Feb 28, 2020Read More
The power output per channel of this device is slightly higher than his opponent’s. Here we have 40/8 vs 30/8 W/Ohm. The Cambridge Audio CXA 80 is equipped with four line-level inputs (in addition to the one located on the front panel), and also has pre-outs for connecting an external power amplifier and subwoofer. A feature of this device is the presence of a built-in DAC on the Wolfson WM8740 chip, and three digital inputs: two optical, coaxial and USB. For the supply of each channel, separate secondary windings are used here, with their own rectifier diodes and filtering capacitors.
With a stylish and modern design, the CXA60 looks very attractive. It has a "floating chassis", a sturdy aluminum case with black or silver trim and a neat front panel. Creating a new amplifier, Cambridge paid a lot of attention to every aspect of it, resulting in a high-quality product. The display of the device is simple and elegant. The buttons are located next to the designations of the inputs; their blue color when choosing a connection becomes dark blue. Among other things, there is a button with a Bluetooth icon: the CXA60 is capable of receiving music from smartphones using the Bluetooth aptX codec.