Rega Brio vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Rega Brio vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Rega Brio review

Out power of this unit overweighs the figure that his opponent has. Here we have 58W vs 30W (8 Ohms). Inside the amplifier, the wiring has been completely updated to match the higher characteristics of the device. In particular, an additional power source was installed to improve the isolation between sensitive input and powerful output stages, linear stages and phono stage circuits. In addition, the linear circuits and phono stage circuitry use advanced operational amplifiers. Amplifier Rega Brio has a built-in high-end MM phono stage and headphone amplifier. The built-in headphone amplifier is designed to prevent interference in the sound circuit when not in use. Rega Brio

Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

The Cambridge Audio CXA 60 is equipped with inputs for five linear signal sources (four inputs on the RCA connectors on the rear panel and one on the 3.5 mm mini-jack connector on the front), as well as optical and coaxial inputs. The built-in DAC of the amplifier is based on the Wolfson WM8740 chip. In addition, the device has a USB connector, to which you can connect the BT100 Bluetooth receiver (sold separately), with support for the improved aptX audio codec. Using reliable screw terminals, you can connect two pairs of speakers to the amplifier, the selection of which is done using the buttons on the front panel. Cambridge Audio CXA60

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • Pushes a great deal of volume for such a small unit
  • It gets the job done without the heat. It runs surprisingly cool

Cons

  • Volume control only through remote control

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 6 6
Rating 4.2 4.2

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
4.7
Cambridge Audio CXA60
6.8
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7
3
3
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Common

Product

Rega Brio
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Model

Brio
CXA60

Brand

Rega
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

21
35

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
60/8, 90/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
30/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

12Hz-43KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

97
100

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
4

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
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

195
600

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9
43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 13.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
8.3/18.3
Rega Brio
Cambridge Audio CXA60
Rega Brio
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 4.7
  • 6.8
  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 6.8Cambridge Audio CXA60

The Cambridge Audio CXA60 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Cambridge Audio CXA60 price