Some guys get sweaters, others get ties. But my wife is amazing and for my Birthday this past year that is also near Christmas time, she went and got me a new integrated amplifier! Woo-friggin’-Hoo!!!
This was much to my surprise as well. When I saw the large “amp-shaped” box under the tree it took every ounce of strength I had not to tear the box open. See, I have long lusted after the Cambridge Audio CXA60. From the day it was released I thought it was a beautiful piece of industrial design. After glowing reviews from industry experts, I was even more intrigued. Then, after visiting local hi-fi dealers for a quick listen, lust turned to love. In person it was beautiful, as it was online. And to top it off, the silver variant was actually available in Canada (which is almost never the case) and that all but sealed the deal to me.
And now it’s all mine.
The Cambridge Audio CXA60 has been a much-welcomed addition to our home. It is arguably the centerpiece of our living room. I say arguably as my wife believes that the gas fireplace is the centerpiece, but she is wrong.
At a glance, The Cambridge Audio CXA-60 features; 60 watts of power, a 24-bit/192kHz DAC, 4 line-level inputs, 2 optical inputs, 1 coaxial input, a 3.5mm aux input, a 3.5mm headphone jack, pre-outs and a subwoofer out. I have the CXA60 paired with my B&W 685 S1 speakers. Connected into the CXA-60 is my Marantz CD5001, our cable box, and the Cambridge Audio AptX Bluetooth dongle.
I tell my wife every day how much I love her and how much I love my new amplifier. I will tell you much more about my love for the CXA60 in my full review. Coming soon!