Eindhoven – March 15, 2022 – Polk Audio announced its latest soundbar system, the ultra-compact MagniFi Mini AX that provides music and movie enthusiasts with immersive audio playback thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X built-in, optimised through Polk’s patented SDA technology.
Users will also have access to millions of songs, podcasts, and more with high-quality Wi-Fi streaming via Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, as well as the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity. The MagniFi Mini AX connects effortlessly to any TV and comes equipped with a powerful wireless subwoofer, delivering the rich, deep bass and dramatic impact that today’s latest streaming blockbusters demand.
The MagniFi Mini AX soundbar leverages 50 years of Polk loudspeaker engineering to deliver superb audio quality from a sleek 37cm wide design. Equipped with an advanced 5-speaker array and a wireless down-firing subwoofer, suited to upgrade the sound of any TV, this compact, powerful soundbar system provides deep bass, detailed highs, and an expansive 3D soundstage rivaling much larger soundbars.
“With MagniFi Mini AX we set out to create the world’s best sounding, ultra-compact Dolby Atmos soundbar,” said Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio. “By integrating the immersive surround capabilities of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and then optimising 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 soundstage accuracy that’s unmatched in its class.” Sterns added.
Dolby Atmos, Done Better
The MagniFi Mini AX utilises certified Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound to create a lifelike, cinematic listening experience for any room. Polk engineers further enhanced the surround experience by integrating their patented fourth-generation SDA technology to make an even wider, more accurate soundstage than provided by Dolby Atmos or DTS:X alone. In addition, for immersifying standard soundtracks and stereo music, they’ve included 3D Audio Mode which upmixes the audio to 360-degree virtual surround sound, including virtual height channels.
Complete Wireless Home Audio Entertainment with High-Quality Music Streaming
In addition to being a great solution for movies, TV, and gaming, with MagniFi Mini AX customers will enjoy higher-quality music streaming from their phone, tablet, or computer over Wi-Fi with Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, and Spotify Connect. MagniFi Mini AX easily connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth, too.
All The Key Features
Dialogue clarity is so important to the enjoyment of movies, news, sports, games, and more. With MagniFi Mini AX, Polk’s patented VoiceAdjust™ speech-clarifying technology works synergistically with the soundbar’s dedicated centre channel driver, so users can increase the level of voices without affecting the rest of the soundtrack, never again missing a single word.
The powerful, next-generation, wireless down-firing subwoofer that comes as part of the MagniFi system connects to the soundbar automatically and can be placed anywhere up to 6.7 metres away. The subwoofer provides the deep, effortless bass that Polk is known for and can be tailored for your preferences using the BassAdjust feature, which optimises the blending of low frequencies between the soundbar and subwoofer.
Movie and Music Modes tailor the soundbar’s performance to your content, and Night Mode simultaneously increases the dialogue and decreases bass for late-night watching, without disturbing sleeping family or neighbors. For an even more immersive surround sound experience, users can add Polk SR2 wireless speakers (available separately for €199/£159) to enjoy additional multidimensional Dolby Atmos or DTS:X 5.1 playback.
Easy Setup with Any TV
The MagniFi Mini AX soundbar system is extremely easy to set up. Users will appreciate the one-cable connection that is compatible with any TV via HDMI eARC/ARC (HDMI cable included), optical, or AUX-in. A convenient OLED display makes settings easy to understand, and disappears when not in use. MagniFi Mini AX comes with a remote included, works with most TV remotes out of the box, and is Roku TV Ready for even easier set-up and control.
Pricing and Availability
The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX soundbar system will be available for €479/£429 in the second half of March, 2022, at PolkAudio.com and through authorised Polk retailers.