Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Series 2 Network Player (Lunar Grey)

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Music Streaming From Computer/NAS/USB

Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-Bit DACs

Apple Airplay 2, Chromecast Built-In, Optional Bluetooth aptX, Roon Tested

Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz & Internet Radio, DSD Support, Free App Control

Finished In 'Out Of This World' Lunar Grey

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About The Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Series 2 Network Player

The Cambridge Audio CXN V2 takes this already great music streamer to new heights with increased processing power, better internet radio usability and the addition of Tidal high resolution music streaming.

The CXN V2 further refines the seamless digital music experience that made the original a What Hi-Fi? award winner, four years running. A faster processor opens up new possibilities, giving you a richer internet radio experience and a greater level of playback control.

The Cambridge CXN puts sound quality first and it does this through the use of quality electronics and painstaking design. Using twin Wolfson DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors), each channel has its own DAC to process its own information. This gives a more precise and accurate sound quality with improved stereo imaging. When combined with the 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel, noise-reducing filter, the DACs help give the CXN outstanding levels of clarity and transparency of sound. Simply put, this network player will pull out subtle nuances of sound that you might never even have heard before!

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 Network Player

Stream All You Stored Music - Including High Resolution Files: With UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) compatibility it's easy to connect the Cambridge CXN to your home network and stream from your NAS drive, hard drive, PC or laptop. The CXN accepts a wide range of files, including many high resolution formats. ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis are all supported, making this a highly flexible streamer.

ATF2 Up-Sampling For The Ultimate Detail And Least Jitter: The Cambridge CXN improves sound quality still further with an Anagram Technologies ATF2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. ATF (Adaptive Time Filtering) up-sampling 'stretches' the music to give the highest resolution possible. Up-sampling sound gives a smoother, more relaxed sound quality with added detail. You'll also notice enhanced depth of sound and a more natural quality without the "edge" that can afflict digital music. You'll hear every detail, including every deep breath, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real! ATF2 even aids native 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for even less jitter.

Spotify Connect, Tidal & Qobuz: Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the CXN V2 has Spotify Connect integrated into it. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. The CXN V2 also has support for Hi-Res streaming services such as Tidal & Qobuz (subject to availability in Australia) with their huge range of Hi-Res quality music.

Improved Internet Radio: CXN V2 introduces mpeg-DASH and HLS compatibility out of the box, which allows for higher quality, more consistent live streams, creating an intimate internet radio experience.  Because the CXN V2 supports DASH, select radio stations, such those from the BBC in the UK, will be available in 320 kbps.

Airplay 2, Chromecast Built-In & Optional Bluetooth: In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the CXN V2 is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 & Chromecast streaming. Use it with your smartphone or tablet, iPad PC or Mac and wirelessly stream your iTunes library or other compatible music services. Connect up the optional BT100 dongle and you'll be able to stream your music from any smartphone, tablet or other device with Bluetooth built-in.

Built-In Digital Pre-Amp - Just Add Active Speakers: If you're seeking quality hi-fi from a minimal system then the built-in digital pre-amp will appeal. Simply add active speakers via the digital or analogue outputs and you'll be able to control the volume via the CXN.

Fully Connected, Including XLR Balanced Sockets & 4 USBs: When it comes to connectivity the CXN has everything you'd expect and possibly more. The highlight is the fitting of XLR balanced sockets. When used with a compatible amplifier, such as the matching Cambridge CXA80, these connections give the ultimate analogue link possible, with greatly improved resistance to interference. Added to this there are no fewer than four USB interfaces. The front-mounted socket is ideal for connecting temporary devices such as USB media sticks. At the back, two interfaces take care of a more permanently connected media device plus the optional Bluetooth dongle port. A Type B asynchronous USB input is provided for the direct connection of your PC or Mac. This makes the ideal connection for hooking up your computer as it will effectively 'control' the PC's output for the best sound quality possible. This greatly reduces jitter and gives the highest quality sound possible from your computer audio. Finally, both optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect up other digital components and take advantage of the quality DAC built into the CXN.

Intuitive App Interface And Colour Display: With the recently upgraded Stream Magic App the CXN V2 now has the ease of operation it deserved all along. Powerful and refreshingly easy to use the Stream Magic App has been several years in development and is very much worth the wait. With this free Apple/Android app you have effortless control from your smartphone or tablet over all aspects of music playback including radio stations, streaming services and music stored on your local network. The App is, in effect, a very user friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Boasting a bright colour screen, the CXN beautifully displays album art on the front panel. This makes it a pleasure to browse for albums and artists either from the App or the intuitive front panel controls.

Sleek Style: The CXN is part of the totally redesigned CX-Series. The distinctive tear-drop profile gives the CXN a contemporary look and makes it the ideal partner for Camridge Audio’s amplifiers and CD players. Yet it's far more than just a good-looking case; it helps the sound quality, too. With rigid, metal construction and low-resonance design, the casing helps shield the player from both mechanical and electrical interference, helping to improve clarity and reduce background noise.

Our Take On The CXN

At the price, there really is nothing that can touch the Cambridge Audio CXN V2. It’s easy to operate, connects to everything, streams hi res music and is a powerful internet radio tool. The fact it sounds really, really good too makes it something of a bargain. Check a CXN V2 out today. We think you’ll agree with us.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Network Music Player
  • UPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in , Internet radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon Tested, Bluetooth aptX via BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied)

  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz)
  • Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
  • Apple AirPlay 2: Apple AirPlay 2 lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad
  • Bluetooth aptX Ready: Available with optional Cambridge Audio BT-100 adapter
  • Internet Radio & Services: Yes
  • High Resolution Audio: Yes. High Resolution Audio provides exception sound quality from High Resolution music files
  • File Compatibility: DSD (x64) & WAV, AIFF, FLAC or ALAC files at 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz rates, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
  • DAC: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
  • Digital Filter: 2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz
  • Analogue Filter: 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel


  • USB Inputs: 3 which can be used for connection of media players, wi-fi dongles and other accessories
  • Digital Outputs: 1 x Coaxial; 1 x Optical
  • Digital Inputs: 1 x Coaxial; 1 x Optical
  • Balanced Outputs: 1pr x XLR
  • Line-Level Outputs: 1pr x RCA

Other Features

  • Remote Control: Yes. Can also use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit
  • Power Input: 220-230V 50Hz
  • Power Consumption: 30 Watts
  • Stand-by Consumption: 0.5 Watt
  • Detachable Power Cable: Allows for upgrade to a better quality power cable (Isotek Premier) for improved performance
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 85 x 305mm
  • Nett Weight: 3.5kg
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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