Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

CD Transport

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Open Box Guide Price (2 available across all stores) £379.950000
Last brand new price £449.000000

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"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

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 CXC is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CX digital amplifiers, 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.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.
Coaxial Digital Output
Manufacturer's Warranty
Cd Number Of Discs
Cd Text
Cdrw Playback Compatible
Gapless Playback
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 85 x 315
Weight (KG)
Remote Control
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More refinement and depth Having bought the CXA81 last year I decided to upgrade my 21 year old Arcam CD player with the CXC. The difference was subtle, but significant. A double bass intro to a Diana Krall vocal recorded by the legendary Al Schmidt and a Steve Gadd drum solo both had more depth and refinement. Both sounded solid. I started using a TOSLINK connection but then switched to Coaxial. Again the difference was slight, but noticeably more edge with the greater bandwidth. Marked down one star because the remote control options are minimal. No numeric keypad to select a particular track, scrolling is the only option. Also the restart button selects the previous track not the start of the current track. One other minus star for misleading info regarding stacking. The website shows the CX stack, yet the literature and customer service both advise against it.
Date published: 2020-10-30
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