8-in LF cone, vented; 1-in exit HF compression driver, horn-loaded.

MK8196i Passive 2-Way Full-Range Loudspeaker


The MK8196i two-way loudspeaker system sets the new standard in installation performance by solving the chronic problems of compact two-way loudspeakers. Yet it’s size is actually smaller than many of the compact two-ways it outperforms.

The HF horn loading the 1-in exit/1.5-in voice coil compression driver is larger than most traditional compact two-way horns. This extends pattern control lower into the midrange than would otherwise be possible and allows the horn’s pattern to overlap the woofer’s pattern in the critical crossover area.

Advanced beamwidth matching crossover point selection transitions between the subsystems exactly where the HF horn’s  90° (h) x 60° (v) coverage pattern matches the woofer’s pattern. This eliminates the beamwidth mismatch that creates off-axis voids in the crossover area of traditional two-way systems.

The internal passive crossover/filter network uses complex, asymmetrical slopes to integrate the subsystems and goes beyond merely dividing the signal to perform critical equalization functions.

  • System includes an 8-in woofer and a 1-in exit/1.5-in voice coil compression driver on a 90° x 60° CD horn
  • Internal passive crossover/filter network allows powering by a single amp channel while smoothing power response
  • Beamwidth optimized crossover points eliminate off-axis voids through crossover
  • User-rotatable horn lets you “rotate the enclosure around the horn” to mount them vertically or horizontally



Transducer: LF – 1x 8 in. cone;  HF – 1x 1-in exit/1.5-in voice coil compression driver on CD horn

Loading: LF – Vented; HF – Horn-loaded

Operating Mode:

Amplifier Channels: Single-amp LF/HF

External Signal Processing: High pass filter; DSP w/2-way filters


Operating Range (-10 dB, Hz)

60Hz – 18KHz

Axial Sensitivity (1W @ 1m, dB SPL)

Full Range: 95

Power Handling/Impedance (Watts @ Ohms)

Full Range: 300 @ 8

Calculated Maximum Output Peak (dB SPL)

Full Range: 126

Calculated Maximum Output Long Term (dB SPL)

Full Range: 120

Nominal Coverage (degrees)

Horizontal: 90

Vertical: 60


Full range



MK8196i Black 0031636

MK8196i White 0031663

MK8196iMT 128W Black 0031695

MK8196iMT 128W White 0031700

MK8196iMTPL-WP 128W Black 2036432

MK8196iPL-WP Black 2035763

Accessories Part Number
U-Bracket MK8100 Black, UBKT81
U-Bracket MK8100 White, UBKT81

Dimensions (inches/millimeters)

Height: 19.75/502

Width (front): 11.75/299

Width (rear): 6.00/152

Depth: 11.03/280

Trap. Angle (degrees per side): 22.5

Weights (pounds/kilograms)

Net: 31/14.1

Shipping: 34/15.5