What is the MK MP300 Speaker Package?
The system we have here for review is based on the MP300 wall mountable reference speakers designed for LCR duties, along with a pair of S300T tripole surrounds and two X12 subwoofers. All the speakers are THX Ultra 2 certified and are the ultimate version of the very popular S150 speaker design. We have reviewed the S150MkII system and the MP150MKII wall mountable versions in the recent past and they moved the game on from the original designs. The S300 series are based on the instantly recognisable driver configuration of two woofers and three tweeters within small, yet inert enclosures and designed to be paired with at least one subwoofer in the system.
The S300 differs from the S150 series in a number of areas while remaining similar in looks. The main obvious difference is when you pick them up and realise just how heavy the MP300 cabinet is. This points to a deliberate design to make the cabinets have as little resonance as possible and provide a solid platform for the best in possible sound quality. The drivers are also slightly larger with small redesigns, yet the three tweeter and mid driver layout stays very much the same. The tripoles are also built to the same high standard with large drivers, heavy cabinets and voiced to match perfectly with the MP300’s across the front channels, providing a wide and encompassing sound field. Add in two powerful double 12-inch push-pull subwoofers in the shape of the X12 and we have a very serious 5.2 home cinema system that costs a whopping £17K/$25.5K ! That’s a big step up from the S150 systems we have covered in the past, so just what does the extra outlay buy you and can the difference in performance justify the cost?
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