Video: Cambridge Audio Minx Min satellite speakers
Huge sound from tiny speakers
When you hear the big sound coming out of Cambridge Audio's Minx Min speakers, you'll wonder how a speaker so small can sound that way. They employ a clever, flat-speaker design that fills a room with sound while taking up very little space. Ben from Cambridge Audio tells us more in this video.
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Ben: The latest generation of Minx satellites are the Min 12 and the Min 22. So what we've changed, what we've updated, since the old Min 11s and Min 21s is the new satellites use the very latest generation of our flat-panel BMR hybrid speaker technology. So the fourth generation of BMR driver uses the very latest one, which is also found in our Aeromax floor-standing and stand-mount speakers.
BMR stands for Balanced Mode Radiator. It's a hybrid speaker technology. The flat surface of the speaker ripples a little bit like an NXT panel to create high frequency, while at the same time, the whole thing is moving pistonically like a traditional driver to create low frequency. And what that means is that from a single 2-1/4" driver we have a full range speaker, so this speaker will go all the way from 20k all the way down to about 120Hz.
In the Min 12 we simply use one of these BMR drivers but in the Min 22 we add not a second BMR, although it looks like it, but actually a dedicated woofer to create some lower frequency and to improve the power handling of the Min 22.
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