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Cambridge Audio CXN100

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CXN100

Network Player

  • Stunning Sound Quality - hear every detail from your digital music
  • ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 Reference DAC - for stunning digital/analogue conversion
  • StreamMagic Gen4 module - for full streaming capabilities, incl. MQA
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz & Deezer built-in - for the best possible sound
  • High-resolution Internet Radio - thanks to MPEG-DASH support
  • Roon Ready - consolidated browsing of your digital music collection
  • Multiroom Capability - compatible with Google Home, Apple Airplay and Roon multiroom systems
  • Flexible Digital Connectivity - with USB audio, Coaxial & TOSLINK or wirelessly with Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2 & Bluetooth
  • Big hi-res colour screen - see album artwork from the comfort of your chair

 

OVERVIEW

Rewarding Performance

We shouldn’t have favourites but CXN100 is something else. Hi-fi specialists and our listeners alike loved its predecessor CXN V2 – just wait until they hear this.

CXN100 will instantly transform a classic hi-fi stack into a system with a bright future. And because it’s a network device, CXN100’s firmware can be upgraded remotely, via our StreamMagic app, to receive the latest services.

 

Forever Changes

The first thing you’ll notice is the big hi-res colour screen – all the better for album artwork. We’ve changed the volume control too, to do one thing well with a reassuringly tactile response. Inside, we take things up a level with a new ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 DAC and our Gen 4 StreamMagic module. Redesigned, expertly tuned, and simplified circuitry for a purer signal path, complete the picture. 

 

 

 

Ready for the Revolution?

The convenience of streamed music was once let-down by its quality. That’s no longer the case – thanks to better CODECS, broadband speeds and products like CXN100. It’s designed to deliver the effortless accessibility of the digital format, but with the uncompromised sonic excellence that comes with over 55 years of designing hi-fi, and well over a decade perfecting our StreamMagic platform.

 

 

 

Whatever you Want

CXN100 has free and subscription hi-res streaming services, like internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect with MQA, Qobuz, and Deezer on board for the best available sound quality. With Apple Airplay2 and Chromecast built-in, you can access Apple Music, Amazon Music, BBC Sounds and more. CXN100 is also Roon Ready, consolidating your digital music browsing experience in one place.

 

 

 

Audio so clear, you'd swear the musicians are in the room, serenading you personally

 

 

 

The Whole Story

CXN100’s circuitry has been totally re-designed to capitalise on the ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 Digital Analogue Converter’s 32-bit capabilities. We’ve been able to simplify the audio signal path and tune our carefully chosen components’ performance to make sure that nothing comes between you and the original recording. The result? A warmth, depth and nuance not often associated with digital audio.

 

 

StreamMagic

If the DAC is the CXN100’s heart, then our StreamMagic Gen 4 module is its brain. It runs our custom-made streaming platform and app, which we’ve perfected for well-over a decade. It’s responsible for the network player’s slick, seamless and stable listening experience from any digital source. CXN100’s firmware can also be upgraded over-the-air to receive updates and access to new services.

 



“Pretty Astounding!
Writing this after barely a week of owning my new streamer - no doubt about it - it sounds and looks brilliant. After years of listening to Radio 3 on an outdated old DAB receiver the difference is amazing - crystal clear and a magnitude leap in quality.”

CX Listener, London, England

 

 

Control. Pure and Simple

A beautifully smooth volume dial and large colour display take the experience of playing music from CXN100 up a level. The StreamMagic app is your remote control, giving you intuitive command of connected sources – curate playlists, program pre-sets or browse albums from the comfort of your listening position. CXN100 also works with the physical remote control supplied with CXC and CXA components.

 

 

 

Designed for Life

With elegant, minimalistic lines, crafted from aluminium and steel, CXN100 will endure physically and aesthetically for many years to come. Its ability to receive over-air updates should repay your investment too. Making products that last is just one of the ways that we can minimise our impact on the planet and maximise your listening pleasure. After all, great sound shouldn’t cost the Earth.

 

 

 

 

REVIEW & AWARDS

Hands on: Cambridge Audio CXN100 review -Read More

"If it does, we could be in for a real treat. Cambridge Audio has been on quite the winning streak in recent years – from the CX range to its newer MXN10 – and we can only hope it continues to deliver the smooth, user-friendly experience and enjoyable, talented performance we've come to love about the Award-winning CXN (V2)." - What Hi-Fi?


Cambridge Audio announces CXN 100 streaming DAC - Read More

"Firstly, the CXN100’s DAC circuit. The new ESS ES9028Q2M-centric design reportedly outperforms the CXN V2’s Wolfson-based circuit on the test bench and in the listening chair. From the press release: “The timing filter inside the ESS 9028Q2M is so good that no post-DAC filter is required, which further simplifies the signal path and ultimately results in precise, jitter-free, class-leading audio clarity.” - John

 

Cambridge Audio CXN100 Music Streamer Ticks the Audiophile Boxes - Read More

"At the end of the day, it's the screen and controls that set the CXN streamers apart from almost every other competitor, including WiiM, the Bluesound Node and the Sonos Port. If you like the flexibility of having a host of streaming options, and want to own something that looks spiffy sitting on your AV unit, then the CXN100 appears to be a great option." - Ty Pendlebury

 

Cambridge Audio’s CXN100 streamer is a “complete mechanical redesign” of the multi-award-winning CXN - Read More

"However, some will understandably scorn Cambridge’s decision to make a physical remote an optional extra this time, though the company would no doubt argue that control of such a product will predominantly be on a phone or tablet via the exemplary StreamMagic app. Anyone pairing the CXN100 with a CX Series amplifier like the CXA61 or CXA81, and/or the CXC CD transport will get the same remote in either of those boxes anyway." - What Hi-Fi?

 

 

The Best Just Got Better

 

CXN100
Network Player

CXN V2
Network Player

DAC ESS ES9028Q2M 2 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit
STREAMMAGIC VERSION Gen4 Gen3
BLUETOOTH INTEGRATED Yes No
PCM NATIVE PLAYBACK PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz PCM up to 24-bit 192kHz
MQA Yes No
DSD PLAYBACK DSD512 DSD64
DISPLAY SIZE 110.4 x 49.5 mm 95 x 44 mm
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 1280 x 574 475 x 219

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

DAC USB AUDIO INPUT
USB AUDIO INPUT USB Type B conforms to USB Audio 2.0
DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS USB Drive, Bluetooth (5.1), S/PDIF Coaxial, TOSLINK Optical
ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUTS Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUTS S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
COMPATIBILITY TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM, DoP64 S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM, DoP64 UPnP: up to 32bit, 768kHz Local USB media: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512 USB audio: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512 Bluetooth: SBC, AAC AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, MQA, Qobuz, Deezer, Roon Ready.
AUDIO FORMATS ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x512), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
ETHERNET 10/100Mbit
WI-FI IEEE 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 30W
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W (eco), <2W (network standby)
DIMENSIONS 430 x 85 x 305mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2")
WEIGHT 3.55Kg (7.83lbs)
BOX CONTENT CXN100, mains lead, control bus cable, antenna x2, quick start guide, safety sheet, registration card