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Cambridge Audio AXC25: Affordable high quality CD player

The Cambridge Audio AXC25 CD player is part of the company’s entry-level AX range, but shares many of the design features of more expensive models. The Cambridge Audio AXC25 has a robust metal...

Cambridge Audio AXC25
Cambridge Audio AXC25

The Cambridge Audio AXC25 CD player is part of the company’s entry-level AX range, but shares many of the design features of more expensive models.

The Cambridge Audio AXC25 has a robust metal casing with an aluminum front panel, in the center of which is the disc tray. Below it there is a luminescent display with a large display that is easy to read even from a great distance. There is a minimal set of controls on the front panel of the player, and full access to all its functions is possible from a small and very convenient remote control.

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The power supply in the player is made on the basis of a network transformer of considerable power, which has separate windings for powering digital and analog circuits, as well as a servo drive. The digital-to-analog converter and output stages in the player are mounted on a separate board to improve their noise immunity. The player’s steel chassis provides good vibration isolation for all its functional components. The device is built on the basis of a high-quality digital-to-analog converter Wolfson WM8524, usually used in high-price players. Also in its design one can note a second-order Butterworth filter, which prevents ultrasonic noise from reaching the output, as well as shortened audio signal transmission circuits.

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Despite its modest price, the Cambridge Audio AXC25 player provides very high sound quality, with a natural and extended stereo image and good dynamics. The CD player confidently copes with playing music of any genre and is very suitable for music lovers with an extensive collection of CDs. The device is highly reliable, has a nice design and will look great in a rack along with high-end AV equipment.

Specifications Cambridge Audio AXC25

Supported formats CD-DA / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM
MP3 / MP3 Pro / WMA
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Output impedance 50 Ohm
Harmonic distortion 0.006% (1 KHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio 95 dB
Channel separation 98 dB
DAC Wolfson WM8524
Outputs Line
Dimensions 430 x 74 x 305 mm
Weight 4.3 kg