Well they have gone and I can safely say these are def going to a good home. I told the new owner to visit this very forum/thread.
When I have my MK S15O's up and running I will report back with differences I find.
Anthem MRX 510(used as processor),Anthem Statement A5 power amp,MK MP150MKII's LCR,MK S150T surrounds,Paradigm Signature Sub1,Perfect Bass Kit,Sonos ZP90 ,Qnap NAS,Oppo BDP 103 Multi region,Isol-8 Cleanline2 mains conditioner,SKY+HD,Audioquest Diamondback interconnects. ATV3,iPad4,Panasonic TXP50GT60
I for one am looking forward to reading that report (with mixed feelings of course, hehe). Can we expect to see you start an MK Club thread pretty soon? hehe
BTW, are you keeping your current subwoofer or switching to a matching MK?
Current A/V equipment:
NUFORCE AVP-18 (processor/DAC) | NUFORCE MCH-300SEC7 (multichannel amplifier) | MONITOR AUDIO APEX (5.2 speaker system) | SAMSUNG LE-52B755 (tv) | DENON DBT-3313UD (disc transport) | NAIM UNITISERVE (music server) | SUPRA (cabling) | LOGITECH HARMONY 900 (universal remote) | NORDOST PULSAR POINTS (isolation feet)
You never know re the thread. I will def post the comparisons between the Apex And MK's. As fantastic as the Apex are I am expecting a big step up in an already brilliant performance as the MK's cost 4 x as much. Ouch!!!
i will be keeping my Sub15 as its so good and I am now officially broke!!!
Will post soon
Hi know this isn't a MK thread but am considering a 7.1 in MK or possibly the latest KK range so very interested to hear your experiences.
It will be a pleasure. The new KK's look fantastic btw.
I am now the proud owner of MK S150MKII's LCR and a pair of MK S150T's for surrounds.
I said I would post my findings describing the differences between the MK's and the Apex.
I can't ,as brilliant as the Apex are there is no fair way to compare the two. I still love the Apex but the MK's are in a different league entirely,and at £800 a speaker more,so they should be.
BTW the MKII's with the new pro tweeters play music as well if not better than many high end hi if speakers.
They look bloody awful though compared to the Apex.
Let me know if you want more info.
Will still follow this thread.
It's a helpful update for me and thanks for reporting back like you said you would. I am just waiting now for a general flavour on the KK range although views and comparisons may take a time or not come at all! I am sure each are equally brilliant. I am a little put off with the MK looks though if I'm honest!!! I am sure they look better in the flesh than they do in the photos!!! I hope you continue to enjoy hugely.
Can I ask your room dimensions and whether the 5.1 set up is easily sufficient as opposed to 7.1?
My room dimensions are approx 4m x 3.5m with a bay window. The room is in the seating area of a Victorian terrace lounge dining room knock through. The other half of the room has the dining table. Ceilings about 3m high.
I don't need more than 5.1 as sofa up against bank wall. Tripole's mounted to immediate sides about 3 feet above head height.
The MK's are not pretty no,yes the KK's looked more conventional sort of but still not beauties.
Its the sound that amazes though.
Rich are you using the acoustic panel I made you ?
Meridian G61R, HD621, Bryston 9BSST
Optimised Audio PC - J River / JPlay / Custom Full Linear Power Supply
Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, Apex A10, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
JCAT USB and Sata, Graham Slee Spatia (SC) Graham Slee Lautus Digial / Analogue IC x 9
I'm going to give it a go next week when I set the centre up.
Interesting feedback! Hope you'll be happy with your Apex replacements, even if they look terrible!
Good thing you have that Statement amp huh? I'm betting those MK really make the most of it, just like Apex did, though I'm sure the reward is larger here with those speakers cosidering their price.
Hey Ricky, Yes the Statement amp is now being used to its full potential. Try and get a demo of the S150MKII's
Just an update of my system specially aimed to RickyDeg. Right now I added a Denon 4520/3313 combo plus a new B&W PV1D subwoofer to my Apex system and... What a difference! The sound it's unbelievable trasparent, involving and utterly spectacular! You were right! I'm a DynamicEQ believer!
I've tried the 4520 with some blurays players and in my experience the 4520 it's not "completed" unless you use the 3313 player with the Denon link engaged. The difference between the 4520 with the 3313 and with some sony and panasonic players I've tried with the Denon it's astonishing. The sound with the 3313 denon lined to the 4520 it's completely transparent, powerful, incredibly rich in detail and VERY VERY involving. An expensive purchase but I'm totally happy with it. I heartily recommend to anyone owning an Apex system gives the Denon combo a try. A match really made in audiophile/videophile heaven. I'm EXTREMELY happy.
Hey MMV That is awesome to hear! Thanks for the excellent feedback! Glad you are getting great things from your Apex package now with that Denon combo. Glad to hear you are digging the 3313 aswell, I'm thinking their synnergy is noticable. Oh, and I'm guessing you have a different take on the 4520 than WHF's own recent 4/5 star review?
They chose not to utilize Audyssey at all and say the 4520 lacks a bit of 'attack' and 'excitement', whereas all other reviews I've read so far say the opposite. Feels a bit like WHF has lost some of their credibility I think. Then again, like I say in my comments to their review it's just their opinion of their experience with it. Keep us posted with more Apex + Denon details down the line!
and say the 4520 lacks a bit of 'attack' and 'excitement', whereas all other reviews I've read so far say the opposite.
As you surely already know I owned a RX-A3020 paired with the Apex and let me tell you the 4520/3313 combo it's more detailed, dynamic and gives all the excitement when paired to the Apex I was looking for. The only caveat about the 4520 it's that REALLY needs the 3313 to gives all the sonic goods the 4520 has inside . The difference without and with the 3313 it's BIG. I feel the Yamaha as not so dependant of the source as the Denon is but if you go for the 4520/3313 combo then it's simply more exciting, natural, involving (a traditional strengh of the Yammy receivers and a big surprise to me to be bettered by the Denon) and at last spectacular sounding than the Yammy (believe me, the difference is far from be subtle).
The more I listened to my system the happier I am. Everything sounds sooooo good. In fact there are some blurays I felt kinda "flat" sounding that now sounds totally transformed. Lack of excitement???
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