Cambridge Audio CP1 | Black MM Phono Preamplifier


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Product Highlights

    Boost tiny hidden details in your vinyl with the CP1 Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier by Cambridge Audio. Don’t miss out on the layered beauty of incredible music by plugging your turntable directly into your receiver or amp’s phono input. Hear everything you’ve been missing with rich, dynamic sound that works with all popular turntable with Moving Magnet cartridges. The CP1 has been carefully designed to offer plenty of foot–tapping performance at a price that won't break the bank. Its advanced electronics include high–quality 'Class A' amplification circuits and hand–picked components housed in an all–metal outer casing featuring a thick, brushed–aluminum front panel. And since Cambridge knows that not every phono cartridge delivers perfectly even left– and right–channel output signals, they gave this preamp a fine–tune balance control that lets you correct for any differences.

Details from Cambridge Audio

    Cambridge Audio CP1 MM Phono Preamp

    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.

    Distortion Free

    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.

    Moving Magnet Cartridge

    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


Features & Specs

Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Technical Specifications
  • Color: Black
  • 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
  • Input Impedance: 47k Ohm
  • Input Capacitance: 220pF
  • Overload margin: >30dB
  • Crosstalk @ 20kHz: >76dB
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Height: 1.8"
  • Depth: 5.2"
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs


Included Coverage from Cambridge Audio: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Category ID: 171 | $149.99