Cambridge Audio - AXA35 Integrated Amplifier
Cambridge Audio AXA35 Integrated Amplifier
Cambridge Audio AXA35 amplifier includes a phono stage and four analog inputs with 35W per channel output! Read on.
Cambridge Audio want to save the world from shit sound. We want you to hear your music at it’s very best, as the artist intended it to be heard, with nothing added, nothing taken away. That’s what we’ve always wanted because that’s what music lovers like us deserve. It’s why we we’re constantly experimenting, solving problems and creating new kit. It’s why we’ve been doing what we do for the last 50 years. It’s why we’re always trying to make the listening experience better. Pure.
However you listen, whatever your budget, our goal is simple: Give you the best possible sound, at the fairest possible price.
The AXA35 boasts 35 watts of power per channel, an integrated moving magnet phono stage for turntable enthusiasts, a white display screen, and a ¼ inch headphone socket for private listening sessions.
The AXA35’s display is a fairly large LED device that shows which input is selected and can also be used to adjust bass, treble and balance settings when the Menu button is pressed. There are five direct selection buttons for each of the analog inputs and the phono stage. The only other buttons on the front are the menu button for accessing EQ controls plus a power switch.
There’s a full-size headphone jack on the front plus a 3.5mm stereo jack socket for attaching analog devices like an MP3 player or pocket tuner.
Around the back of the AXA35 there are two pairs of speaker binding posts that can accept banana plugs or bare wires. Alongside them there’s a USB B port for powering a device like a smartphone or MP3 player. The USB port isn’t an input for USB storage so there’s no chance of playing music stored on external memory. Also at the rear are a pair of stereo RCA phono sockets for input and output, which most likely would be used for attaching a cassette deck.
Three further analog inputs are provided for CD players, radio tuners or even TV sound. Finally there’s a pair of RCA phono sockets for attaching a vinyl turntable. The inclusion of a phono stage at this price point is very welcome, especially given the vinyl revival amongst younger people.
'You’ll struggle to find a more confident-sounding stereo amp for the money.'
Rating: 5/5 WHAT HI-FI? United Kingdom, 2019
Power Output: 35 Watts (into 8 Ohms)
THD (Unweighted): <0.01% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power <0.15% 20Hz - 20kHz, 80% of rated power
Frequency Response (-3DB): 5Hz - 50kHz
S/N Ratio (Ref 1W): >82dB (unweighted)
Input Impedances: 47k ohms
Power Amp Damping Factor: > 50
Max. Power consumption: 260W
Bass/Treble Controls: Shelving, ultimate boost/cut +/- 10dB @ 100Hz and 10kHz
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
Inputs: 4x RCA, 1x Phono, 1 x 3.5mm Aux input (front panel)
Outputs: Speakers, Rec Out, USB 5V power
dimensions (HxWxD): 83 x 430 x 335mm (3.3 x 16.9 x 13.2”)
Weight: 5.6kg (12.3lbs)
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