Cambridge CXN (V2) next acquisition

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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    DSkip wrote: »
    On the 851N you can cycle the screen to show album cover, song information, or both together.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    It's playing with itself right now.

    Let's hope the CXN is the only one doing that right now.

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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    DSkip wrote: »
    On the 851N you can cycle the screen to show album cover, song information, or both together.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    It's playing with itself right now.

    Let's hope the CXN is the only one doing that right now.

    Same on CXN
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    @joecoulson which XLR's are you using?
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Audioquest Red River. From CXN to PS A stellar
    I have the same kind in 3m going from output on PS A to my SVS
    It has about a 6db Gain over RCA in this particular setup FYI.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Also note that with the remote/app, you only have 8 channels for presets, but if you use the admin page to connect, you have 20
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    edited February 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Audioquest Red River. From CXN to PS A stellar
    I have the same kind in 3m going from output on PS A to my SVS
    It has about a 6db Gain over RCA in this particular setup FYI.

    Those are spensive! I am thinking about trying some economical ones with my secondary system so I don't want to spend too much. Probably get some BJC's to replace the BJC RCA's.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    What a piece of kit! This streamer is working surprisingly well with my sortta HT system. Soundstage wide as hell and imaging are crazy and getting better as it plays. Havent run into a tune that it hasn't handled so far. I know I have some dog recordings in there but haven't got to em yet. On a scale of yes to no this is big "buy"! I already want it's big brother. I say "good move" picking thes guy up Skipper!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,553
    I haven't managed to unbox mine yet even though it arrived on Tuesday. Hopefully tomorrow.
  • You guys are making me wanna to pull the trigger on this unit. Can’t wait to hear a review once you got some time on them.
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  • dago
    dago Posts: 38
    Can the CNX V2 pull music from iTunes on a PC ? I've heard tell the V1 could not, did they fix that issue in version 2 ?
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    edited February 2019
    Dayglo, I have no idea however it explicity states that the USB port is not for Apple stuff which I find to be very noble.
  • dago
    dago Posts: 38
    It may support apple files, from a stick, Nas, but can it pull it wirelessly from a PC ? That's the crux of the matter and a deal killer for some.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    No affiliation with Cambridge. This is a sweet piece of kit. I want to rearrange stuff to get my Cambridge spinner on the same system. It is still doing everything with aplomb. Whatever the hell that is.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    Not to scab on the thread but what is the difference between the 851N and the CXN?
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    Or did you want to know about the "Beefy Guts"?
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    @Clipdat were you the one that had the "Beefy Guts" pics?
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,154
    dago wrote: »
    It may support apple files, from a stick, Nas, but can it pull it wirelessly from a PC ? That's the crux of the matter and a deal killer for some.

    Listen up newb. Let me give it to ya straight. If it can airplay, it can pull files from a pc running iTunes airplaying the files to the Cambridge. Capisce? Furthermore, no real audiophile would store their music files in Apple format. FLAC files for the win!!!

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    afterburnt wrote: »
    $600.00

    Ju talking to me??? Which way?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Or did you want to know about the "Beefy Guts"?

    Sure "guts"
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • audioluvr wrote: »
    Not to scab on the thread but what is the difference between the 851N and the CXN?
    Different DAC, upgraded power supply, AES digital input and additional coax and toslink inputs, slightly different remote for the Azure 851 line, probably a few other things I'm not aware of.

    @DSkip had a 851N set up along side my CXN when I went to pick it up from him. He's had a little more time with both units than I had so he could possibly elaborate.
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  • audioluvr wrote: »
    Not to scab on the thread but what is the difference between the 851N and the CXN?
    Different DAC, upgraded power supply, AES digital input and additional coax and toslink inputs, slightly different remote for the Azure 851 line, probably a few other things I'm not aware of.

    @DSkip had a 851N set up along side my CXN when I went to pick it up from him. He's had a little more time with both units than I had so he could possibly elaborate.

    And aside from better Dacs .. It's built like a little tank. .mine isn't going anywhere soon. I don't move fast with anything😂😂
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    @audioluvr I am really happy with this piece, I think I may end up running it in my main system. That won't happen for a while but I would love to compare it to my Aries Mini head up.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    Thanks all!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,311
    edited February 2019
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @audioluvr I am really happy with this piece, I think I may end up running it in my main system. That won't happen for a while but I would love to compare it to my Aries Mini head up.

    Variables up the wazoo in that heads up comparison, unless you just swap out the 2 for that heads up ear test. Guess that's the only way you could test that out. Curious what you think once ya do it.
    Post edited by tophatjohnny on
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,648
    I thought the 851N is a preamp with a built in dac and streamer?
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  • gudnoyez wrote: »
    I thought the 851N is a preamp with a built in dac and streamer?

    It is Steve.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,648
    edited February 2019
    So not needing a new preamp the CXN V2 is the way to go correct?
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  • gudnoyez wrote: »
    So not needing a new preamp the CXN V2 is the way to go correct?

    Yes it will do the trick.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,553
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Not to scab on the thread but what is the difference between the 851N and the CXN?

    Not sure if it matters, but the 851N doesn't support Chromecast. It's an older design vs. the CXN V2 which is newer.

    I think the most important consideration though is whether you plan on using the internal DAC or not.

    Guts:

    851N:

    851n_inside1.jpg

    CXN V2:

    Inside-cambridge-CXN.jpg

    Cambridge-Audio-CXN-inside-top_big.jpg

  • gudnoyez wrote: »
    So not needing a new preamp the CXN V2 is the way to go correct?
    Turning off the preamp setting is an easy switch in the app settings. I don't use it either. It's there if you do need it, but I only needed the streamer and DAC elements for now. At some point I might only need it for the streaming element.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
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