Christian Gather and Holger Barske developed the Minium (the name originates
from aluminium, where the "alu" was omitted). It's a
2 way bass reflex speaker, where the Jordan JXR 6 HD full range driver is
the central component.
Due to the small size the Jordan JXR 6 HD is not capable of producing low bass at an adequate level, Therefore, two Visaton AL 130 take over below 500 Hz.
Excerpt of the review in Klang+Ton 4/2006:
... "Rather oriented towards a warm sound, this speaker provided a pleasant
and cosy atmosphere, without even a hint of metallic hardness. But still,
the required precision was there, and there was no boredom coming up. Three-dimensionality
is typically full range driver, extremely realistic and distinct, but with
more width than depth. And besides, the Minium didn't shove the sound right
under the listener's nose, but put it rather in between or behind the speakers.
There was just a hint of coloration, well known songs sounded slightly "displaced".
On the other hand, the bass scored by being enormously clean and tidy, without
even a hint of insecurity. Peaks were produced spot-on and precise, but without
any unpleasant edginess. Even at higher volumes the Minium kept her cool in
all frequency ranges - no screaming, no whining, no helter-skelter. Mid and
high frequencies were clean and well balanced, but could fall behind slightly
with muffled recordings. Especially vocals were convincing due to their absolute
natural reproduction as if there were no speakers at work. Acapella at a high
volume caused lasting goose flesh. For those who prefer a pleasant sounding
loudspeaker without compromising on precision the minimum is the ideal speaker,
by combining the talents of hard diaphragms with the virtue of British tuning
and the advantages of a small full range driver."
Our kit consists of:
Price for Minium kit without cabinet, per unit:
- not available
Price for high-end Minium kit without cabinet, per unit:
- not available
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