Silverline Audio Technology Minuet Supreme Bookshelf Speakers

3/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $600.00

Product Description

Small two-way bookshelf monitor/speaker.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mass_Wine_Guy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2011

Bottom Line:   
The Minuet Supreme is an exceptionally fine and balanced-sounding speaker for the money, given its size. Please note the last three words of the first sentence. There are several gushing professional reviews floating around the Web touting the Minuet as some giant killing minature sonic miracle. It is not.

It does have an extremely detailed, clear and transparent midrange; very good high end reproduction and excellent, if shallow, bass response. Bass notes are very clear in tone and pitch, but given the 3.25 inch woofer, there is only so much any speaker can do. Soundstage is pretty good. Depends on how good your amplifier is, I think.

Jazz, jazz and other vocals, most Rock and Roll, and especially acoustic music sound extremely real, not bright and satisfying. Generally, this speaker is quite suprisingly good for its size.

But it can't change the laws of physics. Having a 3.25 inch woofer and a 1 inch tweeter means that only so much music can be handled without becoming compressed and losing detail. I especially refer to orchestral and symphonic music, which can really sound like shrunken through these speakers. Driven at high volume, the Minuet often breaks up, resulting in an unpleasant harshness.

At low to moderate (but still lively) levels, they can handle most music thrown at them with realism and delicacy. But they are far from all-around speakers capable of doing it all. A separate subwoofer would no doubt be an enormous improvement and could change much of what I've written here.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010

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