Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

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£399 Our price history: £549 from 31/03/22 to 26/05/22
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Cambridge Audio CXC (Lunar Grey)

CD Transport
£399 Our price history: £549 from 31/03/22 to 26/05/22
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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.

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.
Connectivity
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes
Features
Cd Number Of Discs
1
Cd Text
Yes
Cdrw Playback Compatible
Yes
Gapless Playback
Yes
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
25
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 85 x 315
Weight
Weight (KG)
4.7
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic - Long Live CDs! I know I’m a dinosaur, but I still love CDs! The experience of physically owning the disc and sleeve, and great sound quality, without the faff of vinyl or the vagaries of streaming services & ISPs. CXC simply delivers gorgeous clarity and detail to my Cambridge Audio CXA61 amp and DALI Opticon 1 Mk 2 speakers to turn into beautiful music. I have found a couple of particular CDs (out of 100’s) will not play, even though quite new and mint, and playable on a cheap player. Odd. I even bought the disc again, but won’t play, so it is some kind of manufacturing anomaly. However, it’s nowhere near as big a problem as some people make out. And I can certainly live without Queen Greatest Hits Vol 2! Of course, bear in mind that by design it will only play conventional CDs and not play CDRs, SACDs etc. CXC is a lovely piece of kit - looks good, rock solid build, delivers marvellous sound.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio CXC Cambridge Audio CXC, very impressed with the sound quality very detailed great rhythm. Beautiful midrange. Just a top class CD player, No regrets what so ever buying the Cambridge Audio CXC.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great cd transport. A couple of weeks of use. It's a better transport than the Naim I had with a digital output. It took a couple of days to run in. At first my perception was the bass was a little week, but that seemed to correct. The detail in sound is excellent running it through a Naim DAC. The depth and dynamics are great, which means my other product will not get a space on the rack. Functionality is good. A nice suprise to see it reads text. A good finish. No regrets.
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think the cxc is a brilliant sound cd transport I bought this a month ago an I can say I'm really pleased with the sound quality
Date published: 2022-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible soundstage I never really thought that music played on CD could sound so much better - a good amp CXA 81) and good speakers (Klipsch RF 5000) are enough, right? Wrong. The CXC reveals so much detail that I'd never heard before in music that I've been listening to all of my life. But the real revelation is the soundstage, which is truly amazing. The CXC is a very worthwhile investment for any music lover.
Date published: 2022-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality unit I like the sounds this player produces would recommend...
Date published: 2022-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivers the digits to my DAC deliciously. I was already feeding my NAD CD player into my Cambridge Audio CXNv2 DAC and getting a brilliant sound. However when the CD player finally packed up after 16 years I replaced it with the CXC. Wow! I never expected the sound quality to go up so much, but it did. Very impressed.
Date published: 2022-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CDs have never sounded so good. Paired with a Dacmagic 200 my CDs have never sounded better. I have been getting a lot of my music via streaming for a couple of years but the sound from this makes even Tidal HiFi sound inferior. Spotify isn't even in the same league. I was hesitant about spending this much but I have no regrets now. I've even been clambering around in the loft digging out old CDs that I thought had been made redundant by streaming services.
Date published: 2022-03-07
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