Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXC (Black)

CD Transport

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"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £300.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

Sleek style
The CXC is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and network player. Yet it's far more than just a good-looking case - it helps the sound quality, too. 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.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

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"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £300.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

Sleek style
The CXC is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and network player. Yet it's far more than just a good-looking case - it helps the sound quality, too. 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.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

Click here for link to our blog review
Cd Memory No
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cd Text No
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Coaxial Digital Output Yes
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 315 x 85
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 430 x 85 x 315mm
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Input No
Optical Digital Output Yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 25
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Remote Control Yes
USB No
Weight (KG) 5
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed sound I've had the Cambridge Audio CXC for almost a month now and I'm extremely pleased with the purchase. The sound is a great improvement on my previous Denon CD player. It is connected to the CXA60 and I would recommend using it with this amp.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive disc delivering detail A good replacement for a well loved, but 30 year old and then sadly defunct CD player. A very accurate player- as far as I can judge- and makes going back through my CD collection a pleasure. Hm, maybe my partner wouldn't agree...
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The CXC transport really does improve CD sound quality when used with a top notch digital or optical interconnect. Extra detail, sound stage and depth being noticable improvements over the use of today's multi disc players. My only disappointment is with the remote control which does not have any digits ! If you wish to play only tracks 5 or 8 on a CD then you have to press the forward button 5 or 8 times. The service from Richer Sounds was completely hassle free and the delivery timing was excellent.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean sound Good quality CD player that delivers great sound detail. Simple to use. Paired with the Cambridge CXA60 amplifier produces a really natural and clean sound.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy purchase and good value Bought this to replace Meridian CD player as the laser had given up. Having the Meridian DAC the Cambridge transport was the answer. Good clear reproduction. Can be used with standard cable or optical.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy British! Bought a few ago to compliment our recently acquired Cambridge CXA Amplifier and so glad we did. Excellent value for money and we now, in our opinion, have the perfect sound system to listen to our extensive CD collection
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit I bought this a few weeks ago as a replacement for a Technics CD transport I had been loaned by my Brother-in-Law. As soon as I had connected it I connected it up and started playing the first disk the difference was day and night. The Technics unit was very good but the Cambridge CXC is way better. The sound is tighter, more focused and punchy. I have since borrowed a higher quality optical interconnect and the difference is even better, the sound stage is better defined and the dynamic range much improved. I think I shall be buying myself a better interonnect soon. The service from Richer Sounds in Lichfield was, as always, superb. In fact I genuinely cannot see myself buying from anyone else. The staff bend over backwards to be helpful and are both knowledgeable and passionate. I heartily recommended the CXC and, of course, Richer Sounds!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CD Transport I bought this Transport only unit as a replacement for my aging Marantz CD Player. Having invested in a Quad Preamp/Amplifier which came with a high quality DAC there was no need to pay for CD Player with an on board DAC. Delighted with the result, my collection of CDs sound as never before.
Date published: 2018-04-13
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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.
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Free UK delivery

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. Find out more