Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier

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.

 

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.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 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
    $1,299.00Price