The CXR200 is an audiophile-grade 200 watts per channel amplifier that brings together all of Cambridge hi-fi know-how for a powerful, immersive home cinema experience like no other. Cambridge designed the CXR200 from the ground up to be the heart of your digital set-up, so it contains the same state-of-the-art Cambridge Audio StreamMagic music streaming module found in the CXN network music player. From basic compressed MP3 formats to 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality FLAC and WAV files, either wired, from USB hard drives, or via Wi-Fi, the CXR200 plays them all.
An AV receiver brings its own challenges when it comes to maintaining signal integrity, particularly when you factor in the use of high-speed HDMI boards and a network module. To eliminate interference we use a multi-layered PCB design with screening built into the boards. This approach allows us to keep grounding and screening very close to the chips themselves, preventing interference from getting into the audio path. The CXR200 follows the same design philosophy as our CXA60 and CXA80 stereo amplifiers, with a reduced component count in the signal path.
The Cambridge-designed streaming module used in the CXR200 is the same used in the CXN network player and in the 851N flagship network player. This module is not controlling the AVR in any way, but acts as an integrated streamer within the AV receiver. Consequently, it doesn’t have to contend with decode modes and assorted DSP. There’s another good reason for black-boxing the module this way: it allows us to control and refine the user experience
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The CXR200 comes with an auto-calibration microphone which measures speaker distances and optimises volume. Unlike some rival auto calibration systems, Cambridge don’t alter the tonal character of your speakers at all. If you want to manually set up your system, then that’s easy to do too.
• The CXR200 comes with an auto-calibration microphone which measures speaker distances and optimises volume. Unlike some rival auto calibration systems, Cambridge don’t alter the tonal character of your speakers at all. If you want to manually set up your system, then that’s easy to do too
• Six rear-facing HDMIs are 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There are then two HDMI/MHL sockets, one on the front and one on the rear, they are both HDMI 1.4, simply because the MHL standard can’t yet handle 4K. The output from the two HDMI outs can be mirrored, enabling you to run both a screen and a projector from the AVR.