Cambridge Audio MINX Xi (Black)

Streaming Mini System - EXC Speakers

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"Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. Its easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.

The reviewers' choice

In addition to the five-star review and Product of the Year awards from What Hi-Fi magazine, the Minx Xi has wowed the press across the board. Gaining a converted 'Which?' 'Best Buy' award, they said that it was, "a bit of modern day magic, this Cambridge Audio streaming mini system earns a coveted Best Buy award. Partnered with a pair of the XL speakers by the same brand (not included), this micro hi-fi delivers top quality sound with a host of capabilities well within the grasp of the novice users."

One system does it all
If you're after a compact system that can cope with all your digital and analogue sources plus still sound great, look no further. Despite its compact size, the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi boasts a powerful 40W amplifier that can easily fill all but the largest of rooms. As you'd expect from Cambridge Audio, the quality is top notch, too. An oversized toroidal power transformer provides effortless power and dynamics, while selected components ensure low distortion, natural sound.

Premium DAC technology
In addition to the quality amplification, the Minx Xi features impressive digital components. A premium Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) ensures that whatever the digital source, the Minx Xi will do its very best in producing the highest quality audio available. Cambridge Audio has also paid great attention to reducing jitter by implementing a host of jitter reduction techniques, giving superior sound quality to other, less focused, music streaming systems.

High quality music streaming
The idea behind the Minx Xi is to get the very best sound quality from whatever source. So by either using a wireless* or Ethernet network connection you can access your stored music on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive, laptop or PC. Using UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play), set-up is simple and there's no further software required. It's compatible with 24-bit FLAC and WAV files (24-bit/96kHz maximum) so that you can stream music that's better quality than CD.

Internet radio and music steaming services
The Minx Xi also accesses internet radio and streaming music services without your PC or Mac needing to be switched on. Using a specially developed site called Stream Magic, the Minx Xi accesses 20,000 internet radio stations that have been assessed for their reliability and performance. There's also support for streaming music services such as the BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody.

Bluetooth streaming
With a BT100 Bluetooth dongle receiver supplied, the Minx Xi is also equipped for streaming music from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other Bluetooth-compatible device. Simply pair the device and stream your stored or streaming music via Bluetooth.

Controlled via your smartphone
With the free Stream Magic Apple/Android app you can take control of the Minx Xi using your smartphone or tablet. Stream Magic also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user-friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources.

Multiple connections
The Minx Xi comes with a comprehensive collection of sockets. Three USB ports allow you to connect up media devices or memory sticks, while digital sources, such as CD or DVD players can be hooked up via optical or coaxial digital inputs. Finally, analogue sources are catered for by two RCA phono inputs at the rear, plus a 3.5mm socket at the front.

Style, control and, not least, great sound quality; the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is the new class champion.

*Wireless/Wi-Fi not recommended for 24 bit streaming due to the variable speed of Wi-Fi networks. Users streaming 24 bit files should use a wired connection.

Don't forget to add speakers, as they're not included with this system.

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"Cambridge has done a terrific job with the Minx Xi. Its easy to use, well built and sounds great - you won't be disappointed." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.

The reviewers' choice

In addition to the five-star review and Product of the Year awards from What Hi-Fi magazine, the Minx Xi has wowed the press across the board. Gaining a converted 'Which?' 'Best Buy' award, they said that it was, "a bit of modern day magic, this Cambridge Audio streaming mini system earns a coveted Best Buy award. Partnered with a pair of the XL speakers by the same brand (not included), this micro hi-fi delivers top quality sound with a host of capabilities well within the grasp of the novice users."

One system does it all
If you're after a compact system that can cope with all your digital and analogue sources plus still sound great, look no further. Despite its compact size, the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi boasts a powerful 40W amplifier that can easily fill all but the largest of rooms. As you'd expect from Cambridge Audio, the quality is top notch, too. An oversized toroidal power transformer provides effortless power and dynamics, while selected components ensure low distortion, natural sound.

Premium DAC technology
In addition to the quality amplification, the Minx Xi features impressive digital components. A premium Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) ensures that whatever the digital source, the Minx Xi will do its very best in producing the highest quality audio available. Cambridge Audio has also paid great attention to reducing jitter by implementing a host of jitter reduction techniques, giving superior sound quality to other, less focused, music streaming systems.

High quality music streaming
The idea behind the Minx Xi is to get the very best sound quality from whatever source. So by either using a wireless* or Ethernet network connection you can access your stored music on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive, laptop or PC. Using UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play), set-up is simple and there's no further software required. It's compatible with 24-bit FLAC and WAV files (24-bit/96kHz maximum) so that you can stream music that's better quality than CD.

Internet radio and music steaming services
The Minx Xi also accesses internet radio and streaming music services without your PC or Mac needing to be switched on. Using a specially developed site called Stream Magic, the Minx Xi accesses 20,000 internet radio stations that have been assessed for their reliability and performance. There's also support for streaming music services such as the BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody.

Bluetooth streaming
With a BT100 Bluetooth dongle receiver supplied, the Minx Xi is also equipped for streaming music from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other Bluetooth-compatible device. Simply pair the device and stream your stored or streaming music via Bluetooth.

Controlled via your smartphone
With the free Stream Magic Apple/Android app you can take control of the Minx Xi using your smartphone or tablet. Stream Magic also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user-friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources.

Multiple connections
The Minx Xi comes with a comprehensive collection of sockets. Three USB ports allow you to connect up media devices or memory sticks, while digital sources, such as CD or DVD players can be hooked up via optical or coaxial digital inputs. Finally, analogue sources are catered for by two RCA phono inputs at the rear, plus a 3.5mm socket at the front.

Style, control and, not least, great sound quality; the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is the new class champion.

*Wireless/Wi-Fi not recommended for 24 bit streaming due to the variable speed of Wi-Fi networks. Users streaming 24 bit files should use a wired connection.

Don't forget to add speakers, as they're not included with this system.
More Information
Active Subwoofer Output Y
Audio Inputs 2 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Inputs 1
Depth 26.00
Dimensions WxDxH 270 x 285 x 90
Dimensions WxHxD 34 x 45 x 26
HDD Size NA
Height 45.00
Internet Radio Services Y
iPod/iPhone Dock? No
Optical Inputs 1
Power Output 40 x 2
Remote Control Y
Smart Remote Control Y
Speaker Dims (HxWxD) NA
Speaker Weight (KG) NA
Tuner Radio No
Weight (KG) 5.8
Width 34.00
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant piece of kit. This Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is a wonderful sound and a great piece of audio to add to any home. Internet radio and lots of choice. Your own Mp3 files and connectivity to a TV and other units. Every home needs one. Get your now !
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical high standard from Cambridge Audio This is my second Cambridge Audio music streamer, the first being a Stream Magic 6 which still works perfectly. As I have come to expect, Cambridge Audio produce very high quality product, and the Minx Xi is no exception, even at this attractive price, Yes the Stream Magic 6 is superior and so it should be at approximately twice the cost. The Minx Xi was up and running in about 10 minutes after unpacking and found my NAS drive with no problem. If anything, the Minx Xi display as better than the Stream Magic 6. I must also add praise for Richer Sounds Norwich, You couldn't wish for better service.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packs a real punch... This is a very impressive piece of kit. Originally caught my eye because I was looking for a mini hifi that would fit on a slim separates shelf under the TV as well as having plenty of connectors at the rear, both for the TV itself, but also for a CD player and turntable. What I hadn't expected was for such a small unit at this price to produce such a rich and full sound - even with my old Gale Gold Monitor speakers it sounds amazing! Nice and intuitive to use and very stable in streaming/internet services, there is little I can fault with. One thing that is a complete disaster, made more unbelievable by how much thought has gone into everything else is the totally terrible Stream Magic App. On Android, this is buggy and crashes on every opportunity. It shows promise but does not deliver, and looking at it's reviews on the Play Store my experience is typical. So, and as long as you are happy to use the remote and avoid the benefits of the app, this is the player for you!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome sexy techie wizardry stuffed in a black box when im bringing that special lady home...you know you gotta impress..its all about the art of cool , so when it comes to sounds.. well, I want a sexy black box that works its magic..effortlessly, no humming..no cables... no faffing to get the right input selected... two clicks on that remote and Coltrane is working his magic, ...thanks Cambridge and Richer sounds...daddys gotta go work his magic now....
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant. Does everyone I wanted and more. All I can say is this is brilliant and does everything it says and much more. Easy setup and easy to use. I have an external hard drive with all my tunes on plugged into the back and that's all you need. Just download the android app and then it becomes even easier to use. I am running b&w m1s and b&w sub and it sounds amazing with plenty of punch. Might sound better with bookshelf or floorstanders but I won't be bothering.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio Minx xi with Q Acoustics 3050 loudspeakers The Minx xi is a truly great sounding music streamer. For playing ripped music in the WAV format, in other words the same quality as CD, I found the sound quality was slightly enhanced by not connecting to the router acting as a UPnP server but instead connecting a small external stand-alone Seagate hard drive (in my case a 2TB drive containing more than 500 albums) directly to the USB port on the rear of the Minx which provides enough power to the USB port for this purpose without the need for a mains powered HDD. The disadvantage is that the Stream Magic app is more limited in album and track information. I use the Minx with a pair of Q Acoustics 3050 loudspeakers in a room approximately 4m x 5m with wooden floors and a high ceiling. QED cabling completes the setup. The sound, whatever source, is truly foot tapping as the dynamics of the music are well conveyed as are the leading and trailing edges of notes.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did exactly what I wanted Well built piece of kit, easy to set up, excellent features and sound quality. Allows you to stream from pic, iPhone, iPad and upnp drive. Good range of inputs. Only slight down side is the Cambridge Audio app which seems to think a number of my tunes are on iCloud and won't stream them yet they are all on my iPhone. Apple Play would cure this issue. Great service from Hanley store.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily managed, extremely versatile, excellent clarity, compact but not too much so, awful software ... 1 week in to the purchase, and I am becoming ever more impressed. For those whose audio is on various devices and different forms of storage, it is ideal - in fact, though all inputs can be attached to many stereo amps through a variety of devices, it is so much more convenient to have them built in. I regularly use the wired network input, the digital in for Chromecast Audio (for compatible apps where the alternative is the bluetooth)), and the bluetooth dongle (occasionally). I don't use CDs so nothing extra is needed. Though the multiple input choices may seem to indicate redundancy, the various devices and apps which people will commonly use to manage music libraries, and send streams to the Minx, do not all support all inputs equally. Minx Xi control is a lot easier than it may seem. The somewhat cryptically iconed buttons on the front turn out to be relatively easy to decode and, more importantly, are hardly needed. The remote control is a masterclass in ease of use.
Date published: 2016-03-24
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Cambridge Audio Streaming Mini System - EXC Speakers is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 35.
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