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.
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.
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
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
Stuff Gadget Awards 2014
"Just add speakers and a hard drive full of music and you’ve got a little next-gen hi-fi of awesome quality."
"It’s easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed."
BBC Music Magazine
"If you are looking to haul your music listening into the 21st century look no further than this compact detailed system"
"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."
"I can see the Minx Xi being at the heart of a most excellent and quite flexible small-room system."
"Cambridge’s all-in-one streamer and DAC is a music lover’s best friend"
"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."
"Thanks to the hard work of the Wolfson DAC and audiophile-grade amp, even Bluetooth streaming sounds great."
"A superb value package with proper hi-fi sounds that sets a new price benchmark."
"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."
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."
"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."
"I really enjoyed the capabilities of the Minx Xi"
"...a very desirable piece of kit for anyone looking to take their digital listening habits to the next level."
"It’s a smooth, effortless listen, with meticulously detailed reproduction giving an overall sense of refinement."
"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."
"The end result: the Minx Xi is not only one of the best designed all-in-one sound systems but also the best sounding."
"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."
"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."
40 watts RMS per channel (into 8 Ohms), 47 watts RMS per channel (into 6 Ohms), 55 watts RMS per channel (into 4 Ohms)
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
ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG
100-120V AC or 220-240V AC
Gloss black or gloss white
90 x 270 x 285mm (3.5 x 10.6 x 11.2”)