CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXA60
The most fun you can have with 60 watts. An amplifier is the heart of any hi-fi system and ours – What Hi-Fi?s Best Stereo Amplifier two years running is hugely entertaining. With those 60 watts of power comes 4 analogue, 3 digital and optional Bluetooth inputs so your connectivity is sorted too.
Designing the CXA60 was a challenge that was accepted with open arms by Cambridge Audios engineers. They wanted an amp that sounded more musical and energetic than anything theyve made before. They beavered away for months and after some particularly late nights they eventually nailed it. To achieve this they used some unique engineering techniques, some very premium components, and some great ears for detail.
LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC AT ITS BEST
An audiophile-grade toroidal transformer helps minimise magnetic flux levels. This basically keeps distortion and other noise levels low so that your music is played back with complete purity. The transformer is centrally mounted to reduce interference with other components in the circuit board such as the volume pot; this is in a further effort to keep your music sounding amazing. As for the volume pot itself, Cambridge Audio has used an ALPs film type volume pot which delivers accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance so the volume is always perfectly controlled across both left and right channels at whatever volume youre enjoying.
AN AMPLIFIER FOR THE DIGITAL WORLD
The CXA60 was designed to work with digital sources from the outset so has a 24-bit Wolfson WM8740 DAC (a very premium digital to analogue converter) built-in. This chip is at the heart of their award-winning DacMagic range. So whether its music from your TV or your network streaming device, it all gets passed through the Wolfson DAC. Connecting the CXA60 to the digital out of the CXC dedicated CD transport also creates a perfect partnership. The result is that any digital music soars to new heights, reveals new depths and can be enjoyed like never before.
Digital connections are in the form of S/PDIF co-axial and TOSLINK digital inputs. Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle and you have access to aptX high-quality streaming, opening up a world of wireless possibilities from your paired device. Analogue options include four sets of RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack so youre fully catered for there as well.
BRAINS AND BEAUTY
The floating effect of the chassis, the brushed finish, the easy-to-read front panel, theyre all designed to create a hi-fi amplifier thats as beautiful on the outside as its well-engineered on the inside. Whatever the source, the CXA60 enables you to re-discover your favourite music.
60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
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, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)
TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, BT100 Bluetooth receiver
Speakers A+B, 3.5mm Headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)
115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4)