We continuously sell this amp to home and commercial environments to the absolute astonishment and joy of customers. Brilliantly built, beautifully voiced, the sound is striking and natural.-- TA
Awarded Best Stereo Amp of the Year under $2000
The one below this is consistently rated by What Hi-Fi?’s ‘Best Stereo Amplifier’ two years running is hugely entertaining.
Building on the award winning foundation of the CXA60, the Cambridge Audio CXA80 adds an extra 20watts of power giving 80watts of pure precision which creates a strikingly vivid soundstage. The addition of balanced inputs and USB connectivity for your computer based music library offers the solution for every source.
Rated 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.
80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
<5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)
1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)
TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB 1.0 and 2.0, BT100 Bluetooth receiver
Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)
"A great £500 amplifier that looks and sounds the part – this Cambridge is a big success" Read the whole Review