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!Read the review
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.
You'll be hard pressed to find something the Minx Xi can't upgrade the sound of, with its extensive suite of inputs.
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
“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.”
"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."Read more - United Kingdom - December 2014
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Just add speakers and a hard drive full of music and you’ve got a little next-gen hi-fi of awesome quality."Read more - United Kingdom - December 2014
"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."United Kingdom - September 2015
"It’s a smooth, effortless listen, with meticulously detailed reproduction giving an overall sense of refinement."Read more - United Kingdom - November 2013
"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
"A superb value package with proper hi-fi sounds that sets a new price benchmark."United Kingdom - December 2013
"...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
"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
"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
"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
„Der Minx Xi weiß als Class AB-Verstärker klanglich zu brillieren.”Germany - December 2013
„Das Konzept kann inklusive der Ausstattung bis ins Detail überzeugen.”Germany - December 2013
"Verarbeitung, Optik, Ausstattung, Klang – Cambridges Minx Xi erfüllt sämtliche Disziplinen mit Bravour."Germany - December 2013
"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
"Cambridge’s all-in-one streamer and DAC is a music lover’s best friend"Read more - United States - July 2014
"I really enjoyed the capabilities of the Minx Xi"Read more - United States - November 2013
"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
"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
"Thanks to the hard work of the Wolfson DAC and audiophile-grade amp, even Bluetooth streaming sounds great."United Kingdom - March 2014
|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 32-96kHz3 x USB media inputs, 16-24-bit 32-96kHzTosLink input, 16-24-bit 32-96kHzS/PDIF input, 16-24-bit 32-96kHzBT100 Bluetooth receiver: A2DP plus aptX2 x RCA analogue in|
|3.5mm analogue input|
|Speaker outputs, 2 x 40W RMS|
|Digital file formats supported||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|
|Colour||Gloss black or gloss white|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||90 x 270 x 285mm (3.5 x 10.6 x 11.2”)|
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