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The New Heart of the CX Series: Cambridge Audio CXA81 Mk II Integrated Stereo Amplifier 

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Cambridge Audio CXA81 Mk II integrated amplifier

Cambridge Audio is proud to announce the CXA81 Mk II integrated stereo amplifier, upgrading the multi-award-winning CXA81 and always staying ahead of the competition.

Since making its first integrated amplifier in 1968, Cambridge has always looked for new ways to improve the listening experience – while recognising that great sound never goes out of fashion. 

Further enhancing CXA81’s already acclaimed sonic performance, Cambridge’s engineering maestros have re-tuned and greatly refined the sound for the CXA81 Mk II – in the process introducing ten new premium components to the circuitry and improving the signal path. The result is even greater clarity and musicality. 

The classic combination of Class AB amplification and a chunky toroidal transformer offers superb musical detail with power to drive even demanding speakers. A mighty 80W per channel gives it complete authority over your music, to reveal every emotion and nuance contained within it.

The new ESS ES9018K2M SABRE32 DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) imbues the amplifier with reference-level capabilities and outstanding sonic resolution, whichever digital source you choose.

RCA and XLR inputs for analogue sources are complemented by TOSLINK, Coaxial and USB Audio digital connections. Bluetooth aptX HD is also built in for high-quality wireless listening, making it beautifully simple to connect a Cambridge Audio Alva turntable, for instance. 

The CXA81 Mk II Integrated Stereo Amplifier joins Cambridge’s recently launched CXN100 Network Player, a show-stopping replacement for the highly acclaimed CXN V2. CX Series is rounded out by the CXC Compact Disc Transport to complete a hi-fi stack that will take your listening to new heights.

Cambridge Audio CXA81 Mk II will be available from May 2024 at and authorised retailers, priced at £999 / €1199 / $1199. 

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