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post #31 of 152 Old 05-24-2011, 08:07 AM
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What about scandyna.
http://www.scandynashop.com/default.aspx
With free delivery to the usa, just bought me 4 minipods 1 cinepod and one svs sub. Wow what great clean sound. If you dig the design go for it. Very nice speaker that will beat any orb, focal sat if you ask med. Went from monitor audio ti these. And alot better sound
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What about scandyna.

Never saw those before. Thanks for the link. The styling isn't for me though. How do they sound?

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Never saw those before. Thanks for the link. The styling isn't for me though. How do they sound?

They sound great. Very clear and precise. Had some monitor audio before som 180hd and 90hd.
These just looks og sound better. Go louder and plays with more debt. The clearness of these speakers are exellent and make me cry. For 10 years ago these speakers were build in the usa and called blueroom. Google it there is alot about them. It was the production manager of B&W who designed them over at blueroom after he finished the Nautilus series
http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speak...6_1594crx.aspx
After some years blueroom sold these speaker to Scandyna and still beeing produced by hand in Denmark, and now for sale in the usa again. Hope this clears some up
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I'd sure wonder how musical the Mirage NanoSat speakers are with that immersive 360 degree diffused sound. And how do you get a warm, rich sound from a titanium tweeter? Something that they claim. I've never heard of a warm sounding dome tweeter period.

Their MM-6 Subwoofer is overpriced and looks a lot like the Cambridge Audio X200 that cost $399.

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Well, that's disturbing! I had no idea.

Oddly enough, I'm surprised and not surprised at the same time. I had done a review of Orb Audio's Classic Two. In it I pointed out the fact that not everything is Made in America -- the subwoofer is clearly made in China. Now I see this picture. I'm not a real happy man.


Just checking - what exactly is the issue with what's going on in the picture that's so disturbing? Is it the huge wall chock full of pot references or just the super-informal setting in general? Apart from that (which doesn't concern me much if at all), what's the problem?

Looks about like I would expect a small-company operation to look like...

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Just checking - what exactly is the issue with what's going on in the picture that's so disturbing? Is it the huge wall chock full of pot references or just the super-informal setting in general? Apart from that (which doesn't concern me much if at all), what's the problem?

Looks about like I would expect a small-company operation to look like...

Guess you and I have a different perception.

When I see a website touting how "We manufacture our Mod1 and Mod2 satellites in California by a team of skilled craftspeople with substantial experience in the industry. By selling direct to our clients, we can afford to spend money on quality, American manufacturing." (bold emphasis added by me) I have a mental imagine that coincides with the textual description. For me that picture, and all it implies, aren't what I would expect to see.

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Yeah - I suppose it is a question of perception. Truthfully, a bunch of stoners doing the limited amount of work required to assemble the parts of the Orb speakers doesn't bother me that much... lol

Really - you're essentially gluing a prefabricated driver and mesh grille into a pre-fabricated enclosure and soldering a couple terminals to the prefabricated speaker jacks. There's not crossover, so I assume there's minimal soldering required. I don't know too much about it - just assuming here.

I agree it's not necessarily a great perception for the company to get out there, but for a quirky company located in California to have stoners employed there doesn't shock me.

I didn't mean any offense - was just curious if there was something else I was missing.

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Look at the Tannoy Arena, and KEF HTS3001, too.

IMO, the KEF eggs are the best of the baby-speaker lot right now.

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I agree it's not necessarily a great perception for the company to get out there, but for a quirky company located in California to have stoners employed there doesn't shock me.

I guess taken in that context it makes sense. After all, CA is the land of fruits and nuts.


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I didn't mean any offense - was just curious if there was something else I was missing.

None taken.

I guess my perception would be closer to what you see here. While these photo's were more carefully cultivated it's closer to what I presume is the image most would think of, given how it's described.

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Look at the Tannoy Arena, and KEF HTS3001, too.

Thanks for your suggestions.

The Arena's were actually on my list for the next update, which I'll be doing this week. The HTS2001 is already mentioned, but I can add a plug for the 3001 as well.

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Look at the Tannoy Arena, and KEF HTS3001, too.

IMO, the KEF eggs are the best of the baby-speaker lot right now.

Why are they "The Best" right now?

Orb speakers are made and assembled in the United States with the exception of the driver which is outsourced from China and assembled here.
Maybe, this is what they need to state on their company Web page.

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Added 6 coaxial and 11 single driver speakers.

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I stumbled upon another one to add to your list.
Though, they might be a Pyle of crap.

http://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PCB3BK/...eaker-In-Black

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PCB3BK-10.../ref=pd_cp_e_2

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Yup, got that one. It was part of the updates on 5/6/11.

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Hi Jim,

Just wondering - what did you think of the Fujitsu range of eclipse speakers?

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Yup, got that one. It was part of the updates on 5/6/11.

Now, how'd that happen?!
I skimmed over that list.
Call me Blind Melon Head.

I thought I'd let everyone know that Jim talked me into getting a few Minx Min 10's to try out.
They should arrive this Friday.

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Just wondering - what did you think of the Fujitsu range of eclipse speakers?

Yup, I did find those -- they were added on the 5/26 update. Interesting speakers, appearance wise anyway. Weren't those used by Skynet when the Terminators wanted to jam some tunes? Wonder how it would look with a bunch of "sound pods" in my livingroom? I'd love to hear them though, but sadly they aren't sold in the US.

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I thought I'd let everyone know that Jim talked me into getting a few Minx Min 10's to try out.
They should arrive this Friday.

Actually, I forced him into it. But that's merely semantics.

And you will post a review, correct? Hint, hint...

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And you will post a review, correct? Hint, hint...

Sorry, I'm no reviewer but I will Post my thoughts, and probably in a Minx Thread. I might need to start an "Owners" Thread if they are any good.

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Hi Jim,

Found these in the UK - Fatboy Speakers from Fatman - just so you know!

http://www.fat-man.co.uk/docs/produc...rs_Mk_II.shtml

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Getting ready to hook up the Minx Min 10 speakers I received yesterday. I was out all day and was so tired when I got home, I almost didn't open the box but I persevered. They come packaged in a cubed shaped box. Upon opening, the manual was right on top, the speaker is sandwiched between two pieces of Styrofoam and rapped in a white soft cloth for protection. Nice touch! They weigh a lot for such a small speaker but I'm sure it's due to the excellent build quality. So far, I like the looks and build better than the Orbs or Gallos I had before them. Plus, they're smaller I will hook them up this afternoon and give them a work out with some proper test signal to help break them in. Immediately, one thing I noticed is that the manual states that the Min 10 & 20 have the same specifications, and play down to 130 hz. Their Website states 140 hz for the Min 10. I don't care because I'll be using a 150 hz crossover. I'll report more later on today.

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Found these in the UK - Fatboy Speakers from Fatman - just so you know!

http://www.fat-man.co.uk/docs/produc...rs_Mk_II.shtml

Thanks Bazzy. That is a new one. I'll add those on the next update.

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Immediately, one thing I noticed is that the manual states that the Min 10 & 20 have the same specifications, and play down to 130 hz. Their Website states 140 hz for the Min 10. I don't care because I'll be using a 150 hz crossover. I'll report more later on today.

They got a real good review, in Home Theater Magazine - I believe they
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They got a real good review, in Home Theater Magazine - I believe they measured -3db at 143hz.

Would you happen to have a link? I just searched the site for 'cambridge audio', but wasn't able to find the article.

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Would you happen to have a link? I just searched the site for 'cambridge audio', but wasn't able to find the article.

It is in the current magazine issue - it has not hit the internet yet.
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Hi,

Here's a couple of "reviews" for the Linx speakers - a bit short but at least something!

http://www.whathifi.com/review/cambr...udio-minx-s325

http://www.whathifi.com/review/cambr...udio-minx-s215


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Listen to Bazzy.
He's an expert on the Orb's because I taught him well.

Hi!

You may have taught me well Oh wise one but I am not a audiophile Jedi yet! Hmmm, much to learn have I!!

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Hi,

Heres another minx review but from the USA:

http://www.avguide.com/review/cambri...system-tpv-102

& links to more:

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/conten...e=Minx+reviews

Not sure if these would be better than the respective Orb Mod1 & Mod 2 set-ups as the drivers are smaller but will wait earnestly to see what Master Perpendicular reports!

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Heres another minx review but from the USA:
http://www.avguide.com/review/cambri...system-tpv-102

A good review - Cambridge is serious about sound.

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