Cambridge Audio CXC (Black) CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXC (Black)

CD Transport

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£249
"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

Sleek style
The CXC is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and network player. Yet it's far more than just a good-looking case - it helps the sound quality, too. With rigid, metal construction and low-resonance design, the casing helps shield the player from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXC on the Richer Sounds Blog

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"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

Sleek style
The CXC is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and network player. Yet it's far more than just a good-looking case - it helps the sound quality, too. With rigid, metal construction and low-resonance design, the casing helps shield the player from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXC on the Richer Sounds Blog
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Cd Memory No
Remote Control yes
Cd Text Yes
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 315 x 85
Weight (KG) 5
Power Consumption - Standby 1
USB No
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 25
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really good product wih a sound to match I have a marantz cd player so I was hesitant about purchasing this transport and after reading reviews of the Cambridge CXC I decided to finnaly purchase one and it turns out to be wise choice it really does what the review say's and provides a really detailed sound very happy
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mixed Bag...turned out fine though... I purchased the CXC after seeing all the good reviews on the internet. I previously tried my preferred choice which was the Audiolab CDt through my Chord Qutest. The CXC got delivered, I unboxed it, set it up and turned it on. It made a buzzing noise and died! Phoned Richer Sounds and arranged to swap it. I swapped it over and thankfully the new one has been fine. Sound quality wise it's better and much more dynamic than my original preference. With a Merlin Black Widow FE power cable this CD transport is absolutely worthy of partnering my Qutest. Sound quality is shockingly good for the £225! Cost less than my TQ speaker cable...there's nothing out there that will touch it for the money. Buy with confidence my fellow audiophiles.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Buy If you already own a DAC then this is a brilliant transport. I was going to live without a CD player when my old Cyrus unit died but I'm so pleased that I took the plunge and bought this. It's an incredibly detailed player and the build quality and looks are spot on too. Typically great service from Andy in the Prestwich store.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fabulous cd transport. You do need a amp with it as it only play cd's. That's the great thing about it and hence the quality. The only negative is the display don't show remaining track time but not a big deal.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service Store held my CD player whilst I could get in. Then when I had to rearrange collection, no questions just complete flexibility. Excellent service. CD player (CXC) worth the wait too. A big step up in clarity over my old Cambridge.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CXC Cambridge easy to set up, good quality at a fair price. Well reasoned advice from Andi at the Cardiff shop
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb build coupled with amazing soun. Terrific CD transport, superb sound and ease of use.
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The cxc was faulty The Cambridge cxc had dropout when playing most cds. I had to return it as it was unusable. Shame because the sound was good but dropout meant it was dreadful.
Date published: 2020-02-14
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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.