Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier
NEW CONDITION in Black Finish! Inlcludes original box, packing, and manual.
Enjoy the unique warmth of vinyl and all the depths of fine analogue detail on offer with this high quality moving magnet phono preamp. 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).
Hear Naturalism, Warmth, and Dynamics from Vinyl LPs for a Song: High-Value Cambridge Audio CP1 Moving-Magnet Phono Preamplifier Features Class A Gain Stage and Balance Control High-quality vinyl playback needn't cost a fortune with the Cambridge Audio CP1 moving-magnet phono preamplifier . Able to wring the musicality, warmth, naturalism, and dynamics from vinyl LPs, CP1 boasts a single-ended Class A gain stage with passive RIAA equalization as well as balance control to correct for cartridge imbalance. Offering exceptionally quiet performance in its price range, CP1 is built with discrete transistors in the important input stages rather than the more common, and noisier, integrated circuits. An acoustically damped, all-metal chassis with a thick, brushed-aluminum front panel provides stability and elegance.
Phono Pre-Amp: The Cambridge Audio CP1 phono pre-amplifier has been designed to complement a wide range of MM (moving magnet) turntables. This high-quality pre-amplifier contains the amplification required to enable you to connect your MM turntable to your integrated amplifier, stereo receiver, or home theater receiver. Some integrated amplifiers and receivers are already able to support turntable connections, but these built-in phono pre-amplifiers are out-performed by the Cambridge Audio CP1. Connected using a stereo audio interconnect cable, the CP1 is set-up in minutes allowing you to appreciate stunning clarity, musicality, and resolution from all your vinyl recordings.
Class A" + RIAA EQ: The CP1 MM phono pre-amplifier utilizes a single-ended "Class A" gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA equalization for excellent sound quality.
Discrete Transistors: The Cambridge Audio MM phono pre-amplifier uses discrete transistors for the input stages, instead of the more common integrated circuits which can cause interference and distortion. The CP1 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it.
Balance Control: The CP1 MM phono pre-amplifier offers Balance Control for fine correction of cartridge imbalance. This control allows you to make fine adjustments to the relative output levels of the left and right channels. In the central position the output from each channel is equal.
RCA Input/Output: The Cambridge Audio CP1 MM phono pre-amplifier is fitted with a set of stereo RCA inputs to connect your MM (moving magnet) cartridge turntable. The CP1 is also fitted with a set of stereo RCA outputs to connect your turntable and the pre-amplifier to the line-level inputs on your home receiver or integrated amplifier.
Ground Terminal: The CP1 has a turntable ground, in case your turntable has a separate ground lead. This provides shielding to the tone-arm and the sensitive circuitry in the turntable.
All Metal Chassis: The Cambridge Audio CP1 phono pre-amplifier features an acoustically damped full metal chassis with a thick brushed aluminum front-panel.
Power Switch: The Cambridge Audio CP1 features a front-panel power switch to turn the unit On/Off; this allow energy consumption to be zeroed when not in use.
External AC Adapter: The Cambridge Audio CP1 MM phono pre-amplifier includes an external AC power supply.
Input: 120V AC, 60Hz
Output: 12V - 500mA