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Cambridge Audio AXR100

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 779AXR100

A perfect centerpiece for a two-channel system: plenty of power, digital and analog connections, and elegant good looks

A perfect centerpiece for a two-channel system: plenty of power, digital and analog connections, and elegant good looks

Item # 779AXR100

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C$749.99

About the Cambridge Audio AXR100

A powerful receiver to build your system around

I've always loved Cambridge Audio receivers — they provide plenty of power and a handy array of connections, plus the brushed aluminum front plate projects an understated elegance. The beefy toroidal transformer inside the AXR100 is the foundation for the receiver's 100 watts per channel of clean power — plenty to drive a pair of Aeromax 6 towers, or just about any other speakers you like.

A powerful receiver to build your system around

I've always loved Cambridge Audio receivers — they provide plenty of power and a handy array of connections, plus the brushed aluminum front plate projects an understated elegance. The beefy toroidal transformer inside the AXR100 is the foundation for the receiver's 100 watts per channel of clean power — plenty to drive a pair of Aeromax 6 towers, or just about any other speakers you like.

Digital and analog connections

You'll find plenty of inputs for just about any component you want to connect to the AXR100. There are two Toslink optical digital inputs on the back panel (my favorite way to hook up my TV), and one coaxial digital input, which is ideal for connecting a CD transport like the Cambridge CXC.

Analog music lovers have plenty to work with, too. There's a dedicated phono stage for connecting a turntable with moving magnet cartridge, and three more RCA inputs for your other components. If you want to use your mobile device as a source, a 3.5mm aux input is conveniently located on the front panel. And built-in Bluetooth® makes it easy to stream music wirelessly from a compatible phone, tablet, or laptop.

The AXR100 features a stereo "record out" output on the back panel, and a mono RCA output lets you hook up a powered subwoofer, to provide some extra low-frequency punch. Two sets of binding posts give you the flexibility to set up A and B speaker pairs, and a front-panel selector makes switching between them easy.

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Product highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.15% THD
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • toroidal transformer ensures clean, dynamic sound
  • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music listening with compatible smartphones, tablets and computers
  • plays high-resolution digital music files (PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz)
  • 30 AM/FM station presets (US and European tuning)
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • brushed aluminum front panel
  • remote control included
Connections:
  • two Toslink optical digital audio inputs
  • one coaxial digital audio input
  • three stereo RCA inputs for connecting components
  • dedicated phono stage for turntables with moving magnet cartridges
  • front-panel 3.5mm stereo aux input
  • two pairs of binding post speaker connectors
  • mono RCA output for a powered subwoofer
  • stereo RCA record out output
  • Type-A USB port for firmware updates
  • full-size front-panel headphone jack
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (AXR85/AXR100)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • FM-coax connector
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

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2Ch Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 stereo receiver delivers 100 watts x 2 channels into 8-ohms @ 20-20kHz with 0.15% THD.

AM/FM Tuner: The built-in AM/FM tuner provides manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 15 FM presets and 15 AM presets. The tuner supports RDS for station name song/artist information (no album art). You can select between US (AM: 530-1710kHz / FM: 87.5-108MHz) or European (AM: 522-1629kHz / FM: 87.5-108MHz) tuning. You can select between Stereo or Mono when listening to FM; for low quality stereo FM signals, selecting mono can usually reduce the noise. There is 75-ohm FM connector and a 300-ohm two-wire AM connector on the receiver back-panel. A FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 features built-in Bluetooth 5.0 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth-enabled source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the AXR100 stereo receiver. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the included remote. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information will still be done from your Bluetooth source device. The receiver can pair with up to 8 devices, but only one can be used for playback at a time. The unit will automatically connect with the last paired device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 is equipped with a with two optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital input for connection of a CD player, DVD player, or TV. The digital inputs support 2ch PCM audio (16- or 24-bit / 32-192kHz).

Note: The digital inputs do not support Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel audio formats.

Line-Level Inputs: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 stereo receiver is outfitted with three rear-panel line-level analog RCA outputs for connection of external audio source devices - such as a CD player, tape-deck, or network streaming device (all sold separately). There is also a front-panel Aux (3.5mm) input for connection of a portable audio device with an analog line-level or headphone output.

Phono Input: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 has a built-in Phono preamplifier (Phono Stage) with a rear-panel phono input and ground terminal. The phono input supports turntables outfitted with Phono Cartridges of the Moving Magnet (MM) or high output Moving Coil (MC) type (between 2-6mV output and 30-50k load impedance). The Ground terminals on both the AXR100 stereo receiver and your turntable should be connected (where possible) with a ground wire for lowest noise/hum pickup.

Note: Low output Moving Coil cartridge types (<1mV and usually 10-1000 ohm load impedance) cannot be directly connected to the phono input and will require an external phono preamplifier (sold separately) compatible with low output Moving Coil cartridges.

Record Output: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 stereo receiver features a stereo RCA record output for connecting a CD recorder, tape deck or other compatible recording device. The record output provides a constant line level output that does not fluctuate with the volume of the stereo receiver.

Note: The Record output cannot be used as a preamp output or subwoofer output.

Binding Post A/B Speaker Terminals: The Cambridge Audio AXR100 is equipped with a A & B speaker terminals for connecting up to two pair of loudspeakers or bi-wiring a single pair of loudspeakers. These binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual). Plastic caps need to be removed from the binding post terminals in order to use banana plugs. When connecting a single pair of speakers you can use 4-ohm to 8-ohm compatible speakers. When connecting two pair of loudspeakers or when bi-wiring a single pair of loudspeaker use only 8-ohm compatible speakers.

Note: When used together, the A & B speaker output terminals will always playback the same source content at the same volume level.

Subwoofer Output: The Cambridge Audio stereo receiver is equipped with a mono-RCA subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer. The subwoofer output features a fixed 200Hz low-pass crossover filter.

1/4" Headphone Jack: The front-panel 1/4" headphone jack allows for connection of a set of stereo headphones with an impedance between 32 and 600-ohms. Connecting a set of headphones will automatically mute the stereo receiver's speaker outputs.

USB Charging Port: There is a USB-A (5V/500mA) port located on the back of the AXR100 stereo receiver that can be used to charge your smartphone or tablet, or supply power to a Bluetooth adapter.

Note: This USB port does not support audio playback.

Simple Control: The Cambridge Audio stereo receiver offers front-panel controls for simple, convenient operation. The included IR remote provides wireless operation of the stereo receiver.

  • Volume/Mute: A front-panel rotary knob or push-buttons on the remote control the volume level of the receiver's speaker outputs, subwoofer output, and headphone output. It does not affect the level of the Record Output. There is also a Mute function on the remote control.
  • Tone & Balance: You'll be able to adjust Bass (100Hz) & Treble (20kHz) from -10 to +10dB, as well as adjust the balance in sound output between the connected left and right speakers.

Front-Panel Display: The front-panel display indicates selected input source, station identification, and menu selections; as well as volume and tone levels.

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does it make terrible sense to run a Dac Magin200m from a PC into this if we are in a desktop enviroment? I was thinking about upgrading to this and the 200m from a DacMagic100.
[ JONATHON  Jul 23, 2021 ]
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I don't understand the question.
[ Bryne  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Unfortunately I am not familiar enough with the application you are wanting to do provide an educated response.
[ GEORGE  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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I assume you are referring to the Cambridge 200M DAC. You can connect your computer to the DAC with a USB cable (of the kind you would use to connect an exeternal USB hard drive), then connect the DAC to one of the line level (not phono) analog inputs of the receiver using the unbalanced outputs of the DAC and standard RCA-style interconnect. Whether this will be terrible or not will be up to you, but it should sound fine. Try the USB ground lift on back of the receiver if you get noise coming in over the USB connection. You can't use the balanced outputs of the DAC since the receiver does not have any balanced inputs.
[ RICHARD  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Can I use the rec out to send it to a mixer>power amp>PA Speaker?
[ Jayrold  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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Rec out is line level output and does not respond to the volume control on the axr100. If that works for you, then yes.
[ Mike  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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Mine goes through a mixer to an interface to my computer. If that helps.
[ Patrick  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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So far, I have used it to record on my Akia and Nakamichi cassette decks (both from the late 1970's). It works fine for that, It seems it is set up for recording on cassette, reel to reel or DAC,
[ David  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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hey guys im a 73 year old guy that doesnt know much about todays technology but my pioneer sound system is 38 years old and i need something new. i want to run 4 pairs of speakers, i want to hook up a cd player, a cassette player and turntable. what the hell do i need ?
[ richard  May 30, 2021 ]
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I bought a Cambridge audio AXR100 from these guys last year...my 35yr old Sony sound system was funking out as were my Yamaha speakers. I also got 2 Klipsch RP 600oF speakers.. I still have a StantonST.150 turntable and a Sony CD player. The sound is great..not quite as big as with my Yamaha speakers..they were big recording studio speakers, but I am very happy with the music now.
[ mike  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Richard, The Cambridge ARX 100 will easily run four 8 ohm speakers and allow you to connect all your components. It has a powerful amp that delivers quality sound. I think it will fit your needs and leave you pleased with your purchase.
[ MARK  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Hi, I bought this unit about Eighteen months ago. I have two Polk speakers, a CD player and a turntable hooked up to mine. Plus I have blue tooth connected because the radio stations around me suck. (music wise).I am happy with the sound and performance of this machine.??
[ Thomas  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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What's the best way to connect a laptop (Lenovo) to the AXR100?
[ Dan  Apr 13, 2021 ]
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if the laptop had an optical output you could use that but most laptops don't. I use Bluetooth to stream my music from my ThinkPad to the receiver and it works quite well.
[ CHARLES  Apr 14, 2021 ]
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Can I use a MM cartridge with an output greater than 6mV with the Cambridge AXR100? Considering using the Rega Exact on my table but worry a a cartridge of 6.8-7.2 mV will create too much signal for the built in phono stage and cause distortion.
[ Brad  Apr 02, 2021 ]
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That should be fine. The volt output of the cartridge only impacts the moving coil type (those must be the high output type to work with the phono input on this receiver)
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2021 ]  Staff
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Is the Cambridge Audio AXR100 able to handle 16 ohm speakers? I have 8 advent speakers each at 8 ohm. When connected in serial on channel A it produces 16 ohms of impedance.
[ Mike  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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Boy I wish I could help you but I'd be making up the answer. Never been there never done that lol. I'm currently running 4 Heresy iii speakers A&B and they're around 97% efficient. I would ask someone more knowledgeable like a 16 year old hamburger griller at Burger King lol. I do know the Cambridge has way more juice than I need. Good luck!! Gregg
[ G  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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you need a much more powerful amp if you want to use all 8. It will produce beautiful sound with 4! ( 2 on channel A, and 2 on channel B)
[ Nigel Askew  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I have 3way 4ohm 25-35,000hz tower speakers. Will the ARX100 work?
[ James  Feb 18, 2021 ]
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My understanding is that the ARX 100 can drive two 4 ohm speakers without any issues.
[ MARK  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I wouldn't consider myself an expert. But I don't see why they wouldn't work for a pair of 4ohm speakers.
[ Robert  Feb 18, 2021 ]
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What is the output at 4 ohms?
[ John  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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As noted by another response, Cambridge does not specify a power output specific to 4 ohms. Cambridge does state it is safe to use the AXR100 with 4 ohm loads (just no power rating). I am a little suspect of the other answer that includes a response from Cambridge support. This seems like marketing type response and not one that came from engineering. I find it highly unlikely that the AXR100 will achieve a max output of 200 watts with a 4 ohm load. I say this based on the fact that the Cambridge CXA81 amplifier's rated 4 ohm output is only 50% higher than the 8 ohm output. - 80 watts and 120 watts, respectively. While the AXR100 features a robust amp and power supply, it is not as advanced as the higher end CXA81 and unlikely to achieve the current needed to produce 200 watts at 4 ohms. My guess is that the output would be closer to 120 watts with a 4 ohm speaker load. This is based on similar priced amplifiers and designs. A speaker pair with a 4 ohm rating will not be an issue. However, if you are planning to operate (2) pairs of speakers (on A & B circuits) simulataneously, you will want to use speakers with impedances closer to 8 ohms so that the combined (parallel) load does not drop below 4 ohms. Otherwise, you risk tripping the protection circuit in the amp.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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Hello - I was curious about speaker impedance w/ my AXR100, so sent an email to Cambridge Support which was answered w/i a few hours and is quoted below. My main speakers are 8 Ohms, but appears that twice the amperage would be sent to the 4 Ohm speakers so the recommendation would be to keep the volume at modest to moderate levels. Hope this helps. Dave "We recommend running the AXR100 with speakers rated at 6/8 Ohms. However you will be able to run lower Ohm speakers through it, just bear in mind that you may not need to run the amp high to get the same volume, for example if you run the device at the 1 O'Clock position for 8 Ohm speakers, you may only need to run it at 11 O'Clock to get the same respective volume output. You shouldn't get issues unless you run them at a very loud volume, there are also amp protections built in to ensure the device would protect itself. If you need exact wattage outputs I can send a message to one of our engineers, But on paper the maximum output of 8 Ohms is 100 Watts the Max output at 4 Ohms would be 200 watts. So you wouldn't want to drive them too hard with the AXR100."
[ G  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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To be honest all I can tell you is with my receiver is connected to two Klipsch and two Polk Audio speakers providing me with a beautiful quadraphonic sound. I have had the receiver about 19 months and I am very happy with it, I had a Marantz Model 19 that I retired and this is as good as that unit as my old friend. I am in my 60's and have never measured ohms on equipment like this. Maybe the manual would be more Helpful.
[ david  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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The manufacturer does not provide a 4ohm rating, regardless of not having that 4ohm rating ,this receiver will drive any ohm rated speaker with ease.
[ Joe  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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Can the subwoofer volume be adjusted in the receiver's interface?
[ MrBell  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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The subwoofer volume is driven by the receiver volume control.
[ Michael  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, it can not. You would need a powered subwoofer. The only control you would have in a passive SW would be what Hz it kicks in at, if it has that option.
[ Nigel Askew  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, just with the controls on the subwoofer.
[ Robert  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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No, only from the subwoofer itself. It has tone controls for treble and bass which helps boost the base on the speakers.
[ Art  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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Mr. Bell, the best answer that I could give you is first, download the PDF file for the instructions. What I see is that the bass and treble can, separately, be adjusted. However, there isn't a separate sub-woofer adjustment.
[ Colman  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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How to pair my iPhone with my Cambridge axr100?
[ Miriam  Dec 24, 2020 ]
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Be near the receiver with phone you want to pair, turn power on the receiver and push Phono/BT button until it says BT, then go to your phone settings under Bluetooth and wait for AXR100 to show up in your Bluetooth menu- you may have to choose it on your phone the first time, but after you've paired it the first time it will do this automatically if your phone is in range and you've chosen BT on the receiver. I do find that it works best if you keep your phone very close to the receiver- mine won't play clearly unless it is stationary and in close range so just keep your phone near receiver while listening if you have this issue as well. Hope that helps!
[ JANE  Dec 26, 2020 ]
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How do you change the ohms on the Cambridge audio cxa 100?
[ Jeff  Dec 04, 2020 ]
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if i understand your question , there is no ohmic switch ohmic switch on this device.-----tony
[ antonie  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You can change voltage for US or European with a switch on the back of the unit. Ohm is a measurement of resistance in an electrical circuit. No switch for that
[ JAMES B.  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You don't have to. If you plug in a pair of 4 Ohm speakers it should just work. Though I guess you wouldn't want to mix a 4 Ohm pair with an 8 Ohm pair.
[ LEWIS  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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How will this receiver perform with 28 year old Boston Acoustic speakers in a one bedroom apartment? I need quality sound with warmth but I will not be cranking up to 11.
[ Calvin  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I use mine with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver bookshelf speakers that are probably 40 years old (if they made them back then but I think they did) in the living room of my apartment and it rocks. Terrific warmth at low volumes with plenty of head room for demanding passages. I run mine in 4 ohm mode and I couldn't be happier. Cambridge Audio makes excellent gear. I picked up a Cambridge Audio powered subwoofer through Crutchfield along with the acoustic isolation mount (to show a little mercy on the neighbors) and the whole system is just a real joy. I added a Cambridge Audio CXNv2 DAC to run my digital library through using Roon music service and Tidal and it plays real well together. Everything was suggested by Crutchfield's excellent sales staff and they were right on the money. I say go for it. I'd be shocked if you didn't fall in love with it.
[ Michael  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hi Calvin - I have the Cambridge receiver connected to 40+ y/o ElectroVoice Interface speakers (had the woofers & passive radiators rebuilt not long ago) in my den - now playing Paul Desmond streaming from Spotify w/ the loudness level set at -46 dB producing a moderately soft sound - cannot imagine you having an issue in a small apartment. Dave
[ G  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hello, I use this amp on ten year old Klipsch speakers that are considered power hungry. The richness and tonality is consistent at two and ten.
[ Joel  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I returned ours because it was a bit to warm for our liking. We ended up with a Musical Fidelity M6si - great sound, lots of power and none of that wireless crap. Pure 2 channel bliss. But if you are in a small apartment perhaps the Musical Fidelity M3si might suit you. Unfortunately, Crutchfield doesn't sell Musical Fidelity.
[ Jeanette  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Can I switch it to 220v by my self, if ordering it from U.S?
[ Sharon  Oct 16, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has a switch on the back panel.
[ JAMES B.  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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I think so. On the back panel there is a mains switch allowing operation at 110 or 220V. You'll likely need a different power cord depending on where you're going to use it.
[ karl  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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Can I switch the 220v volt selector botton by my own to 220v if I'm ordering the device from U.S ?
[ Sharon  Oct 15, 2020 ]
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We do not research this aspect of the unit to know the exact process involved in switching to 220V as we only ship to U.S. addresses. As Nigel indicated, the manual lists its only for serving the unit and does not cover how to change it. I recommend contacting Cambridge Audio's support by calling 877-357-8204 to check on the process and make sure it does not void the warranty
[ Paul  Nov 11, 2020 ]  Staff
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Yes you can, although it says "for servicing use only". You will need to remove a plastic panel to slide the switch
[ Nigel Askew  Nov 09, 2020 ]
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can you use both A speakers and B speakers at the same time?
[ reallyoldcob  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes!
[ Christopher  Oct 07, 2020 ]
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Yes, you can select either A speakers, B speakers or both A+B speakers. If you are going to play both A and B speakers simultaneously, all speakers should have the same impedance rating.
[ John E.  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes you can. If you check out their online owner's manual it answers all questions. Highly recommended; it sounds great!
[ BART  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Can you bi-wire with this receiver?
[ Ryan  Oct 04, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes there are a/b speaker outputs. For the money this a great receiver. I did a comparison to the Marantz nr1200 and it sounded much better !! It's a dynamic amp
[ Phil  Oct 04, 2020 ]
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Does the FM tuner accommodate HD multicast stations? For example, our local public channel has HD1, HD2, and HD3 variants and I want to access all three.
[ Kim  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Kim, I've used the tuner very little since my purchase. I can attest that reception is very good. However, I'm unable to answer your question. I do believe you'll be pleased with reception and sound quality.
[ MARK  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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I have run through the tuner several times and have not seen that capability, though that doesn't mean it isn't there and I'm just not seeing how to access it.
[ JAMES B.  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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THE FM TUNER IS A NORMAL CLASSIC TUNER AND WILL RECEIVE WHAT EVER IT IS TUNED TO.I HOPE THIS WILL HELP.-----TONY
[ antonie  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Can I pair the bluetooth to 2 separate bluetooth speakers?
[ flatiron  Sep 14, 2020 ]
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I was also curious about the BT features of my Cambridge AXR100 and sent their support team an email - basically, the BT in the receiver is built to only receive, e.g. input from another device such as a phone or iPad - their response below - hope this helps. Dave "The bluetooth on the AXR100 is designed to receive and not send. This means it cannot connect to wireless headphones or wireless speakers but it can connect to your phone or tablet and play any audio from your device. If you were to have a Spotify or other music subscription or want to watch Netflix on your phone you could have the audio coming from the AXR100 and its connected speakers."
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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No. it's not that kind of bluetooth. just input and from only one device at a time..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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is there a connection for cd player?
[ mike  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes there is, either analog or digital. Just note that the ports are not labeled as "CD" or "DVD" etc, just as A1/D1, A2/D2 etc. I have my CD player connected to "A1/D1" via digital optical cable.Great sounding Receiver.
[ Abraham  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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If it has the red and white analog connectors coming from your CD player you should be fine
[ ELTON  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes - the AXR100 has 3 sets of audio inputs.These inputs are suitable for any 'line level' source equipment such as the audio outputs of CD players, BD/DVD players, etc.
[ Michael  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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It has two optical and one coaxial digital inputs and three analog
[ VEDRAN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes. Standard RCA inputs for CD etc
[ WESLEY  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, 3 line devices like cd players can be plugged in.
[ MURRAY P  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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The amp has both digital and analog inputs. CD players usually have a digital-to-analog converter in them - so the analog inputs should work fine.
[ PATRICK  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, I hooked up a CD player to mine. I'm delighted with the sound quality and ease of use.
[ JEFF  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Sub woofer connection ?
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes the AXR100 has a sub wo
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ Edward  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a subwoofer connection
[ John  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes, AV Sub Woofer Outlet.
[ JOHN E  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yup, full 2.1 set up.
[ BRIAN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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I tried to pair my new AXR100 with my iphone. I was able to create the pairing but it only enabled headphone operation not speakers. Can you advise?
[ Michael  Aug 09, 2020 ]
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You should be able blue tooth to the receiver with your iphone and have both speaker and headphone functions. If the speaker function is not working and the speakers are on, sounds like you might have a receiver issue. If you haven't already done so, I would log in to Cambridge Audio tech support and request their assistance. I had a separate issue with my receiver and tech support was very helpful. Hope this helps.
[ Todd  Aug 10, 2020 ]
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I pair with my iPhone and my speakers play just fine. Hope this helps.
[ Klaus  Aug 09, 2020 ]
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Is the circuitry in the Cambridge Solo phono preamp the same as the one inside the Cambridge AXR100 receiver, or is the dedicated preamp superior to that in the receiver?
[ J. Luis  Jul 09, 2020 ]
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Based on my experience with the AXR100 the phono preamp is a perfect match up to any magnetic coil cartridge. Not quite sure about the dedicated solo preamp.
[ Joel  Jul 09, 2020 ]
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Does this receiver allow speakers A & B to be used simultaneously?
[ Wade  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ Robert  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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yes it does
[ Bryne  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes, of course.
[ Joseph  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ MARK M.  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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I think you can but I've never tried. I only run a since pair of Maggies and the receiver works fine.
[ Stuart  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Indeed it does!
[ James Marty  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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That is an affirmative.
[ Joel  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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How this compare to TOPAZ SR20, seems as on paper specifications looks same apart of added Bluetooth. Is there any improvement in sound quality?
[ Polaris  May 07, 2020 ]
1 answer
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On paper it seems about the same other than (as you mentioned) Bluetooth, but also a more current DAC. (I think I read somewhere it was a Cirrus chip, instead of a Wolfson one in the Topaz, but now I can't find that anywhere.) Either way it'd be a newer DAC.
[ Tanner  May 08, 2020 ]
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What DAC chip does this device use?
[ Abel  May 03, 2020 ]
1 answer
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The AXR100 features a 24 bit / 192 kHz internal DAC. Cambridge Audio does not specify a manufacturer (brand) for this DAC so it is either an in-house design or possibly a private label design from a third party DAC provider. I have tested with both the optical and coaxial digital inputs and have found the audio quality to be very good. Unless you are looking at a premium CD player (or other source) with a high-end internal DAC, I doubt that you will notice much difference. I use my Blu Ray player as a CD transport and feed the digital output to the AXR100 using an optical cable. With this set-up, I have been very happy with the sound quality from the AXR DAC. If you want more specifics on the DAC, you might reach out to Cambridge's support department.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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How do you adjust bass and treble I didn't see any knobs?
[ Bob  Apr 23, 2020 ]
2 answers
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The manual for the AXR100 explains these adjustments in the 'Operating Instructions" section - simply use the 'Menu' button on the front of the unit or on the remote - bass, treble, and balance will be choices that can then be adjusted. Dave
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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Push the menu button and adjust with the dial.
[ Patrick  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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What type of input jack is the FM antenna? Is it RCA? How can I connect a coaxial antenna cable?
[ Peter  Apr 07, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Go high End and get a dish..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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I didn't connect the FM on mine but it did come with a coaxial adapter for the antenna
[ Bradley  Apr 08, 2020 ]
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What is the power rating when paired with 6 ohm speakers?
[ James  Apr 02, 2020 ]
3 answers
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100 watts per channel
[ Lawrence  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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i don't have any information on the power output at 6ohms, I am driving a pair of elac debut 6.2 , if i was to turn the volume past the 11o,clock i would loose my hearing , more power than i will ever push to its top power level. enjoy it , very good product.
[ Joe  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Hello, thanks for reaching out James. I am not a technical expert but, in all my electronic experience when you decrease the ohms from 8 to 6 a natural 20% reduction should be expected. Hope this helps.
[ Joel  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Does the receiver accommodate for 120 V in the US?
[ G  Mar 25, 2020 ]
5 answers
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Yes. I live in the US and this plugs in to a standard 120V outlet.
[ Todd  Apr 22, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ Scott  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes. I'm in rural Arizona, and it plugs into 120v line voltage.
[ DAVID WENDEL  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes, mine came setup to be plugged into US 110-120 60Hz power line. I recommend a good surge suppressor as this is a nice unit and one would not like to leave it open to a lightning surge
[ David  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes it does as 120 is common voltage in the US
[ GEORGE  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Does it have a phone input for turntable along with a ground connection? Thanks
[ Tlevel5  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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I guess I'm not sure in regards to a phone connect for turntable? There are dedicated phono inputs for a turntable as well as ground connection. I currently do have a Denon turntable hooked up to it, but only requires the 2 phono jacks. Does this help?
[ Todd  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes this receiver has a phono input and ground. I have my turntable hooked up to this and my vinyl sounds great!
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes it had a phono output and a ground. The only negative for me is the Bluetooth distance. Otherwise it's an amazing simple amp. Just what I was looking for. No bells or whistles.
[ DARRELL  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it does! That was important to me too. It also has a Bluetooth connection as well FYI...
[ Robert  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, the AXR100 has a built-in phono stage which supports both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges along with a corresponding ground connection for a turntable.
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has a phono input and a ground terminal.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it does
[ Robert  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has the connection with the ground.
[ Jennifer  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a phono input along with a ground connection.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it has phone and ground for turn table
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it phone and ground
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Is there a way to connect to a Sirius XM radio, or Echo?
[ David  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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Well, there are auxiliary inputs and two optical inputs that I use for my CD player and TV and also a phono input, not sure what kind of outputs XM radio or Echo have but really I use Bluetooth. I have an app on my smartphone for my jazz station which I can pair and also I have a laptop in my office room and one in my music studio that I can Bluetooth my music upstairs to my home stereo.
[ Robert  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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If either of those have Bluetooth then yes. I use the Bluetooth input frequently with great results.
[ Sabrina  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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Hi People ! What of these speakers would you recommend to match this amp? MISSION LX-2, MISSION QX-2, JAMO C93, MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 2 ? Thanks!
[ Nyac!  Nov 24, 2019 ]
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I am unfamiliar with the Mission line up. But I really like the Monitor Audio line up. Those Bronze speakers would great, and will pair up with that amp really well!
[ Calvin  Dec 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is the housing and front made from plastic or metal? What about the volume dial?
[ Simen  Oct 20, 2019 ]
3 answers
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The housing is made of heavy sheet metal. The top and sides are matte black. The front housing appears to be made of a similar or perhaps slightly thicker gauge metal (I didn't take apart to measure), with the edges rolled back so it looks at a glance like a thick plate. The front is finished in a slightly metallic silver paint. The volume dial is cast plastic, painted in the same metallic as the front panel. Dial has a good feel and in my opinion it doesn't feel "cheap," but it also doesn't have the "luxe" feel you'd expect with say a machined piece of stainless steel you might find on more expensive amps.
[ Jay  Oct 21, 2019 ]
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The faceplate is brushed aluminum but the dial is plastic.
[ William  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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The front is metal. Not sure about the volume knob but it is the most solid volume knob I have ever had. This unit is well worth the money.
[ Robert  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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Can you bi amp speakers?
[ Will  Aug 24, 2019 ]
4 answers
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this receiver is not capable of 'bi-amping' speakers. It can run two sets of speakers, however.
[ Calvin  Sep 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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Not sure if I understand the question but there is a "Bi-Wire" connection available if your speakers have two sets of terminals. Bi-Wiring sends the bass and treble down separate cables for clearer sound. Hope that answers your question.
[ Robert  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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in order to biamp speakers you must have two sets of terminals on the back of the speaker. One for the woofers and the other for the set of tweeters. this is because you have a crossover Network that sends the speaker through these different components come on. also most of the speakers on the market today are of 8 ohm impedance. once you buy amp a set of speakers you dropped the impedance down to four or possibly 2 ohms. you have to pretty much have a high-powered amplifier to even do this. I'm not saying some possible but you really have to have somebody who knows what they're doing to set this up. Personally I wouldn't think of doing it. The sound quality it's not worth the difference for all the hassle to do it. I had a friend who tried this years ago and he was not happy with the results. Then you have the expense of having to buy two amplifiers. Hope that helps. Have a good day!
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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on some set of speakers you can. Most of these speakers will have two sets of Jax on the back. If you don't see them you cannot do it. the reason is you have crossover networks between woofers mid-range speakers and tweeters. You are so have to watch the impedance level other speakers. Most speakers today or 8 ohms. once you buy amp to speakers it may drop down to four or even two ohms.
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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does it make terrible sense to run a Dac Magin200m from a PC into this if we are in a desktop enviroment? I was thinking about upgrading to this and the 200m from a DacMagic100.
[ JONATHON  Jul 23, 2021 ]
3 answers
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I don't understand the question.
[ Bryne  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Unfortunately I am not familiar enough with the application you are wanting to do provide an educated response.
[ GEORGE  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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I assume you are referring to the Cambridge 200M DAC. You can connect your computer to the DAC with a USB cable (of the kind you would use to connect an exeternal USB hard drive), then connect the DAC to one of the line level (not phono) analog inputs of the receiver using the unbalanced outputs of the DAC and standard RCA-style interconnect. Whether this will be terrible or not will be up to you, but it should sound fine. Try the USB ground lift on back of the receiver if you get noise coming in over the USB connection. You can't use the balanced outputs of the DAC since the receiver does not have any balanced inputs.
[ RICHARD  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Can I use the rec out to send it to a mixer>power amp>PA Speaker?
[ Jayrold  Jun 25, 2021 ]
3 answers
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Rec out is line level output and does not respond to the volume control on the axr100. If that works for you, then yes.
[ Mike  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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Mine goes through a mixer to an interface to my computer. If that helps.
[ Patrick  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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So far, I have used it to record on my Akia and Nakamichi cassette decks (both from the late 1970's). It works fine for that, It seems it is set up for recording on cassette, reel to reel or DAC,
[ David  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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hey guys im a 73 year old guy that doesnt know much about todays technology but my pioneer sound system is 38 years old and i need something new. i want to run 4 pairs of speakers, i want to hook up a cd player, a cassette player and turntable. what the hell do i need ?
[ richard  May 30, 2021 ]
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I bought a Cambridge audio AXR100 from these guys last year...my 35yr old Sony sound system was funking out as were my Yamaha speakers. I also got 2 Klipsch RP 600oF speakers.. I still have a StantonST.150 turntable and a Sony CD player. The sound is great..not quite as big as with my Yamaha speakers..they were big recording studio speakers, but I am very happy with the music now.
[ mike  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Richard, The Cambridge ARX 100 will easily run four 8 ohm speakers and allow you to connect all your components. It has a powerful amp that delivers quality sound. I think it will fit your needs and leave you pleased with your purchase.
[ MARK  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Hi, I bought this unit about Eighteen months ago. I have two Polk speakers, a CD player and a turntable hooked up to mine. Plus I have blue tooth connected because the radio stations around me suck. (music wise).I am happy with the sound and performance of this machine.??
[ Thomas  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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What's the best way to connect a laptop (Lenovo) to the AXR100?
[ Dan  Apr 13, 2021 ]
1 answer
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if the laptop had an optical output you could use that but most laptops don't. I use Bluetooth to stream my music from my ThinkPad to the receiver and it works quite well.
[ CHARLES  Apr 14, 2021 ]
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Can I use a MM cartridge with an output greater than 6mV with the Cambridge AXR100? Considering using the Rega Exact on my table but worry a a cartridge of 6.8-7.2 mV will create too much signal for the built in phono stage and cause distortion.
[ Brad  Apr 02, 2021 ]
1 answer
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That should be fine. The volt output of the cartridge only impacts the moving coil type (those must be the high output type to work with the phono input on this receiver)
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2021 ]  Staff
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Is the Cambridge Audio AXR100 able to handle 16 ohm speakers? I have 8 advent speakers each at 8 ohm. When connected in serial on channel A it produces 16 ohms of impedance.
[ Mike  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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Boy I wish I could help you but I'd be making up the answer. Never been there never done that lol. I'm currently running 4 Heresy iii speakers A&B and they're around 97% efficient. I would ask someone more knowledgeable like a 16 year old hamburger griller at Burger King lol. I do know the Cambridge has way more juice than I need. Good luck!! Gregg
[ G  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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you need a much more powerful amp if you want to use all 8. It will produce beautiful sound with 4! ( 2 on channel A, and 2 on channel B)
[ Nigel Askew  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I have 3way 4ohm 25-35,000hz tower speakers. Will the ARX100 work?
[ James  Feb 18, 2021 ]
2 answers
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My understanding is that the ARX 100 can drive two 4 ohm speakers without any issues.
[ MARK  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I wouldn't consider myself an expert. But I don't see why they wouldn't work for a pair of 4ohm speakers.
[ Robert  Feb 18, 2021 ]
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What is the output at 4 ohms?
[ John  Feb 05, 2021 ]
4 answers
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As noted by another response, Cambridge does not specify a power output specific to 4 ohms. Cambridge does state it is safe to use the AXR100 with 4 ohm loads (just no power rating). I am a little suspect of the other answer that includes a response from Cambridge support. This seems like marketing type response and not one that came from engineering. I find it highly unlikely that the AXR100 will achieve a max output of 200 watts with a 4 ohm load. I say this based on the fact that the Cambridge CXA81 amplifier's rated 4 ohm output is only 50% higher than the 8 ohm output. - 80 watts and 120 watts, respectively. While the AXR100 features a robust amp and power supply, it is not as advanced as the higher end CXA81 and unlikely to achieve the current needed to produce 200 watts at 4 ohms. My guess is that the output would be closer to 120 watts with a 4 ohm speaker load. This is based on similar priced amplifiers and designs. A speaker pair with a 4 ohm rating will not be an issue. However, if you are planning to operate (2) pairs of speakers (on A & B circuits) simulataneously, you will want to use speakers with impedances closer to 8 ohms so that the combined (parallel) load does not drop below 4 ohms. Otherwise, you risk tripping the protection circuit in the amp.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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Hello - I was curious about speaker impedance w/ my AXR100, so sent an email to Cambridge Support which was answered w/i a few hours and is quoted below. My main speakers are 8 Ohms, but appears that twice the amperage would be sent to the 4 Ohm speakers so the recommendation would be to keep the volume at modest to moderate levels. Hope this helps. Dave "We recommend running the AXR100 with speakers rated at 6/8 Ohms. However you will be able to run lower Ohm speakers through it, just bear in mind that you may not need to run the amp high to get the same volume, for example if you run the device at the 1 O'Clock position for 8 Ohm speakers, you may only need to run it at 11 O'Clock to get the same respective volume output. You shouldn't get issues unless you run them at a very loud volume, there are also amp protections built in to ensure the device would protect itself. If you need exact wattage outputs I can send a message to one of our engineers, But on paper the maximum output of 8 Ohms is 100 Watts the Max output at 4 Ohms would be 200 watts. So you wouldn't want to drive them too hard with the AXR100."
[ G  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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To be honest all I can tell you is with my receiver is connected to two Klipsch and two Polk Audio speakers providing me with a beautiful quadraphonic sound. I have had the receiver about 19 months and I am very happy with it, I had a Marantz Model 19 that I retired and this is as good as that unit as my old friend. I am in my 60's and have never measured ohms on equipment like this. Maybe the manual would be more Helpful.
[ david  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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The manufacturer does not provide a 4ohm rating, regardless of not having that 4ohm rating ,this receiver will drive any ohm rated speaker with ease.
[ Joe  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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Can the subwoofer volume be adjusted in the receiver's interface?
[ MrBell  Jan 03, 2021 ]
5 answers
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The subwoofer volume is driven by the receiver volume control.
[ Michael  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, it can not. You would need a powered subwoofer. The only control you would have in a passive SW would be what Hz it kicks in at, if it has that option.
[ Nigel Askew  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, just with the controls on the subwoofer.
[ Robert  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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No, only from the subwoofer itself. It has tone controls for treble and bass which helps boost the base on the speakers.
[ Art  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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Mr. Bell, the best answer that I could give you is first, download the PDF file for the instructions. What I see is that the bass and treble can, separately, be adjusted. However, there isn't a separate sub-woofer adjustment.
[ Colman  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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How to pair my iPhone with my Cambridge axr100?
[ Miriam  Dec 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Be near the receiver with phone you want to pair, turn power on the receiver and push Phono/BT button until it says BT, then go to your phone settings under Bluetooth and wait for AXR100 to show up in your Bluetooth menu- you may have to choose it on your phone the first time, but after you've paired it the first time it will do this automatically if your phone is in range and you've chosen BT on the receiver. I do find that it works best if you keep your phone very close to the receiver- mine won't play clearly unless it is stationary and in close range so just keep your phone near receiver while listening if you have this issue as well. Hope that helps!
[ JANE  Dec 26, 2020 ]
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How do you change the ohms on the Cambridge audio cxa 100?
[ Jeff  Dec 04, 2020 ]
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if i understand your question , there is no ohmic switch ohmic switch on this device.-----tony
[ antonie  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You can change voltage for US or European with a switch on the back of the unit. Ohm is a measurement of resistance in an electrical circuit. No switch for that
[ JAMES B.  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You don't have to. If you plug in a pair of 4 Ohm speakers it should just work. Though I guess you wouldn't want to mix a 4 Ohm pair with an 8 Ohm pair.
[ LEWIS  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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How will this receiver perform with 28 year old Boston Acoustic speakers in a one bedroom apartment? I need quality sound with warmth but I will not be cranking up to 11.
[ Calvin  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I use mine with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver bookshelf speakers that are probably 40 years old (if they made them back then but I think they did) in the living room of my apartment and it rocks. Terrific warmth at low volumes with plenty of head room for demanding passages. I run mine in 4 ohm mode and I couldn't be happier. Cambridge Audio makes excellent gear. I picked up a Cambridge Audio powered subwoofer through Crutchfield along with the acoustic isolation mount (to show a little mercy on the neighbors) and the whole system is just a real joy. I added a Cambridge Audio CXNv2 DAC to run my digital library through using Roon music service and Tidal and it plays real well together. Everything was suggested by Crutchfield's excellent sales staff and they were right on the money. I say go for it. I'd be shocked if you didn't fall in love with it.
[ Michael  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hi Calvin - I have the Cambridge receiver connected to 40+ y/o ElectroVoice Interface speakers (had the woofers & passive radiators rebuilt not long ago) in my den - now playing Paul Desmond streaming from Spotify w/ the loudness level set at -46 dB producing a moderately soft sound - cannot imagine you having an issue in a small apartment. Dave
[ G  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hello, I use this amp on ten year old Klipsch speakers that are considered power hungry. The richness and tonality is consistent at two and ten.
[ Joel  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I returned ours because it was a bit to warm for our liking. We ended up with a Musical Fidelity M6si - great sound, lots of power and none of that wireless crap. Pure 2 channel bliss. But if you are in a small apartment perhaps the Musical Fidelity M3si might suit you. Unfortunately, Crutchfield doesn't sell Musical Fidelity.
[ Jeanette  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Can I switch it to 220v by my self, if ordering it from U.S?
[ Sharon  Oct 16, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes, it has a switch on the back panel.
[ JAMES B.  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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I think so. On the back panel there is a mains switch allowing operation at 110 or 220V. You'll likely need a different power cord depending on where you're going to use it.
[ karl  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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Can I switch the 220v volt selector botton by my own to 220v if I'm ordering the device from U.S ?
[ Sharon  Oct 15, 2020 ]
2 answers
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We do not research this aspect of the unit to know the exact process involved in switching to 220V as we only ship to U.S. addresses. As Nigel indicated, the manual lists its only for serving the unit and does not cover how to change it. I recommend contacting Cambridge Audio's support by calling 877-357-8204 to check on the process and make sure it does not void the warranty
[ Paul  Nov 11, 2020 ]  Staff
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Yes you can, although it says "for servicing use only". You will need to remove a plastic panel to slide the switch
[ Nigel Askew  Nov 09, 2020 ]
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can you use both A speakers and B speakers at the same time?
[ reallyoldcob  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes!
[ Christopher  Oct 07, 2020 ]
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Yes, you can select either A speakers, B speakers or both A+B speakers. If you are going to play both A and B speakers simultaneously, all speakers should have the same impedance rating.
[ John E.  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes you can. If you check out their online owner's manual it answers all questions. Highly recommended; it sounds great!
[ BART  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Can you bi-wire with this receiver?
[ Ryan  Oct 04, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes there are a/b speaker outputs. For the money this a great receiver. I did a comparison to the Marantz nr1200 and it sounded much better !! It's a dynamic amp
[ Phil  Oct 04, 2020 ]
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Does the FM tuner accommodate HD multicast stations? For example, our local public channel has HD1, HD2, and HD3 variants and I want to access all three.
[ Kim  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Kim, I've used the tuner very little since my purchase. I can attest that reception is very good. However, I'm unable to answer your question. I do believe you'll be pleased with reception and sound quality.
[ MARK  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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I have run through the tuner several times and have not seen that capability, though that doesn't mean it isn't there and I'm just not seeing how to access it.
[ JAMES B.  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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THE FM TUNER IS A NORMAL CLASSIC TUNER AND WILL RECEIVE WHAT EVER IT IS TUNED TO.I HOPE THIS WILL HELP.-----TONY
[ antonie  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Can I pair the bluetooth to 2 separate bluetooth speakers?
[ flatiron  Sep 14, 2020 ]
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I was also curious about the BT features of my Cambridge AXR100 and sent their support team an email - basically, the BT in the receiver is built to only receive, e.g. input from another device such as a phone or iPad - their response below - hope this helps. Dave "The bluetooth on the AXR100 is designed to receive and not send. This means it cannot connect to wireless headphones or wireless speakers but it can connect to your phone or tablet and play any audio from your device. If you were to have a Spotify or other music subscription or want to watch Netflix on your phone you could have the audio coming from the AXR100 and its connected speakers."
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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No. it's not that kind of bluetooth. just input and from only one device at a time..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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is there a connection for cd player?
[ mike  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes there is, either analog or digital. Just note that the ports are not labeled as "CD" or "DVD" etc, just as A1/D1, A2/D2 etc. I have my CD player connected to "A1/D1" via digital optical cable.Great sounding Receiver.
[ Abraham  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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If it has the red and white analog connectors coming from your CD player you should be fine
[ ELTON  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes - the AXR100 has 3 sets of audio inputs.These inputs are suitable for any 'line level' source equipment such as the audio outputs of CD players, BD/DVD players, etc.
[ Michael  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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It has two optical and one coaxial digital inputs and three analog
[ VEDRAN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes. Standard RCA inputs for CD etc
[ WESLEY  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, 3 line devices like cd players can be plugged in.
[ MURRAY P  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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The amp has both digital and analog inputs. CD players usually have a digital-to-analog converter in them - so the analog inputs should work fine.
[ PATRICK  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, I hooked up a CD player to mine. I'm delighted with the sound quality and ease of use.
[ JEFF  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Sub woofer connection ?
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes the AXR100 has a sub wo
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ Edward  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a subwoofer connection
[ John  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes, AV Sub Woofer Outlet.
[ JOHN E  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yup, full 2.1 set up.
[ BRIAN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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I tried to pair my new AXR100 with my iphone. I was able to create the pairing but it only enabled headphone operation not speakers. Can you advise?
[ Michael  Aug 09, 2020 ]
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You should be able blue tooth to the receiver with your iphone and have both speaker and headphone functions. If the speaker function is not working and the speakers are on, sounds like you might have a receiver issue. If you haven't already done so, I would log in to Cambridge Audio tech support and request their assistance. I had a separate issue with my receiver and tech support was very helpful. Hope this helps.
[ Todd  Aug 10, 2020 ]
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I pair with my iPhone and my speakers play just fine. Hope this helps.
[ Klaus  Aug 09, 2020 ]
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Is the circuitry in the Cambridge Solo phono preamp the same as the one inside the Cambridge AXR100 receiver, or is the dedicated preamp superior to that in the receiver?
[ J. Luis  Jul 09, 2020 ]
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Based on my experience with the AXR100 the phono preamp is a perfect match up to any magnetic coil cartridge. Not quite sure about the dedicated solo preamp.
[ Joel  Jul 09, 2020 ]
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Does this receiver allow speakers A & B to be used simultaneously?
[ Wade  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ Robert  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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yes it does
[ Bryne  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes, of course.
[ Joseph  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ MARK M.  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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I think you can but I've never tried. I only run a since pair of Maggies and the receiver works fine.
[ Stuart  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Indeed it does!
[ James Marty  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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That is an affirmative.
[ Joel  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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How this compare to TOPAZ SR20, seems as on paper specifications looks same apart of added Bluetooth. Is there any improvement in sound quality?
[ Polaris  May 07, 2020 ]
1 answer
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On paper it seems about the same other than (as you mentioned) Bluetooth, but also a more current DAC. (I think I read somewhere it was a Cirrus chip, instead of a Wolfson one in the Topaz, but now I can't find that anywhere.) Either way it'd be a newer DAC.
[ Tanner  May 08, 2020 ]
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What DAC chip does this device use?
[ Abel  May 03, 2020 ]
1 answer
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The AXR100 features a 24 bit / 192 kHz internal DAC. Cambridge Audio does not specify a manufacturer (brand) for this DAC so it is either an in-house design or possibly a private label design from a third party DAC provider. I have tested with both the optical and coaxial digital inputs and have found the audio quality to be very good. Unless you are looking at a premium CD player (or other source) with a high-end internal DAC, I doubt that you will notice much difference. I use my Blu Ray player as a CD transport and feed the digital output to the AXR100 using an optical cable. With this set-up, I have been very happy with the sound quality from the AXR DAC. If you want more specifics on the DAC, you might reach out to Cambridge's support department.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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How do you adjust bass and treble I didn't see any knobs?
[ Bob  Apr 23, 2020 ]
2 answers
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The manual for the AXR100 explains these adjustments in the 'Operating Instructions" section - simply use the 'Menu' button on the front of the unit or on the remote - bass, treble, and balance will be choices that can then be adjusted. Dave
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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Push the menu button and adjust with the dial.
[ Patrick  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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What type of input jack is the FM antenna? Is it RCA? How can I connect a coaxial antenna cable?
[ Peter  Apr 07, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Go high End and get a dish..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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I didn't connect the FM on mine but it did come with a coaxial adapter for the antenna
[ Bradley  Apr 08, 2020 ]
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What is the power rating when paired with 6 ohm speakers?
[ James  Apr 02, 2020 ]
3 answers
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100 watts per channel
[ Lawrence  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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i don't have any information on the power output at 6ohms, I am driving a pair of elac debut 6.2 , if i was to turn the volume past the 11o,clock i would loose my hearing , more power than i will ever push to its top power level. enjoy it , very good product.
[ Joe  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Hello, thanks for reaching out James. I am not a technical expert but, in all my electronic experience when you decrease the ohms from 8 to 6 a natural 20% reduction should be expected. Hope this helps.
[ Joel  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Does the receiver accommodate for 120 V in the US?
[ G  Mar 25, 2020 ]
5 answers
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Yes. I live in the US and this plugs in to a standard 120V outlet.
[ Todd  Apr 22, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ Scott  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes. I'm in rural Arizona, and it plugs into 120v line voltage.
[ DAVID WENDEL  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes, mine came setup to be plugged into US 110-120 60Hz power line. I recommend a good surge suppressor as this is a nice unit and one would not like to leave it open to a lightning surge
[ David  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes it does as 120 is common voltage in the US
[ GEORGE  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Does it have a phone input for turntable along with a ground connection? Thanks
[ Tlevel5  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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I guess I'm not sure in regards to a phone connect for turntable? There are dedicated phono inputs for a turntable as well as ground connection. I currently do have a Denon turntable hooked up to it, but only requires the 2 phono jacks. Does this help?
[ Todd  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes this receiver has a phono input and ground. I have my turntable hooked up to this and my vinyl sounds great!
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes it had a phono output and a ground. The only negative for me is the Bluetooth distance. Otherwise it's an amazing simple amp. Just what I was looking for. No bells or whistles.
[ DARRELL  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it does! That was important to me too. It also has a Bluetooth connection as well FYI...
[ Robert  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, the AXR100 has a built-in phono stage which supports both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges along with a corresponding ground connection for a turntable.
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has a phono input and a ground terminal.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it does
[ Robert  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has the connection with the ground.
[ Jennifer  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a phono input along with a ground connection.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it has phone and ground for turn table
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it phone and ground
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Is there a way to connect to a Sirius XM radio, or Echo?
[ David  Nov 28, 2019 ]
2 answers
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Well, there are auxiliary inputs and two optical inputs that I use for my CD player and TV and also a phono input, not sure what kind of outputs XM radio or Echo have but really I use Bluetooth. I have an app on my smartphone for my jazz station which I can pair and also I have a laptop in my office room and one in my music studio that I can Bluetooth my music upstairs to my home stereo.
[ Robert  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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If either of those have Bluetooth then yes. I use the Bluetooth input frequently with great results.
[ Sabrina  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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Hi People ! What of these speakers would you recommend to match this amp? MISSION LX-2, MISSION QX-2, JAMO C93, MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 2 ? Thanks!
[ Nyac!  Nov 24, 2019 ]
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I am unfamiliar with the Mission line up. But I really like the Monitor Audio line up. Those Bronze speakers would great, and will pair up with that amp really well!
[ Calvin  Dec 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is the housing and front made from plastic or metal? What about the volume dial?
[ Simen  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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The housing is made of heavy sheet metal. The top and sides are matte black. The front housing appears to be made of a similar or perhaps slightly thicker gauge metal (I didn't take apart to measure), with the edges rolled back so it looks at a glance like a thick plate. The front is finished in a slightly metallic silver paint. The volume dial is cast plastic, painted in the same metallic as the front panel. Dial has a good feel and in my opinion it doesn't feel "cheap," but it also doesn't have the "luxe" feel you'd expect with say a machined piece of stainless steel you might find on more expensive amps.
[ Jay  Oct 21, 2019 ]
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The faceplate is brushed aluminum but the dial is plastic.
[ William  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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The front is metal. Not sure about the volume knob but it is the most solid volume knob I have ever had. This unit is well worth the money.
[ Robert  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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Can you bi amp speakers?
[ Will  Aug 24, 2019 ]
4 answers
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this receiver is not capable of 'bi-amping' speakers. It can run two sets of speakers, however.
[ Calvin  Sep 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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Not sure if I understand the question but there is a "Bi-Wire" connection available if your speakers have two sets of terminals. Bi-Wiring sends the bass and treble down separate cables for clearer sound. Hope that answers your question.
[ Robert  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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in order to biamp speakers you must have two sets of terminals on the back of the speaker. One for the woofers and the other for the set of tweeters. this is because you have a crossover Network that sends the speaker through these different components come on. also most of the speakers on the market today are of 8 ohm impedance. once you buy amp a set of speakers you dropped the impedance down to four or possibly 2 ohms. you have to pretty much have a high-powered amplifier to even do this. I'm not saying some possible but you really have to have somebody who knows what they're doing to set this up. Personally I wouldn't think of doing it. The sound quality it's not worth the difference for all the hassle to do it. I had a friend who tried this years ago and he was not happy with the results. Then you have the expense of having to buy two amplifiers. Hope that helps. Have a good day!
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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on some set of speakers you can. Most of these speakers will have two sets of Jax on the back. If you don't see them you cannot do it. the reason is you have crossover networks between woofers mid-range speakers and tweeters. You are so have to watch the impedance level other speakers. Most speakers today or 8 ohms. once you buy amp to speakers it may drop down to four or even two ohms.
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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does it make terrible sense to run a Dac Magin200m from a PC into this if we are in a desktop enviroment? I was thinking about upgrading to this and the 200m from a DacMagic100.
[ JONATHON  Jul 23, 2021 ]
3 answers
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I don't understand the question.
[ Bryne  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Unfortunately I am not familiar enough with the application you are wanting to do provide an educated response.
[ GEORGE  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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I assume you are referring to the Cambridge 200M DAC. You can connect your computer to the DAC with a USB cable (of the kind you would use to connect an exeternal USB hard drive), then connect the DAC to one of the line level (not phono) analog inputs of the receiver using the unbalanced outputs of the DAC and standard RCA-style interconnect. Whether this will be terrible or not will be up to you, but it should sound fine. Try the USB ground lift on back of the receiver if you get noise coming in over the USB connection. You can't use the balanced outputs of the DAC since the receiver does not have any balanced inputs.
[ RICHARD  Jul 25, 2021 ]
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Can I use the rec out to send it to a mixer>power amp>PA Speaker?
[ Jayrold  Jun 25, 2021 ]
3 answers
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Rec out is line level output and does not respond to the volume control on the axr100. If that works for you, then yes.
[ Mike  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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Mine goes through a mixer to an interface to my computer. If that helps.
[ Patrick  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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So far, I have used it to record on my Akia and Nakamichi cassette decks (both from the late 1970's). It works fine for that, It seems it is set up for recording on cassette, reel to reel or DAC,
[ David  Jun 25, 2021 ]
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hey guys im a 73 year old guy that doesnt know much about todays technology but my pioneer sound system is 38 years old and i need something new. i want to run 4 pairs of speakers, i want to hook up a cd player, a cassette player and turntable. what the hell do i need ?
[ richard  May 30, 2021 ]
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I bought a Cambridge audio AXR100 from these guys last year...my 35yr old Sony sound system was funking out as were my Yamaha speakers. I also got 2 Klipsch RP 600oF speakers.. I still have a StantonST.150 turntable and a Sony CD player. The sound is great..not quite as big as with my Yamaha speakers..they were big recording studio speakers, but I am very happy with the music now.
[ mike  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Richard, The Cambridge ARX 100 will easily run four 8 ohm speakers and allow you to connect all your components. It has a powerful amp that delivers quality sound. I think it will fit your needs and leave you pleased with your purchase.
[ MARK  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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Hi, I bought this unit about Eighteen months ago. I have two Polk speakers, a CD player and a turntable hooked up to mine. Plus I have blue tooth connected because the radio stations around me suck. (music wise).I am happy with the sound and performance of this machine.??
[ Thomas  Jul 09, 2021 ]
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What's the best way to connect a laptop (Lenovo) to the AXR100?
[ Dan  Apr 13, 2021 ]
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its super rare for a laptop to have an optical drive. even most pc mother boards have shunned them. with that i mind i too am trying to listen to music with a "pc" as a source. USB is def the way to go. it can handle higher quality than bluetooth (BT). basically BT aptxHD is capped at like 24 bit 48hkhz. so if you want to go to 24 bit 96 or 192 you cannot. also i am not sure if BT can do DSD. with all this in mind i am currently looking at a cambridge AXR100 + Dac Magic 200m set up. This would allow for max quality + DSD/MQA + front controls for base/treb + radio + sub out and no need for powered speakers. which opens the door to a lot of options for speakers. right now i have a dac magic 100 into klipsch R-41pm's. love it but i want higher quality and some new functionality.
[ JONATHON  Jul 28, 2021 ]
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if the laptop had an optical output you could use that but most laptops don't. I use Bluetooth to stream my music from my ThinkPad to the receiver and it works quite well.
[ CHARLES  Apr 14, 2021 ]
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Can I use a MM cartridge with an output greater than 6mV with the Cambridge AXR100? Considering using the Rega Exact on my table but worry a a cartridge of 6.8-7.2 mV will create too much signal for the built in phono stage and cause distortion.
[ Brad  Apr 02, 2021 ]
2 answers
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That should be fine. The volt output of the cartridge only impacts the moving coil type (those must be the high output type to work with the phono input on this receiver)
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2021 ]  Staff
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I'm using a Sumiko Rainier cartridge with my AXR100. It is rated at 5mv and I have no issues. I've read reviews of the CA Solo and Duo phono preamps that measure cartridge output of up to 100mv without noticeable distortion. The phono stage in the AXR100 is probably not identical to these but I seriously doubt that any mm cart with under 10mv output will challenge it.
[ SCOTT  Apr 15, 2021 ]
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Is the Cambridge Audio AXR100 able to handle 16 ohm speakers? I have 8 advent speakers each at 8 ohm. When connected in serial on channel A it produces 16 ohms of impedance.
[ Mike  Feb 19, 2021 ]
2 answers
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Boy I wish I could help you but I'd be making up the answer. Never been there never done that lol. I'm currently running 4 Heresy iii speakers A&B and they're around 97% efficient. I would ask someone more knowledgeable like a 16 year old hamburger griller at Burger King lol. I do know the Cambridge has way more juice than I need. Good luck!! Gregg
[ G  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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you need a much more powerful amp if you want to use all 8. It will produce beautiful sound with 4! ( 2 on channel A, and 2 on channel B)
[ Nigel Askew  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I have 3way 4ohm 25-35,000hz tower speakers. Will the ARX100 work?
[ James  Feb 18, 2021 ]
3 answers
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My understanding is that the ARX 100 can drive two 4 ohm speakers without any issues.
[ MARK  Feb 19, 2021 ]
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I wouldn't consider myself an expert. But I don't see why they wouldn't work for a pair of 4ohm speakers.
[ Robert  Feb 18, 2021 ]
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as .long as you dont use speakers a and b at the same time
[ antonie  Feb 18, 2021 ]
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What is the output at 4 ohms?
[ John  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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As noted by another response, Cambridge does not specify a power output specific to 4 ohms. Cambridge does state it is safe to use the AXR100 with 4 ohm loads (just no power rating). I am a little suspect of the other answer that includes a response from Cambridge support. This seems like marketing type response and not one that came from engineering. I find it highly unlikely that the AXR100 will achieve a max output of 200 watts with a 4 ohm load. I say this based on the fact that the Cambridge CXA81 amplifier's rated 4 ohm output is only 50% higher than the 8 ohm output. - 80 watts and 120 watts, respectively. While the AXR100 features a robust amp and power supply, it is not as advanced as the higher end CXA81 and unlikely to achieve the current needed to produce 200 watts at 4 ohms. My guess is that the output would be closer to 120 watts with a 4 ohm speaker load. This is based on similar priced amplifiers and designs. A speaker pair with a 4 ohm rating will not be an issue. However, if you are planning to operate (2) pairs of speakers (on A & B circuits) simulataneously, you will want to use speakers with impedances closer to 8 ohms so that the combined (parallel) load does not drop below 4 ohms. Otherwise, you risk tripping the protection circuit in the amp.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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Hello - I was curious about speaker impedance w/ my AXR100, so sent an email to Cambridge Support which was answered w/i a few hours and is quoted below. My main speakers are 8 Ohms, but appears that twice the amperage would be sent to the 4 Ohm speakers so the recommendation would be to keep the volume at modest to moderate levels. Hope this helps. Dave "We recommend running the AXR100 with speakers rated at 6/8 Ohms. However you will be able to run lower Ohm speakers through it, just bear in mind that you may not need to run the amp high to get the same volume, for example if you run the device at the 1 O'Clock position for 8 Ohm speakers, you may only need to run it at 11 O'Clock to get the same respective volume output. You shouldn't get issues unless you run them at a very loud volume, there are also amp protections built in to ensure the device would protect itself. If you need exact wattage outputs I can send a message to one of our engineers, But on paper the maximum output of 8 Ohms is 100 Watts the Max output at 4 Ohms would be 200 watts. So you wouldn't want to drive them too hard with the AXR100."
[ G  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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To be honest all I can tell you is with my receiver is connected to two Klipsch and two Polk Audio speakers providing me with a beautiful quadraphonic sound. I have had the receiver about 19 months and I am very happy with it, I had a Marantz Model 19 that I retired and this is as good as that unit as my old friend. I am in my 60's and have never measured ohms on equipment like this. Maybe the manual would be more Helpful.
[ david  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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The manufacturer does not provide a 4ohm rating, regardless of not having that 4ohm rating ,this receiver will drive any ohm rated speaker with ease.
[ Joe  Feb 05, 2021 ]
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Can the subwoofer volume be adjusted in the receiver's interface?
[ MrBell  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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The subwoofer volume is driven by the receiver volume control.
[ Michael  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, it can not. You would need a powered subwoofer. The only control you would have in a passive SW would be what Hz it kicks in at, if it has that option.
[ Nigel Askew  Jan 04, 2021 ]
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No, just with the controls on the subwoofer.
[ Robert  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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No, only from the subwoofer itself. It has tone controls for treble and bass which helps boost the base on the speakers.
[ Art  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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Mr. Bell, the best answer that I could give you is first, download the PDF file for the instructions. What I see is that the bass and treble can, separately, be adjusted. However, there isn't a separate sub-woofer adjustment.
[ Colman  Jan 03, 2021 ]
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How to pair my iPhone with my Cambridge axr100?
[ Miriam  Dec 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Be near the receiver with phone you want to pair, turn power on the receiver and push Phono/BT button until it says BT, then go to your phone settings under Bluetooth and wait for AXR100 to show up in your Bluetooth menu- you may have to choose it on your phone the first time, but after you've paired it the first time it will do this automatically if your phone is in range and you've chosen BT on the receiver. I do find that it works best if you keep your phone very close to the receiver- mine won't play clearly unless it is stationary and in close range so just keep your phone near receiver while listening if you have this issue as well. Hope that helps!
[ JANE  Dec 26, 2020 ]
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How do you change the ohms on the Cambridge audio cxa 100?
[ Jeff  Dec 04, 2020 ]
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if i understand your question , there is no ohmic switch ohmic switch on this device.-----tony
[ antonie  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You can change voltage for US or European with a switch on the back of the unit. Ohm is a measurement of resistance in an electrical circuit. No switch for that
[ JAMES B.  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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You don't have to. If you plug in a pair of 4 Ohm speakers it should just work. Though I guess you wouldn't want to mix a 4 Ohm pair with an 8 Ohm pair.
[ LEWIS  Dec 11, 2020 ]
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How will this receiver perform with 28 year old Boston Acoustic speakers in a one bedroom apartment? I need quality sound with warmth but I will not be cranking up to 11.
[ Calvin  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I use mine with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver bookshelf speakers that are probably 40 years old (if they made them back then but I think they did) in the living room of my apartment and it rocks. Terrific warmth at low volumes with plenty of head room for demanding passages. I run mine in 4 ohm mode and I couldn't be happier. Cambridge Audio makes excellent gear. I picked up a Cambridge Audio powered subwoofer through Crutchfield along with the acoustic isolation mount (to show a little mercy on the neighbors) and the whole system is just a real joy. I added a Cambridge Audio CXNv2 DAC to run my digital library through using Roon music service and Tidal and it plays real well together. Everything was suggested by Crutchfield's excellent sales staff and they were right on the money. I say go for it. I'd be shocked if you didn't fall in love with it.
[ Michael  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hi Calvin - I have the Cambridge receiver connected to 40+ y/o ElectroVoice Interface speakers (had the woofers & passive radiators rebuilt not long ago) in my den - now playing Paul Desmond streaming from Spotify w/ the loudness level set at -46 dB producing a moderately soft sound - cannot imagine you having an issue in a small apartment. Dave
[ G  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Hello, I use this amp on ten year old Klipsch speakers that are considered power hungry. The richness and tonality is consistent at two and ten.
[ Joel  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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I returned ours because it was a bit to warm for our liking. We ended up with a Musical Fidelity M6si - great sound, lots of power and none of that wireless crap. Pure 2 channel bliss. But if you are in a small apartment perhaps the Musical Fidelity M3si might suit you. Unfortunately, Crutchfield doesn't sell Musical Fidelity.
[ Jeanette  Oct 20, 2020 ]
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Can I switch it to 220v by my self, if ordering it from U.S?
[ Sharon  Oct 16, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes, it has a switch on the back panel.
[ JAMES B.  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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I think so. On the back panel there is a mains switch allowing operation at 110 or 220V. You'll likely need a different power cord depending on where you're going to use it.
[ karl  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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Can I switch the 220v volt selector botton by my own to 220v if I'm ordering the device from U.S ?
[ Sharon  Oct 15, 2020 ]
2 answers
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We do not research this aspect of the unit to know the exact process involved in switching to 220V as we only ship to U.S. addresses. As Nigel indicated, the manual lists its only for serving the unit and does not cover how to change it. I recommend contacting Cambridge Audio's support by calling 877-357-8204 to check on the process and make sure it does not void the warranty
[ Paul  Nov 11, 2020 ]  Staff
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Yes you can, although it says "for servicing use only". You will need to remove a plastic panel to slide the switch
[ Nigel Askew  Nov 09, 2020 ]
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can you use both A speakers and B speakers at the same time?
[ reallyoldcob  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes!
[ Christopher  Oct 07, 2020 ]
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Yes, you can select either A speakers, B speakers or both A+B speakers. If you are going to play both A and B speakers simultaneously, all speakers should have the same impedance rating.
[ John E.  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Yes you can. If you check out their online owner's manual it answers all questions. Highly recommended; it sounds great!
[ BART  Oct 06, 2020 ]
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Can you bi-wire with this receiver?
[ Ryan  Oct 04, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes there are a/b speaker outputs. For the money this a great receiver. I did a comparison to the Marantz nr1200 and it sounded much better !! It's a dynamic amp
[ Phil  Oct 04, 2020 ]
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Does the FM tuner accommodate HD multicast stations? For example, our local public channel has HD1, HD2, and HD3 variants and I want to access all three.
[ Kim  Sep 15, 2020 ]
3 answers
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Kim, I've used the tuner very little since my purchase. I can attest that reception is very good. However, I'm unable to answer your question. I do believe you'll be pleased with reception and sound quality.
[ MARK  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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I have run through the tuner several times and have not seen that capability, though that doesn't mean it isn't there and I'm just not seeing how to access it.
[ JAMES B.  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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THE FM TUNER IS A NORMAL CLASSIC TUNER AND WILL RECEIVE WHAT EVER IT IS TUNED TO.I HOPE THIS WILL HELP.-----TONY
[ antonie  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Can I pair the bluetooth to 2 separate bluetooth speakers?
[ flatiron  Sep 14, 2020 ]
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I was also curious about the BT features of my Cambridge AXR100 and sent their support team an email - basically, the BT in the receiver is built to only receive, e.g. input from another device such as a phone or iPad - their response below - hope this helps. Dave "The bluetooth on the AXR100 is designed to receive and not send. This means it cannot connect to wireless headphones or wireless speakers but it can connect to your phone or tablet and play any audio from your device. If you were to have a Spotify or other music subscription or want to watch Netflix on your phone you could have the audio coming from the AXR100 and its connected speakers."
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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No. it's not that kind of bluetooth. just input and from only one device at a time..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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is there a connection for cd player?
[ mike  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes there is, either analog or digital. Just note that the ports are not labeled as "CD" or "DVD" etc, just as A1/D1, A2/D2 etc. I have my CD player connected to "A1/D1" via digital optical cable.Great sounding Receiver.
[ Abraham  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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If it has the red and white analog connectors coming from your CD player you should be fine
[ ELTON  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes - the AXR100 has 3 sets of audio inputs.These inputs are suitable for any 'line level' source equipment such as the audio outputs of CD players, BD/DVD players, etc.
[ Michael  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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It has two optical and one coaxial digital inputs and three analog
[ VEDRAN  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes. Standard RCA inputs for CD etc
[ WESLEY  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, 3 line devices like cd players can be plugged in.
[ MURRAY P  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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The amp has both digital and analog inputs. CD players usually have a digital-to-analog converter in them - so the analog inputs should work fine.
[ PATRICK  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Yes, I hooked up a CD player to mine. I'm delighted with the sound quality and ease of use.
[ JEFF  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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Sub woofer connection ?
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes the AXR100 has a sub wo
[ MICHAEL  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ JOHN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ Edward  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a subwoofer connection
[ John  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yes, AV Sub Woofer Outlet.
[ JOHN E  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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Yup, full 2.1 set up.
[ BRIAN  Aug 19, 2020 ]
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I tried to pair my new AXR100 with my iphone. I was able to create the pairing but it only enabled headphone operation not speakers. Can you advise?
[ Michael  Aug 09, 2020 ]
2 answers
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You should be able blue tooth to the receiver with your iphone and have both speaker and headphone functions. If the speaker function is not working and the speakers are on, sounds like you might have a receiver issue. If you haven't already done so, I would log in to Cambridge Audio tech support and request their assistance. I had a separate issue with my receiver and tech support was very helpful. Hope this helps.
[ Todd  Aug 10, 2020 ]
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I pair with my iPhone and my speakers play just fine. Hope this helps.
[ Klaus  Aug 09, 2020 ]
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Is the circuitry in the Cambridge Solo phono preamp the same as the one inside the Cambridge AXR100 receiver, or is the dedicated preamp superior to that in the receiver?
[ J. Luis  Jul 09, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Based on my experience with the AXR100 the phono preamp is a perfect match up to any magnetic coil cartridge. Not quite sure about the dedicated solo preamp.
[ Joel  Jul 09, 2020 ]
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Does this receiver allow speakers A & B to be used simultaneously?
[ Wade  Jun 03, 2020 ]
7 answers
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Yes.
[ Robert  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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yes it does
[ Bryne  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes, of course.
[ Joseph  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Yes.
[ MARK M.  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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I think you can but I've never tried. I only run a since pair of Maggies and the receiver works fine.
[ Stuart  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Indeed it does!
[ James Marty  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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That is an affirmative.
[ Joel  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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How this compare to TOPAZ SR20, seems as on paper specifications looks same apart of added Bluetooth. Is there any improvement in sound quality?
[ Polaris  May 07, 2020 ]
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On paper it seems about the same other than (as you mentioned) Bluetooth, but also a more current DAC. (I think I read somewhere it was a Cirrus chip, instead of a Wolfson one in the Topaz, but now I can't find that anywhere.) Either way it'd be a newer DAC.
[ Tanner  May 08, 2020 ]
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What DAC chip does this device use?
[ Abel  May 03, 2020 ]
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The AXR100 features a 24 bit / 192 kHz internal DAC. Cambridge Audio does not specify a manufacturer (brand) for this DAC so it is either an in-house design or possibly a private label design from a third party DAC provider. I have tested with both the optical and coaxial digital inputs and have found the audio quality to be very good. Unless you are looking at a premium CD player (or other source) with a high-end internal DAC, I doubt that you will notice much difference. I use my Blu Ray player as a CD transport and feed the digital output to the AXR100 using an optical cable. With this set-up, I have been very happy with the sound quality from the AXR DAC. If you want more specifics on the DAC, you might reach out to Cambridge's support department.
[ Dan  Feb 10, 2021 ]
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How do you adjust bass and treble I didn't see any knobs?
[ Bob  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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The manual for the AXR100 explains these adjustments in the 'Operating Instructions" section - simply use the 'Menu' button on the front of the unit or on the remote - bass, treble, and balance will be choices that can then be adjusted. Dave
[ G  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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Push the menu button and adjust with the dial.
[ Patrick  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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What type of input jack is the FM antenna? Is it RCA? How can I connect a coaxial antenna cable?
[ Peter  Apr 07, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Go high End and get a dish..
[ Martin  Sep 16, 2020 ]
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I didn't connect the FM on mine but it did come with a coaxial adapter for the antenna
[ Bradley  Apr 08, 2020 ]
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What is the power rating when paired with 6 ohm speakers?
[ James  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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100 watts per channel
[ Lawrence  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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i don't have any information on the power output at 6ohms, I am driving a pair of elac debut 6.2 , if i was to turn the volume past the 11o,clock i would loose my hearing , more power than i will ever push to its top power level. enjoy it , very good product.
[ Joe  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Hello, thanks for reaching out James. I am not a technical expert but, in all my electronic experience when you decrease the ohms from 8 to 6 a natural 20% reduction should be expected. Hope this helps.
[ Joel  Apr 02, 2020 ]
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Does the receiver accommodate for 120 V in the US?
[ G  Mar 25, 2020 ]
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Yes. I live in the US and this plugs in to a standard 120V outlet.
[ Todd  Apr 22, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ Scott  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes. I'm in rural Arizona, and it plugs into 120v line voltage.
[ DAVID WENDEL  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes, mine came setup to be plugged into US 110-120 60Hz power line. I recommend a good surge suppressor as this is a nice unit and one would not like to leave it open to a lightning surge
[ David  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes it does as 120 is common voltage in the US
[ GEORGE  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Does it have a phone input for turntable along with a ground connection? Thanks
[ Tlevel5  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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I guess I'm not sure in regards to a phone connect for turntable? There are dedicated phono inputs for a turntable as well as ground connection. I currently do have a Denon turntable hooked up to it, but only requires the 2 phono jacks. Does this help?
[ Todd  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes this receiver has a phono input and ground. I have my turntable hooked up to this and my vinyl sounds great!
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes it had a phono output and a ground. The only negative for me is the Bluetooth distance. Otherwise it's an amazing simple amp. Just what I was looking for. No bells or whistles.
[ DARRELL  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it does! That was important to me too. It also has a Bluetooth connection as well FYI...
[ Robert  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, the AXR100 has a built-in phono stage which supports both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges along with a corresponding ground connection for a turntable.
[ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has a phono input and a ground terminal.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it does
[ Robert  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes, it has the connection with the ground.
[ Jennifer  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes it has a phono input along with a ground connection.
[ William  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it has phone and ground for turn table
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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yes it phone and ground
[ Jb  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Is there a way to connect to a Sirius XM radio, or Echo?
[ David  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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Well, there are auxiliary inputs and two optical inputs that I use for my CD player and TV and also a phono input, not sure what kind of outputs XM radio or Echo have but really I use Bluetooth. I have an app on my smartphone for my jazz station which I can pair and also I have a laptop in my office room and one in my music studio that I can Bluetooth my music upstairs to my home stereo.
[ Robert  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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If either of those have Bluetooth then yes. I use the Bluetooth input frequently with great results.
[ Sabrina  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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Hi People ! What of these speakers would you recommend to match this amp? MISSION LX-2, MISSION QX-2, JAMO C93, MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 2 ? Thanks!
[ Nyac!  Nov 24, 2019 ]
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I am unfamiliar with the Mission line up. But I really like the Monitor Audio line up. Those Bronze speakers would great, and will pair up with that amp really well!
[ Calvin  Dec 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is the housing and front made from plastic or metal? What about the volume dial?
[ Simen  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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The housing is made of heavy sheet metal. The top and sides are matte black. The front housing appears to be made of a similar or perhaps slightly thicker gauge metal (I didn't take apart to measure), with the edges rolled back so it looks at a glance like a thick plate. The front is finished in a slightly metallic silver paint. The volume dial is cast plastic, painted in the same metallic as the front panel. Dial has a good feel and in my opinion it doesn't feel "cheap," but it also doesn't have the "luxe" feel you'd expect with say a machined piece of stainless steel you might find on more expensive amps.
[ Jay  Oct 21, 2019 ]
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The faceplate is brushed aluminum but the dial is plastic.
[ William  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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The front is metal. Not sure about the volume knob but it is the most solid volume knob I have ever had. This unit is well worth the money.
[ Robert  Oct 20, 2019 ]
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Can you bi amp speakers?
[ Will  Aug 24, 2019 ]
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this receiver is not capable of 'bi-amping' speakers. It can run two sets of speakers, however.
[ Calvin  Sep 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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Not sure if I understand the question but there is a "Bi-Wire" connection available if your speakers have two sets of terminals. Bi-Wiring sends the bass and treble down separate cables for clearer sound. Hope that answers your question.
[ Robert  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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in order to biamp speakers you must have two sets of terminals on the back of the speaker. One for the woofers and the other for the set of tweeters. this is because you have a crossover Network that sends the speaker through these different components come on. also most of the speakers on the market today are of 8 ohm impedance. once you buy amp a set of speakers you dropped the impedance down to four or possibly 2 ohms. you have to pretty much have a high-powered amplifier to even do this. I'm not saying some possible but you really have to have somebody who knows what they're doing to set this up. Personally I wouldn't think of doing it. The sound quality it's not worth the difference for all the hassle to do it. I had a friend who tried this years ago and he was not happy with the results. Then you have the expense of having to buy two amplifiers. Hope that helps. Have a good day!
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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on some set of speakers you can. Most of these speakers will have two sets of Jax on the back. If you don't see them you cannot do it. the reason is you have crossover networks between woofers mid-range speakers and tweeters. You are so have to watch the impedance level other speakers. Most speakers today or 8 ohms. once you buy amp to speakers it may drop down to four or even two ohms.
[ John Mc  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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