"Five Stars" - What Hi-Fi? Magazine
The Stylish Little Music System That Does It All
The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is an integrated amp with built in streamer that will 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 favorite music.
Designed from the ground-up by Cambridge Audio in London, Minx Xi is focused on delivering superb sound quality, whatever music you're into and however it's stored.
England's What Hi-Fi? magazine gave the Minx Xi its top rating of Five Stars. "Detail levels are high, and the results are as expressive and involving as we could expect from a system of this type. It's certainly a more engaging listen than any similarly priced rival we can think of," noted the review. "We think Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. It's easy to use, well built and sounds great."
The 'Plays Everything' System
Minx Xi handles just about any format of music. 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. And you can access and control your music using Cambridge Audio's free app on your smartphone or tablet.
Wireless connection works using wi-fi or Bluetooth for compatibility with all brands of phone and tablet. And Minx Xi's streaming capabilities also include 20,000+ internet radio stations and built-in streaming service support (BBC iPlayer Radio, Rhapsody, and Pandora* among many others). Pushed firmware updates means Minx Xi is constantly evolving to support the latest and highest-quality services and gadgets.
Minx Xi features a high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz Wolfson WM8728 DAC that that delivers all of your audio in sparkling detail. External clocking taken from Cambridge Audio's high-end NP30 network player minimizes jitter in digital audio streams for true to life audio quality.
The Class AB amplifier provides great sound, low distortion and superb power efficiency. It delivers a room-filling 40 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 47 watts RMS into 6 ohms, and 55 watts RMS into 4 ohms. An oversized toroidal power supply improves audio quality and bass performance across the volume range.
Digital and Wireless Connections
Wi-fi and Bluetooth wireless connections ensure that 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. These include 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.
Wired Connections Plus Analog Compatibility
In addition to its wireless support, the Minx Xi doesn't skimp on traditional analog and physical connections. Two digital audio and three analog audio inputs turn the Minx Xi into the core of a home entertainment hub. Three device-charging USB connections are joined by a subwoofer out connection to turn the Minx Xi into a compact and stylish 2.1 system. Also provided are an Ethernet connection and preamp connection.
*Note: Streaming services are subject to market availability.
*Note: Streaming services are subject to market availability.Connectivity
"Five Stars" - What Hi-Fi? Magazine
"Detail levels are high, and the results are as expressive and involving as we could expect from a system of this type. It's certainly a more engaging listen than any similarly priced rival we can think of."
"We think Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. It's easy to use, well built and sounds great."
- What Hi-Fi? Magazine