Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobIpswich Does what it says on the tin - very well
Needed to replace an old NAD 3020 for second system, so this was the ideal product
15 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GuyForks Amazing value amp
For the money, this is the best amp you can buy, hands down.
13 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AudioShepard Clean Simple Amp
I love this amp, 20 WPC didn't sound like a lot to me as my Yamaha amp from the early 90's had 65 WPC. I was pleasantly surprised as paired with the Wharfedale 9.0 diamonds it is plenty powerful enough I use it as a second system in a small office but I believe it would work also in a medium-sized room. It is obviously a cheap entry level amp and that maybe a factor in most people's purchase, it was in mine but I also chose it for its elegant stripped down aesthetics. It produces loud clear detailed sound when paired with a CD player. However when used with mobile devices you have to turn the volume up higher. I was aware also of what other reviewers have mentioned about the sound coming through one speaker at low levels I didn't really find this a problem at all because a slight turn of the volume and then it comes out the second speaker and you're still listening to the music at relatively low-level if that's what you wish to do.
04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fatmarley Incredible value for money
Bought this because I blew a channel on my Onix OA21 and needed a quick and cheap replacement. I was surprised at how clean and punchy this thing sounds. Vocals are crystal clear and project well into the room.
If this amps anything to go by, the hi-end Cambridge amps must sound incredible.
27 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by curlypete Just listen
I bought this to replace my ageing Arcam 5 which always impressed. The AM1 slotted in nicely except for the lack of banana plug connection to the binding posts. Straight out of the box, it spoke to me, lovely warm bottom end on "Long Distance Love" by little Feat, crisp delivery on "Ruby Baby" by Donald Fagen, and a superb rendering of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, which did all the right things. Voice quality on FM via a Denon TU260 was also brilliant.
I used it with Royd Elans and a Macbook pro on spotify and CDs, I am not a hifi purist, but if you just want quality sound without frills, this is a great buy, I couldn't find anything better second-hand at this price!
13 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex47 just buy it!!!
This amplifier is fantastic it sounds phenomenal with mi Diamond 9.0's and the aesthetics are great to. even plugged into my mac mini the sounds feel like they were from a super expensive amp.
the only thing that would be nice is a remote but to be fair that's included with the next model up
29 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Konzentr8 A genuine bargain
This amp in various incarnations has been around for 15 years or so. Having owned the A1 mk 3 model i was hoping that this latest version would perform as well as that did . First impression 's are of a very well built and good looking unit. I really like the simplicity of this model ,no tone controls just a input selector balance and volume control in a well matched system this is all thats needed. I linked the amp up to my vintage Philips 473 cd player ( 26 years old and sounds as good as the day it was purchased ) and a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 9.0 's. .Sound quality is nothing short of amazing for the money slightly warm with plenty of detail and attack excellent timing and although rated at 20 watts per channel with the volume set at around a third loud enough to upset my neighbours . If you're looking for a good sound on a tight budget buy this amp you wont find anything better without spending twice as much .
20 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by evenlode Excellent
Arrived very quickly, well packed and - well - it just works. Replaced an old one I bought secondhand 30 years ago which cost me in pounds considerably more than this one. And this one sounds better - what a good buy.
25 September 2014