Cambridge Audio CXC (Silver)

CD Transport

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"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. Tested at £300.

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.

Click here for link to our blog review

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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"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. Tested at £300.

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.

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Cd Memory No
Cd Text No
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Dimensions WxDxH 430 x 315 x 85
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 430 x 85 x 315mm
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Input No
Optical Digital Output yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 25
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Remote Control Yes
USB No
Weight (KG) 4.7
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Silver
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended product Bought over a month ago with Cambridge CXA60 amp. Works great in my current setup (See photo - CXA60, Monitor Audio Bronze 2, ProJect Debut Carbon). Easy to use, sounds great and value for money!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes CDs into another League I have just upgraded to the new Cambridge Audio CD cxc. From A Regal Apollo CD player which I thought was good but compared to Cambridge Audio doesn't have the depth like Cambridge Audio. I've listened to many CD players over the years but never one which is in so much control spot-on timing depth is unbelievable. Very impressed.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent CD Player Excellent CD Transport. I purchased this along with a CA CXA60 Amplifier. The pairing of these two was a good choice. Having no DAC in the CD player and connecting via an optical Cable and using the DAC in the amplifier does really produce a pure clear sound. I am discovering new parts to my music I haven’t been hearing before.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it so far! Many thanks to Sam and his team at Southampton who advised me to take the Cambridge coupled to the Arcam irDAC-II. I originally had in mind an up-to-date Marantz to replace my aging Marantz player but was advised that this would be the weakest link in my system which comprises of a Marantz PM15S2 and MA RS6 speakers. They were spot on and my system now sounds brilliant. Spent a small fortune adding to my already vast CD collection this weekend! Thanks again.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXC oozes quality Great service once again from Dave in the Plymouth store and I'm delighted to receive the Cambridge CXC CD player 3 days after ordering and can't sing its praises enough. Beautifully packaged with real attention to detail, I couldn't wait to compare against my old system and streaming Deezer via my Sonos into the same amp highlighted the sonic gains and has got me playing my CD collection again. Love music; buy this Cambridge with hesitation!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good CD player Nice design easy and simple to use and works efficiently. Good price too.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CD transport This is a typical piece of Cambridge Audio high quality kit at a low price. Like all great Hi Fi equipment it needs a long burn in. For it to give of its best it takes at least 100 hours before it really begins to make music.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound when coupled with the 851N This looks great and sounds great when coupled with my 851N. It's an obvious choice when being paired with a DAC equipped Cambridge amp or pre-amp but not as a stand alone player. The display is very poor, too dim and too small, so can't be read from your chair. The remote control is also poor, too fussy and too small I also find the CD drawer rather lightweight. It's a real disappointment that it is let down by these points which I would have thought easy to correct. But the sound is great.
Date published: 2016-04-19
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6 Year Supercare £29.90

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
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Free UK delivery

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Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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