Are you passionate about your music?
As music lovers, we're very fond of Cambridge Audio components. Why? Because the team of designers at Cambridge are passionate about music, too. Take their CXA60 integrated amplifier for example. The Cambridge folks crafted this amp to wring every bit of detail and texture from your favorite recordings, without wringing every penny from your wallet.
Plus, while many integrated amplifiers have only analog inputs, the CXA60 gives you optical and coaxial digital inputs that feed this amp's high-quality Wolfson digital-to-analog converter (DAC). That means you can connect a network music player or streaming media device, as well as your tape deck and AM/FM tuner. The CXA60's DAC is as adept at decoding high-resolution audio files from your digital music player as it is at improving the sound quality of your old CD player. You can even stream music directly from your Bluetooth® enabled portable devices by adding Cambridge Audio's optional BT100 adapter.
Real power for the real world
At the heart of the CXA60 is a high-performance, 60 watt-per-channel amplifier. Cambridge Audio's conservative power rating only tells part of this amp's story. Each channel's 60 watts are generated courtesy of a power supply that employs an audiophile-grade toroidal transformer for plenty of steady, low-noise current. The transformer is centrally located inside the chassis to minimize interference with sensitive preamp circuitry, and surrounded by hefty extruded heat sinks for cool, efficient operation.
In addition to its ample power output, this integrated amp uses symmetrical and separately laid out right- and left-channel circuits with a greatly reduced component count in the signal path compared to previous models. This keeps distortion and interference from cluttering the signal, for rich, multi-layered sound and superb stereo separation. The result of all that beefy construction is an amp capable of handling the heavy demands of 4-ohm speakers as well as all the dynamic peaks in music that make it sound real.
Tone controls, direct mode, and room for extra speakers
The CXA60 features two pairs of speaker connectors, front-panel treble and bass controls, and Direct mode for bypassing these tone controls if you desire even purer sound. There's also a subwoofer output and preamp outs for expanding your system, as well as a front-panel headphone jack for late-night music listening that won't disturb others.
Cambridge Audio CXA60
- 60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (90 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms)
- 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
- THD: 0.02% (20-20,000 Hz at 80% of rated power)
- built-in high-performance Wolfson WM8740 DAC
- toroidal power transformer for low noise and high-current output
- separate left and right channel heat sinks and symmetrical separated circuit paths for maximum stereo separation and minimal cross-channel interference
- high-quality ALPs film-type volume control provides superb low-level channel balance and stereo imaging
- relay-based input source switching with silver-plated contacts for maximum signal transfer
- full-metal casework with thick, brushed aluminum front panel and acoustically damped chassis for enhanced resonance control
- 2 optical and 1 coaxial digital audio inputs
- 4 stereo RCA audio inputs, 1 front-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio input
- Bluetooth®-ready with optional Cambridge Audio adapter
- 1 stereo RCA preamp output and a dedicated mono subwoofer output
- minijack headphone output
- switchable A+B speaker outputs with binding-post connectors
Other Info and Specs:
- class A/B amplifier design
- 16-15/16"W x 4-1/2"H x 13-7/16"D
- weight: 18.3 lbs.
- If connecting to a TV, please make sure you can select "PCM" output in your TV's audio menu. The built-in DAC cannot decode multi-channel Dolby® Digital signals.