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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.

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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.

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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 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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Connection Features
Analogue RCA Inputs
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
USB Input
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
XLR Inputs
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
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.
Dock Input
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
Microphone Input
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
Audio Outputs
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
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.
Sub Output
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
Headphone Output
Does it have a headphone socket?
Speaker Sets
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
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.
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.
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loudness Control
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
430 x 340 x 80
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
Rated 4.7 out of 5áby 29 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent Amp Connections are easily worked, excellent sound. Bass and Treble features work very well. 22 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great value for money enrty amp Based on numerous favourable reviews I originally bought a Denon PM520 as a replacement for my a (very) old Cambridge Audio A1 but I was very disappointed. Fortunately, thanks to the fantastic service of Richer Sounds I was able to exchange the PM520 for this Cambridge Audio AM5 which to me is a far superior sound experience. To my ear, the Cambridge offers excellent clarity and detail, which provides an involving and enjoyable listening experience. I use this amp with an old Philips CD player, Denon tuner, and standard computer line output for MP3s, with wall-mounted Tannoy speakers. 06 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Good quality and value Nice amp, high quality sound, MP3 input useful for me. 13 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby fundamental design fault - not worth paying even ú120 for This amplifier has a very audible mains hum. This is a very perceptible, continual noise even when you are playing no music. We exchanged our unit at Richer Sounds for another one, but that one had the same problem. It made no difference whereabouts in the house the unit was plugged in, or whether the speakers were connected; the noise is from the unit itself. It does seem that there must be a design fault in the Cambridge Topaz AM5 amplifier. 09 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great Small and tidy ..record deck stands nicely on the top. Produces a great sound with straight forward bass and treble knobs. All we need. Very good. 26 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Knock-out little amp (with a big sound)! Originally intended as a ?stop-gap?, after retiring an old/ailing amp - so freely admit got this without even reviewing it first. However, is a very pleasant surprise - punches way above its weight and price-bracket; energetic/punchy but is also balanced and articulate. Easily drives/manages my floor-standers and presents a very distinct, clear and stable sound-stage. I may well end-up keeping for a while. As usual with CA gear, case and controls very solidly made. Am convinced CA stuff - especially amps - offer a sound quality that can?t be matched at (even twice) the same price. Confirm only available in black. Lack of remote no hardship. It does take banana-plugs - capped with those stupid Euro-reg bungs, but you can easily pull them out with your finger nails. QED Silver Anniversary XT works very well with this amp, distinctly resolves more detail than QED Original (also a good cable). Don?t bother with the QED crimped plugs - just get standard (screw-grip) banana-plugs. 22 April 2015
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
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