Our take on the Cambridge Audio CXR-200
The Cambridge Audio CXR-200 receiver is the heart that gives life to your home theater system. Able to pump out 200 watts in stereo mode or 120 watts with all 7 channels driven this receiver delivers an audio performance with incredible precision. If that’s not enough, its visual performance is absolutely 2nd to none. With vivid colors and life like detail a perfect picture is guaranteed.
The CXR200 200W AV Receiver is your complete home cinema hub. It brings together all of Cambridge Audio's hi-fi expertise for a powerful, immersive home cinema experience like no other. They also designed it from the ground up to be the heart of your digital set-up, so it’s got the same award winning Cambridge Audio StreamMagic streaming module found in our CXN network music player. It’s an audiophile’s hi-fi, a movie buff’s AVR, and a music lover’s digital streamer - all in one box.
Cambridge Audio created the CXRs with the same premise as any of their other hi-fi products - with amazing sound at the core of their design. Through class AB amplification the CXR200 delivers extremely low noise and distortion levels and is rated at 200 Watts in stereo mode or 120 Watts with all seven channels driven. The power supply is via a low flux audiophile-grade toroidal transformer with a substantially extruded heat sink; the result is that the CXR200 delivers smooth seamless sound with incredible precision. You no longer need two separate systems for your music and movies, the 200 will bring power and energy to anything you put through it.
Complementing the audio prowess, its visual performance is second to none. HDMI connections are 2.0 rated (apart from the MHL inputs which are 1.4), and support 4K and 3D standards, and the CXR200 will upscale all 1080p signals to 4K ultra high definition. With Deep Color support too, the perfect picture is guaranteed with vivid colors and lifelike detail.
KING OF THE STREAMERS
Cambridge Audio knows that people store their music in various different places and in a countless number of formats, and they also know that people use lots of different streaming services so they can listen to any track in the world. To keep everyone happy Cambridge Audio incorporated their complete StreamMagic streaming platform which brings with it NAS drive and UPnP playback, Spotify Connect, thousands of Internet Radio stations, and the ability to play just about any file from basic MP3s to 24-bit/192kHz hi-res files, either wired, from USB hard drives, or via Wi-Fi, all with fantastic depth and quality.
EVERY CONNECTION YOU NEED
Whatever format your entertainment takes, the CXR200 can connect with it beautifully. The eight HDMI input sockets cater for all your visual feeds and two of them support MHL, one on the front and on the back, making it simple to watch phone content on your big screen. Other front ports of the CXR include USB and MP3 aux-in, so if it’s on a portable device you can still enjoy it through the 200.
Further digital inputs include two co-axial digital sockets and four optical ports. Add a BT100 Bluetooth receiver and it will pair with any compatible device, allowing playback in superb quality thanks to aptX technology. Analog options are well catered for too: four line level inputs, one recording output, and 7.1 multi-channel direct inputs. There’s even support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD), allowing you to play back Super Audio CDs from your universal player. It’s a long list but basically you can enjoy anything!
The free Cambridge Connect App for iOS and Android devices brings the whole experience to life. Whether it’s flicking through album artwork, building playlists or setting presets, the app allows intuitive browsing and navigation of all your music. The App can also control power on/off, source selection and volume of the CXR200.
ZONE 2 ENTERTAINMENT
The CXR200 has two HDMI outputs. These can be used to run two displays at the same time; ideal if you have a screen in a second room, or want to use a projector for movies but a TV screen for day to day use. The CXR200 can also run an independent Zone 2 where the 2nd HDMI output can be assigned to send a different source into a second room. Alternatively there are selectable Zone 2 speaker outputs or RCA pre-outs allowing you to listen to any audio source in Zone 2. Zone 2 can be controlled by the main remote control or the Cambridge Connect app.
VERSATILE SET UP
The CXR200 can be set up in a number of different ways. It features height channel processing so when using a 5.1 set-up, the unused 6th and 7th speaker channels can be used instead for overhead ‘height’ effects. 7.1 or 7.2 channel set ups are also available thanks to twin subwoofer outputs or you can use the 6th and 7th speaker channels to bi-amp the front left and right channels or send audio into a second zone 2 room.
- Power output:
- 200 watts RMS per channel, 6 ohms (two channels driven),270 watts RMS per channel, 4 ohms (two channels driven), 170 watts RMS per channel, 8 ohms (two channels driven), 120 watts RMS per channel, 8 ohms (all 7 channels driven)
- HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, ARC supported on HDMI 1 output
- Audio Inputs:
- 4 x Analog
- Tuner (FM/AM)
- 7.1 multi-channel analog direct
- 2 x digital co-axial, 4 x optical
- Video Inputs:
- 6 x HDMI 2.0
- 2 x MHL compatible (HDMI 1.4 - max 1080p)
- Main Audio Outputs:
- 7 Amplified Speaker Outputs
- L+R preamp outs
- 2 x subwoofer output
- Video Output:
- Video Output2 x HDMI 2.0, ARC through HDMI 1, Zone 2 through HDMI 2
- Other connections:
- 1 x 1/4” / 6.35mm Headphone Output (32 To 600 ohms recommended)
- IR emitter input
- IR receiver input, 3 x IR outputs, 3 x 12V trigger outputs
- 1 RS232C
- 1 IEC type mains inlet
- Wi-Fi module,
- RJ45 Ethernet
- BT100 Bluetooth (not supplied)
- Spotify Connect
- Audio formats (network streaming and USB HDD):
- ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis (16-24 bit, 11.025-192kHz), DSD (via HDMI)
- Max power consumption:
- Standby power consumption:
- Dimensions (H x W x D):
- 165 x 430 x 420mm (6.5 x 16.9 x 16.5’’)
- 15.7kg (34.5lbs)