Cambridge Audio CXA80 vs Yamaha A-S1100

Yamaha A-S1100 vs Cambridge Audio CXA80

Yamaha A-S1100 review

The amplifier with 105W (8 ohms) power output per channel has the original transformer with an EI core, carefully modified for optimum compatibility with the chassis. The combination of four high-capacity carbon-clad block capacitors provides vibrant sound even at high volume, achievable only with the A-S1100. In addition, since the control amplifier and control system are equipped with twelve local shunt-type regulators, which prevent malfunctions due to current fluctuations, a clean and stable power supply is achieved. The transformer is mounted on the chassis using a brass lining that limits internal vibration, leading to noise. Yamaha A-S1100

Cambridge Audio CXA80 review

The Cambridge Audio CXA 80 operates in the classic A / B class, and its output stages produce quite a bit of heat. Both channels of the CXA 80 are mounted on separate boards to eliminate crosstalk, including using individual cooling radiators (the principle of "double mono"). A large toroidal transformer is installed in the power supply of the amplifier, the design of which is optimized for use in audio technology. To supply each channel, separate secondary windings are used here. This unit has the power of 40W (8 ohms). There are two XLR inputs and USB. Cambridge Audio CXA80

Yamaha A-S1100 pros & cons

Pros

  • You will not mix up channels. The connectors are clearly separated by a central array of inputs
  • Flipping the lid, you will find pedantry in the placement of components

Cons

  • When suddenly you need to raise the "middle", then here you will encounter the lack of such an opportunity

Cambridge Audio CXA80 pros & cons

Pros

  • It is smooth sounding and the treble and bass are very well accented
  • There is the potential for scaling the system

Cons

  • The toroidal transformer was loosely mounted and it shifted a little every time I picked up the unit

Votes 13 13
Rating 4.7 4.7

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio CXA80
7.3
Yamaha A-S1100
8
8
9
3
10
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Common

Product

Cambridge Audio CXA80
Yamaha A-S1100

Model

CXA80
A-S1100

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Yamaha

Reviews

41
11

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 120/4
180/8, 300/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 65/4
90/8, 150/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

103
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

2/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

0
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
1

Line level inputs (pair)

4
7

XLR inputs (pair)

1
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

750
360

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 4.5 x 13.4
43.5 x 15.7 x 46.3/17.1 x 6.1 x 18.2

Weight, kg/lbs

8.7/19.18
23.3/51.4
Cambridge Audio CXA80
Yamaha A-S1100
Cambridge Audio CXA80
Yamaha A-S1100

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 8
  • 7.3Cambridge Audio CXA80
  • 8Yamaha A-S1100

The Yamaha A-S1100 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S1100 price