Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 107.
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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 Fantastic service and products I purchased a new vinyl setup recently consting of a turntable (Pro-ject Debut Carbon Evo), amp (Cambridge Audio CXA61) , pre amp (Pro-ject Phono) and floor standing speakers (Q-Acoustics 3050i). I had already done my research but the team member i spoke to on the phone was very helpful and gave me confidence that i had mqde a good choice. I needed some recommendations around wires and they had the knowledge to give me some good options. Delivery was quick and easy, the setup sounds great. Richer Sounds are always competitive and i would never shop anywhere else for any home audio/video needs.
Date published: 2022-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine sounding amplifier I bought this on the strength of the What HiFi review, without auditioning it. It was purchase d to replace a very old (twenty plus years) Nad combination and the built in DAC replaced a Musical Fidelity DAC of similar vintage. I have to say that I've been delighted with the sound which is smooth and refined but with great detail and clarity. Purchased under the Richer Sounds, "Sale 100", was an added bonus.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service I phoned Richer Sounds rather than visiting my local shop to buy a new amp to replace my 40 year old one (!). Super advice, advice to match my existing turntable and CD player - and a recommendation to buy the Cambridge Audio CXA61 - which I did. It arrived two days later and I'm delighted with it.
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Delighted I bought a Cambridge Audio CXN V2 at the end of November and then completed my upgrade with the CXA61 and Pro-Ject Phono Box last month. I was very pleased indeed by Richer Sounds online ordering and delivery service. The CXN was with me after a couple of days and the other two items 20 hours, yes 20 hours after placing the order. Incredible! As for the products; outstanding. I'm sure that I will enjoy them for many years to come.
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely sound, a few minor niggles I bought this to replace a failing twenty year old NAD amplifier. Have been impressed with the noticeable step up in sound quality, which exceeded expectations. A mark is lost for a few minor niggles: - Out of the box, the sound from my TV periodically broke up and glitched. I found this was a known issue with a fix that worked (details on the Cambridge website), but I only discover this after I'd spent money on a new optical cable. My TV is significantly older than those suggested affected by Cambridge. - The remote contains no button to switch between the different speaker outputs. Strangely, a button has been provided for changing the brightness of the display, which seems far less valuable to me. - The headphone jack is a 3.5mm one instead of the 6.35mm I'm more accustomed to on high-end hi-fi equipment. It feels less robust than the latter and like it will withstand repeated insertions and removals less well over time. - I lament the loss of tone and balance controls, though I appreciate that purists may prefer their removal from the signal path.
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking. Useful features. Sounds amazing Very happy with yet another purchase through Richer Sounds. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am really happy with this amp. I am hearing things now that I have never heard before. I am so grateful to Cambridge for having an amp of this quality available.
Date published: 2022-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I wasn’t sure about this amp as it has no controls other than the volume knob, well I needn’t had worried it’s brilliant. I am so pleased that I listened to the professional advice from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2022-01-08
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