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.

Click here for link to our blog review

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

"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
More Information
Cd Memory No
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 0.5
Remote Control Yes
USB No
Weight (KG) 4.7
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Bought this "blind" on the basis of a what hifi review. It is used with my Naim Supernait 2 (and Oppo Sonica Dac) so it is in very good company. I have to so far the sound and the quality of the build is very good. Service from Richer Sounds was good- they delivered quickly.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cambridge Audio Combination I am delighted with my Cambridge Audio CXC CD transport which I purchased with their CXA60 amplifier and a pair of Monitor Audio BRONZE 5 floor speakers. I spent a very interesting morning at Richer Sounds in Gidea Park, Romford where, with thanks to Ian, the manager at this branch, I played extracts from six CDs, chosen to represent a good cross section of the music I play on a regular basis, on this combination, having first done so on the Marantz DPM6006 UK EDITION coupled with their CD6006 UK EDITION CD player - the Cambridge Audio combination was a clear winner. It is worth stating that, if one is replacing a standalone CD player, the CXC CD is a transport system and lacks the internal DAC that conventional CD players have built in - this is why this unit might appear to offer particularly good value for money. Cambridge Audio's CXA60 amplifier has a built in DAC which helps make it such a good, if comparatively expensive option - the two together cancel each other out in value for money terms and offer great sound quality. The way forward, with a standard amplifier, would be to purchase a DAC with the CXC CD
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bring cds back to life again!! I bought the CD transport to compliment the Cambridge CXA60 amp, and I absolutely the crisp and clear sound it delivers. I went to richer sounds in Liverpool as I had previously purchased the amp, Dali Zensor 5 speakers and a Audio Technica turntable from them, and they were a massive help. The whole system sounds fantastic, and Im hearing bits in some CD's that Ive not heard before. The music seems clearer and punchier than before. I will always return back to Richer Sounds for anything I need.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr c selway I have two say this is a great cd player and it looks so gd and the black finish it off great allways pay a bit mure to get the best product
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full & Warm sound I bought this to compliment the Cambridge CXA 60 that I bought a month or so ago. t manages to squeeze a lot of depth and detail out of my cd's. If you think vinyl sounds better you have not heard this cd & amp combo.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great detail Listening to classical and jazz CD's mostly, I had been playing my trusted Marantz PM-66SE KI and CD-63mkII with Mission 725 freedom speakers for over 20 years. After all these years of absolute delight I felt the detail and punch in much of the music I enjoy had slowly disappeared. It all was a bit dull and lifeless. Having lost a bit of my good hearing (as my wife and children kindly remind me of) I thought well ... sad but 'it is what it is'. Then, after a couple of repairs, a last technical fault in both amp and cd player forced me to move on to new units. What to buy? It's crazy out there! Two things were certain, I was going to keep the Mission 752's and although I do like my music to sound great, I wasn't going to spend thousands on all the magnificent goodies that are out there. So after deciding budget and a bit of a search I turned to Cambridge CXA60 and CD transport CXC. And I am thrilled! All of this is quite personal I know and I am not a professional, I am not a connaisseur, I am not a techie, I am not a critic. I am just someone who finds happiness in listening to music and likes it to be as 'present' as I can afford it to be. I also don't have the vocabulary to write a good technical review but I am happy and impressed enough to actually get writing and say that this simple combination of units brings my music back to life again. The detail is magnificent, the punchiness is back in my speakers and the whole range from highs to lows is just wonderful. Rhythm and balance are outstanding. Instruments are in the room: from individual piano, drums, lute or clarinet to full orchestra and choir, it's all right here, as are vocals: Diana Krall, Mark Knopfler and many others. Gilmour and his buddies too. In fact, I'm rediscovering so many of my old CD's and finding much of them better than ever. In fact, it feels like my hearing is doing just fine ;-) I guess what I'm saying is that if you're searching for new components that are not too complicated and do what they do very very well for a budget that - for me - still allows you to raise and feed your kids, then at least consider the CXA and CXC. I've read they need careful pairing as far as speakers are concerned - and they do ... as much as any other system would - but with the Missions they perform magnificently. Oh ... and Richersounds ... you were magnificent too. Thank you all!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sounding CD Transport. Great sounding product. Quick and easy to install and looks good too. Connected the digital out from the Cambridge CXC to the DAC in my NAD C368 and the sound is very precise and detailed. I have spent the last week or so playing all my old CD's and I seem to hear something new every time.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent unit and works well with the CXA60 Bought with the CXA60 amp as well. Excellent quality and very good sound quality. Audio is clear, crisp with clear stereo separation. Bass is well supported, but treble is a little forward - that may be due to the unit not being properly run in yet. Overall, very pleased and would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-12-24
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6 Year Supercare £29.90

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our 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 like-for-like replacement.
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Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed! 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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details