What Hi-Fi?December 2014)

"Product of the Year, Awards 2014. Overall this is a terrific streaming system. It’s more than good enough to give Marantz’s Melody Media M-CR610 a real fright when it comes to sound quality"

MinxXi

Digital Music System

"Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. It’s easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed."

With a Wolfson DAC and a class AB amplifier, the Xi will stream an unlimited selection of music via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and make it sound crisp, detailed and powerful.

Best music system £400-£800

"Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. It’s easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed." - What Hi-Fi!

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AUDIOPHILE-GRADE LISTENING

Featuring a high quality 24-bit/96kHz compatible Wolfson WM8728 DAC (digital to analogue converter) means that sound from any source is delivered in sparkling detail. The Xi also uses an oversized toroidal power supply for improved audio and bass quality across the volume range.

  • Class AB amplifier for less acoustic distortion
  • External clocking for minimised jitter in digital audio streams

Range of Inputs

You'll be hard pressed to find something the Minx Xi can't upgrade the sound of, with its extensive suite of inputs.

  • Phones and tablets
  • Networked media servers
  • TVs, DVD players and games consoles
  • Computers and laptops

Connect your Music Service

Thanks to Bluetooth, it is possible to stream music from services such as Spotify straight to the Minx Xi in addition to being able to access over 20,000 Internet radio stations. So you'll always be able to find something new and interesting to listen to.

Connect the optional BT100 to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you can enjoy music stored on your phone, hear your friend's latest download, or listen to your favourite music service. The BT100 is aptX ready, meaning you can enjoy high resolution streaming from supported devices.
* Subject to market availability

  • Digital to Analogue ConverterWolfson WM8728
  • Power output40 watts RMS per channel (into 8 Ohms)
    47 watts RMS per channel (into 6 Ohms)
    55 watts RMS per channel (into 4 Ohms)
  • ConnectivityNetwork music playback (Wi-fi & Ethernet), 16-24-bit 32-96kHz
    3 x 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 in
  • 3.5mm analogue input
  • Headphone output
  • Speaker outputs, 2 x 40W RMS
  • Subwoofer output
  • Digital file formats supportedALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG
  • Standby power consumption<0.5W
  • Max. power consumption300W
  • Mains inlet voltage100-120V AC or 220-240V AC
  • ColourGloss black or gloss white
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)90 x 270 x 285mm (3.5 x 10.6 x 11.2”)
  • Weight5.8kg (12.8lbs)
MinxXi

Hi-Fi+ (GB, )

"lf you are looking for a system to put in the study or fancy sticking a toe in streaming water, then the Minx Xi is an easy recommendation. lt has the same sonic limitations as you find with any budget amplifier, but the feature set is strong and ease of use very high...Well worth checking out."

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What Hi-Fi? (GB, )

"We think Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. It’s easy to use, well built and sounds great."

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Top Audio Gear (GB, )

"Convenience and quality seem finally to have united and in the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi that coming together has been nothing short of brilliant."

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BBC Music Magazine (GB, )

"If you are looking to haul your music listening into the 21st century look no further than this compact detailed system"

Stuff Gadget Awards 2014 (GB, )

"Just add speakers and a hard drive full of music and you’ve got a little next-gen hi-fi of awesome quality."

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Hi-Fi Choice (GB, )

"On features alone this is the winner. Indeed, it's rather difficult to understand quite how Cambridge Audio produces this unit for the money; it is so generously specified and has just about every feature under the sun."

BT (GB, )

"It’s a smooth, effortless listen, with meticulously detailed reproduction giving an overall sense of refinement."

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AV Forums (GB, )

"The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is another winning product from the British manufacturer. It combines looks, style, flexibility and performance in equal measures, whilst the price seems very reasonable when you consider all it can do."

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Hi-Fi Choice (GB, )

"A superb value package with proper hi-fi sounds that sets a new price benchmark."

Tech Crunch (US, )

"...a very desirable piece of kit for anyone looking to take their digital listening habits to the next level."

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Gizmag (US, )

"The high end components found in the new Minx Xi all-in-one music player promise music streaming and internet radio lovers top quality sound for a wallet-friendly price."

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Witch Doctor (NZ, )

"Cambridge Audio has hit the nail on the head (again) with this product. It sounds good and does practically everything you could ask, playing an unfeasible number of file formats any number of ways."

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Audio Stream (US, )

"The Cambridge Minx Xi is a very nice all-in-one device. Capable of delivering music from network-based storage, USB storage, Internet Radio, a number of streaming services, as well as throwing in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity along with a 40W integrated amp and a headphone amp, there's an awful lot to like including its relatively small size and good looks."

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PC Praxis (DE, )

„Der Minx Xi weiß als Class AB-Verstärker klanglich zu brillieren.”

Audio (DE, )

„Das Konzept kann inklusive der Ausstattung bis ins Detail überzeugen.”

HiFi Digital (DE, )

"Verarbeitung, Optik, Ausstattung, Klang – Cambridges Minx Xi erfüllt sämtliche Disziplinen mit Bravour."

Cool Hunting )

"All of the high-end sound components within this well-designed, easy-to-use device make it a valuable investment if you're looking for a new home sound system."

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Tech Crunch (US, )

"Cambridge’s all-in-one streamer and DAC is a music lover’s best friend"

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Audioholics (US, )

"I really enjoyed the capabilities of the Minx Xi"

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AudioReview.nl (NL, )

"The end result: the Minx Xi is not only one of the best designed all-in-one sound systems but also the best sounding."

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Home Theater Review (GB, )

"I can see the Minx Xi being at the heart of a most excellent and quite flexible small-room system."

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T3 (GB, )

"Thanks to the hard work of the Wolfson DAC and audiophile-grade amp, even Bluetooth streaming sounds great."