CAMBRIDGE CXU Universal Disc Player
CAMBRIDGE CXU Universal Disc Player CAMBRIDGE CXU Universal Disc Player
CAMBRIDGE CXU Universal Disc Player

Regular Price: $1,899.00

Special Price $1,225.00

Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: 1

Regular Price: $1,899.00

Special Price $1,225.00



The CXU is the pinnacle in high-end home cinema. Designed for the ultimate performance and playback of your favourite movies and music, the CXU has unrivalled connectivity making it a complete home cinema hub, whatever your source.

It also has the ability to be used as a pre-amp, and also doubles up as an extremely competent CD/SACD player.



Incredible audio performance from 5 separate Wolfson DACs and ATF upsampling

Vivid, detailed video from DARBEE Visual Presence technology

Wide variety of inputs to handle any audio-visual source


The CXU features 5 separate Wolfson WM8740 DACs and our proprietary ATF audio upsampling (Adaptive Time Filtering). Wired or wireless and whatever input, or file quality, the CXU upsamples all audio to 24-bit/192kHz, for stunning hi-res performance. Digital jitter, which affects all digital music is taken care of by ATF for exceptional sound. A dedicated 2-channel analogue 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.
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CXU uses DARBEE Visual Presence technology to deliver a stunning video playback. Fully adjustable DARBEE settings allow you to tailor settings for suit each input. 4k upsampling and 2D to 3D scaling from all video sources, means you enjoy a cinema quality ‘3D’ experience, whatever the source.


Whatever source, the CXU can handle it, making it a true home hub. CXU has 2 HDMI inputs, digital optical and coaxial audio inputs, and 3 USB inputs allowing 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 smart phones or a digital camcorder.


CXU also has a wired or wireless network connection. This means it can connect to your home network and play back audio, video or photo files from UPnP and DLNA servers and from NAS drives.


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 the CXU – with no need for a separate audio output from the TV.


DARBEE Visual Presence technology can be adjusted for any digital content. It provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience. Processing is adjustable, allowing you to customise the visual enhancement to suit you. And for ultimate flexibility, you can set your preferred DARBEE mode individually for each of the different video inputs.


An intuitive on-screen colour display and simple, user-friendly controls, plus an easy to use backlit remote, mean all of CXU’s features are easy to use, even in the dark. The remote control for the CXU will also control the matching Cambridge Audio AVR or hi-fi amplifier.


Make the most of the Wolfson DACs and audio upsampling on-board, by connecting the multichannel analogue audio outputs to the multichannel inputs of the perfectly matched CXR200 AV Receiver, for the highest quality digital to analogue conversion and 24-bit/192kHz audio upsampling.


The CXU can be connected directly to a power amplifier or active speakers for a simple and highly versatile system, with no worries about volume control. Whether using digital or analogue outputs, you can control volume (even on 7.1 and 2.0) set ups direct from the CXU remote.


  • Disc typesBlu-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 outputs7.1 multichannel analogue RCA/Phono output, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK, Dedicated 2 channel stereo analogue RCA/Phono output
  • HDMI inputs2 x 1.4a (one with MHL compatibility via the front panel)
  • Audio inputs1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK
  • D/A converters5 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DACs
  • DecoderMediatek MTK8580
  • Audio up-samplerAnalog Devices DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM) Q5 up-sampling to 24 bit/192kHz (All 10 channels)
  • Video processorDARBEE Visual Presence (on primary output)
  • External storage3 x USB 2.0
  • NetworkEthernet: 100BASE-T, Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n via supplied dongle. 2.4GHz
  • Maximum power consumption35W
  • Standby power consumption<0.5W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)82 x 430 x 312mm (3.2 x 16.9 x 12.3’’) with feet
  • Weight5.0kg (11.0lbs)