Cambridge Audio CXA80 (Silver) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA80 (Silver)

Stereo Amplifier

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£549
"I seriously doubt you'll find more clarity, drive and capacity to entertain in an integrated amp at this price." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended'.

Top end components

Lift the lid on the Cambridge CXA80 and you'll find components and technology that would usually only be found on much more expensive designs. At its heart is a fully symmetrical Class A/B amplifier, which ensures a precise, even sound with excellent separation between the right and left channels.

Toroidal transformer
Powering the amp is a large toroidal power transformer with separate, dual-mono windings. Separate winding for the left and right channels creates a clarity and imaging more reminiscent of amplifiers from a class or two above. Renowned for their low noise, high efficiency and superior sound quality, the over-sized transformer gives the CXA80 a powerful, dynamic sound and a hefty 80W per channel power output - enough to drive most speakers to high levels in pretty much all domestic environments.

Built-in DAC
The Cambridge CXA80 has been to work just as well with digital sources as analogue ones. Cambridge has fitted a high quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC chipset for sound that could actually improve the sound of your existing digital sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial one, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as games console, TV and a CD transport such as the matching Cambridge CXC.

Asynchronous USB
A further highlight of the CXA80's spec is the asynchronous USB socket at the rear. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer, as it will effectively 'control' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible. This greatly reduces jitter and gives the highest quality sound possible from your computer audio.

Optional Bluetooth
Add the optional Cambridge BT100 Bluetooth dongle (cost option) and you'll be able to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity with your Bluetooth-equipped devices. Not only will the music from your Bluetooth device sound superb through the unit's sophisticated DAC technology, but as it uses the higher grade Bluetooth aptX CODEC, it will be as close in quality as its possible to get to a conventional wired connection.

Plenty of analogue inputs
More usually found on 'reference' hi-fi and professional equipment, the CXA80 boasts balanced XLR inputs. When connected to a suitable source, this gives a fully balanced, hot/cold, connection for the ultimate analogue signal quality. The Cambridge CXA80 also has four line level inputs: easily enough for the vast majority of systems. An added bonus is the 3.5mm, front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Sleek style
The CXA80 is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA80 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching CD transport 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 amp from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

If you've been looking for an amp with the finest sound quality without compromising connectivity, you need look no further. The Cambridge CXA80 has it all!

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"I seriously doubt you'll find more clarity, drive and capacity to entertain in an integrated amp at this price." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended'.

Top end components

Lift the lid on the Cambridge CXA80 and you'll find components and technology that would usually only be found on much more expensive designs. At its heart is a fully symmetrical Class A/B amplifier, which ensures a precise, even sound with excellent separation between the right and left channels.

Toroidal transformer
Powering the amp is a large toroidal power transformer with separate, dual-mono windings. Separate winding for the left and right channels creates a clarity and imaging more reminiscent of amplifiers from a class or two above. Renowned for their low noise, high efficiency and superior sound quality, the over-sized transformer gives the CXA80 a powerful, dynamic sound and a hefty 80W per channel power output - enough to drive most speakers to high levels in pretty much all domestic environments.

Built-in DAC
The Cambridge CXA80 has been to work just as well with digital sources as analogue ones. Cambridge has fitted a high quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC chipset for sound that could actually improve the sound of your existing digital sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial one, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as games console, TV and a CD transport such as the matching Cambridge CXC.

Asynchronous USB
A further highlight of the CXA80's spec is the asynchronous USB socket at the rear. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer, as it will effectively 'control' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible. This greatly reduces jitter and gives the highest quality sound possible from your computer audio.

Optional Bluetooth
Add the optional Cambridge BT100 Bluetooth dongle (cost option) and you'll be able to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity with your Bluetooth-equipped devices. Not only will the music from your Bluetooth device sound superb through the unit's sophisticated DAC technology, but as it uses the higher grade Bluetooth aptX CODEC, it will be as close in quality as its possible to get to a conventional wired connection.

Plenty of analogue inputs
More usually found on 'reference' hi-fi and professional equipment, the CXA80 boasts balanced XLR inputs. When connected to a suitable source, this gives a fully balanced, hot/cold, connection for the ultimate analogue signal quality. The Cambridge CXA80 also has four line level inputs: easily enough for the vast majority of systems. An added bonus is the 3.5mm, front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Sleek style
The CXA80 is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA80 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching CD transport 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 amp from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

If you've been looking for an amp with the finest sound quality without compromising connectivity, you need look no further. The Cambridge CXA80 has it all!
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Silver
USB Yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 80 x 2
Remote Control yes
Analogue RCA Inputs 4
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input Yes
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Tone Controls Yes
Loudness Control No
Freq Response (Hz) 5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
Phono Input No
MP3 Front Input Yes
XLR Inputs 1
Power Amp In No
Audio Outputs 1
Frequency Response 5 - 60,000
Tuner Radio No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 341 x 115
Weight (KG) 9
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Power Consumption- Normal Use 750
DLNA Compliant No
Wireless Connection No
Internet Radio Services No
Bluetooth Optional
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features great Sound! Super bass Very powerful amp! So clear sound, powerful bass! This amp delivery more than 80W in 8Ohms! I very happy with this amp! I use it with four Cambridge Audio Aeromax 6 Speakers.
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m very very happy with my CXA80 and my Aeromax 6 I’m very very very very very happy with my CXA80 and my Aeromax 6 the best combination!!!
Date published: 2019-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This amp is fab. Had it now for three weeks love the sound they say it has to be run in but I don’t no how it can get any better thanks to James at Lichfield branch for recommending the cx80.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXA80 amp - is it any good? Bought from RS Tunbridge Wells, paired to a new Technics turntable and KEF floor-standing speakers. Eventually got guidance (from KEF) how to bi-wire the speakers to the amp (RS TW were not sure although I sent them photos). Sound for instruments (e.g. piano) is really good, stereo effect is excellent, but it distorts badly at higher volumes, especially with vocals.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sounding amp This is a belter! I had a Rega amp before and prefer this - the sound is cleaner with stunning detail. Love the features and all the inputs.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great amplifier..... But! I originally bought the cxa 60, which I thought was amazing, it filled my room full of warm sounds, and coupled with a pair of monitor audio rs6's, and a monitor bronze w10, it had tons of bass! But on the day of purchase, I couldn't make my mind up between the 60 and the 80. After a month of this voice pecking my head, I gave in and swapped it for the 80. I would say that the 60 was well and truly run in, at the current time the 80 has probably about 26ish hrs play time, so it could still be needing more run in time. The 80 is a nice powerful amp, you notice this within 2 hrs, that its got more power at low volumes. However, I'm not entirely sure it has a better sound than the 60. The 60 was so lovely and warm, where this feels a bit more clinical. Yes the 80 is more powerful, and yes it has more inputs, and is classed as a 'dual mono amp', (which is the reason why I wanted to change up), but is it worth the extra 200 quid! You won't be disappointed with either amp, but if its just the music the amp produces, and you're not bothered about the extra power and imputs, then I would definitely go for the 60...in my opinion, it seems to sound nicer. Although, it may be that it's just not fully run in, and it's going to blow me away one evening..... Fingers crossed.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality units Big upgrade towards audiophile quality system. Instant noticeable difference - listening via CD has become so enjoyable again. Good recommendation from one of the guys in Bristol shop. Looking forward to getting the vinyl hooked up next!
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features and great sound Bought this couple of months ago as advised by RS - really pleased with the quality
Date published: 2018-10-28
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Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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

 Disabled assistance

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.