The CXA60 delivers a truly foot tapping experience for any listener of any music. It offers all the analog and digital connections you could need and then thanks to countless hours of tweaking and tuning, it then amplifies any source with a warm low end, meticulous detail and plenty of power in reserve.
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO'S MOST ENERGETIC SOUND YET
Designing the CXA60 was a challenge that was accepted with open arms by Cambridge Audio engineers. They wanted an amp that sounded more musical and energetic than anything they have 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
Cambridge Audio used an audiophile-grade toroidal transformer which helps minimize magnetic flux levels. This basically keeps distortion and other noise levels low so that your music is played back with complete purity. We also centrally mount the transformer 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, we’ve 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 you’re enjoying.
EVERY INSTRUMENT HAS ITS PLACE ON YOUR STAGE
The refined circuit board layout also minimizes the interference (crosstalk) between the left and right stereo channels so each stays independent and unaffected by the other. This results in a lifelike sound stage where you can virtually place each instrument in the room - just like being at a live show! Cambridge Audio achieves this by using symmetrical and separated circuit paths and by entirely separating out the left and right heat sinks. This is only normally engineered into amplifiers costing many times more so the performance you get out of the CXA60 is incredible at this price.
The full 60 watts of power also comes from class AB amplification. Class AB delivers very little crossover distortion so your music sounds purer and more controlled.
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 as the heart of Cambridge Audio's award-winning DacMagic range. So whether it’s music from your TV or your network steaming 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. Analog options include four sets of RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack so you’re fully catered for there as well.
BRAINS AND BEAUTY
The floating effect of the chassis, the brushed finish, the easy-to-read front panel, they’re all designed to create a hi-fi amplifier that’s as beautiful on the outside as it’s well-engineered on the inside. Whatever the source, the CXA60 enables you to re-discover your favorite music.
- Power output:
- 60W RMS into 8 Ohms
- 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
- Wolfson WM8740
- Frequency Response:
- <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
- Analog 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 (not included)
- 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”)
- 8.3kg (18.3lbs)