Cambridge Audio Minx micro system launches

Exclusive access and hands-on preview

Love music and film but no space for a chunky set of ugly living room speakers? HiFi expert Cambridge Audio has launched a cracking new sound system to solve both predicaments.

Minx is a speaker system on a mission to unite the disconnected worlds of genuine hi-fi sound and design miniaturisation, according to Cambridge Audio.

Check out these exclusive Cambrige Audio Minx system pictures

A variety of micro-sized satellite speakers and a choice of three subwoofers of varying oomph combine to create an ideal, pocket-sized audio solution. The entire system features high-end BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) technology that, in our experience of the Minx, creates a superb sonic soundstage. Both film and music excel.

Minx will be launched to the press simultaneously in London tonight and at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta. However, T3 was given an exclusive preview a couple of weeks ago. To say we were impressed is a gross understatement.

The opening sequence to the Quantum of Solace is exciting enough on a 2.1 Minx system. Add three more Min10 satellites (that only measure 8 x 8cm each) and the guttural bass-y roar of the Aston Martin, the flying shards of disintegrating Alpha Romeos and the almost-orchestral sound of all-encompassing gunfire is enough to have you ducking behind the sofa. The 5.1 Minx family is so well-balanced, you can almost hear the dust settle as Bond’s knackered motor gracefully enters the Italian cittadella.

Listening to Raising Sand by Alison Krass and Robert Plant delivered more Minx treats. The duo’s sultry vocals still managed to punch above the bluesy guitars while the drums attacked from all sides. Even with the tension building throughout the track, the Minx kept its cool. Again, extremely impressive for a system that seems to be at home in a dedicated AV room or an über cool penthouse apartment.

The analog synth workout in Roisin Murphy’s Overpowered is similarly impressive; wide delivery of frequencies and rolling yet controlled bass.

Everything we experienced demonstrates that the Minx is a truly versatile sound system.

Finished in scratch resistant black or white high gloss, all three subwoofers feature one-piece aerospace grade aluminium cones. Passive radiators are used instead of more common bass ports.

Wall or tabletop mountable the nano-sized Cambridge Audio Minx system will be coming to a living room near you in November, priced from an equally minimalist £349.95.

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