Cambridge Audio A1
Product Type: Cambridge Audio Amplifiers
Description:The A1 is a good amplifier and makes music throughout the frequency spectrum. Bass performance is impressive: tight, rhythmic and defined. Treble performance is a little forward, but very open and detailed, with no fatigue in evidence. The Cambridge A1 ... more
Newest Review: ... helped me take my first step towards quality Hi-Fi separates. Perfect for cranking up the volume at parties my neighbours ... more
Customer Cambridge Audio A1 Reviews (9)
by - written on 13/02/12 (Very useful, 97 readings)
I've had this amplifier for over ten years, and it's still going strong. Mine looks just like the one in the Dooyoo photo, but if you google the model it looks a little different now, it's just been updated cosmetically over the years. It's the same basic amplifier and has the same features, making it a great starting point for anyone building a hi-fi system. I bought this amplifier when my dad donated his old "separates" to me - he was replacing his hi-fi system so he gave me his old amplifier, tuner, cassette player, and record deck. The amplifier he gave me was on its last legs so he suggested I bought a new one to get the best out of the music ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/06/10 (Very useful, 400 readings)
The greatest budget amplifier out there. For under £100 this is the perfect amplifier to start your life in the world of separates for those of the musically minded. The amp front comes with a volume control for . . . controlling the volume. It's a smooth volume wheel and in the five years of owning the product it hasn't worn or become sticky with grime as do some volume nobs - guitars especially. There's Bass and Treble to fiddle with the warmth and crispness of your sound - depending on the music. A left to right speaker control. I only ever use this if I'm trying to locate a part in the music - to see where it's coming from - usually when ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/11 (Very useful, 60 readings)
The Cambridge A1 has developed a reputation for itself and rightly so. It is the perfect amplifier for those who want to venture into the world of audiophile quality Hi-Fi separates but don't have the cash to splash out over £1000 on a mid-range setup. Yes, there are better amps available capable of far superior sound but they come at a price. If you want to put together a budget system that you can later upgrade one piece at a time this is an ideal starting point and once you complete your system it will definitely sound far better than any equivalently priced all in one stereo package. There are enough inputs for a CD, Tuner and Record deck while ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/08/11 (Very useful, 28 readings)
As a beginner in the world of Hi-Fi separates, the most recurring recommendation for an amplifier on my budget was the Cambridge Audio A1. Having now owned this amp for several months, I can wholeheartedly see why it is so popular for beginners or those on a budget. For this is an amp that performs admirably even with its entry-level price tag. Yes, you can buy bigger and better, but at this price range, it is easily the best Hi-Fi amp available. The amp is well constructed, and the sockets on the back are sturdy and well-made. The dials on the front are solid enough and don't feel like they'll break any time soon. The sound is subjective, dependent on the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/13 (Somewhat useful, 37 readings)
The Cambridge Audio A1 amplifier is there entry level unit, offering great value for money and great quality to boot. Sharing much of the same technology and components as its bigger siblings this amplifier has helped me take my first step towards quality Hi-Fi separates. Perfect for cranking up the volume at parties my neighbours know just how good it makes my speakers sound too, also hooked up to a turntable and digital tuner I have subsequently bought has given me hours of pleasure from this product and may that continue. Obviously it doesn't have the same sound quality or definition as a high end amplifier but amongst its rivals and those twice ... Read the complete review
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