About Polk Audio MagniFi Mini
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 Polk Audio 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.
Roon-compatible for serious music lovers
The MagniFi Mini is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices and more. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you’ll enjoy.
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini 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 ARC (Audio Return Channel) input
connects to your TV’s HDMI port (cable included)
Toslink optical digital audio input (cable included)
3.5mm stereo minijack input (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: 1 years
Polk Audio Soundbar and Surround Sound System
Features & specs
|Pieces in System||2|
|Surround Sound Decoding||5.1-channel|
|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|
|Voice Control||Google Home optional|
|Control by App||Google Home (iOS/Android)|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||—|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||1 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||1 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|System Frequency Response||40-24k Hz|
|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|
|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|