CXN Network Player


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to your complete digital library, Spotify Connect and internet radio and then plays it all back exactly as it was originally made to be heard thanks to our own upsampling technology.


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

GB, July 2015

"What's immediately apparent is that the designers' intention to give the new products a sound with better bass and more rhythmic drive has been realised well here: the two components, whether separately or used together, have a sound that's bright, fresh and informative without ever becoming brash or hard-edged, and yet that is underpinned with a wonderfully well-extended and fluid bass."

Audio Vidéo HD
FR, August 2015

"Cambridge Audio avait à coeur de marquer les esprits avec la nouvelle et ambitieuse gamme CX. Le verdict est sans appel, au regard des excellentes performances de l'ensemble en matière de musicalité, l'objectif est atteint de très belle manière."

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Culture HD
FR, August 2015

"Le CXN est donc une évolution et un affinement du Stream Magic dont il garde l’avancée technique mais avec quelques petits ajustements informatiques fortement bénéfiques sur le plan musical."

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Le Blog de Son-Vidéo
FR, August 2015

"Des timbres plus justes, un bas médium mieux exploré, une latéralisation supérieure, du peps à revendre, la nouvelle gamme Cambridge CX vaut le détour."

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Swiss Home Electronics Magazin
CH, September 2015

"Cambridge Audio setzt neue Akzente mit der CX Serie!"

AV Report.RU
RU, December 2015

"Сетевой проигрыватель Cambridge CXN – это новый взгляд на воспроизведение всей цифровой музыки, которая может оказаться у современного ценителя музыки. Отточенные за несколько лет технологии стриминга инженеры компании Cambridge облекли в новую оболочку, добавили функций и выпустили продукт, который не зря назвали «жемчужиной линейки». Он действительно обеспечивает новый уровень комфорта управления и качества звучания в своей категории."

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Technical specifications

CXN Network Player tech spec frontCXN Network Player tech spec back
  • 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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