Cambridge Audio’s original CXN network streamer was a What Hi-Fi? Magazine award-winner three times running. So why bring out a V2 model?
According to Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes Cambridge Audio in Australia, the new Cambridge Audio CXN V2 network streamer has a faster, more powerful processor, and better support for high-quality internet radio streams. ‘The faster processor powering Cambridge Audio’s proprietary streaming platform, StreamMagic, means the CXN (V2) offers a smoother user experience and opens up new listening potential,’ he told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘Customers can now enjoy more control over how they listen to their music, thanks to the newly added ability to seek through tracks played over UPnP, USB or Spotify Connect.’
The Cambridge CXN (V2) upsamples all digital data presented to it up to 24-bit/384kHz using polynomial curve fitting interpolation whose parameters, says Stuart George, of Cambridge Audio, ‘were derived the old-school way, with our engineers spending hours tuning the CXN(V2) by ear, which they believe is the only way to achieve a sound quality that genuinely moves you.’
The Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) features Airplay, NAS Drive/UPnP compatibility, asynchronous USB, coaxial and Toslink digital inputs, and DSD64 support. And if you want AptX Bluetooth, you can get this by buying Cambridge Audio’s optional BT100 receiver. Everything you do with the CXN (V2) can be monitored via the large colour screen on the front panel, which also display album artwork. The new network player is, of course, completely compatible with the existing Cambridge Connect app.
Available now, the Cambridge Audio CXN (V2) network streamer retails for $1,699.
For more information, contact Synergy Audio Visual