Yamaha A-S801 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Yamaha A-S801 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Yamaha A-S801 review

Yamaha A-S801 outweighs Cambridge with its 100/8 vs 30/8 W/Ohm. The A-S801 uses the ES9010K2M from ESS Technology, Inc. as the digital-to-analog converter. They selected it after a careful study of all the strengths, which in addition to high-precision processing of 32-bit audio signals include the ability to process large amounts of audio data with a resolution of 384 kHz in PCM format and a native resolution of 5.6 MHz in DSD format, powerful low-frequency register transmission and high definition in high frequency register. Moreover, the microcircuit contains a 2-channel DAC operating on the principle of a double differential. Yamaha A-S801

Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

The amplifier is equipped with a massive toroidal transformer of the audiophile class, which is mounted in the center of the anti-resonant chassis. The device operates in A / B class, which involves significant heating of its output stages. For the most effective cooling, they are mounted on massive radiators, separate for the left and right channels. Thus, the device will cope with the work of speakers with a complex impedance characteristic. The entire amplifier circuit is symmetrical to better separate stereo channels and minimize crosstalk. Cambridge Audio CXA60

Yamaha A-S801 pros & cons

Pros

  • Versatility in terms of reproducible material
  • Sufficient power headroom for mid-range acoustics

Cons

  • It is not visible in what position the volume knob (when controlled from the remote control, it rotates)

Cambridge Audio CXA60 pros & cons

Pros

  • Energetic, detailed and rhythmically impeccable sound is very pleasant for hearing
  • The strong and thoughtful remote control will quickly become your indispensable assistant

Cons

  • No bluetooth module

Votes 2 2
Rating 3.5 3.5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S801
9.5
Cambridge Audio CXA60
6.8
10
7
10
3
Yamaha A-S801

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Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S801
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Model

A-S801
CXA60

Brand

Yamaha
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

289
31

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
60/8, 90/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
30/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
100

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit
Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional
optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
4

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

270
600

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2
43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 13.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/lbs

12.1/26.7
8.3/18.3
Yamaha A-S801
Cambridge Audio CXA60
Yamaha A-S801
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5Yamaha A-S801
  • 6.8Cambridge Audio CXA60

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