Minx Xi

Digital Music System

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

ULTIMATE STREAMING

The Minx Xi handles just about any format of music, from many different sources. It will wirelessly stream music from a network or hard drive via UPnP in lossless formats such as ALAC, FLAC, AIFF or WAV, all up to stunning 24-bit/96kHz studio quality. The Minx Xi’s streaming capabilities also include Spotify Connect and internet radio giving you access to a virtually unlimited music selection and over 20,000 internet radio stations.

Connect the optional BT100 to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you can enjoy music stored on your phone or listen to your favourite music services such as Apple Music or YouTube. The BT100 is aptX ready, meaning you can enjoy high resolution streaming from supported devices.

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 and outputs 40 watts per channel. The end result is room filling power and stunning detail drawn from all sources. Wherever your music comes from, Minx Xi will make it sound amazing. Other audiophile grade components include:

  • Class AB amplifier for less acoustic distortion
  • External clocking for minimised jitter in digital audio streams
  • A low resonance, acoustically-dampened metal chassis to eliminate vibration
RANGE OF INPUTS

We want you to be able to connect up anything and hear it with a true British sound. All of the below can take advantage of the Xi’s high quality DAC and powerful amplification for pure musical enjoyment:

  • Phones and tablets
  • Networked media servers
  • Spotify Connect
  • TVs, DVD players and games consoles
  • Computers and laptops
Key Features
Tech Specs
Reviews
Digital to Analogue Converters

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, 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 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”)

Weight

5.8kg (12.8lbs)

What Hi-Fi?

United Kingdom,

"It’s easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed."

Stuff Gadget Awards 2014

United Kingdom,

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

BBC Music Magazine

United Kingdom,

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

Hi-Fi Choice

United Kingdom,

"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,

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

Tech Crunch

United States,

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

Hi-Fi+

United Kingdom,

"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."

T3

United Kingdom,

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

Audio

Germany,

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

HiFi Digital

Germany,

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

Cool Hunting

United Kingdom,

"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."

Hi-Fi Choice

United Kingdom,

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

PC Praxis

Germany,

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

Top Audio Gear

United Kingdom,

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

Tech Crunch

United States,

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

BT

United Kingdom,

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

AV Forums

United Kingdom,

"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."

Audioholics

United States,

"I really enjoyed the capabilities of the Minx Xi"

Gizmag

United Kingdom,

"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."

AudioReview.nl

Netherlands,

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

Witch Doctor

New Zealand,

"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."

Audio Stream

United States,

"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."