Cambridge Audio Minx Min 12
Ultra-compact satellite speaker (Black)
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Our take on the Cambridge Audio Minx Min 12 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
A fantastic little speaker just got even better
We've always loved the positively huge sound that comes from Cambridge Audio's tiny Minx Min Series speakers. Seriously, speakers this small shouldn't sound this good! So when Cambridge announced the Minx Min 12, the latest version of their little mighty mites, we knew good things were in store. At just over 3" cubed, these remarkably small speakers will instantly fill your living space with a tonal presence that has to be heard to be believed. Whether you're looking to maximize your music or movie experience or add depth to your favorite TV shows and sports events, the newly refined Minx Min 12 is waiting to show you what you've been missing.
Note: We highly recommend using these satellites with a powered subwoofer for full-range sound.
Pictured with a tabletop stand (available seperately), Cambridge Audio's tiny Minx Min 12 can deliver detailed, spacious sound almost anywhere you put it.
The "BMR" advantage for natural, spacious sound
The Minx Min 12 rewrites 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 Min 12 to cover a much wider frequency range than 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 12'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 BMR driver also features a larger magnet structure for greater efficiency, and increased driver excursion for improved bass handling, better integration with a subwoofer, and richer sound.
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 12 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, or go for the larger Minx Min 22 models in the front of your room with Minx Min 12s in the back.
- frequency response 150-20,000 Hz
- recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
- sensitivity 86 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- 4th generation 2-1/4" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) full-range driver with better dispersion for a wider soundstage
- larger magnet structure 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 3-1/8"H x 3-11/16"D
- weight: 0.95 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
Great sound, very small footprint.
Ray, Pittsburgh, PA
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||N/A|
|Midrange Size (inches)||2.25|
|Woofer Size (inches)||N/A|
|Frequency Response||150-20k Hz|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||31-36|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) Technology: The Cambridge Audio Minx MIN12 satellite speaker features a single 2.25" BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) driver. 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 MIN12 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 MIN12 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 MIN12 satellite speaker can be table-top mounted, wall mounted, or placed on a floor-standing speaker stand.
- Table-Top Mount: The Minx MIN12 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 MIN12 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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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs
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Cambridge Audio Minx Min speakers give you big sound from a small size. They employ a flat-speaker design that fills a room with sound while taking up little space.
Why did you buy this?
Compact full-range speaker I'm going to try using as a center channel under my projection in a small apartment. If I can tune it to blend smoothly I'll buy more as surrounds. [ Mark Aug 02, 2018 ]
My home theater system needs a couple of small speakers to provide the height effect. These came with solid reviews, Cambridge speakers are noted for the neutrality, and these will be easy to hide (a must to preserve domestic tranquility). [ JOHN Apr 01, 2018 ]
Seemed like a very good speaker for the price. [ Devin Mar 21, 2018 ]
we were looking for compact stereo speakers with good sound. the reviews indicate that these have a solid sound. so the speakers fit both requirements. [ Ray Mar 06, 2018 ]
size and reviews [ Tom Jan 01, 2018 ]
Surround Sound Speakers [ David Dec 19, 2017 ]
good reputation [ Gregory Aug 26, 2017 ]
Size and reviews [ Robert Aug 21, 2017 ]
Best value. [ LEE Aug 18, 2017 ]
Quality of sound and price of product are both competitive with other high end models that are far more pricey. [ M Jul 30, 2017 ]
size [ Allen Apr 11, 2017 ]
compact size and high ratings [ James Apr 06, 2017 ]
Quality-size combo. [ R Mar 19, 2017 ]
Size and quality [ Niel Oct 19, 2016 ]
size [ Christopher Aug 27, 2016 ]
recommended by crutchfield whom i trust [ Kenneth Aug 02, 2016 ]
Good Crutchfield review and needed a compact Speaker [ LESLIE Jul 09, 2016 ]
I need compact speakers; I read that these are among the best, esp. for the price. [ Joseph D. Jun 08, 2016 ]
i need additional speaker for my 7.1 home theater set up [ Romeo Lorenzo Jun 05, 2016 ]
It was recommended to me by Mr. Stone, your representative Stone's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=188 [ Michael Jun 01, 2016 ]
size/reviews [ john Mar 25, 2016 ]
Small form factor. [ Michael Jan 10, 2016 ]
medium price and needed one stand alone speaker. [ Marilyn Jun 22, 2018 ]
Small size and great reviews. The location required something under 4", plus it was unobtrusive. [ David Apr 24, 2018 ]
We loved the related X201 subwoofer, and look forward to seeing if the Minx Min 12's and 22's play as well with the incredible subwoofer as some reviews say. There are not enough reviews, so I will send more feedback in a little while after I hear them. The size and appearance of these tiny guys are a no brainer for looks when mounted up high in sub/satellite arrangements. [ John Apr 09, 2018 ]
Small size for discreet height speakers [ Nishant Feb 13, 2018 ]
Size, style. [ Zachary Oct 19, 2017 ]
It fits the player I bought from you [ Beverly Apr 13, 2017 ]
Wanted a small quality speaker for a new entertainment unit. Recognize the brand as a high quality company, the size and price is perfect. [ Robert Apr 05, 2017 ]
Compact size and choice of black or white. I chose white. [ Juan Mar 31, 2017 ]
Value and performance [ Alexander Jan 12, 2017 ]
Reviews of this product and looking for a small speaker [ KENNETH Jul 30, 2016 ]
Reviews indicate that this will be a good speaker of modest proportions but offering great sound. [ ANTHONY JH May 23, 2016 ]
7 questions already asked
They sure can work with that receiver and ceiling mount brackets so they point down so they can be used for Dolby Atmos! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Feb 08, 2018 ] Staff
1 answer I I checked the Minx Min 12 I received from Crutchfield with a VOM and they read 64K ohms plus, or across the terminals so they MUST have a high pass blocking capacitor in series. SO it appears they CAN be powered with an amp THAT DOES NOT have bass management for satellites. Can anyone from the Cambridge team confirm? [ Mr. Ken Sep 20, 2017 ]
Hey Ken! I run my Mind Minis through a Yamaha R-S700 100wpc amp without any issues, but your definitely gonna have to run a subwoofer with the minis, because you will not get the bass.. I love these speakers. Hope this helps.. [ Michael Sep 21, 2017 ]
No [ RICHARD Aug 07, 2017 ]
Yes [ RICHARD Sep 21, 2016 ]
I would think so I have the speakers located at the furthest end of my house and I don't have to turn the volume pass 5. [ Joseph Sep 20, 2016 ]
No. It's a small speaker for small rooms. They sound nice for their size but the laws of physics still apply -- two tiny speakers won't fill a medium-sized hall with sound. [ Jonathan Sep 20, 2016 ]
I would use something a bit more robust. I have mine hooked up to a Yamaha R-S700 100 wpc with a sub woofer. Being the Minx Min are More for highs than lows, look into the next model up being it has a midrange and a tweeter all in one.. Hope this helps [ Michael Sep 20, 2016 ]
Yea i would say you can for a hall [ Tom Sep 21, 2016 ]
for pair [ enrique ortiz Jul 26, 2016 ]
This is sold individually.. Great speakers I highly recommend. [ Michael Jul 25, 2016 ]
No each speaker is $99 a pair is $198 [ RICHARD Jul 25, 2016 ]
200.00 for the pair. They sound great. I have a Yamaha sub woofer from my previous speakers and it makes them sound much larger than they are. [ Robert Jul 25, 2016 ]
Yep, I have them set up that way, no problem at all. [ Michael Nov 10, 2017 ]
No [ Dave Nov 09, 2017 ]
The spec says they do. Looking at mine I think if you remove the screw terminal then a hole is left to insert a banana plug. [ David Nov 09, 2017 ]
Yes. It already comes with them plugged in. Just pull them out to use your own. [ BRUNO G Nov 09, 2017 ]