Mivoc Mini Sat and Mini Centre as in Hobby HiFi 2/2009

Mivoc Mini-Sat aus Hobby HiFi 2/2009
Technical data satellite:
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 83 dB
- frequency range (-3dB): 62-23 000 Hz
- crossover frequency: 3000 Hz
- size (HxWxD): 24 x 14.4 x 23 cm
- bass reflex speaker
  Technical data centre:
- impedance: 4 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 89 dB
- frequency range (-3dB): 62-23 000 Hz
- crossover frequency: 3000 Hz
- size (HxWxD): 36.4 x 14.4 x 27 cm
- bass reflex speaker
The Mivoc XAW 110 HC is a reasonably priced bass driver with an excellent price / performance ratio. With this driver Bernd Timmermanns designed two small speakers for Hobby HiFi 1/2009: the Mini Sat and the Mini Centre.

For high frequencies the Mivoc XGH 258 Alu was chosen, a driver with textile diaphragm despite the "Alu" being part of the name.

Excerpt from the review:

... "Donald Fagen's "Trans-Island Skyway" (on "Kamakiriad") succeeded in luring a breathtaking enthusiasm from these miniatures. The CD is certainly not short of funky bass attacks that might overstretch the limits of speakers. The Mini Sats, however, mastered this challenge with an ease we didn't expect. Sure, one has to be careful with the volume control; playing back at original levels is out of the question. At a moderate volume, however, the performance was top notch. Listening to seasonally inspired music - we were approaching Christmas 2008 - some other astonishing gifts came to light: the exceptionally clear and pure Acappella by "Anonymous 4" on the audiophile CD "On Yoolis Night" was reproduced masterfully. The part singing of the 13th and 14th century revealed an enormous vocal diversity that the tiny speakers captured with ease. Each individual voice could be traced. The presentation is clearly delineated; all vocals are precisely placed next to one another with lots of space in-between and behind." ...
 

Our kit contains:

  • 1 x Mivoc XGH 258 Alu tweeter
  • 1 x Mivoc XAW 110 HC II mid / bass driver
  • 1 x PCB RA 140
  • 2 x gold plated brass binding posts
  • 1/2 bag (1 mat) damping material polyester fleece
  • 1/2 pack self-adhesive sealing tape
  • 1 bass reflex tube HP 35
  • 8 x PAN screws, black
  • 1.5 m cable 2 x 1.5 mm2 for internal wiring
  • Description and building instruction
  • the crossover components
  • 1.8 mH H71 ferrite core coil
  • 0.27 mH air core coil, 0.7 mm
  • 8.2 uF ELCO, non-etched
  • 3.3 uF MKP capacitor*)
  • 6.8 Ohm MOX4 resistor (blue-grey-gold)*)
  • 4.7 Ohm MOX4 resistor (yellow-purple-gold)*)
*) in series to the tweeter our standard kit already contains an MKP capacitor instead of an ELCO;
all resistors are MOX4, like in the high-end suggestion.

Order No. str-mmini-sat, Price per speaker (without cabinet)   - not available

Mini Sat with high-end crossover and high-end damping material

Our high-end crossover comprises an air core coil in series to the bass driver, showing considerably less distortion compared to a ferrite core coil.
  • 1.8 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm
  • 0.27 mH backed varnish air core coil, 0.7 mm
  • 8.2 uF MKP capacitor
  • 3.3 uF MKP capacitor
  • 6.8 Ohm MOX4 resistor (blue-grey-gold)
  • 4.7 Ohm MOX4 resistor (yellow-purple-gold)

Damping material: self-adhesive Damping 10 and Bondum 800 are used instead of polyester fleece!

Order No. str-mmini-sat-he, Price per speaker (without cabinet)   - not available

Impedance correction

If you want to connect a valve amp the following impedance correction should be used, for the standard as well as for the high-end version:

Order No. str-mmini-sat-ik, price per speaker (without cabinet)   EUR 7,80 excl. VAT: € 6.55 / $ 7.60
 

Mivoc Mini Centre

Mivoc Mini-Center aus Hobby HiFi 2/2009
Technical data centre:
- impedance: 4 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 89 dB
- frequency range (-3dB): 62-23 000 Hz
- crossover frequency: 3000 Hz
- size (HxWxD): 36.4 x 14.4 x 27 cm
- 3 way bass reflex
The Mini Centre is derivation of the Mini Sat, with two Mivoc ZAW 110 HC bass drivers instead of one.

In Hobby HiFi 2/2009 Bernd Timmermanns explains how to design resp. re-calculate a speaker with two bass drivers (see also D'Appolito Cabinet Calculator).

For high frequencies a Mivoc XGH 258 Alu and for bass two Mivoc XAW 110 HC are employed.
 

Our kit contains:

  • 1 x Mivoc XGH 258 Alu tweeter
  • 2 x Mivoc XAW 110 HC II mid / bass drivers new: now with black cone!
  • 1 x PCB RA 140
  • 2 x gold plated brass binding posts
  • 1 pack self-adhesive sealing tape
  • 1 bass reflex tube HP 50
  • 12 x PAN screws, black
  • 3 m cable 2 x 1.5 mm2 for internal wiring
  • Description and building instruction

with standard crossover

  • 1 bag (2 mats) damping material polyester fleece

the crossover components
  • 0.82 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm
  • 0.27 mH air core coil, 0.7 mm
  • 18 uF ELCO, non-etched (10+8,2 uF in parallel)
  • 3.3 uF MKP capacitor*)
  • 3.9 Ohm MOX4 resistor (orange-white-gold)*)
  • 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)*)

with high-end crossover

  • self-adhesive Damping 10 and Bondum 800

the crossover components
  • 0.82 mH backed varnish air core coil, 1.4 mm
  • 0.27 mH backed varnish air core coil, 0.7 mm
  • 18 uF MKP capacitor
  • 3.3 uF MKP capacitor
  • 3.9 Ohm MOX4 resistor (orange-white-gold)*)
  • 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)*)
*) in series to the tweeter our standard kit already contains an MKP capacitor instead of an ELCO;
all resistors are MOX4, like in the high-end suggestion.

Order No. str-mmini-cent, Price per speaker (without cabinet)   - not available

Order No. str-mmini-cent-he, Price per high-end speaker (without cabinet) - not available

Impedance correction

If you want to connect a valve amp the following impedance correction should be used, for the standard as well as for the high-end version:

Order No. str-mmini-cent-ik, Price per speaker (without cabinet)   EUR 9,65 excl. VAT: € 8.11 / $ 9.41

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