Cambridge Audio CXU Universal Blu-Ray Player (Black)

Model: CAMBCXU UPC: 5055300409423 Item: 166934

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The CXU universal blu-ray player is the pinnacle in high-end home cinema. Designed for the ultimate performance and playback of your favorite movies and music, the CXU has unrivaled connectivity making it a complete home cinema hub, whatever your source.

CXUBLK Features:


The CXU features 5 separate Wolfson WM8740 DACs and our proprietary ATF audio upsampling (more info on that genius tech here). Through these, all your inputs get upsampled to 24-bit/192kHz hi-res quality, meaning all your audio has even more acute detail and warm depth. You’ll be able to enjoy musical nuances that you’ve never heard before in tracks and films that you’ve heard a thousand times. A dedicated 2-channel analogue stereo output also guarantees the best possible stereo sound, and Pure Audio mode allows shut down of all video processing to prevent any audio signal interference resulting in a true hi-fi performance when it’s needed.


The CXU uses DARBEE Visual Presence technology to deliver stunning video playback; it provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience. Processing is adjustable, allowing you to customize the visual enhancement to suit your needs. And for ultimate flexibility, you can set your preferred DARBEE mode individually for each of the different video inputs. To make the most of the powerful video processing, 4k upsampling and 2D to 3D scaling from all video sources are also included, so you can enjoy a cinema quality ‘3D’ experience, whatever the source.


Whatever source, the CXU can handle it, making it a true home hub. The CXU has 2 HDMI inputs, digital optical and coaxial audio inputs, and 3 USB inputs allowing connection to almost any source - all up-sampled or processed for the best possible audio or audio-visual experience. The front HDMI input even supports MHL, for exceptional mobile device playback from smart phones or a digital camcorder.


  • Disc playback
  • HDMI input 1/MHL
  • HDMI input 2
  • Network connection
  • S/P DIF audio input
  • Optical audio input
  • USB input 1
  • USB input 2
  • USB input 3
  • ARC from TV (HDMI 1)
  • ARC from TV (HDMI 2)


An intuitive on-screen color display and simple, user-friendly controls, plus an easy to use backlit remote mean all of CXU’s features are easy to use, even in the dark. The remote control for the CXU will also control matching Cambridge Audio AVRs or hi-fi amplifiers.


The CXU also has a wired or wireless network connection. This means it can connect to your home network and play back audio, video or photo files from UPnP and DLNA servers and from NAS drives. So you can seamlessly access all your media from the comfort of your sofa and all of it will take advantage of the hi-res upsampling and DARBEE video processing for an incredible home cinema experience.


Separately configurable, twin HDMI outputs send high quality video to multiple displays or 3D video to a display and separate HDMI audio to a non-3D AV receiver. An Audio Return Channel (ARC) is built in too, allowing the audio signal from a connected TV to be sent to the CXU – with no need for a separate audio output from the TV.


Make the most of the Wolfson DACs and audio upsampling on-board by connecting the multichannel analogue audio outputs to the multichannel inputs of the perfectly matched CXR200 AV Receiver. This takes advantage of the highest quality digital to analogue conversion and 24-bit/192kHz audio upsampling in the CXU and leaves your AVR to amplify it all.


The CXU can be connected directly to a power amplifier or active speakers for a simple and highly versatile system, with no worries about volume control. Whether using digital or analog outputs, you can control volume direct from the CXU remote.


CXU Specifications:

  • Disc types:
    • Blu-ray (BD) including BD-3D, DVD, DVD-A, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, DVD+-R DL, BD-R/RE - (Not 4K BD Compatible)
  • Video outputs:
    • 2 x HDMI 1.4a with ARC
  • Audio outputs: 
    • 7.1 multichannel analog RCA/Phono output, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK, Dedicated 2 channel stereo analog RCA/Phono output
  • HDMI inputs:
    • 2 x 1.4a (one with MHL compatibility via the front panel)
  • Audio inputs:
    • 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK
  • D/A converters:
    • 5 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DACs
  • Decoder:
    • Mediatek MTK8580
  • Audio Up-Sampler:
    • Analog Devices DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM) Q5 up-sampling to 24 bit/192kHz (All 10 channels)
  • Video processor:
    • DARBEE Visual Presence (on primary output)
  • External storage:
    • 3 x USB 2.0
  • Network: Ethernet
    • 100BASE-T, Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n via supplied dongle. 2.4GHz
  • Maximum power consumption:
    • 35W
  • Standby power consumption:
    • <0.5W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):
    • 82 x 430 x 312mm (3.2 x 16.9 x 12.3’’) with feet
  • Weight:
    • 5.0kg (11.0lbs)

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