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9.1 out of 10

Cambridge Audio Minx Min 21

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Overall 10
10

Great hidden sound

C. Shane Cribbs, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought these because they are small and white to blend into the ceiling in my living room but supposedly sound great. Honestly, there aren't a lot of choices that meet these criteria. I use them as the two front speakers in a 5.1 setup. The sound is great. I plan on getting the minx min 11 for the rear to replace my overgrown eye-sores I currently have in place.
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Overall 10
10

Nice White Finish!

J. Michael "Amazon Dweller", Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: The Minx satellite speakers use a Balanced Mode Radiator (top driver) as opposed to a conventional driver design. What you get is very wide dispersion where everyone in the room is in the sweet spot. The midband on up through the treble extension is seamless. The lower driver is a long throw woofer design so the satellite can be used in a larger room and has better integration with the partnering subwoofer compared to their smaller Min 11.
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Overall 10
10

Sounds great

Venu Gopal Nayar, Amazon
14 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought these and connected them as speakers on channel B to a Pioneer 9000 and they sound really nice in a different room. Stereo and not tinny.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cambridge Audio Minx Min 21

Mark F., Crutchfield
4 May 2013
  • Summary: These are probably the best sounding mini speakers out there, but by themselves, they do not do bass. They cast a spacious, detailed soundfield and are great for casual listening.
  • Pros: compact size, well built, good through the upper frequencies and upper midrange, cast a wide, unified, yet detailed soundfield
  • Cons: a bit pricey, require a bass module for ful range sounds (but this limitation applies to all compact speakers)
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Overall 8
8.0

Cambridge Audio Minx Min 21

Mark F., Crutchfield
4 May 2013
  • Summary: These are probably the best sounding mini speakers out there, but by themselves, they do not do bass. They cast a spacious, detailed soundfield and are great for casual listening.
  • Pros: compact size, well built, good through the upper frequencies and upper midrange, cast a wide, unified, yet detailed soundfield
  • Cons: a bit pricey, require a bass module for ful range sounds (but this limitation applies to all compact speakers)
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Overall 6
6.0

Dialogue sounds cold and highs a bit shrill/harsh

Tennyson, Crutchfield
8 April 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to like these, but I've used them for 3 weeks and found movie dialogue to be cold sounding and the highs to be a bit shrill or harsh. The sound quality did improve noticeably after the first week, but was stable after that. The improvement was surprising as I haven't noticed other speakers requiring break-in.
  • Pros: better high frequency response than bose satellites
  • Cons: dialogue sounds cold/tinny, highs sound a bit harsh/shrill
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Overall 6
6.0

Dialogue sounds cold and highs a bit shrill/harsh

Tennyson, Crutchfield
8 April 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to like these, but I've used them for 3 weeks and found movie dialogue to be cold sounding and the highs to be a bit shrill or harsh. The sound quality did improve noticeably after the first week, but was stable after that. The improvement was surprising as I haven't noticed other speakers requiring break-in.
  • Pros: better high frequency response than bose satellites
  • Cons: dialogue sounds cold/tinny, highs sound a bit harsh/shrill
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Overall 10
10

so good it's scary

Paul, Crutchfield
20 December 2012
  • Summary: I've been using a Minx 2.1 system (Minx 10's and Minx 200 sub from Crutchfield) for about 2 years as TV speakers, and stereo now and then. Crazy good for TV and movies, acceptable for stereo, but nothing to write home about. I'm using Music Hall amp and CD player, about $1500 for the pair, and I'm pretty particular about having clean sound. Thought I'd upgrade to the Minx 21's to see if there was much difference between the 21's and the 10's for music listening.
  • Pros: Very wife friendly, I have them mounted on the Minx stands, more efficient than the 10's, the drivers are slightly different, with the top being the conventional Minx driver, and the bottom speaker has a longer throw that puts more growl in the bottom end.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

so good it's scary

Paul, Crutchfield
20 December 2012
  • Summary: I've been using a Minx 2.1 system (Minx 10's and Minx 200 sub from Crutchfield) for about 2 years as TV speakers, and stereo now and then. Crazy good for TV and movies, acceptable for stereo, but nothing to write home about. I'm using Music Hall amp and CD player, about $1500 for the pair, and I'm pretty particular about having clean sound. Thought I'd upgrade to the Minx 21's to see if there was much difference between the 21's and the 10's for music listening.
  • Pros: Very wife friendly, I have them mounted on the Minx stands, more efficient than the 10's, the drivers are slightly different, with the top being the conventional Minx driver, and the bottom speaker has a longer throw that puts more growl in the bottom end.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

How can something so small sound so big!

Mr. K. Mills "kemills1", Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought these so I could have some music in our lounge. They had to be descret and would be suplimented by a home made sub woofer. Initially I was disappointed with them as they sounded harsh and confused. It took 5-6 days before they started to show what they could really do. Although the sub is not a very good match as it does not go high enough so there is a hole around 100Hz, the sound is room filling with good imaging and a reasonable amount of detail.
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