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.
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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
Great Value PackageThis wasn't my first choice as my original choice wasn't in stock when i visited my local store. The sales advisor was very helpful and suggested the Cambridge AMP having a better sound clarity in line with my turntable. I'm not disappointed and gives an all round good sound from my vinyl. I like the ability to plug in either a phone or iPad and play music through the amp. Just need a better pair of speakers now to complement my setup.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of
Cambridge Audio Topaz Am 5 BLKThis exemplifies why I buy Cambridge Audio products from Richer Sounds - it arrives prompty, and as always as with Cambridge Audio products, is superb!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 2 out of
Product has electrical hum from inside unitThis product should not have been sold. It Has an unacceptably loud electrical hum from the unit. could be heard from across the room.
Either Cambridge don't have quality control, or the unit is designed to buzz/hum.
Will be contacting Customer service immediately to arrange return.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of
simple and easyI had a fair idea of the amplifier that I wanted.The staff though listened to what I wanted and said that the Cambridge Topaz am5 would be an ideal replacement for my pioneer amp
when I got home I set up the system to my denon cd player and just couldn't believe the difference in the sound.
The clarity and crispness in the quality of the reproduced sound has brought new life to the music I listen to.
I don't need a massive 40 watt output just a system that delivers and this Cambridge amplifier does it by the bucketful.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of
Good value starter amplifierWe bought this amp as a birthday present for our 33 years old son. He is heavily into vinyl and wanted good kit to do it justice. We did not ask him for a make or model but he is delighted with our choice.
We were helped and advised well by the friendly people in the Liverpool shop.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of
just what I neededI needed a amp to play my turntables on to dj in my place and for £99.99 u can't go wrong...
Date published: 2017-05-06
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.
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.