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Why does the CXC not have an analogue audio output?

In a 'normal' CD player, the CD's digital information is read and passed through a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) inside the CD player. The resulting analogue signal is then output to the amplifier, usually via RCA connection.

The CXC is a CD Transport. This means that the CXC plays the CD and extracts the digital information from the CD disc and outputs it digitally, via S/PDIF Coaxial or Toslink connection. 

Because we use a high quality Wolfson DAC inside our CX Series amplifiers (CXA60 and CXA80), it makes more sense to output a digital signal from the CD Transport and allow the digital to analogue conversion take place in the amplifier instead.

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