Cambridge Audio CXA60 vs Cambridge Audio CXA80

Cambridge Audio CXA80 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Cambridge Audio CXA80 review

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. Cambridge Audio CXA80

Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

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. Cambridge Audio CXA60

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

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 5 5
Rating 4.4 4.4

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio CXA60
6.8
Cambridge Audio CXA80
7.3
7
8
3
3
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Common

Product

Cambridge Audio CXA60
Cambridge Audio CXA80

Model

CXA60
CXA80

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

35
46

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

60/8, 90/4
80/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

30/8, 50/4
40/8, 65/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

100
103

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-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

2/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/1
1/1

Phono (MM) input

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

4
4

XLR inputs (pair)

0
1

Record outputs (pair)

0
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

600
750

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 13.4 x 4.5
43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 4.5 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

8.3/18.3
8.7/19.18
Cambridge Audio CXA60
Cambridge Audio CXA80
Cambridge Audio CXA60
Cambridge Audio CXA80

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
  • 6.8Cambridge Audio CXA60
  • 7.3Cambridge Audio CXA80

The Cambridge Audio CXA80 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Cambridge Audio CXA80 price