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Cambridge Audio Minx Min 22

Ultra-compact satellite speaker (Black)

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Our take on the Cambridge Audio Minx Min 22

We're big fans of Cambridge Audio here at Crutchfield, so when they dropped by recently to demonstrate their newest gear, our training room was packed.  Among the impressive demos we enjoyed was their Minx Min 22, an ultra-compact bookshelf speaker. Hooked to a Cambridge Audio integrated amp and paired with a Minx X301 powered sub, a pair of these little gems knocked us out with a wide, deep, and detailed sound that totally filled the room. Cambridge explained that one of the secrets to the Min 22's amazing sound was the latest evolution to their renowned flat-piston driver, the BMR, or Balanced Mode Radiator.

Cambridge Audio does it again

We're big fans of Cambridge Audio here at Crutchfield, so when they dropped by recently to demonstrate their newest gear, our training room was packed.  Among the impressive demos we enjoyed was their Minx Min 22, an ultra-compact bookshelf speaker. Hooked to a Cambridge Audio integrated amp and paired with a Minx X301 powered sub, a pair of these little gems knocked us out with a wide, deep, and detailed sound that totally filled the room. Cambridge explained that one of the secrets to the Min 22's amazing sound was the latest evolution to their renowned flat-piston driver, the BMR, or Balanced Mode Radiator.

Note: We highly recommend using these satellites with a powered subwoofer for full-range sound.

The "BMR" advantage for natural, spacious sound

What's this driver's secret, a flat speaker surface that combines the traditional "pistonic" movement of speaker cones with a "bending-wave" movement to create sound. That's what allows the Min 22 to cover a much wider frequency range than other comparably sized speakers. You'll also experience much broader sound dispersion across your entire room. Plus, the compact, acoustically damped cabinet offers extreme rigidity for pure, clean sound no matter how intense your music or movies get.

What makes the 4th generation BMR driver special

The Minx Min 22's latest 4th generation BMR driver features more rigid construction than previous designs for even better dispersion. That extra-wide dispersion means you can put your speakers where you want and still enjoy deep, spacious stereo or surround sound throughout your entire room. This makes Minx Min speakers ideal for room layouts where your speaker placement options are less than optimal. The new BMR driver also features a larger magnet structure for greater efficiency, and increased driver excursion for better integration with a subwoofer, and richer sound. Along with the new BMR, the Min 22 incorporates a custom, dedicated woofer for further improvement to the bass handling.

Speakers that fit your lifestyle

Naturally, you want your speakers to fit into your home, rather than having to design your living space around your system. That's why the compact Minx Min 22 satellites include a keyhole slot wall mounting bracket. They can also be swivel-mounted to your wall, placed on stands, or positioned on a tabletop using optional hardware. You can mix and match between colors. Use the larger Minx Min 22 models in the front of your room with the even smaller Minx Min 12s in the back.

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 120-20,000 Hz
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • sensitivity 88 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • 4th generation 2-1/4" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) full-range driver with better dispersion for a wider soundstage
  • custom dedicated 2-1/4" woofer for improved bass handling
  • larger magnet structures than previous generation for greater efficiency
  • acoustically damped thermo-polymer and extruded aluminum cabinet
  • scratch-resistant high gloss lacquer finish
  • removable binding post terminals accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, or banana plugs
  • included keyhole slot wall mounting bracket
  • screw hole for use with optional pivoting wall bracket, floor stand, or tabletop stand
  • 3-1/8"W x 6-1/8"H x 3-11/16"D
  • weight: 1.65 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Satellite loudspeaker
  • Grille (pre-installed)
  • 6mm Screw (pre-installed)
  • Keyhole slot adapter
  • 4 Rubber pads
  • Installation Guide

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BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) Technology: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN22 satellite speaker features two 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drivers. The Cambridge Audio BMR driver utilizes 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.

Acoustically Damped Cabinet: The MIN22 satellite speaker employs an acoustically damped thermo-polymer cabinet to prevent distortion caused by resonance and vibration. Its acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure delivers greater detail and accuracy.

Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN22 satellite speaker is equipped with a pair of binding post terminals. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and spade-connectors. 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 MIN22 satellite speaker can be table-top mounted, wall mounted, or placed on a floor-standing speaker stand.

  • Table-Top Mount: The Minx MIN22 satellite speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet to simply place the speaker 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 MIN22 features a rear-mounted 6mm threaded insert which allows you to wall-mount the speaker 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 insert on the back of the satellite speaker can be used to attach the speaker to the Cambridge Audio Minx Floor Stands (779MFSB, sold separately).

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Why did you buy this?

The size [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 09, 2018 ]
Needed a very small center channel speaker. Reviews said that this worked well and all others were way too large for placement. [ Cheryl  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Awesome sound quality! [ Eric  Nov 11, 2017 ]
Amazing sound for such a small form factor. I have used a pair of minx 22 for my surround speakers and have been extremely impressed. I'm purchasing a 2nd pair to add as height speakers. [ Nissim  Nov 06, 2017 ]
The unique driver design and small size; perfect as a system monitor. [ M  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Upgrade from minx min 11. [ Mark  Dec 13, 2015 ]
Wanted white to blend in with bookcase and got good reviews [ Edward  Jul 19, 2018 ]
dolly [ JOHN  Dec 06, 2017 ]
I reconfigured my home theater system to use front height speakers and initially used some old small speakers for the height channels. I am now replacing those with the Cambridge Audio Minx Min 22. Size and color are important considerations and of course I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by an improvement in sound as well. [ Robert  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Combination of several factors: (a) good size for the intended space, (b) seemed to have more complete capabilities than Cambridge Min 11, and (c) reasonable price. Also considered Polk product. [ William  May 22, 2017 ]
Size and color, and reputation of CA [ Jason  Feb 06, 2017 ]
To add a 6 .2 system [ Brian  Jul 24, 2016 ]

8 questions already asked

I have 6 currently hooked up to my yamaha receiver. 3 front 3 back. 5 would be just fine to use also. Sound really good and exceptionally clear. [ Brian  Mar 15, 2018 ]
I'm really not to sure. I'm using them as atoms speakers.I wish I could be more helpful. [ JOSEPH D  Feb 17, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. You are correct, the stands are optional. They are available here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_779MTSA/Cambridge-Audio-Minx-600D.html [ Kenny  Oct 21, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jun 17, 2015 ]  Staff
They come with a small stick on mount that you can use. But if you want a more substantial wall or selling mount you must purchase them separately. Crutchfield has them, however, the series of screws in the package does not fit the speaker. I had to go to Lowes and purchase a longer screw than included in the package. [ Douglas  Oct 27, 2016 ]
The speakers did not come with the mount so I purchased the following. This mount worked well with aiming and was far enough from the ceiling to install the speakers vertical or horizontally. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_121AM25W/Pinpoint-AM25-White.html?tp=586 [ Ernest  Oct 26, 2016 ]
I use them as my front speakers for my Bose surround system and thus have them on pedestal stands. Sorry, I don't remember if they come with wall mounts but I think they do. [ JEFFREY  Oct 26, 2016 ]
NO [ Brian  Oct 25, 2016 ]
Nope - you need to buy them. The speakers are great tho - look terrific, small, great sound! [ Farmer Andy  Oct 25, 2016 ]
No, but they are very easy to wall mount and are light enough that a very inexpensive 7.5 lb capacity wall mount kit will do it no problem. [ Eric  Oct 25, 2016 ]
You can certainly use these speakers without an external subwoofer but you will not have some of the deepest frequencies without the sub. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Jan 27, 2016 ]  Staff
The Minx 22 offers more robust performance with a dedicated driver just for the bass frequencies. It has wider frequency response and great efficiency so, yes, you will notice an improvement when you upgrade. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Jan 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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