CAMBRIDGE CP1 Black Phono Pre Amplifier
CAMBRIDGE CP1 Black Phono Pre Amplifier CAMBRIDGE CP1 Black Phono Pre Amplifier
CAMBRIDGE CP1 Black Phono Pre Amplifier

Regular Price: $239.00

Special Price $215.00

Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: Single Unit
Overview

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There's something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can't reproduce in quite the same way. However most hi-fi amplifiers won't let you plug in a turntable directly. You need to connect via a phono stage (also known as a phono preamp) to make the very small signal from the turntable powerful enough for your main amp to work with.

But it's very easy to add noise at this stage, which is why we've designed the CP1 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it.

The CP1 works with all popular turntables that use a Moving Magnet cartridge (the stylus or needle). For a high-end audiophile turntable with a Moving Coil cartridge see the CP2 premium phono stage which works with both types.

DO I REALLY NEED A SEPARATE PHONO PREAMPLIFIER?

Some amplifiers are already able to support turntable connections but these in-built phono preamplifiers are massively out-performed by the CP1 and we believe that any serious vinyl lover will immediately hear the benefits. Connected using a single audio interconnect cable, the CP1 is set up in seconds allowing you to appreciate stunning clarity, musicality and resolution from your vinyl collection.

Features

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  • Phono pre-amplifier with moving magnet (MM) input stage
  • Single-ended ‘Class A’ gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA equalisation
  • Acoustically damped full metal chassis with thick brushed aluminium front panel
  • Balance control for fine correction of cartridge imbalance
  • Discrete transistors for the all-important input stages instead of the more common integrated circuits
  • Eco-friendly <1W Standby power consumption
  • Available in black and silver finishes
Specifications

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Max Power Consumption
5W

Gain @ 1kHz
39dB

Nominal Output
300mV

Sensitivity for Nominal Output
3.35mV

THD 20Hz-20kHz
<0.009%
RIAA Curve Accuracy
<+/-0.65dB 25hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise ratio using
Audio Precision RIAA-1 with Grouned Inputs
>85dB
Input Impedance
47kΩ
Input Capacitance
220pF
Overload Margin
>30dB
Crosstalk @ 20kHz
>76dB
Dimensions (H x W x D)
46mm x 215mm x 133mm
Weight
0.8kg
   

 

 

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