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Cambridge Audio is a British manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. Founded in 1968, Cambridge Audio is known for its audio players, amplifiers, and loudspeakers.

History

Founded in 1968 as a division of Cambridge Consultants, the company's first product was the P40 integrated amplifier, which was the first amplifier to use a toroidal transformer—the industry standard today.
In 1971, Cambridge Audio introduced its first loudspeaker, the R50 transmission line loudspeaker. In the same decade, the company also launched its first turntable as well as the Classic One integrated amplifier. The Classic One featured a new circuit design with much of the circuitry contained in custom-made integrated circuits using multi-layer boards—again the industry standard today.
In 1985, Cambridge Audio introduced the CD1, the world's first two-box CD player that separated the DAC from the transport stages. The digital-to-analog conversion was performed by six matched DACs to improve linearity. The CD2 that followed had 16-bit 16 times oversampling that again broke the record.
In the following decades, Cambridge Audio continued to introduce compelling products and is held in high regard by audiophiles.

Product Lineup

Besides amplifiers, loudspeakers, and CD players, Cambridge Audio also produces network players, DACs, earphones, AV receivers, and wireless speakers.

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No review has been published yet.

Products

Thumbnail of product Cambridge Audio Evo S Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Cambridge Audio Evo S Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Cambridge Audio Evo S is a bookshelf loudspeaker debuted with the company's new all-in-one music players Evo 75 and Evo 150. They are tuned to complement the...
Thumbnail of product Cambridge Audio Evo 150 All-in-One Music Player

Cambridge Audio Evo 150 All-in-One Music Player

Cambridge Audio Evo 150 is the more powerful of the two all-in-one music players launched at the same time. Compared to the cheaper Evo 75, the Evo 150 doubl...
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Cambridge Audio Evo 75 All-in-One Music Player

Cambridge Audio Evo 75 is one of the two all-in-one music players (essentially stereo network streamer) introduced by the storied English firm in 2021. Using...
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Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ is a refinement of the Melomania 1 released in 2019. It now adds longer battery life and USB-C fast charging capabilities as wel...
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Digital to Analogue Converter

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M is the company's flagship DAC and headphone amplifier with MQA support. Powered by two ESS Sabre ES9028Q2M DACs, it is able to ...
Thumbnail of product Cambridge Audio SX-50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Cambridge Audio SX-50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Cambridge Audio SX-50 is the smaller of two bookshelf loudspeakers in the company's entry-level SX-series designed for price-sensitive consumers for home the...

Articles

Thumbnail for article Cambridge Melomania 1 Plus Review Rundown

Cambridge Melomania 1 Plus Review Rundown

Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 Plus are true wireless earbuds that feel like a step up on their predecessors – which were very good in their own right. On top of the stellar audio, Cambridge Audio went the extra mile to give these buds 5-8mm graphene drive
21 Jun 2021
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Cambridge Audio CXA81 Review Rundown

The CXA81 is part of a second series of CX components that was originally launched by Cambridge Audio in 2014. It is the bigger brother of CXA61. With all the features that make CXA61 an excellent amplifier, the CXA81 adds a pair of balanced XLR input, a
12 May 2021
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Cambridge Audio EDGE A Review Rundown

Launched as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Edge range is named in honour of one of its founders, Professor Gordon Edge. The Edge A features a unique Class XA amplification technology that shifts the crossover point out of audible
12 May 2021
Thumbnail for article Cambridge Melomania Touch Review Rundown

Cambridge Melomania Touch Review Rundown

Cambridge Audio's Melomania Touch earbuds come with a new design, touch sensitive controls, and a claimed whopping 50-hour total battery life. They also come with an app which lets you adjust the equalizer, turn on the transparency mode, and adjust other
22 Mar 2021

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