Cambridge Audio CP2 MM/MC Phono Pre Amp

Cambridge Audio CP2 (Black)

MM/MC Phono Pre Amp

In stock
£129.95
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

A fully equipped phono stage that's suitable for any turntable, including ones equipped with MC cartridges, the Cambridge CP2 brings out the very best in vinyl.


A chance to play vinyl or a significant 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 CP2 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 CP2. 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.

MC cartridge compatibility
One of the biggest advances over its little brother, the CP1, is the ability to amplify MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. These have an even lower output than MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges and therefore require dedicated amplification. Once correctly amplified, however, the sound quality is stunning with a smoother yet more detailed sound usually possible. If you're serious about vinyl then fitting a good quality MC cartridge is an upgrade that comes highly recommended.

Class-leading sound quality
This high quality 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. There's also copper shielding of sensitive circuits and premium grade, multi-parallel capacitors for even higher levels of sonic accuracy. 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.

Subsonic filter
The CP2 comes fitted with a switchable subsonic filter. This helps limit low frequency 'rumble' caused by vinyl imperfections and helps protect your speakers from excessive wear.

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 CP2 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 joys of vinyl with the flexible Cambridge CP2.

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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.
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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.

A fully equipped phono stage that's suitable for any turntable, including ones equipped with MC cartridges, the Cambridge CP2 brings out the very best in vinyl.


A chance to play vinyl or a significant 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 CP2 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 CP2. 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.

MC cartridge compatibility
One of the biggest advances over its little brother, the CP1, is the ability to amplify MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. These have an even lower output than MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges and therefore require dedicated amplification. Once correctly amplified, however, the sound quality is stunning with a smoother yet more detailed sound usually possible. If you're serious about vinyl then fitting a good quality MC cartridge is an upgrade that comes highly recommended.

Class-leading sound quality
This high quality 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. There's also copper shielding of sensitive circuits and premium grade, multi-parallel capacitors for even higher levels of sonic accuracy. 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.

Subsonic filter
The CP2 comes fitted with a switchable subsonic filter. This helps limit low frequency 'rumble' caused by vinyl imperfections and helps protect your speakers from excessive wear.

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 CP2 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 joys of vinyl with the flexible Cambridge CP2.
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 46 x 215 x 133mm
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice gadget Very happy with Audio CP2. Everything perfect as expected, thanks
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, good sound Good value but good sound and very easy to set up.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CP2 is very competant and very cheap........... Build quality is better than O.K. and sound is good for the low price. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good improvement in sound quality Huge difference , massive improvement in sound quality!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got my old deck going Wanted to use my old Trio record deck with new Cambridge Audio equipment I purchased. My old amp had phono input (pre-amp) but had to get a pre amp for the deck to work on new Cambridge Audio amp. On advice bought the CP2 pre amp - works very well. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I was recommended this. Its small but perfectly formed, sits well on the amp without covering the air grill and adds to the overall performance of the system. I was advised to take this version as it future proofs my hi fi should I moved to a moving coil version, pleased that I agreed.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio - Cambridge Audio MM/MC Phono Pre I have just bought an Audio-Technica AT-LP5 to go with my Cambridge Audio Asure 651A and Dali Zensor 3 Speakers. WOW what fantastic sound the built in Phono Amp is good but I am sure they could do better. I have now returned to Richer Sounds and bought a Cambidge Audio S2 Phone Amp, even more WOW, this is well worth the money and the whole system sounds even better. So much warmth and clarity, my records never sounded so good. If you are in any doubt, then just try it. The service from the Manager of the Bristol Branch was excellent and he was very knowledgeable about the products he sold. This made the experience very pleasurable. Well done you and all your team.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been shopping at Richer Sounds for 33 years Staff always super-helpful and knowledgable - I feel comfortable asking for advice and confident in staff expertise.
Date published: 2018-07-01
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Cambridge Audio CP2 (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21.
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6 Year Supercare £12.95

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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