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Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

Network Music Player/Streamer
£799
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Spread the cost over 6 months on this network music player/streamer. Available from our stores by appointment, phone or video call or from our telesales team10% deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period 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. Click here for more info. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


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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
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
Weight
Weight (KG)
3.5
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent streaming DAC - great sound! This is an excellent piece of equipment. I bought this to start using Tidal streaming and it works an absolute treat. I am amazed with the high quality of the better-than-cd files that this unit can reproduce and I’m sure it will be a mainstay of my system for many years to come.
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Had this for a couple of weeks now and have fallen in love with it. I was deliberating whether I needed a streamer or not having had a cheaper Onkyo unit previously which was a very clunky experience. All my music these days is digital and stored on PC and backed by a NAS drive. I was running this through a Chord Qutest dac to a Naim amp. The Problem with this is the computer has to be on constantly. So read a few reviews of the cxn v2 and watched a a couple of youtube reviews and this convinced me to pull the trigger. The cxn is a delight to use, I have it connected to the PC and the NAS so can listen from either. I also downloaded a plugin for Musicbee and now all the info from MB shows on screen and the entire library can be controlled from either mobile or the remote. Add in all the streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qubus etc, plus all the Radio stations and you have all the music you could ever want. I also have the tv connected through one of the digital inputs and it's a simple press of a button on the remote to change input. And to top it off the unit has twin dacs and although the sound quality isn't quite up to the standard of the Qutest it's not that far off, so much so that I have sold the chord dac and have much more versatility with the cxn v2.
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Streaming Delight Easy to set up, use Spotify for all my music and now internet radio brilliant. The best equipment I've ever bought. Thanks to Richer Sounds listened before I bought. No disappointment. Great value.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and use I bought this to update an ageing HiFi system,It is a very smart piece of kit
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sreamer CXN V2 (cambridge audio) i have only had this unit for a few days and I have had limited time to listen. However it has had time to settle and although it has far more abilities than I l am likely to use it is Spotify that I use mostly and it certainly out performs the earlier model I had it,is the replay of the human voice that is of major interest to me and it does that extreemly well also I regard the quality of piano replay as a good test and it does that well,also classic flamenco quitar and classic violin (no sqeaky wobbly bits on the restrained high notes.) Overall a good product
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and amazing sound! Love the display, the features and the sound. Would buy again!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Amazing I bought this a week ago and can't stop listening to this beauty. It's twin DACs are sublime and in preamp mode is very easy to control. It is simply transparent and my Arcam cd transport sounds spacious and precise. As for Tidal and other streamers Zi can only comment on Tidal and Amazon hd.Tidal worked straight out of the box. Amazon took a bit of sorting but now up and running . Both sound amazing with Tidal taking the honours on quality quite surprised really does punch above its cost. Another thing that surprised me was when I looked at my stream magic app there was a media library icon. I pressed this and realised it had connected itself to my PC. I clicked on this and all of my music in my music files were available. I hadn't even connected a usb cable, awesome all plays over WiFi.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That's more LIKE it! A few weeks ago, I bought an Audiolab 6000N Play - finally dragging my system into the 2000s. I loved the convenience of streaming, but the way the Audiolab worked (using Play-Fi).... Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle... Many hours of gnashing teeth trying to get it to recognize my media server... Hmmmm.... But - having been sold on the streaming idea, if not the actual streamer, Richer Sounds - excellent customer service as always - exchanged it for the CXNV2. Don't waste your time. Just. Buy. This one. I had this set up for Tidal and my home server in literally 20mins. Glitch-free, and sounds SO much better than the Audiolab (into a CXA61 and Dali Opticon 6 Mk2s). Clarity, great detail, great punch. Yes - more expensive - but well worth the extra if you have it.
Date published: 2021-06-15
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6 Year Guarantee

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and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.

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

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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We offer 6 month interest free options.

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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.
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