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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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£139.95

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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 (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.
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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!

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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 4.6 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sound quality Clear sound quality and bass/treble functionality a bonus. 13 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basic, simple and has a good depth of sound Excellent product, simple no unwanted extras and depth of sound is good 05 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cambridge Audio Top Company. My recent buy of a Topaz 25 watt amplifier has proved over the past few days to be a very good decision.It replaced a Nad amp of similar power bought at Richer 23 years ago.Yes- 23 years! Although it has similar power and sound quality in ordinary hi-fi applications,for myself as a composer in the genres of jazz/rock/electronica/classical and similar, my happiest surprise was a 30 percent improvement in bass quality of tone,and a similarly high percent in detail of separation of notes. The original music is quite often 'note busy',and anyone into techno or jazz will know what sequencers and the like sound like,and jazzers play fast too.So,at some points,there are dozens of notes running together,and this is the great value of the amp,and also of the cable bought with it.- at 2.49 a metre,it was a mere 15 Earth pounds to get connected,and the update is,at 135gbp,one of my lifetime bargains.And it will go for years Old style system user? BUY THIS AMP!!! 01 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great sound Bought this to replace an ageing Denon. I added the Topaz Phono amp as I'm increasingly playing vinyl. Sound is warm & involving. Makes me want to play music, which says it all. 27 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Get This.... ....and spend more on a pair of decent speakers... First with this I try's it with a pair of diamond 9 speakers....awful! Next I connected a pair of Monitor Audio MR1's from my surround system which sounded very good but I have settled on a pair of Dali Zensor 1's and they sound great!!! If all your after is top sound quality and aren't bothered by bells n whistles then buy this amp! 07 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing sound for the price We decided to update our old stereo system and went to Richer Sounds on Artillery Row. Jules, the deputy manager, was brilliant and I walked away with this and a Denon turntable plus some speaker cabling. It took no time at all to set up and the sound is amazing. I will be going back for a CD player very soon. Thank you Richer a Sounds - our vinyl has never sounded so good! 24 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality for reasonable price I had previously bought a pair of whafedale diamond 9s from richersounds London Bridge but required an amp for more control and quality. After speaking to the staff in the branch they suggested the topaz am5 and it has fit perfectly with the speakers. It is simple and high quality build and suits my needs as I am using purely as my desk speaker set up. The only reason I have given it a 4/5 for value is due to the fantastic deal I got on my previous purchase 11 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value Lovely clarity and quite punchy for its output having separate bass and treble controls. Good range of connectivity. Ideal as part of a small room system. Bought to replace a dead NAD 310. Very pleased. Highly recommended. Great delivery info from Richersounds. 13 January 2016
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