An overhaul of the X Series with three new X+ Series models including the company’s first THX Dominus Certified 15-inch X15+ has been announced by M&K Sound.
M&K Sound, a company who claims the mantel as inventors of the satellite/subwoofer speaker combination for full-range home audio reproduction, has announced the availability of three brand new THX Certified subwoofers, the X15+, X12+ and X10+. The three new subwoofers, each with M&K Sound’s signature push-pull driver configuration, build on the performance of the company’s former X Series for deeper, faster, and louder bass.
“We carefully considered how to create successors to our market-leading X Series push-pull subwoofers,” says Per Becher, chief executive officer, M&K Sound. “However, with increasing demand for large home theatres, it was clear that we would once again need to redefine what superb bass performance means for both home and professional environments.”
Each model has achieved coveted THX status, with the X15+ being the company’s first 15-inch push-pull subwoofer to be THX Certification Dominus class, whether used as a single subwoofer or as a pair. As well as introducing the company’s first ever 15-inch subwoofer, M&K Sound’s expert engineering team has added numerous upgrades to the original X Series, including huge RMS and peak wattage power hikes to enable cleaner performance over the former X10 and X12 models, care of brand-new Danish designed
and built ICE Class D power amplifiers.
Updated and redesigned woofers with 30 per cent larger voice coils and magnets (X12+ and X10+) facilitate the substantial power output
of the new subwoofers, enabling M&K to deliver even more of the subterranean, seat shaking rumbles for which they are renowned.
Additionally, increased linear excursion ensures the handling of this available extra power without ever sacrificing sensitivity or
succumbing to distortion.
Massive, measured performance enhancements over the original X-Series include an ability to let your audience experience new depths with ‘feel it but can’t hear it’ bass frequencies as low as 16Hz (X15+), 18Hz (X12+) and 20Hz (X10+).
New Carbon Fibre Woofer Cones have been developed for all models with ultra-high strength and rigidity to accommodate the added power and excursion of the new X+ Series. M&K Sound’s proprietary CNCmachined extruded aluminium Distortion Killer Shorting Rings also guarantee absolute control and exemplary, distortion-free performance in all settings.
M&K Sound’s Push-Pull subwoofer architecture and ‘reversed double driver’ non-isobaric configuration means that both drivers in the cabinet are ‘exposed’ to room air. Consequently, and like the X-Series before it, the X+ Series models are effectively two subwoofers in one cabinet enabling a further associated reduction in distortion. This is made possible by having one inverted driver in relation to the other cancelling non-linearities to produce totally symmetric waveforms. The X15+, X12+ and X10+ all feature full 25mm MDF construction and bracing to eliminate panel vibrations or cabinet resonances, and increased venting at the base of the woofers mitigates distortion due to air turbulence. These milled cavities also act as convenient carrying handles for installation efficiency.
M&K Sound’s function and form co-exist
Cosmetic makeovers for the X+ Series arrive in the form of flush-mounted front baffles and convenient invisible magnetic grille attachment mechanisms. Harmonizing with the bold but Scandi-cool looks of the M&K S150 and S300 speakers, the new subs offer cleaner lines and more discreet curved edges to complement living spaces or dedicated home cinema rooms.
With the THX Certified X+ Series subwoofers, M&K Sound says it has once again combined revolutionary technologies and design aesthetics to deliver deep bass supported by huge sound pressure levels and extraordinary low-frequency extensions. Real-world performance of these sensational subwoofers is characterized by a fine balance of musicality, detail, power, and absolute authority. The people who invented the subwoofer have just reinvented them.
The X+ Series will be available in January 2022