Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey) CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

CD Transport

Out of stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£319.95 RRP £399.0000

SAVE

20%

 

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.

"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.

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 CXC is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CX digital amplifiers, 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.

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

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 CXC is part of the refreshed CX-Series 2. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXC a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the CX digital amplifiers, 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.

Dedicated to the finest sound from CD possible, the Cambridge CXC CD transport redefines CD playback quality at its price.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Lunar Grey
Cd Memory No
Cd Text Yes
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
USB No
Weight (KG) 4.7
Remote Control yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 315 x 85
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Elegant and well-built CD transport Purchased this transport to replace an ageing Musical Fidelity CD player which had started to stutter on some discs. As the new unit is effectively only a disc reader, it is impossible to say I have noticed an improvement in sound quality - I haven't as I am using the same Arcam DAC. Moreover, I quickly found I miss the track direct access buttons I had on the old player, as this has very limited functionality on the player or the remote. That said, it is a very pretty unit, very solidly built and the remote control also controls volume on my 20+ year-old Cambridge Audio amplifier. When rules allow in-person demos, I plan to test out the matching CXA61 amplifier for an upgrade.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible deep bass thats so defined. As my 2k transport blew i too a risk on this inexpensive transport. At a fraction of the cost i didn't expect too much. When it blew off my costly transport i was delighted. Even others commented on the improvement. Except for the limited remote i have no criticisms only joy at this fine engineering. Its solid and feels like quality. Its free of frills...just the way i like it. Played in class A and the maggies the detail is a revelation. A top quality DAC is needed or you waste the benefits. Indeed with 6 amps and a dsp its breathtaking.
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit Brilliant piece of kit my cds sound amazing now very pleased
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Night and Day Difference I had been using my old Cyrus CD 8 with a Coaxial going into my DAC. Was a bit dubious that a CD transport would make a difference but I have had a pleasant surprise. Detailed, tight bass. Couldn’t be happier. Don’t hesitate, buy it!
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fine couple Paired with the CXA81 The CXC works so well, wonderfully clear and defined sound. It looks great and paired with a perfect operation its a winner.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek design. Great product I have had the CXC for around 10 days and a joy to use. Straightforward smooth loading and easy CD reading. Sounds magnificent and a definite improvement on my previous Cambridge Audio product. Along with others I find the remote a frustration being designed for an entire system where I have just the CD player but no doubt I will quickly adapt.
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound great price Louis got this..and some more stuff to go with it and is now living in his Jazz music room...leaving me and the 5 foster children can watch the TV that I got from you..with the remote in my hand!
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brings new life to CD collection 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
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£319.95 RRP £399.0000

SAVE

20%

 

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.