The well-know ‘good old’ receiver is still alive, proven by Cambridge Audio. They launched the new AXR100D, consisting of a DAB/FM tuner and an amplifier in one.
That a complete hifi-system doesn’t need to cost a fortune, the new AXR100D proves. This £499 costing receiver has both a DAB and FM tuner (which is a DAB+ tuner by the way). There is also a power amplifier with a power of 100 Watts in 8 Ohm.
The AXR100D can also function as a DAC, thanks to PCM 16-24bit S/P DIF Coaxial and a 32-192kHz TOSlink optical 32-192kHz input. A subwoofer output is also provided, should you want to give your lower end a little more body.
Connecting a turntable is possible thanks to the MM phono input. If desired, you can control two pairs of speakers simultaneously. Cambrdige Audio has also thought of a headphone output.
For anyone who wants to pair up their smartphone or tablet wirelessly just as quickly, Bluetooth is ready and waiting. But only in armed with the standard SBC codec; aptX or AAC are not supported. The Cambridge Audio AXR100D is, by the way, the top model of this British manufacturer’s wallet-friendly receivers. Last year the manufacturer launched two FM/AM receivers: the AXR85 a £349 and the AXR100 a £449. And now a DAB-capable version has been added.