CXN100

Network Player

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  • Stunning Sound Quality - hear every detail from your digital music
  • ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 Reference DAC - for stunning digital/analogue conversion 
  • StreamMagic Gen4 module - for full streaming capabilities, incl. MQA
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz & Deezer built-in - for the best possible sound
  • High-resolution Internet Radio - thanks to MPEG-DASH support
  • Roon Ready - consolidated browsing of your digital music collection
  • Multiroom Capability - compatible with Google Home, Apple Airplay and Roon multiroom systems
  • Flexible Digital Connectivity - with USB audio, Coaxial & TOSLINK or wirelessly with Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2 & Bluetooth
  • Big hi-res colour screen - see album artwork from the comfort of your chair
  • Rewarding Performance

    We shouldn’t have favourites but CXN100 is something else. Hi-fi specialists and our listeners alike loved its predecessor CXN V2 – just wait until they hear this.

    CXN100 will instantly transform a classic hi-fi stack into a system with a bright future. And because it’s a network device, CXN100’s firmware can be upgraded remotely, via our StreamMagic app, to receive the latest services. 
     

    CXN100 Network Player's screen

    Forever Changes

    The first thing you’ll notice is the big hi-res colour screen – all the better for album artwork. We’ve changed the volume control too, to do one thing well with a reassuringly tactile response. Inside, we take things up a level with a new ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 DAC and our Gen 4 StreamMagic module. Redesigned, expertly tuned, and simplified circuitry for a purer signal path, complete the picture.  

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      BEST MUSIC STREAMER 2024

      "Cambridge Audio didn’t have much to prove where high-performing music streamers are concerned - but with the CXN100 it’s improved on its own already sky-high standards and delivered a device that demands your attention"

    Smartphone playing music through the CXN100

    Ready for the Revolution?

    The convenience of streamed music was once let-down by its quality. That’s no longer the case – thanks to better CODECS, broadband speeds and products like CXN100. It’s designed to deliver the effortless accessibility of the digital format, but with the uncompromised sonic excellence that comes with over 55 years of designing hi-fi, and well over a decade perfecting our StreamMagic platform. 

    StreamMagic app screenshots

    Whatever you Want

    CXN100 has free and subscription hi-res streaming services, like internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect with MQA, Qobuz, and Deezer on board for the best available sound quality. With Apple Airplay2 and Chromecast built-in, you can access Apple Music, Amazon Music, BBC Sounds and more. CXN100 is also Roon Ready, consolidating your digital music browsing experience in one place.  

    • What Hi Fi 5 stars

      ...the amply-featured and user-friendly CXN100 streamer remains the one to beat

    CXN100 internal circuit board

    The Whole Story

    CXN100’s circuitry has been totally re-designed to capitalise on the ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 Digital Analogue Converter’s 32-bit capabilities. We’ve been able to simplify the audio signal path and tune our carefully chosen components’ performance to make sure that nothing comes between you and the original recording. The result? A warmth, depth and nuance not often associated with digital audio. 
     

    CXN100's StreamMagic Gen4 Module

    StreamMagic

    If the DAC is the CXN100’s heart, then our StreamMagic Gen 4 module is its brain.  It runs our custom-made streaming platform and app, which we’ve perfected for well-over a decade. It’s responsible for the network player’s slick, seamless and stable listening experience from any digital source. CXN100’s firmware can also be upgraded over-the-air to receive updates and access to new services. 

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      Audio so clear, you'd swear the musicians are in the room, serenading you personally

    Young man enjoying the sound of a CX range stack, including the CXN100 Network Player

    Control. Pure and Simple

    A beautifully smooth volume dial and large colour display take the experience of playing music from CXN100 up a level. The StreamMagic app is your remote control, giving you intuitive command of connected sources – curate playlists, program pre-sets or browse albums from the comfort of your listening position. CXN100 also works with the physical remote control supplied with CXC and CXA components.  

    Remote control available here

    CX stack on an hi-fi rack, including the CXN100 Network Player, CXC and CXA81

    Designed for Life

    With elegant, minimalistic lines, crafted from aluminium and steel, CXN100 will endure physically and aesthetically for many years to come. Its ability to receive over-air updates should repay your investment too. Making products that last is just one of the ways that we can minimise our impact on the planet and maximise your listening pleasure. After all, great sound shouldn’t cost the Earth.

    CXN100 Network Player on an hi-fi rack next to a smartphone

    The Best Just Got Better

    DAC
    ESS ES9028Q2M
    2 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit
    StreamMagic Version
    Gen4
    Gen3
    Bluetooth Integrated
    PCM Native Playback
    PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz
    PCM up to 24-bit 192kHz
    MQA
    DSD Playback
    DSD512
    DSD64
    Display Size
    110.4 x 49.5 mm
    95 x 44 mm
    Display Resolution
    1280 x 574
    475 x 219

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  • The details

    DAC ESS ES9028Q2M
    USB AUDIO INPUT USB Type B conforms to USB Audio 2.0
    DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS USB Drive, Bluetooth (5.1), S/PDIF Coaxial, TOSLINK Optical
    ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUTS Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
    DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUTS S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
    COMPATIBILITY TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM, DoP64 S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM, DoP64 UPnP: up to 32bit, 768kHz Local USB media: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512 USB audio: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512 Bluetooth: SBC, AAC AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, MQA, Qobuz, Deezer, Roon Ready.
    AUDIO FORMATS ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x512), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
    ETHERNET 10/100Mbit
    WI-FI IEEE 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
    MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 30W
    STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W (eco), <2W (network standby)
    DIMENSIONS 430 x 85 x 305mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2")
    WEIGHT 3.55Kg (7.83lbs)
    BOX CONTENT CXN100, mains lead, control bus cable, antenna x2, quick start guide, safety sheet, registration card