Possible new amplifier

Raymond67

Member
Dec 1, 2023
2
0
20
Hi I was looking for some opinion/advice , my current system is,
Audio note oto se
Q acoustics 3050i
Cambridge audio cxn v2
Audio note an-l speaker cable
Audioquest interconnect model unknown

I was thinking of changing my amp to the Cambridge audio cxa81,question is would it be a decent upgrade?
 

Al ears

Well-known member
Hi I was looking for some opinion/advice , my current system is,
Audio note oto se
Q acoustics 3050i
Cambridge audio cxn v2
Audio note an-l speaker cable
Audioquest interconnect model unknown

I was thinking of changing my amp to the Cambridge audio cxa81,question is would it be a decent upgrade?
I would doubt it unless it has some facilities that you need that the Oto doesn't have.
 
I would suggest not. I'm not familiar with Audio Note but based on the price difference....

You're probably better spending your money on either source or speakers.

Looking at amps possibly Cambridge Edge A, which I have heard and sounds fantastic.
 

nopiano

Well-known member
Hi I was looking for some opinion/advice , my current system is,
Audio note oto se
Q acoustics 3050i
Cambridge audio cxn v2
Audio note an-l speaker cable
Audioquest interconnect model unknown

I was thinking of changing my amp to the Cambridge audio cxa81,question is would it be a decent upgrade?
Welcome to the forum.

I think you should explain why you’d swap an enthusiasts amp like an AN for a decent but ordinary (by comparison) Cambridge. It’s a bit like saying should I swap my BMW M3 for a Honda Jazz!

Are you worried about the electricity bills, or is it unreliable? Does it lack connectivity you now need? 8 watts per channel should be good into your sensitive QA floorstanders.
 
  • Like
Reactions: WayneKerr

nightanddaygamechangers

Well-known member
Nov 19, 2023
25
27
70
I believe it was said humorously....
Indeed. It just seemed odd that they suggested swapping for an item the OP already owns, which would leave them without any amp at all. Perhaps they meant the CXA81 which was auto corrected. Hopefully the OP will clarify what specific issue they have with the amp.
 
Last edited:

My2Cents

Well-known member
Nov 10, 2023
107
60
170
Hi I was looking for some opinion/advice , my current system is,
Audio note oto se
Q acoustics 3050i
Cambridge audio cxn v2
Audio note an-l speaker cable
Audioquest interconnect model unknown

I was thinking of changing my amp to the Cambridge audio cxa81,question is would it be a decent upgrade?
Buy a CXA81 and try it out. It will certainly be compatible with the CXN V2 / 3050's. Cambridge is currently offering £100 off, a 60 day free trial and free shipping.
 

gasolin

Well-known member
Mar 17, 2013
1,730
367
20,070
the evo 75 is only 200 more expensive than the cxa81 and has real streaming features and a screen

You don't have to replay min's after latest reply, many don't sit 24/7 on what hifi to talk about hifi
 
Last edited:

My2Cents

Well-known member
Nov 10, 2023
107
60
170
the evo 75 is only 200 more expensive than the cxa81 and has real streaming features and an screen

You don't have to replay min's after latest reply, many don't sit 24/7 on what hifi to talk about hifi
Wow. The evo75 is almost £1800 (equivalent) in the USA (plus sales tax).
 

kukulec

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2015
55
13
18,545
Hi I was looking for some opinion/advice , my current system is,
Audio note oto se
Q acoustics 3050i
Cambridge audio cxn v2
Audio note an-l speaker cable
Audioquest interconnect model unknown

I was thinking of changing my amp to the Cambridge audio cxa81,question is would it be a decent upgrade?
yes it would, especially medium to high volume.
 

TRENDING THREADS

Latest posts