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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/25 12:45:29 (permalink)
What he's not telling us is that he went to get a mini rig but was overruled by the missus...
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/25 14:56:33 (permalink)
The minirig was twice the price and (at the time) didn't even have Bluetooth.

The Sony is doing the job just fine so far. I'm rather pleased with it. The battery hasn't ran out on me yet but I keep it on charge when not in use and only really use it when its sunny and I'm out in the garden.

Neither devices actually do what I originally wanted in the original post anyway. I wanted WiFi really.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/25 16:14:23 (permalink)
A Minirig doesn't cost £160. You can nearly get 2 for that.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/25 16:28:04 (permalink)
The bluetooth one is about £150. I don't really see how a bit of wire is a £50 inconvenience though to be honest.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/25 16:34:07 (permalink)
What's the bass like on the Minirig? Trying to decide between this, the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Cambridge Audio Go V2. I have obviously noted all the pro Minirig posts but wondering how it'll perform without the sub.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/26 21:35:54 (permalink)
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I don't really see how a bit of wire is a £50 inconvenience though to be honest.


It is if you actually want to use your ipad
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2015/05/26 23:31:56 (permalink)
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What's the bass like on the Minirig? Trying to decide between this, the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Cambridge Audio Go V2. I have obviously noted all the pro Minirig posts but wondering how it'll perform without the sub.

Very decent, especially if in a corner. Not sure how it compares to the others though
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 18:57:29 (permalink)
@Mini sub owners.
 
Anyone encountered an imbalance with the bass when using a rig and a sub together? Maybe it's the acoustics of the room, or a connection problem, but the bass is overbearing on the track.
 
It's the same kind of sound that you get if you had it set up on low gain.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 19:01:47 (permalink)
I use my Bose Soundlnk II every day, makes a half decent soundbar for my TV / laptop.

It's so bass heavy you can't really rinse it, but at normal volumes it's brilliant.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 20:19:54 (permalink)
Got a Logitech UA Megaboom for sale, brand new, £120 plus shipping


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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 21:00:58 (permalink)
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@Mini sub owners.
 
Anyone encountered an imbalance with the bass when using a rig and a sub together? Maybe it's the acoustics of the room, or a connection problem, but the bass is overbearing on the track.
 
It's the same kind of sound that you get if you had it set up on low gain.


You sure the sub isn't on high gain when the rigs are on low gain?

If not, I find it can generally be fixed by moving the sub away from any walls/room corners to lessen the amplification of the sound. Same works a treat the other way round when you want it a bit more booming as well.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 21:06:38 (permalink)
Wanted a Ue Boom II but missed out when it was 85 at Christmas. Settled for JBL Flip 3 when that got reduced recently, which I'm pretty pleased with. It needs a case to protect the woofers. Fucking loud, still.


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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 21:47:45 (permalink)
This thing is tonk tbf never used it but apparently it's waterproof etc.


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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 21:50:08 (permalink)
Looks good but they're only £100 delivered on amazon.

sigs have returned
 
BRB
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 21:56:21 (permalink)
That's the main reason I did go for the mega boom when I missed out on the other deal. Its too heavy for what I wanted it for. The Bose is ok but not bassy enough. I fucked about too much at Christmas looking at deals lol


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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/06 23:49:28 (permalink)
Majik
This thing is tonk tbf never used it but apparently it's waterproof etc.

Saw one of these in Croatia. Can comfirm it tonks.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/07 00:11:51 (permalink)
I have a Boom II. It is excellent
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/07 08:37:36 (permalink)
Mini rigs are the one.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/14 18:13:18 (permalink)
Just received an email. Good news...

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We are happy to announce the release of the new and improved Minirig Speaker

Available to purchase from our site at 12pm tomorrow the 15th of March 2017
Now with:
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Minirig keeps on improving through over the air updates on Android & IOS

https://minirigs.co.uk
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/14 18:35:01 (permalink)
I have the 15th minirig made and it's still going strong :)

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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/14 19:08:48 (permalink)
Nice. Mine is number 115 by the looks of it (also bought on release) and still going strong. Still, strongly tempted by this new badboy.

I've enjoyed watching the rise of the Minirig. They definitely deserve the success they're having.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/03/22 11:46:20 (permalink)
All about the minirig link up a few years back at Bangface, think it ended up being about 20 minirigs and 3-4 subs. Was actually pretty damn loud. 
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/07/16 16:35:52 (permalink)
I grabbed a minirig just now to take away on holiday.

Uhmd and aahd about it and then remembered how pissed off I'd be with only a shit speaker to listen to for 2 weeks.

Sounds like it's gonna be great tbh.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/07/16 20:13:02 (permalink)
A wise move, Daz, great it will be.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/07/17 12:58:17 (permalink)
Ascension
A wise move, Daz, great it will be.



It turned up already, gotta love Amazon Prime!
 
Sounds good! Just got it playing some music on low gain mode at the moment. I guess this thing has a bit of a wear-in period - any of you guys who've had them a while know how long until it reaches peak audio quality? 
 
Sounds great already tbf - awesome for something of it's size! 
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2017/07/17 13:06:25 (permalink)
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A wise move, Daz, great it will be.



It turned up already, gotta love Amazon Prime!
 
Sounds good! Just got it playing some music on low gain mode at the moment. I guess this thing has a bit of a wear-in period - any of you guys who've had them a while know how long until it reaches peak audio quality? 
 
Sounds great already tbf - awesome for something of it's size! 




burn-in is usually a load of old 'audiophile' bollocks.  more often than not the only wearing in taking place is the user getting acquainted with the sound.   just see whether the manufacturer recommends it and follow their advice.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2018/04/18 18:34:28 (permalink)
Got a minirig 2.

Bit disappointed tbh.
It tries to eq itself as you turn it louder, there's and audible blip when it does this and the bass is a bit low at high volumes. Not expecting pounding thud but for the money (£129) id expect more.
I have a Betron cube thing for £10 of Amazon and although it's not near the levels of the minirig, the minirig is no way near any value for money as far as I can tell.
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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2018/04/18 18:45:11 (permalink)
SmokedEggs


burn-in is usually a load of old 'audiophile' bollocks.  more often than not the only wearing in taking place is the user getting acquainted with the sound.   just see whether the manufacturer recommends it and follow their advice.


Just my view - but I think burn in is very very real. The thiele smalle parameters - and specifically the compliance of woofers - changes a lot during burn in. I reckon the bollocks is that people believe they can hear it. I think "getting familiarised with the sound of those speakers, in that position, in that room" and enjoying that familiarity is the real bit.

Our ears are quite fallible. I have plenty of (real and anecdotal) evidence that some people simply like the sound of distortion.

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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2018/04/18 19:02:07 (permalink)
And in English "things get more easily wobbled when they've been wobbled lots".

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Re: recommend an outdoor speaker 2018/04/18 23:58:05 (permalink)
Got a Minirig and Sub, it's a great combo but it came with a fault so had to fuck around for months getting it sent back to UK for repair. The customer service was pathetic on my first attempt to get it fixed.
When it's working though, awesome little setup. Just a little clumsy needing all the wires to connect to the subs and other rigs, although hard to see how they would fix that issue without compromising their selling point of it being tiny.
 
A few years ago I'd have been all over this, pricey though and really I'd never use it now. Saw Doorly playing at Snowbombing with it. Up the mountain, just setting up at random spots next to the ski runs:
 
https://soundboks.com/soundboks2/
 
Innit786
Got a minirig 2.

Bit disappointed tbh. 
It tries to eq itself as you turn it louder, there's and audible blip when it does this and the bass is a bit low at high volumes. Not expecting pounding thud but for the money (£129) id expect more.
I have a Betron cube thing for £10 of Amazon and although it's not near the levels of the minirig, the minirig is no way near any value for money as far as I can tell.

 
If you want decent bass from a Minirig you have to get a sub. The rig is better than anything else of its size but it can't put out any proper bass, you can hear it but not feel it.
 
 
post edited by Grade - 2018/04/19 00:00:47


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