Minx Xi

Digital Music System

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.

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AUDIOPHILE-GRADE LISTENING

Featuring a high quality 24-bit/96kHz 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

The Minx Xi has built-in support for streaming services such as Spotify and Rhapsody*, plus access to 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

Our View
 
Peter
Chief Operating Officer
“Most of my music lives in the digital domain. I use Spotify on my iPhone most of the time but like to playback higher quality music from the home network when I’ve got time to listen to an album properly. I also like to make my TV sound better and the brilliant thing about Minx Xi is that I can do all of this from just one box. It’s easy for anyone to use and looks superb too.”

REVIEWS

Hi-Fi+

"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."

United Kingdom March 2014
What Hi-Fi?

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

Read more - United Kingdom November 2013
Top Audio Gear

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

Read more - United Kingdom December 2013
BBC Music Magazine

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

United Kingdom November 2014
Hi-Fi Choice

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

United Kingdom December 2013
BT

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

Read more - United Kingdom November 2013
AV Forums

"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."

Read more - United Kingdom November 2013
Tech Crunch

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

Read more - United States November 2013
Gizmag

"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."

Read more - United States October 2013
Witch Doctor

"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."

Read more - New Zealand May 2013
Audio Stream

"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."

Read more - United States March 2013
PC Praxis

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

Germany December 2013
Audio

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

Germany December 2013
HiFi Digital

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

Germany December 2013
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."

Read more - December 2013
Tech Crunch

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

Read more - United States July 2014
Audioholics

"I really enjoyed the capabilities of the Minx Xi"

Read more - United States November 2013
AudioReview.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."

Read more - Netherlands September 2013
Home Theater Review

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

Read more - United Kingdom July 2014
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Features

    • Wireless as well as traditional analogue and physical connection
    • Firmwave updates can be pushed to the Minx Xi
    • Ethernet connection as well as preamp connection
    • 3 x USB sockets, one front mounted for easy access
    • 20,000+ built-in internet radio stations
    • Eco friendly <0.5W Standby power consumption
    • Streaming support including BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody

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Specifications

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)

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