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Cambridge Audio CXU Universal Player

Pinnacle Performance, High-Res Audio Support, DARBEE Video, Upsampling of All Audio to 24-Bit/192kHz: Fully Loaded Cambridge Audio CXU Universal Player Does It All (and Then Some)

CXU, the finest universal player Cambridge Audio has ever made, is an embarrassment of riches. You're going to need a spreadsheet to keep track of the pinnacle-performance-minded features. Five separate Wolfson WM8740 DACs. DARBEE video technology. Network streaming and high-res audio support. 4k video upscaling. Upsampling of all audio to 24-bit/192kHz. Dedicated two-channel stereo output. All told, you can play 11 audio and video sources – including SACD and Bluray 3D – through CXU, a component What Hi-Fi? proclaims "impresses on every level." That says it all. As does our 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

Audiophile Sound and Parts: Five Separate DACs, Proprietary ATF Upsampling
CXU features five separate Wolfson WM8740 DACs and proprietary ATF audio upsampling (Adaptive Time Filtering). Wired or wireless, and whatever input or file quality, CXU upsamples all audio to 24-bit/192kHz for stunning hi-res performance. Digital jitter, which affects all digital music, is solved of by ATF. A dedicated 2-channel analog stereo output guarantees the best-possible stereo sound, and Pure Audio mode allows shut down of all video processing to prevent any audio signal interference.

Video Performance Spoils Your Eyes: DARBEE Visual Presence Technology, Twin HDMI Outputs
DARBEE Visual Presence technology to deliver stunning video playback. Fully adjustable DARBEE settings allow you to tailor the settings to suit each input. 4k upsampling and 2D to 3D scaling from all video sources translate into cinema-quality 3D experiences, whatever the source. Separately configurable, twin HDMI outputs send high-quality video to multiple displays or 3D video to a display and separate HDMI audio to a non-3D AV receiver. An Audio Return Channel (ARC) is built-in too, allowing the audio signal from a connected TV to be sent to CXU without the need for a separate audio output from the TV.

Consummate Connection Hub Handles Any Source, Adds Wireless Network Support
Whatever source, CXU can handle it. CXU features two HDMI inputs, digital optical and coaxial audio inputs, and three USB inputs that allow connection to almost any source - all up-sampled or processed for the best-possible audio or audio-visual experience. The front HDMI input even supports MHL for exceptional mobile device playback from smartphones or digital camcorders. CXU also has a wired or wireless network connection to connect to your home network and play back audio, video, or photo files from UPnP and DLNA servers and from NAS drives.

Intuitive Controls, Convenient Digital Volume Control
An intuitive on-screen color display and simple, user-friendly controls, plus an easy-to-use backlit remote, mean all of CXU's features are intuitive and effortless, even in the dark. CXU can also be directly connected to a power amplifier or active speakers for a simple and highly versatile system without any worries about volume control. Whether using digital or analog outputs, you can control volume (even on 7.1 and 2.0) setups from the CXU remote.

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Disc types: Blu-ray (BD) including BD-3D, DVD, DVD-A, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, DVD+-R DL, BD-R/RE
Video outputs: 2 x HDMI 1.4a with ARC
Audio outputs: 7.1 multichannel analogue RCA/Phono output, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK, Dedicated 2 channel stereo analogue RCA/Phono output
HDMI inputs: 2 x 1.4a (one with MHL compatibility via the front panel)
Audio inputs: 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK
D/A converters: 5 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DACs
Decoder: Mediatek MTK8580
Audio Up-SamplerAnalog Devices DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM) Q5 up-sampling to 24 bit/192kHz (All 10 channels)
Video processor: DARBEE Visual Presence (on primary output)
External storage: 3 x USB 2.0
Network: Ethernet: 100BASE-T, Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n via supplied dongle. 2.4GHz
Maximum power consumption: 35W
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions (HWD): 3.2" x 16.9" x 12.3"
Weight: 11.0 lbs.

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