Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) is rated out of 5 by 159.
Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)
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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.
Analogue RCA Inputs
Yes - Combined with pre-output
Coaxial Digital Inputs
AUX Front Input
Yes - 3.5mm
Optical Digital Inputs
Speaker Sets FILTER
Frequency Response (Hz)
5 - 60,000
High Resolution Audio
60 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
60 - 99
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 115 x 351
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim22moll from Very impressed I was so happy and impressed with James at the Preston branch, there was no hard sell. I told him what I wanted and he showed me several options. James explained the features on the products and the benefits of the more expensive ones, which of course I went for (didn't please the wife) I had to ring him a few days later and James answered my questions. I've shopped at richer sounds before and I will definitely shop there again
Date published: 2023-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by cooky560 from Clean balanced sound I bought one of these in your Leicester Branch Today, despite having reservations about previous Cambridge items I've owned, I'm in love. It drives my monitor audio floorstanders perfectly.
Date published: 2023-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beardymann from Great sound at a reasonable price I have the CXA81 for my main Hi-fi system but wanted another smaller set up for downstairs. For me personally the CXA61 sounds just as good through my B&W607’s so would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2023-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rling19 from Great sound, aesthetically pleasing I bought this about a month ago after upgrading from an old marantz receiver. The jump in quality was very noticeable and really is getting the best of out my vintage Keesonic speakers. It syncs directly to my Cambridge audio CXNV2 meaning I only have one remote to operate all of them. The app StreamMagic also allows me to control the volume of the amplifier when I’m streaming music. Doesn’t have a phono stage for a turn table but wasn’t an issue for me as I had an external pre amp already
Date published: 2023-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by J Blackburn from Super CXA61 The Cambridge Audio CXA61 fits well with the Monitor Audio Silver 200’s which together provide an authoritative sound. The speakers suck up every nuance and the Amplifier provides a confidence in sound which has left me feeling great satisfaction with vinyl, Bluetooth and TV Connections. The Amplifier may need adjusting to receive a TV Optical signal to prevent occasional audio glitching, but this is an easy to follow process described in the Manual. After auditioning the CXA61 with a setup much like mine at home, the purchase became a ‘force majeure’.
Date published: 2023-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stuarth64 from Really Impressed I wanted something to pair with my RTL-3 speakers that would enable me to stream music. The CXA61 was recommended as it has a warmer sound that suits older speakers. I am blown away by the sound quality and it has certainly given new life to my old speakers.
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan M101 from Great products from great company Rang Richer Sounds prior to purchase with a few technical questions the sales guy answered all the questions in detail. I placed the order around 3.00 in the afternoon and to my surprise the goods arrived at 5.00 the next day. I've had the kit up and running for a week now and the difference compared to my old kit ( Cambridge Audio 640 amp and Technics cd player ) is unbelievable. Excellent products, excellent service and amazing prices especially with the VIP discount.
Date published: 2023-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by GB95 from Very Impressed After much deliberation, research and with a final piece of advice from the staff at Richer Sounds I settled on the CXA61. I've been amazed by the step in quality of sound, the build quality and the features. Can't recommend this highly enough.
Date published: 2023-01-16
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