1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

Portable powered speaker with Apple® AirPlay® and Bluetooth®

Zoom
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Front

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Back view

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    For use in kitchen

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    For use on bookself (smartphone not included)

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Front view

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Remote

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Shown with iPhone (not included) for size comparison

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Shown with smartphone (not included) for size comparison

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Shown with tablet (not included) for size comparison

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Top view

 

Our take on the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

by Ralph Graves
Cambridge Audio

Consider the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 your all-in-one speaker system. Want to play music from your iPhone® or iPad? Stream wirelessly via AirPlay. Or maybe you prefer to use an Android smartphone or tablet? Stream wirelessly via Bluetooth.

The Minx Air 100 can tap into your Wi-Fi® network and serve as your Internet radio tuner. Or use it as a sound bar for a small TV/Blu-ray setup.

Cambridge Audio Minx 100 air

Amazing sound from any source

The Minx Air 100 features a rigid, one-piece cabinet that minimizes unwanted vibration and rattle. Two 4” Balanced Mode Radiator full-range speakers disperse the audio across a wide soundstage. And to fill the room, just crank it up. Those speakers are driven by a 100-watt amplifier.

An advanced 24-bit digital signal processor (DSP) ensures the incoming audio stream is decoded as accurately as possible, retaining all the detail of the source material. Bottom line: you'll enjoy a rich, detailed, and spacious sound from all your music sources.

High-fidelity Bluetooth

The system features aptX® audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. It also is compatible with AAC Bluetooth, which enhances the quality of transmission from compatible devices such as Apple portables, iTunes®, Nintendo DSi, BlackBerry phones, and more.

And if your Bluetooth device doesn't have aptX or use AAC Bluetooth, don't worry. Yhe Minx 100 is also backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth. So you can wirelessly stream your music from almost any portable device and still enjoy great sound.

The convenience of Apple AirPlay

Apple AirPlay technology lets you wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes® to the Minx Air 100 via your Wi-Fi® network. Stream audio from your Apple portable directly to the system. Or stream music from the iTunes library on your laptop or desktop computer and use your Apple portable as a remote to make selections, as well as adjust volume. (Requires Apple's free Remote app.)

Wired playback options

Use the stereo minijack auxiliary input to connect other non-Bluetooth portables to the Minx Air 100. And with the RCA stereo inputs, you can connect a small TV or a Blu-ray player and create a mini home theater system for den or bedroom. The Minx Air 100 also has an Ethernet port so you can hardwire it to your home network and explore the world of Internet radio. And you can use the system's remote in place of your portable to control the Minx Air 100.

See more info on this item

Highlights:

  • portable wireless speaker system with Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
  • built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay streaming from iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch
  • Internet radio tuner to access over 10,000 online radio stations
  • Bluetooth with aptX audio coding for greater sonic detail with compatible devices
  • AAC Bluetooth for enhanced quality transmission from compatible portables
  • two 4" full-range drivers with passive bass port
  • system power: 100 watts
  • built-in 24-bit digital signal processor (DSP) helps produce full, rich sound
  • Minx Air App available from iTunes® Store and Google Play™
    • access radio presets
    • volume control 
    • bass and EQ control
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • RCA stereo input for TV or Blu-ray player
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a PC network
  • rigid, acoustically optimized cabinet minimizes unwanted vibration
  • integrated carry handle
  • remote control
  • AC power adapter
  • 13-15/16"W x 7-1/16"H x 4-5/15/16"D
  • weight: 9 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Bluetooth/AirPlay powered speaker
  • Three 5' AC power cords (US/UK/EU)
  • 59" Ethernet cable
  • Remote control
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • WiFi Setup
  • Important Safety Instructions

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Cambridge Audio Sound: Patented speaker technologies are combined with powerful digital amplifiers and processing to offer high-quality performance from a wireless speaker system

  • Digital Amplifier: A 100-watt (peak) class-D digital amplifier delivers expansive power from compact desktop system.
  • Digital Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing means consistent performance for whatever you're listening to, and however loud you're listening to it. Unlike many other portable systems, your music stays distortion-free, even at top volume.
  • Balanced Mode Radiators: Two 4" patented BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker drivers deliver a wider, more room-filling sound than similarly-sized traditional speakers. Regular speakers (like you'll find in other portable systems) move in and out to create sound. These BMR speakers create sound using horizontal vibration modes for a much wider sound which is hugely beneficial when speakers are located so closely together.
  • Bass Port: The powered speaker enclosure employs a rear-firing port to greater efficiency and deeper bass. The rear-firing bass port also doubles as a carry handle.
  • Acoustically Damped Construction: Beneath the scratch resistant high gloss lacquer, Minx Go's acoustically damped cabinet is designed to eliminate vibration and distortion, even at high volumes.
  • Adjustable Bass Control: Changing this setting allows the bass/low frequency response of the Minx Air 100 to be tailored to your taste and the acoustics of your room.

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 features a rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port (10/100 Base-T) and built in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g) for either a wired or wireless connection to your home, so you can enjoy Internet Radio and AirPlay. The built-in WiFi supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security.

  • AirPlay Technology: Using AirPlay wireless audio streaming technology, the Minx Air 100 streams music from your iTunes account, iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad anywhere you have a WiFi network in your home. Apple's AirPlay technology allows music from your iTunes, to be streamed wirelessly from your Mac or PC to the Minx Air 100. You can even bypass your computer entirely, and wirelessly stream your iTunes music and music apps directly from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad; via Apple's free Remote app. The Minx Air 100 and your Apple device or computer must be connected to the same wireless network via WiFi (802.11b/g). AirPlay works with iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (running iOS 4.3.3+) and Mac computers or Windows PC (with iTunes 10.2.2+ installed).
  • Internet Radio: The included Internet Radio service offers 20,000 stations from any genre and most countries. Stations can be tuned using the Minx Air App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. Internet radio presets (up to 10) can also be recalled from the buttons on the top of the Minx Air 100 or remote control without needing to use the app on your smartphone. Cambridge Audio maintains the list of stations and regularly check the stations are reliable and of reasonable quality.

Minx App Air: The Minx Air App (from iTunes and Google Play) enables setup and control of the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 wireless music system from your Apple iPod touch/iPad/iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Android  (3.0+) smartphone/tablet. Use this app to find your favorite internet radio stations from a library of over 20,000 stations and store up to 5 presets. You can also control the wireless music system's volume, Bass, and DSP presets from your smartphone.

Bluetooth aptX: The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 offers built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection between the portable speaker and your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, laptop/computer, or other device. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device to the Cambridge Audio Minx Go. The Minx Air 100's aptX support squeezes the absolute maximum digital detail out of Bluetooth wireless streaming audio (if your device also supports it) for CD-quality playback of high-bitrate digital audio. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button and can pair with up to 8 devices (only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the Minx Go will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100.

Dual Aux Inputs: The Minx Air 100 is fitted with two rear-panel Aux inputs. There is a 3.5mm auxiliary input that lets you connect almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack output. There is also a stereo RCA input which lets you connect your home audio components, such as a CD player.

Remote Control: The Minx Air 100 comes with an 18-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. The remote includes Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Mute, Preset (1-10), Bass +/-, and Stop buttons.

AC Power w/ Auto Power Down: The Minx Air 100 operates off of standard household current using the included AC power cord. To help save energy the Cambridge Audio Minx Air Wireless Music System will automatically power down if no user activity or audio playback is detected within an adjustable user defined time period (adjustable from 23hrs, 45minutes to 15 minutes, or OFF)

 
Be the first to review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

2 questions already asked

Can this access music stored on a NAS? [ Branon  Feb 10, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • No a NAS normally would not have bluetooth or one would need to invest extra... [ Branon   Feb 11, 2014 ]
  • It does play from music stored on iPhone but I have to tried NAS. I would think that it would if you had ability to connect by blue tooth [ PETER J   Feb 11, 2014 ]
Able to be used with a separate subwoofer? [ Mike  Dec 18, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • This unit does not have an output for connecting to an external subwoofer. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 18, 2013 ]

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_779MXA100W/Cambridge-Audio-Minx-Air-100.html ).

Find the gear that's right for you
 
Ask an expert
Your Crutchfield Advisor knows the gear inside and out.
Call 1.888.955.6000
Ask an expert

Compare with other Cambridge Audio models

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
  • Get more bass and more power
  • 3.5 out of 5: Out of Stock
  • The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 features:
    • 6" forward-firing active subwoofer
    • 200 watts total power
  • Add To Cart
    $499.99
    After $100.00 Price Break
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
  • AirPlay/Bluetooth speaker (white)
  • Low Stock
    • The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 offers:
      • Apple AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or computer
      • Bluetooth wireless streaming with high-fidelity aptX® audio coding for better sound with compatible smartphones and tablets
      • Internet radio tuner
  • Add To Cart
    $399.99
    After $50.00 Price Break
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
  • AirPlay/Bluetooth speaker (white)
  • 3.5 out of 5: Out of Stock
    • The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 offers:
      • Apple AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or computer
      • Bluetooth wireless streaming with high-fidelity aptX® audio coding for better sound with compatible smartphones and tablets
      • two 2-1/4" full-range drivers with 6-1/2" active subwoofer
  • Add To Cart
    $499.99
    After $100.00 Price Break
You are here
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
  • Compare with
  • $399.99
  • After $50.00 Price Break
  • Add To Cart
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
  • Get details
  • $499.99
  • After $100.00 Price Break
  • Add To Cart
 
 
 

Searches related to the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Portable powered speaker with Apple® AirPlay® and Bluetooth®