Cambridge Audio CP1 MM Phono Pre Amp

Cambridge Audio CP1 (Black)

MM Phono Pre Amp

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If you're dedicated to vinyl then treat yourself to a phono pre-amp that's every bit as dedicated - the Cambridge CP1.

A chance to play vinyl or an upgrade on what you already have

Plenty of today's hi-fi equipment doesn't have the ability to plug in a turntable. With the Cambridge CP1 that's quickly rectified, as this phono pre-amp simply plugs into any standard AUX input, allowing your records to be heard at the correct volume level. Even if your hi-fi does have a built-in phono stage, it's still worth considering the CP1. High quality components, a dedicated power supply and fully shielded case all make themselves heard with considerably better sound quality than the vast majority of built-ins.

Class-leading sound quality
This high quality Moving Magnet design features single-ended 'Class A' gain stages and discrete transistors, instead of the more common integrated circuits. This gives less cross-talk and interference across the signal path. What this means for sound quality is a rich, full-bodied sound that's also low on distortion and very quiet in terms of background noise.

Exquisite style and build
You'd never guess that this is a budget phono stage by looking at it. Featuring an all-metal casing with sleek, aluminium front panel and smoothly rounded edges the CP1 could easily pass for a more expensive design. Available in black or silver, the teardrop shape is also the perfect match for the awarding-winning Cambridge CX-range of amps.

Rediscover the hidden depths of vinyl, with the wonderfully transparent-sounding Cambridge CP1.

6 Year Supercare £9.99

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

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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more
If you're dedicated to vinyl then treat yourself to a phono pre-amp that's every bit as dedicated - the Cambridge CP1.

A chance to play vinyl or an upgrade on what you already have

Plenty of today's hi-fi equipment doesn't have the ability to plug in a turntable. With the Cambridge CP1 that's quickly rectified, as this phono pre-amp simply plugs into any standard AUX input, allowing your records to be heard at the correct volume level. Even if your hi-fi does have a built-in phono stage, it's still worth considering the CP1. High quality components, a dedicated power supply and fully shielded case all make themselves heard with considerably better sound quality than the vast majority of built-ins.

Class-leading sound quality
This high quality Moving Magnet design features single-ended 'Class A' gain stages and discrete transistors, instead of the more common integrated circuits. This gives less cross-talk and interference across the signal path. What this means for sound quality is a rich, full-bodied sound that's also low on distortion and very quiet in terms of background noise.

Exquisite style and build
You'd never guess that this is a budget phono stage by looking at it. Featuring an all-metal casing with sleek, aluminium front panel and smoothly rounded edges the CP1 could easily pass for a more expensive design. Available in black or silver, the teardrop shape is also the perfect match for the awarding-winning Cambridge CX-range of amps.

Rediscover the hidden depths of vinyl, with the wonderfully transparent-sounding Cambridge CP1.
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 46 x 215 x 133mm
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic phono stage! The folks at Richer Sounds, Preston convinced me to buy the CP1 instead of CP2 that I wanted originally and took the pain to explain to me why. Being a novice in turntables and hifi systems, I always find the extra effort taken by the team to explain technical concepts to me, a sign of amazing customer care. So, I ended up buying this CP1 and connected it to my AT LP-120. The difference in sound quality was mind boggling! I thought the built in pre-amp was perfect. I was so very wrong. The separate pre-amp is pure magic, especially for the mid range. I am happy that I bought it and would definitely recommend it to everyone who relies on the in build pre-amps.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Setting up new speakers Good advice given on the best set up for new speakers & amp for a record deck. Advised on a pre amp, cable & banana plugs. The result? Sounds sweet as a nut!
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect... that's all Really excellent. Exceeded my expectations. I needed it really because my record deck is a long way from my amp. It did that job perfectly, but beyond that it sounds so much better than the phono amp in my integrated amp.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fabulous Cambridge Audio Pre Amp Delighted with this small and smart pre-amp from Cambridge Audio. As an avid vinyl collector I didn't realise until my last stereo amp gave up the ghost, that a phono pre-amp is needed for most amps made between 1994 and the vinyl boom of 2008. During those lost years, manufacturers did not foresee the 21st century vinyl revolution and hence manufactured lighter amps without the need for unamplified turntables. So all vinyl lovers... watch out! If you have a wonderful and trusted stereo amplifier built during this period, you will probably need a phono pre-amp just like this... and I thoroughly recommend it for clarify, sound and performance.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husbands over the moon! I bought this piece of equipment as a present for my husbands 30th, I have no idea about these things but he is absolutely made up with the product and the difference it has made to the sound from his record player. One very happy man! The website was easy to use and the delivery was super quick!!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound The best sounding audio. This is such a great product along with the sub. They both sound great together and look really neat and tidy.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good product The Pre Amp has made a huge improvement on my vinyl collection
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great if you need a phono stage. Does the job adding a phono stage to my Denon micro system. But I really bought it as an upgrade to my Pioneer amp’s internal phono stage. Alas, I can’t hear any difference between the Pioneer and the Cambridge Audio. Maybe with a better turntable, cartridge or speakers the difference would be noticeable, but I can’t say. On reflection, I think putting the 80 quid towards better speakers would have been a wiser choice.
Date published: 2018-03-12
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

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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.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
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Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more