Cambridge Audio is launching the second generation of their Minx Air wireless speakers.
The Air 100 V2 and Air 200 V2, they tell us, offer an improved, more rhythmic and musical sound plus the addition of Spotify Connect and an update to the design. The updates build on their predecessors’ ability to play music from just about any phone, tablet or computer and in ‘hi-fi’ quality.
New to the V2 models are bespoke, Cambridge Audio developed and patented 4th generation BMR drivers - also found in the £1,000 flagship Cambridge Audio Aeromax 6 floor standing speaker – specially designed to produce a rich, smooth and wide, room-filling sound from a single product.
The use of an acoustically dampened, rigid cabinet eliminates vibration and distortion, whilst a custom-developed Class-D digital amplification and a bass port hidden in the carry handle help deliver the sound.
The new 4th generation BMR drivers - and an updated EQ - offer a significant performance upgrade to the original Minx Air speakers, according to Cambridge Audio, maintaining the power, depth and detail of the original model but adding a warmer and more natural musical performance.
The original Minx Air products featured a good set of connectivity options including Apple Airplay, Apt-X Bluetooth and Internet Radio. The addition of Spotify Connect in the V2 models allows all Spotify Premium users control of their music and playlists directly from the native Spotify App. Spotify Connect also allows users to continue to use their phone or tablet for calls or games away from the Minx Air V2 products, without interrupting the music.
Internet radio is also available at the touch of a preset button or by using the free Air App. Available for Apple or Android, the app lets users search 20,000 stations from around the world. The Air App also offers volume adjustment, bass control and access to a range of EQ settings to tailor Air V2’s sound to your room.
Both Minx Air V2 systems also have good old-fashioned analogue sockets on the back (3.5mm aux-in and an RCA input) so you can hook up your TV or Blu-ray player and make the most of your purchase.
The smaller Air 100 V2 uses a pair of 4” 4th generation BMR drivers and 100W amplification, while the larger cabinet of the Air 200 V2 houses a pair of 2.25” 4th generation BMR drivers, a 6.5” subwoofer and 200W of amplification.
The Air 100 V2 and Air 200 V2 are priced at £299.95 and £399.95, respectively, and are available now.
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