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post #931 of 1868
Hey guys, so here is my listing for my Cambridge Audio Min 20 speakers:


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444827/cambridge-audio-min-20-speakers-for-sale-5-in-total


I am open to any and all reasonable offers as well, but these are basically new as I haven't gotten a chance to test them.
post #932 of 1868
Hi All,

New products from CA - the Minx Air Wireless Speakers:

http://www.whathifi.com/news/first-look-cambridge-audio-minx-air-wireless-airplaybluetooth-speakers

Bazzy!
post #933 of 1868
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New products from CA - the Minx Air Wireless Speakers:

That 200 seems interesting. A subwoofer?
post #934 of 1868
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That 200 seems interesting. A subwoofer?

Hi Jim,

Yes, it does seem odd - a supposed subwoofer in a wireless speaker. I am wondering if these will have the same size BMR Drivers as the Min speakers? If they are bigger, then it might mean newer Min models as well?

Bazzy!
post #935 of 1868
As a regular reader of Whathifi, I noticed them yesterday and wondered the same thing.

It would be rather cool to have a large BMR, wireless Minx 5.1 system.

We know the CA crew is dropping in on this thread from time to time...rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
post #936 of 1868
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We know the CA crew is dropping in on this thread from time to time...rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

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post #937 of 1868
On the other hand, what happens if they're ignoring the large pool (and large market) of us Yanks who would want such a wireless system? eek.gifeek.gifeek.gif
post #938 of 1868
In the absence of any recent posts by Minxiacs, and with our friends at CA mute on the subject of future BMR developments,I thought I'd muse on how the Minx systems sometimes suffer in reviews, given the universally observed phenomenon of increasing detail and breadth with proper break in. Even the most enthusiastic Minx users have commented on the restrained quality of a new, non-broken in set.

Reading this 2011 Techradar review it's clear they allowed no time for the required break in. The break in of the BMRs creates a dramatic change.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/cambridge-audio-minx-s325--950843/review

So perhaps our reticent CA friends should inform reviewers of the phenomenon. That is if they can tear themselves away from their Bass Ale and Vindaloo.

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post #939 of 1868
Thread Starter 
Yes, I'm amazed at the advertising that CA does on the Minx, including the back cover of every issue of Home Theater mag. You'd think there be more people looking in on this Thread. Makes one wonder if they are really flying off the shelves here Stateside. Plus, where are all the professional reviews on the newer models? I would love to see just one each on the Min 11 & 21 with measurements included.
post #940 of 1868
I'm selling my Min 20's for a new lower price of $100 each:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444827/cambridge-audio-min-20-speakers-for-sale-5-in-total
post #941 of 1868
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Originally Posted by BestInTheWorld View Post

I'm selling my Min 20's for a new lower price of $100 each:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444827/cambridge-audio-min-20-speakers-for-sale-5-in-total

Aaawww, you're just the best in the world! biggrin.gif
post #942 of 1868
Hah, you know it!

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post #943 of 1868
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

In the absence of any recent posts by Minxiacs, and with our friends at CA mute on the subject of future BMR developments,I thought I'd muse on how the Minx systems sometimes suffer in reviews, given the universally observed phenomenon of increasing detail and breadth with proper break in. Even the most enthusiastic Minx users have commented on the restrained quality of a new, non-broken in set.
Reading this 2011 Techradar review it's clear they allowed no time for the required break in. The break in of the BMRs creates a dramatic change.
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/cambridge-audio-minx-s325--950843/review
So perhaps our reticent CA friends should inform reviewers of the phenomenon. That is if they can tear themselves away from their Bass Ale and Vindaloo.
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Loving mine more and more now that it has been broken in! It definitely opens up significantly the more you run it.
post #944 of 1868
I suspect that the construction and materials of the BMR, being stiff in a unique way, requires the break-in
period more than other designs to give it extension and the suppleness required for radiation of the higher frequencies. That's probably why a few reviewers have commented on a certain shrillness and restraint...not really characteristic of these speakers at all, when broken in.

Still, it would be cool to have a wireless 5.1 Minx setup.

Put that Vindaloo down, chaps! We in the Colonies await your comments! biggrin.gif
post #945 of 1868
Thread Starter 
The title descriptions with the Minx systems on Amazon now included the Version 2 (V2) moniker. This is to let potential purchasers know that their set will contain either the newer Min 11 or Min 21 satellite models respectively.
post #946 of 1868
Yeah, I saw that.

But no wireless setup with bigger BMRs! biggrin.gifeek.gifbiggrin.gif
post #947 of 1868
Thread Starter 
Happy Holidays to all my Minx Brothers (and Sisters if there are any biggrin.gif). cool.gif
post #948 of 1868
Same to you, Apostle of all things Minx, and to all Minxophiles out there. (Not excluding our friends at CA, who are hopefully thinking exclusively of BMRs).

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post #949 of 1868
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Happy Holidays to all my Minx Brothers (and Sisters if there are any biggrin.gif). cool.gif

Hi Jeffrey!

And a very Merry Christmas to you too (& All Minx-O-Maniacs!). As the premier champion of the Minx cause, I think you should gift yourself a nice set of Min21's this Christmas (Santa approves!) & then post a nice long review on them - tis the season to share & all that!

Bazzy!
post #950 of 1868
Kind of annoying that certain big name websites that are marketing the Min 21 refer to it as a dual BMR
design when we know it has, according to CA's website,:
1 x 2.25" BMR
1 x 2.25" longthrow woofer eek.gif
post #951 of 1868
Minx Brothers, Minxophiles, Minx-O-Maniacs? Sounds like a club. You're going to need a secret handshake or something. tongue.gif
post #952 of 1868
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

Kind of annoying that certain big name websites that are marketing the Min 21 refer to it as a dual BMR
design when we know it has, according to CA's website,:
1 x 2.25" BMR
1 x 2.25" longthrow woofer eek.gif

Well, it still is a BMR driver whether it's used wide range or not. Personally, I'm not interested in a 2 1/4" Long Throw Woofer. If / when I add more speakers, I will be getting the Min 11, when they are priced reduced from not selling well. Right now, I'm more interested in what will be introduced in the third quarter of next year. Hopefully, something that plays down to, at least, 100 hz.
post #953 of 1868
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Right now, I'm more interested in what will be introduced in the third quarter of next year. Hopefully, something that plays down to, at least, 100 hz.

What are they introducing? You holding out on us? smile.gif
post #954 of 1868
Thread Starter 
^ Not holding out. I figured it was that time this year when they introduced their new models. So, I'm only guessing it will be around the same time next year. wink.gif
post #955 of 1868
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Well, it still is a BMR driver whether it's used wide range or not. Personally, I'm not interested in a 2 1/4" Long Throw Woofer. If / when I add more speakers, I will be getting the Min 11, when they are priced reduced from not selling well. Right now, I'm more interested in what will be introduced in the third quarter of next year. Hopefully, something that plays down to, at least, 100 hz.

Well, I'd like to see BMRs covering as much of the frequencies as possible, but CA obviously thought the could extend the bass by swapping one BMR for the woofer. The only review I read..the one from the Netherlands...suggests the strategy was successful. My point is that some vendors are marketing it as a dual BMR design, which it isn't.
post #956 of 1868
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

Well, I'd like to see BMRs covering as much of the frequencies as possible, but CA obviously thought the could extend the bass by swapping one BMR for the woofer. The only review I read..the one from the Netherlands...suggests the strategy was successful. My point is that some vendors are marketing it as a dual BMR design, which it isn't.

Hi,

Not the most detailed of reviews by a long shot but here is one of the newer version on the S215 from What HiFi:

http://www.whathifi.com/review/minx-s215-new

Bazzy!
post #957 of 1868
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Not the most detailed of reviews by a long shot but here is one of the newer version on the S215 from What HiFi:

I've always found What HiFi's "reviews" -- if you can actually call them that -- to be nothing more then a joke. It probably takes them 30 minutes, tops, to put something like that together. Shameful.
post #958 of 1868
Thread Starter 
Also, according to the Specs on the two speakers (Min 11 & 21), they both are the same. So, where's the extension at with the dual driver (Min 21) speaker? Maybe, it makes the speaker sound fuller in comparison to it's smaller sibling, not extend lower, per se.

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Originally Posted by Bazzy View Post

Not the most detailed of reviews by a long shot but here is one of the newer version on the S215 from What HiFi

Gee, now where did I see that review before? rolleyes.giftongue.gif
post #959 of 1868
Regarding What HiFi, sometimes they do a better job with reviews, but the review on the Minx was just annoying, and, as you say, superficial. I'd say it took them an hour and fifteen minutes, Jim, but that includes a fish and chip break.

First, did they break-in the original unit they reviewed last year? I doubt it, but I continue to believe that few, if any, reviewers do that. Maybe CA should drive them for 20-30 hours in house before selling them. Seriously, given the dramatic changes that occur after initial use.

And a 4 x 4 meter room? Hell, my laptop could fill a 4 x 4 meter room. eek.gif
post #960 of 1868
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And a 4 x 4 meter room? Hell, my laptop could fill a 4 x 4 meter room. eek.gif

Gee, you must have a very big, old and outdated Laptop. tongue.gif
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