Originally Posted by luckybeanbean
Hi guys, I am new to this forum. I am thinking of switching my speakers to Triad. I am currently using M&K s150 series. What will be difference in sound characteristic of these two brands? thanks.
Using a Silver Monitor horizontally for center is no worse than most any other horizontal center, and no worse than the S-150 configuration of three tweeters next
to two mids. None are ideal, and vertical alignment is almost always better. Out of curiosity, are you replacing the S-150s just because M&K has gone under? That doesn't make them bad speakers. In fact, the S-150 is a lot of fun, is dynamic, and plays loud. (I'll believe M&K is back in business when I see evidence.)
The difference will be that the Silver Monitor has flatter frequency response; flatter than almost anything else. With 92 dB sensitivity, it will play at least as loud, and the Scan-Speak drivers (with Vifa tweeter) are very smooth and won't have the *edge* that M&Ks have always had. The Silver Monitors maintain all the advantages of the S-150, but with more refinement.
PS...I'm not dissing M&K. I sold more M&K than any other retail salesperson throughout the '80s, according to Chuck Back, and they work great for home theater. I still talk to my old customers from 20 years ago who are using M&K S1B /V1B systems with Audionics separates, and they're all still real happy.