Looking for a Cambridge CXN v2

Anybody have one they'd part with? Already have one in the main rig, but would like another for the secondary system. Either color would be fine.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,563
    Ah man I just returned mine to cambridge and upgraded to the 851n. It should be back up on their ebay store soon, it worked great. Keep your eyes peeled because they pop up there often but then they disappear!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,110
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Ah man I just returned mine to cambridge and upgraded to the 851n. It should be back up on their ebay store soon, it worked great. Keep your eyes peeled because they pop up there often but then they disappear!

    Let us know what you think of the upgrade. A member here liked the xyz elemennop better.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,110
    @DaveHo The CXN is nice, I see why you would want another.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,121
    I'm having a hard time figuring out why a popular entry streamer isn't all over eBay new or used. There's just two V1s in Canada.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,302
    Might have to just buy it new.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,563
    edited July 21
    @Nightfall they are pretty unique at the $1000 price point. They’re just aren’t many options that have roon, tidal, Spotify, and really solid DAC for that price. So it makes sense to me that you can’t find many used! Cambridge’s eBay store has then for $799 refurb and they pop up every couple weeks but they are usually gone within 24 hours. Have to do a saved search with notifications and be ready to pounce!

    @afterburnt i really wasn’t able to do an in-depth comparison. I did immediately love the way the CXN sounded: wide soundstage and very engaging and involving sound. But I felt like the DAC wasn’t quite as good as the one in my 851d and the 851n was only $100 more so to keep buyers remorse and at bay I just made the upgrade. I am definitely not disappointed!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,987
    All of these Cambridge Audio players do the trick. I started out with the SM6 and moved to the 851N. The whole vibe set my curiosity to explore as even the 851N just didn't quite keep my attention. As long as that bug doesn't hit ya like it did me the whole line of CA is great. Im sure you'll snag up a V2 if you remain patient. 😉
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    Yeah, there's not many on the used market. New or CA refurb is more than I'd like to pay. Got spoiled by the nice deal from @WagnerRC on my first one.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,563
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Yeah, there's not many on the used market. New or CA refurb is more than I'd like to pay. Got spoiled by the nice deal from @WagnerRC on my first one.

    Yea, that's because their price shot up sometime in the last 6-12 months. For a while it was $549. Kicking myself that I didn't buy one at that price!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,563
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Yeah, there's not many on the used market. New or CA refurb is more than I'd like to pay. Got spoiled by the nice deal from @WagnerRC on my first one.

    There is one on eBay now. Unless you are extremely lucky u will not find one for less, even used: I know because I looked for like 6 months before finally pulling the trigger...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    I hear you. But for that price I'll keep an eye out for 851N for the main rig & move the CXN to the secondary.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,563
    That’s what I ended up doing. Cambridge’s eBay store sells them for $899. I really like the DAC in the 851 series...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
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