Realising the Dream
The unique, one-piece thin-wall cabinet of the MINISSIMO is the best enclosure possible to make, which brings the innovative ARABESQUE concept a full circle. The shape was inspired by nature, but it took cutting-edge computer modelling to transform that inspiration into reality. Now, five years later, high-tech materials and manufacturing are used to fully realize its benefits. But in order to keep Crystal Cable's vision of the loudspeaker as an integrated system solution, we needed to look again at every aspect of the design.
Starting with drive units, we soon found that the SEAS parts we used so successfully in the ARABESQUE MINI could be employed again. But the superior mechanical performance of the MINISSIMO cabinet with its even lower coloration levels and reduced smearing of time and phase information allowed us to develop the ground-breaking Natural Science crossover topology*, delivering unprecedented resolution and phase linearity, coupled to a non-reactive impedance characteristic, maximizing speaker AND amplifier performance. All internal wiring employs Crystal Cable’s latest mono-crystal silver conductors. While the stand design and materials were also further refined to match perfectly with the new cabinet. The result is a true speaker system with the least distortion of any enclosure of its size. The MINISSIMO plays music with breath-taking levels of harmonic and dynamic resolution. Furthermore, it embodies a tonal colour, rhythmic articulation and natural dynamics.
*Natural Science crossover topology; a new topology that offers non-reactive electrical characteristics along with significantly improved phase linearity and rhythmic articulation as well as more realistic harmonic and spatial reproduction.
Small speakers are often described as sounding big – but sounding “big” is actually the result of exaggeration and additive coloration, aberrations that obscure the true structure of music and become frustrating over time. The MINISSIMO doesn’t need to sound “big” because it has so little sound of its own. Crystal Cable’s low-loss approach produces musical structure and low frequency information so clearly and correctly from this small cabinet that you’ll be astonished by the engaging sense of musical communication, scale and authority that it delivers. Little speakers never sounded so natural, your recordings will never have sounded so vivid and alive.This combined with it's integrated stand and monocrystal internal wiring resulted in a compact speaker of unprecedented performance at a lower price than even we thought was possible. Lastly, the automotive paint finishing makes the MINISSIMO as visually versatile as it is attractive.
- Cabinet machined from one solid piece of metal composite.
- Smooth shape minimizes resonance and allows for wide dispersion for easiest in room placement.
- Stands with internal dampening included
- Low noise bottom port for low distortion bass extension
- Laquered in three high-gloss multi layered durable colors.
- Special Berilium dome HF loudspeaker with Neodynium rare earth magnet.
- Special long through bass loudspeaker with Neodynium rare earth magnet.
- Stereo Matched pairs within 0.5dB
- Second Order Natural Sience filter (low Q).
- Large Silver-oil capacitors
- Low loss, low distortion air inductors.
- High purity resistors
- All Crystal cable solid silver wire.
- Single set of WBT NextGen silver.
- Freq. Response 48Hz -38kHz (+/-3dB)
- Bass power 150W
- THD 200Hz-20kHz <0.3% Efficiency 83dB@2.83v in 8Ohms
- Impedance nom 8 Ohm, min 7 Ohm