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M&K Sound – A Brief History

At M&K Sound, we design loudspeakers to sound inherently right, to be universal tools, equally adept with any style of music or movie soundtrack, in stereo or surround.

While other manufacturers were building audio dinosaurs in the form of coffin-sized boxes, M&K led the way into the future with the world’s first satellite/subwoofer system, David & Goliath in 1976. The following year, M&K Sound introduced the Volkswoofer, the world’s first subwoofer with a built-in, dedicated power amplifier.

The journey began in 1973, when Walter Becker of Steely Dan commissioned M&K Sound to design a studio reference subwoofer and monitoring system for the Pretzel Logic LP mixing sessions. The result was the world’s first balanced dual-drive subwoofer and Pretzel Logic went on to become a million-selling Top Ten hit and one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

M&K Sound combined expertise in live music recording (RealTime Records) and loudspeaker design, drawing heavily on the research and acoustics back­ground of Dr. Lester Field, who had worked at Bell Telephone Research Laboratories and been a full professor at both California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, before retiring as Chief Scientist and vice president of research at Hughes Aircraft Corporation.

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IW150T Tripole® In-Wall Speaker

The IW150T® is the In-Wall equivalent of the famous S150T Tripole® surround speakers. Incorporating the exact same drivers and crossover technology as the S150T sealed cabinet speaker, the IW150T® delivers uncompromising performance from a less obtrusive form factor.

Modern installations and new surround formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS X are incorporating more and more surround channels. In-Wall (and In-Ceiling) installations allow you to expand to take full advantage of these new formats without the clutter of visible wires or speakers.

The Introduction of the IW150T Tripole ® Speaker means you can have the same M&K 150 Series Acoustic Performance from a completely invisible installation.