Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

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£749
”Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

The perfect balance of features and sound quality

Just as with its award-winning predecessors, the CXA61 puts sound quality first. The 60 watt amp delivers a smooth, yet detailed sound that’s at home with a vast expanse of music genres. A built-in ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) means you get the best from your digital, as well as analogue sources. Thanks to standard Bluetooth, you can now stream music in top quality aptX HD. All this, plus the Lunar Grey CXA61 looks more stylish than ever.

DAC for digital
Featuring a built-in, reference standard ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC, the CXA61 works wonders with your digital audio and video sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as a games console, TV and a CD transport – the Cambridge Audio CXC makes the perfect match.

Stream wireless music via Bluetooth
Now a standard fitment, Bluetooth offers simple, wireless music streaming from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The Bluetooth receiver is compatible with aptX HD, giving the highest quality sound possible from Bluetooth, right up to 24bit/48kHz. You also get the benefit of the sound passing through the ESS Sabre DAC, meaning precise, detailed sound from all your streamed music.

Now you can enjoy USB audio, with Hi-Res sound
New to the CXA61 is an asynchronous USB input with Hi-Res handling for the best in computer audio. You can connect up to your laptop, PC or server and stream Hi-Res music, right up to studio-quality 32bit/384kHz and DSD256. As well as improving the sound over your computer’s soundcard, the asynchronous ‘direct control’ link also greatly reduces jitter, for lower distortion and more precise audio.

Analogue audio – including front socket
The Cambridge CXA61 also has four line level inputs - enough for all your analogue sources. A pre-amp output is also fitted – ideal for power amp upgrades. There's a 3.5mm front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for quick and convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Connected for installs
A wide range of control sockets make the CXA61 ideal as part of a more complex home installation. RS-232C, IR input, trigger in/out sockets and Control Bus RCA phonos mean the CXA61 is more than happy to work with a wide range home automation control systems.

Vibration resistant casing
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. Isolating feet help adsorb vibration for a further reduction in distortion.

Sleek new finish
The CXA61 is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA61 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CXC CD transport, CXN V2 network player and also a great match for the Cambridge Audio AX range. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides and blends well with both black and silver separates.

Don’t choose between an amp with features and sound quality. With the Cambridge Audio CXA61 you can have it all.

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”Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

The perfect balance of features and sound quality

Just as with its award-winning predecessors, the CXA61 puts sound quality first. The 60 watt amp delivers a smooth, yet detailed sound that’s at home with a vast expanse of music genres. A built-in ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) means you get the best from your digital, as well as analogue sources. Thanks to standard Bluetooth, you can now stream music in top quality aptX HD. All this, plus the Lunar Grey CXA61 looks more stylish than ever.

DAC for digital
Featuring a built-in, reference standard ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC, the CXA61 works wonders with your digital audio and video sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as a games console, TV and a CD transport – the Cambridge Audio CXC makes the perfect match.

Stream wireless music via Bluetooth
Now a standard fitment, Bluetooth offers simple, wireless music streaming from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The Bluetooth receiver is compatible with aptX HD, giving the highest quality sound possible from Bluetooth, right up to 24bit/48kHz. You also get the benefit of the sound passing through the ESS Sabre DAC, meaning precise, detailed sound from all your streamed music.

Now you can enjoy USB audio, with Hi-Res sound
New to the CXA61 is an asynchronous USB input with Hi-Res handling for the best in computer audio. You can connect up to your laptop, PC or server and stream Hi-Res music, right up to studio-quality 32bit/384kHz and DSD256. As well as improving the sound over your computer’s soundcard, the asynchronous ‘direct control’ link also greatly reduces jitter, for lower distortion and more precise audio.

Analogue audio – including front socket
The Cambridge CXA61 also has four line level inputs - enough for all your analogue sources. A pre-amp output is also fitted – ideal for power amp upgrades. There's a 3.5mm front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for quick and convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Connected for installs
A wide range of control sockets make the CXA61 ideal as part of a more complex home installation. RS-232C, IR input, trigger in/out sockets and Control Bus RCA phonos mean the CXA61 is more than happy to work with a wide range home automation control systems.

Vibration resistant casing
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. Isolating feet help adsorb vibration for a further reduction in distortion.

Sleek new finish
The CXA61 is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA61 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CXC CD transport, CXN V2 network player and also a great match for the Cambridge Audio AX range. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides and blends well with both black and silver separates.

Don’t choose between an amp with features and sound quality. With the Cambridge Audio CXA61 you can have it all.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Lunar Grey
Power Output - Watts per CH 60 x 2
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
XLR Inputs No
Power Amp In No
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Tone Controls No
Loudness Control No
USB Input Yes (1)
Audio Outputs Yes - Combined with pre-output
Weight (KG) 8.3
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 351 x 115
Analogue RCA Inputs 4
MP3 Front Input Yes - 3.5mm
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 5 - 60,000
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Coaxial Inputs 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the features and it sounds great. I bought this to replace an ageing amp. I'm blown away by the quality of the sound and the features included. The Bluetooth connection sounds excellent and brings a level of flexibility I've not had before.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Amp I bought this amp after reading a number of online reviews and speaking with the extreemly knowlegable staff at the Cambridge shop. I bought a package along with the Cambridge Audio CXC Compact Disc carraige and Oberon 5 speakers. I am delighted with the set up, I predominanty listen to 1970's and 80's rock music and the quality of the sound and clarity is a delight. There is a perfect balance of tone and bass that suits our medium sided room. The advice from the shop to change my original choice of KEF speakers and to go for the Dali Oberon's did not dissapoint.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive features, good clear, strong sound I bought this mainly to take feed from my laptop and a record deck to drive 2 sets of speakers in my study area. The setup was quick and easy especially the USB interface to the laptop which I strongly recommend as it provides high detail in the sound. I was expecting a downgrade vs the Arcam Delta it replaced but the A61 pretty much matches it for sound quality, gives great detail and has more than enough output for a large room. Quality and bang for the buck.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality Upgraded my sound system during lock down. I'm amazed at the sound quality. The depth of sound is unbelievablely good. Purchased with the CXC CD transport. They look very stylish as well. The layout of the remote isn't the best but who cares, what you want is amazing sound quality and that's what you'll get.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive sound upgrade The Cambridge Audio CXA61 has proved to be a major sound upgrade for me, particularly when listening to vinyl (with the addition of a Rega Fono Mini pre-amp). The Bluetooth connection works really well allowing me to listen to BBC6 Music from the BBC Sounds app on my phone.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds Spectacular! Another excellent CA product. Sound quality is a perceptible step up from CXA60, while retaining the engaging nature of its predecessor.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally blown away I bought this 2 weeks ago after changing it from AXR100,I couldn’t believe the difference in sound quality.I have it paired with bowers and Wilkins 606 s2 speakers and sounds amazing.
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound, Flexible source inputs I've had this two weeks now, paired with Focal Aria 906s, giving a fairly neutral sound that works well with classical, jazz, pop. Speakers are an individual choice though, so audition a few to find what works for you. The analogue RCA, Digital Coaxial and Bluetooth connections all work fine with clear presentation and low noise. I haven't tested the optical inputs yet. Note that an external phono amplifier will be needed if you have a turntable. The 60W is fine for my 10x20 foot living room with the Focals which have a sensitivity of 89.5dB, with the volume knob typically at 9 to 10 o'clock. If you have lower sensitivity speakers you may want to take a look at the 80W CXA81.
Date published: 2021-02-05
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