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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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Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
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If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

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

'Sound first' philosophy

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. So no fancy equalizers or flashing lights but you do get 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.

Detailed, true-to-life sound
With 25W per channel, the Topaz AM5 is 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 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!

Front-mounted MP3 socket
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. There's also a front-mounted 3.5mm socket that's perfect for connecting your 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 4.7 out of 5áby 64 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5áby You know what you are getting This is not a fancy product but it works very well. It sounds good and the controls operate smoothly. 11 January 2017
Rated 4 out of 5áby Basic but excellent If you want a basic Amp with no bells or whistles which does exactly what you want then this is your best bet. I have paired this up with a pair of Mission LX2 speakers which are very warm and crisp. 03 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent piece of kit for the price Arrived on time, well packed. Ideal for my use as an amplifier for my PC whilst editing music files etc. 03 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5áby Warm sound Bought to replace an old Marantz amplifier that I'd damaged some time ago. I wanted it for the garage for when I exercise. I have hooked up an external DAB radio and iPod dock. Used with old Mission speakers. A nice system. I simply chose one of the cheapest amps to do the job. The sound is warm and as loud as I wish! Excellent given the price. 25 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Like for like replacement I bought this to replace a Cambridge amp which failed after probably 25 years service. Having phoned Swiss Cottage branch to check that the AM5 was the direct replacement ,I bought it over the phone and collected it a couple of days later. Omar advised me on the phone and was at the counter when I collected it. Good service as ever and the machine slotted into our set-up as expected. Unexpected however was the improvement in sound quality: the old machine must have been getting tired before it died! Used with Kefs for mainly classical and Jazz CDs and radio. 24 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cambridge Audio Topaz AM5 Amplifier. Just what I wanted. What it says in the product description you get. A no bells and whistles amplifier producing a good sound at a very reasonable price, that is what I wanted. Initially I did have a slight problem setting it up with my system which consists of : a Roberts Wi-Fi Radio and 2 Elac small speakers. When I set up the system and switched on the amplifier shut down after about 10secs., I took the plug out of the power wall socket, pressed the amplifier 'on-off ' switch, replaced the plug ,switched on and lo behold the system worked. It's been O.K ever since. Long may it do so. 22 December 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Good amp for the price For the price this amp is good, not quite as bare minimum as the AM1, but still pretty basic. You get the bass and treble controls on this one as well as a bit more power compared to the basic model which is nice. Good started amp. 11 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Simple to install and great sound I bought it to push sound from my computer through a pair of large mission speakers, which it does very well. 03 December 2016
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