S7horton, LOL!! Yep, I seem to be the M&K cheerleader on the forum. It's true that they don't really exist as far as the high-end is concerned. They make zero effort to advertise. They don't release new products every year. They've been doing the same thing for several decades. They are very pragmatic.
I had never heard of them until a few years ago when I started looking for a subwoofer. I remembered that Richard Hardesty had picked them, along with Vandersteen and Bag End, as the best music subs when he had done his 2 year sub review for Widescreen Magazine.
I visited with Barry Ober the M&K support/sound guru quite a bit. I bought the M&K MPS-5310 sub and LFE-4 bass management controller without ever hearing them to mate with a pair of Spendor S8e speakers. That went so well that when I started looking to build a system for my office I thought I'd try a pair of M&K monitors. Again, I bought them without hearing them -- simply on reputation. For less than $600, the CR-2401s were so close to my Spendor S8es that I decided to replace the Spendors with the M&K reference monitors. So I bought a pair of S-150 THX without hearing them. At $1000 less than the Spendors, I was amazed at how much better the M&Ks were.
The pro audio dealer I have made all these purchases from was selected strictly on location. He's in Austin, TX and I'm six hours away in Lafayette, LA. I've never met him, but I would now consider him a friend. Very nice guy.
I hope this clears up any questions about my enthusiasm for M&K products. I think they make excellent products at very reasonable prices. Customer support has been excellent as well.
All the best,