Cambridge Audio CXC (Silver) CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXC (Silver)

CD Transport

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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£234.95
 

Refurbished Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£219.95
 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

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

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXC on the Richer Sounds Blog
"If you've already got a good DAC, the Cambridge CXC transport is a no-brainer." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review.

Transport-only design

The Cambridge CXC is a CD transport only, so inside you'll only find 'half' of what's usually inside a CD player. Although this may sound unconventional, it has many benefits. The most obvious of these is cost effectiveness, but there are sonic benefits to be had, too. Without an onboard DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the power supply only has to drive the CD transport. By being dedicated to this task it can provide a clean, stable power supply for the highest performance possible at its price.

Pair with your choice of DAC
Another advantage is increased flexibility. Chose to match with one of the Cambridge CXA digital amplifiers or use your own choice of DAC entirely. By starting with such a high quality transport design, the CXC could see you through many system and DAC upgrades without being in the least bit out of place.

S3 servo
Rather than using 'off the shelf' CD software, Cambridge uses its own S3 servo processor. Dedicated to CD music playback rather than the multi-purpose disc readers, the CXC maximises the full potential of your audio CDs. With state-of-the-art error correction your CDs simply sound more realistic, more dynamic and more detailed than with other players.

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

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.

Read about the Cambridge Audio CXC on the Richer Sounds Blog
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Silver
Cd Memory No
Remote Control yes
Cd Text Yes
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 315 x 85
Weight (KG) 5
Power Consumption - Standby 1
USB No
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 25
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excellent cd player when it works Dont get me wrong this sounds amazing when i can get a cd to work i keep getting error or open for a while eh 40 min of open close open close open close. I listern to alot of music straight from the studio on cdrs and this seems to hate well ive teied 9 different cdrs then all of a suddern it reads a cd will be returning it for a swap still want the same one hopefully next one will work
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up, sounds amazing! Purchased a couple of weeks ago at the always helpful Southampton to. Given my budget of no more than £350 for a new CD player I was pointed in the direction of this CD Transport. Initially a bit dubious until I did a bit more research I thought I'd give it a go. So glad I did. Out of the box it was easy to set up; just plug it in, connect and play! In terms of the sound, I wasn't able to do a comparison between my old CD player (Cambridge Audio 640C) and the CXC but it sounds amazing to my ears with a very open sound. Obviously depends on how well produced the album is but listening to an album I've listened to a lot I'm pretty sure it's a step up from what I had before. Looks pretty good on the shelf too!
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combo It’s been a while since I had a CD player and I’ve falling back in love with my cd collection. The dac is great, loads of options and I can also need play HD music through my phone to the dac. Great combo for a very reasonable price. Would definitely buy Cambridge audio again!
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great system, unbelievable sound quality System was bought to replace an aging Pioneer CD. easy setup, the link in with the CXA is great so all Synced & on one remote. Sound quality is superb, CD loading is very smooth, overall design as usual with Cambridge is sleek, minimal and spot on. Would recommend to anybody looking for a modern CD player
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXC CD transport player. I am 76 years old old and bought my first HI FI separates in 1970 and I have a an expensive system - so I am NOT a new kid inn the block. I read many reviews of how good the CXC was, so I went to the Guildford shop Based on excellent reviews I recently bought the Cambridge CXC transport to play my CD's - feeding the signal into my very good DAC. I bought the silver model to match my other equipment. I installed it, put in a jazz quartet CD and pressed PLAY. Within ten seconds I was overwhelmed by the vast improvement in sound quality compared to using my old CD player as a transport. The sound was much bigger, filling the room. More solid, deeper and very lifelike. The bass was much deeper with accurate definition. None of the usual wooliness but rather very tight portraying the acoustic bass realistically.. The cymbals were clear and clean with a beautiful shimmering sheen. The mid range was fantastic with the saxophone in the room with me. NOW my DAC and speakers are performing to a much higher sound quality standard. My system sounds twice as expensive. This CXC is a HI FI bargain. When I have the funds I will buy another for late night bedroom listening. The remote is heavy and solid- it does not feel cheap and plastically. The CXC is a beautiful addition to my rack of Audiophile components. I am already recommending it to friends. Thanks for a great product. TEN OUT OF TEN. Graham
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flustrated I bought the Cambridge Audio CXC and is not working. The CD not starting, ERROR on screen. Can not open tray to get out CD.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not working I bought the Cambridge Audio CXC and is not working. The CD not starting, ERROR on screen. Can not open tray to get out CD. Richersounds.com selling used and working equipment.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Value I bought CXC to use through a Roksan K3 DAC (another bargain)and into a Roksan K3 amp, then out through my PMC Twenty 23's and the sound is stunning. It's as good as anything up to Cyrus CD player in my opinion. The amount of detail and texture this CXC can dig out just simply has to be heard to be believed. It will make your cd collection sound like you've never heard most of it before. This is a high quality piece of hifi audio equipment for 'budget' money. Go and hear one today. Amazing value.
Date published: 2019-05-06
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£234.95
 

Refurbished Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£219.95
 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.