CAMBRIDGE AUDIO : CX-N V2 (Lunar Grey)
Network Audio Streamer
CX Series 2. The Sound Of Progress.
Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate.
Now finished in Lunar Grey to match the rest of the CX Series 2 range, the award-winning CXN (V2) allows playback of multiple audio file-types from multiple sources. Enjoy your music, your way.
Convenience. Not Compromise
Everyone loves the convenience of digital audio. Nobody enjoys the compromises digital audio playback sometimes involves. That’s why the CXN (V2) is designed to provide the effortless accessibility of digital audio, but with the uncompromised sonic excellence of Cambridge Audio’s 50-plus years of hi-fi experience. Ease of use meets quality of performance.
The World’s Music, Any Way You Want It
Digital audio is available from many sources - and the CXN (V2) is able to deliver from those you love most. Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Qobuz and Tidal offer a world’s-worth of content, there’s Chromecast built-in to make things even easier, and the CXN (V2) is Roon Ready enriching the experience of browsing your NAS and UPnP audio too. Add digital optical and coaxial inputs, asynchronous USB socket, aptX Bluetooth (via adapter) and internet radio, and the CXN (V2) brings the planet’s music into your home.
Getting hold of the music you want is one thing. Being moved by the fidelity of its reproduction is quite another. That’s why the CXN (V2) is packing dual Wolfson WM8740 digital-to-analogue convertors - by upscaling any digital audio information to an information-packed 24bit/384kHz using Cambridge Audio’s unique ATF2 technology, music is delivered with the sort of warmth, depth, nuance and unity not automatically associated with digital audio.
The CXN (V2) features prodigious processing power, quite unlike that of any nominal rival. Cambridge Audio’s renowned Stream Magic platform ensures a slick, seamless and stable listening experience from any source, and its out-of-the-box MPEG-DASH and HLS compatibility means live streams are equally consistent and of equally high quality.
Interacting with CXN (V2) couldn’t be simpler or more satisfying. The bespoke Cambridge Audio Stream Magic app allows straightforward, stable and intuitive control of all connected sources - curate playlists, set presets or browse albums conveniently and in comfort. Then allow the big, colourful and crisp fascia display to show your commands or the album artwork of the music you’re enjoying.
Making The Best Even Better
Four What Hi-Fi? awards in a row speaks volumes about how well-loved the CXN (v2) is - but Cambridge Audio is always searching for ways to improve. A constant programme of development, a constant desire to seek out marginal gains in performance, and the ability to update the CXN (v2) remotely, as and when it’s required, means the best network audio streamer around just keeps getting better.
Thanks to relentless dedication to progressive engineering, The CXA81 is a complete solution. Its combination of versatility, power and audio excellence means it can form the centre of your musical experience for years to come.
|DAC||Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs|
|Roon Ready||Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)|
|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 2,
Chromecast built-in , Internet radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL,
Qobuz, Bluetooth aptX via BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied)
|AUDIO FORMATS||ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis|
|ETHERNET||IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T|
|WI-FI||IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz)|
|MAX POWER CONSUMPTION||30W|
|STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION||<0.5W|
|DIMENSIONS||85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2”)|
|BOX CONTENT||CXN (v2) Network Streamer, Power Cable,
3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Wi-Fi Dongle