Richer Sounds - THE UK's HI-FI, HOME CINEMA & FLAT PANEL TV SPECIALISTS!

BIGGEST BRAND, BEST PRICES, EXPERT ADVICE & TAKE IT HOME TODAY!

Our website uses cookies so that we can serve you better. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

Store Locator

Find your local store by entering your town or postcode.

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
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.
  • Feature Banner
  • 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.)

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED

£149

All our web prices are valid in-store
3 GREAT WAYS TO BUY
6 YEAR SUPERCARE -  £14.90 6 YEAR SUPERCARE – FOR HI-FI, HOME CINEMA COMPONENTS AND SPEAKERS

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
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.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*


* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
Add to your order  

FREE UK DELIVERY!

LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

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.

Expand all features

Connections
Connection Features
+
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
+
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
+
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
+
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
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO TOPAZ AM5 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact amp I bought this amp to power a pair of speakers fed from my TV, replacing an old 55W p/c amp. The AM5 is pleasingly compact and simple to look at, while the tone controls have enabled me to adjust for the compromised acoustical setup of my living room. I now plan to use the MP3 socket that I hadn't expected, but am pleased to have. The 25W per channel is adequate to power my ancient MS20s. So far, very pleased.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and good quality As it's sold, a good competent piece of kit without the flashing lights I don't need. Works well
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amplifier The item does exactly what I wanted it to do and seems reasonably priced.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son tells me that sound is absolutely excellent Bought as a present for my son. The review given above is his comment
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent value Having recently visited nottingham, the sales adviser Rob was put through the mill as i am quite picky with sound quality, having tried the AM1 and also the AM10 amps I found this product to be of great value yet surprisingly seems to box above its weight sonically. all round I thought this was an excellent choice (matched with q acoustics 2010i speakers) Excellent service guys.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product has tone controls which is good I did intend to buy the topaz AM1 but really glad i spent the extra and got the AM5 with bass & treble controls as advised by the assistant really fine quality for the money i run my tv through this amp now and it is awsome esp when i was thinking of buying a sound bar for twice the amount of this amp i cant imagine it sounding any better .thanks to richer sounds for great service & also well done for opening on sundays as thats really the only time i get to go shopping cheers guys .
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-01-03
  • y_2017, m_2, d_18, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_70
  • loc_en_GB, sid_CAMB-TOPAZ-AM5-BLK, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR BASKET!

Prices valid in store (all including VAT) until close of business on 20th February 2017.
(some of these web prices are cheaper than in-store, so please mention that you've seen these offers online)

Please note: 03 numbers are NOT premium rate numbers | For more information click here

RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.