Cambridge Audio CXA61 integrated amplifier

2 x 60w

DAC Sabre ES9010K2M 32 bits 384 kHz

USB input

Bluetooth aptX

Remote control

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Manufacturer : CAMBRIDGE AUDIO

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After five successful years for the CX range, Cambridge Audio is offering a significant upgrade and evolution of its products and is now offering 2 new products: the CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers.

The Cambridge Audio CXA61 integrated amp is the cheapest integrated amplifier of the range. However, it offers most features of the more developed products of the British manufacturer.

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXA61: FRONT PANEL

The manufacturing is serious and of good quality.

The titanium brushed-aluminium front panel has been slightly redesigned. The features and source selectors are on a central panel via push buttons.

On the right side, there is a huge volume potentiometer, and on the left side, a MP3 input as well as a 3.5mm Jack headphone output.

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXA61: BACK PANEL

On the back of the CXA61 there are 4 analogue RCA inputs, one coaxial SPDIF digital input (16/24 bit 32-192 kHz), two Toslink optical digital inputs (16/24 bit 32-96 kHz) and one asynchronous USB digital input (32 bit 384 kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256).

There is also a HD aptX Bluetooth digital connection (24 bit 48 kHz).

Cambridge Audio also added a Sub output (mono) and a stereo preamp output.

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXA61: TEST AND LISTENING

The set up is pretty simple and quick. Since the very first notes, the Cambridge Audio CXA61 demonstrates a detailed and transparent sound, with beautiful dynamics. The restitution is open and wide. The sound scene is precise but with a surprising fullness.

We notice that it has also lost the dark and colourful side of the previous model. It is much more transparent and lively than the Cambridge Audio CXA60 integrated amplifier.

The tonal balance is very successful. It is nuanced and subtle enough, while remaining dynamic and present. The drums and bass are articulated and convincing. This integrated amp clearly offers great musicality and interesting functions.

In USB connection, the Sabre ES9010K2M 32 bits 384 kHz DAC is awesome and allows you to use HD or Hi-Res files with brio.

Although very strongly lower, the Bluetooth connection offers an excellent performance.

The Cambridge Audio CXA61 integrated amplifier is an excellent investment at this price. Associated to a good phono preamplifier and an excellent turntable, this amp allows you to build a high-level system at an affordable price.

Recommended!

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RMS power: 60 W at 8 Ohms, 90 W at 4 Ohms

N/A converter: ES9010K2M Sabre ESS DAC

Bandwidth: <5 Hz - 60 kHz +/- 1 dB

RCA analogical inputs: 4 3.5mm

Jack analogical input: 1 x front panel

Coaxial digital input: 1 x Spdif 16/24 bits 32-192 kHz

Optical digital inputs: 2 x Toslink 16/24 bits 32-96 kHz

USB digital input: 1 x asynchronous 1.0/2.0, 32 bits 384 kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256

Wireless digital input: Bluetooth aptX HD, 24 bits 48 kHz

Output: 1 x subwoofer

Headphone output: Jack 3.5 mm

Speaker outputs: A and B

Roon Tested: yes

Remote control: yes

Dimensions: 115 x 430 x 341 mm

Weight: 8.3 kg

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Cambridge Audio CXA61 integrated amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 integrated amplifier

2 x 60w

DAC Sabre ES9010K2M 32 bits 384 kHz

USB input

Bluetooth aptX

Remote control

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