The satellites can be wall mounted or positioned as a table-top with a range of mounting accessories available – table top stand, pivot wall bracket and floor stands. With simple connection to any home cinema receiver or amplifier, maximizing any music or movie and adding depth to TV shows and sports without intruding on living space has never been easier.
Much of the magic comes courtesy of BMR – Balanced Mode Radiator – technology. BMR drivers combine the ‘bending wave’ principles seen in advanced flat panel speakers but also feature pistonic movement (backwards and forwards) just like a traditional speaker design. This endows Minx with a much wider frequency response than comparable style speakers resulting in significantly better bass response.
BMR adds additional value by offering broader sound dispersion across the entire room and avoiding the ‘sweet spot’ pitfall of many other style speakers. What's more, BMR exhibits less 'fall-off-level' with distance. At a typical listening distance of 3.5 meters, a conventional speaker would lose 11 dB SPL whereas a BMR loses just 4dB.
Meanwhile, Minx’s three subwoofers offer equally significant technological advances and implement an innovative ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) system to deliver superior efficiency and enable a much smaller footprint. In addition, Minx subwoofers use a forward firing driver for amazing punch and attack from such tiny enclosures. And to allow placement almost anywhere in the room, Minx’s neat subwoofers offer simple-to-set ‘gain’, ‘phase’ and ‘crossover frequency’ controls.
And critically, where some lifestyle systems can exhibit an obvious division between the source of bass (subwoofer) and higher frequencies (satellites), Minx sounds truly integrated raising no question as to the origin of frequencies.
In terms of construction, much attention has been paid to using materials that customers genuinely want in their homes. Built to last from acoustically damped thermo polymer and extruded aluminum, polished accent trim lines are also used to highlight Minx’s beautiful form. Luxuriously finished in scratch-resistant high gloss lacquer, all models are available in black or white and are supplied with flush-mount removable grilles.
“Thanks to Cambridge Audio, finally, we can have a stylish mini speaker that actually delivers true HiFi sound.” commented Daniel Jacques, President of Audio Plus Services. “Discerning music lovers no longer have to choose between large boxes or their lifestyle. With Minx, they can have it all from 2.1 systems to exciting home theater sound.”
Cambridge Audio Minx 5.1 systems will begin at $799 MSRP and will be available in January 2011. Minx will be featured at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta September 23-26 at Audio Plus Services Booth #944. Cambridge Audio and Audio Plus personnel will be on hand throughout the show to demonstrate Cambridge Audio products and answer any questions.
· Diminutive size in both satellites and subwoofers. Wall mount or table top, available mounting accessories enable placement virtually anywhere.
· Variety of satellites and subwoofers to produce multiple configurations for 2.1 sound to multichannel and home theater.
· BMR technology produces amazing sound with wide bandwidth with exceptional dispersion.
· Stylish with high build quality. Luxuriously finished in white or black high gloss lacquer
Established in 1979, Audio Plus Services is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer electronics brands. Based in Montreal with U.S facilities in Champlain, NY, Audio Plus has sales personnel located throughout the United States to professionally service their active roster of more than 300 specialty A/V dealers.