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Cambridge Audio CXN100 Upgrade: Retro VU Meters & Clock Display

Cambridge Audio CXN100 Upgrade: Retro VU Meters & Clock Display

By: CE Critic

Cambridge Audio, a renowned British audio equipment manufacturer, has released a software update for its CXN100 network player, adding a visually appealing and functional feature: VU meters and a clock display. This update, previously available only for the Evo streaming amplifier models, has been extended to the CXN100 due to popular demand.

Key Features

  • VU Meters: These retro-style meters display the live signal levels of the audio equipment, providing a visual representation of the music's dynamics. This feature adds a touch of nostalgia and visual appeal to the listening experience.
  • Clock Display: A large, easy-to-read digital clock can be displayed on the CXN100's high-resolution color screen. This is a convenient addition for those who want to keep track of time while enjoying their music.
  • Album Artwork: Users can also choose to display the currently playing album artwork, providing a more visually engaging experience.
  • Accessibility: The new display options are easily accessible via the (i) button on the front of the unit, allowing users to switch between the VU meters, clock, and album artwork with ease.

Technical Specifications

  • Price: $1,099
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC): Redesigned DAC capable of handling 32-bit/768kHz audio for high-resolution audio playback.
  • Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless streaming.
  • Streaming Capabilities: Supports various streaming services, local music files, and internet radio stations.
  • Additional Features: Streamlined processing, all-new tuning by Cambridge Audio engineers, and a user-friendly interface.


The over-the-air (OTA) software update is available now for all CXN100 and Evo models. Users can download and install the update to access the new features. The CXN100 is available for purchase on the Cambridge Audio website and through authorized retailers.


The addition of VU meters and a clock display to the Cambridge Audio CXN100 network player is a welcome update for audiophiles and music enthusiasts. These features enhance the user experience by adding a visual element to the audio playback, making it more engaging and enjoyable. The CXN100's robust technical specifications and versatile streaming capabilities, combined with the new display options, make it a compelling choice for those seeking a high-quality network player. We look forward to the reviews and CE Critic Score.