Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier
Introducing the Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier, a testament to over 50 years of amp-building expertise and the evolutionary progression of the acclaimed CX Series, delivering a rewarding performance with a poised, effortless, and sophisticated demeanor, featuring 80 watts per channel to exert complete authority over your entire music collection, whether streamed or on disc.
CXA81 Black Edition
Explore the limited edition CXA81 Black Edition, a minimalist matte black finish with discreet gloss black branding, presenting the same award-winning sound as the CX Series, now in a sleek black aesthetic, available in a 1000-piece limited run for those who appreciate both performance and style.
Your World's a Stage
Experience the detailed richness of the CXA81, capturing instruments, subtle tonal shifts, and previously unnoticed harmonies, allowing you to place every musician in the soundstage with precision; once you've encountered the CXA81, there's no turning back.
Return on Investment
Crafted by the dedicated engineering team in London, the CXA81 reflects hours of research, development, experimentation, and listening to create the most accomplished and absorbing integrated amp in its class, with every component and decision focused on delivering the most complete musical picture possible.
At the core of the CXA81 is a Class AB power amplifier stage with optimized capacitor values, blending the musicality of Class A with the efficiency of Class B, resulting in a pristine sound with emotional impact, thanks to an efficient, interference-resistant short signal path.
Power with Control
Powered by a generous toroidal transformer, the CXA81 delivers a robust 80 watts of power per channel, ensuring a vivid sound stage with dual taps into the left and right amplification board, providing each channel with its own power supply for seamless handling of dynamic shifts in music.
Get the Message
Designed to bring music to life, the CXA81 features a state-of-the-art digital circuit board with the cutting-edge ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC, enabling the energizing of digital audio files up to 32-bit/384kHz or DSD256, combining unparalleled accuracy with vivid musicality.
With comprehensive connectivity options, including digital optical, coaxial, USB Audio, stereo RCA inputs, balanced XLR sockets, and wireless hi-res connectivity via Bluetooth aptX HD, the CXA81 ensures flexibility in connecting various devices, even supporting dual speaker setups for music enjoyment in multiple rooms.
Designed for Life
Crafted with elegance and minimalistic lines from aluminum and steel, the CXA81 is a complete solution, combining versatility, power, and audio excellence to form the center of your musical experience for years to come, both physically and aesthetically enduring the test of time.
Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier Specifications
Power Output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9016K2M
Frequency Response: <5Hz–60kHz +/-1dB
Analog Audio Inputs: 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA
Digital Audio Inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
- 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 24-bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256
- Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
Bluetooth aptX HD Receiver Built-In: Yes
Roon Tested: Yes
Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
Remote Control: Yes
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)
Box Contents: CXA81 Integrated Amplifier, Power Cable, 3 x AAA Batteries, Remote Control, Control Bus Cable, Bluetooth antenna, Quick Start Guide, Safety Guide