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Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate. The all-new CXA81 integrated amplifier builds on the foundation laid (and the Awards won) by CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective. The CXA81 is poised, effortless and sophisticated. Its 80 watts per channel give it complete authority over music, and it wrings every emotional and musical nuance from your whole collection.
CX SERIES 2. THE SOUND OF PROGRESS.
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.
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 in its class. 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.
POWER AND CONTROL
Thanks to numerous improvements and upgrades – and thanks to an overspecified toroidal transformer – the CXA81 delivers a prodigious 80 watts of power per channel. This means the CXA81 has complete authority over even the most demanding speakers, it means big dynamic shifts in music are handled with total control, and it means the whole musical picture is available no matter if you’re playing at discreet background levels or at party-time volumes.
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.
50 Years of Engineering Expertise
For 50 years now, we’ve pursued one simple goal: to engineer products that bring the Great British Sound into your home.
We deliver Great British Sound
We design and engineer in London
We are constantly innovating
The Soundest Moment, THE Soundest Value
However you listen, whatever your budget, we will give you the best possible sound.
We make award-winning products
We are the UK’s best-selling amplifer brand
We offer a diverse range of audio products
Music Lovers on a Mission
Everything we do is driven by our love of music. Great things happen when people who love music make audio products
Hi-Fi made by Musicians
We built our own music venue
We support Music Charities
✓ DESIGNED TO BE AN EXPERIENCE – CXA81 has been engineered, refined and finessed with only one objective in mind: to deliver the most thrillingly authentic sound you’ve ever encountered. It brings you closer to the music you love.
✓ PROFESSIONAL-GRADE POWER – Oversized toroidal transformer gives an even, low-noise current without distortion or stress. CXA81 handles 8-ohm and 4-ohm speakers, delivering all the musical peaks and nuances you expect to hear.
✓ CONNECT WIRED OR WIRELESSLY – Bluetooth wireless capability lets you stream from smartphones, tablets, and computers. Improved aptX HD encoding helps enhance audio quality of music streaming from devices.
✓ DIGITAL SOURCE FLEXIBILITY – High Quality ESS Sabre SE9010K2M DAC chip is compatible with 32-bit/384kHz PCM files and up to DSD 256 data streams. Connect digital sources directly via TOSLINK and Coaxial.