Polk Magnifi Mini AX: Dolby Atmos and Apple AirPlay 2 in a tiny package
The Polk Magnifi Mini AX soundbar is the next iteration of the American company’s tiny but loud soundbars. Electronics and 5 speakers are housed in a case with a width of only 37cm – in terms of dimensions, the soundbar is more like a large Bluetooth speaker. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and communicates with other systems using Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2.
Polk SDA 3D Audio Technology
A wider sound stage and virtual ceiling channels will be provided by Polk’s fourth generation SDA 3D audio technology. For comfortable speech perception, the patented Polk VoiceAdjust was used.
“With MagniFi Mini AX we set out to create the world’s best-sounding, ultra-compact Dolby Atmos soundbar,” says Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio, “By integrating the immersive surround capabilities of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and then optimizing it with Polk’s patented SDA technology, we’ve created a product that’s not only as enveloping as a soundbar three times its size, but with a level of sound stage accuracy that’s unmatched in its class“.
Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers
The Polk Magnifi Mini AX soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer, and the Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers (sold separately) allow you to expand the system to a 5.1 configuration. In addition, the novelty is compatible with Spotify and is equipped with a Bluetooth module, and also has the status of Roku TV Ready. The Polk Magnifi Mini AX can be controlled and configured using a tablet or computer with the app installed. The sound of the system can be adjusted in music, movie, 3D and night modes.
It connects to your TV via HDMI, with eARC support and an HDMI cable included. In addition, there is an optical digital and even an analogue 3.5mm input. The USB-A port is only needed for firmware updates. An OLED display makes it easy to understand the settings and extinguishes when not needed.
Availability and price
In the USA, the Polk Magnifi Mini AX soundbar already available for order and costs $499, the Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers costs $199.
Polk Magnifi Mini AX Specifications
- Inputs (1) HDMI (eARC) (1) Optical (1) Analog 3.5mm (1) USB-A (for firmware updates)
- Steaming Wi-Fi (802.11 a/n/ac) Google Chromecast for Audio Apple AirPlay2 Spotify Connect Bluetooth 5.0
Sound Bar: L/R Tweeter = (2) 0.75″ (19mm) L/C/R Mid = (3) 2″ (51mm)
Subwoofer: Woofer = (1) 5″ × 7″ (127mm × 178mm)
Sound Bar:(W × D × H): 14.4 × 4.1 × 3.1″ (366 x 104 × 79mm)
Subwoofer: (W × D × H): 7.2 × 15.6 × 14.6″ (182 × 396 × 371mm)