All the movies won Academy Awards for sound – and are all mixed and edited on M&K Sound speakers

  • Wall-E
  • king-kong
  • Return of the King
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The incredibles
  • chicago cover
  • Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
  • black-hawk-down
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Star Wars Episode I
  • Star Wars Episode II

What the experts are saying

For the remastering and restoration of Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz, we needed a monitoring system that could accurately reproduce the sonic nuances and dynamic range inherent in many of the old soundtracks, and when mixed and programmed to 5.1 surround format, be able to translate seamlessly to our THX mixing stage. The MK 5.1 monitoring system was a perfect medium for this.
John Blum – Product Specialist, Chace Productions 1999
We feel that high performance audio is essential in picture editing and the use of the MK 2510 system, with its excellent dialogue intelligibility, allowed us to catch production sound faults early in the process. In addition, high quality sound can affect an editor’s decisions by providing an enhanced emotional context to a scene. During the production process, our editors were so taken with the quality of sound that a full MK 2510 system was shipped to Leavensden Studios in England, to be used in the cutting of the production dailies.
Paul Matwiy – Sound Designer, Star Wars Episodes I, II and III
We’ve been using MK THX speaker systems on the Star Wars films in both the sound design and picture editing suites. The MK THX speakers’ accuracy and imaging qualities let us hear all the nuances of dialogue, music and sound effects at every stage of the creative process. This gives us the ability to create the powerful, yet subtle and persuasive soundtracks that are the hallmark of the Star Wars films.
Rick McCallum – Producer, Star Wars Episodes I, II and III
These monitors are, to put it simply, quite wonderful! The imaging is extraordinarily precise. When we planned this studio, we wanted a high end digital room, that still retained an analogue feel and the MK’s suit that brief perfectly since they have a real presence, an analogue quality and warmth to their sound.
Andy Richards – Out of Eden Studios, Long, England, 2001


When I was recently asked to review the flagship M&K Sound S300 Series monitors, M&K Sound also sent along their X12 subwoofer to round out the 5.1 speaker system. While this review focuses on the THX Ultra 2-certified X12 subwoofer ($3,200), my impressions are within the context of the X12 sub as an integral part of that 5.1 system.
Bob Barrett – Home Theater Review
The S300 Series speakers are the newest reference monitors from M&K Sound, taking over the top spot from the venerable S150, introduced back in 1995. That’s a long run for any loudspeaker. According to the company, the S300 Series doubles the “performance, quality and price” of the brand’s previous top-end series and is…
Bob Barrett – Home Theater Review
One advantage the S300 system has over the previous generation is its deeper and more expansive midrange. Mind you, I don’t think the midrange in the S150 is weak by any means, but the S300 delivers more in this department. This is very evident on music tracks—whether from movies, streamed FLAC files, or multichannel SACDs and DVD-Audio discs. See as PDF.
David Vaughn – Sound & Vision

The single X12 does exactly what it is supposed to do, and its performance is difficult to fault. The X12 is among the best subwoofers available. Its performance qualities are equally suited to both the reproduction of motion picture soundtracks and music recordings. At $3,200, M&K Sound’s THX Ultra2-certified X12 is not inexpensive, but it high performance more than justifies its cost.

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