Cambridge Audio CX-A81 Integrated Amplifier - Ultra Sound & Vision
Cambridge Audio CX-A81 Integrated Amplifier - Ultra Sound & Vision
Cambridge Audio CX-A81 Integrated Amplifier - Ultra Sound & Vision
Cambridge Audio CX-A81 Integrated Amplifier - Ultra Sound & Vision

    Cambridge Audio CX-A81 Integrated Amplifier

    R 27,190.00 R 33,990.00
      • 80-watts per channel with Class AB amplification for detailed and powerful audio performance
      • Separate, symmetrical left and right channels are carefully engineered to deliver incredible sound-staging
      • Balanced XLR inputs for low noise interference 
      • High Quality DAC - Connect digital sources directly via TOSLINK and Coaxial
      • USB Audio Input accepting up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files from Mac or PC
      • Bluetooth aptX HD built in
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      Description

      MAKING THE BEST BETTER
      How do you take an admired and successful integrated amplifier, one that’s won respect and plaudits around the world, and make it even better? Well, if you’re a Cambridge Audio engineer, you examine every aspect of the performance - and then you do everything you can to make it ‘more’. More refined, more precise, more engrossing… more musical. The CXA81: it’s everything you loved about the CXA80, but more so.

      UNCOMPROMISED AND UNCOMPROMISING
      All the research, all the development, all the time and effort that’s been expended on the CXA81 has been for one reason alone: to make this the most accomplished and absorbing integrated amplifier ever offered at the price. Every component selected, and every engineering decision taken, is based entirely on the desire to progress. The CXA81 has been designed and specified without compromise, in order to deliver the complete musical picture.

      THE WHOLE STORY
      The CXA81 is designed to bring your music to life, no matter how it’s stored. So it features an entirely new digital board, including the cutting-edge ESS Sabre ES9016 digital-to-analogue convertor. Which means digital audio files up to a heady 32bit/384kHz, or DSD256, are brought dramatically to life, with every detail and nuance delivered intact and in full. The CXA81 combines unparalleled accuracy with vivid musicality, without sacrificing convenience.

      ABSOLUTE FLEXIBILITY
      The CXA81 covers all connectivity bases, giving you complete freedom of choice. As well as digital optical and digital coaxial inputs, it features unbalanced stereo RCA inputs alongside balanced XLR sockets - and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth’s cutting-edge aptX HD standard is on board too. So there’s no need to compromise on performance in the name of convenience.

      UNMATCHED SONIC INTEGRITY
      At the heart of the CXA81 beats a completely reimagined and redesigned power amplifier stage with optimised capacitor values. The resulting sound is pristine but not clinical, with unrivalled musical coherence no matter the source.

      Specifications
      POWER OUTPUT 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
      DAC ESS Sabre ES9016K2M
      FREQUENCY RESPONSE <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
      ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA
      DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
      COMPATIBILITY TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only, S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only, USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
      BLUETOOTH APTX HD RECEIVER BUILT-IN Yes
      ROON TESTED Yes
      OUTPUTS Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
      REMOTE CONTROL Yes
      MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 750W
      STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W
      DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)
      WEIGHT 8.7kg (19.1lbs)
      BOX CONTENTS CXA81 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable

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