Impressive M&K (Miller & Kreisel) 12″ Powered Subwoofer
Radique’s Take: Easily one of the best sounding 12″ acoustic-suspension subwoofers we’ve ever auditioned here. Sound is extremely tight and musical, power is almost shocking for this conservatively rated M&K.
The V-1250THX is a square acoustic-suspension (sealed) enclosure with a convex, perforated metal grille that adds a bit of shape. Because the grille doesn’t resonate, it’s one of our favorite designs. It’s also an effective deterrent to curious pets and toddlers.
The M&K also uses MDF covered in black lacquer. Inside, the enclosure offers more than adequate internal bracing to inhibit loss due to cavity flex. The 12-inch frontward-firing woofer is powered by an internal 150-watt amplifier. The rear panel features a 0- to 180-degree phase switch and a variable output control with 0-dB, +3-dB, and “Reference” markings. The output can also be fixed at the THX reference level. There are low-level inputs only, although a toggle switch activates or bypasses the internal 80-Hz/24-dB-per-octave low-pass filter.
M&K V-1250THX: • THX-certified for 2,000-cubic-foot rooms • Classic design • Quality 12-inch woofer • Stylish appearance
Amplification Type: Active
Speaker Driver Diameter: 12″
Amplifier Distortion: Less than 0.03% from 20 to 125 Hz at full output
Nominal Output Power: 125 Watt RMS
TYPICAL ROOM RESPONSE: 20 – 125 Hz
Connectivity Technology: wired
Crossover Frequency: 50 – 125Hz
Magnetic Shield: Yes
Controls: subwoofer cut frequency, subwoofer phase, volume
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D): 18″ x 15 1/4″ x 23″, Weight: 44 lbs
Only $595 for this great sounding, solidly built 12″ subwoofer from M&K.