Cambridge Audio CP1 MM Phono Pre Amp

Cambridge Audio CP1 (Black)

MM Phono Pre Amp

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£99.95
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

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!

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

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 Highly recommended A great improvement over the phone stage on my integrated amp.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds fantastic. Excellent build quality. An excellent phono stage. For the money it can’t be beat. Very detailed sound. Love it.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek well designed unit I have just purchased this unit after finding out my AV receiver did not have an in built pre amp. It’s sounds fabulous and I would thoroughly reccommend purchasing!!!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple easy upgrade A simple easy upgrade for my project essential 2 turntable. Moving from the in built phono stage in my cyrus amp.(Which was not a bad )To this has made a huge difference to the sound stage. Great recommendation guys
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does its job well I bought this to allow me to start the mammoth task of digitizing my long-playing gramophone records (what are they, grand-dad?) from my old record deck and i'm happy to say it is doing its job exactly as I hoped. I love the styling over the more industrial look of some of the alternatives but that's just a question of taste.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value An excellent phono stage. This is true hi-fi. I've used phono amps costing very much more. The CP1 is the best I've heard.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reviews and great piece of kit Not used vinyl for some years but I’m glad I got the Cambridge cp1. It’s really good.
Date published: 2018-06-02
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
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

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!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge