Cambridge Audio CXC - CD transport (black)
S3 SERVO SolutionKey to the audiophile performance offered by the CXC CD transport is our S3 servo solution. The vast majority of optical drives in use today are designed with computers in mind. While they can read all manner of disc media, they lack the precision and finesse of a dedicated audio drive. To address this, we have written our own software to precisely control the drive’s laser and motor assembly.Simplifying the signal pathThe CXC is simplicity itself to setup and use, because we handle digital to analogue conversion in our amplifiers. There’s a good reason behind this philosophy. Maintaining the audio signal in the digital domain for as long as possible minimises potential analogue signal degradation. Our CXC transport has one job to do and it does it very well indeed. Our proprietary Cambridge S3 servo solution effectively turns a universal disc drive into a dedicated CD spinner; it can calibrate and monitor the speed of the disc, holding it steady and constant. By managing where the laser head is and what it’s reading, as well as maximising error correction, we can get the maximum amount of clean data off the disc as possible, with the minimum jitter.Built to lastThe CXC utilises a low-resonance acoustically damped metal chassis, with an ultra-clean low noise power supply. Beneath the hood, our PCB design employs double-sided surface mount technology, which eliminates wire links and ensures an ultra short signal path, thereby reducing signal deterioration.C-BUS Power syncing Cambridge C-BUS connection means that one remote can be used to power on and off both CXC and CXA in sync.