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.
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
It’s clear that a lot of thought and attention has gone into the Cambridge CXN. The functionality, design and ease of use are the best we’ve seen at this price, and the engaging, punchy sound is sure to win people over.
Those in the market for a streamer should really give this one a listen – and be prepared to put it at the top of their wishlist.