I bought a Cambridge Audio Minx S215 (5.1) setup the other day, consisting of five Min10 BMR satellites and the X200 subwoofer, and having now got them connected up, I thought I should record my first impressions. It is probably worth saying why I chose the Minx setup. I was replacing an old Philips all-in-one system, had already bought a Sony STR-DA2400ES receiver and was looking for budget speakers that would be good enough for music as well as TV & movies. I had thought about the Boston Acoustics Soundware XS as the room layout made positioning even bookshelf speakers very difficult, but had then decided I really should go for bookshelfs to get the sound I wanted for music. I was on the point of buying a Q Acoustics 1010i setup, but having listened to them in the shop, I was slightly disappointed in their clarity although they had a nice full sound. At the same time, I had a quick listen to the Minx speakers and I was seriously impressed with their clarity although they were above my budget. Trying to stick to my budget, I reserved the QA 1010i set for a couple of days while I went home to have a think about things. Having looked at the room again, bookshelf speakers were going to be a nightmare. The TV is next to an archway so they couldnt be wall-mounted, and would have to go on stands where they would be at serious risk from dogs and grandchildren! The Minx satellites, however, at only 3 inches square, could go on the equipment stand where they would be safe. So I went back to the shop for another listen with the thought of perhaps buying a 2.1 setup, or maybe a centre as well and retaining my old rear speakers until I could afford more. The demo in the shop was pretty limited as they were wired up in a demo unit which could only be driven by an iPod, but at least I could listen to the same music (albeit mp3) on similarly priced bookshelf speakers. The sound from the Minx was not as full as from bookshelf setups, but again the clarity was better and the bass was all there, even from the diminutive 9 inch square X200 subwoofer. To cut a long story short, without having to spend money on stands, and needing some other kit as well, I was able to haggle a little and came away with the full 5.1 setup. I have now got everything wired up, although the rear speakers are not properly positioned yet. I am familiarising myself with the new receiver, and although I am still playing around with calibration and equalisation settings, I am extremely pleased with the Minx speakers. To be honest, virtually anything was going to be a huge improvement on the old kit, so I cant really give any meaningful comparisons, but I am more than happy with them for both music and movies. For movies, they are superb and the subwoofer seems to deliver all it should. Its a 200W subwoofer with only a 6.5 active driver, but also two 6.5 passive Auxiliary Bass Radiators which seem to enable it to deliver the goods. For music, again the clarity is superb, and the bass performance excellent. I dont think the sound is quite as full as you would get with larger speakers, so personal preference perhaps plays a big role here, but I prefer the added clarity and I am experimenting with equalization settings a bit, and may well end up turning down the treble slightly. The satellites are BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speakers which use a single driver which simultaneously acts as a piston and a bending mode radiator to deliver the full range of frequencies. Cambridge Audio claim that BMR speakers deliver a much broader sound dispersion and I think this is helping in our room where we have two sofas pushed into the far left and right corners of the room (because of an archway, fireplace, front door and stairs), and often four or more people are listening from all around the room. As you may gather, these speakers seem to be proving ideal for me, but personal preference is a huge part of this decision. I would definitely recommend anyone considering these to get a demo. Any views from others who have had a listen to these?