Minx Xi Digital Music System (Just Add Speakers)
The stylish little music system that does it all
Minx Xi is designed to play everything in your music collection in crisp, rich, room-filling quality. No matter whether you're streaming from your smartphone, tablet or your home network, or maybe listening to internet radio, you’ll be sure to hear every single detail from all your favourite music.
- Music on your phone or tablet – or from your favourite music apps like Spotify and Rhapsody
- Music stored on your home network or any computer on your network
- On board internet radio lets you tune-into your favourite stations or discover new ones around the world
- Connect your TV, Blu-ray player, gaming consoles and more for a better audio experience
- Built to last from rigid metal casework and finished in stunning high gloss black or white
Designed from the ground-up by Cambridge Audio in London, Minx Xi is focussed on delivering superb sound quality whatever music you’re into and however it’s stored.
The plays everything system
Minx Xi handles just about any format of music, from any direction you might throw at it. It will wirelessly stream music from smartphones and tablets in their native quality. Music is accessed from your home network using driverless UPnP technology and Minx Xi will playback music files of all formats and sizes - up to stunning 24-bit/96kHz detail, including "lossless" files. Best still your can access and control all your music using our free app on your smartphone or tablet.
Wireless connection works using wi-fi or Bluetooth so it plays nicely with all brands of phone and tablet. And Minx Xi's streaming capabilities also include 20,000+ station internet radio and built-in streaming service support (BBC iPlayer Radio, Rhapsody and Pandora* among many others). Plus pushed firmware updates means Minx Xi is constantly evolving to support the latest and highest-quality services and gadgets.
* Services dependant on market availability
Plays it all beautifully
Minx Xi isn't just about getting your audio from any device and having every connection, it's also about making sure that every piece of music sounds brilliant. Every source, whether connected physically or wirelessly, sounds great through Minx Xi. That's because we've used our decades of audio expertise and streaming expertise inside it.
The Class AB amplifier, oversized toroidal power supply and Wolfson WM8728 digital-analogue converter are audiophile components commonly found in high-end products – as is the external clocking we use to reduce jitter in digital audio transmission. This kind of kit is exceedingly rare in this kind of hi-fi. That's why we think Minx Xi is an absolutely brilliant system, not just for its connectivity and its classy looks, but for the audio quality you hear.
The end result is not just room-filling power but also stunning detail drawn from all sources. However you like your music, Minx Xi will make it sound wonderful.
The perfect connection
Minx Xi isn't just wonderful at wireless audio – it's got plenty of sockets too. Extensive inputs include twoUSB ports that will also charge your smartphone or tablet , two digital inputs for set-top boxes, consoles, Blu-ray players and more, as well as three analogue inputs for CD players and other devices and even a subwoofer output and ethernet socket – making Minx Xi an ideal centre to an entertainment system.
Audiophile components – It's rare to see the kind of components found in Minx Xi in this kind of wireless designer system. But we believe that good looks should go hand in hand with great sound. Minx Xi features a high-quality 24-bit/96kHz Wolfson WM8728 DAC that means all sources are delivered in sparkling detail; an oversized toroidal power supply for improved audio quality and bass performance across the volume range; Class AB amplifier for great sound, low distortion and superb power efficiency; external clocking taken from our high-end NP30 network player to minimise jitter in digital audio streams
Digital and wireless – Wi-fi and Bluetooth wireless connections ensure every smartphone, tablet or wireless device will work with Minx Xi. And digital support is comprehensive including support for a wide array of digital audio formats (including lossless - FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV supported via UPnP up to 24/96), physical digital audio connections and in-built support for many streaming services including BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody*. Plus firmware updates can be pushed to Minx Xi, ensuring it will continue to work with the latest internet services, apps and protocols
Physical and analogue – As well as widespread wireless support, the Minx Xi doesn't skimp on traditional analogue and physical connections. Two digital audio and three analogue audio inputs to turn the Minx Xi into the core of a home entertainment hub and three device-charging USBs are joined by a subwoofer out connection to turn the Minx Xi into a compact and stylish 2.1 system, Ethernet connection and pre-amp connection.
Audiophile components include 24-bit/96kHz Wolfson DAC for all digital audio including streaming, oversized toroidal power supply and Class AB amplifier Wireless 802.11n wi-fi and Bluetooth with apt-X support (via supplied dongles) 3 x USB sockets with device charging for all your mobile devices (2x 500mA charge, 1x 2.1A charge) 20,000+ internet radio stations built-in Streaming service support including BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody (RTSP, MMS, HTTP, Playlists ASX, M3U and PLS protocols supported) Two digital inputs (S/PDIF Co-axial and TOSLink Optical), three analogue inputs - 2 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm Wide range of digital audio formats supported (including MP3, AAC, WMA, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, etc.) up to 24-bit/96kHz Power output 55W RMS (into 4 Ohms), 40W RMS (into 8 Ohms) Available in gloss white or gloss black Control via free Stream Magic smartphone/tablet app or supplied slimline remote Subwoofer out, and ethernet connections Eco-friendly <0.5W standby power consumption and auto power down
Digital to Analogue Converter Wolfson WM8728 Power output 40 watts RMS per channel (into 8 ohms)
47 watts RMS per channel (into 6 ohms)
55 watts RMS per channel (into 4 ohms)
Connectivity Network music playback (Wi-fi & Ethernet), 16-24-bit 32-96kHz
2 x local USB media inputs, 16-24-bit 32-96kHz
Toslink input, 16-24-bit 32-96kHz
S/PDIF input, 16-24-bit 32-96kHz
BT100 Bluetooth receiver: A2DP plus aptX
2 x RCA analogue inputs
3.5mm analogue input
Speaker outputs, 2 x 40W RMS
ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Standby power consumption <0.5W Max. Power Consumption 300W Mains Inlet Voltage 100-120V AC or 220-240V AC Dimensions (H x W x D) 90 x 270 x 285mm (3.5 x 10.6 x 11.2”) Weight 5.8kg (12.8lbs)