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Cambridge-audio-a5.7140528
6.0 out of 10

Cambridge Audio A5

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Overall 8
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RedFlag, Dooyoo
19 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had many amps in the past before, and I would say that my experiences with the Cambridge A5 model were quite good. After reading reviews before buying the amp, I was really looking for someone to say the basic statement that the amp did what it was supposed too. All I wanted in an amplifier was for it to enhance the volume and quality of the sound I was listening to, whether that be music, or something on the television.
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Overall 10
10

A great budget amp to get you started on the slippery road of separates Hifi

valve90210, Dooyoo
4 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Sitting in storage at my Mum and Dads house is a lovely pair of KEF Q15.2 book shelf speakers which are waiting for me to get a place with more rooms in so I have some where to use them as at the moment I don't have the space for them. I always figured that when I get more rooms and more space (house deposit is being saved for like mad) They could replace my existing smaller surround speakers (Q85s for anyone that is interested) of maybe they could be the speakers for a...
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant basic amplifier.

Idiophreak, Dooyoo
26 April 2011
  • Excerpt: A few years back I was putting together a small hifi system for my fiancée to use in her bedroom at the time. Not wanting to spend too much money, I looked at numerous reviews for budget amplifiers and, in the end, plumped for the Cambridge Audio A5. I teamed this with a pair of Cambridge Audio S30 bookshelf speakers and some good quality QED interconnects to her MP3 player and DVD.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

Unbeatable value! Must buy for the beginner and the veteran

danny691, Dooyoo
13 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Cambridge Audio A5 has been my first and only seperate amplifier. It does everything you would expect an amp to do - it amplifies. No, seriously, it is a very good amp and although some may say it is basic with very few adjustables, the genuine music lover knows that the more variables in the way of the function mean a lesser quality experience. Saying this, there are a few nobs to change the bass and treble, and a volume wheel aswell.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

VERRY ENJOYABLE SOUND SYSTEM.

anonym, Dooyoo
25 August 2009
  • Excerpt: quite a remarkable amp at the price ,i bought thecd4 to match it, then everything was as even in sound as it is in looks, iv recently perchased a cambridge hdd dvd player,well now this is were this item comes into a life of its own, the hdd thru the amp is absolutely brain melting,i owned a quad 77 amp and cd player, with mission m51s speakers , and tha was awesome to tell the truth, but there again, i put the cambridge amp and hdd against it, and was amazed wat came out...
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
10

its pretty much free!

anonym, Dooyoo
29 February 2008
  • Excerpt: I managed to get this from richer sounds in brum for the stupidly low price of £100 on an offer, was originally going to pair it up with some less expensive speakers but in the end i went for the Mordaunt Short 902i. Which leaves my system very similar to my brother's system which originally inspired me to splash out. I got this beast in black with black speakers to match, so apart from the sound, it looks schweeet.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 8
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Looks 10
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ultimate budget amp?

joeparnel..., Ciao
17 April 2007
  • Excerpt: I have owed this amp for around two months 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...
  • Pros: Powerful, detailed, cabinet and finish, features, price
  • Cons: bass slightly weak, only slightly .  .  .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Professional Quality For High street prices

cld412, Ciao
24 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Specifications: Integrated Design Power Output: 60 Watts RMS per Channel into 8 Ohms MFR: 10 Hz - 60 kHz ± 3 dB THD: 0.02% SNR: 92 dB at Full Output Size: 90mm H x 430mm D x 300mm D MSRP: £120 UK Black or Silver This is a really great amp; it intertwines professional aspects with the needs of the general public. It creates a good round sound and many other brands would charge far more for this product.
  • Pros: cheap and cheerful
  • Cons: chunky
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
8.0

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 to a speaker.
  • Pros: punches well above its weight .  Loud, clear and nice looking
  • Cons: No remote control
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
8.0

Very efficient, cost effective amplifier

nicol01, Ciao
3 February 2004
  • Excerpt: Being interested in good quality audio but never really owning a good quality system myself, i decided to splash out on my very own system. I went along to my local Richer Sounds looking for a CD player, speakers and Amp. I was looking 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.
  • Pros: Sound Quality, Affordable
  • Cons: Lack of Remote Control
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