CXN (V2) Series 1

Network Streamer

Colour
$725.00

Chromecast built-in. Available Now.  

Ultimate digital convenience and quality. CXN (V2) further refines the seamless digital music experience that made the original a What Hi-Fi? award winner, three years running. A faster processor opens up new possibilities, giving you a richer internet radio experience, a greater level of playback control and Chromecast built-in.

“Wonderfully entertaining… a great streamer just got even better.”

- WHAT HI-FI, OCTOBER 2018

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  • CXN (V2) with CXA60

    AWARD WINNING STREAMING. IMPROVED.

    At Cambridge Audio, we strive to keep moving forward. That’s why, despite winning What Hi-Fi?’s ‘Best Streamer’ category three years running, we’re still working to improve the best sounding network player around. The new CXN (V2)’s increased processing power refines your digital music experience, making it a joy to use and opening up new listening opportunities.

    Chromecast

    Chromecast Built-in

    Thanks to Chromecast Built-in hundreds of music services, including Sirius XM, Qobuz & Soundcloud, can be enjoyed on the Edge NQ. Just tap the cast button in your favourite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop in stunning high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.In addition, CXN (V2) can now serve as Roon end points. They become classified as Roon ‘Capable’, supporting playback of your digital music library and TIDAL in up to 24/96kHz.

    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 (V2) is no different.

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

    All audio is 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 spent hours tuning the CXN (V2) 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.

    The CXN (V2) will play almost anything you want. 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.

    CXN (V2) introduces mpeg-DASH and HLS compatibility out of the box, which allows for higher quality, more consistent live streams, creating an intimate internet radio experience.  Because the CXN (V2) supports DASH, your favourite radio stations from the BBC will be available in 320 kbps.

    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 additional BT100 receiver).

    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. And with the CXN (V2) you’ll find even more control as you’ll be able to seek through digital music playing from your desktop, NAS, USB, Tidal  or Spotify to pinpoint your favourite music moments.

    We’ve completely removed any obstructions or complicated menus between you and your favourite music, leaving the CXN (V2) simply as a catalyst to an incredible listening experience.

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  • Press reviews

    • Hi-Fi Choice

      United Kingdom, October 2018

      ‘The CXN V2’s streaming skills are mighty impressive… it simply sounds fab.’
    • Gadget Review

      United Kingdom, June 2018

      “This is a streamer for those who love music, made by those who love music.”
    • Audio Advice

      United States, February 2018

      "We expect the CXN (V2) will win just as many awards as its predecessor. Once again, Cambridge Audio is delivering far more great sound than you would expect for its price."
    • What Hi-Fi?

      United Kingdom, October 2016

      "A stylish, feature-packed streamer that sounds great and is a joy to use."
    • Computer Shopper

      United Kingdom, February 2016

      'The CXN is a gorgeously designed hi-fi audio streamer with all the wired and wireless connections you need to play digital music from any device.'
    • T3

      United Kingdom, February 2016

      'Cambridge make some of the finest music systems around, and the CXN network is a fine addition to that lineage. It has a gloriously slim, floating design that's simply beautiful; and the sound quality, if anything surpasses that.'
    • Hi Fi World

      United Kingdom, January 2016

      "One of the best streamers I've yet come across."

      Customer Reviews

    • The details

      DAC Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
      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, BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied), Internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal. Note: Pandora is not supported.
      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
      DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) Maximum including sockets and controls: 85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2")
      WEIGHT 3.5Kg (7.7lbs)
      Chromecast built-in Hi-res wireless connectivity that's compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC. Available Now
      IN THE BOX CXN (v2) Network Streamer, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Wi-Fi Dongle, Quick Start Guide, Safety Guide, Spotify Card