Cinema sound with MK Systems

For over 35 years, sound professionals have been using MK in both their studio and home systems. The Hollywood post production community has embraced the MK system as the 5.1 channel standard. As more professionals have an opportunity to hear it, the number of studios installing it increases. Well over 100 professional recording and mastering studio rooms in the music, film, and video fields are using MK systems as their reference.

So if you want to hear your movies to the same standard as the Hollywood screening rooms, this is the solution for you!

In the early ‘90s, pro use of MK speakers really heated up, led by Dolby Labs. During the development of the Dolby Digital discrete 5.1 channel surround system, several of Dolby’s key technical people heard the MK 5000THX system at Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Ranch, during the HDTV Grand Alliance listening tests. This led to Dolby acquiring a 5000 system, which they used as their reference speaker for the development of Dolby Digital. Dolby’s San Francisco labs and listening rooms have used MK since then, and the 150 system has become a fixture in Dolby’s Los Angeles and New York reference rooms.

MK speakers were also used for all of the industry demonstrations of Dolby Digital prior to the introduction of actual processors by individual manufacturers. The FCC Advanced Television Standards Committee (High Definition TV) uses MK in their laboratory and in a system that they use in overseas presentations to demonstrate the superiority of the American HD standard to countries that have not yet selected an HDTV standard.

And Dolby is not the only multichannel advocate using MK. Multi-channel music pioneer DTS employed multiple MK systems for their ground breaking re-mixes. In fact, if there’s one thing that Dolby, DTS, and THX can agree upon, it is that they all use MK speakers!

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