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The Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier impresses with its authoritative 80W RMS power, advanced ESS Sabre DAC, versatile connectivity options, and sleek design, offering an enriching audio experience that seamlessly blends power and precision.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
Two
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
80 Watts Per Channel at 8-ohms
AMPLIFICATION TYPE
Class AB
DIGITAL-to-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC)
High Quality ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC – to realise digital music at its best
POWER SUPPLY
Toroidal Transformer
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
Two
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
80 Watts Per Channel at 8-ohms
AMPLIFICATION TYPE
Class AB
DIGITAL-to-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC)
High Quality ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC – to realise digital music at its best
POWER SUPPLY
Toroidal Transformer

Expert Insight

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The Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier delivers a powerful audio performance with 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms, featuring an ESS Sabre ES9016K2M DAC, comprehensive compatibility for various audio sources, including Bluetooth aptX HD, and a range of outputs for versatile connectivity, all encapsulated in a sleek and minimalistic design.

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Michael Chapman
Over 30 yers with ListenUp!

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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.

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.

Effortlessly Musical

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.

Get Connected

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)
  • 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 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

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Product Description

Line Circle
The Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier impresses with its authoritative 80W RMS power, advanced ESS Sabre DAC, versatile connectivity options, and sleek design, offering an enriching audio experience that seamlessly blends power and precision.
Get the Details
Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

NUMBER OF CHANNELS
Two
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
80 Watts Per Channel at 8-ohms
AMPLIFICATION TYPE
Class AB
DIGITAL-to-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC)
High Quality ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC – to realise digital music at its best
POWER SUPPLY
Toroidal Transformer
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
Two
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
80 Watts Per Channel at 8-ohms
AMPLIFICATION TYPE
Class AB
DIGITAL-to-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC)
High Quality ESS Sabre ES9016 DAC – to realise digital music at its best
POWER SUPPLY
Toroidal Transformer
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Expert Insight

Line Circle

The Cambridge Audio CXA81 Integrated Amplifier delivers a powerful audio performance with 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms, featuring an ESS Sabre ES9016K2M DAC, comprehensive compatibility for various audio sources, including Bluetooth aptX HD, and a range of outputs for versatile connectivity, all encapsulated in a sleek and minimalistic design.

Expert Img
Michael Chapman
Over 30 yers with ListenUp!
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Details

Line Circle

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.

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.

Effortlessly Musical

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.

Get Connected

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)
  • 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 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
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