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post #2551 of 2563 Old 01-17-2016, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
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If it were me (I'm particular), having heard the difference between the Min 21/22, I would install 22's all around because I use my speakers for surround music too. Otherwise and overall, the two models blend well together. Either/or, you could go either way and the system will sound great.
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If it were me (I'm particular), having heard the difference between the Min 21/22, I would install 22's all around because I use my speakers for surround music too. Otherwise and overall, the two models blend well together. Either/or, you could go either way and the system will sound great.
Very nice! Thank you for the advice! I just purchased the Pioneer Elite VSX-45, so I am excited to get started on finally having a home theater setup. I will be pairing the Minx speakers with an old Energy e:XL-S12 subwoofer.
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I can't seem to locate the specs on your Energy Subwoofer. If it can't play up to 150 Hz, you will be creating a gap (hole) in the frequency response. If you still have it, I'd suggest a look in your manual to be sure.
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I forgot to add that since you will be using a higher crossover setting on your Subwoofer (this is assuming it will play out to 150 Hz), it is a must that you keep it very close to the front three speakers.
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I forgot to add that since you will be using a higher crossover setting on your Subwoofer (this is assuming it will play out to 150 Hz), it is a must that you keep it very close to the front three speakers.
Thanks, I am a newbie so really appreciate the advice. Based on the manual for the Energy e:XL-S12:

VARIABLE LOW PASS FILTER: 50Hz - 100Hz

INPUT SENSITIVITY:
High Level 250mV
Low Level <100mV - 6V
External Crossover <100mV - 6V
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I'm afraid that subwoofer will not blend properly since it's frequency response is 20-100 Hz.
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Hello,

Hoping I can advice from anyone experienced with the Cambridge Minx Min 21 & 22 satellite speakers. A friend had given me two very good condition Cambridge Minx Min 21 and I would like to set up a 5.1 home theater system. Would it be much better to build my 5.1 setup with all five Cambridge Minx Min 22 satellite speakers? Or can I add three Cambridge Minx Min 22 and the two Cambridge Minx Min 21 speakers? Thanks for your help and advice!
Yes you can use 21 and 22 together. You won't really noticed a difference. However, the 3 front speakers should match so either all 22s or 21s for fronts.
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I'm afraid that subwoofer will not blend properly since it's frequency response is 20-100 Hz.
Ahh bummer! I will have to upgrade the subwoofer eventually Thanks.
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Yes you can use 21 and 22 together. You won't really noticed a difference. However, the 3 front speakers should match so either all 22s or 21s for fronts.
Very nice! Thank you. I am planning to have the 22s for the fronts and center and 21s for the rears.
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Very nice! Thank you. I am planning to have the 22s for the fronts and center and 21s for the rears.
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Thanks, I am a newbie so really appreciate the advice. Based on the manual for the Energy e:XL-S12:

VARIABLE LOW PASS FILTER: 50Hz - 100Hz

INPUT SENSITIVITY:
High Level 250mV
Low Level <100mV - 6V
External Crossover <100mV - 6V
Agree with Perpendicular on this, the -3dB point for the e:XL-S12 is at 100Hz. So you'll have to look for a better sub to match with the Min22/21.

You might also want to consider a pair of identical subs as it will allow a much higher crossover frequency, smooth out the peaks and null, increase the sweet spot and provide a bit more headroom.

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Thanks for all the advices! I wil look into getting the Cambridge X301 subwoofer.
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Thanks for all the advices! I wil look into getting the Cambridge X301 subwoofer.
Most at AVS will recommend one of the Internet Direct (ID) sub companies as the value proposition is far more appealing. The Cambridge X301 sub is not bad, but for the same amount of money one can do much better with one of the ID companies listed below.

(1) Rythmik Audio;
(2) SVS;
(3) HSU;
(4) PSA; and
(5) Reaction Audio.

Lots options and one is spoiled for choose from the ID companies. All offer in home trial period. This is the better than the retail shops where returning a product because one didn't like can be a hassle.

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