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.
Often manufacturers don't just design their ranges to look good together, but to complement one another for the best sound quality too.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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The Cambridge Topaz AM5 takes the excellent AM1 as its basis and adds desirable extras to make an even more impressive amp.
'Sound first' philosophy Like the AM1, the Topaz AM5 has been designed from the ground-up to offer the best sound quality for the money without any unnecessary frills. So no fancy equalizers or flashing lights but you do get high quality, low-noise tone controls. These have been designed to work in a subtle way so as not to unduly affect the balance of the mid-range, yet still tweak the upper and lower frequencies.
Detailed, true-to-life sound With 25W per channel, the Topaz AM5 is 25% more powerful than the AM1, which makes it the ideal choice for using in larger rooms or with power hungry speakers. As with other Topaz products, the sound is true-to-life, detailed and has far more depth than similarly priced low-fi. If you don't believe us, come in and hear the difference for yourself!
Front-mounted MP3 socket The AM5 is also far better built than the class average. A full metal casing with brushed aluminium front panel gives the AM5 the look of an amp costing two or three times as much. There's also a front-mounted 3.5mm socket that's perfect for connecting your MP3 player or iPod.
For genuine hi-fi at a bargain price, the Topaz AM5 demands your attention.
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
25 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 AM5 is rated
4.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
Brilliant Amp with no unnecessary bells or whistlesI was very surprised how clear and powerful the sound was compared with my old amp, for better than I dreamt at the low price.
It may not have the extra features of some far more expensive amps, instead it concentrates on getting a clean pure sound - I'm very pleased with it, and the fast delivery.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of
Does exactly what I want it toI'm not an audio whizz but I always go to Richer Sounds because I know they provide excellent value for money, know their stuff, and suggesting this amp for me was no exception. It's easy to set up and use, allows me to not only whack up the volume but get a good sound and make the few adjustments I might need.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of
Great compact ampI bought this amp to power a pair of speakers fed from my TV, replacing an old 55W p/c amp. The AM5 is pleasingly compact and simple to look at, while the tone controls have enabled me to adjust for the compromised acoustical setup of my living room. I now plan to use the MP3 socket that I hadn't expected, but am pleased to have. The 25W per channel is adequate to power my ancient MS20s. So far, very pleased.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of
Simple and good qualityAs it's sold, a good competent piece of kit without the flashing lights I don't need. Works well
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of
AmplifierThe item does exactly what I wanted it to do and seems reasonably priced.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of
My son tells me that sound is absolutely excellentBought as a present for my son.
The review given above is his comment
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of
excellent valueHaving recently visited nottingham, the sales adviser Rob was put through the mill as i am quite picky with sound quality, having tried the AM1 and also the AM10 amps I found this product to be of great value yet surprisingly seems to box above its weight sonically. all round I thought this was an excellent choice (matched with q acoustics 2010i speakers)
Excellent service guys.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of
this product has tone controls which is goodI did intend to buy the topaz AM1 but really glad i spent the extra and got the AM5 with bass & treble controls as advised by the assistant really fine quality for the money i run my tv through this amp now and it is awsome esp when i was thinking of buying a sound bar for twice the amount of this amp i cant imagine it sounding any better .thanks to richer sounds for great service & also well done for opening on sundays as thats really the only time i get to go shopping cheers guys .
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.