This stylish Cambridge Audio network streamer is an ideal way to upgrade your Hi-Fi

The Cambridge Audio MXN10 network player at the brand's London HQ

British Hi-Fi specialist Cambridge Audio has launched the MXN10, a compact new network player that can be used to bring any existing Hi-Fi system up to date with music streaming services.

The half-width component, just 215mm wide, can be tucked beneath an existing audio system, or even around the back, out of sight.

Not that you’d necessarily want to hide it away. Finished in Luna Grey, it has a minimalist design that we think will sit happily amid any décor.

The MXN10 is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and connects to your existing amplifier using either stereo phonos or digital outputs. The streamer is controlled by the brand’s StreamMagic app.

The half-width component, just 215mm wide, can be tucked beneath an existing audio system…

We had an exclusive hands-on with the cute streamer, with a playlist that ran the gamut from The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star through to David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), via Taylor Swift and The weeknd. 

All benefitted from the streamer’s outstanding clarity and musicality. The streamer was auditioned with a vintage Cambridge Audio amp, as well as its current AX and CX models. 

At the heart of the MXN10 is a fourth gen version of the brand’s award-winning StreamMagic module. There’s not much it can’t handle.

It allows you to stream Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz or Deezer, in the highest quality, and is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast. 

Our verdict: we reckon the MXN10 network player is ideal if you want to future proof your existing, beloved music system.

The Cambridge Audio MXN10 network player will be available at the end of the month, priced £449 ($499/€499).

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