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Cambridge Audio - CXA81 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth®

Cambridge Audio

  • $ 1,29999

Cambridge Audio CXA81 Stereo Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth®

Audiophile-Grade Integrated Amplifier Knows How to Have Fun: Cambridge Audio CXA81 Touts ESS Sabre DAC, Plays 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256, Features High-End Construction

Take your system to the next level while enjoying the smooth, high-resolution fidelity of up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256 with the Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier. Part of the British manufacturer's cutting-edge CX Series Version 2, it outputs 80Wpc and includes an audiophile-grade ESS Sabre SE9010K2M 8740 DAC.

An asynchronous USB input allows you to play music straight from your computer, while a fully symmetrical circuit board with balanced XLR connections and three optical inputs add more flexibility. What's more, you can stream from any Bluetooth-enabled device courtesy of integrated aptX HD Bluetooth that supports 24-bit/48kHz.

Equipped with a low-flux toroidal transformer featuring separate dual-mono windings, twin rectifiers, and separate power supplies for the l/r amplifiers, CXA81 takes hold of loudspeakers and produces soundstages noticeable for depth, headroom, architecture, detail, and richness. Aesthetically, a new wedge-foot support base that makes the integrated appear as if it floats ups CXA81's appeal. What's more, the all-metal casing speaks to CXA81's build quality and focus on sound. This is one piece of high-end kit that knows how to have fun. 

"Class leaders are constantly being replaced in hi-fi, but rarely is it done so soundly as by Cambridge Audio's CXA81 integrated amp."
– What Hi-Fi?, Best Stereo Amplifier Between $850-$1,650 2019 Award


Power Output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9016K2M
Frequency Response: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
Analog Inputs: 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA
Digital Inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
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)
Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm Headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
Power Consumption:
Max: 750W
Standby: <0.5W
Dimensions (HWD): 4.5" x 16.9" x 13.4"
Weight: 19.1 lbs.
Included Accessories: Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable

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