Cambridge Audio Announces New Budget-Priced AX Series Components

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Cambridge Audio Announces New Budget-Priced AX Series Components


Cambridge Audio announced this week the introduction of a new range of audiophile separates designed to deliver hi-fi performance on a mass-market budget. The new range, dubbed the AX series as a whole, comprises a new CD player, an integrated amp with 35 watts per channel output, and two new stereo receivers with 85 and 100 wpc output, respectively. The new CD player and integrated amp are expected to ship sometime in June, with the stereo receivers following later in the summer.

Read on for full details on the new AX line directly from Cambridge Audio:

Today Cambridge Audio introduces the AX series, a brand new range of hi-fi separates. Designed and engineered in the UK, AX has something to offer every music lover, hitting the perfect balance between performance and affordability.

Consisting of a CD player, an integrated amplifier and two stereo receivers, the AX range takes design and innovation cues from Cambridge Audio's CX and Edge hi-fi ranges. Like those award-winning products, it uses the company's 50-plus years of audio engineering expertise to deliver what Cambridge Audio has dubbed its "Great British Sound", a pure, unfiltered audio experience reflecting the artist's intentions - nothing added, nothing taken away.

The AXC and AXA ranges will be available from Cambridge Audio and Amazon from mid June 2019. The AXR range will be available from July 2019.

AXC35 CD player - $349

With a single analogue RCA output, remote control and a sleek Lunar Grey and black finish, the AXC35 makes the perfect affordable CD player for anyone seeking a value-based setup. The AXC35 also includes the option of a coaxial digital audio output.

The AXC35 is a versatile CD player offering gapless playback with the added ability to play home recorded CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs with MP3 and WMA files on them.

AXA35 integrated amplifier - $349

Representing superb value for money, the AXA35 integrated stereo amplifier boasts a power output of 35W, four analogue RCA inputs, a single RCA output for recording purposes and a USB port with 5V 500mA of power for adding a Bluetooth receiver, plus a 3.5mm auxiliary stereo input on the front panel.  It's supplied with a remote control and white display screen, a phono stage input and a 6.3mm headphone output.

The AXA35 is available in the AX range's Lunar Gray and black color scheme.

AXR85 stereo receiver - $399

AXR100 stereo receiver - $499

With both power and flexibility aplenty, the AXR85 stereo receiver is an ideal choice for the more demanding listener. The 85W receiver is able to drive two stereo speaker zones, and has a wide range of connectivity: three analogue RCA inputs, a phono stage input, rec and subwoofer outputs and a 3.5mm auxiliary input and 6.3mm headphone output up front. It comes with an FM/AM tuner and built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless streaming.

Sitting at the very top of the AX range is the AXR100 stereo receiver, which takes the AXR85's template and adds digital inputs (two optical and one coaxial) while increasing the power output to 100W.

The AXC and AXA ranges will be available from June 2019. The AXR range will be available from Summer 2019.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Cambridge Audio website for more product information.


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