Cambridge Audio CXA80 (Silver)

Stereo Amplifier

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"I seriously doubt you'll find more clarity, drive and capacity to entertain in an integrated amp at this price." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended'. Tested at £750.

Top end components

Lift the lid on the Cambridge CXA80 and you'll find components and technology that would usually only be found on much more expensive designs. At its heart is a fully symmetrical Class A/B amplifier, which ensures a precise, even sound with excellent separation between the right and left channels.

Toroidal transformer
Powering the amp is a large toroidal power transformer with separate, dual-mono windings. Separate winding for the left and right channels creates a clarity and imaging more reminiscent of amplifiers from a class or two above. Renowned for their low noise, high efficiency and superior sound quality, the over-sized transformer gives the CXA80 a powerful, dynamic sound and a hefty 80W per channel power output - enough to drive most speakers to high levels in pretty much all domestic environments.

Built-in DAC
The Cambridge CXA80 has been to work just as well with digital sources as analogue ones. Cambridge has fitted a high quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC chipset for sound that could actually improve the sound of your existing digital sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial one, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as games console, TV and a CD transport such as the matching Cambridge CXC.

Asynchronous USB
A further highlight of the CXA80's spec is the asynchronous USB socket at the rear. 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.

Optional Bluetooth
Add the optional Cambridge BT100 Bluetooth dongle (cost option) and you'll be able to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity with your Bluetooth-equipped devices. Not only will the music from your Bluetooth device sound superb through the unit's sophisticated DAC technology, but as it uses the higher grade Bluetooth aptX CODEC, it will be as close in quality as its possible to get to a conventional wired connection.

Plenty of analogue inputs
More usually found on 'reference' hi-fi and professional equipment, the CXA80 boasts balanced XLR inputs. When connected to a suitable source, this gives a fully balanced, hot/cold, connection for the ultimate analogue signal quality. The Cambridge CXA80 also has four line level inputs: easily enough for the vast majority of systems. An added bonus is the 3.5mm, front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Sleek style
The CXA80 is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA80 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching CD transport and network player. 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 amp from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

If you've been looking for an amp with the finest sound quality without compromising connectivity, you need look no further. The Cambridge CXA80 has it all!

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Supercare £64.90

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.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

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!

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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

"I seriously doubt you'll find more clarity, drive and capacity to entertain in an integrated amp at this price." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended'. Tested at £750.

Top end components

Lift the lid on the Cambridge CXA80 and you'll find components and technology that would usually only be found on much more expensive designs. At its heart is a fully symmetrical Class A/B amplifier, which ensures a precise, even sound with excellent separation between the right and left channels.

Toroidal transformer
Powering the amp is a large toroidal power transformer with separate, dual-mono windings. Separate winding for the left and right channels creates a clarity and imaging more reminiscent of amplifiers from a class or two above. Renowned for their low noise, high efficiency and superior sound quality, the over-sized transformer gives the CXA80 a powerful, dynamic sound and a hefty 80W per channel power output - enough to drive most speakers to high levels in pretty much all domestic environments.

Built-in DAC
The Cambridge CXA80 has been to work just as well with digital sources as analogue ones. Cambridge has fitted a high quality Wolfson WM8740 DAC chipset for sound that could actually improve the sound of your existing digital sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial one, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as games console, TV and a CD transport such as the matching Cambridge CXC.

Asynchronous USB
A further highlight of the CXA80's spec is the asynchronous USB socket at the rear. 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.

Optional Bluetooth
Add the optional Cambridge BT100 Bluetooth dongle (cost option) and you'll be able to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity with your Bluetooth-equipped devices. Not only will the music from your Bluetooth device sound superb through the unit's sophisticated DAC technology, but as it uses the higher grade Bluetooth aptX CODEC, it will be as close in quality as its possible to get to a conventional wired connection.

Plenty of analogue inputs
More usually found on 'reference' hi-fi and professional equipment, the CXA80 boasts balanced XLR inputs. When connected to a suitable source, this gives a fully balanced, hot/cold, connection for the ultimate analogue signal quality. The Cambridge CXA80 also has four line level inputs: easily enough for the vast majority of systems. An added bonus is the 3.5mm, front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Sleek style
The CXA80 is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA80 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching CD transport and network player. 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 amp from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

If you've been looking for an amp with the finest sound quality without compromising connectivity, you need look no further. The Cambridge CXA80 has it all!

More Information
Analogue Input 6
Analogue RCA Inputs 4
Audio Outputs 1
Bluetooth Optional
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 341 x 115
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 430 x 115 x 341 mm
DLNA Compliant No
Freq Response (Hz) 5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
Frequency Response 5 - 60,000
Headphone Output Yes
Internet Radio Services No
Loudness Control No
MP3 Front Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Phono Input No
Power Amp In No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 750
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 80 x 2
Pre Output Yes
Remote Control Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Sub Output Yes
Tone Controls Yes
Tuner Radio No
USB Yes
USB Input Yes
Weight (KG) 8.7
Wireless Connection No
XLR Inputs 1
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Silver
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Mark from Croydon! My old faithful huge lump of an amp Sony TA-FB940 gave up the ghost &, after a long explanation of my love for vinyl, musical tastes & hi-fi set up, Mark got me down for a demo of the CX-80 + 651P phono stage. I sat there for over half and hour playing some of my favourite records & was blown away by how controlled, clear and powerful this amp sounds. My one critisism is it's almost too controlled, restraining the sound a bit - oddly on classical music, whack on some heavy funk, deep house & frantic drum & bass & the Cambridge comes alive. The sound was also a little forward, in your face, but having had it at home for a week it's settling down. I play my records every day anyway but have been delightly playing even more and marveling at the sound - especially as I was inspired to pimp up my Rega RP1 (acrilyic platter, stylus, belt, mat, feet & damping kit). Life is so much better now, so thanks again Mark! :)
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate and clean The feature set is fantastic. The fact that it includes a DAC means that if you intend to play music from your PC this is pretty much a one stop shop. It has enough inputs to become the centre of a stereo home theatre system too. I have my sky box and ps4 hooked up to to it. The sound is fantastic. It's ever so clean and it's as though there's nothing between you and the music. It's all so effortless.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE SOUND QUALITY AT THE PRICE BLEW ME AWAY The sound quality is amazing and not much to compare with at this price range. Stunning clarity for light and treble sounds with no bass distortion. It works very well with B&W 685s2 with be-wiring connection.
Date published: 2015-06-17
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

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6 Year Supercare £64.90

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!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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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.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

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!

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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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