The smaller of the two new Cambridge streamers, the MXN10, is said to offer extensive streaming features despite its compact size. It, as well as the also new AXN10 streamer coming in the classic width of 43cm, are based on the latest generation of Cambridge's "StreamMagic" platform. Both are controlled via the dedicated smartphone app, which streams locally stored music via UPnP as well as content from streaming services or Internet radio stations to the devices.
In addition, both streamers can receive music via Chromecast, Airplay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect; they also have a "Roon Ready" certification and a USB port on the back, from which music can also be played. Furthermore, both models have several preset buttons on the front, which can be used to directly select radio streams without the app.
Both new devices are also said to be able to work with HiRes streams without any problems: the built-in ESS Sabre ES9033Q DAC chip is said to be able to process resolutions of up to PCM 768/32 and DSD512. The converted signals are output via a pair of RCA jacks each; in addition, both streamers carry a digital coax as well as an optical output each.
Both new Cambridge streamers are scheduled to be available in March*, each coming in the "Lunar Grey" finish. Cambridge's smaller MXN10 Audio is stated to cost around €500*, while the larger AXN10 is stated to cost around €600*.
*Availability and prices for Germany.