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CXA81 Amplifier w/ Bluetooth

SKU eq-1693

80 watts per channel, class AB amplification, hi-quality DAC, multiple inputs/outputs
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  • 80 watts-per-channel integrated amplifierĀ w/ analog + digital outputs / inputs plus aptX Bluetooth HD connectivity
  • 2019 What Hi-Fi? award winner
  • class AB amplification for detailed and powerful audio performance
  • separate symmetrical left and right channels carefully engineered to deliver incredible sound-staging
  • RCA + balanced XLR inputsĀ  for low noise interference
  • high quality DAC w/ TOSLINK and coaxial digital inputs
  • connect up to (4) passive speakers
  • headphone output
  • subwoofer output
  • includes remote control

"The all-new CXA81 integrated amplifier builds on the foundations laid (and the Awards won) by CXA80, but with a fresh and progressive perspective. The CXA81 is poised, effortless and sophisticated. Its 80 watts per channel give it complete authority over music, and it wrings every emotional and musical nuance from your whole collection." - Cambridge Audio


  • power output: 80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
  • Voltage: 110V - does NOT include voltage converter
  • DAC: ESS Sabre ES9016K2M
  • frequency response: <5Hzā€“ 60kHz +/-1dB
  • analog inputs: (1)Ā balanced XLR pair, (4) RCA pair
  • digital inputs:Ā (1)Ā S/PDIF coaxial, (2) TOSLINK optical, (1) USB audio, Bluetooth (integrated aptX HD receiver)
  • outputs: (4) speakers (A+B pairs), 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
  • compatibility:Ā TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only, S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only, USB: audio profile 1.0/2.0 (default 2.0), up to 32bit 384kHz PCM, up to DSD256 or DoP256, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
  • max power consumption:Ā 750W
  • dimensions: 4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4ā€ / 115 x 430 x 341mm
  • weight: 19.1 lbs / 8.7 kg


  • remote control
  • (3) AAA batteries
  • control bus cable
  • Bluetooth antenna
  • power cable
UPC: 5055300418784

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