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Cambridge - CXN100 Network Player

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Stream 32-Bit/768kHz, DSD 512, and MQA with the Exceptional-Sounding Cambridge Audio CXN100: Roon-Ready Network Player Features ESS SABRE 9028Q2M DAC and Balanced XLR Outputs

Transform what you hear with the Cambridge Audio CXN100 network streamer. Tuned and designed in London, and built to take on all comers anywhere near its price range, the successor to the award-winning CXN V2 plays music with exceptional detail, clarity, dynamics, presence, and richness. Whether you’ve been considering adding streaming to your system or looking to upgrade your current setup, the Roon-ready CXN100 will turn heads — literally and figuratively — via its performance, connectivity, and style.

Its Gen 4 streaming module processes up to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD 512, and MQA while integrated Bluetooth gives you even more options. Ditto on-board access to TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, and downloaded files. Built-in Apple AirPlay2 and Google Chromecast are here, too. As is high-quality Internet Radio, by way of mpeg-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) compatibility, the latter being the same technology employed by Netflix.

Anchored by a cutting-edge ESS SABRE 9028Q2M DAC, CXN100 epitomizes efficiency and immediacy. Due to the precision of the timing filter in the ESS 9028Q2M, the 7.7-pound CXN100 forgoes the need for any post-DAC filter, further simplifying the signal path and ridding any potential interference from impacting the accuracy and impact of your music. Inside, high-end capacitors and op-amps in the analog stage were chosen after hundreds of hours of listening tests and walk the talk with enviable signal-to-noise ratios and other related measurements. Even better? CXN100 automatically stays current with any new services or firmware improvements with over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Measuring 3.14 x 16.9 x 12.8 inches (HWD) and offering armchair control via Cambridge Audio's StreamMagic app, CXN100 invites you to connect what you want. One Toslink and one S/PDIF coaxial input welcome digital sources, and an asynchronous USB input awaits your computer or Mac. A USB port adds more versatility. You also get one Toslink and one S/PDIF coaxial output. More importantly, CXN100 touts balanced XLR outputs for the highest level of signal transmission to your preamplifier or amplifier. (A pair of traditional RCA outputs live right next door.) Plus, let’s not overlook the fact CXN100 offers a digital preamplifier mode that lets it function as the volume control for any digital source you connect. 

Backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty, CXN100 handles all frequency ranges with aplomb, veers toward a touch of warmth, syncs with all major streaming services, and enables you to enjoy easy control over anything you want to hear. And that big, bright, and bold 1280 x 569 TFT color display on the front panel lets you keep tabs on everything you play.

If you want to know more about this standout piece, just contact a Music Direct audio consultant at 312-433-0200.

Making the Connections
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. Built-in Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, and Deezer offer easy access to a vast world of music and podcasts. High-resolution Internet Radio is also just a few taps away. 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. ​Digital connectivity extends to the option to hook up devices through USB, Coaxial, Toslink, or wirelessly with Chromecast, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth​ (no need for a separate dongle). Analog output is available through balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA outputs. For sharing music across devices all around the home, CXN100 is fully compatible with Google Home, Apple AirPlay, and Roon multiroom systems​.

Fully Under Control
Like all Cambridge network players, 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.​ The beautifully crafted front panel features a large 4.76-inch high-resolution color screen, which lets you see the displayed album artwork from across the room.


• 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, Apple AirPlay 2 & Bluetooth
• Big hi-res colour screen – see album artwork clearly from the comfort of your chair

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  • DAC: ESS ES9028Q2M
  • USB AUDIO INPUT: USB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)
  • DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS: USB Drive, Bluetooth, S/PDIF Coaxial, TOSLINK Optical
  • ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUTS: Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
  • COMPATIBILITY: TOSLINK optical 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only; S/PDIF coaxial 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only; 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.
  • ETHERNET: 10/100Mbit
  • WI-FI: IEEE 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION: <0.5W (eco), <2W (network standby)
  • DIMENSIONS: (W X H X D) 430 x 85 x 325mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2")
  • WEIGHT: 3.55Kg (7.83lbs)
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