Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100
Great sound, wish it had a little more bass.
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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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Average Customer Review(s):
Great sound, wish it had a little more bass.
This is not the latest version that support spotify connect and DLNA. That itself make it a non-choice among today's wireless speakers that offers many of these services. This speaker has big sound, enough to fill a one story home. Sound quality is very average, nothing particularly likable. WiFi connectivity is pretty stable and streaming in uninterrupted most of the times. But if are looking for a taste of HiFi sound in wireless speakers, look elsewhere.
Pros: Big Sound Solid Build
Cons: Sound Quality Lack of connectivity options
Well-built unit. Sound is warm and pleasant, but a bit lacking in presence. Works well as a simple Apple Airplay speaker, but the app for Android simply does not work. Rarely, if ever finds the speaker, and when it does, cannot control. If you plan to use with Airplay (MAC or iTunes in Windows,) it's OK, but forget it for Android.
Cambridge Audio Sound: Patented speaker technologies are combined with powerful digital amplifiers and processing to offer high-quality performance from a wireless speaker system
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.
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)
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cambridge is a quality company and I've read good reviews about this speaker [ Harold Feb 10, 2016 ]
Price and quality! [ Bacco Mechanica Feb 08, 2016 ]
This speaker had good reviews, Airplay was very important as well. The maker is a name I know and whose equipment I have had in the past. Every time I have dealt with Crutchfield I have been extremely happy. [ Michael Dec 24, 2015 ]
The version that I own does not, but I understand that the new V2 does, but uses the third party BubbleUPUpNp app. [ Thomas Harold Jun 18, 2016 ]
This item is new in our inventory in the last month and the only version of the Minx Air 100 we've carried so I would assume it's the newest one available but we don't have anything in our product research to indicate that for certain. If you'd like to find out for sure, you can get more information from Cambridge Audio directly at 800-663-9352 [ Larry Nov 04, 2015 ] Staff
The Minx Air 100 we carry is the first version. I hope that helps! My bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Oct 05, 2016 ] Staff
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 ]
This unit does not have an output for connecting to an external subwoofer. [ Jeff Dec 18, 2013 ] Staff