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M & K K-5

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by chris V, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. chris V

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    Am looking at buying a set of these (I like the small format of the speakers, don't want floorstanding speakers) to run with an Ax5 - anyone got any comments or advice please....

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    Hi Chris,

    M&K speakers are renowned to be power hungry speakers and the AX5 should not have a problem driveing them, they give a very big sound from such small speakers which is ideal for most sized living rooms.
    They are a sound that not everyone likes though and a demo should definitly be on the cards before purchaseing as they are extremly detailed in there presentation so i would have a good long listen to see if it is what you like.
    I love the sound of M&K speakers and the K5's are definitly a good choice and also very wife/girlfriend friendly speakers due to there size.. :)

    John
     
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    I find M&K's a bit aesthetically challenging... :p
     
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    You would... :D
     
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    Not a problem Tejstar - there is no reason to feel ashamed about it. See those binding posts at the back thats where the speakers wires should be connected. The other side of the speaker cable goes into something we AV folk call an "amplifier". If you need to know more detail feel free to ask !



    :p :D
     
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    Great stuff :laugh:
     
  7. chris V

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    ah. Thanks for that guys, but I was hoping that someone might suggest some alternatives....

    Chris V.
     
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    Sorry - I should have said at the outset. These will be used for Surround system - NOT for music.

    Cheers

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    Chris - On the origianal post you asked preference to the M&K K5's so views were expressed but if you are looking for alternatives you should of put that aswell.
    Anyway as for alternatives you could look at the MS-Genies or the Kef Eggs but they are not in the same class as the the M&K's, also you could look at the ProAc Hexa speaker package which is a superb speaker set but is more orientated to Multichannel Music which they excel at and are a bit more expensive aswell!

    John
     
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    How about Castle Compact CC3's which retail for around £1k?

    Better than the Kef eggs and Genies but not as good as the Pro Ac Hexa's.

    Btw does anyone know the website for Castle?
     
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    Hi there,

    How do the Castle's compare to the MA B2 or BE AV or the EPOS ELS 3 5.1

    I have heard the MA's they are quite good. Not heard the Epos or the Castles yet. If I were to go with the Castles, then it would have to be a blind buy as the dealer does not have a set for demo.

    I do not like bright or thin sounding speakers. Full-bodied, smooth with lots of detail for me. Not a big bass freak, just tuneful and tight, not necessarily loads of it. Set for my 16 X 11 X 9 bedroom.

    Thanks.
     
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    oops..B4, I mean.
     
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    Sorry to intrude but can anyone tell me if a Denon 2802 will be ok to drive the K5's for surround and maybe a K7 for centre?
    Thanks
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    Does anyone know if my 2802 can drive the K5's please?
    Thanks
    Jim
     
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    Jim - The 2802 may drive the k5's but not as well as a more powerfull amp will, the sound might harden up quite alot at higher volumes and become harsher as they are 4ohm speakers. If you could get a listen to the M&K / Denon together you can hear for yourself.

    John
     
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    Thanks Recruit,
    So in your opinion what is the minimum amp that should be used to drive the K5's? Bearing in mind I am not looking to spend a great deal on another amp if possible or could you recommend some other speakers to trial that I could use with the amp I have at present just speakers as I have have a sub.
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    Jim - I would of thought something like the 3803 / 3805 amp up would really be the minumum to drive the K5's well or any other good midrange amp should be ok.
    Other options with you're amp would be the Kef Egg speakers or the new MS Genies & another 1 to consider would be the Castle compact speakers.

    John
     
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    Cheers Gonzo, spent ages trawling around google trying to find that :)
     

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