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.

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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 Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what its designed to do, perfectly. Bought this transport to pair with my CXA80 I got in June and I wasn't disappointed. The amount of detail the two of them can pull from my CDs is incredible! So much so, I've started going on a CD buying binge again to plug the gap caused by streaming for the last few years.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved sound I needed a new CD player and already had an rDac, so this transport was the obvious choice. It has broadened and deepened the reproduction of the music, and give it much greater clarity. In short it does what it claims, and what I wanted.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking CD transport. I bought the Cambridge CXC to compliment my existing CXA60 Amplifier and Tannoy XT6F Speakers. At this price there is nothing to compare - so long as you have a stand alone DAC that is up to the Job. The CXA60 on board DAC does a great job, but when the CXC was connected up to my existing Arcam irDAC the Sound Quality hit another Level! Full, clear Sound, beautiful stero Imaging, with Detail and clarity that I have only heard from CD Players around the 1000 Pound mark. If your existing DAC is up to the Job, I fully recommend the CXC CD Transport. As usual excellent Service from the Maidstone branch.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent replacement for Audiolab Cd player. Excellent replacement for Audiolab Cd player which was also excellent but let us down after four years - not good enough for a highly priced product. Very impressive in combination with the CambridgeCXA60 amplifier
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never knew CDs could sound this good..... Excellent piece of kit! CXC has only limited functions (e.g. no track programming) but that is a good thing in my view because it means most of the money has been spent on achieving the best possible sound quality which is what I wanted. Quality of sound I am getting from my CDs now rivals that from my much more expensive vinyl front end which I had hoped for but hadn't expected. CDs - even those I had found hard work to listen to in the past - suddenly have depth, weight and a level of detail that was previously absent. Best of all though CDs now sound far more realistic, believable and musical and don't have the relentless in your face quality that I had previously thought was unavoidable other than with very high end CD equipment. Soundstaging is also excellent; again something I had previously found CDs couldn't match vinyl for. So overall really happy with my purchase. Great value for money and excellent advice and service from Richer Sounds Reigate.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pure uncluttered sound from this CD Transport My first ever discrete CD front end has really exceeded my expectations. I have coupled this through an AudioLab DAC and the sound is amazing. I was imediately impressed with the relaxed and open high end of the spectrum and the well defined and controlled bass. This is the first time that I have felt that a CD has started to sound as good as vinyl in terms of musicality. I cant recommend this highly enough.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-vitalising my CD's with a CXC Having struggled to obtain reliable music-making from another British manufacturer's products for 14 years, I purchased this CD transport initially to play through the DAC equipped CXA 60 amplifier that I had bought for other purposes earlier this year. I have been amazed by the detail that I have heard for the first time as well as benefitting from greater 'presence' and 'musicality'. The result is that I have now purchased the Cambridge 851N Network Player to further develop the capabilities of my CD collection as well as to start 'streaming'!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound ! It really is a great sound, i grew up with vinyl albums, in the 1970s and when i switched to cd's i liked the clean sound, but they never sounded quite right, this piece of equipement makes them sound right, coupled with the Dac Magic converter, at last my collection sounds like it should.
Date published: 2017-10-28
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Cambridge Audio CD Transport is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 95.
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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

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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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