Cambridge Audio CXA 80 Integrated Amplifier
Head & Shoulders Above the RestRated at 80 Watts per channel the CXA80 has power in reserve for even the most demanding speakers. But it’s the way in which this power is delivered that put’s the CXA80 completely out of reach from its competitors. The entire internal layout is designed to minimize left and right interference (crosstalk) and provide astonishing stereo separation so you can virtually place each instrument in your room. It has symmetrical and separate transformer taps for the left and right channels, twin rectifiers and separate PSUs. When combined together these ‘dual mono’ features deliver incredible presence and depth to your music and a wide, enveloping soundstage that’s normally only available in amplifiers costing many times more.
Effortless PowerOur engineers spent months to create the unique separated circuit board because they knew it would eventually provide the sound they wanted. As for power they were similarly insistent on sticking to what they knew would deliver. They used a class AB amplifier to minimise crossover distortion so music sounds purer and more controlled. An audiophile-grade oversize toroidal transformer provides huge power reserves, a consistent audio signal (no clipping) and a sensational bass performance. Finally, an ALPs film type volume pot was recruited for its accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance so the volume is always perfect across both left and right channels at whatever volume you’re enjoying.
DUAL MONO DESIGN- Separate transformer taps for left and right channels, twin rectifiers and separate PSUs give dual mono operation of the left and right power amplifiers. TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER- We use a Class AB amplifier design, a centrally mounted audiophile grade oversize toroidal transformer, and substantial extruded heatsinks. This allows the CXA80 to deliver 2 x 80 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms. Into 4 Ohms, this increases to 2 x 120W. SUPERB SEPARATION- The internal PCB layout is optimised for minimal left/right 'crosstalk' and to maximise the quality of stereo separation. By using symmetrical and separated circuit paths for the two channels, we ensure that the CXA60 and CXA80 deliver stunning stereo separation and minimum cross- channel interference. VOLUME POT- An ALPs film type volume pot delivers accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance
Power output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms DAC: Wolfson WM8740 Frequency Response: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB Analogue audio inputs: 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel) Digital audio inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied) Compatibility: TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB 1.0 and 2.0, BT100 Bluetooth receiver Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output Max power consumption: 750W Standby power consumption: <0.5W Dimensions (H x W x D): 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”) Weight: 8.7kg (19.1lbs)