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Cambridge Audio CXA80 Amplifier (Silver) - New - £459.08 With Code from Cambridgeaudio Direct / eBay
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Cambridge Audio CXA80 Amplifier (Silver) - New - £459.08 With Code from Cambridgeaudio Direct / eBay

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Posted 10th May

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Wonderful find 🔥 have a load of heat
Terrible Chinese capacitors that blow out
kremix10/05/2020 19:37

Terrible Chinese capacitors that blow out


My A1 is still alive an kicking.
kremix10/05/2020 19:37

Terrible Chinese capacitors that blow out


What problems have you had? Cxa81 same issue?
Johntwonames10/05/2020 19:27

Wonderful find 🔥 have a load of heat


Have you got this amp? I'm umming about whether to take the plunge.
ThugBasher10/05/2020 20:02

My A1 is still alive an kicking.


Is Cambridge Audio a Chinese company?
Oskar_Smith10/05/2020 20:34

Have you got this amp? I'm umming about whether to take the plunge.


No I've a yamaha, but looking to upgrade and been eyeing this one
Johntwonames10/05/2020 20:43

No I've a yamaha, but looking to upgrade and been eyeing this one


From the research I've done this seems quite the steal. I have a pair of bookshelf speakers (definitive tech D7s) which I think the CXA60 would be more suited to. I'm very tempted by this though because it's got more muscle and if I'm buying an amp, I want to be able to upgrade the rest of my kit in the future. So if you're happy with your speakers and they don't need a lot of drive, the CXA60 might be better
darkclouds10/05/2020 20:38

Nope UK



Yes, but they are full of (mostly) cheaper component (doesn't matter where they are made). Cambridge has been owned by Richer Sounds for years, they are generally cheap and cheerful. Can be quite decent and good value for money, but don't expect the world. I still have several Cambridge boxes about the house and working fine, but not in my main system any more.
CHEEPSTUFFRULES!10/05/2020 20:51

Yes, but they are full of (mostly) cheaper component (doesn't matter where …Yes, but they are full of (mostly) cheaper component (doesn't matter where they are made). Cambridge has been owned by Richer Sounds for years, they are generally cheap and cheerful. Can be quite decent and good value for money, but don't expect the world. I still have several Cambridge boxes about the house and working fine, but not in my main system any more.


I would hardly say cheap nor cheerful there blu Ray players are OPPO units
I have the CXA60 (60 watts per channel) which is fab. It's so detailed and sweet yet feels very authoritative. Having read the reviews in the HIFI forums I did not buy the CXA80 because although more powerful it doesn't have the sweetness of the CXA60. Bear in mind however that the CXA60 does not have USB or built-in bluetooth (although you buy Cambridge 's own Bluetooth dongle). Btw, 60watts is more than enough. Do you really need 80 ?
Ian_Owen-46210.8062310/05/2020 23:07

I have the CXA60 (60 watts per channel) which is fab. It's so detailed and …I have the CXA60 (60 watts per channel) which is fab. It's so detailed and sweet yet feels very authoritative. Having read the reviews in the HIFI forums I did not buy the CXA80 because although more powerful it doesn't have the sweetness of the CXA60. Bear in mind however that the CXA60 does not have USB or built-in bluetooth (although you buy Cambridge 's own Bluetooth dongle). Btw, 60watts is more than enough. Do you really need 80 ?


Depending on speakers, some need more power to keep them in check.
Oskar_Smith10/05/2020 20:34

Have you got this amp? I'm umming about whether to take the plunge.


Hi Oscar, I have the CXA60 version of this amp, been running it daily for almost 2 years. Currently have it paired up with monitor Audio Bronze 2 speakers, the combination works well. It sounds great, especially at this lower price! The monitor audio bronze 2 are discounted at the moment too.

I'm no audiophile but people discribe the sound signature of the amp as warm, this generally means a it's nicer to listen to for a longer period and more forgiving to what you're playing. Cooler sounding amps are more analytical, can be a little more detailed but more fatiguing to listen to as a result. That's what I've gathered from watching many audio reviews.

If you're worrying about power, it has plenty. My average listening doesn't even get passed 9 o'clock on the dial. At 12 o'clock (highest I've turned it) it is uncomfortably loud.
Edited by: "jmp_ldn" 11th May
Well to be honest that's where the ' more power ' comes into play !

The more power the more it will handle having the volume cranked up.
I have a Cambridge Azur 640a Amplefier which I brought about 1996, still going strong and still sounds good.
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