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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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About the Cambridge Audio AXR100

Eric A.

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 favourite 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
  • 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:
  • 16-15/16"W x 4-1/2"H x 14-9/16"D
  • weight: 17.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (3 years with registration)
  • MFR # C11092

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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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 100
THD in Stereo 0.15 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Amplifier Class AB
FM Sensitivity Not Given
Signal To Noise Ratio 82dB
Phono Signal to Noise Ratio ---
DAC Bit Depth 24-bit
DAC Sample Rate 192 kHz
High-res Audio Playback
From Network No
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) No
Bluetooth
Version Info Built-in
Receiver Mode Yes
Transmitter Mode No
AAC Playback No
aptX Playback No
aptX-HD Playback No
LDAC Playback No
Streaming Compatibility
Apple AirPlay No
Apple AirPlay 2 No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
HEOS No
Total Number of Zones 1
Inputs & Outputs
USB Type-A Ports 1 (charge only)
USB Type-B Ports No
Ethernet Wired Network Port No
Phono Input 1
HDMI Inputs 0
Total Audio Inputs 5
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 2
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 1
Headphone Output 1/4"
Stereo Preamp Output No
Subwoofer Output 1
Recording Output Yes
Speaker Output Pairs 2
Speaker Connectors Binding Posts
Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong
Other Info
Alexa-compatible No
Google Assistant-compatible No
Built-in Radio Tuner AM/FM
Built-in Wi-Fi No
On-Screen Display No
Width (inches) 16-15/16
Height (inches) 4-1/2
Depth (inches) 14-9/16
Weight (pounds) 17.8
Parts Warranty 2 Yr/3 Yr Registration
Labor Warranty 2 Yr/3 Yr Registration
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Features

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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71 questions already asked

Q
do you feel this is enough to power the polk audio r700s?...thanks
david  Apr 02, 2024
1 answer
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Though the Cambridge Audio AXR100 is a potent stereo receiver David, we recommend high-current amplification for the best results with the Polk Audio R700 floor standing speakers. The Polks can handle a maximum of 300-watts RMS, and the HiFI Rose RA280 integrated amp below delivers 250-watts per channel and would be an excellent match for superb performance. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_358RA280B/HiFi-Rose-RA280-Black.html
bo  Apr 03, 2024 (Staff)
Q
The speakers I currently have are 4 Cerwin Vega E-712 floor standing speakers placed in each corner of my listening room. Can this unit drive all 4 speakers?
robert  Jan 24, 2024
5 answers
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The AX100 manual says if connecting four speakers, then they should all be 8ohms. If all four of your speakers are 8ohm, then you should be good. As for power, the AX100 should drive them fine. My own AX100 is quite impressive with any speakers I've connected to it, though I have not run four speakers at once as you are wanting to do. I hope this helps. Cheers!
jordon  Jan 30, 2024
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Your speakers are 8 Ohm and highly efficient at 98 db therefore I think the AXR 100 would drive all four simultaneously without issue. The AXR 100 does have an unobtrusive fan that may kick in depending on volume. I generally run Klipsch speakers which are highly efficient like your CV's and the fan has never come on. However, I ran a pair of Elac UB5's and the fan did come on after hours of use. The fan noise did not impact my listening experience at all however.
kevin  Jan 26, 2024
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I don't see any reason why it could not. I have four speakers connected to mine, three way Bose with 12" woofers and this amp powers them with no effort. It does have A + B configuration.
anthony  Jan 25, 2024
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I have four (4) original Large Advents set up in two double stacks. I have had no problem driving these speakers at all listening levels since I got the receiver. These speakers are nominally 8 ohms and appear to be driven effortlessly by the power supplied by this unit.
maury  Jan 25, 2024
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It could drive them but not at the quality or capacity they need. Nice receiver but not for that level.
william  Jan 25, 2024
Q
Would this have enough power and proper ohms rating to power KEF R3 meta speakers? The KEF are rated to 4 ohms.
dennis  Nov 15, 2023
1 answer
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The AXR100 would meet the requirements for wattage and impedance to accommodate the KEF R3 Meta.
zachary  Nov 15, 2023 (Staff)
Q
What is the power rating into 6 ohm and 4 ohm speakers? Also, do I need to do anything differently when Bi-Wiring to my Wharfedale Denton 80thâ??s. These are 6 ohm speakers.
brian  Sep 10, 2023
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I would be happy to help, Brian. Only 8-ohm power numbers are listed in the specifications from Cambridge, so we cannot determine if there is a power gain for 6-ohm speakers. The AXR100 is 4-ohm stable, so no worries there. Make sure to remove the jumpers on your Denton's. If you are using two separate wires for each speaker to bi-wire you just have to make sure to select the "speakers A and B" settings on the front panel of the Cambridge. If you are using a specific set of bi-wire cables like the AudioQuest Rocket 33 with only one pair of connections at the amp you will just need to make sure to remove the jumpers on your Wharfedale's. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_703R33BW10/AudioQuest-Rocket-33-10-foot-pair.html
bo  Sep 10, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will the CA-AXR100 work well with my Klipsch RP6000-F floor standing speakers?
aa  May 14, 2023
1 answer
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Honestly, I found the receiver to be underpowered. But I listen mostly to rock. If you listen to jazz or classical primary, you'll probably be ok. Those are good size speakers, however. For the money, I would try the Yamaha as-501 or, if you could stretch your budget, the Yamaha as-701 or even the as-801, if possible. My first choice out of the 3 alternatives I mentioned would definitely be the as801, but I like to have plenty of power to drive my woofers so they slam with decent authority during louder passages, like loud heavy metal. There is a YouTube video camparing to 2 similarly powered models (Cambridge be Yamaha): search for "The $350 integrated amp comparison" on YouTube. That's just my best recommendation. Or try something tubed like the Nobsound ak525, available on the Nobsound/Douk Audio website. Another option would be to get the as501 or as701, and add a subwoofer later. Good on your search! Let me know if you have any more questions.
david  May 14, 2023
Q
I see on the back panel of the AXR100 that standby power is "<0.5W". My question: Can the unit wake from standby on detection of signal from one of the optical inputs? If not, what is the power consumption when powered on but idle? The scenario here is I want to be able to stream to the AXR100 from a Chromecast dongle plugged into one of the AXR's optical ports without having to physically turn the AXR100 on and off each time. So need to either wake from standby or be very low power when idle. Thanks for any insight.
dan  Apr 11, 2023
1 answer
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It is not possible for the Cambridge Audio AXR100 to sense a signal over the optical input and automatically "wake up" sadly, Dan. We also cannot nail down an exact number for power consumption when powered ON but not in use for any signal amplification, as that spec is not provided by Cambridge. It sounds like a better solution for the control you need would be to consider the Cambridge Audio EVO 75 in the link below. This option would add Wi-fi capability allowing you to use the Cambridge StreamMagic app that would turn off/on the unit remotely. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_779EVO75/Cambridge-Audio-Evo-75.html
bo  Apr 11, 2023 (Staff)
Q
i have a project carbon debut evo and 2 8ohms jbl bookshelf speakers. Will this receiver work well with my setup, and will i get sufficient volume?
jason  Mar 08, 2023
1 answer
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The AXR100 should do nicely for your system. It has plenty of power to offer and a built-in phono preamp for moving magnet cartridges like the one that comes stock on the Debut Carbon EVO.
zachary  Mar 08, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Does this amp work with 240volt input voltages?
m  Feb 06, 2023
1 answer
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The Cambridge Audio AXR100 uses a standard 120V power supply, M Pal. The unit can also be used with European voltage/plugs if you are planning on taking yours outside of the U.S.
bo  Feb 06, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will the Klipsch R600-F speakers work with the AXR100? Without any issues?
doug  Dec 27, 2022
1 answer
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That sounds like a nice setup, Douglas. The Cambridge AXR100 blurs the lines and gives integrated amp levels of sound quality and performance in a stereo receiver. The toroidal transformer ensures clean, dynamic sound and delivers 100-watts to the Klipsch speakers. The Klipsch R600-F is a highly sensitive speaker and would work well on that power, all I see is thumbs up here Douglas!
bo  Dec 27, 2022 (Staff)
Q
I just purchased this item (Cambridge Audio AXR100) to use in our shop. We hav a number of JBL monitor speakers attached to the new receiver. At a certain volume the unit shuts down. Is there another unit I can add to take some of the speaker load? Like a post-amp?
george  Dec 11, 2022
1 answer
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This particular receiver does not have an output to be able to add another amp to it but we do have units that do. If you give us a call at 800.324.9695 to speak with an advisor, we can explore what models may work better for you.
arielle  Dec 11, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can you connect 2 subwoofers to the AXR100 ?
ruben  Nov 04, 2022
1 answer
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Greetings Ruben, and thank you for your question. The Cambridge Audio AXR100 has just one subwoofer output. If you wanted to have two subwoofers, you just get an RCA splitter, One on the receiver side, that splits to two on the subwoofer side.
hogan  Nov 04, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Does the axr100 have an app to turn on and off, control volume and select input via a tablet or phone? What cambridge audio amplifiers do have this feature.
adrock  Oct 17, 2022
1 answer
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The AXR 100 does not have a remote function. The only integrated Cambridge Audio amps that do have wireless ability are the Evo 75 and Evo 150. All of the others will use a traditional remote and standard push buttons on the unit for controls.
arielle  Oct 17, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Has anyone had experience pairing this with KEF LS50 meta?
tharak  Jul 15, 2022
3 answers
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No.
michael perr  Jul 21, 2022
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Yes, and very much enjoyed it. At the paired price point I have nothing bad to say and loved the crystal clear imagining and detail. I wanted a little more depth and dynamism from my system and upgraded to the Azure 851a and added dual KEFsubwoofers. Again, more bass and allowed the metal's to focus more on midrange detail and delaoded the speakers of LF work. But all things have a price.... At the price of the AXR I'd say a simple sub will do you wonders and it'll be an amazingly capable system.
jacob  Jul 21, 2022
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No I don't. Mine drives an old pair of Snell Acoustics Type Ell's. All I can say is that the AXR100 does a fine job. Unless those KEF's require enormous power I can't imagine you could go wrong with the AXR200.
karl w.  Jul 16, 2022
Q
Is there anyway to stop the "scrolling" display? Pretty distracting.
daniel  Jun 24, 2022
1 answer
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We have not found a means of disabling this function when using Bluetooth or FM radio as source.
zachary  Jun 27, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Can I connect a apple iPod to it?
al  May 14, 2022
3 answers
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Yes
john  May 14, 2022
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I don't know. I did not know anyone still had iPod's. An iPhone works just fine.
ronald  May 14, 2022
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Yes. I have an Apple iPod and it connects easily.
thomas  May 14, 2022
Q
Will it play music from USB input or firmware updates only?
charles  Apr 18, 2022
2 answers
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The AXR100 Owners Manual states that the USB port is for service only.
darren  Apr 20, 2022
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I don't think a usb will accommodate audio. I use the optical and HDMI for audio and video.
ricky  Apr 19, 2022
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Hi, I have Monitor Audio Rs 6 Speakers. I have a Marantz all analog receiver. I need an amp with really good bass and a warm sound. How would this compare with a MarantSr4023? Thanks
reg  Apr 16, 2022
3 answers
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This has been a great receiver, very clean sound, however I'm not familiar with the marantz.
jeffrey s  Apr 18, 2022
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No idea how it compares to a Marantz or any other good receiver/ amplifier. And that would be totally subjective anyway, unless you had them operating side-by-side with switching capability. Only know I bought it based on all the positive reviews and reputed "tubular" sound quality and bass similar to that produced my old B&K toroidal amp. I have Toby 8" co-axial ceiling speakers in 4 rooms, and use a Niles high-end selector. Very pleased with the sound.
michael perr  Apr 16, 2022
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The Cambridge AXR100 receiver has a good bass and a warm sound. I don't know anything about the Marantz SR4023. I did take a quick look at the back the Marantz SR4023 and it looks like it might have more inputs for components than the Cambridge AXR100. Also, check the PDF manual of the AXR100 and see how its' specs compares with the SR4023 specs.
colman  Apr 16, 2022
Q
Can I hook this up to my numark equalizer?
brian  Apr 08, 2022
1 answer
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unknown. check with cambridge
antonie  Apr 08, 2022
Q
Can this unit be housed in an enclosure or will it get too hot? I've seen reports about it generating quite a bit of heat and even overheating.
michael  Apr 06, 2022
4 answers
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Mine does get a little bit warm, maybe not hot exactly. I suspect some air circulation is necessary. Hope it helps.
david wendel  Apr 06, 2022
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Mine does not generate that much heat but I would not place it in an enclosure that does not give it at least 2" above it if open air.
wayne  Apr 06, 2022
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If the enclosure is properly vented it should be fine. I push mine pretty hard and it has never gotten too hot to touch. Actually one of the cooler running amps I have ever used.
jalen  Apr 06, 2022
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I have this receiver I've overheated it two times because I was driving it so hard I don't have it in an enclosure it does have a cooling fan I think if your enclosure is vented you should be fine it's a great receiverEnter an answer to this question.
john  Apr 06, 2022
Q
Is the amplifier class AB or D?
frank  Mar 16, 2022
2 answers
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All AXR are AB class
shawn  Mar 17, 2022
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This is the superior class AB stage. Which is great for this price point.
matthew  Mar 16, 2022
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Can the axr100 remote control the cambridge cd player?
richard  Feb 20, 2022
3 answers
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The remote works with the AXC35. I don't know if it works with the CXC v2.
thomas  Feb 24, 2022
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yes
antonie  Feb 23, 2022
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Yes it can. The CD player comes with it's own remote as well. I'm very satisfied with both the receiver and the cd player. They breathed new life into an old pair of Snell Acoustics speakers
karl w.  Feb 23, 2022
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Can I use Definitive Technology - BP-9060 speakers with this receiver. Or does anyone has suggestions on what kind of speakers I can use with this unit?
gurinderbir  Jan 26, 2022
3 answers
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From looking at the specs the BP-9060 speakers are 8 ohm with 92db sensitivity. Based on that, yes, the AXR100 will drive them just fine. I have ELAC F6.2s (6 ohm, 87db) and the AXR100 handles them brilliantly. As for suggestions--anything from 8 ohm to 4 ohm speakers will work. After that it is about your preference re: speaker sound signature. As for the AXR100 it is a remarkably good receiver and an excellent piece of audio kit.
alan  Jan 26, 2022
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I use Wharfdale Diamonds...outstanding!
guy  Jan 26, 2022
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Should work fine but that receiver is stereo not surround I have it hooked up with some B&W speakers and a B&W sub and it works fantastic
marisol  Jan 26, 2022
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Can I use Definitive Technology - BP-9060 speakers with this receiver. Or does anyone has suggestions on what kind of speakers I can use with this unit?
gurinderbir  Jan 26, 2022
2 answers
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You can use pretty much any 8 ohm speaker. It's a great be receiver.
pat  Jan 26, 2022
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Compatible speakers where you like the sound. Listening is bottom line. I am enjoying the receiver.
ron  Jan 26, 2022
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Can I use Definitive Technology - BP-9060 speakers with this receiver. Or does anyone has suggestions on what kind of speakers I can use with this unit?
gurinderbir  Jan 26, 2022
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I got a pair of Klipsch K-620 floor speakers connected to this receiver and it sounds awesome. Best purchase i have made in a long time.
david  Feb 03, 2022
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I'm not sure what speakers you are referring to but I hooked my 32 year old Bose 401's and it plays beautifully. And having Bluetooth in the unit is awesome
craig  Jan 29, 2022
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I don't see why not. I am running elac towers with mine. Sounds great
steve  Jan 26, 2022
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very powerful , easy to use, looks good, Polk book shelf ------------- BOB
robert  Jan 26, 2022
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As long as you like the sound of DT BP-9060 speakers, Cambridge receiver should have no problem powering them, as the speakers are pretty efficient (92 db) and its integral subwoofer is self-powered. Only other thing to consider is size of room and how loud you play it. I have an inefficient pair of speakers (vintage Rodgers) hooked up and volume knob is cranked up a bit for playing "loud" (which is not what the Rodgers were designed for anyway).
clement  Jan 26, 2022
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I don't see why not. This receiver is powerful enough for almost any speaker. I use the Klipsch RP-600M speakers are they are a great combination. The Klipsch speakers can be too bright and cause ear fatigue with some high end receivers. The AXR100 has a detailed and powerful but smoother sound output so it helps offset the natural brightness of the speakers. I am enjoying it.
craig  Jan 26, 2022
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Why wouldn't you be able to?
blake  Jan 26, 2022
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I have my TV hooked to this receiver with a Toslink optical digital cable, which is the same way I had the TV hooked up to a soundbar and it worked fine, but the receiver is not picking it up. I tried both the D1 and D2 connections and nothing. Any suggestions?
robert  Jan 18, 2022
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Just wanted to update that changing my TV setting to PCM did work. Thanks!
robert  Dec 21, 2022
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I did use Toslink at first and it worked just fine but needed the Toslink port on the receiver for a DAC so changed to RCA for TV. Check your Toslink cable for kinks or indentations. The fibers may be damaged. Try connecting another component to Optical input on the receiver to see if it works.
darren  Jan 20, 2022
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I have my optical from my tv to the receiver d1 optical and works fine. Try another optical cord. Must be one continuous optical
ricky  Jan 20, 2022
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What bitstream is your TV sending? If it's Dolby Digital that may be the issue. It should be Stereo PCM.
brian  Jan 20, 2022
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Hi, you try to use for movies or dolby dtx content? If is yes you need to change the sound output to PCM. I have de same problem whit my nvidia sheld and i swich the audio output to PCM and now whorking fine. The problem is the axr 100 is only stereo receiver and no have dolby or dtx decoder integraded.
jean  Jan 20, 2022
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How can I connect 8 speakers (8) ohms each? Need the diagram.
leo  Jan 01, 2022
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
kenneth  Jan 05, 2022 (Staff)
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Is there an adapter that I can connect to an AXR100 for Bluetooth transmission?
charles g  Nov 08, 2021
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The AXR100 does have built in bluetooth connectivity. If it isn't sufficient for you there are any number of bluetooth transmitters on the market that can be connected via rca or toslink.
thomas  Nov 09, 2021
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It has builtin Bluetooth but Bluetooth is utter crap for streaming music. I would not buy this unit just because of the Bluetooth.
brian  Nov 08, 2021
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Hallo, is fan noise only in several units? or is it present on every unit? Does it turn on with watching movies?
dare88  Oct 04, 2021
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for the last two years I've been listening for several hours a day to my Cambridge axr100, volume (because I'm mostly listening to online radio) cranked up pretty high, generally jazz. because I'd read about fan noise before I bought the unit I listened closely for it, especially in the weeks after I got it. I've never heard it. love the sound I get from the amplifier, much better than my antique Yamaha. it's got the power to drive the 4 ohm speakers I use. I've been very happy with it. I
jeff  Oct 08, 2021
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I have no issues with any fan noise on my unit.
wayne  Oct 05, 2021
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I have seen some reviewers mention fan noise. I have had my AXR100 for over a year and have never heard a peep out of the fan. I use it for both music and tv. I do have mine placed where the unit gets more than enough ventilation.
thomas  Oct 05, 2021
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The fan can be heard in this unit. I believe the more expensive unit do not have the fan. We ended up returning this model and opted for a much more expensive integrated, Musical Fidelity M6SI. We were not pleased with the sound of the AXR100.
brian  Oct 04, 2021
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How do I connect a flat screen TV?
john  Sep 12, 2021
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Two choices - use one of the digital inputs from the TV. to the receiver. You will need a cable with the proper ends so the digital audio output of the TV can match the digital input on the receiver. Otherwise, as I have, use a paired RCA cable to attach to analog input 3. My TV has both. I prefer to keep most of my inputs to this receiver analog as they have similar 'volume and balance' to my speakers
david j  Sep 12, 2021
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Hi John - assume you mean a HDTV, but what do you want to connect, i.e. video, audio, bluetooth, or other? The AXR100 has no video inputs, just a 2-speaker stereo receiver. For my audio inputs, I have a CD player attached to D2 and the audio of a 4K Sony HDTV to the D1 port using an optical cable - all inputs through the TV (Roku, Apple TV, 4K Bluray player, cable, plus their 'apps') will play their audio via the Cambridge D1 input port. Not sure that is your question; if not, please clarify. Dave P.S. the Bluetooth can only pair and receive signals, like a BT speaker.
david  Sep 12, 2021
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I bought a fiber optic cable from Crutchfield.
michael  Sep 12, 2021
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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 e  Jul 23, 2021
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I don't understand the question.
bryne j  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.
michael  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 j  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.
michael  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 e  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
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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)
jason  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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i have a Rega Planar 1. will i need to ground this turntable? it has no grounding pin on it.
dermot  Mar 25, 2021
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Supposedly, Rega turntable uses its left RCA plug (outer shield) for its ground connnection. So, if you have no hum, no problem. If you still experience hum, try connecting a wire from the left RCA plug to the amplifier ground.
clement  Jan 26, 2022
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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
greg  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  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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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?
johnny  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.
daniel  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."
david  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.
jose  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  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
david  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.
brian  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 w.  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
jason  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  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
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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?
mike  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."
david  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?
michael  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 ?
mike  Aug 19, 2020
6 answers
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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
jaime  Aug 19, 2020
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Yes, AV Sub Woofer Outlet.
john  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 st.  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 j  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  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.
daniel  Feb 10, 2021
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How do you adjust bass and treble I didn't see any knobs?
robert  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
david  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.
jose  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 st.  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 j  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 st.  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
joseph b  Jan 08, 2020
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yes it phone and ground
joseph b  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
1 answer
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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!
thomas  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?
william  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.
thomas  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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