Installed my Mini Method last night after work. This was my equipment setup:
(1) DIY SRPP 12AU7 Line Stage based on a Rozenblit deign
(1) 2A3 Stereo Amplifier based on the Kismet using James OPT
(1) APEX DVD Source (my Njoe Tjoeb is sick again)
(1) Zu Druid MKIV's - Silver Frost
(1) Zu Mini Methiod - Silver Frost
(1) 2m Zu IBIS Speaker cable
(1) Nordost Spellbinder RCA Interconnects
(1) Subwoofer fed line level via 6' Vampire Cable RCA cable
Looks: A+ (I just love the classic lines)
Value: B (Wife thinks $999 is too expensive, well maybe?)
Ease of setup: A+ (together with Druid speakers)
Price: $999 via the web offer
The crossover: 40 Hz
The Phase: 180º (better integration at this setting)
Lvel set: Approx 9'Oclock to 10 O'clock (louder and my neighbors will knock on my door, guaranteed.)
I live in an apartment, so I can't crank up the sub too much at 11:00 pm (yes I left the office yesteday at 9:40pm!)
Highly recommended for people with Medium Sized rooms. I'm sure that larger rooms will require the Method not the Mini, or a Stereo Pair of the Mini Method.
Fast, musical and totally non-boomy. Spun some Jaco Pastorius CD got off the couch to dance a jig. Heard some Vangelis (So long, so far away) with great low end extension on some cuts. Also heard some Charles Mingus. Finiched with some Paule Speer (Desert Visions; Sculptures) sounded simply awesome.
My only regret,... not having enough money for a stereo pair. My wife might just throw me out if I had splurged for a pair. Am I happy, YES.
This product integrates 'seamlessly' with the Zu Druid's. I would expect that this product will break-in and sound even more musical. The quality of the built-in amp seems AOK.
I plan to test with the High Level speaker interfaces to see how the sound compares as to driver by RCA. Dr. Rozenberg would have called by setup a "discombobulation" as he was am ardent believer in never mixing SE amps and RCA driven subwoofers, Harvey recommeded driving the subs always throught the High level inputs. Issue here, the IBIS Spades probably are too large for the connectors in the Mini method, some adapters may be required, plus an extra pair of IBIS... $$ ouch..