MK sound speakers (part 2)

Pulse1

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My understanding is the current 750’s use the same tweeter and woofers as the 150’s. I’m not sure if the 950’s were updated in the time that i’ve owned mine. (Mine are 3 years old) The 950’s and 750’s measure slightly different in the highs. I’ll attach graphs.

The cabinet of the 950’s is definitely nicer. The tweeter is different. No angled tweeters in the 950’s.

the first graph is the measured response of the 950’s (green graph) and the second is the 750.
As i said earlier the 950s were upgraded last year in line with the the latest versions of the s150s and the new 750s,. They all now have the same badges, drive units, but the crossovers were also upgraded along with the speaker terminals so is a substantial upgrade. So the newly upgraded 950s sound different to the original 950s that have the pro tweeter and the new 750s sound different than the original 750s also. The 950t Tripole surround speakers were not upgraded, so if you want an all Satin finish and want the newly upgraded 950s then the 150ts will match the 950s Satin finish. I had the upgraded LCR in room versions of the 950s and the current 150ts along with a V12 subwoofer in my living room and the timbre matching and blend was great.
 

BlairH

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My understanding is the current 750’s use the same tweeter and woofers as the 150’s. I’m not sure if the 950’s were updated in the time that i’ve owned mine. (Mine are 3 years old) The 950’s and 750’s measure slightly different in the highs. I’ll attach graphs.

The cabinet of the 950’s is definitely nicer. The tweeter is different. No angled tweeters in the 950’s.

the first graph is the measured response of the 950’s (green graph) and the second is the 750.
That's significant, thanks. I knew there was something amiss about the 950s. I'd likely have been better with the 750s for that room; but -as you say- the cabinet of the 950 is much cooler looking.
 

Pulse1

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That's significant, thanks. I knew there was something amiss about the 950s. I'd likely have been better with the 750s for that room; but -as you say- the cabinet of the 950 is much cooler looking.
The measurements and graphs from oledurt are from the original 950s and not the new upgraded versions of the 950s remember. But at the end of the day the both current 750s and 950s will be different from each other anyway. I found the sound of the new upgraded 950s to have a very open and detailed sound in my living room and even at high volumes they never sounded strained to my ears. I judge a speaker by how it sounds to my ears and not by graphs as it's my ears that are doing the listening and not a graph. The bottom line is it doesn't matter what anybody says about any speaker, if your ears don't like it then thats what you should go by especially in your own listening room. Clearly if the 950s didn't sound right to you in that room then no one can argue with you anyway mate.
 

oledurt

Standard Member
The measurements and graphs from oledurt are from the original 950s and not the new upgraded versions of the 950s remember. But at the end of the day the both current 750s and 950s will be different from each other anyway. I found the sound of the new upgraded 950s to have a very open and detailed sound in my living room and even at high volumes they never sounded strained to my ears. I judge a speaker by how it sounds to my ears and not by graphs as it's my ears that are doing the listening and not a graph. The bottom line is it doesn't matter what anybody says about any speaker, if your ears don't like it then thats what you should go by especially in your own listening room. Clearly if the 950s didn't sound right to you in that room then no one can argue with you anyway mate.
Agreed. I’m sure I would love the 950’s in my room too! It’s bet the upgraded 950’s sound awesome! If I had the money to afford both the 950’s and s150 tripoles I would have gotten them. Thankfully i’m happy with the 750’s.
 
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Furnace Inferno

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My understanding is the current 750’s use the same tweeter and woofers as the 150’s. I’m not sure if the 950’s were updated in the time that i’ve owned mine. (Mine are 3 years old) The 950’s and 750’s measure slightly different in the highs. I’ll attach graphs.

The cabinet of the 950’s is definitely nicer. The tweeter is different. No angled tweeters in the 950’s.

the first graph is the measured response of the 950’s (green graph) and the second is the 750.
Interesting, although not sure how much I trust Audssey’s accuracy but that’s not too relevant. I have got 3 older 950’s (3 years old too) and one new 950 (as I couldn’t find any older ones) and reusing them for atmos so I’m really hoping they don’t sound noticeably different!

Would have loved to get the IW950’s for the ceiling for many reasons but had the tighten the budget.
 

BlairH

Active Member
The measurements and graphs from oledurt are from the original 950s and not the new upgraded versions of the 950s remember. But at the end of the day the both current 750s and 950s will be different from each other anyway. I found the sound of the new upgraded 950s to have a very open and detailed sound in my living room and even at high volumes they never sounded strained to my ears. I judge a speaker by how it sounds to my ears and not by graphs as it's my ears that are doing the listening and not a graph. The bottom line is it doesn't matter what anybody says about any speaker, if your ears don't like it then thats what you should go by especially in your own listening room. Clearly if the 950s didn't sound right to you in that room then no one can argue with you anyway mate.
Probably just the room. The lounge they were in is a bit of an odd layout.

They sound significantly better in my computer room in a semi-near field application. I always wanted M&Ks for that room and they seem to do really well in that environment.
 

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Romey

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Hello folks - how much gap should I leave between iw300 and AT screen?
Subs would be in front and to side.
Thank you!
 

Furnace Inferno

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Hello folks - how much gap should I leave between iw300 and AT screen?
Subs would be in front and to side.
Thank you!
Depends what the screen is made from, is it microperf, woven, pvc, latex?
 

Furnace Inferno

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Good point. Woven.
All the woven ones I’ve seen say 1” away is fine, it’s mostly micro-perforated where they need at least a foot.
 

Romey

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What's the likelyhood of iw300t in the future?
 

Romey

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We have asked for IW300’s and believe it will hopefully happen in the future.
Excellent. That's not a definite no!

I'm all but completed on a new build house move in Dec next year - 6x5x2.7m basement room.
Need to build up my kit step by step

Currently 5.1, lcr iw950, surrounds iw150t, x12 sub through an mrx720.

5.2.2 iw300 lcr, iw150T surrounds and height, 2 subs. 950s get repurposed to family room or temporary rears.

Then amp to get 11 channels.
Then decide on 150 or 300 rears and surrounds
Then customer installer to pull it all together
Will take another 2 years at least but that's part of the fun.

I feel in the space I'll have I'll be kicking myself if I don't push/save/strive for the 300s.
 

Jenz

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Are there any reviews of the new 950 range? As in the ones from the last 2 years? I can only in searching find reviews from 2010 and 2011’ish.

I was hoping to do my own reading against the 750’s I have and the 150’s.
 

PaulDavidThomas

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I had some 950's before my MP150's, however I'm not sure which version they were, but prob. around 2015 ish. And they were about 20% shy of the MP150's and I could not over power them. Cracking sounding speaker and I only moved up for cosmetics. They more than filled my 4m x 4m Vaulted room. whilst might not exactly answer your question, it does hopefully give you some confidence. Would I be upset going back from a 150 to a 950, nope.
 

Vila

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Finally got notice today that my M&K MP150's should be arriving next week.:clap:

This is after ordering in June - the delays have been horrific - Ive had my rears and sub for almost 3 months!

Anyhow, I wanted to see if another members with the MP150's found you could used banana plugs on the rear terminals if wall mounted or if there wasn't space?
 

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Finally got notice today that my M&K MP150's should be arriving next week.:clap:

This is after ordering in June - the delays have been horrific - Ive had my rears and sub for almost 3 months!

Anyhow, I wanted to see if another members with the MP150's found you could used banana plugs on the rear terminals if wall mounted or if there wasn't space?
Bare wire or use spade connections.
 

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Are there any reviews of the new 950 range? As in the ones from the last 2 years? I can only in searching find reviews from 2010 and 2011’ish.

I was hoping to do my own reading against the 750’s I have and the 150’s.
The 150 series have greater output and wider dispersion.

We often specify 950’s for room with a MLP of upto 3-4m.

They work extremely well with an identical sonic signature to the 150’s.
 

PascalP

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Romey

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Are there any reviews of the new 950 range? As in the ones from the last 2 years? I can only in searching find reviews from 2010 and 2011’ish.

I was hoping to do my own reading against the 750’s I have and the 150’s.
Also very positive feedback from my month or so with 950 (inwall version). Listening at 4.5m right now, temp set up and resting on a sideboard so not dialed in at all but I love them. Have an x12 to support.

Incidently I had a 150 on loan, as my centre, until yesterday as 950 was low stock. Switched them back last night. For sure the 150 has more presence but I don't feel I'm missing anything at all with 950s.
 

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