Cambridge Audio A1
Product Type: Cambridge Audio Amplifiers
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Customer Cambridge Audio A1 Reviews (8)
by - written on 13/02/12 (Very useful, 86 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, 380 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, 55 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, 26 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 26/03/12 (Somewhat useful, 118 readings)
Anyone who has a Cambridge A1, or has experience of using one, will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that it is the perfect amp, it was for me anyway. What I was looking for when I wanted to purchase an amplifier was great quality, but at the same time, I didnt have the money to spend on an expensive one. The Cambridge A1 filled the gap between the two. Now I am not saying that this is the best amp on the market, far from it, it doesnt deliver the sound quality you would expect for an amp that costs over £1000, but costing a couple of hundred, this amp does the job greatly. The Cambridge was a perfect addition to my stereo system, and when I ... Read the complete review
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