"Polk's MagniFi Mini looks small sounds big"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Polk's MagniFi Mini looks small sounds big
The latest trend in home theater is the micro sound bass.
Speaker that you sit in front of the TV that are about a foot long.
And the best we've seen so far is the Polk Mangnifi Mini.
This is a $300 unit which comes with the separate subwoofer.
It's great for movies with a wide open sound and plenty of low end The sound bar has plenty of connectivity options, including an HDMI/ARC port for connecting to a smart TV.
In addition, there's a optical port for hooking up to a set-top box or Blu-ray player, plus an auxiliary analog input.
You'll also get bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.
The last option lets you connect up to Google Cast, which means you can use the sound bar as part of a multi-room system.
you can cast directly from your phone to the sound bar using cat enabled apps like Spotify or Pandora.
Be aware you need to use the Google Home app on android or IOS app in the first place.
But for some reason WiFi wouldn't work properly for us, so we needed to connect an Ethernet cable but from then on it worked fine.
The Polk comes with a dedicated music mode [END] You can find it on the ergonomic remote.
And the sound bar plays music very well.
At 300 bucks, there's only a couple of sound bars we'd consider worth the money and the MagniFi Mini is definitely one of them, especially if you're looking for something smaller.
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