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

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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£799
”Simply the best music streamer around at this price.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 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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Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

* Get a further £100 off the marked price of this Network Music Player/Streamer with voucher code SUMMER100. Offer available on the phone to our instore experts, online or via telesales. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.
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** We now offer an extended exchange period on selected products, while our stores are temporarily closed. Audition in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the reassurance that you have made the right choice, or if you’re not completely satisfied, exchange in-store for a different product any time up to 14 days after our stores re-open. Click here for full Ts&Cs.


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”Simply the best music streamer around at this price.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 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 4 out of 5 by from Superb DACS, versatile, flexible, easy to operate I took a leap of faith to buy the CXN v.2 . I was worried that I would not use it but would default to my hundreds of CDs. I have quickly become addicted to the unlimited resource of streaming. I am still playing my CDs but just listen to even more music.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great streamer. My current set up is Avid Diva 2 special turntable with dynavector MC cartridge. Naim Nait 5 si amplifier and Tannoy revolution speakers. I own a pioneer N50A streamer which is good but doesn't have the connectability and features that this device has. I wanted a streamer to be able to stream hi Res music services like Qobuz and Tidal. This unit can do everything I want and the sound from those services is excellent. Simple set up process and the Cambridge stream magic app is easy to use. Access to thousands of internet radio stations is also possible. Spotify also sounds much better through the Cambridge compared to the Pioneer. I bought this online during lockdown and didn't hear it before I purchased it. If you're in the market for a decent streamer then this sounds fantastic.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful clean sound I am delighted by this streamer, which has opened up a whole new world of listening for me. The unit is very simple to set up and use, and I have really enjoyed listening to radio stations and to streaming services. It produces a beautiful clean sound from all inputs. And it looks good in my hifi array.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit of kit. Bought this as an upgrade and I have not been disappointed. Easy to set up and streaming in minutes. Paired with cxa60 and concept 20 speakers. Very happy and exploring my music all over again
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has transformed my listening Had a bit of a lockdown splurge to upgrade the music experience in my home office while stuck indoors, and ended up buying this, the CXA61 and the CXC. All I can say is wow. From the moment you open the box you know this is going to be a quality product - it's well built, sturdy and heavy. And it looks so good! But none of that would matter if it wasn't easy to use - and there are no worries here at all. In conjunction with the Asset DLNA server running on my NAS, the app makes it so easy to get to what you want. Yes the app has a couple of little foibles - if I play the first track of an album, it should by default play the entire album, yet this plays that track and that track only. You have to access the menu next to the track and select 'Play from here'. Really 'Play from here' should be default and there should be an option of 'Play this track' instead. But, other than that I'm delighted. Purchasing the CXC may have been a mistake as this is driving me to rip all of my CD's! The combination of this and the CXA61 has totally blown me away, paired up with some Tannoy Revolution XT 6F's, the pair have totally transformed listening to music for me. I'm hearing details I've never heard before, live music is like being there. On top of that, I've never heard music from Spotify sound so good, the DAC in this really is top, top class - it even makes some old 192 and 256kbs MP3's I've got sound the real deal. It may not be the cheapest thing out there - but you certainly get what you pay for. Could not be happier
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Won`t play .flac files as advertised. My music is stored .flac file format. This unit displays the track and artwork but then pauses and refuses to play. It`s fine with .wav format, in fact if it played .flac as well as it plays .wav files, I would be very pleased with the unit. I`ve a query running with their customer care team which I am awaiting a reply on, lets see what happens! Generally speaking I`ve found Cambridge Audio kit to be reliable and of good quality given the price bracket. This is the first time I have had issues with their kit. I would recommend if this issue is solved.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An outstanding product I love my music, however I am a very traditionalist and it took me a while to transfer from vinyl to CDs. I have always invested in high/medium end equipment, so a move to a digital streamer was a big one for me. I have always reviewed HiFi press reviews when purchasing and I have great trust in Richard Sounds who have always been extremely professional and give sound advice. Therefore, in buying the Cambridge CXN V2 I had confidence but the question in my mind was always how would it compare with other Linn products. The answer was clear, this is an extremely outstanding piece of kit, a good investment and I am extremely happy with the purchase. A 5 Star product and service.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptionally good I am surprised at just how good this is and what an improvement it is on my previous non-too-shabby setup. I congratulate Cambridge audio on a first class piece of design and build.
Date published: 2020-05-19
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.