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to your complete digital library, Spotify Connect and internet radio and then plays it all back exactly as it was originally made to be heard thanks to our own upsampling technology.

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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).

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.



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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

AUDIO FORMATS

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

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)

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Fantastic Device

GAK

Wonderful sound, as good as my NAD CD player in and AB comparison, could not hear any difference between the two.

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Wonderful sound, as good as my NAD CD player in and AB comparison, could not hear any difference between the two.

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ChewyChop

I love this player, it is an amazing component of my setup. Having a hardware device to control my digital library is paramount for me. Except.... Tidal is also a large portion of my listening time. Having access to Tidal's huge lossless library seems like a huge miss here. Spotify is there, but it is lossy. Please, add Tidal and other lossless sources and make the CNX a no brainer.

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I love this player, it is an amazing component of my setup. Having a hardware device to control my digital library is paramount for me. Except.... Tidal is also a large portion of my listening time. Having access to Tidal's huge lossless library seems like a huge miss here. Spotify is there, but it is lossy. Please, add Tidal and other lossless sources and make the CNX a no brainer.

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