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Cambridge Audio CXN v2 Series 2 Network Streamer

Cambridge Audio



CXN v2 Series 2 Network Streamer 

Ultimate digital convenience and quality. CXN (V2) further refines the seamless digital music experience that made the original a What Hi-Fi? award winner, three years running. A faster processor opens up new possibilities, giving you a richer internet radio experience, a greater level of playback control and Chromecast built-in.

  • Stunning Sound Quality - Hear every detail in your digital files
  • Connect Anything - USB, Coaxial and TOSLINK wired connections. AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in wireless connections
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL and Qobuz built in
  • High-quality Internet Radio Streaming thanks to MPEG-DASH support
  • Control in the palm of your hand, thanks to the dedicated StreamMagic app for iOS and Android
  • Roon Ready. Transform and enhance the experience of browsing your music. (Requires a Roon subscription.)

 

 

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.

 

The Story so Far...

Music should never be an afterthought, never side-lined, never just ‘background noise’. But as we entered the age of digital, music became a commodity. Presence was sacrificed in the name of convenience and the importance of sound quality was forgotten. It didn’t have to be.

 

With the original CX Series, we decided to march to the beat of our own drum. We wanted to show that it was possible to build a system that offered all the convenience and simplicity of digital, but made sure that music was placed firmly, squarely, in the centre stage. A system that was precise and detailed. A system that respected music.

 

For five years, our CX range of two integrated amplifiers, a network audio streamer and a CD transport has been a widely admired, award-winning success story. Five years can be a long time though, and Cambridge Audio isn’t a company to rest on its laurels.

  



The Whole Story 

Getting hold of the music you want is one thing. Being moved by the fidelity of its reproduction is quite another. 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.

 

Power in Your Hands

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.

 

CXA81 - Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Control. Pure and Simple

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 colorful 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. 

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. 


 

 

 

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


REMOTE CONTROL

Yes


DIMENSIONS

85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2”)


WEIGHT

3.5Kg (7.7lbs)


BOX CONTENT

CXN (v2) Network Streamer, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Wi-Fi Dongle


ROON READY

Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)

 

''A great streamer just got even better''. 

Read the full review on What Hifi here. 

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