The Rega Planar 1 is the most successful turntable that Rega has ever made......a big call considering Rega has been making outstanding turntables since 1973. Each tonearm is meticulously hand assembled using custom Rega made tools and torque settings to guarantee optimum performance and perfect tracking and maximises the amount of information the cartridge can extract from the record surface. This Rega has body in its sound and a real analogue warmth. The combination of accuracy and a skill for knitting together the different strands is displayed with expertise by the Planar 1. Few turntables in this price category can render a record so faithfully as the Planar 1 does.This is about toe-tapping musicality and transparency.
Cambridge Audio have been designing high quality amplifiers in the UK for over 50 years. The AM10 incorporates a high quality phono stage developed from their acclaimed phono preamplifier range and direct front panel MP3 input for music streaming from your Smartphone. It brings the dynamics of the music to life at an exceptionally affordable price.
The AM10 does a great many things right. It throws a spacious soundstage with solid depth retrieval and a locked down central image on vocals. It’s strongly midrange weighted with a gradual softening of response as it inches toward the frequency extremes. You won't believe how much performance Cambridge Audio has packed into this Topaz amplifier. With a fully discrete power amplifier and oversize toroidal transformer, the AM10 is a real wolf in sheep's clothes.
Cambridge Audio was founded in the UK in the 1960's which was an important era of experimentation by artists in the recording studio as much as it was also of young engineers, tired of not hearing the sound as it was recorded started designing hi-fi equipment that went closer to giving the music listener more of the detail and depth of the original recording.Cambridge Audio believe the "British Sound" is audio in its purest form.....not "mucking about" with the sound at all. Their aim is to reproduce the sound as it was intended when the artists laid the tracks down in the recording studio.Their compact SX50 Walnut or Black speakers not only demonstrate their craft but also have a beautiful timber aesthetic.
What the Crew Said;
When you start with a Rega turntable you are guaranteed of a special atmospheric vinyl playing experience. The Cambridge Audio amplifier with its excellent design and high quality power supply will deliver the dynamics of the music to the rich sounding SX50 speakers bringing all that musical detail into your listening space with a surprising amount of realism.
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