Integrated Stereo Amplifier

  • 60 watts per channel –  for detailed & powerful audio performance 
  • Class AB Amplification – for balanced & efficient reproduction 
  • ESS Sabre ES9010 DAC – get the most from digital sources 
  • Digital inputs – TOSLINK, Coaxial & USB Audio Input (up to 24-bit/384kHz & DSD256 digital files from Mac/PC) 
  • Analogue inputs – 4 pairs of RCA connectors 
  • Bluetooth aptX HD – hi-res wireless connection to Alva ST etc. 
  • A/B Speaker Zones – add speakers to another room 
  • CXA61 What HiFi? Awards 2022

    Rewarding Performance

    CXA61 builds on the foundations laid by the original CX Series, and over 50 years’ experience of designing amplifiers. It provides a fresh perspective, with 60 watts per channel of pure excitement. It’s a punchy and upfront listen, without giving away detail or precision – whether you want to recreate the atmosphere of the mosh pit or the concert hall. 

    CXA61 Black Edition

    CX Black Edition

    We present a 1000-piece limited edition of each CX Series 2 model in a minimalist matt black finish, with discreet gloss black branding. The same award-winning sound as CX, only in black. Why? Because we thought they’d look dead cool. If you want some, please don’t delay – CX Black Edition won’t be here for long. 

    Man enjoying CXA61 setup in living room

    Lost in Your Music

    Designed to bring you closer to the music you love, CXA61 places you right at the heart of your favourite recordings – revealing every note in the most natural, effortless, and detailed way imaginable. Analogue or digital, lo-fi or hi-res, CXA61 lets the music take you wherever you want to go. 

    Engineer working on Cambridge Audio product

    Return on Investment

    Our engineering team in London invested hours researching, developing, experimenting and, above all, listening to ensure that CXA61 was right. Their goal: to deliver a thrilling, focused and detailed musical performance. Every component selected, and decision made, based on the desire to make the CXA61 a very accomplished integrated amplifier.

    Close up of CXA61

    Effortlessly Musical

    At the heart of CXA61 beats a Class AB power amplifier stage with optimised capacitor values. It takes the musicality of Class A and blends it with the efficiency of Class B. The amp’s short signal path leaves little opportunity for interference. The resulting sound is detailed, while delivering the emotional impact the artist intended.

    Man using CXA61

    Power with Control

    Thanks to its toroidal transformer, CXA61 delivers 60 watts of pure power per channel. With a special volume pot designed to minimise crosstalk, the result is an amplifier with reserves of power – ready to exploit the dynamic potential of your speakers and deliver volume without stress or distortion.

    Man using StreamMagic and CXA61

    All of the Music

    To deliver the maximum musical experience, no matter the source, CXA61 has a digital board featuring the acclaimed ESS Sabre ES9010 K2M digital-to-analogue convertor (DAC). CXA61 can bring digital audio files, up to high resolution 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256, vividly to life – combining convenience with a performance unimagined at this price.

    Cables at back of CXA61

    Get Connected

    CXA61 is a well-connected amp. As well as digital optical and coaxial connections, it features plenty of stereo analogue inputs alongside wireless hi-res connectivity via Bluetooth aptX HD – perfect for sources like an Alva ST turntable. You can even connect a second pair of speakers, to share your music with another room.

    Close up of CXA61

    Designed for Life

    Thanks to the relentless dedication of our team in London, CXA61 is a complete solution. Its combination of versatility and high performance, means it can form the centre of your musical system for many years to come. Its elegant, minimalistic lines, crafted from aluminium and steel, will endure both physically and aesthetically.

  • Press reviews

    • The Ear

      United Kingdom, July 2022

      "Agile, with expressive dynamics, tonally informative and with fine timing, the Cambridge Audio CXA61 is a genuine taste of high-end audio, without the high price-ticket." 
    • What Hi-Fi?

      United Kingdom, September 2019

      "A solid and classy piece of kit. Stereo imaging is impressive… the CXA61 is an real winner"

      Customer Reviews

    • The details

      POWER OUTPUT 60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
      DAC ESS Sabre ES9010K2M
      FREQUENCY RESPONSE <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
      ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)
      DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
      COMPATIBILITY TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only, S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only, USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
      OUTPUTS Speakers A+B, 3.5mm Headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
      DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)
      WEIGHT 8.3kg (18.3lbs)
      BOX CONTENTS CXA61 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable