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Cambridge Audio CXA80 Stereo Amplifier


RRP: $ 1,699.00 AUD
$ 1,599.00 AUD
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SKU: CXA80
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The CXA80 must be heard to be believed. Rated at 80 Watts per channel, its class AB amplifier design will reveal spectacular detail in your music. Separate dual mono windings on a low-flux toroidal transformer further enhance performance and together these design details deliver incredible control over your speakers on a wide, enveloping, captivating sound stage.

To journey deeper into the music you love, the CXA80 has been designed from the ground up with built-in digital to analogue conversion capabilities. Using a high-specification 24-bit/192kHz WM8740 DAC chip from Wolfson, the CXA80 offers a powerful upgrade for all your digital sources. And because we've designed it with digital in mind, it features two optical inputs, a co-axial digital input and an asynchronous USB Audio socket, so you can play your music directly from your PC or Mac. Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle and you've got aptX streaming direct from your smartphone or tablet, allowing access to music from Spotify, Youtube, and a host of others.

Analogue sources are equally well catered for with balanced XLR inputs, RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack. In use, the CXA80 is a delight. The floating effect of the chassis, the brushed finish, and the easy-to-read front panel, all create an amplifier that's as beautiful on the outside as it's well engineered on the inside. Whatever your source, the CXA80 will reveal new depths and layers of sound, letting you re-discover your favourite music.

  • DUAL MONO DESIGN - Separate transformer taps for left and right channels, twin rectifiers and separate PSUs give dual mono operation of the left and right power amplifiers.
  • TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER - Cambridge use a Class AB amplifier design, a centrally mounted audiophile grade oversize toroidal transformer, and substantial extruded heatsinks. This allows the CXA80 to deliver 2 x 80 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms. Into 4 Ohms, this increases to 2 x 120W.
  • SUPERB SEPARATION - The internal PCB layout is optimised for minimal left/right 'crosstalk' and to maximise the quality of stereo separation. By using symmetrical and separated circuit paths for the two channels, we ensure that the CXA60 and CXA80 deliver stunning stereo separation and minimum cross- channel interference.
  • VOLUME POT - An ALPs film type volume pot delivers accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance
Power output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Frequency Response: <5Hz 60kHz +/-1dB
Analogue audio inputs: 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)
Digital audio inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth via BT100 (sold seperately)
Compatibility: TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB 1.0 and 2.0, BT100 Bluetooth receiver
Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
Max power consumption: 750W
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 115 x 430 x 341 mm
Weight: 8.7kg

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