Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£669.95 RRP £749.0000

SAVE

11%

 

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. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

”Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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.
”Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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
Coaxial Inputs 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should not have worried - brilliant A long time RS customer, I spent well over a month researching an amp that had a quality DAC that I could use in my office - connecting to my high-end laptop and using Amazon Music HD as the source. Finally decided on the CXA61 - it's connected to bookshelf Monitor Audio Radius 90s (very small but very good speakers). It arrived to today and I am in heaven. The sound is SO GOOD. Yes I know it's a lot of money - but it's so worth it. I am listening to Acoustic Alchemy - Against The Grain as I write this - it's such a clear and crisp rendition. Earlier I've hit this with Cher, Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, Deep Purple - you name it. Everything sounds so good - I am now going to enjoy the remainder of this lockdown. Yes I know it was a steep price hike from CXA60 but do not let that put you off. This is a quality amp. And if people jump on me about the speakers - yes I am now looking into other options - such is hi-fi. But having said that, it sounds brilliant with the setup as is. One more thing - do NOT worry about lack of tone controls - the sound is very well balanced - not to bright - enough bass to satisfy, at all volume levels. This is a quality piece of kit. Just buy it. I have no regrets nor any commercial interest in the manufacturer or RS.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected upgrade My old Sony AV amp gave up the ghost after 20 years’ faithful and quality service. Decided to go for a dedicated music option this time, pairing for a Pro-ject Carbon Debut turntable (with an Ortofon 2M blue cartridge, itself an upgrade). Needed a pre-amp so plumped for the Cambridge Solo to keep me in budget. Hoped I would notice a difference, and wasn’t disappointed. Wonderful detail, punchy and sharp sound without being ‘bright’ or sharp (listening on Kef floorstanders). Playing rock, soul, jazz or country it loves them all: guitars, horns, strings all sound rich, full and fantastic. Hi fidelity indeed. Bought during lockdown after a lot of sofa-bound research in advance. Rang Chester on a Monday, spoke to Adam, bought it. It arrived Tuesday. Super-easy to set up too. Very pleased!
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CD's have never sounded so good I purchased the CXA61 and CXC together with a pair of B&W 607. This is for a relatively small room otherwise I would have gone for the 606. I am incredibly pleased with what I got. Listening to CD's I've had for 20+ years and hearing things I'd never heard before. It's been a revelation. I'd recommend a CD transport with a worthwhile DAC such as the one one in the CXA61 to anyone looking to get the best out of their CD collection. The Bluetooth is also very good although I am now very tempted to purchase the CXN V2 at some point. Speakers also sound mega but I am of the understanding that in a bigger room something with a bit more power might be required. Please note that both CX products are quite simple in terms of features, such as balance controls and visual display. For example you cannot check how much longer is left in a track etc. Balance control on the amp was not an issue for me (as it sounds so great anyway) but may be for others. The remote control is also rather basic, which is again is not an issue for me. More important than anything else, the sound is astonishing.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Great Sound Really impressed with this bit of kit. Runs my Dali Oberons superbly, and the ability to have RCA, Optical, USB and Bluetooth inputs have been incredibly useful to connect all of my devices to it.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent amplifier Happy with the purchase, great sound and stylish design.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has everything I need My Cambridge Azure 550A blew a fuse but it was 20 years old, so I purchased the CXA61 which is a lovely amp indeed and if it lasts as long will probably out-live me !
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound is great very pleased with our purchases, customer service was excellent, will be back
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound As above highly recommend the unit and the superb service from Richersounds
Date published: 2020-12-30
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£669.95 RRP £749.0000

SAVE

11%

 

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. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.