The X201 was for the vanity area at the end of a large master suite, 15 feet wide, 35 feet long with 11 foot high cathedral ceilings. It is so small it sits in the back corner under the vanity seated desk space on the floor without getting in the way. It is paired with two Minx Min 12's on the ceiling above the vanity and an Onkyo stereo receiver under the vanity at about 100W per channel receiving subwoofer preamp out on one RCA phono cable. You may be able to push this sub to the distortion level in a room this big, but you are looking at a very large room, and your neighbors wont' like it that loud. It is nice to have the crossover marked on the back for Min 12's, and also to have the separate volume control. I had to cover the blue standby power light for night time sleep distraction, but that is the only downside to this gutsy tiny speaker, with big clear sound. It is the only solution of it's kind in a package that small, for real quality sound, that I am aware of. I am so glad it comes in white to match decor! It looks good on the white Italian marble style porcelain floor tiles, with a fantastic high gloss finish. Delivery was prompt and FREE TO ALASKA! Thanks Crutchfield, that is such an amazing thing for us to enjoy up here! This sub is not overpriced, it delivers real power and fidelity where you would not think there is space. I have another slated for the guest room, where it will likely fit under the bed, or in a corner of the closet.
Pros: Very nice to look at, something to display, not hide, looks good at eye level on a shelf. Big, tight sound, a bit mind bendingly so for the size, too. Fits about anywhere. Full controls on the back to tune for system needs. Not a toy, even though it is very small for a sub. Great and adjustable for small and medium sized rooms, still adequate for most purposes even in large rooms. Two of these would likely out perform most $700 single subs in a large room, with their superior dispersion.
Cons: You'll need a small square of tape to cover the blue power indicator light on the back for bedrooms at night. One might not be enough for very large rooms if you desire a powerful home theater presence. I wish there were more critical music reviewers writing about the Minx series to compare them, they just sound great to me, but it would be nice to get side by sides with other systems.