Cambridge CXU Universal Disc Player

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Cambridge CXU Universal Disc Player.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxu
A “Universal disc player” is just that, a player designed to play back CD, DVD and Blue Ray as well as SACD, etc. While one can play a CD in a DVD player or even a standard Blue Ray player, it is my understanding that “universal” players have at least two different lasers built in to accomodate the different type of discs more accurately. That’s putting it very simply, I’m sure.
Personally, while I’m somewhat sceptical of these devices, I have heard for years that the Oppo brand is about as good as it gets, so I imagine other brands such as Cambridge here are aware of that and strive to be as good or better, so I feel it best to approach with an open mind.

Disc types
Blu-ray (BD) including BD-3D, DVD, DVD-A, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, DVD+-R DL, BD-R/RE – (Not 4K BD Compatible)
Video outputs
2 x HDMI 1.4a with ARC
Audio outputs
7.1 multichannel analogue RCA/Phono output, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK, Dedicated 2 channel stereo analogue RCA/Phono output
HDMI inputs
2 x 1.4a (one with MHL compatibility via the front panel)
Audio inputs
1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TOSLINK
D/A converters
5 x Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DACs
Decoder
Mediatek MTK8580
Audio Up-Sampler
Analog Devices DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM) Q5 up-sampling to 24 bit/192kHz (All 10 channels)
Video processor
DARBEE Visual Presence (on primary output)
External storage
3 x USB 2.0
Network: Ethernet
100BASE-T, Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n via supplied dongle. 2.4GHz
Maximum power consumption
35W
Standby power consumption
<0.5W
Dimensions (H x W x D)
82 x 430 x 312mm (3.2 x 16.9 x 12.3ā€™ā€™) with feet
Weight
5.0kg (11.0lbs)