Everybody loves to play music from a variety of sources which have a range of analogue and digital outputs – from streamers, TVs and laptops, to CD players and turntables. By catering for a wide variety of analogue and digital audio input types, the CXA60 allows all of your different music sources to receive the same high quality amplification.
Rated at 60 Watts per channel, the CXA60 is powerful enough to drive the most demanding speakers, yet has the nuance and subtlety demanded by modern recordings. Like all our premium amplifiers, its power comes from an oversize audiophile-grade toroidal transformer, which keeps magnetic flux levels extremely low, so benefiting the other internal components.
The entire internal layout of the CXA60 is designed to minimize left/right crosstalk and provide astonishing stereo separation - symmetrical and separated circuit paths deliver a soundstage that’s usually only audible with amplifiers costing many times more.
CXA60 On-Board DAC
The CXA60 was designed to work with digital sources from the outset, so has a 24-bit Wolfson WM8740 DAC built in. This chip is the heart of our award-winning DacMagic range, so simply connecting the CXA60 to the digital out of the CXC CD transport creates a perfect partnership.
The on-board DAC also means that the CXA60 works its magic with any digital source. So whether it’s music from your TV or your network steaming device, it all gets passed through the Wolfson DAC. The result is that digital music soars to new heights, reveals new depths and can be enjoyed like never before.
Designed to work with as wide a range of separates as possible, we engineered this integrated amp with both digital and traditional analogue inputs. Digital support is in the form of S/PDIF co-axial and TOSLINK digital inputs.
Add an optional BT100 Bluetooth dongle and you have access to aptX high-quality steaming, opening up a world of possibilities from your paired device. Analogue options include four sets of RCA inputs and a front 3.5mm aux jack. There’s also a headphone socket, and the ability to run two sets of speakers, or bi-wire a single pair.
The Inside Story
We mount the premium toroidal transformer centrally, to reduce flux or magnetic disturbance from the volume pot.
We use a Class AB amplifier design, a centrally mounted audiophile grade oversize toroidal transformer, and substantial extruded heatsinks. This allows the CXA60 to deliver 2 x 60 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms. Into 4 Ohms, this increases to 2 x 90W.
The internal PCB layout is optimised for minimal left/right 'crosstalk' and to maximise the quality of stereo separation. By entirely separating the left and right channel heat sinks, and using symmetrical and separated circuit paths for the two channels, we ensure that the CXA60 and CXA80 deliver stunning stereo separation and minimum cross- channel interference.
An ALPs film type volume pot delivers accurate volume control and superb low level channel balance.
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• 60W RMS into 8 Ohms
• 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
Power consumption (max)
Frequency range (Hz)
<5Hz – 60,000 Hz +/-1dB
On the receiver
• Toroidal transformer is mounted centrally
• Class AB amplifier design
• ALPs film type volume pot
• 24-bit Wolfson WM8740 DAC built-in