Cambridge Audio

CXA81 Integrated Amplifier

Introducing the Cambridge Audio CXA81 80 Watt Integrated Stereo Amplifier, aptX HD Bluetooth, Digital And Analogue Inputs. All the research, all the development, all the time and effort that’s been expended on CXA81 has been for one reason alone: to make this the most accomplished and absorbing integrated amplifier ever offered at the price. CXA81 has been designed and specified without compromise, in order to deliver the complete musical picture.

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Classic British Sound Personified

The CXA81 personifies the best of British sound. It lets all of the emotions of the performers without adding any coloration at all.

Great Input/Output Set

5 Analog inputs, 3 digital, USB, and Bluetooth HD give you everything for a modern music system. Plus you even get a preamp out and subwoofer out. The addition of Bluetooth HD in the new model was a real plus for a lot of systems too!

Massive Power Reserves

The CXA81 has a very large toroidal transformer and a very beefy power supply. It sounds effortless on just about any speaker out there with the ability to drive it to high levels without any sense of strain.

How do you take an admired and successful integrated amplifier, one that’s won respect and plaudits around the world, and make it even better? Well, if you’re a Cambridge Audio engineer, you examine every aspect of the performance - and then you do everything you can to make it ‘more’. More refined, more precise, more engrossing... more musical. CXA81: it’s everything you loved about CXA80, but more so.

The Whole Story.

CXA81 is designed to bring your music to life, no matter how it’s stored. So it features an entirely new digital board, including the cutting-edge ESS Sabre ES9016K2M digital-to-analog convertor. This means digital audio files up to a heady 32bit/384kHz, or DSD256, are brought dramatically to life, with every detail and nuance delivered intact and in full. CXA81 combines unparalleled accuracy with vivid musicality, without sacrificing convenience.

Partner for Life.

thanks to a relentless dedication to progressive engineering, CXA81 is a complete solution. Its combination of versatility, power and audio excellence means it can form the center of your musical experience for years to come.

  • Separate, symmetrical left and right channels are carefully engineered to deliver incredible sound-staging
  • Extensive connectivity for playing music from digital and analog sources, including a USB Audio input
  • Designed for digital music with built-in digital-analog converter (DAC)
  • Balanced XLR inputs offer a more accurate audio connection with less noise, even with long cables
  • Bluetooth aptX HD built-in for a high quality wireless connection
  • POWER OUTPUT: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
  • DAC: ES9016K2M
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
  • ANALOGUE 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 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
  • OUTPUTS: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
  • 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)
More Information
MPN C11130K
UPC 5055300418784
Series CX Series
Weight 19.10 lbs
Frequency Response <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
Inputs 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated)
Outputs Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
Max Power Consumption 750W
Features Bluetooth Enabled, Headphone Amp, Includes a DAC, USB DAC
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