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 refined circuit board layout also minimises the interference (crosstalk) between the left and right stereo channels so each stays independent and unaffected by the other. This results in a lifelike sound stage where you can virtually place each instrument in the room - just like being at a live show! We achieve this by using symmetrical and separated circuit paths and by entirely separating out the left and right heat sinks. This is only normally engineered into amplifiers costing many times more so the performance you get out of the CXA60 is incredible at this price.
The full 60 watts of power also comes from class AB amplification. Class AB delivers very little crossover distortion so your music sounds purer and more controlled.
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.
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