MK442T 4" 2-Way Transmission Line Tower Speaker Pair

Quick Overview

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed MK402s and the award winning MK442s, Dayton Audio continues to raise the bar in the budget speaker arena. The Dayton Audio MK442T transmission line tower speakers take advantage of quarter wave enclosure tuning to accomplish bass extension unheard of in this price range and form factor. With clean extended bass, full rich midrange, and smooth articulate high frequency response the MK442Ts create a soundstage that is sure to impress.

Product Highlights

  • Transmission line enclosure allows for high fidelity low frequency response
  • 80 watts RMS, 160 watts max power rating
  • Pair with MK402 bookshelf, and MK442 center channel speakers for a timbre matched home theater system.
  • Impressive dispersion of this speaker allows it to be used in many configurations
  • Attractive textured, black vinyl finish that stands out
  • 4 ohm impedance is compatible with most receivers and amplifier

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio MK442T User Manual

Buying Options

The Dayton Audio MK442Ts continue the motif of elegance and sophistication. All while sticking to the budget friendly sensibility that makes Dayton Audio a true value. This attractive 2-way speaker featuring dual 4" woofers and a 3/4" tweeter all packed into precision engineered transmission line enclosures will make many rethink their concept of what a budget speaker system is capable of. Great for music reproduction or even creating a complete timbre matched home theater setup; just add a pair of MK402 bookshelf speakers, an MK442 center channel and a powered subwoofer like our SUB-1500.


Superior Sound Through Engineering

The MK442Ts utilize a quarter wave transmission line enclosure. This proven loudspeaker technology makes it possible to produce deep articulate bass with smaller drivers and lower profile enclosures. Compared to a traditional bass reflex cabinet a transmission line is able to produce lower bass without the worry of port resonance and turbulence. This means better bass, lower distortion and a smaller footprint.

Beauty More than Skin Deep


The MK442Ts feature an attractive textured, black vinyl finish that stands out at first glance. The cabinet offers a unique geometric design that offers aesthetics not commonly found in this price range. The grill is removable and made with a high-quality black cloth that discretely obscures the most appealing features of this design, the drivers.

Elegant 3/4" Silk Dome Tweeter


The 3/4” tweeter offers superior off axis response which helps create a large, engaging soundstage. The low mass diaphragm offers an exceptionally flat frequency response. This along with the low distortion neodymium motor system ensures that high frequency content is reproduced as transparently as possible.

Impressive Low Frequency Extension from a 4" Woofer


The MK442Ts use the same 4” treated paper cone woofer as the critically acclaimed MK402 and award winning MK442 speakers. This 4” treated paper cone woofer boasts a 1” diameter 4-layer voice coil offering improved power handling and low frequency response. An extended pole piece creates symmetrical magnetic field for lower distortion. The large rubber surround allows for high excursion, all this equates to focused and accurate mid frequencies and impressive low end bass extension.

More Than Just a Capacitor


The crossover featured in the MK442T utilizes a 3 kHz, 2nd order low pass and a 3rd order high pass section. The board is then affixed to the rear of the recessed terminal cup which features a pair of 5-way gold-plated binding posts. The crossover was designed and optimized to deliver the smoothest, flattest frequency response possible.



Design: 2-way dual 4” transmission line tower speaker
Woofer: Dual 4" high excursion driver with a treated paper cone
Tweeter: 3/4" soft dome
Finish: Black vinyl
Power handling: 80 watts RMS/160 watts max
Impedance: 4 ohms
Frequency response: 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB 1W/1m
Crossover: 3 kHz, 2nd order low pass, 3rd order high pass (acoustical slopes)
Terminals: 5-way gold plated binding posts
Dimensions: 38.1" H x 5.7" W x 9.6" D*
*Depth includes removable grill


Model Number MK442T
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 848864053714
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 40
Product Weight --
Product Height 38.1"
Product Width 5.7"
Product Length --
Product Depth 9.6"

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