award-badge

Upgrade Pick

Amplifiers

Cambridge Audio CXA61
A

Based on 137 reviews

The Looria Grade (A - F) accounts for multiple factors, including sentiment, helpfulness, and more. Learn about our sources and ranking.

  • Great for audiophiles
  • Simple controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Quality of sound is fantastic with B&W 601 S2 speakers
  • DSP and EQ are not missed

Reviews

By source
By topic
By sentiment

Top reviews

Gorgeous design and sound
First thing that impressed me was the build quality. You open the box and can immediately tell it's a high-quality well-built and beautiful piece of equipment. Very simple controls, the volume knob is huge and very sensitive. I also liked how they designed the bottom legs - thry provide great stabil...
5/5
Serge
2 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
When the salesman makes you an offer you can't refuse
As for the Cambridge Audio units, I am clearly a bit of a fan and really like them. I have owned a few previously that served me well and always find myself returning to this brand. I think they're a good balance of value and quality. I was a little concerned at first that the CXA61 doesn't have tone controls but it sounds great without any adjustments.
PositivePositive
46
Exotic_Cargo
reddit.com/r/audiophile
Read more
youtube
CAMBRIDGE CXA61 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW. A TOP BUDGET DESIGN FOR UNDER £1,000
So what do i think of the cambridge cxa? 61 integrated amplifier? Well, it's an intriguing, fascinating amplifier because it arrives with a dedicated set of characteristics. It has a distinct personality, one that will prove very popular amongst many hi-fi users.
PositivePositive
The Audiophile Man
4 months ago
youtube.com
Read more
Cambridge Audio CXA61 Integrated Amp and Alva Duo Phono Preamp Review: The Record Lady
In the context of most high-end systems available in 2021, the Cambridge Audio CXA61 is a great value as well. It’s not without some fierce competition from Rega, Naim, Arcam, Rogue Audio and Croft – but it’s something that I could live with very easily. Highly recommended
PositivePositive
4 months ago
ecoustics.com
Read more
Should not have worried - brilliant
A long time RS customer, I spent well over a month researching an amp that had a quality DAC that I could use in my office - connecting to my high-end laptop and using Amazon Music HD as the source. Finally decided on the CXA61 - it's connected to bookshelf Monitor Audio Radius 90s (very small but v...
5/5
daveck78
2 years ago
richersounds.com
Read more
Far exceeded my expectations
Bought this as an integrated amp in a holiday home. This is really good, and suddenly I know what soundstage and separation mean. Very tight bottom end, wonderful instrument detail such that I now hear items in the music I didn't know were there. I've listened to Van the Man since the 70's, this amp...
5/5
Alf Tupper
2 years ago
cambridgeaudio.com
Read more
Amplifier without bass and treble controls!
Absolutely disappointing. What genius came up with the idea to get rid of bass and treble controls? In the mid and high ranges, the sound is crisp and clear, but the low range is a disaster. There is almost no power to the bass, and the overall sound is flat. My 30 year old Denon amplifier blows thi...
1/5
Lucas Gitzel
1 year ago
amazon.com
Read more
Cambridge Audio CXA61 Best Review In 2021 | Zero To Drum
Conclusion. Cambridge Audio has never disappointed me with its products. And in this case, the CXA61 is a product worth recommending
PositivePositive
4 months ago
zerotodrum.com
Read more
Cambridge Audio CXA61 Integrated Amplifier with DAC
The result is a clean, short and pure signal path that allows your music unmatched coherence – at any volume. The amplifier is the heart and the engine of any system – and the CXA61 is able to power your favourite speakers and form the centre of your musical experience for years to come. 60 Watts per channel with Class AB amplification for detailed and powerful audio performance
PositivePositive
4 months ago
audiogeeks.com
Read more
Cambridge Audio CXA 61 Integrated Amplifier with CXC CD Transport Review - HomeTheaterHifi.com
But sorry, the CXA61 is a much better amplifier. If you value transparency, detail and a wonderfully open soundstage then run out to the store and pick one of these up. The addition of Bluetooth aptX HD and a USB type B input make this an even more appealing proposition, especially if the CXN V2 Network Streamer isn’t in your purchase plan
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
hometheaterhifi.com
Read more

Specs

Connectivity

Bluetooth

Frequency Response

5Hz– 60kHz

Battery Type

AAA

Number of Batteries

3