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Cambridge Audio CXN V2 (Black)

Network Music Player/Streamer
£249 .95 Our price history: £299 .95 from 16/09/21 to 27/01/22
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”Still the best music streamer around at this price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Powerful processor

The V2 version of the CXN features a faster processor for a richer Internet radio experience and a greater level of playback control. Introducing mpeg-DASH and HLS compatibility, the CXN V2 makes the most of Internet radio. BBC radio stations now sound better than ever when available at 320 kbps.

A sound emphasis
As ever, the CXN V2 puts sound quality first. Using twin Wolfson WM8740 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 filter, the DACs help give the CXN V2 outstanding levels of clarity and transparency of sound.

AFT2 Up-Sampling for the ultimate detail and least jitter
The Cambridge CXN V2 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 hear every detail, including every deep breath, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real.

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

Stream all your stored music - including Hi Res files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXN V2 to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXN V2 accepts a wide range of files, including many Hi Res formats. ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis are all supported, making this a highly flexible streamer.

Connect to Internet radio and Spotify Connect
In addition to supporting over 20,000, easy to access Internet radio stations, the CXN V2 is compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service and the CXN V2 has Spotify Connect built-in (requires Spotify Premium account). If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. The CXN V2 also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer Radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

AirPlay and optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN V2 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 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 V2.

Pro connections
When it comes to connecting up, the CXN V2 is in the pro league. 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.

Quad USB interface
Added to this there are no fewer than four USB interfaces. The front-mounted socket is ideal for connecting devices such as a USB media stick. 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 gives direct connection to your PC or Mac. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer as it effectively 'controls' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible – with greatly reduced jitter.

Digital in and out
Optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect other digital components and take advantage of the quality DAC built into the CXN V2. It also means you can plug the CXN V2 into your AV receiver or digital stereo amp. Analogue phono outputs are also standard.

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 a very user-friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Boasting a colour screen, it’s a pleasure to browse for albums and artists by whichever control system you use.

Sleek style
The sleek design of the CXN continues with the V2 version. The distinctive teardrop profile gives the CXN V2 a stylish look and makes it the ideal partner for the CX-Series digital amplifiers and CD transport. It’s much 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 V2 is still the one to beat.

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

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXN V2 on the Richer Sounds Blog
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Optional - BT100
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes
Coaxial Inputs
1
Digital Audio Output
1 x Optical 1 x Coaxial
USB
4 including optional Bluetooth plug-in
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Tuner Radio
Internet
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
30w
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5w
Weight
Weight (KG)
3.5kg
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Una bella sorpresa Avevo qualche perplessità sull’utilizzo della musica così detta liquida ascoltando per lo più vinili e cd ma devo ricredermi il cnxv2 anche con risoluzioni povere tipo mp3 mi a sorpreso.Con dei file in alta risoluzione mi sono innamorato di questo streamer di rete,grande musicalità ottimo palcoscenico si riesce bene a posizionare tutti i strumenti che suonano.Lo utilizzo con un cambridgaudio azur551r un ampli piccolo nellaspetto ma grandissimo nel suono.Grazie Cambridgaudio ancora una volta un prodotto accezzionale.
Date published: 2022-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cxn v2 I've had this streamer for a few weeks now and I am certainly torn in 2 directions . When the player is running on tidal masters and qobuz it sounds fantastic. The issue for me is that I've never tried to work with a component that works differently everyday of the week having to bounce around the 5 different apps you have to deal with from ca connect to streammagic to Google home Google cast tidal chromecast .a good example is last night I finally got the machine to play nugs.net which has a million hires live shows mqa. This was only the second time in weeks I managed to get it working . First thing this morning without having even gone near the player and of course I could not get it to cast . The Google home app is a disaster it works maybe 2 times out of ten. The bottom line is the player has very impressive sound but not one day has passed without me having to install Uninstaller factory rest 10 times . My usual starts with hitting cast button it saying it's casting and the only sound is coming out of my phone . Why the engineers made sure the volume setting stayed at 100 % and until you learn about keeping it on preamp mode you will get a very loud wakeup call ???. T.roach
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Missing some basic functionality The sound quality is rich and detailed and streaming from Spotify is straightforward. There are some basics missing that really let it down for me. You can't Chromecast from BBC Sounds - the function is there it just doesn't work. Surely CA could sort this out?! Secondly no information is provided via the DAB signal on the display other than station when listening to BBC stations. Again, surely this is not a difficult thing to get right?! This information is provided when connecting via Apple AirPlay and displayed. These flaws really let the player down for me. Hopefully CA can fix them.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound via a CXA 61 and Dali Oberon 5 speaker The only disappointing ‘feature’ is the lack of Tidal MQA unfolding. Not even the first unfold. As this is a mainly software driven device I don’t see why this first unfold can’t be incorporated.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice streamer with great features I treated myself to a new streamer, I love music and all my hifi equipment is from the 90's, bi amped rotels and b & w speakers. I tried a chromecast and loved the sound and how easy streaming music is... Realising this is the way forward payed the extra and purchased the cambridge audio cxn v2.... It was so easy to setup and doesn't drop the wifi signal. I connected it to a nas drive works great from the phone app ( not been able to sort clip arts yet). The sound quality is very clean and clear with a perfect balance of highs, mid and low ranges for me.... Probably too clean for me, but all my friends love the sound... The only thing that can be pain with streaming is on some occasions the poor quality recordings and different recording levels make you have to alter the volume ... No fault of the player.. The radio stations were easy to setup... So many to chose from.... The display is a very nice touch seeing the covers of the music being played... I have used this as a pre amp.... Be carefull on setup to select pre amp mode.... Factory setting is set to full volume... My ears are still ringing... Really happy with my choice made from the reviews I had read and the advice from the Richer sounds team...
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I have been thinking about getting a network streamer for months and finally took the decision to buy this one. I love it. Really nice sound and easy to set up up and use. So would recommend the unit and also, as always, the impeccable support, advice and service from Richer Sounds. I have given it 4 stars rather than 5 only because on the app it would have been nice if there had been a bit more functionality and scope to personalise it. Hope that will come in time but a very minor point. So all in all very highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great streamer Really pleased with our new streamer USB port on front very useful
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound at the price! I was thinking of buying a much more expensive streamer but went for the Cambridge CXN V2 based on its glowing reviews. The reviews were right - a superb piece of kit.
Date published: 2020-01-08
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