I'll be brutally honest here, after my beloved Primare I30 bit the dust early this year I was amp searching and after reading relentless reviews I bought the CXA 81, I kept it for a month and I had to return it.
I found it to be powerful but lifeless, the bass was lighter than expected and it was rather 'shut in' meaning small image due to the rolled off treble and upper mid lack of energy, I think Cambridge Audio were aiming for a 'grown up' sound but unfortunately robbed the amp of get up and go.
I was gutted because it ticked every box I was after and had great reviews, build wise it was excellent and looked good too.
Both my son and Mrs commented that it "sounds flat", they like quite eclectic music as I but it wasn't for us.
I also had an Arcam SA 20 which was in a similar vein to the CX but had better frequency response.
I'm not one to knock kit because it depends on synergy especially speakers, if your speakers are 'bright' (B&W or MA) it might just be what you're looking for, try before you buy and see if Richer Sounds have one that they'll let you demo, they're really good people to deal with.