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
More Information
Cd Memory No
Cd Text No
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 315 x 85
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 430 x 85 x 315mm
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Input No
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
Coaxial Digital Output Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pure uncluttered sound from this CD Transport My first ever discrete CD front end has really exceeded my expectations. I have coupled this through an AudioLab DAC and the sound is amazing. I was imediately impressed with the relaxed and open high end of the spectrum and the well defined and controlled bass. This is the first time that I have felt that a CD has started to sound as good as vinyl in terms of musicality. I cant recommend this highly enough.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-vitalising my CD's with a CXC Having struggled to obtain reliable music-making from another British manufacturer's products for 14 years, I purchased this CD transport initially to play through the DAC equipped CXA 60 amplifier that I had bought for other purposes earlier this year. I have been amazed by the detail that I have heard for the first time as well as benefitting from greater 'presence' and 'musicality'. The result is that I have now purchased the Cambridge 851N Network Player to further develop the capabilities of my CD collection as well as to start 'streaming'!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound ! It really is a great sound, i grew up with vinyl albums, in the 1970s and when i switched to cd's i liked the clean sound, but they never sounded quite right, this piece of equipement makes them sound right, coupled with the Dac Magic converter, at last my collection sounds like it should.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buying CDs is fun Other reviews from expert audiophiles elsewhere will tell you how good this is. But why buy it when you can probably stream all the music there ever was/will be? For one reason...going to a record shop and buying an album is really fun. Looking through the albums in the shop, choosing one and then taking it home...well there's nothing like it to make me appreciate the music.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutly wonderful got this cd transporter about 8 days ago its wonderful 11/10!!! twined with Yamaha RX-V681 and wharfedale dx-1se cinema package eith subwoofer plus jade1 bookshelf
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent quality bought this last month, the quality is superb, a wonderful addition to any sound system.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is this the ultimate? Been using a Meridian G08 as transport for a Chord QDB76 DAC, the Meridian is of the dvd drive reading re-clocking and up-sampling school. All I can say is replacing the Meridian with the CXC lifts a veil, when you consider the Meridian was about £2k, this CXC is a bargain. I also have a Cambridge Audio CD30 Sonata, which is stunning in its sound quality, unfortunately the load tray needs encouragement (specifically a wallop!) to read a cd. It seems the Wolfson dacs (designed in Scotland) are stunning and surpass anything that's say 10 years or older. I hope the Topaz CD10 isn't the end of the line it would be great to see another Azure/Wolfson midrange player. Ref 'lampizator' website for a verdict on the Azure 640 with Wolfson DAC.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding upgrade The CXC is well made and very neat, with only essential controls on the front panel. I ws impressed with the weightiness and finish. I run it through a Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Naim72/HiCap/mono NAP 110's and Epos ES14 speakers.It replaces a Linn Genki, originally used as a standalone and lately via the outboard DAC. The CXC certainly gets deeper into the recording than the Linn. I played some favorite tracks which I thought I knew inside out. The CXC extracts instruments and backing vocals, burried deep in the mix that were simply not being resolved before! Soundstage is wide, loud passages are resolved with less confusion, and the whole presentation is more believable and intimate. Two small gripes, you cannot enter individual track numbers, so have to use the fast skip buttons to play individual tracks and the display is very dim if your eyeline is below the level of the player.
Date published: 2017-07-31
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Cambridge Audio CD Transport is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 90.
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Free UK delivery

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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!

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