Product Type: Cambridge Audio Amplifiers
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Cambridge Audio A5
Member Name: jmorley99
Cambridge Audio A5
Date: 30/01/02, updated on 30/01/02 (4386 review reads)
Advantages: Budget Price, Sound Quality
Disadvantages: No remote
Have had to put up with the tinny undefined sounds of a poor quality Goodmans midi system for nigh on 6 years, you can imaging my glee when I finally got round to purchasing my new separates system just before Christmas.
The Cambridge Audio A5 was my choice amplifier, purchased from Richer Sounds for £119.95, a snip for such quality merchandise. Many of my friends have separates and all were envious of my purchase.
It has a massive 60 WPC output, which is frankly far more than I needed, but it also ensures low down poke and high level crispness even a low volumes. With 8 inputs and bi-wirable capability for the speakers, few amps in this price range come close.
The control as with all Cambridge products are minimal, Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance along with channel select and direct output button. Again as with the majority of Cambridge products no remote control, which is comforting, as this in my opinion means that the money has gone where it really matters, the actual sound quality.
The general aesthetics of the complete product right down to the sexy packaging add to the overall feeling of class. The sound quality is phenomenal, with low down punchy base, perfect for the majority of my guitar based collection but also equally suited to Chemical Brother beats. The treble and top end don’t disappoint either adding up to a great all round purchase, made so much easier my the helpful and knowledgeable staff at Richer Sounds.
I would higher recommend purchasing a Cambridge unit and especially if there is a Richer Sounds near you.