Written on: 07/04/2013
I have an A1 v3 powering a pair of Tannoy Venus MKII's. Initially I was intending on upgrading the amp, but I have found no need to do that. Only downside I have is lots of my musician friends insist on testing their demo CD's out on my system. =) (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011
For the price, it dont get much better than this. Put a good signal in and you will get Hi-Fi, (dont confuse Hi-Fi with sterio). I use mine with my Thorens TD 160 turntable and wharfdale Lintons for pesonal use (Hi-Fi),and for parties and barbiques i plug into my laptop so people can use the mouse to clic on the track they want, (sterio).My cambridge is 9 years old and works perfectly.Like many other people i got mine from Richer Sounds. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2010 by tomandjo2 (1 review written)
It's not very often these days you come across a budget product where the quality surpasses the price and by a long way the Cambridge Audio A1 amplifier does just that.
Build quality is supperb, funcionality is basic but when it comes to amplifiers as any Audiofile buff will tell you less is MORE.
Sound quality for the money is amazing, sure there are better sounding amps out there but with a price tag to match.
Marry this amp up with some nice bookshelf speakers of a similar price such as... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
The Cambridge Audio A1 has a great sound and great little amp. (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008 by markdeberg
The Cambridge Audio A1 is a perfect amp for average living room. Nice warm sound, yet still able to produce require power to really enjoy your music.
Without hesitation I can recommend anyone this Great Amplifier
Written on: 18/01/2007 by Ayetoday
This is a great amp for the money! When paired with a decent set of similarly priced speakers, (in my case Eltax monitor 3's), the sound is punchy, clear and detailed. Despite it's modest power rating. It can play at high volume effortlessly and never sounds stretched in a well set up system. Took it round with me for 4 years at uni, took a bit of abuse, even used it to amp an electric guitar for a while and it's never once lost any sparkle to the sound. It's now with my brother as he... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2006 by wopbobaloolop (2 reviews written)
I've been with Amazon DVD rental for over a year, and I have found the service to be pretty good, especially getting (most) new releases, and at least you get some indication of how long the wait is. I find Amazon much easier to browse for a DVD than other sites. I have had a few unplayable disks, but (TIP) it is easily solved by using car polish and a soft cloth, and vigorous rubbing from the centre to the edge of the disk over the scratch. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2005 by 33rpm (7 reviews written)
The main problem with the Amazon service is the fact that if you rent a film that is a 2 disc set you are bound to rent both discs which counts as two rentals against your monthly 6. As far as I know other rental companies (certainly one's I've looked at) give you the choice of renting either disc 1 or 2 so if you're not an extras fan like myself you don't "waste" any of your 6 monthly rentals. This in itself was enough to put me off of trying this service but others may disagree. On the... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2005 by Blobson (2 reviews written)
I really loved the Cambridge Audio A1 Amp, it was my first venture into seperate Hi-Fi systems 7 years ago, I used it for 6 years & it never gave in! Every time I turned it on, cranked up the volume it sounded as it did when brand new. I payed £70 for it all those years ago & I believe it still sells for roughly the same amount now. So for 7 years this amp has stayed strong, not lost it's value & still gives other more expensive amps a kick up the backside. I would highly recommend this... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2005 by mrbigcog
Amazon Online DVD Rental is good value at 9.99 per month, 6 films but the important factor is you can keep 3 at once. The turnaround of discs is very good, the new ones are always sent on the day they receive the one you send in. Recommendations work well too. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2003 by andyavery (3 reviews written)
I purchased this Amp from Richer Sounds in 1997. Since then it's worked hard and served well.
I notice that very little has changed in more recent budget releases from Cambridge, I think they got it pretty much right originally!
The quality is fantastic, no detectable hiss from the speakers, the general feel of everything is that of quality.
If you are looking for a budget amp then consider the Cambridge range.
Rated 10 stars for features - it has on/off, a volume control, inputs and... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2002 by mrbud.
Had the Cambridge A1 amplifier for a few years now (about 2 of which spent under a bed gathering dust!). Still works as good now as the day I bought it. Brilliant sound. Good value. No problems with build quality so far. Had problems initially with the warranty cover however was resolved with extra cover. Def. look out for other Cambridge products. (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2002 by king basil.
The Cambridge Audio A1 amplifier features a reasonable amount of outputs for a budget model and good powerful sound. It appears to have as much oomph as the 80 wpc sansui it has replaced. The sound has great depth for the money. Has no useless flashing lights. Feels like a quality piece of kit. Looks serious and it is. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2001 by darryl.
The Cambridge A1 is a very nice amplifier for the money (read more)