Cambridge Audio CXA81 – 80W Integrated Amplifier


Cambridge Audio CXA81 – 80W Integrated Amplifier Description

Cambridge Audio CXA81: An Overview

The Cambridge Audio CXA81 is more than just a powerhouse; it's a finely-tuned instrument for delivering exceptional audio. With 80 watts per channel, this device doesn't just play music; it elevates it, capturing every emotional and musical nuance in your collection.

Features That Make It Stand Out

  • 80-Watt Powerhouse: With Class AB amplification, the CXA81 delivers a robust and detailed audio performance.
  • Stereo Excellence: The separate, symmetrical left and right channels are engineered to provide an incredible sound stage.
  • Noise-Free Experience: Thanks to balanced XLR inputs, you get minimal noise interference.
  • Top-Notch DAC: You can connect digital sources directly via TOSLINK and Coaxial.
  • Universal Compatibility: The USB Audio Input accepts up to 32bit/384kHz & DSD 256 digital files from both Mac and PC.
  • Wireless Freedom: With built-in Bluetooth aptX HD, you're not tied down by cables.

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The Evolution of Sound

Five years after the CX range set new standards in its price bracket, Cambridge Audio is back with the all-new CXA61 and CXA81 integrated amplifiers. These new models build on the award-winning foundations laid by the CXA60 and CXA80, offering a fresh and progressive perspective.

How It Gets Better

So, how do you improve an already great integrated amplifier? If you're Cambridge Audio, you scrutinize every performance aspect and then elevate it. The CXA81 is more refined, more precise, and more engrossing, making it a musical marvel.

No Compromises

Every component and engineering decision for the CXA81 aims to deliver the most complete musical experience at its price point. It's designed without compromise to bring your music to life.

All About the Music

The CXA81 features a new digital board with the cutting-edge ESS Sabre ES9016 digital-to-analogue converter. This ensures that digital audio files up to 32bit/384kHz or DSD256 are rendered with utmost fidelity.

Power Meets Control

With a whopping 80 watts per channel, the CXA81 can handle even the most demanding speakers. Whether you're playing soft background tunes or cranking it up for a party, this device has got you covered.

Versatility at Its Best

The CXA81 offers a range of connectivity options, including digital optical and coaxial inputs, unbalanced stereo RCA inputs, and balanced XLR sockets. Plus, it comes with cutting-edge Bluetooth aptX HD standard for wireless convenience.

Sound You Can Trust

The CXA81 boasts a redesigned power amplifier stage with optimized capacitor values, delivering sound that's pristine yet emotionally rich.

A Long-Term Investment

Thanks to its engineering excellence, the CXA81 is a complete solution. It's versatile, powerful, and designed to be the centerpiece of your audio experience for years to come.


POWER OUTPUT 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC ESS Sabre ES9016K2M
DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
COMPATIBILITY TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only, S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only, USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
OUTPUTS Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4?)
WEIGHT 8.7kg (19.1lbs)
BOX CONTENTS CXA81 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable


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