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"Five Stars" – What Hi-fi? Magazine
"Real Winner" Integrated Amp with Built-in DAC
The CXA61 integrated amplifier from Cambridge Audio is 60 watts per channel of pure excitement. It’s a punchy and upfront listen, without giving away detail or precision.
Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, Cambridge Audio decided it was time to reimagine, reengineer, and reinvigorate. The all-new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers build on the foundations laid (and the awards won) by CXA60 and CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective.
England's What Hi-fi? magazine award the CXA61 its top rating of Five Stars in the September 2019 issue, calling it "a solid and classy piece of kit. Stereo imaging is impressive… the CXA61 is a real winner."
"I found the Cambridge CXA61 a fascinating amplifier because it holds a distinct and particular character. One that will prove very popular amongst many hi-fi users. Its disciplined neutrality is a major selling point, especially when that is coupled with a tremendous focus," notes Paul Rigby, The Audiophile Man. "Cambridge has got quite an amplifier on its hands here."
Let Your Music Move You
The CXA61 is designed to bring you closer to the music you love. It puts you right at the heart of your favorite recordings, telling you the story of every note in the most natural, most effortless, most detailed way. Analog or digital, lo-fi or hi-res, the CXA61 lets the music take you where you want to go.
The CXA61 has been engineered, refined and finessed with only one objective in mind: to deliver thrilling musical sound. Every choice of component, and every engineering decision, has been made in order to minimize coloration of the sound and maximize its accuracy. Cambridge Audio has drawn on its fifty years of experience to make the CXA61 its most accomplished integrated amplifier yet.
All of The Music
Because it’s designed to deliver the maximum musical experience no matter where the music is coming from, the CXA61 has an entirely reengineered digital board featuring the industry-standard ESS Sabre ES9010 K2M digital-to-analog convertor. The CXA61 can bring digital audio files up to state-of-the-art 32-bit / 384 kHz and DSD256 resolutions vividly to life, combining convenience with superior performance.
Power Without Corruption
An oversized toroidal transformer gives the CXA61 a muscular 60 watts of power for each channel. Painstaking engineering gives it super-low levels of distortion and supreme electrical efficiency. The result is an amplifier with limitless reserves of power, ready to maximize the dynamic potential of any loudspeakers and able to play at any volume level without stress or distortion.
Complete Musical Freedom
Pair any Bluetooth device to the CXA61 to stream up to aptX HD-quality audio. Because there’s no need to compromise your musical experience when you decide to cut the cord.
The CXA61 features a reimagined power amp stage with optimized capacitors values, and a revised volume pot designed to offer minimal crosstalk. The result is a clean, short, and pure signal path that allows your music unmatched coherence - at any volume.
Partner for Life
The amplifier is the heart and the engine of any system - and the CXA61 is able to power your favorite speakers and form the center of your musical experience for years to come.
"I found the Cambridge CXA61 a fascinating amplifier because it holds a distinct and particular character. One that will prove very popular amongst many hi-fi users. Its disciplined neutrality is a major selling point, especially when that is coupled with a tremendous focus. The low noise output is a boon in terms of detail retrieval while the precision it demands from all music will give you an accurate rendition of your music collection. Combine those sonic elements with the CXA61’s extensive feature set and Cambridge has got quite an amplifier on its hands here."
- Paul Rigby, The Audiophile Man, October 28, 2020
Best Stereo Amplifiers 2020 - What Hi-Fi?
"A solid and classy piece of kit. Stereo imaging is impressive… the CXA61 is a real winner."
- What Hi-fi? magazine, September 2019
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