Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

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Powerful processor

The V2 version of the CXN features a faster processor for a richer Internet radio experience and a greater level of playback control. Introducing mpeg-DASH and HLS compatibility, the CXN V2 makes the most of Internet radio. BBC radio stations now sound better than ever when available at 320 kbps.

A sound emphasis
As ever, the CXN V2 puts sound quality first. Using twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors), each channel has its own DAC to process its own information. This gives a more precise and accurate sound quality with improved stereo imaging. When combined with the 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel filter, the DACs help give the CXN V2 outstanding levels of clarity and transparency of sound.

AFT2 Up-Sampling for the ultimate detail and least jitter
The Cambridge CXN V2 improves sound quality still further with an Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. ATF (Adaptive Time Filtering) up-sampling 'stretches' the music to give the highest resolution possible. Up-sampling sound gives a smoother, more relaxed sound quality with added detail. You'll hear every detail, including every deep breath, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real.

What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.

Stream all your stored music - including Hi Res files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXN V2 to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXN V2 accepts a wide range of files, including many Hi Res formats. ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis are all supported, making this a highly flexible streamer.

Connect to Internet radio and Spotify Connect
In addition to supporting over 20,000, easy to access Internet radio stations, the CXN V2 is compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service and the CXN V2 has Spotify Connect built-in (requires Spotify Premium account). If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. The CXN V2 also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer Radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

AirPlay 2 and optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN V2 is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 streaming. Use it with your iPhone, iPad PC or Mac and wireless stream your iTunes library or other compatible music services. Connect the optional BT100 dongle and you'll be able to stream your music from any smartphone, tablet or other device with Bluetooth built-in.

Built-in digital pre-amp - just add active speakers
If you're seeking quality hi-fi from a minimal system then the built-in digital pre-amp will appeal. Simply add active speakers via the digital or analogue outputs and you'll be able to control the volume and balance via the CXN V2.

Pro connections
When it comes to connecting up, the CXN V2 is in the pro league. The highlight is the fitment of XLR balanced sockets. When used with a compatible amplifier, such as the matching Cambridge CXA81, these connections give the ultimate analogue link possible, with greatly improved resistance to interference.

Quad USB interface
Added to this there are no fewer than four USB interfaces. The front-mounted socket is ideal for connecting devices such as a USB media stick. At the back, two interfaces take care of a more permanently connected media device plus the optional Bluetooth dongle port. A Type-B asynchronous USB input gives direct connection to your PC or Mac. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer as it effectively 'controls' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible – with greatly reduced jitter.

Digital in and out
Optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect other digital components and take advantage of the quality DAC built into the CXN V2. It also means you can plug the CXN V2 into your AV receiver or digital stereo amp. Analogue phono outputs are also standard.

New Stream Magic app*
For the best streaming experience with your CXN V2, simply download the free Stream Magic app on your Android or Apple iOS device. Developed exclusively by Cambridge Audio, this bespoke app offers a customisable hub for fast access to the streaming features you use the most.

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 CXN V2 is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXN V2 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CX digital amplifiers, CD transport 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.

For a comprehensively equipped network streamer that puts sound first, the Cambridge CXN V2 is still the one to beat.

*Please note that the Stream Magic app is not compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXN V2 on the Richer Sounds Blog
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Optional - BT100
Coaxial Digital Inputs
1
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
1
USB
4 including optional Bluetooth plug-in
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
30
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 85 x 305
Weight
Weight (KG)
3.5
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional sound! Been looking for a network streamer for a while to bring my 1990’s Mission Cyrus 3/Celestion 66 Studio Monitor system bang up to date. Just called into Richer Sounds in Sheffield to have a look at the Cambridge Audio CXNV2 in the flesh. Stuart was really helpful and I didn’t despite not having one in stock I got a nice discount and free next day delivery. Set up for a technophobe was a breeze and boy the sound! Simply brilliant! Dynamic and detailed. Live recordings sound like the artist is in the room with you. Couldn’t be happier- and the kids are too, they can play their music their way on dad’s old system at last!
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, flexibility and sound. Bought as part of Cambridge Audio upgrade. See review of CXA81 bought at same time. Wanted to add streaming and replace an iPod iD50 dock. What a superb product the CXNv2 is!
Date published: 2022-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid addition to my system Waited for some time to pull the trigger and purchase a CXN V2. A £300 VIP discount in the recent Easter Sales helped to make the decision. I have owned several Cambridge Audio separates over the years and have always been delighted with the performance offered for the price paid. The CXN V2 is no exception. Superbly built with bucket loads of functionality. It sounds amazing connected to my 2016 Arcam Solo Movie receiver using a modestly priced QED analogue interconnect, playing through my B&W 606 S2 speakers. I have also discovered Room using my M1 iMac as a Room server and the CXN V2 as then end-point. This has transformed the way I consume streamed music. I feel I've only scratched the surface. Highly recommended and so pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2022-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top end Internet Radio! I have an AV Receiver that has a built in Internet Radio, this is a 7.2 setup, by Yamaha. I wanted to upgrade to a full 13.2 setup and Yamaha does not have one, so I looked into buying a DENON AV-X6700H and I thought that I had found what I was looking for. When it comes to internet radio…. this AV Receiver falls well short, it’s embarrassing having to pay £2,500.00p for one of the best AV Receivers that’s on the market, and then correct the problem of limited field of both countries and radio stations of about 12 -15, and about 4 countries….! I think the DENON manufacturers have to remove the restrictions as well as upgrade the firmware to facilitate a much larger field and choice of, internet radio stations….! The nearest Internet receiver, I found thats almost as good as the YAMAHA AV Receiver’s ability to access almost every country and Islands throughout the world, is the Cambridge Audio CXN…. This comes very close to the YAMAHA’s internet radio, in its ability to pick out individual countries and stations; unlike the YAMAHA which can pic out the different states individually, every city, town, but the Air Ports, Police Forces and Emergency Services both State, and County’s in North America & Canada as well as Central and South America…. This must be due to the type of firmware I cooperated by the different manufacturers of AV Receivers that’s on the market….! When the manufacturers of my Cambridge Internet Radio Receiver updates the firmware, it will increase a lot of the features that you have access to….!
Date published: 2022-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, great sound. I already own a stream magic now nearly 10 years and still giving excellent use. Bought this to complement a new system not thinking that their would be much improvement. But wow this is in a different league despite sharing the same DAC.
Date published: 2022-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup and great sound quality I bought this from Richer Sounds last month. Easy to set up and the sound quality is excellent. The build quality is also very good, it feels very high end. Definitely would recommend
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing piece of kit. My first streaming step I bought this after demoing it a few weeks ago and it has really changed my listening. I love it’s features and it gives a detailed, open soundstage which works really well with my system to provide really engaging music.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound good, but poor wifi I have this set up in same room as my router and about 8 feet from the router, and play internet radio through it. However, one or twice an hour the sound will pause for anything between a second and about a minute. Don't have this problem with other devices, smart TVs etc that are a lot further from router in different rooms. Hence only 3 stars. Had the problem since I bought it a couple of years ago.
Date published: 2022-04-27
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