Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

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£709.95 RRP £749.0000

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"Once we spend a decent amount of time listening, it becomes clear that few rivals have the resolution to challenge the CXA61." 'What Hi-Fi' - 5 Star review.

The perfect balance of features and sound quality

Just as with its award-winning predecessors, the CXA61 puts sound quality first. The 60 watt amp delivers a smooth, yet detailed sound that’s at home with a vast expanse of music genres. A built-in ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) means you get the best from your digital, as well as analogue sources. Thanks to standard Bluetooth, you can now stream music in top quality aptX HD. All this, plus the Lunar Grey CXA61 looks more stylish than ever.

DAC for digital
Featuring a built-in, reference standard ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC, the CXA61 works wonders with your digital audio and video sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as a games console, TV and a CD transport – the Cambridge Audio CXC makes the perfect match.

Stream wireless music via Bluetooth
Now a standard fitment, Bluetooth offers simple, wireless music streaming from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The Bluetooth receiver is compatible with aptX HD, giving the highest quality sound possible from Bluetooth, right up to 24bit/48kHz. You also get the benefit of the sound passing through the ESS Sabre DAC, meaning precise, detailed sound from all your streamed music.

Now you can enjoy USB audio, with Hi-Res sound
New to the CXA61 is an asynchronous USB input with Hi-Res handling for the best in computer audio. You can connect up to your laptop, PC or server and stream Hi-Res music, right up to studio-quality 32bit/384kHz and DSD256. As well as improving the sound over your computer’s soundcard, the asynchronous ‘direct control’ link also greatly reduces jitter, for lower distortion and more precise audio.

Analogue audio – including front socket
The Cambridge CXA61 also has four line level inputs - enough for all your analogue sources. A pre-amp output is also fitted – ideal for power amp upgrades. There's a 3.5mm front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for quick and convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Connected for installs
A wide range of control sockets make the CXA61 ideal as part of a more complex home installation. RS-232C, IR input, trigger in/out sockets and Control Bus RCA phonos mean the CXA61 is more than happy to work with a wide range home automation control systems.

Vibration resistant casing
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. Isolating feet help adsorb vibration for a further reduction in distortion.

Sleek new finish
The CXA61 is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA61 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CXC CD transport, CXN V2 network player and also a great match for the Cambridge Audio AX range. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides and blends well with both black and silver separates.

Don’t choose between an amp with features and sound quality. With the Cambridge Audio CXA61 you can have it all.
"Once we spend a decent amount of time listening, it becomes clear that few rivals have the resolution to challenge the CXA61." 'What Hi-Fi' - 5 Star review.

The perfect balance of features and sound quality

Just as with its award-winning predecessors, the CXA61 puts sound quality first. The 60 watt amp delivers a smooth, yet detailed sound that’s at home with a vast expanse of music genres. A built-in ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) means you get the best from your digital, as well as analogue sources. Thanks to standard Bluetooth, you can now stream music in top quality aptX HD. All this, plus the Lunar Grey CXA61 looks more stylish than ever.

DAC for digital
Featuring a built-in, reference standard ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC, the CXA61 works wonders with your digital audio and video sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial, you can connect up to three digital sources, such as a games console, TV and a CD transport – the Cambridge Audio CXC makes the perfect match.

Stream wireless music via Bluetooth
Now a standard fitment, Bluetooth offers simple, wireless music streaming from your mobile, tablet or laptop. The Bluetooth receiver is compatible with aptX HD, giving the highest quality sound possible from Bluetooth, right up to 24bit/48kHz. You also get the benefit of the sound passing through the ESS Sabre DAC, meaning precise, detailed sound from all your streamed music.

Now you can enjoy USB audio, with Hi-Res sound
New to the CXA61 is an asynchronous USB input with Hi-Res handling for the best in computer audio. You can connect up to your laptop, PC or server and stream Hi-Res music, right up to studio-quality 32bit/384kHz and DSD256. As well as improving the sound over your computer’s soundcard, the asynchronous ‘direct control’ link also greatly reduces jitter, for lower distortion and more precise audio.

Analogue audio – including front socket
The Cambridge CXA61 also has four line level inputs - enough for all your analogue sources. A pre-amp output is also fitted – ideal for power amp upgrades. There's a 3.5mm front-mounted input, perfect for connecting an MP3 player or smartphone for quick and convenient playback. Other handy connections include an RCA subwoofer output, headphone socket and connections for two pairs of speakers.

Connected for installs
A wide range of control sockets make the CXA61 ideal as part of a more complex home installation. RS-232C, IR input, trigger in/out sockets and Control Bus RCA phonos mean the CXA61 is more than happy to work with a wide range home automation control systems.

Vibration resistant casing
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. Isolating feet help adsorb vibration for a further reduction in distortion.

Sleek new finish
The CXA61 is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA61 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CXC CD transport, CXN V2 network player and also a great match for the Cambridge Audio AX range. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides and blends well with both black and silver separates.

Don’t choose between an amp with features and sound quality. With the Cambridge Audio CXA61 you can have it all.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Lunar Grey
Power Output - Watts per CH 60 x 2
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
XLR Inputs No
Power Amp In No
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Tone Controls Yes
Loudness Control No
USB Input Yes (1)
Audio Outputs Yes - Combined with pre-output
Weight (KG) 8.3
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 351 x 115
Analogue RCA Inputs 4
MP3 Front Input Yes - 3.5mm
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 5 - 60,000
Power Consumption- Normal Use 600
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good depth of sound,looks smart The sound quality is so good it makes my old records 1950 and1960 sound new.
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit. Bought as I've finally succumbed to downloading music and needed an amp. with Blue tooth. Fits the bill perfectly. Great looks, great sound and easy to set up.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality I recently bought a Cambridge Audio CXA61 amp, together with a matching CXC CD transport. I had never used (or even heard of) CD transports which do not have a built-in digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). Instead, amps with a built-in DAC convert a digital signal into an analogue signal. I was told that the sound produced in this way was better than the conventional system, using CD players. Indeed, this new hi-fi system is of very high standard; the sound coming from Q Acoustic 3020 speakers is very clear and natural. My classical music CDs sound warm and well balanced. I would thoroughly recommend the amp and the CD transport to prospective hi-fi equipment buyers.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great sounds great. Bought a fortnight ago,basically from the assistants advice,which was great and well appreciated.This is what an upgrade should sound like.
Date published: 2020-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound but digital input disappointing I enjoy both classical music and rock. This amp give a superb sound with great clarity on both. I do miss being able to adjust the bass and treble but knew about this when I bought the amp. More disappointing is that the optical link to the TV constantly stutters. I have swopped the cable and the TV is fine on analogue.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I purchased this a week ago and it is an amazing piece of gear, my first dabble into quality hifi. The sound is crisp and clear and very punchy
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought a amp and streamer Spent more than I wanted, but what I have should last a while. Good that you can listen before you buy.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phat sound. I have no neighbours, so i needed it to be clean, loud, warm, bold and heavy. Solid bit of kit. Vinyl comes alive. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-01-24
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£709.95 RRP £749.0000

SAVE

5%

 

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.