Cambridge Audio CXA81 Amplifier with CXN V2 Streamer & CXC CD Transport Combo

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Cambridge Audio CXA81 Amplifier with CXN V2 Streamer & CXC CD Transport Combo

 

This package includes :

1 x Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

1 x Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Network Audio Streamer

1 x Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

80-watts per channel with Class AB amplification for detailed and powerful audio performance

Separate, symmetrical left and right channels are carefully engineered to deliver incredible sound-staging

Balanced XLR inputs for low noise interference

High Quality DAC - Connect digital sources directly via TOSLINK and Coaxial

USB Audio Input accepting up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files from Mac or PC

Bluetooth aptX HD built in

CX Series 2. The Sound Of Progress.

Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate. The all-new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers build on the foundations laid (and the Awards won) by CXA60 and CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective.

The CXA81 is poised, effortless and sophisticated. Its 80 watts per channel give it complete authority over music, and it wrings every emotional and musical nuance from your whole collection.

Making the Best Better

How do you take an admired and successful integrated amplifier, one that’s won respect and plaudits around the world, and make it even better? Well, if you’re a Cambridge Audio engineer, you examine every aspect of the performance - and then you do everything you can to make it ‘more’. More refined, more precise, more engrossing… more musical. The CXA81: it’s everything you loved about the CXA80, but more so.

Uncompromised and Uncompromising

All the research, all the development, all the time and effort that’s been expended on the CXA81 has been for one reason alone: to make this the most accomplished and absorbing integrated amplifier ever offered at the price. Every component selected, and every engineering decision taken, is based entirely on the desire to progress. The CXA81 has been designed and specified without compromise, in order to deliver the complete musical picture.

The Whole Story

The CXA81 is designed to bring your music to life, no matter how it’s stored. So it features an entirely new digital board, including the cutting-edge ESS Sabre ES9016 digital-to-analogue convertor. Which means digital audio files up to a heady 32bit/384kHz, or DSD256, are brought dramatically to life, with every detail and nuance delivered intact and in full. The CXA81 combines unparalleled accuracy with vivid musicality, without sacrificing convenience.

Absolute Flexibility

The CXA81 covers all connectivity bases, giving you complete freedom of choice. As well as digital optical and digital coaxial inputs, it features unbalanced stereo RCA inputs alongside balanced XLR sockets - and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth’s cutting-edge aptX HD standard is on board too. So there’s no need to compromise on performance in the name of convenience.

Power and Control

Thanks to numerous improvements and upgrades - and thanks to an over-specified toroidal transformer - the CXA81 delivers a prodigious 80 watts of power per channel. This means the CXA81 has complete authority over even the most demanding speakers, it means big dynamic shifts in music are handled with total control, and it means the whole musical picture is available no matter if you’re playing at discreet background levels or at party-time volumes.

Unmatched Sonic Integrity

At the heart of the CXA81 beats a completely reimagined and redesigned power amplifier stage with optimised capacitor values. The resulting sound is pristine but not clinical, with unrivalled musical coherence no matter the source.

Partner for Life

Thanks to relentless dedication to progressive engineering, The CXA81 is a complete solution. Its combination of versatility, power and audio excellence means it can form the centre of your musical experience for years to come.

THE DETAILS

POWER OUTPUT
80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms

DAC
ESS Sabre ES9016K2M

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
<5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB

ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS
1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA

DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS
1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)

COMPATIBILITY
TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only, S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only, USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)

BLUETOOTH APTX HD RECEIVER BUILT-IN
Yes

ROON TESTED
Yes

OUTPUTS
Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output

REMOTE CONTROL
Yes

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
750W

STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
<0.5W

DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)
115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)

WEIGHT
8.7kg (19.1lbs)

BOX CONTENTS
CXA81 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Bluetooth antenna, Quick Start Guide, Safety Guide

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Network Audio Streamer

Stunning Sound Quality - Hear every detail in your digital files

Connect Anything - USB, Coaxial and TOSLINK wired connections. AirPlay 2 and

Chromecast built-in wireless connections

Spotify Connect, TIDAL and Qobuz built in

High-quality Internet Radio Streaming thanks to MPEG-DASH support

Control in the palm of your hand, thanks to the dedicated StreamMagic app for iOS and Android

Roon Ready. Transform and enhance the experience of browsing your music. (Requires a Roon subscription.)

CX Series 2. The Sound of Progress.
Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate.

Now finished in Lunar Grey to match the rest of the CX Series 2 range, the award-winning CXN (V2) allows playback of multiple audio file-types from multiple sources. Enjoy your music, your way.

Convenience. Not Compromise

Everyone loves the convenience of digital audio. Nobody enjoys the compromises digital audio playback sometimes involves. That’s why the CXN (V2) is designed to provide the effortless accessibility of digital audio, but with the uncompromised sonic excellence of Cambridge Audio’s 50-plus years of hi-fi experience. Ease of use meets quality of performance.

The World’s Music, Any Way You Want It

Digital audio is available from many sources - and the CXN (V2) is able to deliver from those you love most. Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Qobuz and Tidal offer a world’s-worth of content, there’s Chromecast built-in to make things even easier, and the CXN (V2) is Roon Ready enriching the experience of browsing your NAS and UPnP audio too. Add digital optical and coaxial inputs, asynchronous USB socket, aptX Bluetooth (via adapter) and internet radio, and the CXN (V2) brings the planet’s music into your home.

The Whole Story

Getting hold of the music you want is one thing. Being moved by the fidelity of its reproduction is quite another. That’s why the CXN (V2) is packing dual Wolfson WM8740 digital-to-analogue convertors - by upscaling any digital audio information to an information-packed 24bit/384kHz using Cambridge Audio’s unique ATF2 technology, music is delivered with the sort of warmth, depth, nuance and unity not automatically associated with digital audio.

Power in Your Hands

The CXN (V2) features prodigious processing power, quite unlike that of any nominal rival. Cambridge Audio’s renowned Stream Magic platform ensures a slick, seamless and stable listening experience from any source, and its out-of-the-box MPEG-DASH and HLS compatibility means live streams are equally consistent and of equally high quality.

Control. Pure and Simple

Interacting with CXN (V2) couldn’t be simpler or more satisfying. The bespoke Cambridge Audio StreamMagic app allows straightforward, stable and intuitive control of all connected sources - curate playlists, set presets or browse albums conveniently and in comfort. Then allow the big, colourful and crisp fascia display to show your commands or the album artwork of the music you’re enjoying.

Making the Best Even Better

Four What Hi-Fi? awards in a row speaks volumes about how well-loved the CXN (v2) is - but Cambridge Audio is always searching for ways to improve. A constant programme of development, a constant desire to seek out marginal gains in performance, and the ability to update the CXN (v2) remotely, as and when it’s required, means the best network audio streamer around just keeps getting better.

THE DETAILS

DAC
Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs

ROON READY
Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)

DIGITAL FILTER
2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384khz

ANALOGUE FILTER
2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel

USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)

DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS
S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical)

ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUTS
Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUTS
S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical

COMPATIBILITY
UPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in , Internet radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Bluetooth aptX via BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied)

AUDIO FORMATS
ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis

ETHERNET
IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T

WI-FI
IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz)

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
30W

STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
<0.5W

REMOTE CONTROL
Yes

DIMENSIONS
85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2”)

WEIGHT
3.5Kg (7.7lbs)

BOX CONTENT
CXN (v2) Network Streamer, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Wi-Fi Dongle

ROON READY
Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)

Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport

Detailed playback of audio CDs.

State-of-the-art, proprietary S3 Servo to regulate the disc speed and ensure error free playback.

Digital only output for a clean signal.

All metal case isolates components, ensuring peak performance.

Floating design.

CX Series 2. The Sound Of Progress.

Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate.

Now finished in Lunar Grey to match the rest of the CX Series 2 range, the award-winning CXC delivers stunning audio quality from your CD collection.

What Goes Around Comes Around

The compact disc format has been around long enough to include an enormous catalogue of music of all types, and to have become very affordable. Even the most evangelical devotee of music streaming will concede there’s plenty of life in the little silver disc yet. The CXC will let you extract every last drop of musical enjoyment from your CD collection.

Be Transported

There’s absolute purity of purpose to the CXC. It’s built to read the digital audio information on a CD with absolute, unerring accuracy, and then pass it on to a digital-to-analogue convertor (such as the extremely high-quality DACs found in Cambridge’s outstanding new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers). Every CXC component is focused only on extracting every iota of information from the disc in its tray.

Precision Driving

The disc drive in the CXC was originally developed by Cambridge Audio for its high-end 851C CD player. It’s our renowned ‘S3’ servo design, and it has class-leading levels of jitter rejection and error correction - no multi-purpose drive is able to compete with the the CXC’s levels of precision and stability.

THE DETAILS

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUTS
S/PDIF coaxial and TOSLINK optical

S/PDIF OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
<75 Ohms

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
25W

STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
<0.5W

GAPLESS PLAYBACK?
Yes

REMOTE CONTROL
Yes

DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)
85 x 430 x 315mm (3.1 x 16.9 x 12.4”)

WEIGHT
4.7kg (10.3lbs)

BOX CONTENTS
CXC CD Transport, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable

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