Power, precision and digital connectivity.
The CXA80 must be heard to be believed. 80 Watts per channel of spectacular detail come from a super-efficient, fully symmetrical class A/B amplifier design. Separate, dual mono windings on a low-flux toroidal transformer also enhance performance further. Together, these design details deliver incredible control over your speakers on a wide, enveloping, captivating sound stage.
‘DacMagic’ digital inputs and digital to analogue conversion.
To journey deeper into the music you love, the CXA80 has been designed from scratch with high performance digital to analogue conversion. This is thanks to a high specification 24-bit 192kHz WM8740 DAC chip from Wolfson that is at the core of our award-winning DacMagic range. Two optical inputs and one co-axial digital input are provided as well as an asynchronous USB Audio input for incredibly low jitter, so you can play your music directly from your PC or Mac. Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle to your CXA80, for instant aptX quality streaming direct from your smartphone or tablet.
DetailsPower output: 80W RMS X2 into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 OhmsDAC: Wolfson WM8740Frequency Response: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dBAnalogue audio inputs 1x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)Digital audio inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x USB audio, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)Compatibility: TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB 1.0 and 2.0, BT100 Bluetooth receiverOutputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer OutputMax power consumption: 750WStandby power consumption: <0.5WDimensions (H x W x D)*: 115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)Weight: 8.7kg (19.1lbs)
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