Cambridge Audio Amplifiers
Cambridge audio amplifiers have their origin in Cambridge, England after a group of young technology graduates decided to start a high technology R&D modelling business. Since then, the company has continued to grow and build high-end audio systems including receivers, amplifiers and speakers. Cambridge amplifiers in particular have gained popularity due to their high performance, reliability and durability. Amplifiers are usually considered the heart of a hi-fi system. As there are a variety of Cambridge amplifiers, choosing one can be difficult. However, making a decision based on the specifications below can make thing a lot easier.Power Output
Power output is an important element of Cambridge audio power amplifiers. Power output is determined by how much an amplifier lets you increase the music volume. The amount of power output required is dependent on the size of speakers you are using. A bigger speaker generally requires more power output. When selecting a Cambridge amplifier, pay attention to the output power indicated on your speakers. It is also important to keep in mind your speaker’s sensitivity as it has a huge effect as well.Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise
The effect that an amplifier has on the sound output is analysed by measuring the total harmonic distortion and noise produced by an amplifier. Cambridge amplifiers try to keep the number of harmonic distortions and noise at the bare minimum. A lower distortion means that the output sound from the amplifier will sound very similar to the originally recorded sound. Even though speakers have the biggest effect on the output sound, matching the right Cambridge amplifier with the right speakers delivers the best results.Crosstalk
Crosstalk measures the amount of undesirable left signal that is combined with the right output. Cambridge amplifiers are built to separate signals apart so that when they reach the speakers, the listener can identify with the singer’s position on stage. A high crosstalk make it harder to judge the position of instruments. This is an important specification to consider, especially when performing in live events.Inputs and Connections
Another important specification to consider is the number of input connections that go into your Cambridge amplifier since amplifiers have a varying number of input ports. You want to ensure that the amplifier you select allows you to connect most or all the connectors you have. Phono for turntables and USB for laptops and smartphones are among the types of connections available. Most audio power amplifiers allow for most of these connections to be made.