Audio Hi-Fi Amplifiers for Better Sound
At the end of the day, everyone wants to come home and relax. A stereo system that includes top-tier components made by Cambridge Audio is one way to unwind while your favorite music plays. The company produces amplifiers, network players, and receivers with features designed to reproduce sounds without distortion.
What Is the Company's Mission?
With over 50 years of experience, Cambridge Audio endeavors to produce products that sound natural when played. Founded by a group of technology graduates, the company released their first product in 1968. The stereo amplifier led to inventions of speakers, cassette decks, and other high-end home cinema electronics. In 2015, the company received several awards for the CX series of integrated amplifiers, streamers, and CD transports. Cambridge produces wireless speakers using Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Internet radio connectivity options. Moreover, the company spends thousands of hours testing and modifying designs before launching products to consumers.
What Types of Amplifiers Are Available?
- Integrated Amplifiers: Engineers created this amp by adding a toroidal transformer to reduce negative effects of magnetic fields. This minimizes noise and buzz distortion playback. The amp has a built-in DAC (digital to analog converter) so that digital music streamed from a TV has a pure sound. The unit has connections to add speakers and subwoofers.
- Power Amplifiers: Models may include a CD player and DAC with USB inputs. TOSLINK inputs are also available for optical audio cables to connect CD players, computers, or video game consoles. Rigid metal construction of the amp prevents vibrations that distort sounds.
- Phono Preamplifiers: These amps house a turntable to play your favorite records. Also included is an integrated 6.35mm headphone jack. Additionally, the surface-mounted circuit board reduces unwanted noise.
What Features Are Built Into the Amplifiers?
The company gives as much attention to the outside of their amplifiers as the inside. The chassis looks like it's floating and the brushed finishes and easily-read panels add to the amp's attractive appearance. Phono preamplifiers are eco-friendly to include low wattage standby power and an automatic shutoff feature after 20 minutes of inactivity. Depending on the model, some amplifiers have Terrapin buffering technology that balances input and output impedances. Regardless of the audio source, the system buffers audio sources so music is not adversely affected. The amplifiers are also designed to minimize crosstalk between left and right channels.
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