POWER PRECISION AND DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY
Designing the CX Series amplifiers was a labour of love; the product of a team dedicated to extracting every drop of pleasure and detail from all genres of music. These amplifiers will help you discover a new dimension of sound. The CXA80 must be heard to be believed. Rated at 80 Watts per channel, its class AB amplifier design will reveal spectacular detail in your music. Separate dual mono windings on a low-flux toroidal transformer further enhance performance and together these design details deliver incredible control over your speakers on a wide, enveloping, captivating sound stage.
To journey deeper into the music you love, the CXA80 has been designed from the ground up with built-in digital to analogue conversion capabilities. Using a high-specification 24-bit/192kHz WM8740 DAC chip from Wolfson, the CXA80 offers a powerful upgrade for all your digital sources. And because we’ve designed it with digital in mind, it features two optical inputs, a co-axial digital input and an asynchronous USB Audio socket, so you can play your music directly from your PC or Mac. Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle and you’ve got aptX streaming direct from your smartphone or tablet, allowing access to music from Spotify, Youtube, and a host of others.
Analogue sources are equally well catered for with balanced XLR inputs, RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack. In use, the CXA80 is a delight. The floating effect of the chassis, the brushed finish, and the easy-to-read front panel, all create an amplifier that‚Äôs as beautiful on the outside as it‚Äôs well engineered on the inside.
Whatever your source, the CXA80 will reveal new depths and layers of sound, letting you re-discover your favourite music.
Power output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Frequency Response: <5Hz‚Äì 60kHz +/-1dB
Analogue audio inputs: 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)
Digital audio inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)
Compatibility: TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB 1.0 and 2.0, BT100 Bluetooth receiver
Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
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‚Äù)
Weight: 8.7kg (19.1lbs)
Regular readers of the Tech Blog will recall our recent announcement regarding the new Cambridge Audio CX series of components. This all-new for 2015 range of A/V and Hi-Fi separates is already looking to be something special, but is still a little way off completion, and we expect it into our stores this coming March.
Being the lovely people that they are, Cambridge were kind enough to let me take part in their ‚ÄòBeta‚Äô testing for some of the new range. Needless to say, I was delighted to be asked and, being the Hi-Fi nut that I am, was even more delighted to find out I’d be spending some quality time with the CXA80 stereo amplifier, and CXN network receiver. If it wasn’t February I’d swear it was Christmas! Read More