Designed specifically for the new CX Series, the Cambridge CXC delivers stunning CD playback and works in perfect harmony with the Cambridge CXA60 and CXA80 integrated amplifiers, as well as other external DACs. At the heart of the CXC is Cambridge Audio's legendary 'S3' servo design. Designed for efficient recovery of CD digital data with state of the art error correction, it's been engineered to play audio CDs brilliantly. Multi-purpose drives simply can't compete.
With no digital to analogue conversion in the CXC, when used in conjunction with the CX Series amplifiers it outputs the CD signal in digital form, relying on the high quality Wolfson DAC in the CXA amplifier for the crucial digital to analogue conversion stages. The result is detail and clarity from your disc collection that will astound you.
S3 SERVO SOLUTION - Key to the audiophile performance offered by the CXC CD transport is Cambridge Audio's S3 servo solution. The vast majority of optical drives in use today are designed with computers in mind. While they can read all manner of disc media, they lack the precision and finesse of a dedicated audio drive. To address this, Cambridge have written their own software to precisely control the drive's laser and motor assembly.
SIMPLIFYING THE SIGNAL PATH - Maintaining the audio signal in the digital domain for as long as possible minimises potential analogue signal degradation. The CXC transport has one job to do and it does it very well indeed.
BUILT TO LAST - The CXC utilises a low-resonance acoustically damped metal chassis, with an ultra-clean low noise power supply. Beneath the hood, the PCB design employs double-sided surface mount technology, which eliminates wire links and ensures an ultra short signal path, thereby reducing signal deterioration.
C-BUS POWER SYNCING - Cambridge C-BUS connection means that one remote can be used to power on and off both CXC and CXA in sync.
Digital audio output: sS/PDIF coaxial and TOSLINK optical
S/PDIF output impedance: <75ohms
Max power consumption: 25W
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 85 x 430 x 315 mm