Speaker systems designed by Australia’s Krix have been installed in more than 3000 commercial cinemas worldwide, and the company has always been at the forefront of bringing that cinema sound to the domestic home movie theatre.
With the new Series MX, Krix has created a unique modular system for screen speakers — left, centre, right and two subwoofers together as a single front soundstage solution, to be installed behind an acoustically transparent screen.
The five speaker modules in each of the two MX systems are the same height and depth, with acoustically absorbent material built in across the front baffle, so it’s ready to go out of the box, making installation and wiring “a breeze”.
The MX solution utilises the concept of the infinite baffle wall, something cinemas have been doing for years, once Scott Krix had introduced them to the concept — he pioneered the concept in Adelaide’s Capri cinema before disseminating its success around the world. Employing the same technology and components found in Krix commercial cinema speakers, the two new systems use efficient bass drivers and Krix’s patent-design horns and waveguides “to give you the direct cinema sound that you previously only used to
get at the movies”.
The MX-20 system is recommended for room depths of four to seven metres — the five modules are each just 295mm deep, while the full system measures 2.21 metres wide and 1.22 metres high (see diagram above).
The MX-30 is the larger system, suitable for room depths of five to 14 metres, still only slightly deeper at 335mm but now 2.865 metres wide and the same 1.22 metres high (see above).
Both systems are expandable for larger screen sizes by adding low frequency absorption spacer modules to go beyond the minimum width, spacing out the left and right screen channels to increase the soundstage. Placing the spacers asymmetrically around the centre channel will offset the two subwoofers, further helping reduce room nodes.
We hope to examine one of the first Series MX installations in an upcoming issue.
More info: www.krix.com.au