Product Type: Cambridge Audio Amplifiers
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The perfect amplifier for beginners
Cambridge Audio A1
Member Name: donkeyk
Cambridge Audio A1
Advantages: Price, performance, build quality
Disadvantages: No headphone socket, not the most stylish looking
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 speakers and cable as much as the amp itself; but in my set-up it sounds lovely, with a real warm sound even with mp3.
The only significant downside I can think of is the lack of a headphone socket, but this is a minor quibble as I didn't purchase it to listen via headphones. Overall, it is a supurb entry-level device that any audio enthusiast can appreciate.
Summary: THE entry-level Hi-Fi amp of choice
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