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Network Music Player Highlights Latest Cambridge Audio CX Components

Included in the six new product announcements from Cambridge Audio is the CXN Upsampling Network Music Player. This digital music player incorporates two Wolfson DACs and the ability to playback streaming media, network content and high-resolution audio.

Cambridge Audio's new CXN Upsampling Network Music Player will start shipping in Q1 of 2015 at an MSRP of $999.
Robert Archer · January 5, 2015

For most people Christmas just ended, but for audiophiles and other tech junkies, the holiday festivities don’t end until the completion of the CEA’s 2015 International CES show in Las Vegas.

Contributing to this year’s tech madness is the English A/V manufacturer Cambridge Audio. The U.K.-based company’s product line is available through its American distributor Audio Plus Services, and this year the manufacturer is adding to its product line through the announcement of six new CX series of components.

Included in the six new products is two new A/V receivers, two stereo amplifiers, a CD player and its CXN Upsampling Network Music Player. According to the company, the newly announced CXN Upsampling Network Music Player builds upon the success of its Stream Magic 6 V2 by providing a new chassis design, along with a color TFT screen that displays album artwork, artist name and song titles.

Cambridge Audio designed its latest networkable audio player to play music from a network, including Macs and PCs, media servers via UPnP, and music from the Internet from providers ranging from Spotify and iHeart Radio, to Pandora and Rhapsody. 

In addition, the CXN Upsampling Network Music Player also offers homeowners Apple AirPlay wireless streaming capabilities, as well as the ability to play high-resolution WAV, FLAC, AIFF files, and lossy file formats such as MP3, AAC and WMA files.

Internally the player utilizes two Wolfson WM8740 DACs configured in a dual-differential mode to ensure the best possible signal sent to the left and right channels.

Other features include its digital preamp option that allows dealers to connect the player directly to an amplifier through its analog outputs.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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