Cambridge CXU – More Than A Blu-ray Player

With the introduction of the Hi-Fi Segment of the CX series this Spring and the subsequent expansion of the product line to the two AV receivers CXR 120 and CXR 200 in Autumn, Cambridge Audio has already succeeded twice this year with the latest technology and remarkable sound qualities which pour into positive product concepts. In this spirit, now presented is the third and, for the time being, last match of the series, officially declared as a Blu-ray player with a U” for “universalin the name of Cambridge CXU suggests that there is still much more to discover.

Cambridge CXU mit seinem HiFi-Kollegen CX A60 in unserer Vorführung

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Cambridge Audio CX-R 200 Put To The Test at HiFi im Hinterhof

It’s finally here: the first Cambridge AV Receiver from the new Cambridge CX series are available. In order to get a sneak peek, we’ve attached a short video review although in German language for those of you out there who Deutsch sprechen.

Noteworthy: You’ll enjoy excellent streaming via Cambridge Connect App, HDCP 2.2 and fantasticly punchier, more saturated yet relaxed sound – all of which really ensures that the this Cambridge equipment is really one of the year’s most exciting innovations in the AV market.

Ultra HD Blu-ray Announced

After several leaks of semi-official information in recent months, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) the speculation now put an end to speculation on the topic of the liscensing of an Ultra HD Blu-ray which is prospectively being released later this summer. Here are some of the already published details in a nutshell.

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Cambridge Audio CX Series – CX N, CX C and CX A60 in Our Showrooms

“Cutting Edge Digital Hi-Fiis the credo of the new Cambridge Audio CX Series and it hits the nail on the head. The six units that constitute this comprehensive model a network player, a CD player, two stereo amplifiers and two AV receivers is technologically upto-date with high-quality interior and exterior designs and designed more than appealing. Over the course of the recent developments, the company has changed its name from Cambridge Audio to simply Cambridge. Whether the name change reflects a shift in the ethos of the company is another question. Regarding the CX series itself any doubts can be disregarded. We provide the constituents in a nutshell.

 

Cambridge CX N, CX C und CX A60 in unseren HiFi-Studios

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An Overview of 3D-Sound: Auro 3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

While Dolby and Auro Technologies have been around several months, causing a big stir with their 3D sound technologies Atmos and Auro, the surround sound specialists DTS have kept theirs conspicuously tucked away until now. Although unofficially floating around in certain circles, officially there has been no information pertaining to the DTS-UHD. Finally as part of this year’s CES 2015,  accompanied by first demo shows, the in-house concept DTS:X had its launch announced for March 2015. In order to compete for top place in the future three 3D sound systems in the always lucrative home theatre market. What are the differences? Are the formats compatible with each other? And aren’t three systems two too many? We summarize.

Auro 3D, Dolby Atmos und DTS:X - Die neuen 3D Sound Formate

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Dolby Atmos in Our Showrooms

From the Lange Nacht der Ohren 2014 onwards, there has been the opportunity to gain a first impression of the new 3D-sound standard Dolby Atmos in our big home theatre. Meanwhile, we have upgraded further demonstration rooms with the appropriate speakers and AV receivers and we’re now offering the chance to test out Atmos set-ups both with the ceiling speakers as well as with Atmos-enabled loudspeakers.

 

Dolby Atmos bei HiFi im Hinterhof

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Classic 5.1 Surround Sound Systems: B&W MT-50, KEF E305 and Monitor Audio Radius

This amplely-fitted AV receiver which boasts more than ten channels — not in the least the new 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS: X — demonstrates the current possibilities whilst highlighting that there really isn’t much serious competition, making them much more interesting for the average customer with a more conventional living or entertainment room. Provided a good system is in place, the classic 5:1 arrangement already has many exciting advances in store for us. Let it be known that this run down of three-speaker systems could very well convince you to investing in surround sound at home.

 

Satelliten der 5.1-Surround-Sets B&W MT-50 und KEF E305

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More Bass at Hifi im Hinterhof: New SVS Subwoofers In-Stock

Although even the most devoted of home cinema fans appreciate the virtues that each element contributes to a soundscape, the subwoofer has never been easily intergrated into the scene. Quick to be dismissed as an unruly booming lumberbox which does more to tilt the soundscape than to balance it, suspicion that the humble subwoofer as a relic belonging to the classical and vintage soundsystems. In spite of — or perhaps because of it — the American manufacturer SVS has 1998 written on the flag. Countering stubborn prejudices with this defiant approach has not been entirely successful.

 

SVS Subwoofer bei HiFi im Hinterhof

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