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Cambridge Audio CP2 Black Open Box MM/MC Phono Preamp

  • Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Input Stages
  • Multi–Parallel Capacitors
  • Descrete Transistors
  • Balance Control
  • Selectable Subsonic Filter

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Product Highlights

    Boost tiny hidden details in your vinyl with the CP2 Moving Magnet & Moving Coil 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 (most hi–fi amps won't let you plug in a turntable directly). Hear everything you've been missing with rich, dynamic sound that works with all popular turntables with Moving Magnet cartridges, even high–end audiophile models. The CP2 has been carefully designed with premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy and signal amplification without distortion. 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. Cambridge knows that not every phono cartridge delivers perfectly even left– and right–channel output signals, so they gave this preamp a fine–tune balance control that lets you correct for any differences, and a selectable subsonic filter designed to eliminate low frequency 'rumble' that's generally caused by vinyl imperfections.

Details from Cambridge Audio

    CP2 Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Phono Preamplifier

    Make the most of any turntable, including the most high–end audiophile models with this Moving Magnet & Moving Coil phono preamplifier.

    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 CP2 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it. The CP2 works with all turntables, whichever type of cartridge they use. Like the CP1 it works with popular Moving Magnet cartridges. But it also works with Moving Coil cartridges found in the highest–end audiophile turntables offering even more accuracy and detail than Moving Magnet. Even if your amplifier does have a built–in phono stage, it's well worth bypassing it using the CP2 to deliver much greater depth and detail.

    Advanced Amplification

    Audio circuitry has been refined with multiple transistors wired in parallel ensuring the lowest possible distortion and noise. A copper shield provides further protection to this extremely sensitive part of the circuitry, limiting the noise that can be injected into the signal. This is especially important with a Moving Coil cartridge because its signal is even quieter and more delicate than Moving Magnet, so it needs even more amplification.

    Premium Components

    High–spec multi–parallel capacitors achieve exceptional RIAA accuracy – the industry standard for reproducing vinyl recordings. A highly accurate, subsonic filter also removes the common problem of unwanted low–frequencies that are inaudible but can damage subwoofers.


    • Phono pre–amplifier with moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) input stages
    • 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
    • Single–ended 'Class A' gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA equalisation
    • Available in brushed black and silver finishes
    • Multi–parallel capacitors to achieve exceptional RIAA accuracy of only 0.3dB up to 50kHz
    • Selectable subsonic filter to eliminate very low frequency 'rumble', caused by vinyl imperfections


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Technical Specifications
  • Max power consumption: 5W
  • Gain @ 1kHz
    • Moving Magnet: 39dB
    • Moving Coil: 55dBB
  • Nominal output: 300mV
  • Sensitivity for nominal output: 3.35mV
  • THD 20Hz–20kHz: <0.009%
  • RIAA curve accuracy (Moving Magnet): <+/–0.3dB
  • Signal to noise ratio
    • Moving Magnet: 86dB
    • Moving Coil: >72dB
  • Input Impedance
    • Moving Magnet: 47k Ohm
    • Moving Coil: 100 Ohm
  • Input capacitance: 220pF
  • Overload margin: >30dB
  • Crosstalk @ 20kHz
    • Moving Magnet: >83dB
    • Moving Coil: >69dB
  • Rear Panel Connections
  • MC Audio Input Sockets
  • Turntable Ground
  • MM Audio Input Sockets
  • Cartridge Type Selector Switch
  • Balance
  • Subsonic Filter
  • Output Sockets
  • PSU Socket
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Height: 1.8"
  • Depth: 5.2"
  • Weight: 2 lbs
Product Bullets
  • Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Input Stages
  • Multi–Parallel Capacitors
  • Descrete Transistors
  • Balance Control
  • Selectable Subsonic Filter


Included Coverage from Cambridge Audio: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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