On January 7, 2010, MK Sound announced the release of the 950 Series, a premium home theater surround sound system that incorporates high frequency driver technology previously only available to MK's professional customers. The system builds on MK's 35 years at the forefront of loudspeaker development to deliver exceptional three-dimensional sound at virtually any listening position, rendering both music and film soundtracks in their full audio glory.
The MK Sound 950 Series consists of LCR950 Left, Center and Right speakers; two SUR95T Tripole surround speakers; and MK's celebrated MX250 subwoofer. Both the LCR950 and SUR95T incorporate the new tweeter created for the company's top-of-the-line professional series used by world-class sound engineers and movie studios.
The new high frequency drive unit is engineered to eliminate high frequency smearing and phase/combing anomalies, minimize dynamic compression and deliver full dynamic range at high output levels with more clarity and precision than loudspeakers of comparable size and cost.
Each speaker in the 950 Series also employs exclusive MK 5.25" polypropylene woofers - two in the LCR950 and one in the SUR95T surround - that are integrated with the new professional tweeter using MK's exclusive Phase Focused crossovers that optimize system performance over a much wider listening area than other crossover designs.
The MK Sound 950 Series retails for $4,800 for a 5.1 system, including three LCR950 front speakers ($600 each), two SUR95T Tripoles ($1,200 for the pair) and a dual 12" subwoofer ($1,800).
The MK Sound 950 Series also features a new upscale cabinet design with a black satin finish, soft radiused edges, and black metal mesh grilles that are held in place with magnets concealed within the front baffle. This innovation eliminates the annoying buzz or rattle commonly found with cheap, lightweight plug-in metal or plastic fronts.
The system is in the final stages of receiving THX certification denoting high product quality in home theater environments. As with all MK Sound speakers, the 950 system meets and exceeds THX specifications for flat on and off axis frequency response with wide, even horizontal and vertical dispersion delivering superb coverage and consistent tonal character throughout the listening area.