Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

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”Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 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.
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
4
Audio Outputs
Yes - Combined with pre-output
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
1
Coaxial Inputs
1
Headphone Output
Yes
AUX Front Input
Yes - 3.5mm
Optical Digital Inputs
2
Pre Output
Yes
Speaker Sets
2
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 2
Sub Output
Yes
Sub Output
Yes
USB Input
Yes (1)
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
5 - 60,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Power Output
60 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
60 - 99
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
600
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 115 x 351
Weight
Weight (KG)
8.3
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent equipment This is an excellent amp. I have connected a CD player, Blue Ray player, TV, and computers to it. I can also use bluetooth to listen to music on my phone. Combined with the SX60 speaker, the sound is great for classical music but also to have a cinema experience when watching movies.
Date published: 2022-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rediscovering my music collection! I already had good equipment but noticed a real upgrade in detail and imaging from this new marvel from Cambridge Audio. I'm literally rediscovering my music collection!
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb HiFi and Service Replaced my old Bang & Oulfsen 5000 with the Cambridge CXA61 and CXC. Fabulous kit, excellent service and advice.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely Amp well recommend This is a lovely Amplifier, it was recommended by the Cambridge branch of Richer Sounds. I have made a set of hand made floor standing speakers and this Cambridge Audio works in harmony with them. I had intended to buy a different amp, however Paul at the Cambridge branch of RSounds carfully explained why this amp would be more suitable for my hifi set up. Many thanks, Paul Rooke
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE I recently brought a Cambridge CD player and Amplifier from Richer Sounds Plymouth. The knowledge about the product and was impressive and the customer service was very good also, a quotation sent to me plus I was able to talk to the same sales man when I phoned the shop, to ask further questions about the Amplifier. When I made the purchase, a few days later, more help was given with cables and installation tips, and the sales man helped me out to the car with everything. Perfect purchase, the CD Player and Amplifier are fantastic. Well made. So many good features Variety of inputs on the amplifier Bluetooth as ideal for my iPad The improvement in sound is very noticeable, compared with my previous set-up. Price and value for money, very good, big purchase for me, with Richer sounds service and product knowledge, I was confident that I was making the correct decision when I made the purchase.
Date published: 2022-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatly improved sound quality I purchased the CXA61 to replace an old Azure 550A which was cutting out on one channel. The improvement in sound quality has been dramatic. At first, I thought that the new amp was showing up the limitations of my Mordaunt-Short Aviano 2 speakers but, fortunately, this is not the case and things seem to have settled down. A very satisfied customer!
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Six weeks in, and my CXA61 is proving a superb purchase. Looks great (who needs black and silver?), built like a brick outhouse, plenty of connectivity, and sound is fantastic - cogent bass, rich treble, mid-range clarity, whilst retaining warmth and presence. Paired nicely with DALI Opticon 1 Mk 2 speakers and CXC CD transport. Good support from Roland at Guildford store. A fine amplifier and highly recommended.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great I bit the bullet and changed from my usual standard HiFi unit and went to Richer Sounds on the advice of my friend. Bought this a couple of weeks ago, so still tweaking settings, changing cables etc. So far it's all sounding pretty good.I
Date published: 2022-05-04
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