Cambridge audio announces new network player

The British audio maker has launched its CXN100 Network Player, the successor to its CXN V2.

 The redesigned player features a new DAC capable of handling 32-bit/768kHz,  and aims at a more precise and streamlined processing, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The CXN V2’s dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC is changed to the new ESS ES9028Q2M SABRE32 reference DAC. The CXN V2 was capable of playing high-res files of up to 24-bit/192kHz, with upsampling up to 384kHz. The new SABRE32 DAC takes the CXN100 is able to handle PCM digital signal inputs up to 32-bit/768kHz, with support for DSD 512 files. The post-DAC analogue stage has also been improved, reducing distortion and increasing the signal-to-noise ratio.

Physical connectivity options have largely stayed the same on the CXN100 and still include USB, Coaxial, and Toslink inputs as well as balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue outputs. There is Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2  built-in, and the CXN100 has added built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that does not require the additional BT100 dongle.

The CXN100 features Cambridge’s StreamMagic Gen4 module and platform, which allows control of the system from its app or by remote control. The CXN100 includes built-in Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Qoboz, and Deezer. The CXN100 can also expand music throughout the house and other devices tvia Google Home, AirPlay and Roon.

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