CXA81 POTY WHF

‘Sets a new baseline for integrated amps… a rare product that has the ability to make us switch off our reviewing brain and simply let us be wowed by the music.’

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United Kingdom,

CXA81

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

  • 80-watts per channel with Class AB amplification for detailed and powerful audio performance
  • Separate, symmetrical left and right channels are carefully engineered to deliver incredible sound-staging
  • Balanced XLR inputs for low noise interference 
  • High Quality DAC - Connect digital sources directly via TOSLINK and Coaxial
  • USB Audio Input accepting up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files from Mac or PC
  • Bluetooth aptX HD built in
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$1,299

‘Sets a new baseline for integrated amps… a rare product that has the ability to make us switch off our reviewing brain and simply let us be wowed by the music.’

What Hi-Fi?

United Kingdom,

CX Series 2. The Sound Of Progress.

Half a decade after the CX range redefined performance at its price point, it’s time to reimagine, reengineer and reinvigorate. The all-new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers build on the foundations laid (and the Awards won) by CXA60 and CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective.

The CXA81 is poised, effortless and sophisticated. Its 80 watts per channel give it complete authority over music, and it wrings every emotional and musical nuance from your whole collection.


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United Kingdom,

‘Thoroughly enjoyable and convincing sound... currently the best integrated amplifier you can buy for around £1000.’

What Hi-Fi?

United Kingdom,

‘Sets a new baseline for integrated amps… a rare product that has the ability to make us switch off our reviewing brain and simply let us be wowed by the music.’

POWER OUTPUT

80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms

DAC

ESS Sabre ES9016K2M

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

<5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB

ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS

1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA

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 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)

BLUETOOTH APTX HD RECEIVER BUILT-IN

Yes

ROON TESTED

Yes

OUTPUTS

Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output

REMOTE CONTROL

Yes

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION

750W

STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION

<0.5W

DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)

115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)

WEIGHT

8.7kg (19.1lbs)

BOX CONTENTS

CXA81 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable