CEDIA EXPO 2008 wrapped up just a few days ago in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, and the show stealer turned out to be loudspeaker manufacturer MK Sound. CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) is the No. 1 show in the residential electronic systems industry, and many of the estimated 25,000 attendees were thrilled to see MK Sound had returned as one of the more than 500 exhibitors.
Abt was recently appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for MK Sound consumer products, and store president Mike Abt reports that “many people came up to our booth at CEDIA and told us that MK coming back was the most exciting thing at the show. MK Sound has a cult following with custom installers and industry people, and they said they haven’t been able to replace MK and were very glad to see us again. Sound designers used MK speakers when mixing the movies Iron Man, Star Wars, and King Kong, to name a few.
“We had the three MK Sound company owners from Denmark working the booth and a sound room at the Sheraton Suites. Everyone who went to hear the products was blown away. They sound a bit better because of the better crossovers (a means of separating frequencies so they can be rendered most efficiently). They also looked better with a laser cut cabinet and nice round edges on many models. MK is back with fewer models but the core is all there.”
Asger Bak, co-owner of MK Sound, explained his company’s relationship with Abt. “We met with Mike Abt at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January and were immediately impressed by the scope and seriousness of their operation, which still manages to retain the atmosphere and sensibility of a dedicated family business. The fact that 90% of their current turnover is repeat or referred clients speaks volumes for their integrity.”
Mike Abt added: “This new relationship will benefit both companies and provide U.S. retailers with easy access to MK Sound’s fine products through our knowledgeable and experienced sales force. We look forward to a close and long-standing relationship.”
Click here to see the exclusive line of MK Sound speakers available at Abt. —by Graham W.