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In-Wall Speakers OSD-MKW-850 with Kevlar« Woofers

Product code: OSD-MK-W850

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Features & Specifications

OSD-MKW850s are remarkable 8" in-wall speakers designed for the true audiophile. This model includes premium technologies such as Kevlar« woofers, pivoting aluminum dome tweeters and advanced crossovers to provide deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Kevlar« is a robust material that helps the speaker cone retain its shape even at very high energy levels, so youĺll experience great audio quality at high and low volumes. In addition, front-mounted contour switches let you tailor bass and treble to suit your room and personal acoustic taste. If you're a music or movie fanatic who hears every little detail, this speaker will more than satisfy.

Features
Deep, rich bass and exceptional top-end frequency response
Ultra sturdy Kevlar« cone woofers
Pivoting aluminum dome tweeter
Spray paintable grilles to match any dÚcor
Contour switches let you tailor bass and treble


For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

Specifications

Other Product Info

OSD Audio MKW-850 In-Wall Speaker Pair uses a sophisticated crossover network and the highest level of audiophile component materials. The Spitfire Ultra Reference Series are the best wall and ceiling speakers on the market. Premium technologies such as Kevlar« woofers, pivoting aluminum dome tweeters and sophisticated crossovers provide deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Kevlar« is the best component for woofers. It responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power so you can dial up your system for higher listening levels.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

16 Questions & 17 Answers
Claude
from Lewes, DE asked:
August 27, 2012
What is the best center speaker for front and rear to match to 2 pairs of the MKW 850's? I only see the MKIW550LCR as a fit but nothing bigger?
1 Answers
Hi Claude: The MKIW550LCR is the perfect Center Channel to match for your front stage. All three speakers share the same identical Tweeter, Cone Material and Crossover Components. The MKIW550LCR features 5.25" dual woofers that added together match the cone area of the 8 inch MK850's. This provides the proper timbre match for your front stage. The Dual 5.25 inch speaker is sized to fit perfectly between two studs mounted Horizontally. We recommend either the MKW-850 or MKW-650 as your front right and left speakers or using three MKIW550LCR with one for the right and another for the left speaker mounted Vertically. For the rear depending on a choice of In-Ceiling Speakers either a pair of MK670LCR speakers or even utilizing a pair of the MK690TT . For in-wall the MK650 would be the best match. All that would be left would be to add two of our PS88 Powered Sub-woofers for either a 5.2 or 7.2 system. Good luck TL 1256
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 27, 2012

James
from San Juan Islands, Wa asked:
November 14, 2016
The description mentions that these are weather resistant. Has anyone used them outdoors? Am looking for a good in-wall outdoor option. Thanks.
1 Answers
Hi James: They will work in some outdoor venues but not one exposed directly to the elements like rain or snow. They would work in an enclosed porch as an example. We also do recommend doing some weather proofing which may included using a bead of silicon around the frame that faces the wall you are installing the speaker in the cutout. TL/4125
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 25, 2016

Dan
from Long Island, NY asked:
November 12, 2016
Hi - Was planning to use a pair of MKW-850s as LR front and an MK-IW550LCR as front center but with the cutout dimensions of the MK-IW55-LCR (15 1/6 wide) I don't see how this mounting that between 16 in on center studs could work (without alot of notching!) I was planning on using two MK670s for the back. So two questions: 1. Assuming the MK-IW55-LCR is too large for standard stud spacing, what is the next best match for a center speaker? 2. Is using the MK-670s a good match for the back? This is my 4th OSD room - you guys are awesome! Thanks.
1 Answers
HI Dan: We have been selling this speaker for more than 5 years. It is a tight fit but you have to take in to consideration the Sheetrock is either 5/8 or 3/4" and is notched to accommodate the frame. You may have an issue with 2 of the 6 dog ears but four is enough to hold the speaker in place. The MK IW-550 is our most popular center channel option and matches particularly well with the two MK-IW850. The new MK670 are great match as well for both Rear surround speakers and ATMOS/DTS:X options effects speakers as well. Whether you are using a older 5.1 or using anew 7.2; wiring for the Height option (channels 6 & 7) shpould be located 2 to 4 feet in front of your ideal listening/viewing area. The Surround Speakers will be 2 to 4 feet behind using the angled speakers.The real key is to make sure which ever speakers you use the tweeters all need to be aimed at that listening/viewing seating position Good Luck TL/4123
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 24, 2016

Joe
from Asheville, NC asked:
July 2, 2016
Since the in-ceiling version of these have been out of stock for quite some time, can these be used as in-ceiling for new construction? Any eta on the in ceiling version?
1 Answers
HI Joe: What is your application, Background music or Home Theater? Standard Frame or the new Trim-less design; take a look at the angled design either the MK870 or ACE870. Both feature the same Kevlar cone material, metal dome tweeters and crossover components. The In-wall speakers will work for In-ceiling as well. TL/3965 tim@osdaudio.com
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 5, 2016

Christian
from Mohnton, PA asked:
June 20, 2016
What sub does OSD suggest to compliment these in-walls?
1 Answers
Hi Christian: Our best external Powered Subwoofer is the PS12 for pure power. The PS88 is more compact version if your looking for a smaller box. We also have two in-wall subs that will work but you need an external amplifier like our SMP250. One is our IWS10 and the other the the dual 8" IWS88. Both will perform better if you are able to build an enclosure to reinforce them in the wall. Note for the External Powered Sub woofers checkout our WSK-100 wireless sub woofer kit which gives you more options for placement of the Powered Sub woofers. TL/3941
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 20, 2016

Christian
from Mohnton, PA asked:
May 31, 2016
Does these speakers accept a bi-amping set up? See e.g. page 15 of https://www.eu.onkyo.com/downloads/1/1/9/1/6/21930815_916d4a5c9d.pdf
1 Answers
HI Christian: The MKW-850 are not setup for Bi-Amp. They have only a single input (+/-) that goes into the two way crossover that splits the signal between the High and low frequencies. A Bi-amp connection would have a dedicated input for the Low pass and a second input for the High Pass filter. Most speakers featuring a Bi-Amp connection have a jumper connecting the two in case you do not have a Bi-amp signal coming in. Make sure your Receiver is not set to bi-amp if you decide to use these speakers. TL/3905
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 1, 2016

Jeff
from Greensboro, NC asked:
January 23, 2016
If I am using the MKW-850's for my left and right front speakers, but the MK-IW550 LCR that I want to use for center channel won't fit horizontally between studs that are 16" on center, which is my better choice for a center channel: 1. The MK-IW550 LCR mounted vertically, OR 2. Another MKW-850 3. A third option? I will be using MK670 mounted in the ceiling for the rear speakers. Thanks!
1 Answers
Hi Jeff: All of our current rectangle LCR speakers were designed to fit in between two studs including the MK-IW550. The Cutout dimensions are 6-7/8" x 13-15/16". It is a tight fit and may take a little notching of the stud but you can see the cutout is the same for the IW545. The horizontal mounting of this speaker either under or over the TV is the best application. Good luck TL/3671
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 25, 2016

Maximiliano
from Brazil asked:
November 22, 2014
Hello, my name is Max, I am interested to buy MKW-850 frontal speaker, but I would like to know how to hold it into the wall, because I don`t have dry-wall, I have a brick wall. I am planning to outcut exactly as informed, but I don`t know how to hold it, could you please help me to find a way?
2 Answers
Hello Max, The speakers have dog-ear style clamps on the back (6 of them) that need a surface to clamp onto. Possibly you can install some wood or a bracket behind the brick? How thick is the brick?
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 26, 2014
Hello Max, The speakers have dog-ear style clamps on the back (6 of them) that need a surface to clamp onto. Possibly you can install some wood or a bracket behind the brick? How thick is the brick?
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 26, 2014

Sam
from Kernersville, NC asked:
April 14, 2014
Would I need to build a box to place these inside the wall or can I set them directly against batt insulation?
1 Answers
Hi Sam, These are open air speakers that do not require any kind of back box. They will be fine in the wall without the box. Thanks. -BM 2613
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 14, 2014

Ben
from Virginia asked:
February 9, 2014
Hi I try find information about our product : In-Wall Speakers OSD-MKW-850 with Kevlar Woofers In wall Center Channel Speaker MK-IW550 LCR . My question is that speakers are magnetically shielded and if not what should be safety distance between tv and speakers? Thank You
1 Answers
Hi Ben, The MKW-850s do have a magnet on the back. Since these speakers are in-wall speakers, that will help keeping a safe distance between speaker and tv. CS 2481
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 10, 2014

Dave
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
January 26, 2014
What is the continuous (RMS) power rating on these speakers? Is there a suggested amp output?
1 Answers
Hi Dave, The power handling for the MKW-850s is 200 watts so the RMS will be about 120 watts. 120-150 watts would be a goo amp output for these speakers. CS 2461
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 10, 2014

Kevin
from Phoenix, Arizona asked:
June 18, 2013
Can these speakers be used as outdoor speakers on a covered patio? They would be mounted above 10' high and well protected from rain and wind. However, I do live in Phoenix so they would see 110+ degree heat. If these are not suitable for outdoor use, can you please recommend something that can still be mounted in-wall?
1 Answers
Hi Kevin, Although the grilles are treated to prevent not rust, we don’t recommend installing MKW-850s outside or in extreme temperature conditions. This is one of our top of the line models with Kevlar woofers and if moisture did get in, it could damage the components. We offer four different ceiling speakers that are specifically designed for covered patios and moist areas like laundry rooms and bathrooms. These models are expected back in stock in mid July. 1989 MA/BM
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 24, 2013

Smokey
from Louisiana asked:
March 21, 2013
Can these speakers be mounted in the ceiling as well? Thanks
1 Answers
Hi Smokey, Yes, you can mount these 8” wall speakers in the ceiling or wall. Keep in mind that we carry a round version (MK850) of this speaker that typically installs in the ceiling. CL/MA1722
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 21, 2013

"chris"
from "houston,tx" asked:
December 28, 2012
My main room dimensions are 20' -0" wide by 30' - 0" in length with a gable ceiling height of about 14' - 0" @ center! The entire room perimeter has finished wain coat wood panel to a height of about 7' - 0" I would like to install your 850 wall speakers @ a height of 9'- 0" angled down for front speakers, install 650 speakers at rear angled down, intermediate ceiling speakers in middle of room, and either a center speaker or wall mount 850 near tv monitor, also, a sub will need to be placed somewhere throughout the room. I will be using a Yamaha 663 receiver for 7.2 surround. Do you think this configuration will be sufficient? Will the main speakers height of 9' 0 " (angled down) be sufficient?
1 Answers
Hi Chris: Couple of questions, 1) Is your ceiling angled on all sides or is it flat at both ends?. 2) Where will the TV be located , on the 20 foot or 30 foot wall? 3) Will the TV be at eye level or up high tilted downward? 4) Can you do a rough outline noting furniture (prime seating area? 5) 2 Subs are recommended and your AVR accommodates that, What Sub woofers are you planning on using? 6) The Yamaha Receiver is an excellent choice, any plans for 7.2 versus 5.1? 7) The Tweeters pivot on all speakers, what is the angle of the Ceiling where you are proposing to install, sounds intriguing? TL-1497
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 31, 2012

Ted Duell
from Sweden asked:
December 28, 2012
Hello, I'm planning to buy two MKW850 and one MKIW550LCR. My drywall if 1" thick and the wood stud behind is 3,75", is it deep enough or should I add an extra 1,75" wood stud behind the drywall? If I make a box inside the wall, which volume is the optimum for these speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Ted, The thicker 1" drywall will help with the depth behind both the MKIW550LCR and the MKW850 when adding an enclosure. We're assuming the drywall has not been installed yet and you have total access to the studs. A simple solution would be to install a 1/4" board 24 inches high and whatever your measurement is from stud to stud wide. Then place an additional 2 x 4 fire break above and below so you are isolating the speaker from the rear wall. Then add some fiber fill (the same material used to stuff pillows) in the cavity before installing the speaker. The 1" drywall in the front will provide reinforcement as well. Just cut out your holes and install the three speakers. Please let us know if this helps. TL/MA - 1495
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 28, 2012

David
from France - Bois-Colombes asked:
May 31, 2012
Configuration Home Theatre 7.1 What configuration do you recommande to me for a room of 42m▓ uses for home theatre and for night club ! Option 1 Front R/L MKW-850 Central IW750LCR Surround R/ L : MKW-850 Back Surround R/L MKW-850 Option 2 Front R/L IW750LCR Central IW750LCR Surround R/L : MKW-850 Back Surround R/L MKW-850 Thank in advance for your answers David
1 Answers
Hi David, The IW750LCR has been discontinued. The model we recommend instead is the MK550LCR which features the same spun Kevlar cone material and 1" Pivoting Aluminum Dome Tweeter as the MKW850 In-wall speakers you selected. This provides the ideal timbre match for not only the front stage but for the full system. I am a big proponent of using three of the dual woofer LCR speakers for front stage. Therefore, substituting the MK550LCR for the IW750 LCR would be a great option. Here are other options that might spice up your system. We recommend an AVR from Yamaha, the new RX-V673. This model may differ for France but the key is it features a 7.2 system which means it has two subwoofer outputs. This is critical to having enough low end information for anywhere in the room. A single subwoofer tends to have dead spots between the large sine waves that are output. A second subwoofer will fill in the dead spots. OSD Audio features a number of choices, from our new PS88 (less than 11" cube in size), to our front-firing PS-12 that could be built into an enclosure. The Yamaha RX-V673 also adds a feature that calls for two additional front speakers (we recommend the MKW650) mounted two feet to the right and left of the existing right and left speakers. This would play when certain DSP effects are actively creating what they call a 7.2+2 speakers. The receiver can also simulate this effect if you choose not to add the two extra speakers. However, the key is to address the subwoofer issue and I know Yamaha is not the only one promoting a 7.2 system. The ideal setup is really four sub-woofers with one in each corner, plus in a night club setting, the option of having too much bass (that can be turned down) is not a bad thing. I hope that helps, please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance. tim@osdaudio.com, Good luck! TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 31, 2012

Product Reviews

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56% Recommend this product (10 of 18 responses)
By Eddie Potter
North Carolina
December 29, 2014
Take your Time Installing!!!!!
First of all…let me clarify that I’m by NO means AT ALL an expert on speakers and sounds, but I have perfect ears and I know what good sound sounds like. I bought these OSD speakers instead of some definitive Technology ones, because these fit the budget more…a lot more actually. At the same time however, I didn’t want to sacrifice the sound quality. I looked at mono price as a nice deal for in wall speakers, and then I found OSD online in a google search. Looked at their products and they looked really nice and were 2-3 steps above the monoprice quality. I bought two 8” in wall speakers, center channel, and two angles ceiling speakers. The house was already wired for sound so I cut my holes and there were lots of studs in the way where I wanted to mount the speakers, but there were ways of getting around this and I must say it was quite an involved install, but still very easy for a weekend do-it-yourselfer. I only write reviews on products that are really good or really bad…because I feel like that’s when people should know what they are getting into…if the product is mediocre…then who really cares. I plugged up these speakers after making sure they worked beforehand…. A little about my setup: Non load bearing wall…each stud is 24” apart…no insulation…speakers are 78 inches apart and the center channel is right in front about 10 inches lower than all the other speakers. I had a whole roll of dynamat I used 8 years ago for my car and also some sound foam material…I used that on the inside of the walls behind the speaker and on the wall the speaker was mounted to keep any vibrations down and keep the sound projecting forward. I put a piece of 2x3 about 6 inches above the speaker so that the dog ears could still grab the sheetrock, and drilled pocket holes in the so that I could brace them to the adjacent studs. I used foam to fill and gaps and then used the dynamat material to seal it off. This created a complete enclosure around each speaker in the wall for better sound…now the sheet rock wasn’t so porous because of the mass loaded walls. Back to the speakers…The entire time, I was extremely pleased with the way everything was going, but I kept thinking to myself…what if I did all this work and the speakers sound like CRAP!!!!. Anyways…I kept the Receiver mounted on the wall close to the Speakers to keep a shorter wire. Both left and right speakers fell about 1 inch on a stud….I thought I was gunna cry, but then I had an idea…I cut off the dog ears on the left side for the left speaker and the right side for the right speaker and screwed the speaker right into the stud….WALA…now they were even MORE secure. Side note: DOG EARS…. They work perfectly fine, but THEY need TLC. When you first get the speakers….take a screw driver and tighten them up by hand and when they get SUPER tight back them out again and then go back to tightening them again…after about 3 tries they will loosen up and will be MUCH easier to work with…people who are impatient break them because they have no common sense to think that if something it TOO Tight…I should probably loosen it up a bit before I break it. Once wired, I turned on the receiver and plugged in my phone to get some tunes going. I played some simple songs to get the speakers to go through some excursions without anything harsh so that they can break in properly. First impression???...They sucked…my worst nightmare came true…they were so bad I almost broke my phone because I squeezed it so hard….and the right one sounded like it was already blown….WTF did OSD send me? I was so pissed I turned off the receiver and took out the speaker I thought was blown, and noticed that the speaker wire behind it had LOTS of slack so that could have been hitting the cone during the excursions. I mounted it back and problem solved…..but they still sounded…BLAHHH….so I continued to paint and do my upgrades on the new house we had just built…the next day I turned them on, and again they were ok but nothing to go crazy over…and at this point it had been about 13 hours of play time, and the disappointment had set in deep…I had higher expectations for these speakers….but how could I …they were so cheap in comparison right? The third day I went an continued to do some work I put on a Sam Smith song and started to paint some more…..Sam was singing a cover of Whitney Houston’s (HOW WILL I KNOW). I must had accidentally turned the volume up A LOT and it was freking loud….luckily it was just vocals and a piano…and I had an 8” sub running super-duper low….so as I started to paint and heard Sam sing…I peeked out from the corner of the other room in total SHOCK….ARE THOSE MY SPEAKERS????...clarity, richness, mids…I mean WTF…3 days ago I was ready to throw them away…and from what I heard here….they were rivaling Def Tech’s. I was a kid in a candy store again, and I was rockin’ all day to beats that I knew would test these speakers, and they performed beautifully being pushed only with 110 per channel. The room is roughly 32 feet x 19 feet with 9foot ceilings, and I didn’t even install the ceiling speakers yet. COMPLETELY filled the room with sound…but I can tell I will need two PS88 subs just to fill the gaps of bass, but the 8” sub was enough for me. In conclusion, I’m REALLY Fuggin’ happy Thanks OSD
ProsGreat Sound Price Quality Packaging
ConsSlow Shipping (but it was Holiday time)
By steven
Maryland
October 30, 2013
Rock Star speaker
Do not be fooled by the reasonable price. These speakers crank. I push them with 60 Watts RMS SONOS amp and they still want to keep going. I have heard speaker twice the price and would buy these three times over. I have been running them for about 3 months now with no complaints at all. Also have had a good experience with my order and support from OSD. Don't think twice , buy them...
ProsSolid bass, was worried I would need a subwoofer but found they had nice tight bass.
Consnone
Best UsesIn Wall, with standard insulation batting behind them to keep the sound moving forward.
By Scott
Lafayette in
August 25, 2013
Excellent sound
I like the way these sound for music or movies. I was scared to buy them at first but glad I did! I'm not an audio expert but I have owned some good name brand speakers like klipsch, infinity, MB Quart , Rockford fosgate and JBL. I would put these up against any of them and they are a better price.
By fabian rodriguez
beaumont ca
May 26, 2013
Bright and Clear
I always been reading good things about OSD,and man o man, these things surprised me!I replaced some Monoprice in walls and its a big improvement,i get responses from 20hz playing subwoofer test tracks from HSU(subs turned off) very pleased and now a believer
Prosall of it
Consno
By Retired Rick
Marietta
November 3, 2012
Clean and clear
Replaced a high end wall mounted system with the in wall MKW-850 system. Didn't loose any audio quality and cleared walls of eye distracting wall mounted speakers.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best UsesLarger Rooms, Home Theater
By RJ
Michigan
February 3, 2012
Nice speakers
The speakers sound great, very clear. Easy to install and looks great.
ProsAttractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesHome Theater
By Hairless Head
Madison, WI
January 8, 2012
Just Right
I was looking for an in-wall speaker that would sound good and not break the bank. I had tried another pair from a different supplier that had great upper and mid range, but lousy base. The MKW-850 hit a very nice balance.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Good Power Output, Easy To Setup, Attractive Design
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House
By William
Minneapolis, MN
December 12, 2011
Outstanding Value !!!
Product seems very solid and there were no surprises in its apparent construction and ease of mounting.
ProsEasy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup, Good Power Output
Best UsesBasic Systems, Home Theater, Home
By BigDog
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
November 30, 2011
Excellent Speakers
I have 4 pair in my basement, they sound GREAT at low or high volume. Sub-woofer makes these speakers sound even better.They sound as good as my Bose.Two of my friends are going to order them.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Good Power Output, Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, No Subwoofer needed
ConsNONE
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House, Home Theater, Larger Rooms, DJ / Mixing, Home
By Zelig
Saltspring Island, British Columbia
November 26, 2011
Spectacular
I replaced a set of B&W tower speakers with these in-walls, not expecting much, but wanted to declutter the living room. Seriously, these things blew the B&W's away. I have them hook up to a Velodyne subwoofer, and no kidding, the room is absolutely filled with distortion free music. Forget the price point on these. You would't do better than these paying four times the amount. Took me two hours to install (being very careful) I felt like taking the B&W badges off the front of the towers and gluing them to the grills of these in-walls. Thank you, thank you! Delivery was dead easy - arrived in week to Canada.
ProsGood Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Best UsesHome
By Anonymous
Undisclosed
February 28, 2011
This is one easy place to ...
This is one easy place to get great products at great prices without any problems. I ordered speakers, volume controls and speaker cables. All came on time and now that they are installed, they sound great! I had never heard of these folks prior to my order but will definitely recommend them to my friends and neighbors.
By Anonymous
Undisclosed
December 20, 2010
I love your home theatre ...
I love your home theatre OSD-MK-W850 200W in wall Kevlar speaker. It is easy to install and has the incredible sound with my home theater setup. I will recommend you to my family and my friends.
By Doug
Walkerton, ON, Canada
December 14, 2010
I am using these speakers ...
I am using these speakers as my rears for the home theater. I am very satisfied with them. If I had to do it again, I would have a pair as my front ones as well. The sound from them are incredible. Well worth the money!
By Jason
Kansas City
November 16, 2010
I absolutely love Outdoor ...
I absolutely love Outdoor Speaker Depot.com. I was able to install a whole house audio system with the help of the friendly staff at OSD. I have purchased all of my ceiling speakers, volume controllers, speaker brackets, indoor and outdoor speaker wire, a frog speaker, and a dual source, 8 zone speaker selector unit from Outdoor Speaker Depot. Every time I call in, the staff is always friendly and helpful no matter what type of question I have. They have excellent shipping as the order typically ships the same day and I receive it within a week of placing the order. I am extremely pleased with Outdoor Speaker Depot.com and will continue to purchase from them whenever I need new speakers or equipment for our system. Thanks a TON OSD!
By Danny
Denver, CO
January 29, 2010
I disagree the previous ...
I disagree the previous reviewer, for in wall speakers which donńˇ╗t have back box enclosure the MK-W850 give great bass. I installed them in my home theatre room and sound great either watching movies or listening music. Ińˇ╗m a custom installer and have been using Jamo and Speakercraft speakers before, these MK speakers definitely give them a run for the money.
By Alex
Undisclosed
September 28, 2009
Overall pleased with the ...
Overall pleased with the sound but a bit disappointed in the bass response from the 8ţ upgrade. I think this applies to all ceiling in wall speakers. The overall sound is what I═d expect from a 6.5ţ driver, so there═s no real benefit to having a larger driver with a larger footprint in the wall. If I were to do it again I═d go with the 6.5ţ drivers & add a small sub to tackle the lows below 80hz or so. A simple 8ţ or 10ţ powered sub (NOT in-wall) would balance it nicely. Apart from the sonic improvement, the smaller satellites would be less intrusive in the wall space. Given the limitations of the speakers, the sound they do produce is excellent & it appears to be very well made with quality ingredients.
By Greg
Undisclosed
July 21, 2009
Perfect matching for my ...
Perfect matching for my MK ceiling speakers. They can be played loud without distortion. Strong bass and very clear on highs - very balance speaker.
By Maury
Undisclosed
July 12, 2009
Items were delivered as ...
Items were delivered as promised and the quality is great. I intend to purchase speakers for the rest of the house from OSD. Thanks for a great product.