Barefoot Sound MiniMain 12
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
The MiniMain™12 is a unique combination of high linearity and power in a compact monitor. Think of it as a "nearfield on steroids". As a nearfield the MiniMain produces an effortlessly clean signal with headroom that never seems to end. Crank it up and the MiniMain has the impact, clarity, and WOW! factor to redefine the definition of a main monitor. "Main monitor" now means "the only monitor you may ever need". To this end my unique adjustable Baffle Step Compensation Filter™ precisely aligns the response for either freestanding or soffit mount applications.
The high frequency drive units are each coupled to tapered waveguide rear chambers to minimize cavity resonances. The massively braced, highly damped sealed chambers yield mercilessly uncolored sound. The MiniMain™12 is not for those who need to hide their work! Extremely low distortion and low Q impulse response provide long hours of fatigue free listening.
Power is also no afterthought with the MiniMain™12. Considering the unquestionable benefits of an active system, why should a monitor compromise on the very components that bring those benefits to life?
From input to output I designed the MiniMain™12 as an integral unit. Linearity in the power module is every bit as important as linearity in the speaker section. To this end, the massive vibration damped rear chassis houses two custom 250W Bryston SST power amplifiers. These amps are driven by an elegant minimalist preamplifier section featuring an ultra-quiet dual stage power supply, Class A circuitry, and stepped attenuators. I have eschewed the use of extraneous adjustment filters in favor of absolutely maximizing the signal integrity from input to acoustic output.
Tweeter: 1" soft dome, rear chamber with aerodynamic venting.
Midbass: dual 5" polymer, critically damped alignment, sealed waveguide chambers.
Sub: 12" aluminum, ±1" linear excursion, sealed chamber, active low frequency alignment, Q=0.707, shallow 12bB/octave roll off.
Crossovers: 2kHz minimum phase passive, 110Hz minimum phase active
HF Amplification: Powered by Bryston SST ™ 250W, discreet circuitry, independent power supply.
LF Amplification: Powered by Bryston SST ™ 250W, discreet circuitry, independent power supply.
Frequency Response: ±1.5dB 38Hz-20kHz, -3dB @32Hz.
Minimalist Controls: Input level stepped attenuator from 0dB to -15dB, Baffle Step Compensation Filter™ to adjust low frequency acoustic loading.
Footprint: 17.5"x20"x16.5" (445x4508x419mm)
Weight: 120 lbs (54.5 Kg)