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Cambridge Audio Minx X200

Ultra-compact powered subwoofer (White)

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Our take on the Cambridge Audio Minx X200

by Kristen Schaub
Cambridge Audio

Why add a powered subwoofer?

A powered subwoofer gives you bass you can feel as well as hear. Our customers love the depth and impact their subs add to music and movies. We hear comments like "it brings out sounds I didn't know existed in discs I've watched a million times." Powered subwoofers aren't just for big bass that rattles your picture frames; they can also deliver tight, accurate lows. If you haven't shopped for a powered sub in a while, you might be surprised at how small they get. Look for an ultra-compact model if you want to tuck your sub away under an end table or in a corner.

Awesome bass from a hideaway sub

At just 9" cubed, it's hard to find a subwoofer that's smaller than the Minx X200. What's so great about that? Its diminutive size will make this sub incredibly easy to place in your living room. Under a side table, in a corner, next to your entertainment stand — you can place it almost anywhere without sacrificing your style. And like all Cambridge Audio Minx speakers, the X200 is carefully designed to deliver the purest sound, whether you're enjoying a live classical concert or an adrenaline-pumping car chase.

X200 in White

Engineered with passion

The Minx X200 uses a 6-1/2" forward firing driver made of a single piece of super-strong, aerospace-grade aluminum for amazing punch and attack. It's paired with dual passive radiators that add 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 X200 is several times its size.


size comparison

Minx speaker size comparison (from Left to Right): Min 10 satellite speaker, Min 20 satellite speaker, X200 subwoofer, X300 subwoofer, X500 subwoofer


Highlights:

  • 200-watt RMS amplifier
  • 6-1/2" front-firing woofer and dual 6-1/2" passive radiators
  • single-piece, aerospace-grade aluminum cones move air with incredible efficiency
  • frequency response 39-200 Hz (-6dB)
  • continuously variable 50-200 Hz crossover
  • specially designed DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for big bass from a small enclosure
  • adjustable phase control
  • line-level/subwoofer inputs and outputs
  • auto on/off mode
  • scratch-resistant high gloss lacquer finish
  • 8-5/16"W x 8-5/8"H x 10-7/8"D
  • weight: 11 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years speaker, 3 years amp and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Passive Radiator
Video Shielded
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No
Woofer Size (inches)
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6 1/2
Woofer Composition
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Aluminum
Firing Direction
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Front
Preamp-Level Inputs
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Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs
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No
Speaker-Level Outputs
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No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq
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50-200Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq
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None
Phase Switch
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Yes
Amplifier Output (watts)
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200
Frequency Response
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39-200 Hz
Height (inches)
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8-9/16
Width (inches)
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8-5/16
Depth (inches)
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10-7/8
Weight
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11 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty
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5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty
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3 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty
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3 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • High-gloss white powered subwoofer
  • Silver cloth grille (installed)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features
Controls
Connections

Features

Digital Signal Processor (DSP): The Cambridge Audio X200 powered subwoofer features built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which allows for smaller cabinet construction without sacrificing bass response.

200W Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio X200 powered subwoofer is equipped with a 200 watt (RMS) digital amplifier for increased efficiency and reliability.

6.5" Woofer: The Cambridge Audio X200 powered subwoofer uses a one-piece, aerospace-grade aluminum, front-firing 6.5" cone woofer to move air with incredible efficiency.

Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR): The Cambridge Audio X200 powered subwoofer utilizes two side-firing 6.5" auxiliary bass radiators (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.

High-Gloss Finish: The Cambridge Audio X200 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.

Controls

Volume Control: The Cambridge Audio X200 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 X200 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 X200's Auto On/Off feature will switch the powered subwoofer On and Off automatically by signal detection.

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.

 
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5 out of 5

Great subwoofer

Written By Dave, Chicago on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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I was looking for a new sub that I could discretely place in a recently renovated family room. I was skeptical due to the size (I have a 12" Infinity powered sub that is amazing), but it fit well in a corner cabinet in the room. The bass is excellent....granted room placement helps, but for 5.1 movies I only have it turned up about 30% to max and it fills the room with great bass. Excellent build quality too.
Pros:
Size, build quality, ease of set up
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Big Improvement

Written By Anonymous, Tuckahoe, NY on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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I had purchased a Sony SA-W2500 years ago and although I was never wowed with it, it was adequate for my setupt. I recently aquired 5 Cambridge Audio Minx Min 10 speakers, and decided to round out the set with the x200. I hooked the sub up to my Sony STR-DG910 and was somewhat disappointed with the the sound quality and power. I had been wanting to upgrade by receiver for some time and recently purchased the Denon X2000. After setting up the Denon, the difference was immediate and striking. Where my old sub provided a constant indistinct boom, the Minx x200 is smart and sophisticated. Simply put, it sounds great. I am very pleased with the unit. It is extremely well made and the size is perfect for a moderate sized room. I have nothing but good things to say thus far.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Bass!!

Written By Steven, South Dakota on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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I paired the Minx 200 with PSB Imagine B speakers. Created an outstanding full sound. I can punch up the bass if I want. Very clear and transparent and not "muddy" so a very nice match for the Imagine B's. Never felt underpowered. Have a "wow" factor. Friends have said this combination sounds better than a system they know that cost over 2X's what I paid.
Pros:
Size. Clarity. The controls are really nice as they allow you to match bass to personal preference levels and type of music. Very high quality cabinet materials and craftsmanship.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

BAM

Written By David, Ludington, mi on Friday, November 15, 2013
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Lotsa BAM for your buck, not to mention the size. Don't let the size fool you. this compact sub has the punch you need to add that extra thump to your movies. I have it inside of a cabinet so to keep my living room neat and uncluttered. Even in a enclosure it has plenty of power to give me the effects I am looking for.
Pros:
Size to power ratio
Cons:
none yet
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5 out of 5

Fantastic

Written By BrianD, NJ on Sunday, July 15, 2012
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For the money and size this subwoofer is amazing. I would recommend this to everyone.
Pros:
Nice quality bass
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Cambridge Audio Minx X200

Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Big things do come in small packages.
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