Cambridge Audio - AXR85 Stereo Receiver
Cambridge Audio AXR85 Stereo Receiver
Budget-Friendly Entry-Level High-End Hub Features Toroidal Transformer, Built-In Phono Preamplifier, FM/AM Radio, Remote Control, and Terrific Sound: Cambridge Audio AXR85 Receiver Also Looks Gorgeous!
How does a sub-$400 receiver stacked with a powerful 85 watts per channel, built-in MM phono preamplifier, FM/AM radio with RDS, headphone amplifier, front-panel auxiliary input, dedicated subwoofer output, two sets of speaker outputs, and remote control sound? To our ears, quite incredible. The Cambridge Audio AXR85 looks great, too, particularly since it takes its aesthetic cues from the company's flagship Edge Series and sports a wedge-foot support base that makes the unit appear as if it floats.
Augmented by a toroidal transformer for deep bass response and rich reproduction of all music types, AXR85 comes on as a winning combination of power and purity, putting far more costly competitors to shame. An all-metal case that minimizes vibration rounds out an entry-level high-end product that delivers high-grade performance for mere pennies on the dollar. And its four analog outputs, balance control, and tone controls only add to its versatility.
Also afforded an on-board Bluetooth receiver for easy streaming from your phone or computer, AXR85 stands at the ready to handle sources ranging from digital files to CD players to spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking for an extremely competent hub for a den, bedroom, or second system, want to show your love of excellent musical reproduction to loved ones, or simply want a solid building block of a main stereo, you cannot go wrong for the feature set and cost.
Power Output: 85 watts (into 8Ω)
THD (unweighted): <0.01% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power <0.15% 20Hz - 20kHz, 80% of rated power
Frequency response (-1dB): 5Hz - 50kHz
S/N ratio (ref 1W): >82dB (unweighted)
Input impedances: 47k ohms
Power Amp damping factor: >50
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Max. power consumption: 500W
Bass/Treble controls: Shelving, ultimate boost/cut +/- 10dB @ 100Hz and 20kHz
Subwoofer output: 200Hz 2nd order L+R Level follows volume setting
Bluetooth: 5.0 A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC
Tuner Bands: European AM (522-1629kHz) FM (87.5-108MHz) / US AM (530-1710kHz) FM (87.5-108MHz)
Aerial Inputs: FM 75 ohms, Coaxial. AM 300 ohms wire loop/ single wire
Signal to Noise (Tuner): 60dB typical (FM)
Distortion (Tuner): <0.4% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM mono) <0.6% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM stereo)
Dimensions: 4.3" x 16.9" x 13.4"
Weight: 17.8 lbs.
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