The most fun you can have with 60 watts. An amplifier is the heart of any hi-fi system and ours - What Hi-Fi?’s ‘Best Stereo Amplifier’ two years running – is hugely entertaining. With those 60 watts of power comes 4 analogue, 3 digital and optional Bluetooth inputs so your connectivity is sorted too.
Designing the CXA60 was a challenge that was accepted with open arms by our engineers. We wanted an amp that sounded more musical and energetic than anything we’ve made before. They beavered away for months and after some particularly late nights they eventually nailed it. To achieve this they used some unique engineering techniques, some very premium components, and some great ears for detail.
We’ve used an audiophile-grade toroidal transformer which helps minimise magnetic flux levels. This basically keeps distortion and other noise levels low so that your music is played back with complete purity. We also centrally mount the transformer to reduce interference with other components in the circuit board such as the volume pot; this is in a further effort to keep your music sounding amazing. As for the volume pot itself, we’ve used an ALPs film type volume pot which delivers accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance so the volume is always perfectly controlled across both left and right channels at whatever volume you’re enjoying.
The CXA60 was designed to work with digital sources from the outset so has a 24-bit Wolfson WM8740 DAC (a very premium digital to analogue converter) built in. This chip is as the heart of our award-winning DacMagic range. So whether it’s music from your TV or your network streaming device, it all gets passed through the Wolfson DAC. Connecting the CXA60 to the digital out of the CXC dedicated CD transport also creates a perfect partnership. The result is that any digital music soars to new heights, reveals new depths and can be enjoyed like never before.
Digital connections are in the form of S/PDIF co-axial and TOSLINK digital inputs. Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle and you have access to aptX high-quality streaming, opening up a world of wireless possibilities from your paired device. Analogue options include four sets of RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack so you’re fully catered for there as well.
The floating effect of the chassis, the brushed finish, the easy-to-read front panel, they’re all designed to create a hi-fi amplifier that’s as beautiful on the outside as it’s well-engineered on the inside. Whatever the source, the CXA60 enables you to re-discover your favourite music.
Our CX Series of hi-end components is set to revolutionise entertainment in the digital age. It’s the result of our tradition of hi-fi excellence and the culmination of more than 30 years of digital experience. Setting new standards in hi-fi and home theatre, it delivers a precise, detailed audio performance that will take your breath away.
Our CX Series looks as good as it sounds, turning heads with its beautiful ‘floating’ aesthetic and uniquely bevelled bases. The sleek design encompasses a low resonance chassis that also enhances sonic performance.
The stunning full colour display and sleek user interface on the digital music streamer provide an intuitive way to access the music you love, while our new smartphone and tablet apps for Apple and Android, put you in total control.
Each components in our CX range has been built to excel, to make you re-evaluate what's audible in your favourite music. Totally focused on getting the very best from your digital sources, the CX range has seven components, each a reference point in its class and designed without compromise.
Our starting point was to build a network player - the CXN - that is simply to use and delivers audiophile quality from your preferred digital source. CXA integrated amps follow, built using all our technical know-how and both with on-board DACs for the CXC CD transport and all your other digital sources.
The jewels of the range are the two AV receivers, the CXR120 and CXR200. Taking everything we know about hi-fi and delivering a powerful audiophile home cinmea experience, they're also network streaming devices and have the capability to deliver sound like you've never hear it before.
|POWER OUTPUT||60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||<5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB|
|ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS||4 x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)|
|DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS||1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x TOSLINK optical, Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)|
|COMPATIBILITY||TOSLINK optical, S/PDIF coaxial, BT100 Bluetooth receiver|
|OUTPUTS||Speakers A+B, 3.5mm Headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output|
|MAX POWER CONSUMPTION||600W|
|STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION||<0.5W|
|DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)||115 x 430 x 341mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 13.4”)|
Even only so far, the CXA's sound on an absolute scale, I would say, is very good+. The operation is virtually flawless.
Right out of the box and after allowing the amp an hour+ to simply sit in the room and equalize its temperature with the room temperature, I connected the CXA to the rest of the system. The sound was beautifully punchy even down to the deepest tones that my Silver 8s can produce; and completely adequately punchy even with music material which I have always felt as being lean on bass. The top of the midrange and the lower treble was somewhat stiff, but the very good thing about that little imperfection is that that does not bother me at all. The treble was even right away totally beautifully airy, which makes the soundstage (beyond my expectations -> ) a bit wider even than my listening room! ... and is a delightful complement to the Silver 8s (which normally does not deliver a very wide soundstage in my experience and based on all the Silver 8-related reading I have done).
Yesterday evening I played about 4 hours of music (via analog connections, from the Yamaha NP-S303 network player and the DragonFly Red) and 2 hours of TV programming (via optical), and this morning about 2 hours of music plus TV, through the CXA. The progress of its opening up of the sound, rapid smoothening of the overall sound and vanishing of that stiffness (there is very little still present, but negligibly, and I am sure it will entirely disappear very soon), makes me smile ear-to-ear, and I am truly looking forward to continuing and finishing its break-in period.
The features are fantastic: I love the 5-way protection system for both the CXA as well as the speakers and especially how it is designed to handle any (heaven-forbid) clipping, i.e. by the auto-volume-down feature (which I manually enabled); the direct discrete IR remote commands available for programming of my Logitech Harmony universal remote; customizable illumination of the LEDs on the front display can be delightfully low light and un-intrusive for my (can be dark on a cloudy day) room in the basement, and which can also be turned off with a discrete IR command, for example, I start the activity "Watch Movie" on the Harmony remote, and it reliably turns off the CXA's display for watching in the dark.
I could go on and on about the CXAs beauties and how happy I am. Thanks very much once more.
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