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M&k Mx-70b

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by SpiderManPants, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. SpiderManPants

    SpiderManPants Guest

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    Hello all,

    I've just won an M&K MX-70B at auction on Ebay.
    I have never heard one of these subs in action, so I bought it blind, apart from reading a couple of favourable reviews. I was wondering if anyone has any experience and/or information on these?

    I will be running it with a Denon 3801 and 4 B&W 601 S3's.

    My room size is 16' x 11'.

    Also, if there is anyone with experience of both this model and the Kef TDM 45B, I would love to hear your thoughts as to how they compare.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Best regards

    SMP
     
  2. Matt F

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    The MX70B is a cracking little sub. The MX are M&K’s finest and use two drivers in a push-pull configuration – the MX70B is, I believe the cheapest at around a grand. It has a very small footprint - it is taller than it is wide or deep and, considering it only uses 8” drivers it’s low frequency response of 27Hz +/-2dB (M&K use realistic figures unlike some) is very impressive. Okay so some subs go deeper than this but the M&K gives you a high quality performance for music and movies and takes up very little space.

    More info on the MX70B here: http://www.mksound.com/mx70b.html

    The KEF TDM45B is a monster – 15”, 400 watt amp. It’s a THX sub and, I would say that it is more suited to movies than music – deep rumbling bass is more of it’s thing rather than ultimate accuracy, especially in the 40Hz and above range.

    Out of the two, in a movie only system I would consider the KEF but for music and movies I’d go for the M&K and sacrifice a little extension for the sake of accuracy.

    These are just my opinions though – others may disagree. Either way, you’ve bought yourself a fine sub.

    Matt.
     
  3. SpiderManPants

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    Cheers Matt,

    I can't wait to get my hands on it now. I will be using it for both Music and movies, and as you say, it has a very small footprint, which is just what I wanted!

    And all for the bargain price of £360!!!

    There's hardly any info about it anywhere online though, apart from M&K's site and Audioreview. - strange...
     
  4. dejongj

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    Congrats, you beat me to it! I didn't want to pay too much for an unknown product but it sounds that you have bought a cracking little sub.

    Cheers,

    Jean-Paul
     
  5. SpiderManPants

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    Thanks Jean-Paul,

    It was kind of blind, but M&K are hardly 'unknown'. I had read some positive reviews and it looked like a steal at the price, esp. since the list price is £1050 and you know what trying to get a discount on M&K stuff is like!

    Plus it is very small, which was a must for me, having previously owned a Kef TDM 45B (15" Driver in huge black box!!) which nearly led to divorce!

    SMP
     
  6. common

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    Yeah you got a good deal there !


    ;)



    see you sunday


    Shane
     
  7. SpiderManPants

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    LOL,

    It's such a small world with all this t'internet stuff...

    See you Sunday Shane

    SMP
     
  8. Ian J

    Ian J Banned

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    Smaller than you might imagine if that is the one that my cousin Chip J sold ;)
     

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