Originally Posted by ben1029
I've been reading this thread and some of the reviews, and I have decided to go with a minx system. I'm not sure what combination of speakers to go with, so I was hoping for some advice! I live in a small apartment and the I'll be listening in and L-shaped room, the living area being 13'x15'. Can I get away with an X200 for my small apartment, or should I spring for the X300? I'm thinking of starting out with some min10s, and build onto it with min20s in the future. I'm looking at the marantz nr1602 as far as AVRs go; I haven't seen any mention of them in this thread...any recommendations on a receiver in the $400-600 range?
Hi there i live in a small flat myself and when buying the minxs i was determined to get either the x500 or x300 without even considering the x200, if your not looking to upgrade the sub in the future and you want hard hitting bass then i would plump for the x500.
If you want very good deep taut bass but on a lesser scale then the x300 would be the ulitmate choice.
I had been fortunate to have tried both to know that the x500 was to much for my flat regarding bass but everybodys different. The x300 in my case was the better compromise and i'm not left wanting more when it comes to bass.
I think the marantz 1602 would pair well with the minxs, i actually owned a 1501 myself and had it not have went into protection mode i would still have it.
After that happened i decided to try a denon and i'm equally happy with that.
One thing i would give to marantz and that is they know how to shine when playing music giving a warm sound and i think that in combination with the minxs would be a very good pairing.
Deciding on speakers i think the min10s would be fine as a start if you were looking to eventually move to min20s in the future as there is a difference between the too with the min20s giving that extra bit of volume.
Remember to use the auto calabration if you do indeed decide to buy the marantz hope this helps.