Dayton Audio Nails Affordability With Its New MK402 Bookshelf Speaker
(February 12, 2018) Dayton Audio has announced an exciting new bookshelf design that’s both space and wallet friendly. The all-new MK402 carries an MSRP of $70 and can be purchased directly from both Parts Express and Amazon.
The MK402 is a two-way design featuring a 4” treated paper woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter, managed by a simple crossover utilizing a 2.5 kHz 2nd order low pass and a 3rd order high pass (both utilize acoustical slopes). Overall frequency response is rated down to 60 Hz. The speaker is relatively demanding, power-wise, with a sensitivity of 84 dB (40 Watts RMS / 80 Watts max, 4 ohms).
Externally, the MK402 is sized (9-1/2” H x 5-3/4” W x 6-5/8” D) to offer supreme placement flexibility. Its lightweight cabinet (10.5 lbs) sports an attractive baffle with an angled design, a durable black vinyl finish, and a front peg-mounted black cloth grille. The rear of the speaker houses a small rear-firing port and two five-way binding posts.
"The goal was to create a bookshelf speaker with excellent build and sound quality for under $70.00," says Dayton Audio Product Manager Judd Baker. "We designed the speaker for smooth sound experience that minimizes listening fatigue and maximizes sound quality. The form factor is small enough that it could be used for desktop listening, yet features enough presence to fill rooms of significant size in such a way that rivals larger speakers in even home theater applications."
Dayton says a Bluetooth enabled version of the MK402 (MK402BT) and a center channel (MK442 Center Channel) are scheduled to hit the market in March 2018.
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