”The AXA35 is a great budget buy and you’ll struggle to find a more confident-sounding stereo amp for the money.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £299
Boasting 35 watts per channel, the AXA35 is 40% more powerful than the smaller AXA25. This not only means it’s better at filling larger rooms but also in delivering a richer, more dynamic sound at lower volumes.A step-up in quality
As well as being more powerful, the AXA35 also improves internal component quality, giving improved sonic detail and realism with less distortion. The toroidal power transformer and separate pre/power amp circuit boards are features usually only found in much more expensive amplifiers, making the AXA35 something of a giant-slayer.Convenient features
Although the AXA35 is dedicated to giving the best sound possible, this doesn’t mean it’s left out handy features. Over the more basic AXA25 model, you’ll find the addition of a headphone socket and a system remote control that also operates matching Cambridge Audio CD players and streamers. The digital display makes it easy to check the amp’s operating status.Your whole system connected – including a turntable
Featuring a phono input (for turntable with MM cartridge), the AXA35 is the perfect amp for a vinyl based system. It doesn’t end here, though. Four RCA phono inputs are ideal for a CD player, streamer, games console and even your TV set-top box. There’s also a 3.5mm AUX input at the front that’s handy for temporary connections – such as an MP3 player or smartphone. The audio output lets you take a signal out to an external processor or recorder.Power your music player or Bluetooth receiver
Next to the audio inputs you’ll also find a handy USB power socket. This is perfect for powering Bluetooth receivers or smart audio streaming devices, such as the Google Chromecast Audio, without having to find another spare mains socket.Sleek new style
The entire Cambridge AX Series has a fresh new look that catches the eye. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides, making it ‘pop’ into crisp focus. The minimalist button count give a timeless style that’s typical of the Cambridge Audio brand. The teardrop profile with wedge foot mirrors the CX Series, showing a strong family link between ranges.
Take your stereo sound to the next level, with the Cambridge Audio AXA35.A quality CD player with an eye to the future – the Cambridge Audio AXC35 has a digital output for great sound now and even better later.
Putting sound first
Under the lid, the AXC35 is thoroughly engineered. Features such as the centrally mounted CD drive, double-sided circuit boards, separate power and output boards and a top quality Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) mark this CD player out as a model for the music connoisseur. To hear the music just as the artist intended, the AXC35 gives your system the best start possible.Digital output for upgrade potential
A great feature over the AXC25 model below is the standard digital coaxial output. This simple socket gives loads of extra functionality and upgrade potential. Use it to connect directly to a digital amp or AV receiver. Alternatively, connect a digital recording device for the highest quality digital recording. Add an outboard DAC in the future and you’ve also got the potential for even better sound quality.Now with gapless playback
New to the AXC35 is gapless playback. With some CDs, a marker point is placed between tracks, even though the music runs continuously. This produces an annoying pause in the music as the player reads the track marker. With gapless playback, this is no longer an issue, meaning you get to hear the whole album exactly as the artist intended.Sleek new style
The entire Cambridge AX Series has a fresh new look that catches the eye. The Lunar Grey front panel contrasts with the black top and sides, making it ‘pop’ into crisp focus. The cool white display and minimalist button count give a timeless style that’s typical of the Cambridge Audio brand. The teardrop profile with wedge foot mirrors the CX Series, showing a strong family link between ranges.
Play your CDs in style, with the Cambridge Audio AXC35.”These Dalis offer a degree of entertainment their rivals can't match.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.
Large enough to fill a small to medium-sized room with rich, powerful sound but so large that they dominate it, the Spektor 2 speakers are the ideal stereo speakers for many rooms. Their larger size also means they suit a wider range of music than the smaller Spektor 1 model.Famous Dali design
Key to the Spektor's detailed, refined and powerful yet tuneful sound quality is the bespoke wood fibre bass woofer. Also used in its more expensive models, it gives a dynamic and precise sound. Partnering the impressive bass unit is a similarly high-performing treble unit. Soft dome construction gives upper notes a smooth yet precise sound, and when taken as a whole, the Spektor 2 is simply one of the most natural-sounding speakers at its price point.Well-made and practical
As you'd expect from this high-end Danish speaker brand, the Spektor's are well made, with smooth edges and a choice of black or walnut effect finishes. At their best on stands, the Spektor 2s also feature brackets for wall mounting.
Adjust your expectations of sound per pound, with the Dali Spektor 2.Read about the Dali Spektor 2 on the Richer Sounds Blog