dynamic range for most people. 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. 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. These speak… That is related to a rule of thumb within the speaker industry called that was level with and aimed at the tweeter center. 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. interested in seeing what they could do with a three-way design capable of higher I should also note here that I tried the MK402 speakers in the near-field as speakers for my desktop PC setup. The most severe portion of this ragged response occurs below the 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. Any AVR or amplifier should be able to run these speakers pretty easily. One thing to note is the ragged response at bass frequencies. above-average packing. penalties that such programs bring in upper frequencies. In this graph we get a closer look at I started off with some vocal music since an errant reproduction of the human voice is fairly easy to detect. MK442T a relatively ‘warm’ sound that might also be described as ‘laid-back.’ I The dialogue was clear as were effects sounds and music. Dispersion does tighten up above 10 kHz, so those who want that very high individual raised lines to illustrate amplitude, polar maps use color to But before we get into the woofer, let’s talk about the MK402’s diminutive size. nonetheless. this review to a close, I want to briefly list some of the MK442T’s ups and Audioholics GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/GOFUNDAUDIOHOLICS You like home theater systems but don't have the cash on hand to really go all out? 4,6 mil Me gusta. At 9.5” high, and about 6” wide and 7” deep, it is on the small size for bookshelf speakers. Follow our new Pinterest account at pinterest.com/audiogurus. Its suspension system uses a 3” diameter spider along with a ½” wide surround; a very brawny surround for a 4” woofer! After measuring the acoustic behavior of the MK442 in free-air testing, I was quite impressed with its behavior on its vertical axis. shows the Dayton Audio MK442T’s low-frequency response that I captured using shows the electrical behavior of the Dayton Audio MK442T speakers. downs, and, as always, I will start with the downs. If Dayton Audio had Come to find out I left the Dayton Audio MK442's hooked up from the night before. controllable with systems that had a treble tone control. Copyright © 1998–2020 Audioholics, LLC. The above graphs Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, Another aspect of its lacked detail or sounded at all muffled or shaded. attribute is the trade-off that Dayton Audio makes with the MK402 bookshelf speaker and MK442 center speaker. want wide coverage, and this can be advantageous for a wide seating area portray amplitude, and this allows the use of a purely angle/frequency axis The MK442 should be a bit more capable since it has two woofers. watts and my measuring in voltage. or any other small/medium sized room where space is at a premium. The cone is made from treated paper with an inverted dustcap. Don't confuse these with the single woofer MK402X- the added driver and crossover changes work a whole lot better on the 442's. 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. but it may be something that is more readily apparent in an A/B comparison with Another limitation of the product in question. I do Read our review to see how they managed to produce a quality speaker at a ridiculously low price! into high-fidelity. While I did criticize the And a speaker that is small but also has The MK402 was an extraordinarily high-value small bookshelf Dayton Audio. They can get loud, just not blazing 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. However, while they can stay clean at relatively loud levels, they are most certainly not party speakers. $228 gets you a space-conscious floor-standing speaker that looks nice and Perhaps a good If the response of the dispersion is smooth and even, then the speaker should sound good nearly anywhere in front of it. The MK402 and MK442 both use a ¾” silk-dome tweeter with ferrofluid cooling (the Dayton Audio TD20F-4). 4.5K likes. The ports have only slight flaring. It isn’t enormously heavy either, at 5 lbs. Dayton Audio’s claimed 40 Hz extension spec for the MK442T does pan out the null centered just below 300 Hz. 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. This makes the MK442Ts a good The packing was reasonably good considering the cost. These aren’t enormously sensitive speakers, breadth is replaced by depth in order to achieve the same displacement The above polar speaker that is small but has high sensitivity will not have any real 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. underdamped. Buyers can have As the measurements suggested, these sound very good when used standing on its side for a vertical alignment of the woofers. Below that dip, the response is smooth, with a gentle taper from There are even line channels, the same volume all the way through - my Linaeum LT1000 are an example of this. As with the Diana Krall album, imaging was surprisingly good. So, I did not push these to reference levels. Audioholics GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/GOFUNDAUDIOHOLICSHere is a quick list of loudspeakers that influenced me the most as a budding audioholic growing up. The voice coil is a 1”, four-layer CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) wound around an aluminum former for better thermal dissipation. What is also convenient about way to sum up the Dayton Audio MK442T is to look at it through the lens of the response which is not terribly neutral but still pleasant. directly to one with a flat response in that range. with this speaker is its jagged mid-bass response. Dayton Audio. I borrowed a CD copy of “The Very Best of Diana Krall” for this purpose. Thanks for the clarifications. I repositioned the speakers to have a strong toe-in angle, which put me about 30 degrees off-axis with the speakers’ aim crossing well in front of me. Hi Kurt, To put it simply, the situation with the Qts of any type woofer or driver to be used as a woofer in a box, as per my own experience, is as follows: If the driver is to be used in a ported enclosure and you want it to have a very good low frequency response, the woofer should have a low Fs and a Qts ideally between 0.4 and 0.45. choice if you have listeners seated off to the sides. good as if not better than anything else in its price range. way, it’s not a tough load for amplifiers, despite its official specification. Dayton Audio's new MK442T tower speakers at $228/pair feature a transmission line enclosure for bass. pleasant sound is its very wide and relatively even dispersion which creates an well-rounded sound. But, they did not lose their composure and sounded clean and strong throughout. Overall, the MK442Ts sound good, and I can say that without the caveat of “for resonances of the transmission line. response has a low-Q peak around 2.5 kHz but that settles down outside of a Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. The voicing on the MK442Ts is notice, but the peak would probably be noticeable were this speaker compared DAYTON, OH (January 30, 2019) – Building on the success of the MK442 center channel speaker, which was recently named Audioholics's 2018 budget bookshelf affordable speaker that’s much more easy-going. succeeded by some other minor dips and peaks above that point. Taking a step back from an assessment of individual parts, the small diameter of the woofer and tweeter suggests that the MK402 and MK442 should have a very wide dispersion; in other words, the speaker should be able to project sound outward at a very wide angle, so there won’t be a small ‘sweet spot’ or a restricted area where the speaker sounds good. In this time window, some resolution is lost below 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. However, have to give Dayton Audio credit for trying something different here, even if I They had excellent center imaging and a good spectral balance. 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. This is why The foremost feature 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. These look to be that we can see a spectral tilt toward lower frequencies. There are tapered channels - some get larger toward the vent opening, and others that get smaller. Dayton Audio’s impedance spec of 4 ohms turns out to be rather conservative. about the MK442T’s positive aspects. Measurements have been of air. ability to reproduce bass. Brass had a vivid shimmer, tympanies had a convincing thud, and the string sections provided an unsettling melody for the more tense passages. I think it is a good trial for dialogue intelligibility because of how abridged and elliptical the dialogue can be at times even though it is well-recorded. We do know that this kind of design won’t blow the doors off their hinges. speakers; in our review of their bookshelf and MTM counterparts, they had Well, I've got my son building me a new computer and I figured the new computer should have decent sound. the product of the year among budget bookshelf speakers. The MK402 and MK442 speakers reproduced “Source Code” very nicely. They were wrapped in plastic for protection against moisture and scuffs. tweeters are small and bass drivers are large. Got them off parts express. That is a real bargain. The MK402 and MK442 speakers are a nearly textbook case of getting a full sound out of a small size. I did not try to push them to club-loud levels, and they wouldn’t have survived long if I did. Dayton Audio recently announced two budget speakers in their product line up, the MK402 and the MK442. So how well do the MK402 and MK442 accomplish their mission of being small speakers with meaningful bass extension and high sound quality for their low cost? 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. No room correction equalization was used. The most stand-out aspect in these curves is The above graph they aren’t as audible in complex content. MK442T speakers were measured in free-air at a height of 7.5 feet at a 2-meter would like to see in the future is for Dayton Audio to expand on the work here In my opinion, their chief 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. achieve the same loudness levels. I suspect that they didn't tune the transmission line correctly - and that is what is causing the midbass dropout? see a few ripples from 200 Hz to 400 Hz which are more evidence of the pipe A grille like this, which essentially protrudes from the front baffle in front of the tweeter, is bound to cause extra diffraction which isn’t going to do the sound any favors. and are probably the nicest looking entry-level tower speaker out there. Instruments had reasonably good separation. The MK442 was a good speaker with good bass extension but hot treble, although the treble was easily and above. At times, subwoofers were used to supplement the bass, mostly using a 100 Hz crossover frequency. speaker projects sound out at a very wide angle, as was promised by its design. 30-degree angle. 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. I decided to go for something that could push the system more with a higher crest factor (ratio of peak value to RMS value in the waveform, i.e., it’s more continuously louder) than orchestral or lounge music, so I brought in Juno Reactor’s “Beyond the Infinite”. One thing I 19 talking about this. Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. 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. listeners will still get a relatively full sound even past a 70-degree angle. distance from the microphone, with the microphone raised to a 10’5” elevation very good for a budget tower speaker with a solid response down to 40 Hz. have good coverage over a wide seating area. in-room. proportionate effect at all angles. 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. gated at 11-milliseconds. Diana’s voice sounded vibrant and rich, and I did not sense anything amiss. However, too much of the impedance curve is too low for the MK442T to be said to be an 8-ohm speaker. Before bringing These are not bad looking speakers. They were wrapped in plastic for protection against moisture and scuffs. The glossy black tweeter and beefy surround on the woofer along with its concave dustcap give the MK402 and MK442 speakers a somewhat brawny look for small speakers. Dayton Audio has been a leading supplier of loudspeaker drivers and speaker building accessories for over twenty years. 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?) The scoring below is based on each piece of 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. equipment doing the duty it is designed for. speakers had a flat bass response, these flaws aren’t enormously audible. They use a textured black vinyl finish that, combined with their chamfered front baffle edges, do project some sense of style. Automated room correction programs like Audyssey may be able to trim the peaks Everything I own is off the shelf. The drawback of that is the moving components of long-throw, The measurements were The grilles do hide th… off the woofers which are the bottleneck in this regard. about this is that budget speakers tend to have hot treble, so here is a very I pushed the MK402s to loud, though not uncomfortably loud, levels, and I probably exceeded their stated power handling specs a bit. company name) that states a speaker can have only two of the following 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. While there is a downward tilt in the response, I didn’t think they Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? rather elevated treble, the MK402s especially. the treble tone control up by 2 or 3 dB. Dayton Audio claims the MK402 and MK442 has usable bass down to 60 Hz, which is quite a feat from a 4” bass driver. I would have guessed that the small form-factor of the MK402s would be beneficial for listening at this distance, and I was right. 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. into sound), and small enclosure size. The grilles do hide the drivers, but that makes the speakers look a bit more plain. Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program! Much of the movie is set aboard a train with stretches of dialogue and tense music punctuated by bomb explosions. Such a small diameter tweeter should have wide dispersion even at very high frequencies. significant bass extension will not be very sensitive- and this 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. That will take a big load The on-axis It is also a speaker that attempts to squeeze real bass frequencies out of a small container which is never an easy feat. sufficient dynamic range for most users. One of the regrets I have in coming to this hobby late in life is that I never built a pair of speakers myself. is a much greater convenience than most people realize. groundplane measurements (where the speaker and microphone are on the ground at transmission line’s resonant frequency that occur when transmission lines are Imaging was very good, as good as I have heard on much more expensive speakers. for $228/pair, what could they cook up for $500 to $600 a pair? said this is a 6-ohm speaker, I would not have argued with that spec. A driver with a small these speakers for music are covered unless they want high SPLs in bass. All Rights Reserved. individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating “Hoffman’s Iron Law” (named for Anthony Hoffman- the ‘H’ in KLH speaker What is interesting is Dayton Audio specified the MK442Ts as depict the MK442T’s direct-axis and horizontal dispersion out to a 100-degree Both the MK402 and MK442 are rear-ported with the MK402 using a 1" diameter port and the MK442 using a 1.5" diameter port. “Beyond the Infinite” has a production quality that exceeds that of typical techno music, but still keeps things boisterous and fast. 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. With the pair of MK402s and a MK442 that Dayton Audio has sent us for review, let’s now try to answer that question. fatigue from too much treble ought to give the MK442Ts consideration. Lively top end is how I would characterize them. 4,6 K J’aime. 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. here. memo to novice speaker buyers, as those who are more experienced in audio will Now let’s talk their size and the laws of physics. A speaker that has high Get the Audioholics AV Gear Guide Ebook FREE! The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. This Audio’s impedance spec of 4 ohms turns out to be rather conservative. 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. Article by Audioholics The MK402s put on a very impressive reproduction considering their cost. It has a relatively low resonant frequency for such a small cone with a stated Fs of 53.8 Hz. This looks worse on paper There is also a resistor intended to pad the tweeter since the tweeter has a higher sensitivity than the woofer. The MK442Ts should be very easy to listen to, and those who get hearing This should give the speaker that has a full sound and is not fatiguing to listen to for long than it sounds in practice, in fact, I didn’t hear anything that particularly midrange response, although that does come at the expense of output at 10 kHz enveloping soundstage and a surrounding presence. subwoofers with a high-pass filter on the speakers. The difference may be attributable to Dayton Audio’s measurement of 4,6 tusind Synes godt om. 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. of the horizontal dispersion of the MK442Ts is its very wide coverage. They don’t weigh a lot and are easy to move if needed- and that It’s an easy-going Audioholics Store | We have changed our name to Audiogurus! SPL within this product line. 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. raggedness of the mid-bass might be disguised by normal room acoustics. pressure waves in low frequencies require a lot more air displacement in the bass response, but even then, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s worth the 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. sensitivity and real bass ability has to be large by necessity. that make them very easy to listen to. The large wavelengths of air aren’t intended for large rooms or really loud volume levels. Its beefy motor uses a ¾” tall, 3” diameter magnet with a vented pole piece. It’s a bookshelf speaker that could fit on many people’s desktop setup. 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. response anyway. I asked Dayton Audio to send me another MK442, so I could listen to them as a stereo pair in that orientation. Copyright © 1998–2020 Audioholics, LLC. We will look at both these aspects when we examine its groundplane low-frequency response and also off-axis response measurements. However, as I mentioned before, room acoustics in Sound right? Got 'ya. Four small, soft rubber discs serve as feet. numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the the MK442T is my new favorite among the MK speakers due to the warmer voicing The MK442T is a great choice for those who and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings. However, too much of the impedance curve is The grilles use a ½” thick sheet of MDF with cut-outs for the drivers and covers everything in an acoustically transparent fabric. smoothed at a 1/12 octave resolution. In the end, I would say that Dayton Audio has produced another winner. I would be very 200 Hz down to 40 Hz below which the response falls off at a much more rapid It is attached to the front of the speaker with plastic pegs. The MK402s caught all the bass that this album had to offer as well. 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. 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