The core technology from Cambridge Audio's multi-award winning StreamMagic streaming module enables the CXN to play virtually anything, from basic compressed MP3 formats to 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality FLAC and WAV files. And do so with incredible musicality. Its wireless playback capabilities include Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Airplay, NAS drives and UPnP servers, and aptX Bluetooth.
Whatever input the music comes from - wired or wireless - and no matter its original resolution, the powerful digital engine inside the CXN upsamples your favourite songs to 24-bit/384kHz hi-res quality. They're then passed via twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs in Dual Differential configuration; the result is tonal clarity, detail and an involvement with your music that will astound you.
Intuitive to use, the CXN features an exquisite 4.3" (11cm) colour display, and can also be controlled via the free Cambridge Connect App for Apple and Android devices. Browse your music by album, artist, playlist and more; it's beautiful, simple, and an easy way to see at a glance what you're listening to.
BUILT TO SOUND BETTER - Just as with other components in the CX series, the CXN features a low-resonance, acoustically dampened chassis, allied to a high quality power supply - and for the first time on a Cambridge network player, there's also a high resolution, full colour TFT display, which compliments the browsing experience on the Cambridge Connect app.
DUAL DIFFERENTIAL DACS - The two Wolfson WM8740 DACs within the CXN are used in a dual differential mode. Put simply, this means Cambridge use one stereo DAC per channel. Not only does this give terrific stereo separation, but also enables it to multiply up and convert at 24-bit 384kHz (2 x192Khz) per channel.
ADAPTIVE TIME FILTERING UPSAMPLING - The CXN employs Cambridge Audio's proprietary 2nd Generation Adaptive Time Filtering (ATF2) upsampling technology, which is implemented in the CXN's Analog Devices Sharc DSP. Traditionally, upsampling algorithms consider two bits of data then draw a line between; Cambridge Audio's ATF technology considers both the data and its overall shape, then interpolates where it'll best fit the waveform. This is a more accurate, realistic way of handling audio upsampling, and results in a more convincing soundstage.
BESPOKE BLUETOOTH - If you want to use the CXN with a Bluetooth source, Cambridge offer an optional BT100 audio receiver. From the ground up, this is an audiophile Bluetooth device. All the coding for the BT100, from the XMOS interface to the aptX implementation, is done in-house.
DAC: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
Digital filter: 2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz
Analogue filter: 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel
USB Audio Input: USB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)
Digital audio inputs: S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
Analogue audio outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
Digital audio outputs: S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
Compatibility: UPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay, BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied), Internet radio, Spotify Connect
Audio formats: ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
Max power consumption: 30W
Standby power consumption: 0.5W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 85 x 430 x 305mm