Cambridge Audio introduces CXN100 Network Player
Cambridge Audio is launching their new CXN100 network audio player and the say its an all new design that will eap the sonic benefits of their latest Gen4 StreamMagic module.
As with all Cambridge products, the CXN100 has been designed, tuned and engineered in the UK. They are claiming the upgrade from CXN V2 to CXN100 isn’t just a subtle change, it’s a complete mechanical redesign. The digital-to-analogue converter is an ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 Reference DAC in the CXN100 can handle PCM digital signal inputs up to 32-bit 768kHz and DSD 512 with precision, superb dynamic range and ultra-low distortion.
There have been significant changes made to the post-DAC analogue stage too, with new, more efficient capacitors and op-amps increasing the signal-to-noise ratio and reducing distortion.
Incorporating the Gen4 StreamMagic module found in Cambridge’s Evo 150 and Evo 75 all-in-one players opens up a wealth of streaming options. Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz and Deezer are all built in, offering easy access to a vast world of music and podcasts. High-resolution Internet Radio is also just a few taps away, courtesy of MPEG-DASH support.
CXN100 is Roon Ready, so Roon subscribers can see all content from TIDAL, Qobuz, iTunes library or digital downloads alongside each other in a seamless, user-friendly interface with additional rich info that you just don’t get on a record sleeve or CD cover.
Digital connectivity is more flexible than ever before, with the option to hook up devices through USB, Coaxial, TOSLINK or wirelessly with Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth – no need for a separate dongle. Analogue output is available through balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA sockets. For sharing music across devices all around the home, CXN100 is fully compatible with Google Home, Apple AirPlay and Roon multiroom systems.
The CXN100 is controlled in full by the StreamMagic app, which allows for intuitive operation from the comfort of an armchair. It can also be controlled with the CX
Series system remote, supplied with CX Series amplifiers and the CXC CD Transport. This remote can be purchased separately from cambridgeaudio.com for those who require one. The CXN100’s front panel has a 4.76-inch high-resolution colour screen that will display album artwork.
Price and availability
Cambridge Audio CXN100 is available now £899 / €1049 / $1099.