Cambridge Audio CXU (Black)

3D Blu-ray Player

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"A multi-talented universal player that performs brilliantly with both movies and music..."What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2015

Universal disc playback
One for the music lover as well as the film buff, the Cambridge CXU plays back a massive range of disc formats. As well as Blu-ray, DVD and CD it will also play SACD, HDCD and DVD-Audio discs, making it a truly universal player. You can also output the sound via HDMI audio, 7.1 or two channel phono, making it ideal for all types of AV receivers and amps.

Class-leading sound quality
Five dedicated Wolfson WM8740 DACs mean that every channel is decoded to the very highest quality. Anagram Technologies Q5 192 kHz up-sampling further enhances audio quality whether playing from CD, DVD, Blu-ray or any other supported format - you can learn more about this here


What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


Lightning fast Mediatek decoder and 4K video scaling
At the heart of the CXU is a lightning fast Mediatek decoder. This not only ensures excellent compatibility with different formats but also the highest quality video. 4K video upscaling is also standard, meaning you get to make the most of your 4K TV, with your existing Blu-ray films upscaled to 4K resolution.

DARBEE Visual Presence
For total and professional control of the picture, the CXU comes equipped with DARBEE Visual Presence. It provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience. It also lets you tailor the video settings for each digital input, via a clear on-screen display, for the perfect picture balance from each source.

Network streaming
With built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet sockets you can connect up the CXU to your home network. Thanks to both DLNA and UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) it's easy to link up to any PCs, laptops or NAS drive units on the network and stream audio, video or photo content.

The complete digital hub
More than just a disc player, the CXU is a hub for all your digital sources. With two HDMI inputs, optical and digital inputs plus three USBs, you can plug in a huge range of digital devices. All of these can then be up-sampled or processed using the CXU's top spec processors - giving exceptional sound and vision. The front HDMI input will also support MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) letting you connect up your compatible mobile device.

Sleek style
The CXU is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXU a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching AV receivers. 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.

Upgrade your entire home entertainment experience, with the amazing Cambridge CXU.

Click here for link to our blog review

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Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

"A multi-talented universal player that performs brilliantly with both movies and music..."What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2015

Universal disc playback
One for the music lover as well as the film buff, the Cambridge CXU plays back a massive range of disc formats. As well as Blu-ray, DVD and CD it will also play SACD, HDCD and DVD-Audio discs, making it a truly universal player. You can also output the sound via HDMI audio, 7.1 or two channel phono, making it ideal for all types of AV receivers and amps.

Class-leading sound quality
Five dedicated Wolfson WM8740 DACs mean that every channel is decoded to the very highest quality. Anagram Technologies Q5 192 kHz up-sampling further enhances audio quality whether playing from CD, DVD, Blu-ray or any other supported format - you can learn more about this here


What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


Lightning fast Mediatek decoder and 4K video scaling
At the heart of the CXU is a lightning fast Mediatek decoder. This not only ensures excellent compatibility with different formats but also the highest quality video. 4K video upscaling is also standard, meaning you get to make the most of your 4K TV, with your existing Blu-ray films upscaled to 4K resolution.

DARBEE Visual Presence
For total and professional control of the picture, the CXU comes equipped with DARBEE Visual Presence. It provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience. It also lets you tailor the video settings for each digital input, via a clear on-screen display, for the perfect picture balance from each source.

Network streaming
With built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet sockets you can connect up the CXU to your home network. Thanks to both DLNA and UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) it's easy to link up to any PCs, laptops or NAS drive units on the network and stream audio, video or photo content.

The complete digital hub
More than just a disc player, the CXU is a hub for all your digital sources. With two HDMI inputs, optical and digital inputs plus three USBs, you can plug in a huge range of digital devices. All of these can then be up-sampled or processed using the CXU's top spec processors - giving exceptional sound and vision. The front HDMI input will also support MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) letting you connect up your compatible mobile device.

Sleek style
The CXU is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXU a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching AV receivers. 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.

Upgrade your entire home entertainment experience, with the amazing Cambridge CXU.

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Blu-ray Player Yes
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 312 x 82
DLNA Compliant Yes
Full Web Browser No
4K Upscaling yes
NFC No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 35
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Remote Control Yes
Smart Phone Remote No
USB 3
Web Applications Yes
Weight (KG) 5
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big jump in sound and vision. We tested the CXU against our existing CD player as we wondered whether it could really replace it in sound quality terms, plus give us the bonus of repacing our DAC and Blu Ray too. In short it lifted a veil from the sound of CD and added deeper, tighter bass without the harshness that I thought might spoil it. With the DAC taking the audio from our Virgin box and TV to a whole new level and the Blu Ray picture being outstanding, the CXU is an incredible all rounder.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite possibly the greatest of them all! Films have never looked so good, the picture as hooked up to my new 55” 4K Sony is stunning. The blu-ray experience is so superior to the admittedly admirable job it does of upscaling DVDs that it’s causing me to replace my DVD collection one by one - and smile whilst doing so. But… the sound. It’s astonishing. And to be frank, after several weeks of ownership, even though the images still make my eyes go wide, it’s the sound that routinely makes me break into a wide smile. At £599, this machine is a no brainer. I’m far from convinced as yet that 4k UHD discs will become the default format for 4k viewing, as such, I feel I’ve just bought perhaps the last great blu-ray player that will likely be made. On a dedicated music playing note - because the CXU’s audio credentials are substantial - even if you’ve long since binned your CD collection, we’ve hooked up a Chromecast Audio to the Digital Optical input to stream our Spotify account to the CXU and the results are fabulously good.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bluray player This player will handle just about any disc. I use bluray rewriteables and it plays them as it does with dvd rw. Sound and picture quality are excellent. If you are not bothered about 4K and want a top class player which costs £499, go for it. It was worth the original £900 price!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At £499 bite their hands off! Bought this to replace a Denon 2190 universal DVD player that was getting a bit twitchy at 12 years old (hit top to get the disc draw to open..) decided i couldn't be arsed with vinyl or streaming/downloads - i want to continue to spin shiny 12cm discs of varying kinds for the time being so a universal player is the best option. This player plays it all and sounds superb, Blu ray, SACD, DVD Audio/Video and CD i would view it as a really good stand alone multichannel DAC with a universal disc transport in it. I've hooked my Virgin set top box through it via HDMI and the picture is improved also the sound decodes much better than through my AVR. My tv is an old Sony 720 so can't comment on picture beyond what i've mentioned, at any rate i got it for music playing both good OLD stereo and the brilliance of multichannel. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic A truly great piece of equipment. I have only had time so far to play dvd and Blu-ray but I've had no trouble navigating the remote. To give a fuller review you will have to ask me later.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it plays cd;s, it plays dvd;s, it plays blu rays. A lot of easier to use and cheaper machines also do that though. over priced for what it is and does Had this thing over a month now, so far deeply unimpressed. It plays cd, dvd's and blurays. many other machines also do that though. It struggled to find my home network even though its ethernet connected into it rather than WiFi. the 'Picasa' app doesnt work. the DLNA feature doesnt add much use either - it cant find a samsung tablet when right next to it,. Bearing in mind that it could be my fault i rang richer sounds (stockport) - the recording said leave a message and we''ll get back to you - im still waiting. My neighbours are having some building work done soon - this piece of over priced tat might find its way into their skip.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most amazing sound and picture This is a must have product. It's a steal at £499, but well worth the original full price which we would have paid as a CD player the sound quality is unbelievable and as a DVD play breathtaking picture quality. Grab one now you won't regret it.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb addition to my audio video experience I run a combined music and Home Theatre set up and have been contemplating a universal disc player purchase for a little while. The desire was driven partly by a wish to upgrade the stereo source quality but also to reduce the "box" count. CA's reputation for good quality audio reproduction coupled with the Richer Sounds price reduction made the decision relatively easy. An audition at the local store suggested that analogue output via the onboard Wolfson dacs would deliver what I was looking for. At home, connected into my system, the CXU has delivered in spades and I am delighted with the purchase so much that I am working my way through my music collection - both CDs and FLAC files via a coaxially connected streamer. Oh, and bluray playback is looking good. So gone are the separate CD player, bluray player and external DAC. Well done Richer Sounds!
Date published: 2017-01-20
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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 / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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