Cambridge Audio CXN (Silver)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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"A stylish, feature-packed streamer that sounds great and is a joy to use " What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

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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"A stylish, feature-packed streamer that sounds great and is a joy to use " What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

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
Coaxial Digital Input 1
Depth 30.50
Dimensions WxHxD 430 x 85 x 305mm
Height 8.50
High Resolution Audio Y
Internet Radio Services Y
Optical Digital Input Y
Power Consumption- Normal Use 30
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Smartphone Remote Yes
USB 3
Weight (KG) 3.5
Width 43.00
Wireless Connection Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Y
Brand Cambridge Audio
Coaxial Digital Output Yes
Colour Silver
Apple AirPlay Yes
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a superb,classy and easy to use product my 4th ca purchase and once again the cxn is another great product. once powered up and connected to my audionet pre-power amplification via coaxial cable and ethernet connection to my router,the cxn is ready to use after a prompt to update firmware,which was problem free. the cxn is very stylish and has plenty of features and simple to use.the single most important thing for me is sound quality and the cxn doesnt dissapoint. i have been mostly playing music from spotify via iphone airplay and i'm very impressed with the sound.the usb a-b is always handy for connection to your pc without the need to install drivers. all in all this is one stunning product from cambridge, just add amplification and speakers and you will blown away by its features and sound quality.also not to forget that help and info from richer sounds staff was great aswell.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXN - just stunning Lived with the CXN for 2 days now and it is just stunning. Bought to replace my Denon DNP720AE and yes it's almost 3 times the price but it's worth every penny. I have a decent HiFi system .... Quad 99/909 pre/power amp and Quad22sl speakers .... and it fits in pefectly. A little concerned on opening the packaging to find no manual but set up is simplicity itself and was playing from my media server within 5 minutes. I haven't tried the Android App yet as my favoured solution is Bubble UpNp for my streaming. It has played everything I have thrown at it with ease and 24bit 192khz FLAC sound superb. A big plus as well is that it comes with Spotify connect and upsamples the files and the effect is very good. For the first time ever I am happy to have Spotify playing through my HiFi. The colour screen is excellent and very clear to read. Very impressed.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXN - Great product I bought the CXN with the Cambridge CXA80 and a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 8's. I bought them around 3 months ago but didn't want to review them until a good settling in period. I think that the CXN is one of the best products on the market, the list of awards over recent years proves this. My only gripe is that occasionally the streamer 'hangs' on tracks being played of the front USB storage I'm using. When I change tracks via the Cambridge App this is when the problem seems to occur. I'm not sure why this happens, and it is very sporadic, but it is annoying. Great sound. Great product. I'd also like to thank Anthony & Phil from Richer Sounds, Hull for some great advise. I did pestered them a lot. Thanks guys. I went in the store originally to demo the Cyrus Lyric Stealth, the guys suggested that I compare this with the Cambridge CXN & CXA60. The difference was amazing - I saved money and in my opinion bought a much better sounding hi-fi. Thanks again chaps!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound quality Having been impressed by the reviews of the CXN I decided to take the plunge and I'm glad I did. Ordered over the phone from the ever helpful Liverpool store and within a couple of days my streamer was up and running. The sound quality is superb - clear, punchy and dynamic. As advertised it can handle whatever you throw at it. I use the Plex UPnP media server to stream from my Mac and it provides an enjoyable listening experience. Spotify Connect sounds good too, as does Apple TV streamed through one of the digital inputs. With other possibilities such as USB, Bluetooth, Internet radio and Air Play the CXN really is a versatile performer. It looks classy, performs well and is easy to use. All in all a definite 5 star product and I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound I had never bought a premium hi-fi system before and did a huge amount of research before purchasing this. I am very happy with my purchase. The sound quality is amazing. The CXN connected to my homework in minutes and I've yet to find something it won't stream. A brilliant product.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as the reviews stated. The CXN is our first streaming device and we have been music lovers and fond of good sound quality for many years. We went for the CXN after reading online and hifi magazine reviews as well as having a very comprehensive demonstration at Richersound in Exeter. We are delighted with this streamer as it is everything we wanted and expected from ease of set up to brilliant sound quality. The unit is beautifully designed and finish is of the highest quality.
Date published: 2016-04-20
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