TOPAZ AM1Black Stereo Amplifier
(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!
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Analogue RCA Inputs
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.
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
Rated 5 out of
Excellent value - get more than what you paid for
Can't fault the product. For the money, what more can one ask for. Definitely recommend it. It would be a great first step amp for future hi-fi enthusiast.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of
cannot fault for the price
does what i wanted it to do,bought as a package with turntable,speakers
basic but does its job
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of
If you want a no frills amp with only a balance and volume dial that only has an input for a pair of speakers then this is for you. I assumed this amp would power two pairs of speakers, but it does,nt (i mentioned to salesman i had four) i should been more self reliant i guess.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of
Bought for a party, will be using it more.
To explain, I simply wanted a cheap amp to power some floor standing speakers for a party I was hosting. This was the cheapest in store and seemed decent enough for a single use. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a lovely bit of kit. Delightful sound and a lovely looking unit. Couldn't fault it at the price.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of
We bought this unit as a replacement for the one in our local club which had just gave up the ghost,..
The sound is so much better than the old unit this amazing value the people in the shop were very helpful.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of
Does just what I wanted
I wanted a basic hi-fi amp for CD / MP3 / DVD players with no fancy extras. This does the job well. Great sound (no bass / treble control and no display but I can live without those). I paid a very reasonable price for it too. Looks elegant.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic looks good sounds great staff are very friendly and helpful
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of
Good value amp
Easy set up use in kitchen/diner for general family use works perfectly. With radio, CD, ipod and phones
Date published: 2017-04-24
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