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Cambridge Audio CP1 MM Phono Preamplifier

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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... Read More
Turntables & Phono Preamps -

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 Cambridge Audio have 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.

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.

Available in Black and Silver Finishes.

Specifications:

  • 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 grounded inputs:  >85dB
  • Input Impedance:  47 kOhm
  • Input Capacitance:  220pF
  • Overload Margin:  >30dB
  • Crosstalk @ 20kHz:  >76dB
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):  46 x 215 x 133 (1.8 x 8.5 x 5.2”)
  • Weight:  1.8lbs/0.8kg
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