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Vimberg Mino Floor Standing Speaker (Pair)
Vimberg Mino Floor Standing Speaker (Pair)
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$39,370 Velvetec Finish
For other finish and tweeter choices, see our Options tab
Designed and built under the same roof as the ultra high-end masterpieces from Tidal, Vimberg has been created to be more financially attainable while giving you much of the same quality and unbelievable attention to detail. Created for the ultimate audio systems in mid-sized spaces, the Vimberg Mino challenges the very best available at any price. Part-time Audiophile said it best “My understanding is that this line of loudspeakers will very much have “DNA” derived from the much more expensive TIDAL brand. Think Toyota vs Lexus, if Lexus was Rolls Royce (if that makes sense).”
“Imagine with me for a moment. Let’s say Bugatti decided that it wanted to build a car that sold for $29,000 USD, and this car would also look, smell, feel, and drive like a $215,000 USD Bugatti. Albeit some minor engineering and production compromises would have to be made, but overall — the experience and emotions it would produce would be almost identical. That is what TIDAL Audio founder Jörn Janczak has just done with the development of his new VIMBERG™ company.” (Eric Shook, Audiohead.com?)
is a stunning 3-way speaker that features the same design as the larger Vimberg Tonda model, but with smaller drivers and cabinet suitable for mid-sized spaces. Speakers that strive for this level of quality will often overwhelm many normal listening rooms and that’s why the Mino is the sweet spot of the line as you get the quality of its larger sibling, but in a smaller package. It is a full-range speaker that is utterly transparent and neutrally balanced that Stereophile calls “A True Class A loudspeaker” and “rivaled what I remember experiencing with the seven-times-the-price Tidal Akira”. Subtle details, impeccable timing and three-dimensionality allow you to be fully immersed in the musical experience.
The Mino comes with a 30mm ceramic tweeter known for its stunning clarity and openness when combined with the crossovers from Vimberg using the best components available.
For those wanting the ultimate, the Mino D utilizes a pure diamond tweeter option or the Mino can be updated to this at a later date.
Ceramic midrange driver
This Accuton 90mm ceramic midrange driver is ultra lightweight to respond to musical impulses quickly and accurately. It is integrated perfectly with the either choice of tweeter.
Aluminum bass drivers
Three 168mm aluminium drivers from Accuton located in a precisely calculated cabinet volume give unbelievably deep, tight and forceful bass that belies the cabinet size.
While immense care and attention goes into the choice of drivers and cabinet design, it’s what is ‘unseen’ that often makes the biggest difference. Using Mundorf™ & Duelund™ crossover components with superb engineering and execution allows this crossover to provide seamless integration and incredibly linear response. Also, crucially important is that the crossover implementation results in the speaker being an easy amplifier load for a wide variety of high-end amplifiers and ensures consistent performance.
While many speakers mount the driver directly into an MDF cabinet, Vimberg goes much further to provide a solid, stable and vibration-free approach to getting the most from these spectacular Accuton drivers.
The midrange/tweeter unit and all bass drivers are mounted in an aluminum plate and uses aluminum internal mountings in a sandwich construction with the cabinet. The main body of the cabinet is a waterproof HDF fibre laminate that goes to another level beyond the ordinary for resonance control.
A stable footing
The Mino comes with a massive footer/outrigger arrangement milled from a solid block of aluminum. It is then connected to a unique 5-part isolation device with a Teflon-glider inlay to provide isolation, height adjustment and suitability for a variety of flooring. This level of stability and isolation allows the speaker to sing freely without music-robbing resonances.
High-end low mass speaker terminals
Vimberg uses Argento binding posts that might look rather unusual, but serve a great purpose in terms of sound quality. The contact area is pure silver while the rest of the binding post is a polymer that won’t magnetically interfere with the signal. While these binding posts can accept a variety of banana plugs, spade termination on your choice of speaker cable is recommended.
Mino (with Ceramic tweeter)
$39,370 (Velvetec Matt Finishes: Black, White, Blue, Orange, Green, Slate)
$45,720 (Piano Black, Piano White or Matt Wood Veneer)
$48,895 (Piano Wood Veneer)
Mino D (with Diamond tweeter) Note: the Mino can be upgraded to Mino D anytime later
$54,610 (Velvetec Matt Finishes: Black, White, Blue, Orange, Green, Slate)
$58,420 (Piano Black, Piano White or Matt Wood Veneer)
$62,230 (Piano Wood Veneer)
3-way full-range loudspeaker
VIMBERG™ MRD-cabinet made out of waterproof high density fiberlaminate and reinforcing aluminum elements for all drivers
1 x 30 mm Accuton™ Cell ceramic tweeter
1 x 90 mm Accuton™ Cell ceramic midrange woofer
3 x 168 mm Accuton™ Cell woofer, long excursion design with 3D shaped honeycomb sandwich diaphragm
optional: 30mm Accuton™ Cell diamond tweeter (Mino D), also upgradeable anytime later
high-end Mogami™ speaker cable wiring inside, Argento™ binding posts
high-end crossover with VIMBERG™ monopulse technology: linear frequency response with optimized impulse response
exclusive use of Mundorf™ & Duelund™ components
dual-Tune bass reflex port design for lowest port noise and selectable F3
decoupling height adjustable isolation gliders and 3D-shaped installation triggers for optimized setup and placement to every floor
exclusive VIMBERG™ real piano lacquer: summit white or jet black
exclusive VIMBERG™ VELVETEC: Summit White, Jet Black, Slate Grey, Sonoma Orange, Amethyst and other colors on request
nominal impedance: 4 ohm (lowest point: 3.8 ohm at 100Hz)
efficiency at 2.83V/1m/1KHz: 89dB
weight without packaging: 2 x 72 Kg (2 x 159 lbs.)
weight incl. packaging: 2 x 83 Kg (2 x 183 lbs.)
weight incl. optional ATA flightcases: 2 x 108 Kg (2 x 238 lbs.)
shipment dimensions: W 40cm x L 155 cm x H 60 cm
“Is the Mino a Tidal on the cheap? No – it’s a Vimberg! On this showing it need make no apologies for that. The beauty here goes way more than merely skin deep and, as attractive as the Mino most definitely is, its real appeal only emerges once you hear it sing. This isn’t Tidal-lite: instead its Tidal DNA applied just as meticulously to a more affordable set of parts – with spectacularly successful musical results.”
“In my room and with my ancillary gear, it produced a full-range, neutrally balanced, transparent sound that rivaled what I remember experiencing with the seven-times-the-price Tidal Akira. Yes, this is still a pricey loudspeaker, but the Mino's sound quality revealed that it had been designed and manufactured without compromise. A true Class A loudspeaker.”
Stereo Magazine – Cover story
“The extremely neutral and precise Mino plays in the uppermost echelons. Plasticity, dynamics and accuracy in exquisite material quality. Rather it is honest, and that’s what distinguishes the entire speaker. It embodies pure neutrality. The timing is almost unbelievable, as is the attention to detail and the pinpoint accuracy over the entire transmission range. Seamless dynamics, but also exquisite tonality should please the fans of classical music. In fact, this speaker is sensationally accurate, making it exciting and extremely fun!” (T. Frantzen, STEREO)
“…you may have heard me refer to the VIMBERG Mino loudspeakers as possibly the greatest bargain in hi-fi. To eat my own words for being less than accurate, the VIMBERG Mino loudspeakers are indeed not the greatest bargain in hi-fi. To be clear, they are the greatest bargain in Ultra-High-End audio.” (Eric Franklin Shook, parttimeaudiophile.com)
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The Vimberg Mino is one of the ultimate performance loudspeakers for the smaller to mid-sized room. You get the quality of its larger sibling Tonda without overloading a smaller space. Plus, the port plugs allow you to tune the speaker to your room and your tastes. With typical bass gain in smaller rooms, you will experience bass response similar to the Tonda in a larger space, but with a more compact package at a lower price.
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