Originally Posted by Baswazz
It took me a couple of days to read the whole topic.
I would like to thank Perpendicular, JimWilson & Bazzy for the great effort they have put in to this.
I am really pleased Cambridge Audio is following this topic as-well. It shows it does care and respect the customers. That's a really positive sign. However i hope there will be a little more input from CA in the future.
The last years i am used to listen music and watching movies with the use of a Bose Lifestyle 18 set.
Now i getting my own place and i thought, one of the important things i need is great sound. So this is high on the list. I hear a lot of friends saying they want great sound but after a few years being on their own, they still watching movies though their tv speakers. Or buying a cheap set because they can't afford it anymore. So i want to avoid going in that direction.
I was quite sure to go with Bose again (T10), only after reading, a lot of people are saying you can get a lot of more for less money, i decide to take a dive.
After some searching i first strumbled on Orb Audio. Only there are 2 negative points they are on the market for quite some time now, and i can only order them from America. This will bring up some extra costs as i am living in The Netherlands and makes it difficult to demo.
Then i struggled on Cambridge Audio Minx. Reading this topic i am aware now that there are more competitors. But as you guys may say the Minx are quite unique.
I have listened to a demo of the Min 20, X200 and X300 sub in my local store. It was just 2 Minx 20 on stands. It did not gave me a satisfied feeling because i only heard music (it was not attached to a TV) and it looked like it did not have many play hours and it definitely was not calibrated.
My budget is about 1200 euro with a max of 1600/1700 euro.
If i decide to go with Minx, i think i will go for the Minx 20 or 21 (5.1) if the budget allow it and a X300 sub as in the store i heard the difference between the the X200 and X300.
If i will move to a bigger place i think it will benefit this choice.
Unfortunately i haven't found any comparison between the Minx 10/11 20/21 yet. Would be worth the extra money?
Off-course the Minx will not do much without a receiver. The last 2 days i am reading about AV receivers. Now i understand why you guys are saying: you can get a lot more for less money.
I was thinking to go for a Denon Receiver. Why Denon? I am a DJ and i have read a lot of good things about their Mixers.
Today i was checking the Onkyo receivers. I think i have found a really good deal with the TX-NR515 for €329. I don't think i can find a Denon for this kind of money which would be comparable: Denon AVR-1513 €379 and AVR-1713 €499. or lost years AVR-1912 €439.
Only negative i can find is that the Onkyo does not support Airplay, i haven't used it yet and i think i can live with this. And the + is i can add 2 subs (Perpendicular's favorite
Do you guys think the Onkyo TX-NR515 is good to use with Minx? They will be used 70% movies/series/tv and 30% for music.
Is the Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction enough?
any suggestions are welcome.