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CXU

Universal Blu-Ray Player

Der CXU ist die Krönung des High-End-Heimkinos. Er wurde für ultimative Leistung und die Wiedergabe all Ihrer Lieblingsfilme und Ihrer Lieblingsmusik konzipiert. Dabei verfügt er über unübertroffene Anschlussmöglichkeiten, was ihn zu einer kompletten Schaltzentrale für Ihr Heimkino macht, ganz gleich von welcher Quelle Ihre Daten kommen.

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DIE PERFEKTE KLANGLEISTUNG

Der CXU ist mit 5 separaten Wolfson WM8740 DACs und unserem eigenen ATF Audio-Upsampling ausgestattet (weitere Informationen zu dieser genialen Technologie erfahren Sie hier). Damit werden all Ihre Eingangsdaten auf 24 Bit/192 kHz Hi-Res-Qualität hochgerechnet, womit Ihr Audio noch intensivere Details und eine warme Klangfülle erhält. Sie können also in Songs und in Filmen, die Sie schon tausendmal gehört haben, musikalische Nuancen erleben, die Sie noch nie gehört haben.

EIN VIDEOBILD ZUM STAUNEN

Der CXU nutzt DARBEE Visual Presence Technologie, um eine atemberaubende Videowiedergabe zu liefern. Diese Technologie erzeugt mehr Klarheit, eine stärkere Tiefenwahrnehmung und dadurch ein dynamischeres, lebensechteres Erlebnis. Die Verarbeitung kann angepasst werden, Sie können also die optische Aufwertung so einstellen, wie Sie sie sich wünschen. Und für maximale Flexibilität können Sie sogar Ihren bevorzugten DARBEE-Modus für jeden Videoeingang einzeln einstellen.

EINE KOMPLETTE DIGITALE SCHALTZENTRALE

Egal aus welcher Quelle Ihre Daten kommen, der CXU kann sie verarbeiten. Das macht ihn zu einer wahren Schaltzentrale für Ihr Zuhause. Der CXU hat 2 HDMI-Eingänge, digitale optische und koaxiale Audioeingänge und 3 USB-Eingänge. So können fast alle Quellen angeschlossen werden – und alle werden dabei verarbeitet oder über Upsampling aufgewertet, um Ihnen das bestmögliche Audio- oder audiovisuelle Erlebnis zu bieten. Der HDMI-Eingang an der Vorderseite unterstützt auch MHL; damit ist eine herausragende Wiedergabe von Smartphones oder digitalen Camcordern gewährleistet.

EINFACHE BEDIENUNG

Ein intuitives On-Screen-Farb-Display, eine einfache, bedienerfreundliche Steuerung und eine leicht zu bedienende hintergrundbeleuchtete Fernbedienung sorgen dafür, dass alle Features des CXU leicht zu bedienen sind, auch im Dunkeln. Mit der Fernbediendung des CXU können Sie auch passende AV-Receiver und HiFi-Verstärker von Cambridge Audio bedienen.

WIEDERGABE VOM NETZWERK

Der CXU hat auch eine kabelgebundene oder kabellose Netzwerkverbindung. Das heißt, er kann sich mit Ihrem Heimnetzwerk verbinden und Audio-, Video- oder Fotodateien über UPnP- und DLNA-Server oder von NAS-Laufwerken wiedergeben. Damit haben Sie vom Komfort Ihres Sofas aus nahtlosen Zugriff auf all Ihre Medien, die alle das Hi-Res-Upsampling und die DARBEE-Videoverarbeitung durchlaufen, um Ihnen ein unglaubliches Heimkino-Erlebnis zu verschaffen.

DOPPELTE AUSGÄNGE

Separat einstellbare, doppelte HDMI-Ausgänge liefern Videos in Hochqualität an mehrere Bildschirme oder 3D-Video an einen Bildschirm und separat HDMI-Audio an einen AV-Receiver ohne 3D. Ein Audio Return Channel (ARC) ist ebenfalls eingebaut; der leitet das Signal eines angeschlossenen Fernsehers an den CXU – ohne, dass hierfür ein separater Audioausgang vom Fernsehgerät erforderlich ist.

ANALOGE HÖCHSTLEISTUNG

Holen Sie das Meiste aus den Wolfson DACs und dem Audio-Upsampling, indem Sie die analogen Mehrkanal-Audioausgänge an die Mehrkanaleingänge des perfekt mit dem CXU abgestimmten CXR200 AV-Receivers anschließen. Dadurch nutzen Sie die hochwertigste Digital-Analog-Wandlung und das 24 Bit/ 192 kHz Audio-Upsampling Ihres CXU, während Ihr AV-Receiver für die passende Verstärkung sorgt.

DIGITALE LAUTSTÄRKEREGELUNG

Schließen Sie den CXU direkt an eine Endstufe oder an aktive Lautsprecher an, um ein einfaches und äußerst vielseitiges System zu erhalten, ohne sich Sorgen um die Lautstärkeregelung zu machen. Ganz gleich, ob Sie digitale oder analoge Ausgänge nutzen, die Lautstärke kann direkt über Ihre CXU-Fernbedienung geregelt werden.

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DISK-FORMATE

Blu-ray (BD) inkl. BD-3D, DVD, DVD-A, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, DVD+-R DL, BD-R/RE (Nicht 4K kompatibel)

VIDEOAUSGANG

2 x HDMI 1.4a mit ARC

AUDIO-AUSGÄNGE

7.1 Multichannel RCA/Phono Ausgang (analog), 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK, Dedicated 2 Kanal-Stereo RCA/Phono -Ausgang (analog)

HDMI-EINGANG

2x 1.4a (1x MHL-kompatibel am Frontpanel)

AUDIOEINGÄNGE

1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK

D/A-WANDLER

5 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DACs

DECODER

Mediatek MTK8580

AUDIO UP-SAMPLER

Analog Devices DSP mit Anagram Technologies (TM) Q5 up-sampling bis 24 bit/192kHz (Alle 10 Kanäle)

VIDEO-PROZESSOR

DARBEE Visual Presence (am Hauptausgang)

EXTERNE SPEICHER-MEDIEN

3 x USB 2.0

NETZWERK

Ethernet: 100BASE-T, Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n mit Dongle (im Lieferumfang enthalten). 2.4GHz

MAX. STROMVERBAUCH

35W

STROMVERBRAUCH (STANDBY)

<0.5W

MASSE (H X W X D)

82 x 430 x 312mm (3.2 x 16.9 x 12.3’’) mit Fuß

GEWICHT

5.0kg (11.0lbs)

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3.6
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5.0
Durability
3.6
Ease of use
4.8
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5.0
Ease of setup
5.0
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5.0

Perfect digital companion for music lover

Eric IZABELLE

I purchased the Cambridge CXU player in late 2017 to replace a 12 year-old Marantz universal player which I used for CD, SACD and DVD-Audio. My main music format for the past 10 years has been vinyl, and I had grown tired of digital formats altogether (I have about 2000 CDs and 200 SACDs and DVD-Audio or Blu-Ray Audio titles, and 2000 LPs). My main use for audio is music, I don't play movies very often. When I purchased the CXU, I expected a significant increase in quality, but not _that_ significant. I had read some reviews over the internet, including one on What Hifi and some reviews by a forum member on various audiophile forums. However, the actual result and increase in quality when playing music on this player is simply astounding. I have had about 10 digital players over the past 25 years, from $100 to $7,000 (KW SACD), and quite honestly the Cambridge CXU is one class above anything I have owned in the past - playback is relaxed, but very clear and detailed, never sounding digital or edgy or hard on the high frequencies - I can listen to music for several hours without any fatigue (this is perfect for listening to complete operas or long playlists). In terms of formats, it plays everything I have tried, from SACD to DVD-Audio, Blu-Ray and DVDs, HDCD and CDs, MP3s and high-resolution formats (including lossless FLAC or APE, etc) up to 24/192. I have about 2 TBytes of music ripped and archived on my audio server, and everything plays flawlessly. Home-made DVD-Audio records made with Burn on my Macintosh play effortlessly (unlike my previous Marantz player). The performance on SACD and DVD-Audio is quite stunning - I am able to appreciate many records that I had forgotten in my collection, including many Warner DVD-Audio titles and Classic Records DADs. The CXU shines on rock, blues, jazz, classical, opera, electronica, with the same ease and relaxed precision. It really sounds in the same league as the best players of Cambridge Audio, or other high-end British brands. I use the analog output for SACD, and it sounds great to my ears. The player has only two built-in apps, one for Youtube (great) and one for Picasa (which I don't use so I can't comment). The Youtube app is great. I could not find any support for Qobuz (which is my music service), but I could make a connection using a very smart piece of software Audirvana+, which enables full control of the CXU from my Macbook Air - and I can play my music library as well as Qobuz playlists flawlessly. In this DNLA configuration, the sound is just perfect (to my earsà and really one step above Airplay (I can't explain why, but it is very obvious on my system). The digital connectivity works fine, I could connect a hard drive through USB, and connect the CXU to my Airport Extreme for additional connectivity and full access to my music library. Perhaps the only (minor) issue with this player is that you have to use some kind of display to navigate some menus (I use a computer screen through DHMI out). All in all, I have to say the CXU is simply the best digital player I have owned, and for the time being, the only digital player I will keep - I have discarded my Marantz 9660 universal player, a good old Sony DVP9000-ES (for SACD), and two DACs that I used, admittedly not very recent, a Musical Fidelity Tri Vista 21, and an Audiomat Tempo - I now have only one box for all digital formats, and that's a great relief. Aside from the Cambridge CXU, my system is TT is a Rega P9 /RB 9000 with Ortofon Quintet black cartridge, Audiomat Phono pre, Musical Fidelity KW500, and Apertura Tanagra SE speakers (cables of various makes).

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I purchased the Cambridge CXU player in late 2017 to replace a 12 year-old Marantz universal player which I used for CD, SACD and DVD-Audio. My main music format for the past 10 years has been vinyl, and I had grown tired of digital formats altogether (I have about 2000 CDs and 200 SACDs and DVD-Audio or Blu-Ray Audio titles, and 2000 LPs). My main use for audio is music, I don't play movies very often. When I purchased the CXU, I expected a significant increase in quality, but not _that_ significant. I had read some reviews over the internet, including one on What Hifi and some reviews by a forum member on various audiophile forums. However, the actual result and increase in quality when playing music on this player is simply astounding. I have had about 10 digital players over the past 25 years, from $100 to $7,000 (KW SACD), and quite honestly the Cambridge CXU is one class above anything I have owned in the past - playback is relaxed, but very clear and detailed, never sounding digital or edgy or hard on the high frequencies - I can listen to music for several hours without any fatigue (this is perfect for listening to complete operas or long playlists). In terms of formats, it plays everything I have tried, from SACD to DVD-Audio, Blu-Ray and DVDs, HDCD and CDs, MP3s and high-resolution formats (including lossless FLAC or APE, etc) up to 24/192. I have about 2 TBytes of music ripped and archived on my audio server, and everything plays flawlessly. Home-made DVD-Audio records made with Burn on my Macintosh play effortlessly (unlike my previous Marantz player). The performance on SACD and DVD-Audio is quite stunning - I am able to appreciate many records that I had forgotten in my collection, including many Warner DVD-Audio titles and Classic Records DADs. The CXU shines on rock, blues, jazz, classical, opera, electronica, with the same ease and relaxed precision. It really sounds in the same league as the best players of Cambridge Audio, or other high-end British brands. I use the analog output for SACD, and it sounds great to my ears. The player has only two built-in apps, one for Youtube (great) and one for Picasa (which I don't use so I can't comment). The Youtube app is great. I could not find any support for Qobuz (which is my music service), but I could make a connection using a very smart piece of software Audirvana+, which enables full control of the CXU from my Macbook Air - and I can play my music library as well as Qobuz playlists flawlessly. In this DNLA configuration, the sound is just perfect (to my earsà and really one step above Airplay (I can't explain why, but it is very obvious on my system). The digital connectivity works fine, I could connect a hard drive through USB, and connect the CXU to my Airport Extreme for additional connectivity and full access to my music library. Perhaps the only (minor) issue with this player is that you have to use some kind of display to navigate some menus (I use a computer screen through DHMI out). All in all, I have to say the CXU is simply the best digital player I have owned, and for the time being, the only digital player I will keep - I have discarded my Marantz 9660 universal player, a good old Sony DVP9000-ES (for SACD), and two DACs that I used, admittedly not very recent, a Musical Fidelity Tri Vista 21, and an Audiomat Tempo - I now have only one box for all digital formats, and that's a great relief. Aside from the Cambridge CXU, my system is TT is a Rega P9 /RB 9000 with Ortofon Quintet black cartridge, Audiomat Phono pre, Musical Fidelity KW500, and Apertura Tanagra SE speakers (cables of various makes).

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CXU Universal Player

Steve

I bought my CXU from a Sydney Hi-Fi store. An Ex-Demo unit approx 2 years old.
I Love the connectivity and output options. I set up the hdmi connects first because I was keen to see it work. The brushed aluminium remote feels first class and you know you haven't wasted your money when the tray glides open to take a cd then draws it in with the care and precision you hoped for. within a week I had a full set of hi-end interconnects to hook up the 8ch pre-out directly to my amp. and the sound is superb.
Sounds are perfect whether browsing youtube's music channell or one of my few sacd's.
When I first heard my sacd of Hotel California I was mesnerised by the feeling of relaxing centre stage with instruments coming from all around me with stunning clarity.
Thanks to the CXU I have a new appreciation for the best quality music I can get my hands on, have re-discovered youtube music channell and have bought cd copies of previously downloaded music.
On the down side though, The firmware seems a bit delicate with the unit sometimes not responding to the remote, and on occasion the unit will randomly repeat a song on a cd.
I'll get that looked at

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I bought my CXU from a Sydney Hi-Fi store. An Ex-Demo unit approx 2 years old.
I Love the connectivity and output options. I set up the hdmi connects first because I was keen to see it work. The brushed aluminium remote feels first class and you know you haven't wasted your money when the tray glides open to take a cd then draws it in with the care and precision you hoped for. within a week I had a full set of hi-end interconnects to hook up the 8ch pre-out directly to my amp. and the sound is superb.
Sounds are perfect whether browsing youtube's music channell or one of my few sacd's.
When I first heard my sacd of Hotel California I was mesnerised by the feeling of relaxing centre stage with instruments coming from all around me with stunning clarity.
Thanks to the CXU I have a new appreciation for the best quality music I can get my hands on, have re-discovered youtube music channell and have bought cd copies of previously downloaded music.
On the down side though, The firmware seems a bit delicate with the unit sometimes not responding to the remote, and on occasion the unit will randomly repeat a song on a cd.
I'll get that looked at

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CXU

Brett

This is my at least my 5th high resolution player and is the best.
The sounds of CDs played through the CXU, using analog outputs, easily surpasses the sound from all my other units. Primarily no more ringing in the high end, resulting in a much smoother presentation and less fatiguing sound. The sound of CD through the HDMI output sound better than on my previous units but not quite up to the sound via the analog outputs.
SACD , Bluray, and DVDA all sound great. They sound the best using the CXU analog outputs, than the HDMI, to my Marantz AV 7005 AVP. The same AVP is used for CDs.
I don't use the CXU for video only audio hence no comments about picture quality.
A definite recommendation from me.

How can you rate the durability of a product you have only had it for one month. I gave it one point because I had to answer the question. Cambridge should revise they're required responses.

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This is my at least my 5th high resolution player and is the best.
The sounds of CDs played through the CXU, using analog outputs, easily surpasses the sound from all my other units. Primarily no more ringing in the high end, resulting in a much smoother presentation and less fatiguing sound. The sound of CD through the HDMI output sound better than on my previous units but not quite up to the sound via the analog outputs.
SACD , Bluray, and DVDA all sound great. They sound the best using the CXU analog outputs, than the HDMI, to my Marantz AV 7005 AVP. The same AVP is used for CDs.
I don't use the CXU for video only audio hence no comments about picture quality.
A definite recommendation from me.

How can you rate the durability of a product you have only had it for one month. I gave it one point because I had to answer the question. Cambridge should revise they're required responses.

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