CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ANNOUNCES AX SERIES
Cambridge Audio has just unveiled its AX series comprising of a pair of CD players, a couple of integrated amps and two stereo receivers.
The new AX models take design cues and borrow tech from Cambridge Audio’s high-end CX and more recently released Edge two-channel models, but are much kinder to your pocket and will slip in between the brand’s Topaz and CX offerings.
Starting with the AXC25 (AUD $449 RRP) and AXC35 (AUD $599 RRP) CD Players, both of which will play nicely with CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs with MP3 and WMA files on them. The AXC25 sports an RCA line output whereas the AXC35 features an internal DAC and coaxial digital output.
The AXA25 (AUD $449 RRP) and AXA35 (AUD $599 RRP) integrated amps deliver power outputs of 25 watts and 35 watts, respectively. Both are armed with four RCA inputs, a 3.5mm front-panel input, an RCA recording output, and a USB port that can accommodate an external Bluetooth receiver for those wishing to add wireless streaming. The AXA35 also offers a phono stage input and 6.3mm headphone output, comes boxed with remote control, and sports a display screen.
The AXR85 (Price TBA) stereo receiver has 85W on tap and can drive two stereo speaker zones. Connectivity comprises a trio of analogue inputs, a phono stage input, recording and subwoofer outputs and a 3.5mm auxiliary input. Additionally, ’there’s a 6.3mm headphone output up front too. An FM/AM tuner and built-in Bluetooth receiver for smart device streaming round things off here.
Finally, at the top of the AX range is the AXR100 (Price TBA) stereo receiver. This improves on the AXR85 with two optical and one coaxial input and ramps up power output to 100W.
The AXC and AXA ranges will be available from mid-July 2019 with the AXR range following shortly after.
For more information visit Cambridge Audio.