Cambridge Audio Minx S325-V2
5.1-channel speaker system (White)
Item #: 779S325V2W
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Item #: 779S325V2W
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $949.99
Cambridge Audio's S325-V2 system will put you right in the heart of your favorite movies and shows — without cluttering your home with clunky black boxes. You'll be amazed by the accuracy, detail, and realism from the five tiny satellite speakers that measure less than 6" high and 3" deep. The matching 300-watt subwoofer measures less than a cubic foot, delivering awesome bass without eating into your living space. Whether you're looking to maximize your music or movie experience or add depth to your favorite TV shows and sports, the Minx S325-V2 is waiting to reveal what you've been missing.
"Let me come right out and say it; at this moment in time, Cambridge Audio's Minx system has earned the unofficial title of 'King of the Compact Surround Systems' — at least with respect to any of the competing alternatives I've heard thus far. As far as I'm concerned, it has earned this title through its combination of unexpectedly high levels of refinement and finesse, stouthearted dynamics, exceptionally vivid imaging, and spacious soundstaging — all offered at a more than reasonable price."
—Chris Martens, The Perfect Vision, April 20th, 2011
The five Minx Min 21 satellite speakers included with this system were carefully designed and tested at Cambridge Audio's London facility by a team fueled with a passion for incredible sound. They completely rewrite the rulebook of what's possible from miniature speakers thanks to BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) technology. BMR drivers use a flat speaker surface that combines the traditional "pistonic" movement of speaker cones with a "bending-wave" movement to create sound. It's what allows the Minx Min 21s to produce a much wider frequency response than comparably sized speakers. You'll also experience a much broader sound dispersion across your entire room, for the most enveloping sound imaginable. Plus, the compact, acoustically damped cabinets offer extreme rigidity, so you hear pure, clean sound no matter how intense your movies get.
The matching Minx X300 subwoofer uses an 8" forward firing driver made of a single piece of super strong, aerospace-grade aluminum for amazing punch and attack. It's paired with a passive radiator that adds some serious mid-bass boost. Cambridge Audio's software engineers specially designed the sophisticated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in this sub, allowing it to pump out sensational bass from such a compact enclosure. You may even be fooled into thinking the X300 is several times its size.
Naturally, you want your speakers to fit into your home, rather than designing your living space around your system. That's why the compact Minx Min 21 satellites can be mounted to your wall, placed on stands, or positioned on a tabletop using optional hardware. You can mix and match by adding more Minx Min 21 or smaller Minx Min 11 speakers to create an even more engaging 7.1-channel system.
Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer a must-have for high-impact bass.
I recently moved and decided it was time to put up a proper 5.1 surround system. I pretty immediately looked toward Cambridge because my father had installed a Cambridge system about 15 years ago and it was leagues better than my old Onkyo setup.
I wasn't sure during my research that these little speakers could be all they were cracked up to be. But in retrospect they really are.
What impresses me most about these speakers is sound accuracy. They are bright and sharp but not harsh, and sounds don't get lost in the mix. They are more than loud enough for my 14' x 12' (with one wall open) and are small enough to not attract attention.
It's a very well balanced package for quality and size.
Pros: Clean, clear sound. Small form factor. Good quality sub.
Cons: Speaker mounts could be better Posts don't accept heavier gauge wiring
Amazing sound, Best compact speakers. I have a big living room with open kitchen 32ftX 30FT with no wall. I thought I need bug speakers so I can enjoy movie and music while cooking. I wanted to buy Polk RTi A5 and RTiA7, but my wife doesn't like big speakers, she thought those bad looking bulky speakers will not go well with our modern décor. Especially, since we have to hang them from the ceiling since we have open floor plan. I searched a lot on internet and found out about this speaker system on multiple websites with really good review. These speaker were not available on any store, Have never heard them so I was not sure about buying then I saw Crutchfield website where return was free for 60 days and no tax and 10% on open box. This is what I needed, bought them and I could not be happier I thought I have to compromise on quality due to size of the speaker but I was amazed by the sound those little bad boy speakers can produce. It feels like you're watching movie in XD or IMAX XD. Good thing is my wife also liked their glossy finish and compact size they go well with our décor and she enjoys the music. Happy wife happy life ??
Overall pretty good system till you start want fulfilling sound. The smaller speakers start to kinda fall off line when add power to them. Sub woofer died shortly after the first year of owning the system. I have to pay for the shipping to send it to Canada to get repaired (guess its better than buying new one). On the topic of the sub, IT IS AN AMAZING SOUNDING SUB!!! I pray to god it never has another fault!! I think the sub with a nice set of floor standing speakers would be nice. If I have any issues this time around, I am going back to Old faithful "Klipsch" AMAZING entry level system.
Pros: Big punch small package!!
Cons: Sub amp failed within first year, sound quality begins to go away when listening at higher levels (sub doesn't fall offline!). Not a fan of the procedure I have to do as a customer to Crutchfield to get something I bought from them repaired or replaced.
These speakers were easy to mount and sound great. Crisp and clear to my ear.
Pros: Small, sound great, mount easily.
Outstanding, crisp sound. The subwoofer fills in the lows perfectly. Excellent performance at high volumes. I'm amazed at the quality of the sound from such small speakers.
Pros: Excellent sound. Easy to install. Blends into decor. Perfect in a small room.
This is an excellent system given the size of the speakers, including the subwoofer. The system is in a room that most would consider difficult for audio. The room is 18 by 24 feet with a 12 foot cathedral ceiling. One side wall of the room has sixteen feet of exposed sliding glass doors (no curtains); the other side is open to a large entry foyer (with 12 feet of floor to ceiling fixed glass) for 16 of the 24 feet. The rear wall is a stone fireplace. The primary viewing site is 20 feet away from and three feet off-center of the TV.
With a good 5.1 source, the Minx system fills the entire room with realistic sound at a moderate volume. With background sounds such as rain, flowing water, etc., the sound is diffuse and non-directional as it should be. Surround sounds originate where they should. Voices are clear and precise. There is plenty of bass, including surprising bass from the Minx 21 speakers. Reviews say these speakers need to be broken in. The initial sound was good and has gotten better over three weeks of use. If you are looking for an unobtrusive system with quality sound, you cannot beat this Minx 5.1 system.
Pros: Size, surprising sound quality, price
Cons: None noted.
The speakers are small and unobtrusive but with a big, clear sound, after a week of break-in. The sub-woofer has a clean, smooth response.
Pros: Small satellites with a clean sound. Good smooth bass from the sub.
Cons: Can't think of any.
I have this system wall mounted and it sounds and looks awesome. Obviously you're not going to achieve perfection in both areas with super sound and tiny package but this system is a very nice blend/balance of great sound and aesthetics. Expensive but well worth it!
The sound from these tiny speakers are amazing. My room is about 20 X 14 with half walls on one side and the sound fills the room completely. The sound is so much clearer than my old Klipsch floor standing speakers. I hear every word while watching movies. I've yet to have to turn it up just to hear what people are saying. I'm using an Onkyo 876 receiver and it drives these speakers without any clipping yet. The only possible negative I could give is that you don't truly feel the bass. It's not bad and it definitely sounds amazing considering the size of it, but I would have liked a bigger sub. I'm giving it four stars only because of the sub. The system is highly recommended.
Pros: Very clear, high quality sound.
Cons: Sub woofer not very powerful.
I could not believe the quality of sound from these small speakers. If you are looking for small speakers for a average size room, look no further. For a large room, you may want to add additional speakers for fun. One interesting point that I could not understand. They sound better when you hear them loud. Sub-woofer, however is of average quality.
Pros: Small size, looks, price, and sound
Cons: Sub-woofer is average - may want to add a better one if not measuring up to your needs.
|Pieces in System||6|
|Midrange size (inches)||2-1/4|
|Woofer size (inches)||8|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||28-31|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|RMS Power Range (watts)||25-200|
|Subwoofer RMS Power (watts)||300|
|Main Speakers (inches)||6-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 3-3/4D|
|Center Speaker (inches)||6-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 3-3/4D|
|Surround Speakers (inches)||6-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 3-3/4D|
|Subwoofer (inches)||12-5/16H x 10-1/2W x 12-3/4D|
Minx Satellite Speakers: The Cambridge Audio Minx S325 speaker system includes five matching Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speakers. The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker provides accuracy, detail, and realism from a compact speaker. Its wide dispersion capabilities make it easy to integrate into any room.
BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) Technology: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker features dual 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drivers. The Cambridge Audio BMR drivers utilize patented "bending wave" principles normally seen in advanced flat-panel speakers, combined with piston-movement (backwards and forwards) like in a traditional speaker design. This type of design provides the Minx satellite speaker with a much wider frequency response and deeper and more powerful bass frequencies, plus incredibly spacious sound. The BMR driver design also adds value by delivering a much broader sound dispersion across the entire room, avoiding the typical "sweet spot" pitfall, for a more enveloping sound. The 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drivers employ a rubber surround for added durability and excursion. Each BMR driver utilizes ultra-compact push-pull neodymium magnets for greater efficiency.
Compact Acoustic Suspension Enclosure: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker is only 3.125" (w) x 6.125" (h) x 3.75" (d). The Minx MIN21 features an acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet for greater detail and tonal accuracy. The satellite speaker employs an acoustically damped thermo-polymer and extruded aluminum cabinet to prevent distortion caused by resonance and vibration. The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 includes a detachable cloth grille. The Minx MIN21 cabinets are available in a high-gloss black (with black cloth grille) or high-gloss white finish (with silver cloth grille). The black and white high-gloss lacquers are finished to the highest standard using paint application techniques developed by premium automotive manufactures. The black and white lacquer finishes are hard to scratch and easy to clean.
Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker is equipped with a pair of binding post terminals. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and spade-connectors. The terminals are color-coded (black/red) to distinguish between positive and negative. The satellite speaker's binding post terminals can be removed to allow use of banana plugs (single only). The binding post terminals simply pull out of the back of the speaker, which allows access to banana connector inputs.
Mounting Options: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speakers can be table-top mounted, wall mounted, or placed on a floor-standing speaker stand. The speakers can be positioned vertically or horizontally (based on application and mount-type).
Frequency Response: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker features a 120Hz to 20,000Hz frequency range.
Power Handling: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN21 satellite speaker can handle 15 to 50 watts (RMS).
Minx X300 Powered Subwoofer: The Cambridge Audio Minx S325 speaker system includes the Cambridge Audio Minx X300 powered subwoofer.
Digital Signal Processor (DSP): The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer features built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which allows for smaller cabinet construction without sacrificing bass response.
300W Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer is equipped with a 300 watt (RMS) digital amplifier for increased efficiency and reliability.
8" Woofer: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer uses a one-piece, aerospace-grade aluminum, front-firing 8" cone woofer to move air with incredible efficiency.
Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR): The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer utilizes a down-firing 8" auxiliary bass radiator (ABR) for greater bass response and better efficiency. The ABR design replaces the need for bass ports to eliminate air noise at higher volume levels.
Frequency Response: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer has a rated frequency response of 33-200 Hz.
Controls: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer is equipped with the following rear-panel controls.
Connections: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer is equipped with the following rear-panel connections.
High-Gloss Finish: The Cambridge Audio X300 powered subwoofer is available in a high-gloss black (with black cloth grille) or high-gloss white finish (with silver cloth grille). The black and white high-gloss lacquers are finished to the highest standard using paint application techniques developed by premium automotive manufactures. The black and white lacquer finishes are hard to scratch and easy to clean.
Unfortunately I don't have the same situation. I do have a bigger room. My couch to the TV is approximately 15 feet. The side speakers are about 7 feet from the center of the couch. If you're worried about the volume of the sound then don't be. These speakers get surprisingly loud for their size. Even the bass is pretty good. Not great. I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR876 receiver and have no problems. [ MICHAEL Sep 08, 2014 ]
My room isn't quite that small; it's maybe 10 feet from the TV to the couch and 12 to the back wall, but there's a large open floor plan to the adjacent kitchen which soaks up some noise. That said, this system is far above my old onkyo speakers. My surround speakers are mounted to the walls behind me (and angled) but you should be just fine with them pointed at the couch. I think you'll be pleased. I doubt it would be overkill for a smallish room. [ Eric Sep 08, 2014 ]
The satellite speakers sound a bit thin but the sub rocks! I have since replaced the satellite speakers with S50's and the sound is perfect. [ WILLIAM Sep 08, 2014 ]
My room is very similar - small, oddly shaped, and the 50" TV is very close to where we sit. My 4 corner speakers are mounted in the corners where the walls and ceiling meet and are angled towards the center of the room. My center speaker is on a shelf above my TV. My subwoofer is in a cabinet below the TV. This set up has worked very well. I am very pleased with the speakers. The sound is much bigger and better than I expected from small speakers. [ WILLIAM R Sep 08, 2014 ]
I use these in a larger room than you speak of. I truly enjoy the immersive sound these provide. Very wide dispersion [ CHARLES B Sep 08, 2014 ]