CP1

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Enjoy the unique warmth of vinyl and all the depths of fine analogue detail on offer with this high quality moving magnet phono preamp.

DESIGNED FOR PURITY

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). For a high-end audiophile turntable with a Moving Coil cartridge see the CP2 premium phono stage which works with both types.

DO I REALLY NEED A SEPARATE PHONO PREAMPLIFIER?

Some amplifiers are already able to support turntable connections but these in-built phono preamplifiers are massively out-performed by the CP1 and we believe that any serious vinyl lover will immediately hear the benefits. 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.

  • Phono pre-amplifier with moving magnet (MM) input stage
  • Single-ended ‘Class A’ gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA equalisation
  • Acoustically damped full metal chassis with thick brushed aluminium front panel
  • Balance control for fine correction of cartridge imbalance
  • Discrete transistors for the all-important input stages instead of the more common integrated circuits
  • Eco-friendly <1W Standby power consumption
  • Available in black and silver finishes
Key Features
Tech Specs
Reviews
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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Cambridge Audio CP1

David

The CP1 has an elegant simple styling. I have had the CP1 for three weeks and find it performs very well with my Rega Planar 2 and it's price is reasonable. I find it well built in it's "fit and finish" and would not hesitate to recommend its purchase.

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The CP1 has an elegant simple styling. I have had the CP1 for three weeks and find it performs very well with my Rega Planar 2 and it's price is reasonable. I find it well built in it's "fit and finish" and would not hesitate to recommend its purchase.

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