Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

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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.
Connectivity
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes
Features
Cd Number Of Discs
1
Cd Text
Yes
Cdrw Playback Compatible
Yes
Gapless Playback
Yes
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
25
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 85 x 315
Weight
Weight (KG)
4.7
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classy classic It has a pure sound that is good but isn't quite as warm as the Technics it is replacing... Needs some time for the old ears to adjust.. But I would have given it five stars otherwise. I would buy more Camebridge Audio equipment. Loop
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic customer service and great kit I bought a tuner cd player and speakers - for me high end ( about 2k ish!) Charlie at richer sounds was brilliant - got a great deal within my budget and made my own choice after he set up various combinations. Kit arrived in good time - looks great - sounds fabulous. Highly recommend Richer Sounds - in a nutshell friendly knowledgeable and unpatronising.
Date published: 2022-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, but occasional glitch My CXC produces a fine detailed and engaging sound through my Cambridge Audio CXA61 and DALI Opticon 1 Mk2 speakers (also from RS). There are a few odd things, eg, press skip back and it goes to the start of the preceding track, rather than the one you're playing, and no total time or time remaining display options - all very trivial. One issue is that it struggles to play certain CDs - seems to be recently manufactured ones - not because of any visible defects, but apparently poorly manufactured CDs. It's only 1 in 100 CDs for me, so not a big deal! However, when I raised it with CA and RS, they did replace, and the new one fares better. Brilliant service!! But there is some sort of underlying issue the CXC has with tolerance of poorly made CDs, and it varies between units.
Date published: 2022-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Cambridge Audio Fits well with my CXA81, great kit. Sound quality from CDs is excellent too
Date published: 2022-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a patch on the amp and streamer Loading drawer failing- general build quality feels plasticky; I've also had a sub and a phono stage fail on me- I have kit from the 70's onwards still working but CA and Denon always seem to let me down
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic - Long Live CDs! I know I’m a dinosaur, but I still love CDs! The experience of physically owning the disc and sleeve, and great sound quality, without the faff of vinyl or the vagaries of streaming services & ISPs. CXC simply delivers gorgeous clarity and detail to my Cambridge Audio CXA61 amp and DALI Opticon 1 Mk 2 speakers to turn into beautiful music. I have found a couple of particular CDs (out of 100’s) will not play, even though quite new and mint, and playable on a cheap player. Odd. I even bought the disc again, but won’t play, so it is some kind of manufacturing anomaly. However, it’s nowhere near as big a problem as some people make out. And I can certainly live without Queen Greatest Hits Vol 2! Of course, bear in mind that by design it will only play conventional CDs and not play CDRs, SACDs etc. CXC is a lovely piece of kit - looks good, rock solid build, delivers marvellous sound.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio CXC Cambridge Audio CXC, very impressed with the sound quality very detailed great rhythm. Beautiful midrange. Just a top class CD player, No regrets what so ever buying the Cambridge Audio CXC.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great cd transport. A couple of weeks of use. It's a better transport than the Naim I had with a digital output. It took a couple of days to run in. At first my perception was the bass was a little week, but that seemed to correct. The detail in sound is excellent running it through a Naim DAC. The depth and dynamics are great, which means my other product will not get a space on the rack. Functionality is good. A nice suprise to see it reads text. A good finish. No regrets.
Date published: 2022-04-11
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