Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Lunar Grey)

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”Still the best music streamer around at this price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 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
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 Pleasing to the ear and eye! I bought this product to match my CXA81 amp and I am very impressed. Great advice and service from the Cambridge branch - as usual!
Date published: 2021-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great sounding hub for all components I finally moved into the 21st Century and bought the CXN V2 in order to stream from Spotify. I was previously doing this via a Cambridge Audio iD50 dock and a wireless receiver. That worked OK, but when my amp gave up the ghost, I decided to upgrade. I tried various amps in the listening room, but didn't really get the sound I was looking for. Olivia in the Cambridge store was very patient with me and I auditioned various amps before deciding on the CXA81. It sounded bright in the listening room and unfortunately, when I got this home I realised that it was just too bright for my speakers. The lack of tone controls was a deal breaker and I returned it for a full refund (great service!). I did more research and went for a NAD C 368. I have just finished my first session with both devices and am delighted with the results. The NAD is much more suited to my taste and bright sounding speakers. So the CXN V2. What I love about this is that I have sent everything through it - USB stick loaded with 170GB FLAC files (hint - format to NTSC as opposed to exFAT as it wasn't being picked up with the latter format), TV, CD player, internet radio and obviously Spotify. Controlling things with the Stream Magic app is a breeze and it's so easy to switch between formats. Sound quality is definitely better than my old setup of course and looking forward to high quality Spotify whenever that comes out. Setup was really easy and it's possible to rename inputs, customise the display level and so on to make it even more intuitive. I can control everything from my phone and don't need to touch the components or even the remote controls. It's not cheap, but it does give me everything I need and a bit more besides. Definitely happy with it.
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service, good value and great comms. I had read the reviews of Richer Sounds beforehand. The Salesman Bernie answered all my questions quickly, and let me go away to think about it. Great bit of kit and it hasn't been switched off since it arrived. My good albums now sound great and my great albums sound terrific. Very pleased with my choice(s) and grateful to Bernie for his help and patience. Sorted.
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use,Exccellent connectivity Downloaded the app to my phone & had instant control of the unit, works wel with third party apps such as SoundCloud,Bandcamp & the like. Excellent sound quality from every audio source including internet radio !
Date published: 2021-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge streamer Took them me to explain, and answer all my questions. Very helpful, friendly way to purchase exactly what you need. My new Cambridge VXN2 is a game changer.. Quality product.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformed my listening habits Best bit of tech I have bought in years. Glorious Hi - Res streaming with rock solid Roon performance. Setup within minutes once firmware updates were performed. You can use the CA StreamMagic app to control the device but personally I only used that to initially set the device up and havent touched it since. I have instead integrated this device into my Roon setup and can control with various remotes (phones, tablets, PCs) and display metadata on dedicated 'whats on' displays. This is a great Roon endpoint and compliments my setup perfectly. And of course it sounds great!
Date published: 2021-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as expected. I read lots of reviews about this product before purchasing.It has slotted into my separates HiFi system perfectly. Set up was easy, it was up and playing within 30 minutes.
Date published: 2021-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Music Machine! I had owned a Cambridge Audio streamer in the past (the original stream magic) and loved it so I was expecting good things from the CXN V2. But it has surpassed my my expectations. This really is a lovely sounding and very capable music streamer and I love it. Set up is a breeze and it seems to me I can connect just about anything I have to it somehow. Amazing! So considering the price it is well worth the money and more. If you want a great network streamer at this price point I wouldn’t hold back.
Date published: 2021-10-24
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