Cambridge Audio CXN (Black)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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£799
“The Cambridge delivers a full-bodied performance that’s hugely pleasing to listen to” What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Sound engineering

The Cambridge CXN puts sound quality first and it does this through the use of quality electronics and painstaking design. Using twin Wolfson 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, noise reducing filter, the DACs help give the CXN outstanding levels of clarity and transparency of sound. Simply put, this network player will pull out subtle nuances of sound that you might never even have heard before!

Stream all your stored music - including High Resolution files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXN to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXN accepts a wide range of files, including many high resolution formats. ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis are all supported, making this a highly flexible streamer.

AFT2 Up-Sampling for the ultimate detail and least jitter
The Cambridge CXN 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 also notice enhanced depth of sound and a more natural quality without the "edge" that can afflict digital music. 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! AFT2 even aids native 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for even less jitter.


What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


Connect to Internet radio and Spotify Connect
In addition to supporting over 20,000, easy to access Internet radio stations, the CXN is also compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the CXN has Spotify Connect integrated into it. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. Should you prefer other music services, the CXN also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer for radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

AirPlay and optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay streaming. Use it with your iPhone, iPad PC or Mac and wireless stream your iTunes library or other compatible music services. Connect up 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.

Fully connected, including XLR Balanced sockets and 4 USBs
When it comes to connectivity the CXN has everything you'd expect and possibly more. The highlight is the fitment of XLR balanced sockets. When used with a compatible amplifier, such as the matching Cambridge CXA80, these connections give the ultimate analogue link possible, with greatly improved resistance to interference. Added to this there are no fewer than four USB interfaces. The front-mounted socket is ideal for connecting temporary devices such as USB media sticks. 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 is provided for the direct connection of your PC or Mac. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer as it will effectively 'control' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible. This greatly reduces jitter and gives the highest quality sound possible from your computer audio. Finally, both optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect up other digital components and take advantage of the quality DAC built into the CXN.

Intuitive app interface and colour display*
With a free Apple/Android app you have effortless control over the radio stations with the comfort of your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad or Android device. The app also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Boasting a new colour screen, it's now possible to display album art on the player. This makes it a pleasure to browse for albums and artists by whichever control system you use.

Sleek style
The CXN is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXN a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and CD transport. 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.

For a comprehensively equipped network streamer that puts sound first, the Cambridge CXN is simply the best in class.

*Please note that the Cambridge app is not compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

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Buy now, pay later 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

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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“The Cambridge delivers a full-bodied performance that’s hugely pleasing to listen to” What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Sound engineering

The Cambridge CXN puts sound quality first and it does this through the use of quality electronics and painstaking design. Using twin Wolfson 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, noise reducing filter, the DACs help give the CXN outstanding levels of clarity and transparency of sound. Simply put, this network player will pull out subtle nuances of sound that you might never even have heard before!

Stream all your stored music - including High Resolution files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXN to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXN accepts a wide range of files, including many high resolution formats. ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis are all supported, making this a highly flexible streamer.

AFT2 Up-Sampling for the ultimate detail and least jitter
The Cambridge CXN 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 also notice enhanced depth of sound and a more natural quality without the "edge" that can afflict digital music. 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! AFT2 even aids native 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for even less jitter.


What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


Connect to Internet radio and Spotify Connect
In addition to supporting over 20,000, easy to access Internet radio stations, the CXN is also compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the CXN has Spotify Connect integrated into it. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. Should you prefer other music services, the CXN also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer for radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

AirPlay and optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay streaming. Use it with your iPhone, iPad PC or Mac and wireless stream your iTunes library or other compatible music services. Connect up 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.

Fully connected, including XLR Balanced sockets and 4 USBs
When it comes to connectivity the CXN has everything you'd expect and possibly more. The highlight is the fitment of XLR balanced sockets. When used with a compatible amplifier, such as the matching Cambridge CXA80, these connections give the ultimate analogue link possible, with greatly improved resistance to interference. Added to this there are no fewer than four USB interfaces. The front-mounted socket is ideal for connecting temporary devices such as USB media sticks. 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 is provided for the direct connection of your PC or Mac. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer as it will effectively 'control' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible. This greatly reduces jitter and gives the highest quality sound possible from your computer audio. Finally, both optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect up other digital components and take advantage of the quality DAC built into the CXN.

Intuitive app interface and colour display*
With a free Apple/Android app you have effortless control over the radio stations with the comfort of your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad or Android device. The app also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Boasting a new colour screen, it's now possible to display album art on the player. This makes it a pleasure to browse for albums and artists by whichever control system you use.

Sleek style
The CXN is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXN a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the digital amplifiers and CD transport. 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.

For a comprehensively equipped network streamer that puts sound first, the Cambridge CXN is simply the best in class.

*Please note that the Cambridge app is not compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
More Information
Active Speaker No
Active Subwoofer Output No
Audio Inputs 5 (optical x 2, coaxial x 2, USB)
Audio Outputs 4 (coaxial, optical, balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
Bluetooth Optional
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 305 x 85
DLNA Compliant No
HDD No
HDMI No
Headphone Output No
High Resolution Audio Yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 30
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Pre Output Digital pre amp
Remote Control Yes
Smart Remote Control No
Smartphone control Yes
Text Display yes
Tone Controls No
Tuner Radio Internet
Weight (KG) 3.5
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Wireless Connection Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
XLR Inputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product This is a nice piece of kit tho’ certainly not cheap. Setting up is not intuitive and a more basic and comprehensive instruction manual would be an asset. It is not plug and play! The fact that the stream-magic website is no more is confusing and perhaps might have been mentioned by the Richer Sounds staff (otherwise excellent!). However, getting to grips with it all now and very pleased with the results. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall very happy Overall, I am very happy with the CXN. Very easy to set up and sounds fantastic. I do think CA could be a little clearer that it will only work with Spotify premium, although to be fair you need premium to get the streaming quality to do the unit justice. However, considering that this is a software based system, it would be much better if the unit cached the songs and album art on your NAS so it didn't have to reload everytime and had a 'rescan' option like some media streaming apps do. Another failure is the lack of ability to point it at a folder on the NAS, all the setup has to be done in the NAS media server otherwise the CXN just loads everything on the NAS, not great if your NAS also backs up all the families laptops etc. I use a media streaming app on my iPhone that cost £2.99 for streaming to speakers around the house and never needed to know my NAS even had a media server, just point it at the music folder on the NAS and that's it, caches all the tracks and album art and looks really cool. The CA app works OK overall, a bit flaky on Android, much better on iOS but is about as basic as it could be and a very lazy implementation compared to what it could and should be for the money. The CXN does sound good though!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXN Purchased recently as an upgrade to replace a cheaper product. Easy to set up and a joy to access music using android or iOS apps. The sound quality is very good even with 128kps sources.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product! Had this device for about two weeks. Has a few minor quirks in operation, but generally works well. The DAC works nicely with my old Quad CD player. Internet radio can be impressive, but totally dependent on source (as expected). Seems well made. Over all, I'm pleased with this addition to my equipment.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performance and value Easy to use and excellent operation and sound performance. Only minor negative observation is the single function round knob feel insecure.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I expected I bought this item about a week ago. It was easy to set up and the sound is excellent.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SOUND Bought this two weeks ago to compliment my CXA and CXC. Wasnt looking forward to setting it up but it has been surprisingly simple. Gave it 3 stars for value as I really cant compare it to anything else. The sound is very good though which is really the only thing.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXN network player Bought this to replace my previous network player a Marantz na6005, and what an amazing difference in the sound. Much cleaner and a little bright, but sounds great through my KEF Q7 speakers. I listen to a mix genre of music from high res flac files through my NAS drive. The software is very friendly and quick to use, and very informative, even better when you use the android app to control the unit from your phone anywhere in the house . It's currently on wireless and downloads my music flawlessly. I'm so impressed with sound quality that I'm using the built in DACs in the CXN to convert the music being played from my Marantz pm6006 CO player. This unit is only a day old, and I love the pure sound quality it plays, evenmp3s sound pretty good. My amp is a Marantz pm8005. The price may be a little heavy, but this an excellent unit that will give me many years of listening experience. It's only one day old, in a couple weeks after usage and the unit settling down, it's going to sound even more awesome............ ......aged 56. 3/4 young.
Date published: 2017-09-21
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Free UK delivery

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Buy now, pay later 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

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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