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Well to be honest i can't complain the bass sounds deep the clarity is beyond words and everything sounds good to me. I think one sub will be enough in my house and the main thing is i'm happy... Thanks again for your input and suggestions perpendicular.
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Hey perpendicular Whats the bass output of those mirage subs?
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Hey perpendicular Whats the bass output of those mirage subs?

I'm not too sure what you're asking.
Can you be more specific?

Anyway, it would be very similar to what you have x 2.

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I think one sub will be enough in my house and the main thing is i'm happy... Thanks again for your input and suggestions perpendicular.

Ah, you think! You won't realize how important two Subwoofers are, over having just one, until you try it out. Overall, it makes that much of a difference.

What I really like about the new Subs is that they are totally silent when turning on/stanby, versus my Sunfire, that has a large thump when turning on, and a light click, when going into standby.

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Ah, you think! You won't realize how important two Subwoofers are, over having just one, until you try it out. Overall, it makes that much of a difference.

What I really like about the new Subs is that they are totally silent when turning on/stanby, versus my Sunfire, that has a large thump when turning on, and a light click, when going into standby.

No i think you have me mistaken perpendicular i know the importance of having more than one sub, if i had more mains sockets i would definately have more subs in my house, but it is pretty small so i can only work with one.

What i mean't about the output of the mirage sub you have was the bass output ratings... is it 100watts, 200watts, 300 maybe?

I also love the fact that my sub is totally slient to the ones iv'e had over the years always made that thump noise when switched on, i even had one that hummed... the cambridge audio x300 is completely silent and on the back of the sub is a neon blue led light that comes on when you switch the sub on.
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I set the subs crossover frequency at 200hz, phase to "0" before running audyssey. After audyssey did it's thing the speakers crossover was set at 200hz.

Me too! My Old Yamaha V2500 also set at 200hz for my X300.
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No i think you have me mistaken perpendicular i know the importance of having more than one sub, if i had more mains sockets...

Do you mean more than one "Sub" output? There are adapters you can purchase. I use something similar to these: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...mber=AQM22FHRD. Or, you can use one of these: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...mber=AQFLX-XMF.

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What i mean't about the output of the mirage sub you have was the bass output ratings... is it 100watts, 200watts, 300 maybe?

It's the same as the X300. 300 watts. Although, I'm not sure what the dynamic rating is on the X300, my Mirage Sub is 1200 watts.

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I also love the fact that my sub is totally slient to the ones iv'e had over the years always made that thump noise when switched on, i even had one that hummed... the cambridge audio x300 is completely silent and on the back of the sub is a neon blue led light that comes on when you switch the sub on.

Yes, this is great! My Sunfire does Hum a little too. I recently pulled it out of my system because I noticed the cabinet is starting to crack. I'm not sure if I want to repair it or even place it back in the system or get another Subwoofer altogether.

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Me too! My Old Yamaha V2500 also set at 200hz for my X300.

So, we're all in cahoot.

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My Sunfire does Hum a little too. I recently pulled it out of my system because I noticed the cabinet is starting to crack. I'm not sure if I want to repair it or even place it back in the system or get another Subwoofer altogether.

Oh brother, here we go again...

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Oh brother, here we go again...

Well, the cabinet IS starting to vibrate at 25 hz and below.
Or, maybe I should wait until your iSubwoofer comes to market.

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Or, maybe I should wait until your iSubwoofer comes to market.

Forget that - you're too picky!

If you take yourself too seriously expect me to do the exact opposite
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Well, I did it. Perpendicular, thanks for answering so many questions. I ordered 5 Mini 20's and a Mirage MM8 sub. Should have everything by the end of next week!
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Well, I did it. Perpendicular, thanks for answering so many questions. I ordered 5 Mini 20's and a Mirage MM8 sub. Should have everything by the end of next week!

Fantastico!
We welcome your review and photos, once you have everything set up.

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markiedee,

Do your experience your X300 moving on the floor when playing deep bas sound?

How can I stop it moving?

THANKS.
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markiedee,

Do your experience your X300 moving on the floor when playing deep bas sound?

How can I stop it moving?

THANKS.

Hey rayzine, i haven't experienced that problem what so ever i do have my x300 sitting on a solid granite worktop, it keeps the bass tight and also provides good isolation for the sub so no moving about here.

In this picture you can see that i have my sub in a corner near my sofa i get clean deep bass without the sub moving. see if you can try a granite worktop or even an isolation platform auralex do the sub dude amongst others.

Hope this helps.
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Hey rayzine, i haven't experienced that problem what so ever i do have my x300 sitting on a solid granite worktop, it keeps the bass tight and also provides good isolation for the sub so no moving about here.

In this picture you can see that i have my sub in a corner near my sofa i get clean deep bass without the sub moving. see if you can try a granite worktop or even an isolation platform auralex do the sub dude amongst others.

Hope this helps.


I will give it a try. THANKS!
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Hi markiedee,

Is that one OK? Sorry this is a chinese website.

http://www.post76.com/discuss/viewthread.php?tid=68993
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Hi markiedee,

Is that one OK? Sorry this is a chinese website.

http://www.post76.com/discuss/viewthread.php?tid=68993

Hi rayzine i have gone onto that website you put up but can't see what your trying to show me?
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Sorry! Forgot you need to login to see the photo.

I will upload the photo later. Thanks.
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Hi rayzine i have gone onto that website you put up but can't see what your trying to show me?

Sorry for the late reply... Here it is....

Is the material used in these photo is the same as yours?

http://blog.yahoo.com/_SVPHXIPW75XJL...folderId=59833
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Sorry for the late reply... Here it is....

Is the material used in these photo is the same as yours?

http://blog.yahoo.com/_SVPHXIPW75XJL...folderId=59833

Yep, that's it.
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Yep, that's it.

THANKS! I will give it a try.
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Got my Mini 20's yesterday. Hooked them up late last night so I haven't had a chance to really try them out yet. Here's a picture of the front right, center, and left. My new sub won't be here until Thursday, so I haven't run Audyssey.
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Left surround.
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Hi mark the speakers look the business in your setup, iam planning on getting three more min20s to complete my setup and have just recently ordered the horizontal speaker grille from cambridge audio which i will be getting a stand for also.

I have to admit after running audyssey i really am pleased with the sound quality of these marvel speakers they are just so clear and reveal plenty of detail in movies and music and i'm just running 2.1 at the moment.

The x300 subwoofer is also a really good sub, it punches well above it's weight providing deep punchy taut bass without strain... i orginally was gonna keep my sub i had before i sold it but thought that i would rather stick with the cambridge audio one just to integrate it a bit better and i have to say that the speakers and sub mesh together very, very well.

Once again congrats and look forward to your opinions about them.
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Can the min20 be wall mounted horizontally using the standard included mount? I'm guessing the mount can be attached either vertically or horizontally but would like confirmation.

Also, if I am wall mounting the front 3 speakers in a 5.1 setup do you think it's ok to use the standard mount or should I pony up for the pivoting wall mounts so I can point the speakers inward? The left and right speakers will be about 6 or 7 feet apart from each other and my viewing distance is about 13 ft.
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Can the min20 be wall mounted horizontally using the standard included mount? I'm guessing the mount can be attached either vertically or horizontally but would like confirmation.

Also, if I am wall mounting the front 3 speakers in a 5.1 setup do you think it's ok to use the standard mount or should I pony up for the pivoting wall mounts so I can point the speakers inward? The left and right speakers will be about 6 or 7 feet apart from each other and my viewing distance is about 13 ft.

Cambridge audio do a range of fixtures and mounts for the minx speakers, they have the aluminium table stands that i'm currently using with my min20s.

I also plan on getting another one for when i get the min20 to use as a center which i'm planning to have horizontally also with a horizontal speaker grille ordered for free from them...

In your situation i would go for the pivoting wall mount.
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Can the min20 be wall mounted horizontally using the standard included mount? I'm guessing the mount can be attached either vertically or horizontally but would like confirmation.

Why would you want to mount the speakers horizontally? For the "Center Channel", it's a given but not for the others in the system.

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Also, if I am wall mounting the front 3 speakers in a 5.1 setup do you think it's ok to use the standard mount or should I pony up for the pivoting wall mounts so I can point the speakers inward? The left and right speakers will be about 6 or 7 feet apart from each other and my viewing distance is about 13 ft.

You shouldn't need to pivot them if they are at ear level. Point them stright ahead. If you are mounting them higher, get the pivoting wall mount. Pivoting wall mounts are more versatile anyway and are future proof. I own a slew of them.

Personally, I like my speakers a bit higher than ear level, and wider than normal, pointed inward.

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I just purchased a Denon 2112ci and I planning on pairing it with the Cambridge S325 system. The system is going in my living room, which is rather small at 14.3 x 9.8 feet. I primarily watch TV (FIOS) and movies, not so much music.

I'm a total audio noob and I was mainly concerned if the Denon AVR would be sufficient to power these "mini titans". I'm also concerned if the S325 would be enough to to fill the room without pissing off the neighbors. Any comments are appreciated.
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...I was mainly concerned if the Denon AVR would be sufficient to power these "mini titans". I'm also concerned if the S325 would be enough to to fill the room without pissing off the neighbors. Any comments are appreciated.

The Denon AVR will be fine.
As far as pissing off the neighbors, just like any other speaker system, that depends on how loud you play it.

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My first impressions are that these speakers sound really good! I only have about 8 or10 hours on them, most of that watching TV, but about 3 hours of music. Speakers have a great soundstage and fill the room nicely. They are very detailed on background music and sounds. Mirage MM8 sub only has about 4 hours on it with about 2 of music. Speakers and sub sound really good for music - very integrated, it doesn't sound like a sub/satellite system at all. Sub is a little anemic for home theater so far. I ran Audyssey with the sub at half volume and it boosted it to plus 2.5 which sounds good for music, but I remember I had to boost my other sub volume for HT too. Hey Jeffrey, what is a normal volume setting for the MM8? Can I turn it up to 3/4 without risking any damage to the sub?
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