It looks like Sonos Beam has a serious competitor in this town. Polk MagniFi Mini stuns us with its size and wide range of features. If you are wondering how small this soundbar is, the answer is 15 inches. The ultra-compact soundbar crams Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X surround sound to create “a lifelike cinematic listening experience” for any room.
At $499, the Magnifi Mini AX does not put a massive dent in your wallet, and its compact size is a perfect fit for small spaces. Plus, it comes with a wireless subwoofer to create an expansive 3D soundstage.
Moreover, the MagniFi Mini AX includes five speaker drivers capable of “deep bass, detailed highs and an expansive 3D soundstage”. Similar to Sonos Beam, none of the speaker drivers are up-firing. However, a 3D Audio Mode transforms stereo audio to 360-degree surround sound, while the SDA improves sound placement accuracy. Additionally, this mini soundbar packs a wireless down-firing subwoofer to deliver Polk’s “legendary, effortless bass for maximum impact in movies, music and gaming.”
Moving on to other features, Polk’s patented VoiceAdjust tech and MagniFi’s integrated center-channel speaker improve the clarity of quiet speech without affecting the rest of the soundtrack. As a result, you will not have to repeat the scenes to hear a particular dialogue. Not only that, you get the option to add Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers (available separately) for a more immersive, multi-dimensional 5.1 surround sound. Polk is not playing around anymore!
On top of that, Polk MagniFi Mini allows you to adjust the sound with a range of modes, including Music, Movie, and Night mode. Hence, you can watch your soap operas without waking someone. Aside from this, Polk also offers a ton of functionality with this tiny soundbar. The MagniFi Mini AX supports eARC HDMI, optical, and AUX ports. In addition, you can also rely on AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast, and Spotify Connect for audio streaming. Also, Polk claims that the system is also Roku TV Ready, letting you adjust sound settings from the native menus of a Roku TV.
Designed in Polk’s Acoustic Research and Development center, the MagniFi Mini claims to produce “the thunderous, crystal clear, cinematic surround sound experience you’ve always dreamed of in your house- but at a value you could only imagine.”