Cambridge Audio CXN Network Music Player/Streamer

Cambridge Audio CXN (Silver)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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Richer Sounds exclusive model.

“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.

6 Year Supercare £24.95

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

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

“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.
Active Speaker No
Active Subwoofer Output No
Apple AirPlay Yes
Audio Inputs 5 (optical x 2, coaxial x 2, USB)
Audio Outputs 4 (coaxial, optical, balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
Bluetooth Optional
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 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
App 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 Silver
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound. Great price. Terrible app The sound of the CXN is very detailed with tight bass and expressive vocals. It is a great device and its a good price. However the control app is very buggy. Often crashes. If Cambridge made an app like Bluesound’s it would be perfect!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding amp, lovely to use. I bought the amp two weeks ago , so far sounds great , easy to use, connects superbly with the BT100 ,plus the Bluetooth sound output sounds brilliant .
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as the reviews say ! I bought this to feed my collection of digitized music (stored on a home NAS) through my Quad system. It was easy to set up, the remote is easy to use and the Android app was easy to install and use. Not tried all the features yet (tried the internet radio - again easy to use). I'd held back on buying this for a while as other reviews implied it wasn't that easy to use, but I've not found that using it for the last couple of weeks. It connects to my NAS with no problem and the sound quality through my electrostatic speakers (which show up any imperfections) is spot-on. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So simple to set up This streamer is so simple to set up. Get it out of the box, plug it in and it finds your wifi network and logs in, updates its firmware, discovers your phone, iPod, iPad and so on and they appear in the menu to stream direct. Plug in a hard drive and the folders appear and the music plays. The iPad/Phone app is a delight. I was expecting to have to set it all up, but it does it itself. Quite spooky! It does sound a little harsh, even playing FLAC files, so I need to work on the source a little. Having been used to VERY high end vinyl and CD sources in the past, this doesn't yet deliver the same poise, clarity, excitement.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CXN I have owned this player for about 3 weeks and I really love it. Simple to use and works straight away without setting anything up. The menu layout is logical and east to navigate the options. The remote controls the amp and the this network player so you don't end up with loads of remotes. Literally thousands of radio stations to choose from. Havent even bothered downloading any music.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good sound Hello, I bought this Cambridge CXN a few weeks ago and I don't regret it. The sound is excellent. There are a few things that might be improved though; I installed the Stream magic and Cambridge connect app on my iphone and ipad, but these don't work that perfect (long response times when browsing music or no songs visible at all). It might also have been a nice feature when music could be retrieved via smb (file sharing) instead of upnp. I managed to setup a upnp server in ubuntu linux (in vmware) which can be read by the CXN, that is great. It also retrieves the cd covers and displays it in colour. Very nice. Disadvantage of using that linux upnp server software is that that software converts my flac files to mp3 first before streaming it and that is not what I want. Therefore I would prefer to use smb file access, to read the flacs directly without transcoding first by the linux server. Furthermore, the sound quality is excellent and in the end that is what we need. I give it 4 out of 5 because of the cosmetic 'issues'
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS , NO MORE TAPE COLLECTION! I bought this product due to the fact that my cassette tape player no longer works Colleagues suggested music streaming so I studied products that review agencies were recommending . I particularly value the advice of the guys of Richer Sounds at Cardiff and settled on was the Cambridge Audio CXN. I am a person with a strong technical background but very limited modern media knowledge and would have appreciated more written information with the product - the quick start guide did not offer me enough to be able to get the best out of the CXN straight away. I downloaded the user manual which is simple enough to follow but my lack of knowledge of streaming processes from a tablet/phone was preventing me from using the unit. I sought the help of the Cambridge support team and Richer Sounds at Cardiff. With Spotify Premium downloaded I was delighted at the sound and scope of the CXN. There is a wealth of quality music available and I am extremely happy with this streamer.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality This replaced the marantz network player as I was Looking for Something that sounded a little better this has far met my expectations crystal clear sound perfect and very easy to operate so so pleased
Date published: 2017-01-16
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6 Year Supercare £24.95

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.

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!
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Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge