Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

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"Once we spend a decent amount of time listening, it becomes clear that few rivals have the resolution to challenge the CXA61." 'What Hi-Fi' - 5 Star review.

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

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 / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. 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.

* We now offer an extended exchange period on selected products, while our stores are temporarily closed. Audition in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the reassurance that you have made the right choice, or if you’re not completely satisfied, exchange in-store for a different product any time up to 14 days after our stores re-open. Click here for full Ts&Cs.


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"Once we spend a decent amount of time listening, it becomes clear that few rivals have the resolution to challenge the CXA61." 'What Hi-Fi' - 5 Star review.

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 Yes
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- Normal Use 600
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Coaxial Inputs 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feature ms and a cracking sound. Only had the amp a week and bought it as part of an upgrade and can’t stop smiling! Such a big difference from my previous set up.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thumping sound- great looks! Bought this to replace an ageing Rotel- more than a match. Fantastic range of sound after easy setup. Great service at Plymouth branch.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio CX61 & CXC CD player Buying during in Lockdown meant lots of online searching and no listening to the products. Fortunately when restrictions were lifted, Steve at the Reading branch sorted out an excellent sound test with a few different options to compare. With face masks on, hands sanitised and social distancing rules properly observed, the CXA61 with CXC CD was the clear winner for our budget. In terms of sound they are a big improvement on my previous Cambridge Audio One mini system and fit right in with my set up. The biggest differences are the power and separation of the instruments that make will known tracks sound fresh and amazing like never before. One thing that takes a little getting used to is no visual volume indicator on the amp and when you switch on the CD player it doesn't start playing immediately, you have to press the button. An all round winner for me that looks great and is simple to set up and use.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minimalist, Stylish and Unbelievable Sound. I bought this Cambridge Audio CXA61 online, about a month or so ago and I am still beaming ear to ear on its natural, expansive sound. I did quite some research before deciding on what to eventually go for, to replace my old 1990's Denon Amp and am so chuffed that I picked the Cambridge Audio CXA61. Its looks are minimalist and chic. From the understated logo on the top left on the front face to the just-so right buttons, display and volume control. As to the sound, bass is not overbearing or wallowing, and isn't in your face. But it has a ridiculous amount of energy and a kick that’s bliss. Mid range and hi-end are confidently handled spacious.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CXA61 I had been thinking about upgrading my amp for some time. I finally took the plunge and phoned Richer and spoke to Sean. I had made up my mind what I wanted but he suggested I look at the Cambridge CXA61 before I buy. I did, a few days later I spoke to Sean again and ordered it. So pleased I went with his advice and bought the CXA. It has an incredible sound through my Tannoy floor standers. So rich and mellow. Bluetooth connection is amazing with no loss of quality. More than I wanted to pay but worth every penny. Really pleased with my purchase. Big thanks to Sean and Richer.
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deserving of its reputation I have always been happy with any Cambridge Audio purchase. When my NASD 3020 amplifier began to deteriorate after about 35 years I started searching. I have not been disappointed with my choice - the Cambridge CXA61. I love the ability to stream my computers via Bluetooth and I have reduced the amount of cabling dramatically. I am a happy man with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear crisp sound Upgraded from Cambridge Audio A1 mk 3 and it is a clear marked improvement. Vinyl records are much crisper in sound, the bluetooth connection is useful as is the remote control. Overall really pleased I took the plunge.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing help and incredible service during lockdow After reading many reviews, several phone calls with Damian from the Brighton Store and the consideration of alternative amplifiers I took the plunge and bought the CXA61 which I had been thinking about for some time. I have no regrets. It fitted beautifully with my Marantz CD6005 and sounds great with my Dynaudio speakers. As a Classical Professional musician and teacher it's ideal. Orchestral sounds are clear and spacious, piano are realistic focused and balanced and vocally singers and choirs are very true and well balanced. It was easy to set up and the ability to link with my MacBook Pro for online teaching and bluetooth for streaming make it an ideal ampler. I'm now in the process of rediscovering my extensive CD collection. The downside - not enough hours in the day. If the budget allows and you're not trying to fill a huge room I would definitely recommend the Cambridge CXA61 amplifier.
Date published: 2020-05-26
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Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 36.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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 / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. 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.