Cambridge Audio - Minx Xi Integrated amp with built-in DAC, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®
Wireless music streaming meets ample power read on:
Lots of our customers are looking for an easy way to enjoy streaming music through their stereos. Fortunately, Cambridge Audio has designed a versatile, easy-to-use, and fabulous-sounding component made for audiophiles and neophytes alike. The Minx Xi is an integrated amplifier and Wi-Fi-enabled digital music system that offers lots of wireless listening possibilities. They essentially combined their 351A amp with their Stream Magic 6 network player. The result is a seriously cool component that wants for nothing except speakers and your smartphone.
Get connected, get the app, get endless hours of music
How many ways can you get music playing through the Minx Xi? Get it connected to your wireless home network, download the free Stream Magic app on your smartphone or tablet, and start counting. Through the app, you can browse and play songs from networked computers or NAS drives. Play tunes stored on your smartphone. Access endless music from Rhapsody®, cue up your favorite Pandora® station, or tune in Internet radio streams from around the world. The Stream Magic app brings all these sources together in one place, complete with album art, artist, and title info.
Bluetooth in the box
What about services not directly supported by the Minx Xi? If you can play them on your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer, then you can likely play them through the Minx Xi. Pop the included Bluetooth receiver into the rear USB port and you can stream music from almost any music source, including services like Spotify®. You can even send audio from YouTube™ to the Minx Xi over Bluetooth. In addition to wireless listening options, this amp has physical connections for CD players, media streaming boxes, MP3 players, and more — all in a component small enough to fit on a bookshelf.
Audiophile Performance for Outstanding Reproduction: The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi digital music system provides audiophile performance for outstanding reproduction of your digital music files. The Minx Xi incorporates a Class AB amplifier, toroidal power supply, Wolfson digital-to-analog converter, external clocking for jitter suppression, and a full-metal chassis.
Class AB Amplifier + Toroidal Power Supply: The Minx Xi employs a 40W x 2Ch Class AB amplifier and oversized toroidal power supply for great sound, low distortion, and superb power efficiency.
The system provides excellent bass performance across the entire volume range.
Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter:
The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi features a Wolfson WM8728 DAC capable of 24-bit/96kHz for exceptional audio performance.
External Clocking w/ Jitter Suppression: Music stored on computers and other hard drives inherently suffers from jitter, so the Minx Xi implements a host of enhancements, such as external clocking and jitter suppression to vastly improve the quality of digital music playback.
All-Metal Chassis: The Minx Xi features all-metal casework and an ultra rigid chassis to prevent unwanted distortion caused by vibration.
Supported Audio Formats: Cambridge Audio's Minx Xi digital music system supports the most popular music formats via Network, UPnP, and USB connection.
WAV containing uncompressed PCM 16-24bit/32-96kHz
AIFF containing uncompressed PCM 16-24bit/32-96kHz
Flac containing "lossless" compressed PCM 16-24bit/32-96kHz
Apple Lossless (ALAC) containing "lossless" compressed 16-24bit/12-96kHz
Microsoft Windows Media Audio (WMA 9 standard) with bit-rate of 32-320kbps
MP3 (CBR or VBR) with bit-rate of 16-320kbps
AAC, HE AAC, and AAC+ (CBR or VBR) with bit-rate of 16-320kbps
Ogg Vorbis with bit-rate of 32-320kbps
Note: The Minx Xi does support WMA pro, WMA lossless, RAW, AU, or other music file types not mentioned.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network.
Ethernet (LAN): The Minx Xi digital music system is fitted with an Ethernet (R-J45) port to connect directly to your home's network router. Only connect the LAN port of the unit to an Ethernet port that supports 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX.
WiFi: The Minx Xi also features Wi-Fi (with a WiFi Dongle/WLAN antenna) to wirelessly connect to your home network. The WiFi Dongle/WLAN antenna plugs into the rear-panel USB port labeled "WiFi Dongle". The Minx Xi supports 802.11 b/g/n (in 2.4GHz only) with WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption.
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 40
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) 47
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 55
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Given
Digital Music Features:
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
High-resolution Audio Playback No
Total Analog Inputs 3
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
USB Input Type-A (2)
Preamp Outputs Sub
Headphone Output 3.5mm
Dimensions and Warranty:
Width (inches) 10-11/16
Height (inches) 3-1/2
Depth (inches) 13-3/4
Weight (pounds) 12.8
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
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