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In the world of high-fidelity audio, the Cambridge Audio CXN, CXNV2 and its new successor, the CXN100, stand out as exceptional network streamers that have garnered widespread acclaim for their performance, features, and design. The evolution from the CXNV2 to the CXN100 represents a significant leap forward in audio technology, addressing both the demands of audiophiles and the advancements in digital streaming both as a platform and the level of performance.

The Original CXN: Setting the Stage
When Cambridge Audio introduced the CXN back in 2016, it immediately caught the attention of audiophiles and critics. Launched as a network streamer, the CXN promised to deliver outstanding sound quality while seamlessly integrating with modern digital streaming platforms.  The original CXN set a new industrial standard with a screen that was packed with information but never looked cluttered.   With its sleek design, intuitive user interface, and robust feature set, the CXN quickly became a press favorite around the world as not only an easy to use streamer and DAC, but also great value for the money.

The CXNV2: Technical Advances
The CXNv2 introduced several notable features and enhancements that set it apart from its predecessor. One such feature is the addition of support for high-resolution audio formats, including FLAC, WAV, and DSD. and the CXNv2 expanded its connectivity options, including built-in support for streaming services such as Tidal, Spotify, and Qobuz. This seamless integration with popular streaming platforms ensures that listeners have access to a vast library of music at their fingertips and high resolution levels.




CXN100: Refining the User Experience
In terms of design and human interface, the CXN100 Series refined the user experience. Navigating on the product or through menus, accessing music libraries, and controlling playback are effortless tasks, allowing users to focus on enjoying their music without distraction . This is the same fourth generation streaming module that you’ll find in the award-winning Evo all-in-one players.

Cambridge Audio has spent decades refining their StreamMagic app and it shows as a mature and refined product. 



CXN100 also has a digital pre-amplifier mode. Simply put, the CXN100 can handle volume control for any digital source connected to it. Use the all-new tactile control dial or the StreamMagic app to find your ideal level.


The Cambridge Audio CXN100 represents decades of refinement in network streaming and software resulting in exceptional sound quality, intuitive design, and extensive features in a single package at a price that’s within most audio enthusiast’s reach.


The award-winning predecessor network player, the CXN V2, had twin Wolfson DACs onboard – class leading components for the time. CXN100 has advanced with new technology.  The single ESS 9028Q2M DAC chip sounds better – and measures better – than any DAC previously placed in a Cambridge Audio network player.  In addition, the timing filter inside the ESS 9028Q2M is so good, that there’s no post-DAC filter required, which simplifies the signal path meaning less technology getting in the way of your music.  With the addition of CXN100 to the Cambridge network player range, all our streaming products now use ESS DACs.


The casing may look familiar,  but under the hood, the CXN100 has undergone many upgrades. The R&D team spent hundreds of hours listening and swapping out audio critical components such as capacitors and op-amps to tune the entire post-DAC analogue stage. The measured results confirmed the evidence of their listening tests. The result? Increased signal-to-noise ratio, reduced distortion and a pristine digital music experience.


The  CXN100 features 1x TOSLINK Optical & 1x S/PDIF Coaxial for connecting digital sources and a USB input perfect for PCs and Macs for access to the highest resolution music (up to 32bit/768kHz & DSD512). Local files stored on a USB drive can be connected to the USB Mass Media port and Bluetooth offers easy playback from a mobile phone or similar device.  The CXN100 now has MQA on board! MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and it’s a clever method of ensuring that what gets laid down in the studio streams its way to playback devices around the world with no compromises or data alteration along the way.





“The CXN V2 brings music to life in a way that is exciting and engaging. It provides plenty of detail, impressive micro- and macro-dynamics, a wide and deep soundstage, and very analog-like smooth and rich timbres, particularly on high-res tracks. ”

     – absolute sound, United States


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