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Minx M5 Multimedia Speaker System for PC, Mac, laptop and desktop computers

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  • 2.1 active desktop speaker system
  • 2 x satellite speakers
  • 1 x subwoofer with integrated amplifier and connection portsower
  • Desktop control hub with volume control, power control, USB audio input, aux input and headphone output
  • Compete with power cable, speaker cables, 3.5mm jack, USB cable and desktop stands
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Technical Details
BrandCambridge Audio
Item Weight7 Kg
Product Dimensions41.4 x 30.8 x 30.4 cm
Item model numberMINX M5
  
Additional Information
ASINB00C0SGBS0
Best Sellers Rank 2,541 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available18 Jun 2013
  
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Product Description

Listening to music on your computer should be a truly satisfying experience - instant, easy access to all your digital audio, streaming services, internet radio, movies and games. Minx M5 reproduces every sound with clarity, emotion and passion.

Two neat speakers with integrated stands
Compact Minx subwoofer for deep, low tones
Subwoofer contains the amplifier, all electronics and connections for your devices
USB audio input for optimal audio performance from any computer
All-in-one desktop control hub for volume, headphone jack and aux input
Dual inputs to connect your iPhone, iPad, TV or other devices

Two satellite speakers deliver an amazingly rich and detailed sound on a much bigger scale than you would imagine and the compact active subwoofer - which can be hidden from sight and controlled remotely - produces incredible deep, punchy bass. An integrated digital amplifier provides effortless room-filling power and bass control allows Minx M5 to be perfectly tuned to suit your room.

To get the best possible results from digital music stored or steamed from your computer, Minx M5 features a USB audio input and a high-quality DAC which process digital audio in a much purer way than your computer's soundcard can.

Also included with the Minx M5 system is a desktop control hub for power and volume adjustment. It also features an aux input for connection of other portable devices and a headphone socket for enhanced quality personal listening / gaming.

Comes complete with integrated stands and all cables needed for instant enjoyment your music, movies and games from any laptop or desktop computer.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Fan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Nov 2013
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**Update 9 Dec 2013**

My Mac has undergone some surgery (needed to replace HDD) and during the process the headphone jack appears to have been affected. So now I am feeding the audio via the USB connection, and if anything it is better! Very handy to have this option, as without it I would be having to buy a bluetooth receiver.

**End Update**

Got to say I'm pretty impressed with these. I had previously used the Creative T3 set-up which is very similar to this. Sadly my T3 bit the dust within weeks of purchase. Having once again spent a long time listening to the competition including the Boston Acoustics XS 2.1 and Bose Companion 3, I choose these and I'm not disappointed.

They seemed to offer the best bang for your buck and I still think that now. The imaging is not quite as pronounced as the T3, and the sub is no match for it, but the satellites are far superior. To my ears I think they deliver more mid-range. Also the sub might not be as punchy (as a T3), but for music that is no bad thing in my opinion. I needed to do less with equalizer settings for the M5 to sound good. Also the desktop controller is better I think. It has a discrete power light to confirm that it is on, and I really nice action on the swivel volume controller. Additionally the M5 does not require you to run your audio input to the back of the sub, you simply connect either USB or 3.5mm jack to the desktop controller (it also has a headphone socket on the controller).

In terms of build quality it seems to be pretty good. The speaker stands are a bit naff, just cheap silver plastic, but the satellite speakers themselves are well made with a reassuring weight to them. The sub feels equally substantial.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 31 May 2014
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If these are still available when you read this, and you are looking for a set of really good speakers for a PC, snap them up. They won't be around long at this price. Cambridge Audio have discontinued them, and are unlikely to produce a replacement version. Reading between the lines, they didn't sell well enough, but this probably had more to do with people nowadays tending to listen to music on phones through docking systems than the quality of the Minx system.

These are seriously good value. For your money, you not only get two decent quality speakers and a sub-woofer with its own amp, but a desktop mini-dock which connects computer and sub/amp, and also has a combination on/off switch and volume control, a headphone socket and a 3.5mm jack socket to connect an MP3 source such as an iPod. What sold me on them, however, was that the sub has its own DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). The audio comes via a USB connection, and the sub effectively does the work of a sound card and amplifier. For PCs without an upgraded sound card, and even more so for laptops, which don't have as many options for upgrading sound, this represents a huge improvement. (Plus you don't have to open up your machine, which not everyone is happy with, and the Minx system is more flexible than a sound card, which can only be used in one machine.)

Although these share the Minx brand with other Cambridge Audio products, they aren't the same as the Minx 11 speakers, but then those cost nearly £60 apiece, and the matching sub-woofers start at £250. The M5 desk stands share the same design as those used by the Minx 11, but are plastic rather than aluminium. Then again, the aluminium stands cost just under £10 each. The M5s don't feel (or sound) cheap, however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By karanm83 on 29 Jan 2014
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My current speaker system for my PC was bought in 2007 for £20, and it was a 5.1 system... so obviously the sound quality left a lot to be desired...

I am now moving house and the location of my computer will not be conducive to a 5.1 system. So I was in the market for a good 2.1 system. I liked the Bose Companion system but didn't think they were worth the money, so was after something more affordable, with a control pod and with a similar sound quality. After much searching, the price on these finally dropped and I grabbed them.

The set up was very simple, there are some concerns about wire length and what to do if they get damaged, but those concerns aside, for my needs everything was perfect, a simple desk, with Tower on the floor and Pod and speakers about 3 feet apart. They came packed very well and look fantastic - nothing fancy, yet with a more premium quality finish.

I used the USB connection as my MB built in audio, although adequate previously, is nothing special. From the very first note played there was a world of difference! Everything I listened to was just so much clearer! I am very impressed by the quality, there's no breaking, and it reproduces sound perfectly. I suppose I should mention I'm not an audiophile, and have never listened to really high end systems, so perhaps I'm missing something by comparison, but these are comparable to the sound quality I was getting from my Shure SE 535 Earphone.

The control pod is very smooth and responsive, and feels sturdy. The sound is quite loud for such small speakers, but I haven't turned them up all the way as I don't like particularly loud volumes anyhow.
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