CXN Network Audio Streamer

CXN (V2)

Network Audio Streamer

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CXN (V2)

Network Audio Streamer

  • Stunning Sound Quality - Hear every detail in your digital files
  • Connect Anything - USB, Coaxial and TOSLINK wired connections. AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in wireless connections
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL and Qobuz built in
  • High-quality Internet Radio Streaming thanks to MPEG-DASH support
  • Control in the palm of your hand, thanks to the dedicated StreamMagic app for iOS and Android
  • Roon Ready. Transform and enhance the experience of browsing your music. (Requires a Roon subscription.)

CXN (V2)

Network Audio Streamer

  • Stunning Sound Quality - Hear every detail in your digital files
  • Connect Anything - USB, Coaxial and TOSLINK wired connections. AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in wireless connections
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL and Qobuz built in
  • High-quality Internet Radio Streaming thanks to MPEG-DASH support
  • Control in the palm of your hand, thanks to the dedicated StreamMagic app for iOS and Android
  • Roon Ready. Transform and enhance the experience of browsing your music. (Requires a Roon subscription.)
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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. 

Now finished in Lunar Grey to match the rest of the CX Series 2 range, the award-winning CXN (V2) allows playback of multiple audio file-types from multiple sources. Enjoy your music, your way.

  • What Hi-Fi 5 stars

    "Making the best even better, the CXN (V2) is the best streamer out there at this price point"

    - October 2018
  • Hi-Fi Choice logo

    "Whenever you switch it on, it simply sounds fab"

    - October 2018
  • Hi-fi trends logo

    "The CXN (V2) Network Music Streamer is an amazing piece of gear. Value is off the charts. Great sound, remarkable feature set, plus a great companion app equals a clear winner."

    - October 2020
  • Tech Hive logo

    "Support for every audio-streaming protocol and service you can think of, prodigious connectivity options, upgradeable firmware, and sweet sound make for a best-in-class audio component"

    - July 2020
    CXN and CXA81 stack

    Convenience. Not Compromise

    Everyone loves the convenience of digital audio. Nobody enjoys the compromises digital audio playback sometimes involves. That’s why the CXN (V2) is designed to provide the effortless accessibility of digital audio, but with the uncompromised sonic excellence of Cambridge Audio’s 50-plus years of hi-fi experience. Ease of use meets quality of performance.

    CXN network audio streamer

    The World’s Music, Any Way You Want It

    Digital audio is available from many sources - and the CXN (V2) is able to deliver from those you love most. Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Qobuz and Tidal offer a world’s-worth of content, there’s Chromecast built-in to make things even easier, and the CXN (V2) is Roon Ready enriching the experience of browsing your NAS and UPnP audio too. Add digital optical and coaxial inputs, asynchronous USB socket, aptX Bluetooth (via adapter) and internet radio, and the CXN (V2) brings the planet’s music into your home.

    CXN close-up

    The Whole Story

    Getting hold of the music you want is one thing. Being moved by the fidelity of its reproduction is quite another. That’s why the CXN (V2) is packing dual Wolfson WM8740 digital-to-analogue convertors - by upscaling any digital audio information to an information-packed 24bit/384kHz using Cambridge Audio’s unique ATF2 technology, music is delivered with the sort of warmth, depth, nuance and unity not automatically associated with digital audio.

    CXN streamer stack and phone

    Power in Your Hands

    The CXN (V2) features prodigious processing power, quite unlike that of any nominal rival. Cambridge Audio’s renowned Stream Magic platform ensures a slick, seamless and stable listening experience from any source, and its out-of-the-box MPEG-DASH and HLS compatibility means live streams are equally consistent and of equally high quality.  

    Man listening to CXN Network Audio Streamer, CXA81 stack

    Control. Pure and Simple

    Interacting with CXN (V2) couldn’t be simpler or more satisfying. The bespoke Cambridge Audio StreamMagic app allows straightforward, stable and intuitive control of all connected sources - curate playlists, set presets or browse albums conveniently and in comfort. Then allow the big, colourful and crisp fascia display to show your commands or the album artwork of the music you’re enjoying.

    CXA81 amplifier and CXN network audio streamer

    Making the Best Even Better

    Four What Hi-Fi? awards in a row speaks volumes about how well-loved the CXN (v2) is - but Cambridge Audio is always searching for ways to improve. A constant programme of development, a constant desire to seek out marginal gains in performance, and the ability to update the CXN (v2) remotely, as and when it’s required, means the best network audio streamer around just keeps getting better.

    Press reviews

    AreaDVD

    Germany,

    "Während des ganzen Jahres war der Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) ein zuverlässiger Begleiter in der Redaktion, wenn es darum ging, Audio über das Netzwerk zu streamen[...] Niemand sonst kann an der Spitze stehen..."

    Customer Reviews

    The details

    DAC

    Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs

    Roon Ready

    Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)

    DIGITAL FILTER

    2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384khz

    ANALOGUE FILTER

    2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel

    USB AUDIO INPUT

    USB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)

    DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS

    S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical)

    ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUTS

    Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue

    DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUTS

    S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical

    COMPATIBILITY

    UPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in , Internet radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Bluetooth aptX via BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied)

    AUDIO FORMATS

    ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis

    ETHERNET

    IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T

    WI-FI

    IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz)

    MAX POWER CONSUMPTION

    30W

    STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION

    <0.5W

    REMOTE CONTROL

    Yes

    DIMENSIONS

    85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2”)

    WEIGHT

    3.5Kg (7.7lbs)

    BOX CONTENT

    CXN (v2) Network Streamer, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Wi-Fi Dongle

    Roon Ready

    Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)