Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey) Network Music Player/Streamer

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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”Still the best music streamer around at this price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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

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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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Get £50 off this Network Music Player/Streamer. Only £749 using voucher code SALE50. Offer available from the vast majority of our stores by appointment, all stores by phone & video call, from telesales or online., ends 26.01.21. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not in conjunction with any other offer.


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”Still the best music streamer around at this price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Lunar Grey
Apple AirPlay Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Remote Control yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
USB 4 including optional Bluetooth plug-in
Weight (KG) 3.5
Bluetooth Optional
Internet Radio Services Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 305 x 85
High Resolution Audio Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 30
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent device Great sound, versatile machine: I can play all my music files from one single source. Bliss!
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound and streaming I purchased both the Cambridge Audio CXA 62 Amp and CXN V2 music steamer and I’ve been blown away by the ease of streaming great sounding music.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blend of features and performance I wanted to add a music streamer to an existing 2-channel hi-fi system (Roksan amp and Rega loudspeakers), and review after review gave the Cambridge CXN V2 strong recommendation. The only piece of hi-fi equipment I have bought without any audition (owing to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19) I bought it on the strength of so many great reviews. I've only been using it a couple of weeks, and only with Spotify Premium and internet radio services currently. It integrates well with Spotify, and is fairly easy to set up. I use the Stream Magic app on my phone to configure the player, the Spotify app to play music (there is a link direct from Stream Magic), and the remote only to switch it on and off. I use it with a couple of Audioquest Tower RCA leads into the Roksan amp, very simple to connect up. I could route my Roksan CD player digital output through the CXN's DAC but haven't tried this yet, I don't know which device has the better DAC. The sound on Spotify is very good and not to my ears that different from CD though I haven't done a side by side comparison. So far though, I find it to be a very good sounding unit, easy to use, and with a very nice front panel display that shows what you are listening to (source, artist, album, track and album artwork). It can do far more than I have tried yet but the many online reviews will tell you all you need to know. I think this will be my primary source from now on, access to almost all the recorded music that you could think of, and no more need to buy and find room for CDs.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's brilliant! Top notch sound, easy to use and looks great! Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic all round product I bought this last month to replace a DAB / FM Tuner. I needed a streamer that had a display so using an App was not compulsory and the CXN V2 was exactly what I wanted. The sound is great, it's very easy to use and overall excellent value for money. The dealer, Richer Sounds in Bath, was really helpful with the pre-sales assistance.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, sounds better! It was either this or a Bluesound Node 2i. I'm so glad I paid a little extra to get the Cambridge though. A fantastic piece of kit and highly recommended
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple design, excellent build quality. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks. Opening the box you can tell you have a quality product. It is well packaged and you think Cambridge Audio is proud of there product. The design is simple but it feel great quality and well made. It is to replace a pioneer n50. It so open and spacious there is so much more detail. I thought the n50 had a great sound but it is in the shadows compared to the Cambridge.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant, simple, great sounding streamer & amp I've procrastinated for a year on updating my home audio set up, going between different ways to get the setup I want and need. I have about a 30/70 split of vinyl to digital listening (mostly from Spotify and a NAS drive). In the end I opted to spend a bit more and get the Cambridge Audio CXN V2 and CXA 81 and I'm so happy with the result. The CXN V2 is really easy to setup and use through the app on the phone, and the DAC does a great job getting the best out of compressed digital formats. The CXA 81 amplifier has brought new levels of listening to my speakers that I didn't even know they were capable of (Q Acoustics 3020i and 3050i). The soundstage is brilliant and immersive, and running either set of speakers easily fills the large space where they are set up. I read reviews about the lack of punch, but 've not found this to be an issue. I also run a sub which is dialed low but adds a bit more enhanced bass when I'm in the mood. I've set up my turntable with the DUO Phono stage which also serves as a stunning headphone preamp, which has also enhanced my listening pleasure of my 25 year collection of records. Have been trying to 'run' everything in and not push it too much, not that I can go much about quarter turn on the volume anyway, but the system is barely switched off, a joy whilst enduring a third lockdown! I'm happy to have invested in equipment that will last a long time and allow me to upgrade other components.
Date published: 2021-01-07
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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