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Cambridge Audio CXA61 Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Audio

  • 60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
  • 1x USB, 2x optical + 1x coaxial digital inputs (ESS DAC)
  • USB up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256
  • aptX HD bluetooth
  • 4x RCA, 1x 3.5mm (front) analogue inputs; headphone
  • A/B speaker, pre-amp, IR, trigger, RS-232 & control bus


CX Series 2. The Sound Of Progress.

Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it?s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate. The all-new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers build on the foundations laid (and the Awards won) by CXA60 and CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective.

The CXA61 is 60 watts per channel of pure excitement. It?s a punchy and upfront listen, without giving away detail or precision ? so it?s just as much at home in the mosh-pit as it is the conservatoire.

Let Your Music Move You

The CXA61 is designed to bring you closer to the music you love. It?s designed to put you right at the heart of your favourite recordings, telling you the story of every note in the most natural, most effortless, most detailed way imaginable. Analogue or digital, lo-fi or hi-res, the CXA61 lets the music take you where you want to go.

Uncompromised Sound

The CXA61 has been engineered, refined, and finessed with only one objective in mind: to deliver the most thrillingly musical sound you?ve ever experienced. Every choice of component, and every engineering decision, has been made in order to minimize coloration of the sound and maximize its accuracy. Cambridge Audio has drawn on every one of its 50 years of experience to make the CXA61 its most accomplished integrated amplifier yet.

All Of The Music

Because it?s designed to deliver the maximum musical experience no matter where the music is coming from, the CXA61 has an entirely re-engineered digital board featuring the industry-standard ESS Sabre ES9010 K2M digital-to-analog convertor. The CXA61 can bring digital audio files up to state-of-the-art 32bit/384kHz and DSD256 resolutions vividly to life, combining convenience with performance in a way unheard-of until now.

Power Without Corruption

An oversized toroidal transformer gives the CXA61 a muscular 60 watts of power for each channel. Painstaking engineering gives it super-low levels of distortion and supreme electrical efficiency. The result is an amplifier with limitless reserves of power, ready to maximize the dynamic potential of any loudspeakers and able to play at any volume level without stress or distortion.

Complete Musical Freedom

Pair any Bluetooth device to the CXA61 to stream up to aptX HD-quality audio. Because there?s no need to compromise your musical experience when you decide to cut the cord.

Sonic Integrity

The CXA61 features a reimagined power amp stage with optimized capacitors values, and a revised volume pot designed to offer minimized crosstalk. The result is a clean, short and pure signal path that allows your music unmatched coherence ? at any volume.

Partner For Life

The amplifier is the heart and the engine of any system ? and the CXA61 is able to power your favourite speakers and form the center of your musical experience for years to come.

Weight 8300 g
Dimensions 341 × 430 × 115 mm

Power Output: 60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms

DAC: ESS Sabre ES9010K2M

Frequency Response: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB

Analogue Audio Inputs: 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)

Digital Audio Inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)

– TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only
– S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only
– USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256
– Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)

Bluetooth aptX HD Receiver Built-in: Yes

Roon Tested: Yes

Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm Headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output

Remote Control: Yes

Max Power Consumption: 600W

Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W

Dimensions (H X W X D): 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)

Weight: 8.3kg (18.3lbs)

Box Contents: CXA61 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable


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