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TOPAZ AM5
Black Stereo Amplifier

  • This unit has one set of speaker outputs. If you want to power more than one pair of speakers you will need a separate switch.
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  • Often manufacturers don't just design their ranges to look good together, but to complement one another for the best sound quality too.
This unit has one set of speaker outputs. If you want to power more than one pair of speakers you will need a separate switch.
Often manufacturers don't just design their ranges to look good together, but to complement one another for the best sound quality too.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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The Cambridge Topaz AM5 takes the excellent AM1 as its basis and adds those desirable extras to make an even more impressive amp.

Like the AM1, the Topaz AM5 has been designed from the ground-up to offer the best sound quality for the money without any unnecessary frills. There are no fancy equalizers or flashing lights but what you do get are high quality, low noise tone controls. These have been designed to work in a subtle way so as not to unduly affect the balance of the mid-range, yet still tweak the upper and lower frequencies.

With 25 watts per channel, the Topaz AM5 is a useful 25% more powerful than the AM1 which makes it the ideal choice for using in larger rooms or with power hungry speakers. As with other Topaz products, the sound quality is true-to-life, detailed and has far more depth than similarly priced low-fi. If you don't believe us, come in and hear the difference for yourself!

The AM5 is also far better built than the class average. A full metal casing with brushed aluminium front panel gives the AM5 the look of an amp' costing two or three times as much. In addition to the AM 1, there's also a front mounted 3.5mm socket that's perfect for connecting up you MP3 player or iPod.

For genuine hi-fi at a bargain price, the Topaz AM5 demands your attention.

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Connections
Connection Features
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Analogue RCA Inputs
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
4
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
No
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
No
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
No
USB Input
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
No
XLR Inputs
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
No
Power Amp In
Does it have a power amp in connection? Designed for when using the amp connected to an AV receiver. It powers the front speakers.
No
Dock Input
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
No
Microphone Input
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
No
Audio Outputs
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
1
Pre Output
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
No
Sub Output
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
No
Headphone Output
Does it have a headphone socket?
No
Speaker Sets
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
1
Networking
Networking Features
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DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop, or NAS drive.
No
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
No
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
No
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
No
Bluetooth
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
NA
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
180
General
General Features
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Power Output
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
25 x 2
Frequency Response
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
10 - 30,000Hz
Tone Controls
Does it have tone controls? Bass & Treble controls to alter the brightness and warmth of sound. Can be a single tone control or seperate controls.
Yes
Loudness Control
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
No
Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
No
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
No
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
430 x 340 x 80
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
5.1
Rated 4.8 out of 5áby 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cambridge Audio Giant Killer I bought this amplifier to use whilst my Cyrus 8vs2 is being serviced. I hooked it up to a Cyrus CDi and PSX-R and was stunned at how good it sounded. Great dynamics and a very decent soundstage, the Cambridge Audio sounds like an amplifier costing twice as much. Great value for money, this little giant killer offers a perfect step into the world of hifi. Buy with confidence. 04 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Immense sound quality I paired this unit with a pair of Cambridge SX-50 speakers and the sound quality is immense, I haven't turned the volume past half way and it's deafening with no loss of quality, for a budget amp I can't fault it. 01 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent amp This is my first 'proper' separate amp. Very easy to set up and connect. Controls are so easy to use, choose you input channel, leave the balance and bass/treble dials centered be steady on the volume, sit back and relax. I am re listening to my CDs and re watching my DVDs, the sound is crisp and clear. Bought it with a Cambridge CD5 and SX50 speakers, brilliant combination. 28 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent piece of kit As others have said, this is an excellent if straightforward piece of kit. I noticed a step-change from my previous amp (which was a bit ancient but also perfectly sound). At ú100, this represents excellent value. 24 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Very good value Got this amp to improve audio from my pc. It did that for sure and didn`t break the bank, 19 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Nice powerful unit Simple stylish amp at a good price. Plus delivery was very quick. All in all very pleased with product and service. 16 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Very Pleased I am a wanna be audiophile, which means I appreciate good sound, but don't have much of a budget. I have been running a 17 year old Kenwood amp/receiver and replaced it with the Cambridge Audio Topaz and I am delighted with it. I have reasonably good speakers and the clarity, separation and fullness is really good for an entry level amplifier. There are no bells and whistles (also no remote), but it really delivers with CD's, MP3's &TV/DVD. 13 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Pure cost-effective class Initially I purchased the AM1 for my office but I also had my eye on the AM5 for my gym and with the recent price drop I made my move. I couldn't be happier essentially it's the same as the AM1 but with more power, tone controls and a front facing MP3 connection. Having more power is definitely noticeable over the AM1, aesthetics-wise the front is more symmetrical if that's an issue for you. I'm running it with Wharfedale Diamond 9.1's, Cambridge Symphony 400, Denon DCD 520AE and Cambridge AUD500 0.3M. I am very impressed with the sound quality. 05 March 2015
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