Seamlessly combining an unlimited choice of music with a powerful and punchy amplifier in a compact and stylish package, Minx Xi is a brilliant sounding all-in-one player. The clear and intuitive display and the free app for Apple and Android devices make Minx Xi simple for everyone in the family to use and enjoy. As well as streaming music by Bluetooth, wireless or wired network connectivity, you can also hook up set-top boxes and games consoles to the digital inputs for superior sound, plug in local media to the two USB inputs, or connect devices to the three analog sockets. The two USB sockets will also charge phones and tablets and, in addition, you can add a subwoofer for a 2.1 system. As well as combining all of Cambridge Audio’s streaming and hi-fi expertise into the one product, Minx Xi includes true audiophile quality components that are so rarely found in lifestyle systems. Premium quality components include a Class AB amplifier for great sound, low distortion and superb power efficiency an oversized toroidal power supply for a robust performance at all volume levels and a Wolfson WM8728 24-bit/96kHz digital-analogue converter that draws the maximum detail from all sound sources. The result: Minx Xi is not only one of the best-looking do-it-all audio systems around, but one of the best-sounding too. In other words, however you like your music, Minx Xi will make it sound wonderful. Minx Xi in more depth… Stylish looks – Available in gloss white or gloss black compact package, designed as an attractive yet subtle addition to any home. Audiophile components Components rarely found in this kind of wireless designer system include a high-quality 24-bit/96kHz Wolfson WM8728 DAC that means all sources are delivered in sparkling detail; an oversized toroidal power supply for improved audio quality performance across a wide volume range; Class AB amplifier for great sound, low distortion and superb power efficiency; and external clocking taken from our award winning NP30 network player to minimise jitter in digital audio streams. The result is that Minx Xi sounds as good as it looks. Power output 40W RMS (into 8 Ohms), 55W RMS (into 4 Ohms) Wireless connectivity Bluetooth wireless connectivity lets you stream music from any smartphone, tablet or computer to Minx Xi. As well as the Standard Bluetooth CODEC (SBC), Minx Xi also supports the much higher quality Bluetooth system, aptX, which sounds even better and squeezes the absolute maximum digital detail out of Bluetooth audio streaming. Meanwhile, Minx Xi can also wirelessly access music stored on any UPnP enabled NAS drive, PC or Mac.
Cambridge Audio’s Minx Xi music streamer packs built-in amp and 24-bit DAC (video)
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 Music festival, road work could cause traffic mess this weekend Related By Daarel Burnette II The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A music festival and road construction projects will likely cause heavy traffic on Interstate 85 this weekend, transportation officials said. Over the weekend, the Piedmont Park Music Festival will cause part of 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe streets and part of Charles Allen Drive to be blocked off, according to WSB Radio. Construction crews will be placing beams on the I-85 and State Route 400 Interchange project this weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project will close two lanes on I-85 northbound from Piedmont Road to State Route 400 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be work associated with the project on Sidney Marcus, Cheshire Bridge Road, Lenox Road and Buford Highways. Construction crews will also be closing single lanes on I-285, on I-75 and on I-20 to conduct drain cleaning and shoulder sweeping. Motorists are being encouraged to operate with caution this weekend. More News
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Noteflight (age 13+) is a site well matched for teens interested in learning about standard notation. Teens select a key, clef, and other elements, helping them gain some music theory fundamentals. They’ll also get to observe how effects like a crescendo alter the sound. Be sure to note our recommended age, as there are site forums and comments. Help them discover new artists Stumbling across new bands can be life changing for tweens and teens. These picks will serve up a variety of both famous and little-known artists, prompting kids to listen harder and with open ears. Just be sure to pay attention to privacy and sharing capabilities. Franktown Rocks (age 10+) is a social networking site that encourages kids to meet friends and learn about music through an eclectic but tween-pleasing G-rated collection of songs, games, videos, and virtual-world play. Pre-screened songs and sweet music appreciation games help kids form a common bond through music. Songza and Pandora (both “pause” for age 13) are good choices for teens who want exposure to new artists. Songza lets teens search for new music by distinct categories like activity, genre, decade, and mood.