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post #961 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

Gee, you must have a very big, old and outdated Laptop.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

It was built for the lap of a giant...so yes it would have to be large. eek.gif

Actually, I do have a 20 inch laptop. cool.gif

However, to clear up any lingering confusion that still exists, let me restate that my laptop will "acoustically" fill a 4 meter by 4 meter room. wink.gif

Anyway, it was a screwy review (with screwy pronounced a la Elmer Fudd). biggrin.gif
post #962 of 1868
I'm sad... no one wants to take my Cambridges off my hands.
post #963 of 1868
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Originally Posted by BestInTheWorld View Post

I'm sad... no one wants to take my Cambridges off my hands.

You'd have better luck if you were selling a German car. You might be able to get $50.00 a piece, if you're lucky. They're not very popular at their selling price point. For their retail value, one can find more bang for their money.

You could always use them as paper weights? eek.gif
post #964 of 1868
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Originally Posted by BestInTheWorld View Post

I'm sad... no one wants to take my Cambridges off my hands.

Have you tried other venues, like craigslist? A wider audience may prove beneficial.
post #965 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

You might be able to get $50.00 a piece, if you're lucky.

At $50 a piece I would probably take them off his hands. They could make a nice starter system for one of my daughters.
post #966 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

You'd have better luck if you were selling a German car. You might be able to get $50.00 a piece, if you're lucky. They're not very popular at their selling price point. For their retail value, one can find more bang for their money.
You could always use them as paper weights? eek.gif

Hi,

Are you no longer as enamoured by the Min's as you once were - have you become somewhat disillusioned with them?

Bazzy!
post #967 of 1868
$50 for a Min 20? How about $75--I have only run all 5 Min 20's for a few hours and had to return my Onkyo 609 to the store I got it from for repairs. Haven't used them since, and I have my sights on some DefTech 55s, B&Ws, and Monitor Audios.
post #968 of 1868
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Originally Posted by BestInTheWorld View Post

$50 for a Min 20? How about $75

Didn't you list them for $100.00 a piece or all five for $400.00?

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Haven't used them since, and I have my sights on some DefTech 55s, B&Ws, and Monitor Audios.

Personally, since I've heard all three brands and several models, I'd go for the B&W's first and the Def Techs second.

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Originally Posted by Bazzy View Post

Hi,
Are you no longer as enamoured by the Min's as you once were - have you become somewhat disillusioned with them?
Bazzy!

What gave you that idea? confused.gif
post #969 of 1868
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I Posted a new "Comparison Reviews" section on the first Post of the 1st page. So far, only a limited Min 10 to Min 20 comparison. The same Website reviewed and measured the Min 10. Why there wasn't a test measure on the Min 20 is anyone's guess. Also, that same Website reviewed the Min 11 which I Posted on the 1st page a while back. Let's hope there will be some Min 11 / 21 comparison reviews forthcoming for 2013. smile.gif
post #970 of 1868
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Not sure how I missed this video.


post #971 of 1868
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And this one (Who listens to satellite speakers on the floor? They do!). Distortion galore!! And, wow, they blew the driver!!! eek.gifbiggrin.gif


post #972 of 1868
Nothing like listening to an audio review of the Minxes on my tiny laptop speakers!
post #973 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

Not sure how I missed this video.

That's an official video from CA? eek.gif Who did they have holding the camera, a chimpanzee?

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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

And this one (Who listens to satellite speakers on the floor? They do!). Distortion galore!! And, wow, they blew the driver!!! eek.gifbiggrin.gif

With 600 watts I'm not surprised...
post #974 of 1868
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

That's an official video from CA? eek.gif Who did they have holding the camera, a chimpanzee?
With 600 watts I'm not surprised...

The Chimp is their Mascot.

You have to admit that those Min 10 or 11's look good on the ground. biggrin.gif
post #975 of 1868
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

That's an official video from CA? eek.gif Who did they have holding the camera, a chimpanzee?...

No. I believe the chimp was doing the audio.
post #976 of 1868
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You guys are bad. Now, go sit in your respective corners. tongue.gif

My dream for 2013? To have some professional magazine review and compare both the Min 10 / 11 & Min 20 / 21 and include measurements of all four. I can dream, can't I?! biggrin.gif
post #977 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

You guys are bad. Now, go sit in your respective corners. tongue.gif
My dream for 2013? To have some professional magazine review and compare both the Min 10 / 11 & Min 20 / 21 and include measurements of all four. I can dream, can't I?! biggrin.gif


Hi,

That is a job only Jim can do!

Bazzy!
post #978 of 1868
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That is a job only Jim can do!

If CA is willing to supply me with speakers I'm all over it! Unfortunately it seems they've abandoned this thread, so I don't suspect it will happen. frown.gif
post #979 of 1868
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If CA is willing to supply me with speakers I'm all over it! Unfortunately it seems they've abandoned this thread, so I don't suspect it will happen. frown.gif

I bet they drop in from time to time, even if the don't comment. cool.gif
post #980 of 1868
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If CA is willing to supply me with speakers I'm all over it! Unfortunately it seems they've abandoned this thread, so I don't suspect it will happen. frown.gif

I'm sure they're interested in what we all have to say regarding their Minx speakers but in all honesty, the last several pages have been loaded with mostly small talk and hardly any new Minx owners. rolleyes.gifeek.giftongue.gifwink.gif
post #981 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

I'm sure they're interested in what we all have to say regarding their Minx speakers but in all honesty, the last several pages have been loaded with mostly small talk and hardly any new Minx owners. rolleyes.gifeek.giftongue.gifwink.gif

BestInTheWorld and I have come to terms, so barring any complications I'll be buying his Min 20's. If CA wants to step up and supply me with some Min 21's I'll be able to do a direct comparison between the two.

So what do you say CA? Care to allow someone to directly compare the 20's and the 21's? I'm willing if you are.
post #982 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

I'm sure they're interested in what we all have to say regarding their Minx speakers but in all honesty, the last several pages have been loaded with mostly small talk and hardly any new Minx owners. rolleyes.gifeek.giftongue.gifwink.gif

Small talk! You consider our discussion of the cinematographic and audio achievements
of chimpanzees small talk?! eek.gif
post #983 of 1868
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

So what do you say CA? Care to allow someone to directly compare the 20's and the 21's? I'm willing if you are.

Jim,

Don't hold your breadth - You are dealing with a British Company with a fixated & somewhat arrogant mentality - we tried with them to get a set off to Perpendicular but they did not follow up at all! Customer Service is most definitely NOT one of CA's best aspects or agenda's & I am speaking from experience. Do not expect much discount if any on the Minx Speakers, - CA has pretty much set the prices in stone across the world - not even in the sales over here are they offered at anything less than full price which might explain the lack of enthusiasm for them here & especially North America where there is even greater choice & competition at the prices set - it seems CA is just happy to ride off the reputation of the few glowing reviews received for the earlier series - even over here in their native UK, there does not seem to be much interest about them on the technology sites & forums sadly. Having said that, if CA do rise to the challenge then it would be of mutual benefit to all as I doubt there will be any professional reviews of substance up soon.

Bazzy!
post #984 of 1868
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^ You, my friend, are very brazen to make those statements. eek.gifcool.gif

Speaking on price, I would suspect that if Cambridge Audio decided to make a larger BMR driver based speaker, I think it would be a new model rather than part of the Minx family. The whole idea behind Minx and the name is to design the best sounding satellite loudspeaker in a smaller package and having a larger driver would increase it's size by a larger margin.

I've come to a conclusion. The little Minx are a fantastic speaker for their size. Albeit, a bit pricey in terms of what Bazzy was mentioning so I won't repeat that. At this point forward, I will be interested in what others have to say and will continue to frequent this Thread. You see, I've somewhat graduated to the next level searching for the next value in a smaller designed wide range satellite loudspeaker. I prefer the smallest design but I'll give that up for a speaker that plays down to around 80 Hz +/- 3 db just so I wouldn't ever need to set an above 100 Hz level for the crossover on my Subwoofer(s). Personally, I would prefer a well designed between 5 to 7 inch driver speaker that would have multiple mounting options and I could use full range for music and use with a Subwoofer for movies. So, Bazzy, you were partially right. I have lost a bit of interest in the little Minx but not totally. wink.gif
post #985 of 1868
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Also, I do think it's great that people are Posting their observations and true feelings regarding Cambridge Audio. I'm sure the majority of readers, users, prospective users and the curious all feel about the same. Hopefully, they (CA) will read the constructive criticism and gain a bit of understanding what their customer are looking for in a particular product. Cambridge Audio seems like a great company with some very knowledgeable people behind the helm of that glorious ship. Let us all keep thinking positive for what the future may hold! smile.gif
post #986 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

So, Bazzy, you were partially right. I have lost a bit of interest in the little Minx but not totally. wink.gif

Hi Jeffrey!

Ha! I knew it!

Bazzy!
post #987 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

...
So, Bazzy, you were partially right. I have lost a bit of interest in the little Minx but not totally. wink.gif

It's because of the chimpanzees, right?

But I also want to see a lower crossover to the sub...at 80HZ, where the threshold of directionality begins. I'm still intrigued by BMRs, though, and wonder if CA might be designing a slightly larger BMR design that might reach down to 80HZ. Wireless would make it all the more attractive.
post #988 of 1868
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Originally Posted by taichi4 View Post

It's because of the chimpanzees, right?

No offense, but I really feel this is becoming OT.

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But I also want to see a lower crossover to the sub...at 80HZ, where the threshold of directionality begins. I'm still intrigued by BMRs, though, and wonder if CA might be designing a slightly larger BMR design that might reach down to 80HZ. Wireless would make it all the more attractive.

For me, this is a bit subjective. for the past year, I've been reading up on crossovers and subwoofers in general. The consensus is, where directionality begins, depends on which research article you read, anywhere from 80 Hz to 120 Hz. With my listening experiments, I find below 100 Hz to be about right.
post #989 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

Also, I do think it's great that people are Posting their observations and true feelings regarding Cambridge Audio. I'm sure the majority of readers, users, prospective users and the curious all feel about the same. Hopefully, they (CA) will read the constructive criticism and gain a bit of understanding what their customer are looking for in a particular product. Cambridge Audio seems like a great company with some very knowledgeable people behind the helm of that glorious ship. Let us all keep thinking positive for what the future may hold! smile.gif

This is tongue in cheek right? I'm assuming it must be, but the humor is so dry it makes the Sahara Desert look like a swimming pool. tongue.gif

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But I also want to see a lower crossover to the sub...at 80HZ, where the threshold of directionality begins. I'm still intrigued by BMRs, though, and wonder if CA might be designing a slightly larger BMR design that might reach down to 80HZ.

Ask and yea shall receive; behold the BMR that can do 80Hz...
post #990 of 1868
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Ask and yea shall receive; behold the BMR that can do 80Hz...

Hey, Jim. For some strange reason your link didn't display in the post, at least on my browser. Weirdly, when I went into "quote reply" I see the URL.

I'll check it out.

For me the appeal of the Minx is the BMR and lack of crossover (within the satellite)...not the absolute size of a system. Small is desirable if you don't sacrifice audio quality.

Regarding the crossover issue, doesn't the Min 21 now use a crossover between the BMR and conventional driver?

Happy New Year, by the way.

UPDATE: I tried the following URL (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=297-2156]BMR)
but it took me to a dead end. I assume you are linking to a BMR driver, not a speaker or system.
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