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post #2071 of 2078 Old 05-04-2015, 11:59 AM - Thread Starter
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I did read a review by a customer over on Richer Sounds Website that has both 11 and 12 that stated he can hear a difference between the two speakers. So, maybe everything is the same internally except for the BMR?
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This 2.2mm->4mm excursion was also the news for the Minx20->Minx21 upgrade, so it's nothing new:
http://www.hifi.nl/artikel/19424/De-...1-en-X300.html
(in Dutch, but if you run it thru Google Translate and look for "4mm" you'll get the idea.)

Also the main driver looks exactly the same in Minx21 vs Minx22. Maybe the woofer got an update?

On the CA FB page a CA-guy responded to me with this: "The Minx 22 is almost identical internally to the 21 but has new styling"
I thought that increase in excursion sounded familiar.

Upon comparing the old photo for the Minx Min 11/21 to the updated drivers with the one in the recent brochure on the updated line, the drivers all look the same including the woofer that is in both 21/22. CA does claim they're using an updated (4th Generation) BMR taken from the Aeromax speaker line. The added woofer between both 21/22 has probably not been changed nor does CA claim it has.

It's too bad CA does not let their customers update the BMR in their previous models for a fee. Instead, they just want you to keep purchasing new models every couple of years which seems such a waste. You can always sell your previous models and update to newer models but here in North America, it's tough to get even half what you originally paid for them.
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On the CA FB page a CA-guy responded to me with this: "The Minx 22 is almost identical internally to the 21 but has new styling"
btw, what was wrong with the old external styling?

The only difference I can tell is the front grille is changed. That may account for the difference in dispersion, etc.
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I thought that increase in excursion sounded familiar.

Upon comparing the old photo for the Minx Min 11/21 to the updated drivers with the one in the recent brochure on the updated line, the drivers all look the same including the woofer that is in both 21/22. CA does claim they're using an updated (4th Generation) BMR taken from the Aeromax speaker line. The added woofer between both 21/22 has probably not been changed nor does CA claim it has.
The question still is... what did change besides the front grille... if it's really hearable improved I'd like to exchange my center 21 for a 22, as I consider my center of huge importance, for the rears I'm fine with the 21's. But it's not something I'd like to do every year over and over again.
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I'm doing a bit of digging. So, stay tuned!
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Okay! I just received word that CA is definitely using that 4th Gen BMR used in the Aeromax line for the new Min models. The proof will be in the listening. I may acquire a pair of Min 12 to test out when they are finally made available.
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Just an update.

The Min 12 & 22 are now available on Amazon US for $99.99 & $199.99 respectively. It's interesting that each time CA updates the Min series, the price increases.

Also, I sent an email to 4 people that work for Audio Plus Services (North American Distributer) on May 6 regarding availability (at the time) and their take on the updated improvements, etc, and have yet to hear back from even one person. This is pretty pathetic and shows they are not interested in promoting Cambridge Audio products. Or, promoting them very poorly.

Because of the lack of support, increased pricing, etc, I've decided not to acquire either of the two models.
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How much better do the m11's sound than a Bose cube. I like the small size but without a tweeter I'm concerned that this is more like a Bose cube and that the high's would be painful to listen to. I see that the materials are obviously better than the Bose cube but curious what owners have to say about them. TIA.

Other speakers on my radar are the Jamo 102's and BA Soundware XS. This set up is going to be in my home office 10x10 room. I do like to crank music often and do all my gaming in this room.

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