Seamless entertainment in the best movies, everything fits. Actors, dialogue, storyline – it’s when all these separate elements merge effortlessly together that you know you’re in for a great cinematic experience. The same goes for our Mini Theatre series. Tucked away on a bookshelf or mounted on stands, these are speakers designed to blend elegantly and unobtrusively into your surroundings. And thanks to some dramatic technological improvements, satellites and subwoofers now integrate so seamlessly that each individual speaker seems to vanish, leaving you with the most immersive, fully formed cinema sound possible. No joins. No gaps. Just pure entertainment.
Sleek, compact, yet packing a powerful punch, the M-1 satellite speaker is the backbone of both our Mini Theatre systems, taking all five positions in a surround-sound set-up. From the inside out, the M-1 was conceived as a unified system. Its design has evolved in a totally integrated way, from the custom-made crossover to the two- piece clamshell cabinet.
And now, following a complete technological overhaul, including all-new drive units designed in-house, it sounds better than ever. Dispersion has increased. Imaging is pin-point accurate.
Performance is now full range. In fact, the improvement is such that a single pair of M-1s could happily take on the role of your dedicated stereo speakers. It all adds up to stunning sound, whatever you’re listening to.
The M-1’s tweeter is no off- the peg model – it’s a highly specialized piece of equipment custom-made by the same designers and engineers who created some of our best- known hi-fi speakers,
including the CM Series. As well as featuring
a unique surround material, the tweeter is tube-loaded – a design innovation we first introduced on our ground- breaking Nautilus™ speaker. The tube works by soaking up unwanted resonance from the back of the tweeter, so the sound you hear from the front is as detailed and precise as possible.
The redesigned bass/mid- range driver features our Anti- Resonance Plug – an acoustic innovation first seen on our high-end PM1 loudspeaker.
Constructed from polymer foam, the mushroom-shaped device soaks up resonance like a sponge while also reducing cone break-up, creating unparalled clarity and detail in the midrange.
When you’re watching a movie, it’s what’s on the screen – not around it – that’s important.
So the M-1 doesn’t hog the limelight. Everything about its design, from its compact stature to
its graceful curving edges, helps the speaker fit gracefully into the background and let the
screen take centre stage. But take a closer look at the M-1, and you’ll soon start to notice the design ingenuity and attention to detail that’s gone into making this speaker so discreet.
The speaker’s versatility, for example, allows it to adapt perfectly to any home cinema environment, no matter how awkward the space. You can put the M-1 on a bookshelf.
Or mount it on a wall. Or position it on its own floor stand. It can even swivel to a horizontal position, for when you want to use one as a centre channel speaker. Available in a choice of Matte Black or Matte White finishes, its clamshell cabinet is formed from just two interlocking, continuously curving sections. So no hard lines to distract the eye.
When we decided to create a new, powerful, compact subwoofer for use in home theatre set-ups, we weren’t going to contradict nature. Instead of a box, we based it on a bubble; the natural way of containing internal pressures without resorting to corners and edges. It’s a beautiful solution to the problems that plague conventional subwoofers. In the PV1D, the
tremendous air pressures that stress the panels of normal, flat-sided subs at higher output levels are dispersed evenly around a rigid, continuous shell, reducing unwanted vibrations to a bare minimum.
The PV1D’s inherent stability means it can be pushed just that bit further. The symmetrical mounting of its twin drive units keeps the subwoofer perfectly balanced and anchored to the floor. So there’s no rattle when it rumbles. The back-to-back arrangement also further improves the distribution of pressure inside the speaker. Coupled to an all-new amplifier generating 400 Watts of power, the drivers have the dynamics and control to deliver all a subwoofer should. A big sound from a small bubble.
Contained within a discreet dark band encircling the speaker, the OLED display panel gives easy access to a number of pre-sets and tuning options. The PV1D also comes with our custom SubApp PC software, which provides more advanced set-up options.
Adopting the digital platform developed for our flagship DB1 subwoofer allows the PV1D to
be fine tuned and controlled with more precision than its predecessor. Do you love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your listening tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is entirely up to you.
MT-60D If you’re looking for uncompromising cinema sound that fits easily into your life, look no further than our flagship Mini Theatre system. The MT-60D system twins M-1 speakers with the stunning power and control of a PV1D subwoofer to create a sound
that will keep you gripped, right up until the final frame.
MT-50 Big movie sound doesn’t necessarily require a blockbuster budget. Our entry-level MT-50 system delivers both great value and a truly immersive cinematic soundscape. This system swaps the PV1D for our compact but punchy ASW608 subwoofer, available in a choice of matt black and white finishes to match the M-1s.