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CAMBRIDGE
CXA60
Black Stereo Amplifier

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
  • Digital in: 2 optical, 1 coax
  • This unit has two sets of speaker outputs, so you can power two pairs of speakers. These could be in two different rooms or at either end of a large room, for example.
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  • 4 line inputs
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
Digital in: 2 optical, 1 coax
This unit has two sets of speaker outputs, so you can power two pairs of speakers. These could be in two different rooms or at either end of a large room, for example.
4 line inputs

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

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Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

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If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

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have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
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"A great £500 amplifier that looks and sounds the part - this Cambridge is a big success"What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

Quality engineering for a precise sound
At the heart of the CXA60 amp is a super-efficient, fully symmetrical Class A/B amplifier. This ensures a precise, even sound with excellent separation between the right and left channels. Powering the amp is a large toroidal transformer giving the CXA60 its powerful, dynamic sound and a healthy 60W per channel power, enough to drive most speakers to high levels in all but the very largest rooms.

Built-in DAC
The Cambridge CXA60 has been designed to work just as well with digital sources as analogue ones. So Cambridge has fitted a high-quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) inside the amp. Usually found in its dedicated DacMagic range, the Wolfson WM8740 DAC offers high-quality sound that could actually improve your existing digital sources. With two optical digital inputs and one coaxial one, up to three digital sources can be connected, such as games console, TV and a CD transport such as the matching Cambridge CXC.

Optional Bluetooth
Add the optional Cambridge BT100 Bluetooth dongle as a cost option and you'll get Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device. Not only will the music from your linked device sound superb through the unit's sophisticated DAC technology, but it's also compatible with the higher grade Bluetooth aptX - designed to give the highest audio quality and the closest yet to a conventional wired connection.

Analogue connectivity
Just because it has class-leading digital connectivity doesn't mean that Cambridge has forgotten about analogue connectivity. The Cambridge CXA60 has four line level inputs, easily enough for the vast majority of systems. 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.

Sleek style
The CXA60 is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXA60 a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for the matching CD transport 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 amp from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

For an amplifier that treats all your music sources, whether digital or analogue, with the same high regard, the Cambridge CXA60 is a talented all-rounder.

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Connections
Connection Features
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Analogue RCA Inputs
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
4
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
No
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
1
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
2
USB Input
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
No
XLR Inputs
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
No
Power Amp In
Does it have a power amp in connection? Designed for when using the amp connected to an AV receiver. It powers the front speakers.
No
Dock Input
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
No
Microphone Input
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
No
Audio Outputs
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
0
Pre Output
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
Yes
Sub Output
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
Yes
Headphone Output
Does it have a headphone socket?
Yes
Speaker Sets
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
2
Networking
Networking Features
+
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop, or NAS drive.
No
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
No
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
No
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
No
Bluetooth
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
optional - BT100
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
0.5
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
600
General
General Features
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Power Output
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
60 x 2
Frequency Response
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
5 - 60,000
Tone Controls
Does it have tone controls? Bass & Treble controls to alter the brightness and warmth of sound. Can be a single tone control or seperate controls.
Yes
Loudness Control
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
No
Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
No
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
430 x 341 x 115
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
8.3
CAMBRIDGE CXA60 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 116.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge CXA60 Amplifier I bought this product to replace a 25 year old Arcam which has been an extremely good amplifier. I baulked at paying £1200 for the modern equivalent and once I heard this the decision was a no-brainer: it makes a very similar sound to the Arcam (to my ear at least) and I'd rather spend the money saved on a pair of good speakers which will probably give me better value.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellant sound all rounder I first bought a Marantz pm6006 although an improvement on the current amp it was very much lacking in inputs.i saw Tony at the Nottingham branch he recommended the cambridge ax60 what an improvement on the Marantz. More expensive but worth every penny.Everything is much clearer and defined.I can now listen for a lot longer without getting fatigue.Richer sounds came good for me yet again.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I bought a Marantz pm6006 and found it splashy, harsh and totally unconvincing with my Q Acoustics 3050s with CD source. I was unhappy and rang the Milton Keynes branch for help. I didn't know you could exchange and there was no problem. Adam there recommended the Cambridge Audio CXA60 after hearing my story. Hooked it up today after worrying that it would not be any good. Every CD I played was jaw-dropping in comparison with the Marantz. Warm, intricate, effortless, authoritative. I just can't thank RC enough for the service and advice. I wish I had taken it earlier.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent amplifier, balanced sound highly recommended I purchased the CXA recently, having returned a Marantz PM6006 which I found too bright and hard. The Cambridge is well worth the extra, smoother and more detailed sounding. The built in DAC is excellent too. Strongly recommended and thanks to the guys at the Oxford branch for their help.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good build & design, flexible connections, punchy neutral sound Solid and well built for the budget and really like the design as it is sleek looking and superior to the typical 'box' seen at this end of the scale. Flexible connections and work really well with matching CD transport, Bluetooth, and connection to TV. Sounds perhaps more powerful than you'd expect and really quite punchy and just about neutral to my ears. I must admit I did swap out some Dali Zensors 1 from my old system because with these the tweeter did sound a little bright. Dynaudio Emit M10 do bring a little more warmth and show off the best side of this exciting amp. Very pleased. Paired with matching CXC transport, Dynaudio Emit M10 speakers, REL T Zero sub
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from British Audio Star An excellent all round British designed amplifier. Including both digital and analogue inputs, it produces a relaxed and powerful sound. It also perfectly matched by the CXC CD transport.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Amp I'm no expert but I've hooked this amp up to my fairly basic speakers and already it's noticeably improved the sound quality. Can't wait to get some decent speakers now!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality sound Great quality sound - even my old vinyl sounds incredible - great depth
Date published: 2017-02-24
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