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7.3 out of 10

Cambridge Audio A1

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Overall 8
8.0

A perfect entry level amplifier for someone who enjoys music

jebus1982, Dooyoo
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The Cambridge Audio A1 amplifier is there entry level unit, offering great value for money and great quality to boot. Sharing much of the same technology and components as its bigger siblings this amplifier has helped me take my first step towards quality Hi-Fi separates. Perfect for cranking up the volume at parties my neighbours know just how good it makes my speakers sound too, also hooked up to a turntable and digital tuner I have subsequently bought has given me...
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 8
8.0

Basic but brilliant

Gingerkit..., Ciao
1 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I've had this amplifier for over ten years, and it's still going strong. It's only a basic amplifier but is a great affordable starting point for anyone building a hi-fi system. I bought this amplifier when my dad donated his old "separates" to me - he was replacing his hi-fi system so he gave me his old amplifier, tuner, cassette player, and record deck.
  • Pros: Easy to use, good quality sound, hardwearing, classy and simple looking
  • Cons: Might be too basic for people with more complex needs
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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant product

RedFlag, Dooyoo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Anyone who has a Cambridge A1, or has experience of using one, will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that it is the perfect amp, it was for me anyway. What I was looking for when I wanted to purchase an amplifier was great quality, but at the same time, I didnt have the money to spend on an expensive one. The Cambridge A1 filled the gap between the two.
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Overall 10
10

A good basic amplifier

Holland1, Dooyoo
13 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I've had this amplifier for over ten years, and it's still going strong. Mine looks just like the one in the Dooyoo photo, but if you google the model it looks a little different now, it's just been updated cosmetically over the years. It's the same basic amplifier and has the same features, making it a great starting point for anyone building a hi-fi system.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0

Perfect for would be audiophiles

mpsamuels, Ciao
15 September 2011
  • Excerpt: he Cambridge A1 has developed a reputation for itself and rightly so. It is the perfect amplifier for those who want to venture into the world of audiophile quality Hi-Fi separates but don't have the cash to splash out over £1000 on a mid-range setup. Yes, there are better amps available capable of far superior sound but they come at a price.
  • Pros: ery low price in comparison to other amps .  Respectable sound for it's price point
  • Cons: Once you start using Hi - Fi separates the bug to upgrade WILL bite !
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Overall 8
8.0

The perfect solution to those wanting a seperates Hi-Fi system without the cost

mpsamuels, Dooyoo
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The Cambridge A1 has developed a reputation for itself and rightly so. It is the perfect amplifier for those who want to venture into the world of audiophile quality Hi-Fi separates but don't have the cash to splash out over £1000 on a mid-range setup. Yes, there are better amps available capable of far superior sound but they come at a price.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 8
8.0

THE entry-level Hi-Fi amp of choice

donkeyk, Dooyoo
26 August 2011
  • Excerpt: As a beginner in the world of Hi-Fi separates, the most recurring recommendation for an amplifier on my budget was the Cambridge Audio A1. Having now owned this amp for several months, I can wholeheartedly see why it is so popular for beginners or those on a budget. For this is an amp that performs admirably even with its entry-level price tag. Yes, you can buy bigger and better, but at this price range, it is easily the best Hi-Fi amp available.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

Cambridge A1 Amplifier best budget model

hockeyforrest, Dooyoo
23 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Cambridge A1 Amplifier Unit Specifications: Size of Unit in mm: W x D x H: 430 x 340 x 80 Weight of Unit in Kg: 5.1 Cambridge over the last 15 years has become market leaders in the design and production of budget amplifiers, and the Cambridge A1 Amplifier is their best selling one. Cambridge A1 Amp is a basic amp and has been carefully designed to produce the best quality sound with the best basics.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

anonym, Dooyoo
7 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I had an old Akia (90`s) separate until i spilt juice (beer) in it, it sounded really really good, very bassy and crisp, when i killed it since i already had the Cambridge Azure 540 r (which is a good system) in the living room i thought the A1 must be ok. Well personally it aint, it just sounds crap, i thought it would be great cos it weighs a ton. Then i couldnt believe it had no headphone socket which made my purchase even worse.Live and learn.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

Great and cheap amplifire with sound quality that rivals other amps twice the price

MikeBridges88, Dooyoo
11 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The greatest budget amplifier out there. For under £100 this is the perfect amplifier to start your life in the world of separates for those of the musically minded. The amp front comes with a volume control for . . . controlling the volume. It's a smooth volume wheel and in the five years of owning the product it hasn't worn or become sticky with grime as do some volume nobs - guitars especially.
  • Pros: Reliability
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