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Written on: 09/11/2015 by ShaneEngineer (1 review written)
Cambridge Audio A5 Budget Amplifier If your starting off and want an amp that will do the job, this is a good buy, if you can pick up a good one for around the £60 mark it makes solid sense. The connections for plugs and speakers are solid for the money. The sound is good enough, for the price. I had one as a second system when I spent a lot of time living in two places. It performed well and has reliable. The phono stage is an optional extra. If you already have a separate phono stage… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/11/2012
I bought this Cambridge A5 amp second hand and faulty. Sent it to A.R.S. [i know], got it back after being breathed on by those that know how it should perform, [thanks Paul].I can honestly say this is the best amp i have ever owned, having owned Cyrus, Arcam and Sony QS it knocks them into a tin hat. I have never heard such depth, seperation, and downright musicality from a little black box, albeit a very well built one. If you are looking for a stormer at a very reasonable price, look no… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2010
Having brought a Cambridge Audio DAB300 tuner I was very impressed by it's build quality and performance. It was this that spured on my decision to purchase the A5 and at the same time brought a Cambridge Audio CD5 to match.
I have the A5 running bi-wired to a pair of Celestion F30 floorstanders. The sound these produce is quite simply stunning. Bass & treble are well controled and defined. The A5 is caple of being bi-wired from its 8-post speaker output, has ample inputs and is not… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2009
The Cambridge Audio A5 Integrated Amplifier has simple controls. good looking. quality feel… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/10/2007 by Antonis (1 review written)
Excellent value and quality from Cambridge Audio for people who value performance and money spent!… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2007 by mrdom87 (2 reviews written)
Overall the Cambridge Audio A5 is a fairly good deal new if you are in the market for a modestly featured amp at a good price, but if you can pick one up second hand I really recommend it, I couldn't resist (seeing as it was second hand and there was no warranty to worry about) taking a peek inside, everything in there looked fairly well put together with a decent sized toroidal transformer and a fairly good sized heat sink. Higher quality overall than I expected.
Bottom line, use it with some… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2007 by tbz2007 (1 review written)
There is no doubt, that for the money, this is a superb piece of kit. It gives you a punchy 60 Watts per channel at 8 ohms. And for only £119.99 in Richersounds, there is not much to complain about.
Treble is crystal clear, bass packs a punch, but its tight and well controlled. The 60 watts really fells like more power than it is.
Features 9/10... You have the treble, bass controls, source direct button, volume, input selector, power button, balance... what more do you need. A loudness button… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/05/2005 by linuxoid (1 review written)
Let me tell you one story:
I bought one Cambridge Audio A5 Integrated Amplifier in 2000. Then in 2001 I faced a little problem - I had output of 220v on speakers (now I don't have them, heh).
I took them to Richer Sounds to be repaired, one week later they gave me a new amp...
So be careful, do not shake it too much!
(A new one has been working for 2 years without switching off - perfectly!)… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/12/2004 by CambridgeAudio89 (1 review written)
I am really impressed with my Cambridge Audio A5 Integrated Amplifier. When my father bought a sony amplifier I remember thinking how wonderful it was and how many things it could do to improve your listening experience. Then I bought my Cambridge Audio A5 Amplifier and I was amazed to find that this simple looking amplifier could produce such a brilliant sound. I am currently using it with a Cambridge Audio CD5 and some Gale Silver Monitors which I think is a good setup considering i got it… Read Full Review
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