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Cambridge Audio CXA61 Integrated Amplifier

MSRP 999 USDNEX score 82%

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.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
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

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 2x Speakers, 3.5mm headphone, preamp out, sub out | [Output] 4x RCA, 1x 3.5mm, 1x coax, 2x TOSLINK, 1x USB, Bluetooth

Dimensions

Size | Depth
341 mm
Size | Height
115 mm
Size | Width
430 mm
Weight
8.3 kg / 18.3 lbs

Function

DAC
ESS Sabre ES9010K2M

Performance

Power Consumption
600 W
Power Output
60W RMS into 8 ohms / 90W RMS into 4 ohms

Production

Debut
2019

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External Reviews

hifichoice[1]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from hifichoice have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Ebullient, insightful and detailed sound
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No phono stage
  • Not the smoothest or most romantic sounding

whathifi[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No phono inputs

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Cambridge Audio CXA61. [hifichoice]. https://www.hifichoice.com/content/cambridge-audio-cxa61. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
2. ^ Cambridge Audio CXA61 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-cxa61. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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