Loudspeaker company M&K Sound Co. has been taken over by a new team, headed up by longtime M&K distributors Per Becher and Asger Bak. Put under creditor jurisdiction in February, Becher and Bak acquired M&K's intellectual property (brand name, trademarks, Websites etc.) in July.
Effective October 1, M&K's U.S. operation began with audio industry veteran Chris Minto (pictured) stepping in as VP/managing director. Minto had been with the old M&K for seven years as the company's professional division director. “Our focus,” says Minto, “will be to maintain and even improve M&K's product and service quality. We intend to provide the best possible listening experience to the audio professional and to the home theater enthusiast alike.”
Other M&K alumni joining the new company include chief design engineer Chris Hagen and electrical engineer Jordan Arnos. In addition to new product development, Hagen will also oversee M&K's new service department.
Contact the new M&K Sound Co. in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at www.mksoundsystem.com.