work?

If you want the M&K sound, you need M&K parts. If you put a generic part in your M&K cabinet, then it's not an M&K speaker anymore. It's well...generic.
post #3239 of 3633
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Originally Posted by guillermorb73 View Post

Guys, I'm installing a 7.1 and need advice on how to deal with my odd room layout. I want to mount My Surr 55 Tripoles on the sides of the sofa, but as you can see I've got a funky bulkhead that divides the family room from the breakfast nook. On the other side an angled wall that leads to the kitchen. Behind, I'd like to mount the LCR 55's I just won on fleabay. I think you can see sofa placement in the photos. My dilema is really the sides. My bluejeans 12 ga. Inwall cable is on the way. Please advise...

It doesn't look that bad to me. Is the point where the angled wall starts on the right side lined up with the wall on the other side? If so, I would mount the Surr-55's there, close to the ceiling.
For the LCR-55's, mount them behind the couch to the THX (or dolby) standard (http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/) using these: http://www.omnimount.com/products/sp...series/20.0_c/
Man, it's going to sound really good!
post #3240 of 3633
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Originally Posted by rambo90 View Post

I blew a tweeter on a vintage S-11 speaker. Contacted the distributor but they were unable to specify which tweeter could replace it. Does anyone recognize what tweeter this is and/or where I could find out or purchase one?

*note: the plate is black - it appears gold in one of the pictures due to flash and lighting

Thanks!!

You just might be in luck...I've got several of them in their original styrofoam packages just sitting around. M&K sent them to me sometime in the nineties' in case i ever needed replacements. They also sent the 6' drivers too. as far as i know, i think i have 4 tweeters and six 6" drivers. all 4 ohm.

-b
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