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Cambridge Audio CXA61

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Product Overview

Cambridge Audio CXA61 is a 60-watt per channel (8 ohms) stereo integrated amplifier with a wide range of digital and analogue inputs. It features a new ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC that supports USB input up to 32bit / 384kHz and DSD256 in quality. Further, aptX HD Bluetooth is integrated, making music streaming, e.g. from Cambridge's Alva TT turntable, possible.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Impressive detail retrieval and dimensionality
  • Impressive build and finish
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found

External score 82%
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Ebullient, insightful and detailed sound
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not the smoothest or most romantic sounding
  • No phono stage
  • No phono inputs

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Specifications

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External Reviews

hifichoice[1]

Reviewer score 81% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from hifichoice have found:
Cambridge Audio CXA61 is a full stop amplifier with a 60W amplifier. compatible with 32-bit/384kHz PCM files and up to DSD256 data streams. Connections include four line-level RCA inputs and a 3.5mm jack on the front. There's no phono stage, though.
Pros
  • Ebullient, insightful and detailed sound
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No phono stage
  • Not the smoothest or most romantic sounding

whathifi[2]

Reviewer score 82% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from whathifi have found:
Cambridge CXA61 is an integrated stereo amplifier with built-in Bluetooth. Power output remains a solid 60W per channel and there's no change as far as connectivity is concerned. Stereo imaging is impressive, with the amp able to place sounds and instruments with precision and stability.
Pros
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No phono inputs

References

  1. ^ Cambridge Audio CXA61. [hifichoice].
  2. ^ Cambridge Audio CXA61 review. [whathifi].

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