Elite Mk2

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£2,500.00£2,550.00

The new Elite

Our middle of the range speaker with external crossover, the Elite really is a game changer in the domestic speaker market.  Massively over built the Elite takes audiophile listening to a new level with fantastic dynamics low distortion and great bass thanks to our DTLPS system, each pair hand built and matched for superior sound quality.

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The crossover unit has also been further upgraded by the use of new stainless steel terminal panels and silver plated copper terminals, the whole unit is hard wired internally with The Missing Links Slingshot Evolution cable taking the performance to a whole new level of sound accuracy.
The Elite Mk2 speaker system has also had a substantial upgrade to ensure it keeps ahead of the field. The new speaker features a brand new tweeter with a smoother flatter response both on and off axis and an extended range right up to 40khz, we have also upgraded the bass driver to a new polypropylene cone which gives less distortion and cone breakup than the old paper cone unit and offers greater power handling.

Introducing our all new Elite Mk2.

The new Elite Mk2 builds on the success of our original design.

Again we listened to what our customers had to say and more importantly their partners said about the design.  The original crossover units had a run through system by which the cables came in at one side and out of the other, however this was in most cases impractical for most living spaces and definitely not very wife friendly.  The new Mk2 crossover units have all the terminals for connection on the rear of the unit making for a much tidier look and the addition of the mounting dock to stand them on vertically also gives a much more modern stylish look to the system.

The crossover unit has also been further upgraded by the use of new stainless steel terminal panels and silver plated copper terminals, the whole unit is hard wired internally with The Missing Links Slingshot Evolution cable taking the performance to a whole new level of sound accuracy.

The Elite Mk2 speaker system has also had a substantial upgrade to ensure it keeps ahead of the field.  The new speaker features a brand new tweeter with a smoother flatter response both on and off axis and an extended range right up to 40khz, we have also upgraded the bass driver to a new polypropylene cone which gives less distortion and cone breakup than the old paper cone unit and offers greater power handling.

We have made the cabinet slightly bigger to take account of the changes in drive unit specification the cabinet is now 15mm deeper than the original Elite.

Sound quality and performance.

The new Elite is more capable than ever and can deliver room filling sound from the modest sized enclosure, the 24db Bessel design crossover ensures that the drivers are always in control and are performing at their optimum.  The crossovers use ultra-high quality capacitors and lead shielded resin cast air core inductors for ultimate performance and sound staging, being external crossovers they do not suffer from any mechanical or electrical interference from the speaker system which further improves the sound quality from the Elites.

What strikes people the most about the Elites when they first hear them is the size and scale of the musical performance they deliver.

Our DTLPS system is a ground breaking design, DTLPS stands for Dual Transmission Line Port System which sends the rear output from the bass driver through the folded internal cabinet and then into a rear pressure chamber where it then exits the cabinet through twin ports at low velocity, this gives you the scale of a transmission line with the flexibility of a sealed box design, without the disadvantages of a ported enclosure, the Elites can happily be placed as close as 150mm from the rear wall without any problems.  Ideal placement is between 150 and 600mm from the rear wall on 700mm stands.

Cabinets are finished in furniture grade real wood veneer and come in a range of finishes, standard finish is Oak, the cabinets have our unique cover tidy away position which allows the cover to be removed from the front of the speaker and placed on the inside side of the speaker cabinet, special magnetic holders keep the cover in position and it also aids diffraction further enhancing the stereo image from the speakers, the new Elite really is simply better.

Additional information

Cabinet Colour

American Black Walnut, Black Oak, Luxury Red Walnut, Oak

Specifications

Description: 2 way external crossover DTLPS system
Enclosure type: DTLPS
HF drive unit: 25mm damped chamber silk dome
MF / LF drive unit: 165mm Polypropylene cone
Sensitivity: 89dB for 1 watt at 1 metre
Crossover point: 1.8 kHz
Frequency response: 35 Hz to 40 kHz
Typical in-room response: -3dB at 35 Hz
Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
Impedance minimum: 6.8 ohms
Power handling: 20 to 150 watts unclipped programme
Terminals: Silver plated copper
Cabinet (HWD): 310 x 187 x 292mm
Finish: Oak
Weight: 7.5 kg each
Stand height: 700mm (not supplied)

Crossover unit: 1.8khz Bessel
Slope: 24db per octave
Capacitors: MKP 400 and 630VDC 3%
Inductors: Lead shielded resin cast air core copper
Terminals: Silver plated copper
Cable Crossover and speaker: Missing Link Slingshot Evolution
Size: (HWD): 205x31x85mm
Weight: 5kg

2 reviews for Elite Mk2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’d heard a lot about the Kralk speakers and first got to hear them at the North West Audio Show in 2016. The speakers were the BC30s. They blew me away.
    I went to the Kralk demo room earlier this year to hear the mk1 Elites. These were truly stunning. Completely blew away the large floorstanders I had back at home in every way.
    When the mk2s were announced I was in the fortunate position to be able to buy some.
    They were delivered and set up by Kralk for me. Straight out of the box they sounded brilliant. It brought my whole system alive. You don’t hear the speakers you hear the music. Detail is fabulous and the bass is amazing (which was always a concern when going from large floorstanders to stand mounts).
    I’ve not heard any sub £5000 speakers that seriously challenge these.
    Thank you Kralk Audio.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had been looking to replace my stand mounted speakers for over a year when I started reading about the Kralk Audio DTLPS-1 Elite Loudspeakers on a Facebook group and became interested. I spoke with a few friends from that group, namely Mr. Ken Stokes and Mr. David Robson, and they assured me these speakers were head and shoulders above any other stand mounted speaker they had heard. I wavered on purchasing them because I live in Chicago and visiting Kralk Audios’ demo room was marginally inconvenient, my number one rule in buying anything audio related is listen before you buy.
    After a few months of discussion in the group, I contacted Alan and after a few emails, I decided to take the plunge and purchase them, unheard. Even my wife questioned my madness. While Alans’ portion of the build went well, I ordered ETI Research Binding Posts from Australia (that took 5 weeks to arrive), and silver and silver hybrid internal speaker and crossover wiring from Boban Djurdjevic at Gekko Cables that took a few weeks to be made and arrive at Alans’ shop.
    In the end, the results are spectacular! I waited for the requisite 200 hours of run in before posting my review. When they first were hooked up, I initially noticed the great treble response, the cymbals on the track I was listening to, shimmered as cymbals should. The upper registers of the piano sounded totally accurate. I was mesmerized. As the weeks wore on, the treble smoothed out just a bit, but remained superb. The midbass driver needs some time to run in, and some volume to achieve a sound not represented by the relatively compact cabinet. The dual transmission line configuration throws out outstanding bass that has me imagining a much larger speaker. The speakers disappear and the sound and soundstage is fantastic. The sound emanates from far beyond the outside edges of the cabinets when called for, yet the center image is focused and quite amazing. I am wholly hooked.
    The speaker and external crossover fit and finish are superb in red stained walnut, I believe Alan refers to it as the Luxury Red Walnut finish. The colour is all I imagined it to be, and glows in the sunlight. The external crossover is almost as heavy as the speakers, a testament to its overbuilt quality.
    To say that I’m extremely pleased with my Kralk Audio Elite speakers would be an understatement. They perform beyond my expectations and I am totally thrilled with the results. I looked at several other loudspeakers but always walked away feeling something was lacking, with the Elites, my quest has ended with sublime sound. Highly Recommended!
    Great job Alan, thank you for all your perseverance and hard work! Cheers!

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