Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport

Cambridge Audio CXC (Black)

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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Richer Sounds exclusive model.

"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
Cd Memory No
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cd Text No
Cdrw Playback Compatible Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 x 315 x 85
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Input No
Optical Digital Output yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 25
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Remote Control yes
USB No
Weight (KG) 5
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Bits are bits they say, not so sure now. This CD transport pulls information from my cd collection I have not heard before.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound but a sub par remote Bought to work with the CXN this transport works well. It has a nice clear display and the sound quality is very good. What lets it down a bit is the rather noisy tray and the lack of control from the remote. It shares a power button with the CXN and the CXA. That may seem useful at face value but nobody needs the CD transport switched on if listening to streamed music on the CXN, it's just wasting energy. Also no there is no way to program tracks. From a high end audio company I would have expected a bit more thought from the engineers who designed the remote side of this device.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great music We bought a Cambridge CXC Cd drive a few weeks ago. We listened to it in comparison to a Rega Apollo Cd player with a Rega DAC. The Cambridge gave us a more articulate sound with more body and more detail. Good solid product.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, even for an idiot like me Bought this as a present and I can't believe how easy it was to set up. Sound is fantastic, rich and clear
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase. This CD transport was bought to replace an ageing Micromega CD player running through a Cyrus Pre2 DAC and X Power power amp. I cannot claim to be an expert at all but the difference was really noticeable. The sound stage is definitely better and the instruments can be picked out more clearly. I had toyed with getting a Cyrus transport bit have saved 500 quid am really pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant with 851N, 851W & Tannoy Precision 6.4 At first I was a bit underwhelmed, the first couple of hours were a bit dull and lifeless but have persevered for around 9 hours running in so far. My precision 6.4's are running in too but every hour I am noticing more and more, the sound is gradually verging on brilliant. The CXC running through the 851N's DAC is looking to be stunning. I am most impressed, the speakers need a good 100 hours before they show their best and no doubt the CXC too but if what I am hearing at this stage is anything to go by then I have an amazing system running in. I listened to Floyd's Division Bell and noticed things I never have heard before, Malia's new album is also a treat, the detail the CXC picks up is quite shocking. The Bass is rich and the Mids and high's beautifully balanced. The stereo image is mind blowing. I am like a kid in a Candy shop at the moment, picking which CD next to play. I did think the price of the CXC to be relatively low in the first instance, now I can see it will battle with players 4 x the price. Ok it is a Transport but wow, all you need is a good DAC, the 851N certainly is shining in this regard. Anyone with the 851N should consider this little transport as they work very well together. I am yet to hear my system's true potential, maybe I will write another review after 100 hours run in but after 9 hours and an evening of listening I am moved enough to pen this :) I am using balanced connections from the 851N to 851W and fibre optic from the CXC to 851N, all routed to the stunning Tannoy Precision 6.4's which I was very lucky to acquire recently. The Cambridge Audio Azur 851's, CXC and Tannoy precision 6.4's are an awesome combination :) I can't wait to hear it when it's all bedded and run in :) but having a joy of a time witnessing the growing improvement hour by hour. The CXC is a well built little unit, the only thing I think could be improved is the display as a little on the dim side but that's not why I purchased it, my ears confirm my researched choice, it is a brilliant No brainer as What hifi states, very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! Very pleased with my purchase would definitely recommend Richer Sounds
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quality! I really like this CD transport.I have it matched to a Chord 2Qute DAC. The sound is awesome. My hi-fi has been transformed.
Date published: 2018-08-01
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Cambridge Audio CXC (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 145.
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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 / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

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