I measured 84 dB for 2.83v at 1 active, so those who want a more neutral and less warm sound can simply raise From the response I measured on its vertical axis, I reasoned that the MK442s would make for an exceptionally good speaker when used on its side. but never all three: low bass extension, high-sensitivity Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone Thank you for viewing the video. I do notice anything out-of-whack when I was actually listening to the MK442T’s The bottom line is that while it would be better if these The Dayton Audio well-rounded sound. What is also convenient about MK442T speakers were measured in free-air at a height of 7.5 feet at a 2-meter Got them off parts express. However, too much of the impedance curve is $228 gets you a space-conscious floor-standing speaker that looks nice and They had excellent center imaging and a good spectral balance. enveloping soundstage and a surrounding presence. SPL within this product line. As was mentioned before, these aren’t The MK402 and MK442 both use a ¾” silk-dome tweeter with ferrofluid cooling (the Dayton Audio TD20F-4). subwoofers with a high-pass filter on the speakers. Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program! I have been looking forward to re-watching the second season of “True Detective” and am glad that I could do it with speakers that can render it as naturally as these. of air. The MK442s sound good without even considering cost and without adding any caveats or conditions. these speakers for music are covered unless they want high SPLs in bass. Any AVR or amplifier should be able to run these speakers pretty easily. “Hoffman’s Iron Law” (named for Anthony Hoffman- the ‘H’ in KLH speaker Small speakers don’t usually produce much bass as a consequence of I should also note here that I tried the MK402 speakers in the near-field as speakers for my desktop PC setup. and above. However, while they can stay clean at relatively loud levels, they are most certainly not party speakers. The MK442 was a good Dayton Audio. want wide coverage, and this can be advantageous for a wide seating area to develop a loudspeaker along these lines but more powerful. Such a small diameter tweeter should have wide dispersion even at very high frequencies. These diminutive rear ported speakers have a 3/4" ferrofluid cooled soft dome tweeter coupled with a 4" treated paper cone midrange which has a large rubber surround. Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. narrow to be intrusive in listening to real-world content, but it is a blemish, speaker with good bass extension but hot treble, although the treble was easily At times, subwoofers were used to supplement the bass, mostly using a 100 Hz crossover frequency. While just a tad bright, they were easier on the ears than the MK402s, and I did not feel the need to equalize them or use a hard toe-in to alleviate the treble response. (sensitivity meaning how efficiently does the speaker turn electricity ability to move large distances in order to reproduce significant bass; preceding products in its series: the MK402 bookshelf speaker and MK442 There is only so much wattage a small bookshelf speaker can take before the woofer is beaten to death or the tweeter starts smoking. significant bass extension will not be very sensitive- and this The large wavelengths of air loud. In this graph we get a closer look at Many of you may know that there is now an “X” version of the 402 and 402BT with a refined crossover per Parts Express: Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf and MK442 Center Speaker Review. DAYTON, OH (January 30, 2019) – Building on the success of the MK442 center channel speaker, which was recently named Audioholics's 2018 budget bookshelf The voice coil is a 1”, four-layer CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) wound around an aluminum former for better thermal dissipation. It is also a speaker that attempts to squeeze real bass frequencies out of a small container which is never an easy feat. The MK402 is a small speaker designed for systems where space is at a premium and a subwoofer might not be in use thanks to its 60 Hz extension, which is unusually low for such a small speaker. penalties that such programs bring in upper frequencies. would like to see in the future is for Dayton Audio to expand on the work here Incredible bottom end for outdoor use. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, Copyright © 1998–2020 Audioholics, LLC. Audio do when less restricted by costs; if they can produce a speaker this good The grilles do hide the drivers, but that makes the speakers look a bit more plain. underdamped. the treble tone control up by 2 or 3 dB. I then threw in Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection,” a CD I have heard many times and was very familiar with. 4,6 mil Me gusta. The MK442 steps it up with an additional 4" driver in an MTM driver topology along with a more sophisticated crossover network and again sells for only $100/pair. Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. The most stand-out aspect in these curves is with this speaker is its jagged mid-bass response. The above polar This is actually closer to a Voigt tube - the “dead end” section of the chamber (on the front, below the two woofers) is resonating, and is not really part of the transmission line. pressure waves in low frequencies require a lot more air displacement They use a textured black vinyl finish that, combined with their chamfered front baffle edges, do project some sense of style. Dayton Audio. Dayton Audio recently announced two budget speakers in their product line up, the MK402 and the MK442. The advantage of these graphs is they can let us see broader What’s nice They were wrapped in plastic for protection against moisture and scuffs. Remember that Audioholics gave them a best cheap speaker nod in 2018. The above graph The ports have only slight flaring. That will take a big load 4,6 K J’aime. The MK402s put on a very impressive reproduction considering their cost. Their positive succeeded by some other minor dips and peaks above that point. bothered me in the mid-bass, but I am guessing that Dayton Audio could have When considering that they only go for $100 a pair...well, I am listening to a pair as I type this, and they are astonishingly good for the price. 19 คนกำลังพูดถึงสิ่งนี้. are not a large speaker and will not have a major physical presence in a The MK402s caught all the bass that this album had to offer as well. In this time window, some resolution is lost below The MK402 is a 2-way ported design with a 4" midbass driver and .75" soft dome tweeter and sells for a meager $69/pair. Dayton Audio. Of course, the MK442 center will carry the burden of a surround sound mix in “True Detective,” and I can report that it executed the dialogue well. I reasoned that a speaker with a small diameter tweeter like the MK402s would have a very wide dispersion, so a more severe toe-in would be needed to make a real difference in the sound. Sound right? A movie that I watched with the MK speakers was the 2011 science-fiction thriller “Source Code,” a very polished and highly-regarded film that has a sound mix with a good balance of dialogue, effects, and music (if you haven’t seen this under-rated movie yet, do so immediately). Much of the movie is set aboard a train with stretches of dialogue and tense music punctuated by bomb explosions. The grilles use a ½” thick sheet of MDF with cut-outs for the drivers and covers everything in an acoustically transparent fabric. There is also a resistor intended to pad the tweeter since the tweeter has a higher sensitivity than the woofer. Since I have subs located throughout the room, I was able to set the crossover point higher than 80 Hz without having bass localization issues, and such a high crossover point is undoubtedly beneficial for a small bookshelf speaker like the MK402. Dayton Audio’s claimed 40 Hz extension spec for the MK442T does pan out than higher frequencies to maintain the same loudness level. of the horizontal dispersion of the MK442Ts is its very wide coverage. The measurements were The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing That is related to a rule of thumb within the speaker industry called The MK402 was an extraordinarily high-value small bookshelf These are not bad looking speakers. Photo courtesy of Dayton Audio Review by Jim Wilson Introduction The subject of this review is the Dayton Audio MK Series speakers; the MK402 bookshelf and matching MK442 center channel. Some bookshelf speakers do not hold their far-field sound in the near-field and so do not sound good at this close distance. The thing is I didn’t rather elevated treble, the MK402s especially. obtained a more linear response with similar extension by just using a Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. equipment doing the duty it is designed for. distance from the microphone, with the microphone raised to a 10’5” elevation doesn’t really dip below 5 ohms. The MK442 uses a more sophisticated 8-element crossover that has four capacitors, two inductors, and two resistors for an 18dB/ octave slope high-pass filter on the tweeter and a 12dB/octave low-pass filter on the woofers. Impedance doesn’t really dip below 5 ohms. Audioholics.com note: small diameter woofers must necessarily be relatively heavy, and that The most severe portion of this ragged response occurs below the but that is a given due to their design. Dayton Audio 6.5" Outdoor Speakers. I used subwoofers for most of this album, and when I did switch the subs off and ran the speakers full-range, they did struggle by running into some audible port turbulence and distortion. “Beyond the Infinite” has a production quality that exceeds that of typical techno music, but still keeps things boisterous and fast. It is intended for setups in close proximity to the listener, and it looks like it would be a good fit for a system with simple electronics, i.e., a small amplifier and no bass management. After listening to the 402BTX some more last night, I think they may still have a bit of an elevated treble response, but not to an annoying or harsh level. portray amplitude, and this allows the use of a purely angle/frequency axis Another limitation They look very nice for a budget speaker Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? TheMK442T speakers arrived very well-packed especially when considering the price.We have seen much more expensive speakers arrive in lesser packing then this,so it’s always reassuring attention to detail when a manufacturer gets thisright. limitation is the dynamic range, but this isn’t really a criticism since these speaker that is small but has high sensitivity will not have any real notice, but the peak would probably be noticeable were this speaker compared They don’t weigh a lot and are easy to move if needed- and that At 9.5” high, and about 6” wide and 7” deep, it is on the small size for bookshelf speakers. I kept the aggressive toe-in angle that I used in my home-theater system to alleviate the heightened treble and listened to a variety of content, mainly music, computer games, and television shows, and I enjoyed the MK402s as desktop speakers. James Larson is Audioholics' primary loudspeaker and subwoofer reviewer on account of his deep knowledge of loudspeaker functioning and performance and also his overall enthusiasm toward moving the state of audio science forward. If Dayton Audio had said this is a 6-ohm speaker, I would not have argued with that spec. It isn’t enormously heavy either, at 5 lbs. One disc I listened to was the deluxe edition of the original soundtrack for “Aliens” by James Horner, a famous score which really needs no introduction. numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the I did not try to push them to club-loud levels, and they wouldn’t have survived long if I did. The difference may be attributable to Dayton Audio’s measurement of These are not bad looking speakers. memo to novice speaker buyers, as those who are more experienced in audio will That small size does have a penalty; it doesn’t get as loud for the same amount of electrical current as a larger speaker would, all other things being equal. have good coverage over a wide seating area. They can get loud, just not blazing midrange response, although that does come at the expense of output at 10 kHz A their size and the laws of physics. In the end, I would say that Dayton Audio has produced another winner. Dayton Audio claims the MK402 and MK442 has usable bass down to 60 Hz, which is quite a feat from a 4” bass driver. To gauge how well the MK402’s and MK442 deal with dialogue intelligibility, one program that I watched with them was the first two episodes of the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” series. Audioholics GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/GOFUNDAUDIOHOLICS You like home theater systems but don't have the cash on hand to really go all out? attributes don’t stop with the sound. It looks to me like the bass driver forms the heart of this particular speaker; it has the sort of build quality that I would expect to find in a speaker at twice this price. The packing was reasonably good considering the cost. The speakers come double-boxed with sturdy polyethylene foam blocksholding the speakers at the top, bottom, and middle. is a high-Q null at 300 Hz followed by a peak just under 400 Hz. sensitivity and real bass ability has to be large by necessity. This should give the Thanks for the clarifications. I would be very Instead of using Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. I suspect that they didn't tune the transmission line correctly - and that is what is causing the midbass dropout? They were wrapped in plastic for protection against moisture and scuffs. and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings. Its beefy motor uses a ¾” tall, 3” diameter magnet with a vented pole piece. Today I’d like to share with you guys, some of the components that make up my 7.2 surround system. woofer diameter would have to compensate for its small size with an For my own tastes, Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Jun 18, 2015 - Dayton Audio ND90-8 3-1/2" Aluminum Cone Full-Range Neo Driver 8 Ohm speaker projects sound out at a very wide angle, as was promised by its design. Got 'ya. They I hope it will be functional by the end of the week. Instruments had reasonably good separation. The high production values and frantic pace of “Source Code” make it a fine choice for evaluating a sound system. Well, I've got my son building me a new computer and I figured the new computer should have decent sound. speaker that has a full sound and is not fatiguing to listen to for long This a 2-meter distance in a wide open area). weight penalty means it takes a lot more energy to move the driver to Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. Internal bracing in such a small cabinet is probably overkill, so the omission of bracing here isn’t a worrisome matter, especially at this price point. From listening and comparing a pair of MK442s to a pair of MK402s for stereo music listening, I think that the extra cost for a pair of MK442s is well worth it. The MK442 is its corresponding center channel speaker. The scoring below is based on each piece of Perhaps a good but it may be something that is more readily apparent in an A/B comparison with achieve the same loudness levels. the null centered just below 300 Hz. And a speaker that is small but also has Automated room correction programs like Audyssey may be able to trim the peaks It is the Dayton Audio TCP115-4. cases, it may be advisable to run that kind of program on these speakers, but ability to reproduce bass. that we can see a spectral tilt toward lower frequencies. I started off with some vocal music since an errant reproduction of the human voice is fairly easy to detect. Dayton Audio. Madonna’s vocals sounded very good, as did much of the instruments, but I did sense a heightened sibilance in the vocals and a more forward presentation of the higher-pitched percussion such as snares, hi-hats, and cymbals. Lively top end is how I would characterize them. The MK442T is a great choice for those who that can offer new insight regarding these speakers’ behavior. If my math is right, the 18V 2A power supply can only deliver 36 W. Assuming 90% amplifier efficiency, that would translate to 16.2 W/ch. In my approximately 24’ by 13’ listening room, I set up the speakers with stand-off distances between the backwall and sidewall, and equal distance between speakers and listening position, with speakers toed-in toward the listening position. The dialogue was clear as were effects sounds and music. nonetheless. perfect- no loudspeaker of such a modest cost could be- but were very good for listeners will still get a relatively full sound even past a 70-degree angle. stretches. into sound), and small enclosure size. It is there to protect the drivers and make the speaker look more innocuous. I pushed the MK402s to loud, though not uncomfortably loud, levels, and I probably exceeded their stated power handling specs a bit. for $228/pair, what could they cook up for $500 to $600 a pair? Scenarios for such a product would be a desktop stereo system, a small system for a shelftop in an office or bedroom, or a bedside system. Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program! Plastic wrapping protectsthe speakers from moisture. One thing to note is the ragged response at bass frequencies. This is more of a aren’t intended for large rooms or really loud volume levels. Follow our new Pinterest account at pinterest.com/audiogurus. Come to find out I left the Dayton Audio MK442's hooked up from the night before. They did improve after some equalization too when I applied a shelf filter that rolled off the top end starting at 4 kHz and bottoming out at 7 kHz which lowered the treble by 5 dB thereby giving the sound a warm signature. It also allows the user to Audioholics also took a long look at using a pair of the MK442 center channel speakers ($50ea) in upright orientation as a pair of stereo speakers. of the product in question. The packing was reasonably good considering the cost. Get the Audioholics AV Gear Guide Ebook FREE! relative to speakers’ positioning. way, it’s not a tough load for amplifiers, despite its official specification. The dip would be difficult to As the measurements suggested, these sound very good when used standing on its side for a vertical alignment of the woofers. They are perfect for bedrooms, office rooms, media rooms, So, I did not push these to reference levels. The grilles do hide th… have to give Dayton Audio credit for trying something different here, even if I Below that dip, the response is smooth, with a gentle taper from Season two of this very dark noir series was not as well received as the classic first season, but I contend that it is still a terrific watch and, for me, very absorbing and atmospheric. proportionate effect at all angles. affordable speaker that’s much more easy-going. However, I do think they would get loud enough to satisfy most people, so long as they are not placed in a large room. 200 Hz and accuracy is completely lost below 100 Hz. is a much greater convenience than most people realize. Dayton Audio’s impedance spec of 4 ohms turns out to be rather conservative. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. James Larson is Audioholics' primary loudspeaker and subwoofer reviewer on account of his deep knowledge of loudspeaker functioning and performance and also his overall enthusiasm toward moving the state of audio science forward. the pricing, and the MK442T is likewise an excellent value. transmission line’s resonant frequency that occur when transmission lines are off the woofers which are the bottleneck in this regard. too low for the MK442T to be said to be an 8-ohm speaker. Another aspect of its that make them very easy to listen to. The voicing on the MK442Ts is The softness of the rubber here is a good idea for damping since this small speaker has a relatively long-throw bass driver that can play to such low frequencies where rigid feet would likely cause audible vibration on a hard surface. The MK402 speakers use a four-element crossover network with a 2.5 kHz crossover frequency: an inductor and capacitor are used for a 12dB/octave low-pass filter on the woofer, and a capacitor is used for a 6dB/octave high-pass filter on the tweeter. While I did criticize the This looks worse on paper shows the electrical behavior of the Dayton Audio MK442T speakers. speakers; in our review of their bookshelf and MTM counterparts, they had Read our review to see how they managed to produce a quality speaker at a ridiculously low price! The MK402s and MK442 came packed in a cardboard box with two thick foam pieces sandwiching the speakers which protects them from shock and gives them space from the sides of the box. almost an opposite. Get the Audioholics AV Gear Guide Ebook FREE! sounds good. speakers had a flat bass response, these flaws aren’t enormously audible. It should be kept in mind that, at a six-foot distance, I did have them placed closer to the listening position than the ten feet distance that I normally give speakers, but that is the kind of concession that has to be given small speakers to retain a good dynamic range. In this review, we take a look at both speakers to better understand what type of performance to expect for what amounts to a cost less than most audiophiles spend on speaker cable. said this is a 6-ohm speaker, I would not have argued with that spec. It’s an easy-going Four small, soft rubber discs serve as feet. There are even line channels, the same volume all the way through - my Linaeum LT1000 are an example of this. Center Channel: C452-AIR F-Left/F-Right: T652 … smooth yet detailed listening experience for which we at Audioholics awarded it Now let’s talk We will look at both these aspects when we examine its groundplane low-frequency response and also off-axis response measurements. systems with that ability are probably not usually going to be paired with Some forms of room For me personally, I would rather have bit of liveliness over dullness. In fact, at 50 and 60-degrees, the MK442Ts have a nicely flat Overall, the MK442Ts sound good, and I can say that without the caveat of “for change occurs at a frequency where a typical treble tone control becomes into high-fidelity. These look to be MK442T a relatively ‘warm’ sound that might also be described as ‘laid-back.’ I It has a relatively low resonant frequency for such a small cone with a stated Fs of 53.8 Hz. in the bass response, but even then, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s worth the breadth is replaced by depth in order to achieve the same displacement While they can probably get loud enough for most people, these speakers are not going to satisfy head-bangers. 4,6 tusind Synes godt om. These speak… Music is also beautifully recorded and has some folk music performances in a grim and sad style that compliments the show. The MK402 and MK442 speakers are a nearly textbook case of getting a full sound out of a small size. The key component in this goal is the woofer and its bass extension ability; it will need some specific qualities towards achieving this end. There are tapered channels - some get larger toward the vent opening, and others that get smaller. As was mentioned before, it is a bit too We do I borrowed a CD copy of “The Very Best of Diana Krall” for this purpose. It features a 4'' woofer that extends to the low-frequency range and a 3/4'' tweeter that produces high … don’t think it was quite one-hundred percent successful. that was level with and aimed at the tweeter center. a neutral speaker or perhaps something with hot treble. This is why downs, and, as always, I will start with the downs. The cone is made from treated paper with an inverted dustcap. For me, its best attribute is its frequency Dayton Audio is positing the MK402 as an affordable yet still high-fidelity speaker by stressing its heavy-duty woofer, chamfered edge baffle, a crossover that is more than just the barebones high-pass filter (“more than just a Capacitor” says Dayton Audio's literature), and ¾” soft dome tweeter. That is OK with me as I prefer a warm sound over a hot It is attached to the front of the speaker with plastic pegs. FANTASTIC sound! 30-degree angle. know that this kind of design won’t blow the doors off their hinges. It’s a bookshelf speaker that could fit on many people’s desktop setup. than it sounds in practice, in fact, I didn’t hear anything that particularly So I ordered the DTA-2.1BT2 100W 2.1 Class D Bluetooth Amplifier + MK402X 4“ 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair + The MKSX4 Four 4” Driver Low Profile Passive Subwoofer. tweeters are small and bass drivers are large. Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. For it to be a transmission line, the drivers would have to be at the closed end, and the entire length of the transmission line would extend to the opening. There are a lot of variations on transmission lines. The above graphs watts and my measuring in voltage. They use a textured black vinyl finish that, combined with their chamfered front baffle edges, do project some sense of style. We like what we are seeing here with the Dayton Audio MK402BT Bluetooth speaker for such a modest asking price. However, sufficient dynamic range for most users. The MK402s and MK442 came packed in a cardboard box with two thick foam pieces sandwiching the speakers which protects them from shock and gives them space from the sides of the box. typical room. After measuring the acoustic behavior of the MK442 in free-air testing, I was quite impressed with its behavior on its vertical axis. This album sounded legitimately good on these $70 speakers! With the pair of MK402s and a MK442 that Dayton Audio has sent us for review, let’s now try to answer that question. a budget speaker.” They are simply enjoyable to listen to with a pleasing, controllable with systems that had a treble tone control. If I didn’t know, and someone had told me the sound that I heard during “Source Code” was coming from small bookshelf speakers with 4” woofers, I would have been very surprised. the MK442T is my new favorite among the MK speakers due to the warmer voicing sound. I would have guessed that the small form-factor of the MK402s would be beneficial for listening at this distance, and I was right. This is an energetic techno album with world music influences from 1995 (I bought this not long after it came out, but it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago- am I getting old?) They are harmonic resonances of the speakers in this price range. value center speaker but an outstanding value as a vertical LCR that granted a didn’t get a particular sense of warmth in my own listening to these speakers, Dispersion does tighten up above 10 kHz, so those who want that very high Its suspension system uses a 3” diameter spider along with a ½” wide surround; a very brawny surround for a 4” woofer! groundplane measurements (where the speaker and microphone are on the ground at The Dayton Audio MK402X bookshelf speaker pair has the same amenities as the popular MK402 but an upgraded, more refined crossover delivers a smoother, non-fatiguing high-end. way to sum up the Dayton Audio MK442T is to look at it through the lens of the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating It is never too late to start! However, as I mentioned before, room acoustics in and are probably the nicest looking entry-level tower speaker out there. What could Dayton Dayton Audio specified the MK442Ts as However, too much of the impedance curve is too low for the MK442T to be said to be an 8-ohm speaker. Some good news is that there is a relatively good correlation between the Impedance or any other small/medium sized room where space is at a premium. here. The MK402 and MK442 speakers reproduced “Source Code” very nicely. While there is a downward tilt in the response, I didn’t think they roughly equal to: Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating. meter. Dayton Audio. The farther these speakers are away from the listening position, the greater the disadvantage they will be at for reproducing loud sound cleanly. As was mentioned previously, there are some chamfered edges on the front baffle, but this appears to be done more for the sake of style than to reduce baffle diffraction because it still leaves quite a bit of surface surrounding the tweeter which is where diffraction would be at its most severe. 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