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List price (MSRP): $625.00 (each)
S-125C Center Channel Speaker
With reference sound quality in M&K's first full-size horizontal center channel speaker, the S-125C comes from M&K's years of research into multichannel sound reproduction. It combines highly useful new features with the ability to produce a very wide dynamic range and a unique ability to emulate the tonal balance of non-M&K speakers in the left and right channels.
M&K's PHASE-FOCUSED CROSSOVER
Horizontal center channel speakers are prone to irregular response and lobing (large off-axis dips in response) in the horizontal plane, which spoils the sound for listeners not directly in front of the speaker. M&K's Phase-Focused crossover design and driver configuration (with the tweeter not inbetween the woofers) work to give unprecedented wide and smooth horizontal dispersion optimizing imaging, sound quality, and dialog intelligibility throughout the room.
Corey Greenberg of Home Theater magazine said, "...unique among horizontal center speakers in our experience, the S-125C sounds the same no matter how far off to the side you sit." Most center channel speakers have limited bass capability (which is the role of the subwoofer, anyway).
The S-125C's brand-new crossover design also provides a choice of two different tonal characteristics to match either a room's acoustical environment, a listener's preference, or to achieve a better timbre-match with non-M&K speakers. The "NORMAL" characteristic gives M&K's "Q-curve" response, which has an extremely musical tonal balance. For film playback this additionally compensates for the differences in tonal balance heard between the loud reference playback levels of film dubbing stages and the moderate levels typical of a home theater. The alternative "BRIGHT MIDRANGE TIMBRE" characteristic is for absorptive room environments and speaker placement on large surfaces like projection television sets.
FERROMAGNETIC SHIELDING SYSTEM
Like most other magnetically shielded/cancelled speakers, the S-125C drivers have dual opposing magnets. The brand-new 5 1/4" woofer drivers even add an additional shielding can. But for today's highly sensitive direct-view and rear-projection monitors, that may not be enough. Therefore, the S-125C incorporates M&K's new Ferromagnetic Shielding System, which utilizes a ferromagnetic shielding plate inside the cabinet to prevent even the slightest amount of magnetic field from distorting the picture when the S-125C sits on top of or close to a television set.
TIMBRE-MATCHED TO OTHER M&K SATELLITES
NON-PARALLEL WALL CABINET
The S-125C cabinet has an angled front baffle that aims the speaker drivers more directly at listeners when the speaker is above the listening position (such as on top of a rear projection set) or when it sits below the listening position (on a low stand, shelf, or below a front projection screen). The angle used is carefully calculated to cover the widest range of installation requirements and to provide the best sound quality.
Further significant sonic improvement comes from the fact that the small top and bottom cabinet walls are also non-parallel, meaning that the only parallel surfaces of the cabinet are its left and right sides. To facilitate installation, integral mounting hardware for Omnimount brackets (one 3/8" mount, as well as four 1/4" - 20 mounts) is located on the back baffle. The same mounting hardware also mounts the S-125C to the new M&K ST speaker stands.
Dimensions of the S-125C are 6.25" H x 18.25" W x 8.25" D. Weight is 17 lbs.
FOR VERTICALLY ORIENTED LEFT AND RIGHT SPEAKERS SEE OUR S-125 SPEAKER HERE
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