Cambridge Audio Minx S525-V2

5.1-channel speaker system (Black)

Item #: 779S525V2B

1 Review | 0 question

This item is no longer available to purchase.

Original Price: $1,849.99

Shop all Surround Sound Speaker Systems

Ask an expert advisor

No pressure, no commission — just lots of good advice from our highly trained staff.

Big theater sound — compact, contemporary design

Cambridge Audio's S525-V2 system turns any song, movie, video game, or TV show into an immersive, room-filling experience. Eyes closed, it's hard to imagine speakers this small can offer such potency. 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 500-watt subwoofer delivers audiophile-quality bass, so you can experience the visceral impact of big bass drums and baritone saxophones as if the instruments are being played right in front of you. So whether you're looking to maximize your music or movie experience, or add depth to your favorite TV shows and sports, the Minx S525-V2 is ready to fill in the excitement that you've been missing.

Lifestyle shot

Ultra-compact satellite speakers engineered with passion

Minx Min 20

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.


A true ace of bass

Minx X500

The matching Minx X500 subwoofer uses a 10" 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 X500 is several times its size.


Speakers that fit your lifestyle

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.

size comparison

Minx speaker size comparison (from Left to Right): Min 11 satellite speaker, Min 21 satellite speaker, X200 subwoofer, X300 subwoofer, X500 subwoofer

Got wire?

Most speakers don't include any. Learn about choosing and installing speaker wire at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
Shop our selection of speaker wire.

Product Highlights:

  • includes five Minx Min 21 satellite speakers and a Minx X500 subwoofer
  • system frequency response 23-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 88 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • scratch-resistant high-gloss lacquer finish
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 3 years subwoofer amp and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Minx Min 21 satellite speakers:
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • Balanced Mode Radiator driver technology creates a wide soundstage
  • dual 2-1/4" BMR full-range drivers (each)
  • ultra-compact push-pull neodymium magnets
  • acoustically damped thermo-polymer and extruded aluminum cabinet
  • binding post terminals
  • screw holes for use with optional wall-mounting bracket, floor stand, or tabletop stand
  • one additional grille included with logo horizontally attached for center channel use
  • 3-1/8"W x 6-1/8"H x 3-3/4"D
  • weight: 1.88 lbs.
Minx X500 subwoofer:
  • 500-watt RMS amplifier
  • 10" front-firing woofer and a 10" passive radiator
  • single-piece, aerospace-grade aluminum cones move air with incredible efficiency
  • continuously variable 50-200 Hz crossover
  • specially designed DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for big bass from a small enclosure
  • adjustable phase control
  • line-level inputs and outputs
  • auto on/off mode
  • 12-9/16"W x 14-3/8"H x 15-1/2"D
  • weight: 25.8 lbs.

Why choose a pre-matched speaker 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.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • High-gloss black powered subwoofer (X500)
  • Black subwoofer grille (installed)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 5 High-gloss black satellite speakers (MIN21)
  • 6 Black satellite speaker grilles (5 installed/1 additional grille with logo positioned for horizontal center channel mounting)
  • Five 6mm machine screw (installed)
  • 5 Key-hole slot adapters
  • 20 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Satellite Speaker Installation Guide
  • Powered Subwoofer Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Video Shielded No
Pieces in System 6
Color High-gloss black
Tweeter Not Given
Midrange size (inches) 2-1/4
Woofer size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition Aluminum
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Post
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 15-75
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) 500
Dimensions
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) 14-3/8H x 12-9/16W x 15-1/2D

Product Research

Satellite Speakers
Powered Subwoofer

Satellite Speakers

Minx Satellite Speakers: The Cambridge Audio Minx 525 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).

  • Table-Top Mount: The Minx MIN21 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 MIN21s 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).

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).

Powered Subwoofer

Minx X500 Powered Subwoofer: The Cambridge Audio Minx 525 speaker system includes the Cambridge Audio Minx X500 powered subwoofer.

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 reliability.

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 efficiency.

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 Hz.

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 subwoofer.
  • Wireless Port: This proprietary 5-pin port is designed to connect the Cambridge Audio Wireless Module (not yet available).

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.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Cambridge Audio Minx S525-V2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 reviews
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Cambridge Audio Minx S525-V2

Written By Anonymous, New York on Friday, July 26, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice tonal balance. Sub is a must. handsome and well built.

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Cambridge Audio Minx S525-V2

Cut your speaker wire to the exact length you need.
You'll need speaker wire to connect your speakers to your amp or receiver. No wire is included with this speaker.
Add connectors to your bulk speaker wire for a neater, easier, and more reliable installation.
Get your speakers off the floor and at ear level where they are meant to be.
Mount your speakers safely on the wall.
AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

14-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)

Item #: 703X230G

(27)

$58.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

16-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)

Item #: 703G230G

(19)

$38.99
Add to Cart
Monster XPHP™ MKII

Monster XPHP™ MKII

Speaker cable with clear jacket (100 feet)

Item #: 119XPHP100

(9)

$99.95
Add to Cart
Monster XP®

Monster XP®

Speaker cable with clear jacket, connectors optional (30 feet)

Item #: 119XPMS302

(51)

$24.95
Add to Cart
Monster XP® Navajo White MkII

Monster XP® Navajo White MkII

Speaker cable (50 feet)

Item #: 119XPNWS50

(2)

$39.95
Add to Cart
Arista 16-Gauge Speaker Wire

Arista 16-Gauge Speaker Wire

50 feet

Item #: 043185882

(1)

$14.99
Add to Cart
Original Monster Cable

Original Monster Cable

With gold pin connectors (15-foot pair)

Item #: 119OMC1515

(36)

$39.99
Add to Cart
Monster Cable SuperFlat™ Mini

Monster Cable SuperFlat™ Mini

Decor-friendly speaker cable with gold pin connectors (50-foot spool)

Item #: 119SFLM50

(25)

$34.95
Add to Cart
Monster Cable® 400sw

Monster Cable® 400sw

Subwoofer cable (4 meters/13.2 feet)

Item #: 119SW4004M

(32)

$39.95
Add to Cart
Monster Cable® 600sw

Monster Cable® 600sw

Subwoofer cable (4 meters/13.2 feet)

Item #: 119SW6004M

(24)

$59.95
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Irish Red

AudioQuest Irish Red

Subwoofer cable (16 meters/52.5 feet)

Item #: 703IRED16M

(1)

$219.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Black Lab

AudioQuest Black Lab

Subwoofer cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)

Item #: 703BLAB2M

(5)

$34.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest Boxer

AudioQuest Boxer

Subwoofer cable (5 meters/16.4 feet)

Item #: 703BXER5M

$219.99
Add to Cart
CableTruth 303S

CableTruth 303S

Subwoofer cable (9 ft.)

Item #: 865SBCBL9F

(4)

$29.99
Add to Cart
Monster crimp-on mini bananas

Monster crimp-on mini bananas

1 pair, 16-gauge

Item #: 119MTMB

(5)

Monster crimp-on banana connectors

Monster crimp-on banana connectors

1 pair, 12-gauge

Item #: 119MTRB

(4)

Monster Cable Twist-on Angled Gold Pins

Monster Cable Twist-on Angled Gold Pins

4 pair, 12-gauge

Item #: 119AGPTRH2

(9)

$13.95
Add to Cart
Monster XP Mini Twist-on Pin Connectors

Monster XP Mini Twist-on Pin Connectors

4 pair, 16-gauge (4 pair)

Item #: 119GPTMH

(14)

$11.95
Add to Cart
Sanus Home Theater Foundations® HTB7

Sanus Home Theater Foundations® HTB7

Adjustable stands for compact satellite speakers (Black)

Item #: 051HTB7B

(49)

$49.99
Add to Cart
Cambridge Audio Minx 600P Adjustable Floor Stands
$119.99
Add to Cart
Cambridge Audio Minx 600D

Cambridge Audio Minx 600D

Tabletop stand for select Cambridge Minx Min speakers

Item #: 779MTSA

(4)

$17.99
Add to Cart
Sanus Euro Foundations® EFSat

Sanus Euro Foundations® EFSat

Adjustable speaker stands for compact satellites (Black)

Item #: 051EFSATB

(23)

$79.99
Add to Cart
Cambridge Audio Minx 400M

Cambridge Audio Minx 400M

Pivoting wall mounts for select Cambridge Minx Min speakers (White)

Item #: 779MPWMWH

(8)

$24.99
Add to Cart
Pinpoint AM21

Pinpoint AM21

Wall- and ceiling-mount speaker bracket (White)

Item #: 121AM21W

(5)

$29.99
Add to Cart
Sanus WMS5

Sanus WMS5

Five-pack of wall/ceiling speaker brackets (Black)

Item #: 051WMS5B

(10)

$59.99
Add to Cart
Sanus WMS3

Sanus WMS3

Wall/ceiling speaker brackets (Black)

Item #: 051WMS3B

(10)

$29.99
Add to Cart
Pinpoint AM20

Pinpoint AM20

Wall- and ceiling-mount speaker bracket (Black)

Item #: 121AM20B

(49)

$34.99
Add to Cart
Pinpoint AM24

Pinpoint AM24

Adjustable wall-mount speaker bracket (Black)

Item #: 121AM24B

(20)

$24.99
Add to Cart
Pinpoint AM25

Pinpoint AM25

Ceiling-mount speaker bracket (Black)

Item #: 121AM25B

(17)

$24.99
Add to Cart
Pinpoint AM30

Pinpoint AM30

Adjustable wall-mount speaker bracket (Black)

Item #: 121AM30B

(32)

$19.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 600 USB

Monster Core Power® 600 USB

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121888

$34.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 350 USB

Monster Core Power® 350 USB

Space-saving surge protector with built-in USB charging (White)

Item #: 119121886

$24.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 1200 USB

Monster Core Power® 1200 USB

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121890

$59.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 650 USB

Monster Core Power® 650 USB

Space-saving surge protector with built-in USB charging (Black)

Item #: 119121824

$29.99
Add to Cart
Monster Core Power® 800 USB

Monster Core Power® 800 USB

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

Item #: 119121889

$49.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest FLX-X RCA Y-Adapter

AudioQuest FLX-X RCA Y-Adapter

1-female-to-2-male audio Y-adapter

Item #: 703F22M

$16.94
Add to Cart
Cambridge Audio Minx Min 21

Cambridge Audio Minx Min 21

Ultra-compact satellite speaker (White)

Item #: 779MINX21W

(7)

$179.99
Add to Cart
Cambridge Audio Minx Min 11

Cambridge Audio Minx Min 11

Ultra-compact satellite speaker (White)

Item #: 779MINX11W

(9)

$94.99
Add to Cart