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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.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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Over the past 20 years, Cambridge Audio has been market leaders with its range of budget amplifiers - the Cambridge A1 was one of the best selling amplifiers of all time! So we're proud to bring you its latest model, the Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1.
'Sound first' philosophy Designed from the ground-up, the AM1 is a no-frills amp with just the basics, but the best sound quality possible. There are no tone controls or fancy equalizers, no flashing lights or unnecessary sockets. What you get is four line level inputs (1 with output), balance control, a volume knob, and superb sound quality!
High quality internal components By cutting back on the extras, Cambridge Audio have managed to retain high quality components. Connect your MP3 player or iPod, CD player, PC and TV and you'll enjoy a true-to-life sound quality that's leagues ahead of similarly priced multi-media speakers. This is proper hi-fi at a low-fi price.
Built to last Like other Cambridge Audio Topaz models, the AM1 is also far better built than the class average. A full metal casing with brushed aluminium front panel gives the AM1 the look of an amp' costing two or three times as much.
Genuine hi-fi doesn't get any better value than this!
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage 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)
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
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.
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
Does it have a headphone socket?
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop, or NAS drive.
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?
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.
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.
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
20 x 2
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
10 - 30,000Hz
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.
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
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
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO TOPAZ AM1 is rated
4.6 out of
Rated 5 out of
Good value ampEasy set up use in kitchen/diner for general family use works perfectly. With radio, CD, ipod and phones
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of
excellent powerful simple productI bought this amp to replace my aging Rega which was dying. It is attached to a pair of the Cambridge bookshelf speakers and then to a tv.
I plugged it all together and turned it on and wow what a superb clear and controlled sound. Don't be put off by the modest 20watts, this is a strong quality performer at an amazing price. By the way who needs tone controls????
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of
Great product for priceGood sound. Goes well with new Audio Technica turntable.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of
Basic amp but does what it saysLoud enough to link to my turntable. Can turn the volume right up.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of
This product is great value for moneyI like this product , because it is great value for the money. I also like the design of it is timeless, also the sound is great much better than I expected for the price .I would recommend it
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of
Sounds fantastic for the priceWe bought a Topaz AM1 and Q Acoustics speakers, plus the Denon turntable from the Tunbridge Wells store. Excellent service as ever - they can't be more helpful. I have to say the amplifier is incredible for such a low price. No tone controls or remote so all the price is in the power supply. Even at 20 watts its a loud piece of kit. And the Q speakers at £89 are a steal as other reviews have mentioned. The Denon turntable was a bit fiddly to set up but sounds great. All in all it shows you don't have to spend a fortune to get proper hifi sound.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of
No Frills Great Sound.This is one of the cheapest amps on the market but i would say cheap and cheerful not cheap and nasty. I've linked it to a Cambridge Audio DAB, a somewhat antediluvian Phillips Cd player and a more modern Acer computer. It plays through a pair of old but still functional Wharefdales. As that set up would indicate I am not great Hi-Fi buff. However, my aging ears can tell bad sound when i hear it. This amp sounds fine. Good bass sound and seems to cope with my eclectic taste from Heavy Metal to Mozart. With only three knobs and no flashing lights, its pretty easy to use. All for the price of a decent meal out for two. A really good budget amp.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of
Very good value for moneyThis product is great for the cost vs. performance. The only thing I think it lacks is a treble & bass adjustment.
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.