Published On: May 28, 2024

Cambridge Audio Upgrades CXN100 Network Player with VU Meters and Clock Display in Latest Update

Published On: May 28, 2024
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Cambridge Audio Upgrades CXN100 Network Player with VU Meters and Clock Display in Latest Update

The latest software update for the Cambridge Audio CXN100 network player introduces VU meters and a clock display to the device.

Cambridge Audio Upgrades CXN100 Network Player with VU Meters and Clock Display in Latest Update

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Cambridge Audio has released a significant software update for its CXN100 network player. The update introduces VU meters and a clock display, features previously announced for the Evo series streaming amplifiers. This update enhances the user experience by providing more display options, catering to both nostalgic audio enthusiasts and modern listeners alike.

The OTA (over-the-air) update is available for the CXN100 network player, as well as the Evo 75, Evo 150, and Evo 150 DeLorean Edition models. This move comes in response to popular demand, extending the functionality initially reserved for the Evo series to the CXN100.

CXN100 network player clock.

The new display options, accessible via the (i) button on the front panel of the device, offer users the flexibility to toggle between viewing the VU meters, a digital clock, or the album artwork currently playing. VU meters, which display live signal levels, are a nod to the classic analogue audio era, characterized by the iconic ticking needles.

CXN100 Network Player Technical Specifications:

  • DAC: ESS ES9028Q2M.
  • USB audio input: USB Type B (USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 selectable).
  • Digital audio inputs: USB Drive, Bluetooth, S/PDIF Coaxial, TOSLINK Optical.
  • Analog audio outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analog.
  • Digital audio outputs: S/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical.
  • TOSLINK optical: 16/24-bit 32-96kHz PCM only.
  • S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24-bit 32-192kHz PCM only.
  • UPnP: Up to 32-bit, 768kHz.
  • Local USB media: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512.
  • USB audio: PCM up to 32-bit 768kHz, DSD up to x512.
  • Bluetooth: SBC, AAC.
  • Streaming: Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, MQA, Qobuz, Deezer, Roon Ready.
  • Audio formats: ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x512), WMA, MP3, AAC,
  • HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis.
  • Ethernet: 10/100Mbit.
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • Standby power consumption: <0.5W (eco), <2W (network standby).
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 85 x 305mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2").
  • Weight: 3.55kg (7.83lbs).
CXN100 network player VU meters.

The CXN100 network player, launched in February 2024, is a redesigned iteration of the award-winning CXN V2. Priced at $1099 at Amazon, the CXN100 is also available at cambridgeaudio.com and other select retailers.

On the other hand, the Cambridge Audio EVO 75, priced at $1,799.00 ($450 discount), and EVO 150, priced at $2,999.00 ($250 discount), are both available at Crutchfield.

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