M&K Sound IW150 II In-Wall Speaker
This award winning design is the in-wall variant of M&K Sound’s S150 II Series. Employed on a daily basis as the preferred monitoring tool in hundreds of professional film and music recording studios around the world, the M&K Sound IW150 II also takes pride of place at the heart of countless, serious home entertainment systems.
Can there be better choice for a discrete home cinema installation than the speakers on which our favourite movies and music were actually created?
We doubt it!
The M&K Sound In-Wall Loudspeaker Ethos
The M&K Sound Frameless Architectural In-Wall loudspeaker range consists of open bafﬂe designs as well as sealed box versions of the brand’s popular satellite and on-wall models to provide wide ﬂexibility in terms of applications and acoustic preferences. The series maintains the sonic integrity that has made M&K Sound a legend for over four decades.
Unlike other In-Wall makers, M&K Sound employs the exact same drivers and crossover technologies found in their acclaimed professional and consumer reference monitors to deliver consistent sound coverage throughout the room for superior imaging in stereo and surround.
M&K Sound drive units represent the culmination of decades of intensely focused transducer innovation.
M&K Sealed In-Wall Boxes
The materials, acoustic properties, assembly and volume of every M&K Sound sealed box are all known factors during system design, so that the construction of the wall, the type of materials inside the wall and the volume of air behind the speaker all have no impact on final performance. It is this extreme level of control over the interaction of speaker and wall that makes it possible for M&K Sound to offer designer-friendly, invisible installation at no sacrifice in ultimate performance.
M&K Sound back boxes of 18mm MDF are painted with black structure polyurethane lacquer for moisture resistant sealed surfaces. Damping pads on the rear panel eliminate vibration when in direct contact with the wall in shallow installations. All mounting hardware is pre-fitted to the box, including metal clamps to fix speaker wire in the pre-cut cable groove on the rear of the box. Gold-plated push-on terminals with +/- polarity markings allow easy cable connection without the use of tools. Torx mounting screws with special washers are used for smooth mounting along with a practical, efficient, self-tightening dog ear clamp system for a perfect seal between bafﬂe and wall.
Invisible, Immersive and In the Right Place
Ever more complex surround formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS X and Auro create an increasing need for high performance, yet concealed loudspeakers to handle installations incorporating 9 – 11 channels and beyond with discretion and style.
To deliver full-bodied performance from shallow, sealed enclosures, M&K Sound begins with the identical drivers used in their original satellite models and extensively modifies the crossover design to compensate precisely for the reduced internal volume bringing In-Wall response much closer to the frequency response of the original loudspeakers. Further revisions take into account practical considerations such as service access and, most critically, ensure easy, fast, accurate and safe installation.
The ambitious goal of the latest M&K Sound Architectural recessed speaker range has been to counterbalance the inevitable acoustic consequences of reducing internal volume to 20 – 30% of a normal cabinet, while preserving the celebrated neutrality, realism and musicality that are the signature of M&K Sound.
This level of tonal consistency and timbre matching offers unique ﬂexibility and the opportunity to mix and match speakers from across the entire M&K Sound line-up.
• Frameless, in-wall/ceiling speaker
• 400 Watt power-handling
• 4 ohm impedance
• 80Hz to 20kHz frequency response
• Rectangular grill in arctic white (paintable)
• A wonderful choice for the high-end home theatre and transparent screen configuration