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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

Powered home theatre sound bar with wireless subwoofer, plus Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

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Our take on the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini

There's one TV in my house that I almost never watch. The picture looks fine, but the sound from its tiny built-in speakers is just pathetic. I've been looking to upgrade with a compact sound bar system, and Polk Audio's MagniFi Mini is a strong contender.

Big sound for smaller spaces

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini system in a bedroom

The compact MagniFi Mini system brings spacious sound and clear dialogue to smaller rooms, like a bedroom.

There's one TV in my house that I almost never watch. The picture looks fine, but the sound from its tiny built-in speakers is just pathetic. I've been looking to upgrade with a compact sound bar system, and Polk Audio's MagniFi Mini is a strong contender.

When Polk stopped by recently they demoed their new Signature series speakers and the MagniFi Mini system. They played the 5.1 speaker setup first, and I think we were all expecting a big letdown when they switched to the MagniFi sound bar and sub, but that didn't happen. The MagniFi duo sounded ridiculously big and full for a system of this size and price.

The biggest problem with most TV speakers is distorted, hard-to-hear dialogue. The MagniFi Mini sound bar tackles this issue with Polk's patent-pending VoiceAdjust™ technology. VoiceAdjust lifts the sound of speech so that it's easy to make out, regardless of what you're watching — or how loud. Even soft-spoken dialogue comes through crystal-clear whether you're sitting directly in front of the TV or off to the side. There's even a separate volume control just for voice.

Simple to hook up and use

Hooking up the MagniFi Mini is quick and easy. It connects to your TV with just a single audio cable. Using the included HDMI or optical digital cables lets you take advantage of the bar's built-in Dolby® Digital decoding. You can also choose between three listening modes — Movies, Music, and Sports — to help tailor the sound to what you're watching.

Speaking of connections, the MagniFi Mini also has built-in Bluetooth® and Google Cast (now called Chromecast built-in). You can wirelessly play tunes from your smartphone or tablet through the sound bar's powerful drivers.

A compact, convenient wireless subwoofer

Polk included a sub with a 6-1/2" woofer to deliver satisfying bass for high-energy action scenes and music. It connects to the sound bar wirelessly, which makes it super easy to place in your room — you just need to plug it into a wall outlet for power.

Product Highlights:

  • 2.1-channel system; compact sound bar has 6 built-in speakers
    • four 2-1/4" drivers and two 1/2" tweeters
  • separate wireless subwoofer with 6-1/2" driver
  • built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Google Cast (now called Chromecast built-in) for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • works with Google Home voice controller
    • gives you voice control over music features and volume
  • Polk VoiceAdjust™ technology helps keep dialogue intelligible
  • Dolby® Digital decoding
  • three listening modes: Movie, Music, and Sports
  • universal remote control learns commands from IR remotes for TVs, satellite receivers, and cable boxes
    • remote has master volume control, plus separate volume buttons for "bass" and "voice"
  • HDMI input (6-1/2-ft. cable included)
  • Toslink optical digital audio input (6-ft. cable included)
  • 3.5mm stereo minijack input (6-ft. cable included)
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • system frequency response 40-24,000 Hz
  • sound bar: 13-7/16"W x 3-1/8"H x 5-1/16"D
  • subwoofer: 7-7/16"W x 14-9/16"H x 14-15/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years (speakers), 1 year (electronics)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • Wireless powered sub
  • AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
  • 59" AC power cord
  • 70" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 6.5" HDMI cable
  • 6' Optical digital cable
  • 6' Stereo minijack cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • TV Remote Programming Supplemental Guide
  • Important Product Information
  • Online Registration Card

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I purchased this sound system for my husband for his birthday. He loves it! We have a small living room and this is just made for it. The night mode is great. Now we can play the music channels and have the best sound.

Anonymous, Newport, OH

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Anonymous from Newport, OH on 6/14/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this sound system for my husband for his birthday. He loves it! We have a small living room and this is just made for it. The night mode is great. Now we can play the music channels and have the best sound.

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mort from Louisville, KY on 5/27/2018

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Great sound for small speaker. Hooked to hdmi (arc) for the best sound. Sub has good punch for a small light weight woofer.

Pros: Small, dose not take up a lot of space

Cons: Turns on when I turn on tv. Like to just turn on tv without the Polk system.

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Anonymous from Springfield, MO on 4/7/2018

I purchased the system and after receiving and hook up the sub woofer makes a popping noise. After contacting the company I was told it was interference from my router! So, that's easy to figure out. I unplugged my router and the popping continued. So, I was told they would replace the subwoofer. I was told I would get a replacement along with the mailing label. Well, I did get a replacement, but no mailing label to return old sub!! I called Polk but no matter what button on the phone I hit I could not get through. It took several hours before finally getting to talk to some one. They told me they would email the label so I could return it. She said within 24hrs. It's now been over 24 hrs but nothing. My son purchased one just like the one I got, he's the reason I purchased one..His sounded great.

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Crutchfield response on 4/10/2018 If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.

great sound, not overpowering

Anonymous from Clemmons, NC on 3/27/2018

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I have really enjoyed the Polk system. Made my new TV much more enjoyable. I have a very small space for the speaker. This mini has the sound of a big system. The set-up was easy and the remote from the TV controls the volume.

Pros: small size big sound, easy set up

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Good sound for the size

Anonymous from Schenectady, NY on 2/25/2018

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I can't believe what a big sound out of such a little sound bar. If you're looking for a smaller than average sound bar like I was, this is a great option. If you have the room, you can definitely find a similar sound for less money.

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Good with issues

Thomas from Raymond, NH on 2/2/2018

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The min sound bar is ideal for my set-up as I live in a small apartment and don't need high powered sound bar. The audio and sound effects are perfect for my needs. I was not to happy with the agent at Polk Audio when I needed technical support. My issue was that when I turn the sound bar off it comes back on after a moment when it detects activity from my TV. He asked when I would want to turn the sound bar off. I have my reasons which should not concern him. He did not seem customer oriented and left me with a less than favorable impression of Polk Audio as a company, although their products are great. The remote is a bit flimsy. When pushing a function button the back seems to squeeze in. Also you now need to have two remotes when watching TV (the TV remote and the Polk remote). I resolved that by using a Logitech programmable remote.

Pros: It meets my needs and is is in a location that does not conflict with my using TV/Xfinity remote functions.

Cons: When TV is on you must use sound bar. You cannot turn it off and it stay off.

Perfect dialogue feature, decent immersive sound

Charlotte from Golden, CO on 1/24/2018

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My goal was to have a sound bar with a great surround sound with the ability to increase the dialogue above the sound effects. The Polk Audio was highly recommended by the Crutchfield associate. I have a 24 by 16 living room so I was concerned it would sound hollow. The Polk actually can fill the room with base and mid tones and if I want to increase dialogue I can and it works!. Also kinda cool that when a commercial comes on the sound automatically goes way down so I'm not blasted by advertising. Also a neat feature is the night mode, which mutes all the sounds except for dialogue if you have old people who go to bed early and you need to keep volume low, like me. Overall a great bar but sometimes I do miss a rear speaker for intense movies sounds. Would be great for apartments too.

Pros: Dialogue, Remote, overall agreeable sound

Cons: Not quite as robust as a five speaker system would be

Great sound & bass. Voice adjustment is the best feature.

Carey from Ash Flat, AR on 1/24/2018

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Love this sound bar. Small footprint on the center console. But, puts out some big sound. Great solution for our liking especially during movies. Easy install as well. Can't go wrong with a little Polk!!

Pros: Small but big sound. Right price too.

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All good, except...

John from Allentown, NJ on 1/21/2018

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Good sound from such a small package, but the simulated surround sound isn't there. I learned the hard way that my 4 year old Samsung TV only sends a Dolby Digital signal out if it's receiving encoded material from streaming programming, or an app, not a DVD. Without a Dolby signal, you have no surround sound, simulated or otherwise. Polk should explain that. I read the owners manual in its entirety before purchasing. But the soundbar itself, sans the surround sound effect, is excellent.

Pros: Size, appearance, sound, remote.

Cons: Lack of full disclosure regarding function.

Disappointing features, hard to use

Walter from New York, NY on 1/19/2018

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Pretty disappointed, especially for the price. The remote is squishy and there is no onscreen or easy to use on unit indication that it is receiving the signal. Lots of flashing lights that don't always seem to translate into whether the volume is going up or down. Here's an idea -- how about a display that has a number? It seems to take a crazy long time between turning the thing on and sound coming out. I find I have to plug and unplug the power in order to get it to work. I can't really tell if the subwoofer is doing much of anything and it's huge and really ugly. It looks like a giant computer speaker from 1998. If it didn't come in a box the size of a car, I'd probably return it and start fresh. Will not be buying a Polk product for a long time.

Pros: Small size.

Cons: Lousy remote, inconsistent performance. Frustrating, especially for the price.

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Don from Parma Heights, OH on 1/13/2018

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Very unabtrusive system. I was totally taken by surprise with the sound quality and the volume this system can produce! It's a steal at this price! The soundbar is tiny and heavier than expected. The sub didn't look like it would produce the bass that it does! I would definitely buy again and highly recommend it to any one. It totally fills my living room with beautiful full range sound. I have recently become a big Polk fan!! I am a loyal long time Crutchfield customer. They always provide great service!

Pros: Affordable and more than I expected with mini in the name!

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Anonymous from Austin, TX on 1/7/2018

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Wonderful little sound bar system for smaller rooms. The "mini" size is perfect if you don't have 3 feet available for a sound bar, but you want more sound from your TV. I installed this in a master bedroom to replace an unsightly BOSE Acoustimass system. The setup is extremely easy and the sound quality/clarity is great. Keep in mind, this is a small system, so it is not going to rattle your furniture or anything like that. Makes video programs come to life with clear dialogue and supplemental (though not loud) bass. Good buy for a smaller room.

Pros: small footprint very few wires showing clearer and louder than any flat screen speakers

Cons: not "huge" sound could use more bass

Great soung

Douglas from Milton, FL on 12/24/2017

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The sound is great. As good or better than I expected

Pros: Great sound and easy set up

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Excelente equipo

Jesus Cotto from Coto Laurel, PR on 12/24/2017

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Yo tenía un Hometheater en mi habitación y decidí remplazarlo, pues había muchos cables y bocinas por toda la habitación; Con el Polk magniFI mini no tengo más ese problema; la barra de sonido ni el bajo ocupan mucho espacio y además tiene un GRAN sonido. Estoy muy satisfecho con mi nueva Polk magniFI mini! Gracias Crutchfield!

Pros: Gran sonido, fácil para instalar

Cons: Ninguno

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Anonymous from Warrington, PA on 12/10/2017

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I really wanted to like the Polk Magnifi Mini but there was a problem with ARC working correctly even after the update. I purchased two units and both had the same problem. The remote will not work with name brand batteries, again both units had the same problem. The sound was also very small and not wide and opened, it reminded me of a Bluetooth speaker with an added subwoofer. One thing that was good was the center and subwoofer blending but again it was not a very powerful sound overall, this would be better suited for a small room. Crutchfield took great care of me and I returned the unites for two Yamaha YAS-207's which overall are a big step up from the Polk Magnifi Mini in every aspect.

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Superb sond

Michel from Glendale, CA on 12/8/2017

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I was surprised that sound bar had a lot of base easy to install and a superb sound i do thank for the adviser that he tolld me that o will love it and i do really appreciate him

Pros: Easy to install and a superb sound

Cons: Nothing

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Anonymous from San Jose, CA on 12/7/2017

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Good bang for buck if you are looking for a 2.1 surround system set up or are seeking/needing a small footprint. Either reason, the MagniFi Mini is easy to set up on older or newer TV systems. In our situation, we needed a RCA to 3.5mm connection given older LCD TV outputs (needed cable not supplied by mfgr, but many good cheap options <$5 on Amazon). Was pleasantly surprised to see how small both speakers are. Subwoofer fits easily next to couch and main speaker directly on the TV base stand. I chose Polk vs. other sound bars (i.e. Yamaha) due to small footprint needed given a small media stand and location in house. Other reviewers did note that low frequencies in voices can drown speech clarity; I also experienced this. Unplugging the subwoofer defeats the purpose of having depth in what you hear with this speaker system. While the quick setting functions are a good start, I found that if you take a couple minutes to play with bass and voice volumes, you could hone in on good clear speech and just enough bass so deep voices were not muffled.

Pros: Cost/Value, Simple Solution, Connectivity, Footprint/size, Ease of Use

Cons: Pre-settings to control bass/low voices

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Chris from Wakarusa, KS on 12/5/2017

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I have a small room and the sound is great. Much easier to hear the TV and the sound is great for how small the unit is. Very easy to hook up and there was no problem with getting the sub to sync. The Bluetooth is also easy to use. For the cost I'm very pleased.

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Kirk from Aberdeen, MD on 11/22/2017

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I was slightly disappointed at first, as it didn't sound dramatically different than my Echo.until I plugged in the subwoofer. It immediately connected and starting playing. And when I turned it up, it easily filled the 17' x 18' room (with 20' ceilings) it is in. System as a whole sounds very good. It is no match for much more expensive systems, but for the price, I think it is a fantastic deal. My wife loves that it does not take up much space on the mantle. I connected it through the HDMI ARC on my TV and it instantly started playing. Also, it worked with my cable remote right out of the box. I was initially disappointed that the remote had no way to turn on Bluetooth, you have to physically go over to the device and press the button. However, my wife figured out that you just ask Alexa: "Connect to Bluetooth device", and the soundbar automatically powers up. Very cool. There is a constant hum, even when off, but only noticeable when you are right by it.

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WOW!

Gene from Chester, NH on 10/24/2017

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My Bose system has become antiquated. Still works fine but not compatible with TV and updated Comcast system. I didn't want to spend a lot of money as I did originally. So I came to Crutchfield. I thought if I replaced the receiver all would be fine but it wasn't compatibility became an issue with speakers and woofer. I sought the help of a Crutchfield advisor and what an experience. All positive. Archer recommended the above system. I was looking for a soundbar originally but it would not fit into our cabinet. We ended up with the Magnifi Mini. When I received the product there were two pieces the wireless woofer and the front speakers. There was no problem fitting into the cabinet but, I honestly thought the front speaker system would be inadequate. Well folks, not to worry the system is fantastic and I am happy, My wife has a little problem with hearing and that went away by adjusting voice. The remote is a little clumsy if I mute it sometimes takes a few clicks to shut off the mute. We love the unit it provides a nice crisp sound with the three choices of movie, sports and music. A very satisfied customer of Crutchfield the company and it's people, To say I am happy is an understatement. Thank you so much for your support. Gene Chester NH

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Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 9/16/2017

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Replaced a "surround sound" 6 speaker system with this as we were unable to hear conversation on the programs. Works very well and at a significantly lower price than I paid for the inferior system. Very happy.

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Awesome little powerhouse

Jason from New Orleans, LA on 9/10/2017

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Space saving and has multiple connections for connection to wireless/LAN connection. Loud for a small apartment under 1000 sq feet. Sub is odd shaped and weird looking. Speaker attracts dust on top of buttons. Remote is odd as well in terms on button position. Would highly recommend.

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Great for TV dialogue!

Jeff from Johns Island, SC on 8/27/2017

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Great unit for making dialogue intelligible again. VoiceAdjust really works. I was not able to get optical connection to work, but fortunately my TV had HDMI-ARC output. The only thing I needed to program for my cable remote was the on/off function. The center channel provides nice, balanced sound from its six internal speakers. Bass from the sub fills in lower frequencies missing from most TV speakers, but don't expect the floor-shaking output of a larger unit. The bass can rumble a bit in the background if left at higher volume, but this is easily remedied by turning it down when bass isn't needed. The only quirk with this system I have experienced is a 10-12 second lag when first powered on before sound comes on. There is also a few seconds lag when changing channels. (This could be an issue specific to my cable box.) Overall a big improvement over basic TV speakers.

Pros: Makes TV dialogue intelligible again. Nice balanced sound. Small footprint.

Cons: Bass can rumble in background if left at higher volume. Some delay with sound coming on after power up, and changing channels.

I can hear movies now

Duane from Lewiston, ID on 6/12/2017

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This is the only quality system I could find to fit in a limited space TV stand. Nice sound.

Pros: Good sound, The small size fits in the stand that I built for a 32" Samsung TV Amazing fast shipping

Cons: My son had a little problem setting it up, the remote didn't seem to work. We unplugged the system for a while then plugged in and it has been working since.

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Anonymous from Lancaster, PA on 5/7/2017

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5 star sound bar awesome sound, much better then my onkyo base

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Great speech enhancement; Sub woofer works well, too.

Bruce L from New York, NY on 5/3/2017

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We were looking for a relatively inexpensive way to improve the speech on our new Samsung TV even though we have 13 foot ceilings in our loft. This sound bar seems to fill the bill. It is small, yet comes with a sub woofer. We can hear speech very clearly now (Dr. Who used to be unintelligible, but now we can understand what Dr. Who is actually saying) and the sub woofer actually makes movies sound like movies. So we are very satisfied, and we didn't have to spend a lot of money.

Pros: Great speech enhancement Sub Woofer makes movies fun

Cons: Two black wires hanging down from TV to sound bar (could Polk make white wires available?).

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John from Canton, MI on 4/17/2017

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The Polk Audo MagniFi Mini improved the sound of our TV in our family room so we can actually understand the voice audio much better. We like the fact that the subwoofer can be disabled by unplugging it for some programs that seem to have excessive bass sounds that interfere with normal voice audio. Overall it provides an improved audio for our TV although not as good as our full size Sony sound system, but a great sound for a very reasonable price. Its compact size was perfect for the space we have available.

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Great sound EXCEPT for Remote design flaw

Ginger from Naples, FL on 4/13/2017

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The sound & size of the this system was terrific for the study that is the size of a bedroom. I wanted to use it with my computer & it has nice bass for a system of it's size. BUT the Remote has a Design FLAW. The remote uses 2 AAA batteries. The remote came with 2 off brand batteries that are a tiny bit shorter than Duracell or Eveready batteries. When you try to use these standard AAA batteries, they fit way too tightly in the compartment. The remote either will not work or only works intermittently. Crutchfield was great & sent me another remote to try but it had the same issue. It seems there is a design flaw in the remotes that come with this system. Unfortunately I had to return the system because I needed to use a remote. The system is definitely worth hearing if you don't need a remote. I did buy a different system from Crutchfield that has a remote that's easy to use. I always buy from Crutchfield when they have the products I need because they have terrific customer service!

Pros: Nice sound & bass for regular bedroom. Great for a smaller space. Bluetooth capability. Worked with my computer. Would recommend if you don't need to use the remote.

Cons: Remote battery compartment design flaw - see review.

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RICHARD from Reading, PA on 4/4/2017

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My one nephew, who is a sound geek, and has great "ears" recommended the Mini to me. The main reason was because he knew of the size constraints on my TV table. Really glad I took his advice. Unit sounds great and I would recommend Polk to anyone looking for an upgrade.

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Better TV dialog sound for dad

Tony from Atlanta, GA on 3/27/2017

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My dad is turning 80 this year and was having trouble with dialog and ambient noise at sporting events colliding in broadcasts. At this price-point, it does an excellent job at raising the voice frequencies and tuning out background noise in a small package that didn't require moving their existing satellite receiver and DVD boxes to make room.

Pros: Nice price, excellent quality and small footprint.

Cons: I wish I would have found it for him sooner.

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Anonymous from Cedar Rapids, IA on 3/26/2017

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Compact with great sound, perfect for the small room for which it was purchased.

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Richer Sound

John from North Kingstown, RI on 3/19/2017

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Bought MagniFi Mini for small TV in exercise room. Sound from equipment drowned out TV speaker. The Polk makes motivational DVD sound much better at reasonable price

Pros: Easy hook-up, small size, simple to operate.

Cons: None the way I use it. Someone needing a soundbar for a large room, or thundering bass might need more.

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Anonymous from Ormond Beach, FL., 32174 on 3/16/2017

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My TV cabinet small, so needed a small unit. This unit has worked great. Sound has been great, dialog clear, and base has been good, which was surprising. Set up and syncing was a piece of cake. Recommend highly

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Big Sound, Little Footprint

Bud from Wise, VA on 3/12/2017

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I needed something small to bolster the weak sound of my bedroom flat screen in this price range. The MagniFi Mini was recommended by my Crutchfield sales associate. I am totally satisfied with the clarity, size and performance of the unit. The sub was the easiest I've ever setup -- just plug and play. I especially like that it also has Bluetooth whereby I can stream from my phone/tablet. The only glitch I had during setup was with the Polk remote control, but after trying to sync the unit to my Comcast remote, the Polk remote starting working perfectly. Great product, great price and great customer service by Crutchfield!

Pros: Excellent choice for small to medium rooms.

Cons: None.

Little box with a big sound!

Anonymous from Greensburg, PA on 3/3/2017

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What an incredible difference this little system has made to my television system. I especially like the ability to increase the dialogue volume without an overall volume change. I highly recommend this small but versatile sound bar.

Pros: Incredible boost to overall dynamic range in a unit with a small footprint.

Cons: Could have more control over dialogue volume vs. overall volume, especially for older ears like mine.

great tv speaker purchase

wallace from NY on 2/26/2017

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helps to make the sound from tv clearer and more enjoyable.as usual crutchfield sent the item fast and proper. the speaker works better with my tv then expected.I have the tv connected with direct tv and when I turn on my equipment pressing on the speaker goes on automaticly with tv and direct without using the speaker remote.I press sound up and tv speaker goes off and polk speaker goes on

Pros: improves all sound from tv

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Jay from Longwood, FL on 2/26/2017

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The sound is full, the perfect addition to my new Samsung ultra HD TV. Installation was absolutely painless and worked seamlessly. I did use a heavier optical cable to connect to my CD jukebox. For the price, this is an excellent choice and works well in our family room. I bought from Crutchfield because of potential need for technical support, but so far not even needed.

Pros: Great sound, clear dialogue, seamless installation. Has both HDMI (ARC) and optical cable connections.

Cons: Flimsy digital optical cable.

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Anonymous from Richmond, VA on 2/24/2017

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This little speaker bar is really surprising! Sounds are great, full, and loud for a little speaker. Could not be happier with it.

Pros: Small

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Great Sound

Joseph E from Downers Grove, IL on 2/16/2017

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This sound bar and subwoofer combination has an excellent sound. The subwoofer is minimal, because of the low wattage it has, but this combination has sure made are TV listening experience so much better. I would definitely recommend this sound bar. Not sure why people are commenting about the small remote. The remote is fine!.

Pros: Great sound Subwoofer connected via wifi Easy setup

Cons: None yet

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Anonymous from Clinton, CT on 2/15/2017

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Good sound in an attractive package. Set up and set up instructions left something to be desired.

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Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 2/13/2017

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Connecting it to my television was a breeze. I have it connected to a small tv, in a small room and it sounds great. Couldn't be happier.

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You not only hear but feel the difference!

Al from New Smyrna Beach, FL on 2/12/2017

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For the price and size,excellent bang for the buck!!!!

Pros: Sound of a bigger unit.

Cons: None

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Sarafae from Port Washington, NY on 2/11/2017

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We ordered this to improve dialogue audio on our older Samsung DLP TV. The Polk unit sounded better than our TV, but I thought the unit heated up severely even when it was not in use, so we ordered a replacement unit thinking it was defective. Same problem with new one. I tried to contact Polk customer service. Polk has terrible customer service. They never answered their phone line, nor replied to my email. We ended up ordering a different model. Got good help from Crutchfield choosing another model.

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Anonymous from Maryville, TN on 2/9/2017

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Great sound in a great size. Perfect for a bedroom. It took a couple of tries on syncing to other devices, but it eventually worked.

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Great Sound, Plus You Actually Hear The Dialogue!!!

Bubba from Southern NJ on 2/7/2017

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Polk MagniFi Mini- the perfect soundbar/ wireless subwoofer combination for both my family room & bedroom. Sound & price are great! Can hear the dialogue now! Features up-to-date & adaptable for different rooms/TVs. Weeks of searching. My goals were to improve on the sound built-in to TVs, but more, I needed a to hear the dialogue better. My family's angry at me for turning up the TV to hear what is being said. I had assumed that I would need two different solutions but the MagniFi Mini turned out to be the best for both rooms, so I bought two! Family room is 15'x17', high ceiling. 50" Samsung F5500 series wall/tilt mounted. KEY FEATURE: 13" Mini sits on top of 14" Comcast DVR and connects to TV with optical audio cable. Small width is much better than full size soundbars because I can swivel the Mini to point right at my favorite seat. Full size soundbars have a sweet spot centered on the TV so sit a bit to the side & you miss out on the dialogue improvement. Bedroom is 12'x12', 8' ceiling, 40" Hitachi with poor sound standing on tall corner dresser. Mini connects to TV's HDMI (ARC) and sits on front of TV's own built-in stand. Mini's mid-sized sub fits easily in a variety of locations and sounds well balanced. Mini's quality is obvious. Noticeably heavy with 6 speakers/magnets in its small case. Mini's remote works well. Movies, television shows and music channels all sound amazing now. Will test playing music over bluetooth next. Hope this info helps someone. Enjoy!

Pros: Great balanced sound with wireless subwoofer Voice adjust feature makes dialogue much easier to hear Small width allows swivel towards seating area to maximize dialogue benefit. Only 13" wide so it fits in small & large rooms, with small & large TVs Great Price & Great Value at $299, (or less on sale).

Cons: Very thin Polk-supplied optical audio cable causes popping audio Just buy a thicker Toslink to Toslink cable for a small price, nothing fancy needed MagniFi Mini sits on shelf or table only. Can't wall or TV bracket mount it. Not really an issue- there are a lot of small shelves that wall or bracket mount

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Armando from Portland, or on 2/5/2017

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It's a good sound for a compact unit.

Pros: It produces good sound and clear.

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Great sound in a small package

Greg from Ft Myers, FL on 2/5/2017

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Great sound for such a small package. We use it in our r v. bedroom and can take it outside for great sound with the projection screen.

Pros: Quick to set up. Great sound. Small footprint.

Cons: I wish there we're a way to mount it to a t.v. or wall. Analog rca jacks would be better than the aux Jack as it limits sound quality and volume.

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Anonymous from Hopatcong, NJ on 2/5/2017

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Great for small to medium sized room,very easy to hook up if you use hdmi(arc). Great upgrade for speakers on my Samsung is 8000.

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Anonymous from New Jersey on 2/3/2017

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Nice soundbar system that takes up minimal real estate. I connected the HDMI to my HDMI ARC equipped TV and it did not work, I tried all different kinds of settings & still no sound so I went with the trusty Optical cable and it sounds great. Room filling sound effects & excellent voice/dialogue enhancer. There is sometimes a slight delay of decoding the Dolby from the cable box & also inconsistent volumes, so I adjusted the sound settings on the TV to PCM and it seems to have fixed it. The wireless subwoofer is not overwhelming, keeping my wife happy. Overall nice addition to a small living room and something I can use everyday because of the learning remote control feature that allows my cable box remote to work with the soundbar vs. having to power on the home theater which I didn't use as often.

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Good things come in small packages....

Raj from Nyack, NY on 1/31/2017

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Great sound out of a small package. Easy set up and great upgrade over stock TV speakers.

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mike from Chicago 60638 on 1/29/2017

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Fast shipping. Very nice cool yes

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Cons: Nice. And small. Fast shipping cool

Both speakers great

Larry from Troy, IL on 1/19/2017

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Best small system on the market love everything about it

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Small package with great sound.

Brian from West Liberty, KY on 1/16/2017

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I am using this unit in my camper. Was easy to set up and really helped the audio system in the RV. Also like the bluetooth feature. This is perfect for a bedroom, apartment, or smaller space in which you want to improve your sound.

Pros: great product for the price.

Cons: might be underpowered for larger rooms

Good Purchase for My Situation

Jim from Walterville, OR on 12/30/2016

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Had been using computer speakers with the TV. Sad isn't it. Needed an upgrade. Due to location needed something smaller than a full size sound bar. This speaker with its sub-woofer was just what I needed. Connected to TV with the enclosed optical cable. Main speaker sits on the TV base and is unobtrusive. Bass, treble and mid-range are clear and crisp. MagniFi Mini hand controller is nice design and easy to use. Linking MagniFi Mini hand control with the TV controller was simple. System won't shake your house down when the volume is up but for normal listening i.e. speech, music, sports, action movies seems as if this component system is a reasonable investment. Setup instructions are simple and clear. For me this was a very good purchase. Room size 20'x24' with 12' ceiling.

Pros: Size of components, sound quality, controller, instructions, system comes with auxiliary cable, HDMI and optical cables,

Cons: If you plan to use an HDMI cable connection make sure your TV has an HDMI "ARC" slot. I didn't notice that requirement in the Polk or Cruthchfield information. My TV is ten years old and doesn't have an "ARC" HDMI slot. That's why I used the optical cable.

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Anonymous from Milan, IL on 12/18/2016

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We weren't sure what soundbar to purchase for our bedroom. The Crutchfield team was terrific in suggesting this system. We purchased it primarily to enhance voice that our current tv is missing, but the subwoofer also added bass and made watching a movie in the bedroom much better.

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Anonymous from Ohio on 12/16/2016

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Love this unit. Use in master bedroom and it's perfect for that room, both for TV and for Bluetooth music.

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Bryan from Cedar Park, TX on 12/12/2016

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Awesome sound out of a small package. I had a little problem linking the wireless sub woofer to the bar, but once it connected all else was quite easy.

Pros: Small Big sound Easy setup

Cons: None

Great dialogue, poor value

Irvin from Concord, NC on 12/4/2016

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Just wanted a clear dialogue from this system. It does give you that. So for dialogue, it gets a five star rating. However, you find yourself constantly trying to improve or change the sound. The movie and music buttons do not do anything but tone down the sports button. So to be honest, we like the dialogue and are happy with that, but for the price, it's not worth it as a whole package. The concept was a good one,but it could have been better and less expensive.

Pros: Smaller size, clear sound

Cons: Cost point

Nice system small ft print!

Fxavier from Philadelphia, PA on 12/3/2016

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So I decided on getting a better sound from non smart LCD TV. I had a Yamaha 1060 and felt like it sounded hardly any better than my TV. Returned it got from different store. Heard about this system below are pro and con. Pro- like the small foot print. Easy set up. Connect to tablet and blue tooth easily. It does have a nice sound to it. I have not cranked up the sound but believe at louder might even sound better. I have a apt. Arrived quickly. Called customer very good experience even after purchase with a question. It does live up to sound description. Con- A big one! I had to hook up optical cable and it a cheap thin wire cable which did not fit properly. Meaning sound was in and out. So went to a local retailer and got aftermarket cable. Works better. I am not a big bass guy but this is a low volume sub woofer. That is a good and bad. Depending on your thoughts. No pounding bass. Not too much of a big deal. I have yet decided whether keeping it or not. But it is a nice system and other than the optical cable issue it's good. It does sound better than the Vizio newest 4050 (one). I heard that in a store and seems to have huge power but not warm sounding in my listening. Not the best environment store listening. My biggest gripe with any or all makers of these systems seeing them and reading other reviews. Reply but a darn display telling u what volume level u are at. I really want to know that I can reach 11!

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Joe from Pennsylvania on 11/29/2016

I have updated my audio and video system and downsized from the full 7.1 surround hard wired speakers to a sound bar. I tried the 3.1 Samsung first but it had no bottom end. The Polk mini puts out a great sound in my 23 x 25 room. It is quite balanced for a compact unit. I made the right move on the advice of my sales person.

Pros: Size and sound. Fast and easy set up. No extra parts or wires needed to install. I don't have to look at a very wide sound bar.

Cons: I have not experienced any downside.

Don't let the little size fool you.

Rick from Napa, CA on 11/22/2016

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Bought this on the advice of my salesperson, Wade, and I am glad I took his advice. I needed a new sound bar for a new entertainment center I purchased, which needed very specific dimensions, and I wanted a wireless sub to boot. I had purchased a Bose Solo and just wasn't happy with the lack of low end frequencies. Once I set this system up and make a few adjustments, I already knew that the Bose was going back. This isn't an earth shaking sound system, but realistically, that's not why you buy a soundbar in the first place. I just like a little "bottom" to my dialogue. This system has a lot going for the price. The great return policy gave me the confidence to buy. Every cable you'll need or want to hook up to your tv is included.

Pros: Great sound, small footprint, easy setup, excellent price for the whole package,

Cons: None so far.

Great little system!

Anonymous from Fairfax, VA on 11/18/2016

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Don't let the small size of this system fool you. It delivers a great sound !

Pros: Way to easy to connect and easy to use! Ideal for small to medium size room.

Cons: None!

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design Bar
Pieces in System 2
Color Black
Tweeter 0.5" (2)
Midrange 2.25" (4)
Woofer Not Given
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Subwoofer Driver 6.5"
Features
Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume Night Mode
4K Video Compatible No
HDR Video Compatible No
Audio Return Channel Yes
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) Yes
Control by App Google Home (iOS/Android)
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
Wi-Fi Yes
Wall-mountable No
Mounting Bracket Included No
Surface Mount Stand Included ---
Speaker Parts Warranty 2 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response 40-24k Hz
Powered System ---
Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
Subwoofer RMS Power Not given
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs 1
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 3-1/8H x 13-1/2W x 5-1/16D
Sound Bar Weight Not Given
Subwoofer (inches) 14-9/16H x 7-1/2W x 14-15/16D
Subwoofer Weight Not Given

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Features

Ultra-Compact Soundbar: The Polk MagniFi Mini's soundbar features an ultra-compact design that fits tight spaces and still delivers big, room-filling sound. The soundbar speaker is equipped with a six speaker array which consists of two 0.5" tweeters and four 2.25" midrange drivers, all powered by a built-in amplifier.

Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless powered subwoofer reproduces deep bass impact that you can feel from your movie and music soundtracks. It houses a down-firing 6.5" woofer, down-firing bass port, and a built-in amplifier. You can independently adjust the wireless powered sub's bass level from the rest of the system's overall volume level.

Proprietary Polk Technologies: Featuring Polk's patented SDA surround sound and Voice Adjust technologies, the MagniFi Mini soundbar speaker system produces an immersive listening experience.

  • SDA (Stereo Dimensional Array): Polk's patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) surround technology is based on fundamental research into the way our ears process sound and perceive the direction of sounds. It uses a patented combination of signal processing and acoustical geometry that complements the spacing between our ears to produce a wide sound stage without the need for rear mounted speakers. Thanks to SDA surround technology, the Polk MagniFi Mini requires no special room characteristics and can deliver a room-filling surround experience in nearly any location in almost any type of room.
  • Voice Adjust: Voice Adjust technology dramatically increases vocal clarity and volume level for crystal clear dialog no matter what you're watching. You can customize the voice levels in the soundbar however you prefer to reproduce clear, crisp dialog and never miss a single word of your favorite movie, TV show, or sporting event.

Dolby Digital: The Polk MagniFi Mini soundbar and sub system will decode Dolby Digital 5.1ch audio through its HDMI and Optical digital. 2ch PCM audio is also supported through HDMI, Optical, and stereo minijack.

Optimized EQ Presets: One button preset EQ settings for Movies, Music, Sports, and Night optimize the soundbar and subwoofer to ensure you get the clearest dialog, big surround sound and deep bass for the best audio and home theater experience regardless of what you are watching or if you are watching late at night.

  • Movie: Enhances audio reproduction in TV and movies.
  • Music: Enhances audio whenever you're listening to music, watching music videos, or enjoying a concert on TV.
  • Sports: Enhances audio whenever you are watching sporting events, news, and talk shows.
  • Night: Reduces bass and volume dynamic while improving voice intelligibility for low-volume listening.

HDMI ARC Out: The Polk MagniFi Mini is equipped with one HDMI ARC output to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI ARC input. The HDMI ARC output allows audio from your TV to be sent through the soundbar system. The HDMI ARC output supports Dolby Digital 5.1ch & 2ch PCM.

Note: Many televisions will only pass 2ch PCM through the ARC-enabled HDMI input from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog.

Digital & Analog Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini soundbar system provides a digital (optical) input and analog minijack (3.5mm) input for connectivity to your TV our other source components. You should make sure to turn your TV speakers off or set to "0".

  • Optical Digital Input: The soundbar features a single optical (toslink) digital input to connect your flat-panel TV. The optical input can decode and reproduce Dolby Digital 5.1 program material. The soundbar's digital input also supports 2-channel PCM.
  • Stereo Minijack Input: The soundbar is equipped with an analog stereo minijack (3.5mm) input to connect your television (which may lack an optical digital output). If your TV is equipped with stereo RCA outputs, you will need a stereo minijack-to-RCA adapter cable (sold separately).
Note: The digital optical output terminals of many newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blu-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini soundbar system supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac laptop/computer and more. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the soundbar speaker system. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enable mobile device for music navigation and to view song/artist information.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini soundbar speaker system.

Network Connection: The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini offers built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) and features a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for a wireless or wired connection to your home's network router. By connecting to your home's network, the MagniFi Mini will support Google Cast Audio, so you can wirelessly stream many of your favorite music apps from your Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iOS device, Mac computer, or Windows PC to the soundbar speaker system.

Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your from your Android (OS 4.0+) or Apple iOS (8.0+) device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the MagniFi Mini soundbar speaker system. Chromecast built-in certified apps include Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, GooglePlay Music, YouTube Music, & iHeart Radio (click here for a complete list of compatible apps - subscription fees may apply). Chromecast built-in streams your music directly from the cloud instead of from your smartphone or tablet, so you don't lose any sound quality. Additional Chromecast built-in features include -

  • Simple-to-Use: Chromecast built-in allows you to search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music, you can still use your smartphone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system or draining your battery. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast Built-in compatible phone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
  • Google Home: Multiple Chromecast built-in speakers can be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using the Google Home app. Using the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 9.1+ and Android OS 4.0.3+), you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout your house at the same time. Only Chromecast built-in compatible music apps are supported.
  • Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the Google Home Wireless Speaker (sold separately) or other Google Home Assistant compatible speaker (see Accessories tab) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast built-in music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The MagniFi Mini & the Google Home Assistant device must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.

Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the system. You can also program the MagniFi Mini soundbar speaker system to respond to your TV's IR remote (basic functions only - Power/Input/Volume/Mute). In addition, there are controls on the top-panel of the soundbar speaker.

Note: Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the soundbar and TV remote to work together.

Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker should be centered under or above your flat-panel TV screen. The lightweight easy-to-mount single speaker can simply be placed on a tabletop, stand, or shelf. It can sit on a flat surface because of its integrated rubber feet that enable it to rest securely. The powered subwoofer receives its signal from the soundbar wirelessly, so it can be placed virtually anywhere in the room (up to 30' from soundbar). It only requires plugging into an AC outlet.

Note: The soundbar speaker is not wall-mountable.

Power Requirements: Both the soundbar speaker and wireless powered sub will require an AC power outlet.

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