Cambridge Audio CXR120 AV Receiver

Cambridge Audio CXR120 (Black)

AV Receiver

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Bringing quality sound to home cinema

Whereas so many of the CXR120's competitors are packed with features but fall down badly on sound quality, this Cambridge AVR is different. Unlike others, Cambridge put sound quality at the very top of their priorities. Using fully discrete amplifiers which are kept separate from the processing and input stages, the CXR120 sounds more precise and detailed than rivals. Then there's the substantial power supply and an oversize low flux toroidal transformer - an expensive component that's critical to a piece of 'real' audio equipment. This helps provide a deep, sustained bass response as well as punchy dynamics. Whether you're enjoying a moving soundtrack or music from an audio source, the CXR120 simply sounds more 'real' than the competition.

4K upscaling
Taking video processing to the next level, the CXR120 can now upscale to 4K resolution. With 4K the horizontal pixel count of 1080p TV increases from 1920 to 3840. With 4K screens now firmly established, by equipping this receiver with 4K upscaling, Cambridge have engineered in comprehensive levels of future proofing. In the meantime you can also upscale signals to 1080p for the best image quality with Full HD TVs and projectors. The HDMI sockets also allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

Powerful processing
Using Cirrus Logic's powerful, 3-core, 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor), Cambridge has enabled full support for Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution and Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. DTS speaker re-mapping allows the playback of DTS-HD High Resolution or Master Audio formats with encoded height information on standard 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 speaker setups.

Stream all you stored music - including high resolution files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXR120 to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXR120 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 streaming solution.

Connect to internet radio and Spotify connect
In addition to supporting thousands of, easy to access, Internet radio stations, the CXR120 is also compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the CXR120 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 CXR120 also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer for radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

DSD via HDMI
Designed for use with SACDs (Super Audio Compact Disc), DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) is a high resolution audio format that's available on many Blu-ray and universal DVD players. It offers sound quality that matches the best high resolution formats and is available from a wide range of SACD discs.

Optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN is also compatible with Bluetooth via an optionally available dongle. 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.

Flexible connectivity
The Cambridge CXN120 boasts no fewer than seven HDMI inputs. Of these, one is mounted at the front and is also compatible with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). This lets you connect up your compatible smartphone and get the best possible transfer link for HD content. In addition to this you'll find twin HDMI outputs - ideal for dual screen set-ups. Other inputs include a 7.1 multi-channel analogue direct input that's ideal for use with your existing AV processor. Plus there's a comprehensive selection of optical, coaxial and analogue RCA inputs for a huge range of other sources. Finally, twin subwoofer outputs make this a true 7.2-channel AVR, with the ability to drive two subwoofers for a more even spread of powerful bass around your listening room.

Once you had to sacrifice features for sound quality with Cambridge AVRs. Now, with the CXR120 that's no longer the case; with 4K upscaling, fully featured HD streaming and comprehensive socketry, the CXR120 doesn't compromise on goodies - and it still sounds great!

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Buy now, pay later available
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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
*Get £500 off when you trade in your old AV receiver. Terms and conditions apply. Ask in store for details. In-store only, not in conjunction with any other offer.

Bringing quality sound to home cinema

Whereas so many of the CXR120's competitors are packed with features but fall down badly on sound quality, this Cambridge AVR is different. Unlike others, Cambridge put sound quality at the very top of their priorities. Using fully discrete amplifiers which are kept separate from the processing and input stages, the CXR120 sounds more precise and detailed than rivals. Then there's the substantial power supply and an oversize low flux toroidal transformer - an expensive component that's critical to a piece of 'real' audio equipment. This helps provide a deep, sustained bass response as well as punchy dynamics. Whether you're enjoying a moving soundtrack or music from an audio source, the CXR120 simply sounds more 'real' than the competition.

4K upscaling
Taking video processing to the next level, the CXR120 can now upscale to 4K resolution. With 4K the horizontal pixel count of 1080p TV increases from 1920 to 3840. With 4K screens now firmly established, by equipping this receiver with 4K upscaling, Cambridge have engineered in comprehensive levels of future proofing. In the meantime you can also upscale signals to 1080p for the best image quality with Full HD TVs and projectors. The HDMI sockets also allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

Powerful processing
Using Cirrus Logic's powerful, 3-core, 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor), Cambridge has enabled full support for Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution and Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. DTS speaker re-mapping allows the playback of DTS-HD High Resolution or Master Audio formats with encoded height information on standard 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 speaker setups.

Stream all you stored music - including high resolution files
With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXR120 to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXR120 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 streaming solution.

Connect to internet radio and Spotify connect
In addition to supporting thousands of, easy to access, Internet radio stations, the CXR120 is also compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the CXR120 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 CXR120 also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer for radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

DSD via HDMI
Designed for use with SACDs (Super Audio Compact Disc), DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) is a high resolution audio format that's available on many Blu-ray and universal DVD players. It offers sound quality that matches the best high resolution formats and is available from a wide range of SACD discs.

Optional Bluetooth
In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN is also compatible with Bluetooth via an optionally available dongle. 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.

Flexible connectivity
The Cambridge CXN120 boasts no fewer than seven HDMI inputs. Of these, one is mounted at the front and is also compatible with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). This lets you connect up your compatible smartphone and get the best possible transfer link for HD content. In addition to this you'll find twin HDMI outputs - ideal for dual screen set-ups. Other inputs include a 7.1 multi-channel analogue direct input that's ideal for use with your existing AV processor. Plus there's a comprehensive selection of optical, coaxial and analogue RCA inputs for a huge range of other sources. Finally, twin subwoofer outputs make this a true 7.2-channel AVR, with the ability to drive two subwoofers for a more even spread of powerful bass around your listening room.

Once you had to sacrifice features for sound quality with Cambridge AVRs. Now, with the CXR120 that's no longer the case; with 4K upscaling, fully featured HD streaming and comprehensive socketry, the CXR120 doesn't compromise on goodies - and it still sounds great!

Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Audio Inputs 3
Bluetooth Optional
Channels 7.2
Coaxial Inputs 2
Component No
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 420 x 165
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 430 x 165 x 420mm
DLNA Compliant No
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby ProLogic Surround ProLogic IIx
DTS No
Eco Friendly No
HDMI Audio Yes
HDMI text 7 in/ 2 out (HDCP2.2 - 6/2)
HDMI Zone Out No
Internet Radio Services Yes
4K Upscaling yes
Multi Channel Input Yes
Multiroom No
NFC No
Optical Inputs 2
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 1000
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 120 x 7 (6 ohms)
Remote Control yes
App Control Yes
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1
Weight (KG) 13.2
Wireless Connection Yes
Colour Black
Brand Cambridge Audio
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good in the end, but a serious issue to start I was looking to buy a Cambridge CXN streamer to add to a system consisting of a half decent stereo amp and a cheap old AV receiver. I ended up buying the CXR120 as it claimed to have the same "stream magic" module as the CXN and i hoped i would have a one box solution which would be just as good with music and give me much better home cinema performance. The lack of dolby atmos wasn't a concern to me as i have no intention of changing my current 5.1 speaker setup. Out of the box it looked great and initial input and speaker setup was straight forward. The 4K upscaled image certainly looked a lot better and the sound was a significant improvement over my old Denon. Playing music from CD sounded good too, to my ears it was not far off the old stereo amp of a slightly lower price. But then I used spotify connect to stream to it and found every track "jumped" every few seconds like a scratched record. I raised a support request with Cambridge, and after 6 long weeks of emails going back and forth they released a new firmware update (upgrade with the cambridge connect app) which has sorted it out. This really isn't a problem i'd expect to find on a budget receiver let alone one at this price, and i came close returning the CXR. Now everything is sorted i'm happy with it. If you're looking to buy a CXR120 (or 200) i'd recommend that you demo it with spotify in the shop.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stunning sound quality Bought this along with minx min22 speakers & x301 sub to replace my old bose lifestyle 48 system and have not been disappointed, the sound quality for both movies & music is stunning,also the service i received from richersounds Newcastle was second to none.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A revelation and a joy! Bought on the basis of reviews and reputation and not in a position to audition beforehand. Got excellent advice and information from Richer Sounds in Edinburgh who were helpful and flexible over delivery and exchange of old AV receiver given geographical distance. The Cambridge works beautifully with my current system - massive increase in clarity, definition and frequency extension over previous amp. A revelation and a joy! Brilliant piece of kit.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AV amp I've had this amp for just over a month now, I previously owned a similar priced Piomeer model, which died just outside of its guarantee period, never again! I have purchased several pieces of equipment manufactured by Cambridge: streamagic 6, 651w amp and a DAC Magic Plus. I've been really impressed by every purchase to date and this amp is no different, quick to set up, easy to use and great sounding. A little eye watering in terms of cost but you do get what you pay for, if you want to use your AV amp for music then this model is a great choice!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb one box solution for movies and music. I bought this primarily as a stereo amp music streamer and I am listening to so much more music since the purchase. The built in streaming module is an excellent musical performer, from either mp3 or 24/192. I have also partnered it with an Azur 651 phono stage and my vinyl has regained another lease of life. The good news does not end with music, feeding in a bluray movie the amp also excels. Providing a natural yet detailed presentation and when volume is allowed (or is that aloud) terrific weight, depth and clarity to movie soundtracks. I am very happy with my purchase, if you were to pick at a flaw it would be that the streamer module can only be controlled by a tablet/phone.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look and performance of this product. Very happy with yet another great product from the guys at Cambridge Audio. Receiver was easy to set up and wonderful to listen to. It looks stylish and sleek, very well designed. Anyone who is a fan of sound and clarity with just the right amount of extra gadgets, this should be your choice for the money. Have owned other makes of receivers i.e. Yamaha and Onkyo with lots of extra features, but this British made product just surpasses in overall quality. Can't wait to purchase the the matching Blu-ray player from the CXR range.
Date published: 2015-09-30
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Cambridge Audio AV Receiver is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
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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