The most powerful home cinema amplifier Cambridge Audio has ever made. Just like the CXR120, the CXR200 is an audiophile’s hi-fi, a movie buff’s AVR, and a music lover’s digital streamer in a box, but it has twice the power and added zone 2 functionality. It delivers a huge home cinema presence to the largest of rooms or even 2.
Cambridge Audio created the CXRs with the same premise as any of their other hi-fi products - with amazing sound at the core of their design. Through class AB amplification the CXR200 delivers extremely low noise and distortion levels and is rated at 200 Watts in stereo mode or 120 Watts with all seven channels driven. The power supply is via a low flux audiophile-grade toroidal transformer with a substantially extruded heat sink; the result is that the CXR200 delivers smooth seamless sound with incredible precision. You no longer need two separate systems for your music and movies, the 200 will bring power and energy to anything you put through it.
Complementing the audio prowess, its visual performance is second to none. HDMI connections are 2.0 rated (apart from the MHL inputs which are 1.4), and support 4K and 3D standards, and the CXR200 will upscale all 1080p signals to 4K ultra high definition. With Deep Colour support too, the perfect picture is guaranteed with vivid colours and lifelike detail.
King of the Streamers
Cambridge Audio knows that people store their music in various different places and in a countless number of formats, and they also know that people use lots of different streaming services so they can listen to any track in the world. To keep everyone happy they’ve incorporated their complete StreamMagic streaming platform which brings with it NAS drive and UPnP playback, Spotify Connect, thousands of Internet Radio stations, and the ability to play just about any file from basic MP3s to 24-bit/192kHz hi-res files, either wired, from USB hard drives, or via Wi-Fi, all with fantastic depth and quality.
The free Cambridge Connect App for iOS and Android devices brings the whole experience to life. Whether it’s flicking through album artwork, building playlists or setting presets, the app allows intuitive browsing and navigation of all your music. The App can also control power on/off, source selection and volume of the CXR200.
Every Connection You Need
Whatever format your entertainment takes, the CXR200 can connect with it beautifully. The eight HDMI input sockets cater for all your visual feeds and two of them support MHL, one on the front and on the back, making it simple to watch phone content on your big screen. Other front ports of the CXR include USB and MP3 aux-in, so if it’s on a portable device you can still enjoy it through the 200.
Further digital inputs include two co-axial digital sockets and four optical ports. Add a BT100 Bluetooth receiver and it will pair with any compatible device, allowing playback in superb quality thanks to aptX technology. Analogue options are well catered for too: four line level inputs, one recording output, and 7.1 multi-channel direct inputs. There’s even support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD), allowing you to play back Super Audio CDs from your universal player. It’s a long list but basically you can enjoy anything!.