5.1ch Speaker System
Five Satellite Speakers
5.1ch Speaker System
Overview: The Cambridge Audio Minx S525 is a 5.1ch speaker
system which includes five matching Cambridge Audio Minx MIN20 satellite
speakers and the Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer. The Cambridge Audio
Minx MIN20 satellite speakers provide accuracy, detail, and realism from compact
speakers which only measure 3.125" (w) x 6.125" (h). Their wide dispersion capabilities
make it easy to integrate them into any room. The Minx satellite speakers offer
table-top, speaker-stand, or wall-mounting solutions. The mated Cambridge Audio
X500 powered subwoofer provides deep, accurate bass from its 10" woofer, 10" passive-radiator, and
500 watt (RMS) digital amplifier.
High-Gloss Finish: The Cambridge Audio Minx S525 speaker
system 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.
Five Satellite Speakers
BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) Technology: The Cambridge Audio
Minx MIN20 satellite speakers feature 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 speakers 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.
Rubber Surround: The dual 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator)
drivers employ a rubber surround for added durability and excursion.
Neodymium Magnets: The BMR drivers utilize ultra-compact
push-pull neodymium magnets for greater efficiency.
Frequency Response: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN20 satellite
speakers feature a 130Hz to 20,000Hz frequency range.
Power Handling: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN20 satellite
speakers can handle 15 to 75 watts (RMS), each.
Acoustically Damped Cabinet: The Minx MIN20 satellite
speakers employ an acoustically damped thermo-polymer and extruded aluminum
cabinet to prevent distortion caused by resonance and vibration. The enclosure
is sealed for greater detail and accuracy. The acoustic suspension enclosure
measures only 3.125" square. Each speaker features a detachable cloth grille.
Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN20 satellite speakers are
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.
Note: The 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 each speaker, which allows access to banana connector inputs.
Mounting Options: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN20 satellite speakers
can be table-top mounted, wall mounted, or placed on a floor-standing speaker
- Table-Top Mount: The Minx MIN20 satellite speakers come
with four self-adhesive rubber feet (each) to simply place the speakers
securely on a table or shelf. There is also an optional Minx Table-Top Stand
(779MTSA, sold separately) available, which allows placement on a desk,
table, or shelf.
- Wall Mount: The Minx MIN20s features a rear-mounted 6mm
threaded insert which allows you to wall-mount the speakers using the
included keyhole-slot adapter, the Cambridge Audio Minx Wall Bracket (779MPWM,
sold separately), or other optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately).
- Speaker Stand: The 6mm threaded inserts on the back of
the satellite speakers can be used to attach the speakers to the Cambridge
Audio Minx Floor Stands (779MFSB, sold separately).
Digital Signal Processor (DSP): The Cambridge Audio X500 powered
subwoofer features built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which allows for
smaller cabinet construction without sacrificing bass response.
500W Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer is equipped
with a 300 watt (RMS) digital amplifier for increased efficiency and
10" Woofer: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer uses a
one-piece, aerospace-grade aluminum, front-firing 10" cone woofer to move air with incredible
Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR): The Cambridge Audio X500
powered subwoofer utilizes a down-firing 10" 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 X500 powered subwoofer has a rated frequency response of 39-200
Controls: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer is equipped with
the following rear-panel controls.
- Volume Control: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer
has a rear-panel rotary volume control to adjust the volume of the subwoofer
relative to the other speakers in the system.
- Crossover Frequency: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer offers
a continuously variable low-pass filter, adjustable from 50-200 Hz.
- Phase Adjustment: The subwoofer's phase adjustment allows you to
adjust the subwoofer's phase between 0° to
180°. If the bass sounds muddy or unclear,
adjusting the phase control can sometimes strengthen the bass performance.
- Auto On/Off: The X500's Auto On/Off feature will switch the powered
subwoofer On and Off automatically by signal detection.
Connections: The Cambridge Audio X500 powered subwoofer is equipped
with the following rear-panel connections.
- RCA Input: The powered subwoofer has gold plated left & right RCA
line-level inputs for use with receivers having a subwoofer or stereo preamp
output that do not contain their own low-pass crossover. The left channel RCA
input doubles as the LFE input, if your receiver has an LFE output and a
built-in low-pass crossover.
- RCA Output: The powered subwoofer's gold-plated left & right RCA
line-level outputs allow you to connect (daisy-chain) a second powered
- Wireless Port: This proprietary 5-pin port is designed to connect the
Cambridge Audio Wireless Module (not yet available).