CXN Network Player

CXN

Network Player

Ultimate digital convenience and quality.

Built on our multi award-winning StreamMagic streaming platform, it gives you seamless access to your complete digital library, Spotify Connect and internet radio and then plays it all back exactly as it was originally made to be heard thanks to our own upsampling technology.

STUNNING SOUND

Almost 50 years of hi-fi expertise goes into every single one of our products to ensure they sound spot on - the CXN is no different hence why it’s the best sounding streamer around.

Your music will be passed through our unique ATF2 upsampling technology (read more on this wizardry here) and then through dual Wolfson WM8740 DACs (very premium digital to analogue converters).

Essentially all signals are upscaled to a hi-res 24bit/384kHz format using polynomial curve fitting interpolation. Every song has even more acute detail and warm depth, so you’ll be able to enjoy musical nuances that you’ve never heard before in songs that you’ve heard a thousand times.

Our engineers also spent hours tuning the CXN the old school way, by ear, which we believe is the only way to achieve a sound quality that genuinely moves you.

Connect Anything

We wanted to design a product that allows you to play any song in the world from any device.

It’s a long list, but it basically means the CXN will play anything you want and thanks to its huge processing power and slick functionality from our award winning StreamMagic platform, it doesn’t make a fuss of it or skip a single beat, it just plays your music instantly.

We’ve included; Spotify Connect, Airplay, Internet Radio, NAS Drive/ UPnP compatibility, asynchronous USB, Coax and TOSLINK digital inputs, DSD64 support and AptX Bluetooth (with added BT100 receiver).

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Complete control

There’s a lovely big colour screen on the front so you can always see the album artwork and commands that you’re sending to the unit. To make control as seamless as possible, we’ve built our own app – Cambridge Connect.

Whether it’s flicking through albums, building playlists or setting presets, the app allows simple and intuitive browsing of all the connected sources from the comfort of your chair.

We’ve completely removed any obstructions or complicated menus between you and your favourite music, leaving the CXN simply as a catalyst to an incredible listening experience.

Recent reviews

Hi-Fi Choice
GB, June 2015

"By any standards, this is an impressive network audio component, going far beyond the 'buy a streaming platform off the shelf, add on a DAC and stick it in a nice box' approach of some similar products in the past. Putting in the design time has paid dividends for Cambridge, and if the rest of the CX range approaches this high standard, it could just be something rather special."

Trusted Reviews
GB, June 2015

"With style in abundance, intuitive operation and entrancing sound quality, the CXN deserves a place at the top of your streamer shopping list!"

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SoundMag
AU, June 2015

"It’s clear that a lot of thought and attention has gone into the Cambridge CXN. The functionality, design and ease of use are the best we’ve seen at this price, and the engaging, punchy sound is sure to win people over. Those in the market for a streamer should really give this one a listen – and be prepared to put it at the top of their wishlist."

Audio
DE, June 2015

"Der Cambridge CXN definiert was man von einem Netzwerkspieler fur erwarten darf. Klänglicht kan er momentan kein vergleichbar teurer Player das Wasser reichen -umso erfreulicher dass sein Wandler dank zahlreicher zusätslicher Eingange nicht nur via Streaming benutzbar ist.."

HD Fever
FR, June 2015

"le CX N offre vraiment une superbe musicalité, une écoute très séduisante, douce, aérée, riche en détail, fluide, très agréable."

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Salon Hi-Fi
RU, July 2015

"CXN обладает очень важным и ценным свойством: он подчёркивает, как бы усиливает эмоциональную суть музыки."

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Technical specifications

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  • DACDual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
  • Digital filter2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz
  • Analogue filter2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel
  • USB Audio InputUSB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)
  • Digital audio inputsS/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
  • Analogue audio outputsBalanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
  • Digital audio outputsS/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
  • CompatibilityUPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay, BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied), Internet radio, Spotify Connect
  • Audio formatsALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
  • Max power consumption30W
  • Standby power consumption0.5W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)Maximum including sockets and controls: 85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2")
  • Weight3.5Kg (7.7lbs)
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