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Cambridge CXA60 review: Stereo Amplifier

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

In addition, there is a headphone jack and a portable-player input. Obviously, the higher-powered your amplifier is, the less likely it is to clip. Thomas on piano, Jim Cox on organ, Bob Glaub on electric bass and Don Heffington on drums. Post author It depends on the product. A simple push of the button allows you to select the track.

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Product review: Cambridge Audio CXA81 amplifier

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

Now I just play it a lot and hope it fails quickly so I can send it to the distributor for repairs before the warranty runs out. It's unbelievable that the editor has turned a blind eye and deaf ears to this issue. The last bass note is long and hangs in the air. I am willing to defend my work but I am not willing to defend rhetorical straw men or products of your imagination. I bypassed them and left them pressed in for this review, and would suggest you do too.

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Cambridge Audio CXA80 (Black) Stereo integrated amplifier with built

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

Next to those are several input selection buttons, and pop out knobs for bass, treble, and balance. It portrays music in a way that makes you want to find your favorite tracks and hear them again for what feels like the first time. A good thick well-shielded cable will do just fine. Tonal correction and balance buttons can be set. We noted the same things with several different speakers? I would give a slight edge to Cambridge for quality, but a definite edge to Yamaha for good quality and high value. So when I screwed in the speaker terminals tight onto nothing! At 6 ohms, that rises to 120, and at 4 ohms, 155.

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Cambridge Audio CXA60 Integrated Amplifier Review

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

New records occasionally come with a healthy helping of static buildup and a paper sleeve. As with everything, choose some combinations and listen for yourself. The top panel of the amplifier features a plastic-covered ventilation grille to allow the amplifier to expel some of the heat it generates. You make a valid point that we never know how long we ourselves are going to last, so does it really matter how long our components last? Like the exterior design, it lends an air of class and refinement to the product, not to mention a weightiness that also suggests a high-quality build. Ultimately it depends on your budget! G I wonder if a DacMagic Plus would make a significant upgrade. The red and black caps can be removed when using banana plugs.

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Cambridge CXA80 Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

But vinyl can be extremely enjoyable with a decent turntable and cartridge. When the digital age came along the hi-fi market crashed for a while, with high-end audio catering for fewer people and the press having more influence. That will take trial and error and may differ by type of music and listening preference. That is the kind of information that most manufacturers prefer to conceal. Nothing could be further from the truth! Each device is particularly heavy. This results in an amplifier that is easier to listen to for longer periods without listening fatigue. The transport supports the usual programming functions, such as random, repeat all or track and shuffle, though the ability to program the playback order of tracks on a disc has been omitted here.

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Cambridge Audio CXC Review

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

The brushed aluminum finish, and the floating effect chassis, really make this mid-range component look like a high-end piece. Peter Does it still have that punch, detail and excitement that the Cambridge has or is it overall just more relaxed? The front panel is also home to the disc tray, aligned with the top of the central display. You may be able to pick one up on the pre-owned market. Peter Hi Ashley, firstly great review I really enjoyed reading it. Cambridge agrees with Dolby and myself that the 7. Separate dual mono windings on a low-flux toroidal transformer further enhance performance and together these design details deliver incredible control over your speakers on a wide, enveloping, captivating sound stage. Of course, the back panel also includes two sets of speaker output terminals which are rated for speakers with an impedance between 4 and 8 ohms.

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Cambridge Audio CXR120 A/V Receiver Review

Cambridge audio cxa80 review

I am not privy to the measurements before I write; readers are invited to look at both text and measurements and draw their own conclusions. I keep the same Speakers and simply upgraded the amp to this one and wow. If handled properly the records will probably never need cleaning again and the improvement in sound quality is quite something. Then you have the record itself, which must spin evenly and at the right speed with the minimum of mechanical noise which will travel through the plinth and the record itself and will thus be picked up by the cartridge. And, while we are on the subject of the sound Mac computer can provide, could you please give us your opinion on the Mac mini vs. But wat keeps me struggling, is how this translates to my real-world listing experiences and expectations… As you have an objective and good view on both the digital and vinyl side of things, could you give me your thoughts about the questions I have related to my situation? The toroidal transformer is mounted centrally inside the chassis of the integrated amp to reduce flux or magnetic disturbance from the volume pot.

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