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Cambridge-audio-a5.7140528
6.2 out of 10

Cambridge Audio A5

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ultimate budget amp?

joeparnel..., Ciao
17 April 2007
  • Excerpt: "...now and it replaced the cambridge audio A1 simply because it is bi-wirable and the A1 wasn't. That said I've now realised that I've profited in many other areas too... To look at the A5 is quite pretty available in both silver and black, it shares the same chassis as the A1, it is indeed very heavy duty and perhaps one of the best parts of this amp, the front panel is a 3mm thick sheet of aluminium and lets you know that its built to last. After ...
  • Pros: Powerful, detailed, cabinet and finish, features, price
  • Cons: bass slightly weak, only slightly .  .  .
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Professional Quality For High street prices

cld412, Ciao
24 February 2006
  • Excerpt: "...in the blue sleeve of Cambridge audio secure in the polystyrene blocks in the swish box which has an easy to carry to handle. Is it not just the best? The amp required a 36 hour warming up session, not surprising really considering the quality. I choose the sexy black box rather than lighter silver but there is a choice of colour available between those two should you so wish. It is fairly heavy but most of that weight is due to the mains transformer, ...
  • Pros: cheap and cheerful
  • Cons: chunky
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Mo' bounce to the ounce !

bergmcber..., Ciao
16 February 2006
  • Excerpt: "This Amp was bought by me when I got a set of turntables on the cheap off a bloke at work. I needed something with a bit of punch to it and popped down to Richer Sounds who seem to be good lads when it comes to this sort of thing. The Amp has 60 WPC (no, that's not female police officers complaining about the noise - although last time I used it we came close) WPC stands for Watts Per Channel. A channel is easiest described as a line going out ...
  • Pros: punches well above its weight .  Loud, clear and nice looking
  • Cons: No remote control
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Very efficient, cost effective amplifier

nicol01, Ciao
3 February 2004
  • Excerpt: "...to spend between £300-400, the cambridge audio equipment came highly recomended. When I got it home the A5 amp sounded brilliant. Having the amp makes a real difference to the sound quality, when compared to a normal hi-fi unit. For around £120 you get an amp of a more than decent standard at a pretty low price. All controls on the front are easy to use, bass, treble, volume, mode select etc. The traditional inputs are available, CD, tuner, ...
  • Pros: Sound Quality, Affordable
  • Cons: Lack of Remote Control
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Overall 8
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Cambridge Audio A5 Integrated amp

B3ar, Ciao
6 March 2003
  • Excerpt: "I bought this Amp mainly because of the reviews it had in the Richer Sounds hi-fi store. It's brushed silver colouring (also comes in black) along with a funky blue light make it very pleasing to look at, and I've had many comments solely on the small discreet light! It has 8 outputs and is bi-wireable (as long as you have bi-wirable speakers). Basic functions, volume, bass, treble, direct output, and source selecter. A massive 60 WPC (Watts Per Channel) ...
  • Pros: Aesthetics, value for money, easy to use, blue light !
  • Cons: No remote
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Overall 10
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A5, nah A1...

jmorley99, Ciao
19 April 2002
  • Excerpt: "...system just before Christmas. The Cambridge Audio A5 was my choice amplifier, purchased from Richer Sounds for £119.95, a snip for such quality merchandise. Many of my friends have separates and all were envious of my purchase. It has a massive 60 WPC output, which is frankly far more than I needed, but it also ensures low down poke and high level crispness even a low volumes. With 8 inputs and bi-wirable capability for the speakers, few amps ...
  • Pros: Price, Sound quality, asthetics
  • Cons: No remote
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