Published on January 5th, 2015 | by The GC Team0
Cambridge CX Series debuts at CES 2015
Cambridge Audio is to launch a totally new CX series of high-performance hi-fi and home theatre components offering high-quality sound, advanced networking capabilities, large colour displays and “exceptional” build quality and design.
The range comprises six products: CXN network music player (pictured), CXA60 integrated amplifier, CXA80 integrated amplifier (pictured), CXC dedicated CD transport, CXR120 and CXR200 AV receivers. Each component features a low-resonance chassis to enhance sonic performance.
CXA80 incorporates an oversized low-flux toroidal transformer with completely independent dual mono windings, fully symmetrical dual mono Class A/B amplification circuits delivering 80W RMS into 8 Ohms (rising to 120W RMS into 4 Ohms) with exceptional clarity and zero cross-channel noise.
With TOSLINK optical and coaxial digital inputs and the option to add aptX Bluetooth streaming, the CXA80 is designed for the digital age. An asynchronous USB audio input further enhances the digital capabilities of the unit to allow streaming of 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality files directly from PC or MAC, free from unwanted noise, jitter and distortion.
Key to digital performance is the implementation of a high-quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC, as used in Cambridge Audio’s award-winning DacMagic, to handle digital-to-analogue conversion with exceptional accuracy.
The new Cambridge CX Series will debut at CES in Las Vegas at the Venetian hotel, suite 30 -216 6th-9th January. The range will go on sale from the end of Q1 of 2015. RRPs from £300 to £2,000.