Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge Audio CXA61 (Lunar Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£669.95 RRP £749.0000

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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 before making a special journey. 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.

"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
Coaxial Inputs 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great amp - appalling customer service at R Sounds But the amp as a replacement for my CXA60 that failed. The amp itself is an improvement on the already superb CXA60. Better sound and now has the bluetooth connectivity that the 60 lacked. The experience was soured by the most appealing customer service at Stockport Richer Sound. Avoid them.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound I bought this amp (?) earlier this month. The sound is terrrific and it was really easy to connect up my TV, CD/DVD player and speakers.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CA CXA61 Great amplifier - Have had this for just over a week now and have been going through my CD collection and discovering new sounds! The sound is extremely clinical but also punchy. The Bluetooth function is also easy to use, and streaming of cd lossless quality is superb.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and excellent value I have recently moved back to UK and sold my 25 year old hi-fi system which was not compatible with UK electrical supply. I had a limited budget but am used to high quality sounds. Tested three amplifiers, this one stood out, it performed as well as one twice its price and I am now enjoying it in my home.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All round perfect Stunning sound, excellent build and amazing service
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge audio do it again This is not my fist piece of Cambridge Audio equipment and there is a good reason I keep coming back. Build quality, sound, value. This amp punches above its weight on all 3. I can't fault it. In addition to the product, the richer sounds staff are alto top notch. Friendly and knowledgeable and not trying to convince you to buy something that you don't need.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amp I love this amp. I’ve paired it with B&w 606’s and a project debut carbon. The sound is amazing - far better than anything else I’ve listened to my vinyl on. It also looks beautiful and looks quality on my shelves. Would definitely recommend. The Richer sounds staff (Stockport) are also fantastic and patiently let me try many different speakers, to find the ones I was happiest with - nothing was too much trouble!
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and to use.Solidy built. The sound is a clear improvement on my previous,cheaper Cambridge good though it was.
Date published: 2020-08-07
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 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 before making a special journey. 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.