Cambridge dares to a serious audiophile circuit and can mutate the push-pull power amplifier of the 840_W at small benefits to the 1000s. The English developers have devised a sophisticated circuit to, that moves the electrical field of the two semiconductor teams with an additional source of electricity in the power amplifier output so that the music plays first, rather than to swing the axis, effectively only in one half.
- Amplifier Cambridge 840W
- Data sheet
Additional efficiency gains these “class XD” (for crossover displacement, so move the transition point) baptized technology by adapting the extent of displacement signal-dependent. So, she should guarantee lowest distortion over the whole performance range in energy efficiency at the same time still acceptable and affordable design and cooling requirements.
The bottom line Cambridge and Vincent burn with their power in sleep mode exactly equal to much power: 175 Watts. Also in their maximum power they not far apart – in both cases more than enough, to the bass line on “Mr. Titz (the Revelator)” by Shalabi effect (“The Trial Of St. Orange”; www.alien8recordings.com as a FLAC download) to blow with unbridled brutality in the listening room. And even if serious were to feed hungry boxes such as the revel Performa F52.
While the piece with loops of Sam Shalabis Oud, breakneck Tabla Geklöppel and finally edged energetic breakbeats round round recorded more ride, also the amplifiers showed ever more clearly their respective character: the warm velvet Cambridge 840_W maintained itself in the dissonant, chaotic passages and even in live environments that distinguished elegance and restraint, which would expect the stereotype of an English amplifier, and found only in exceptional cases.
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions:||per B: 43,0 x H: 15.0 x d: 36.5 cm|
|Weight:||19.1 kg each.|
|Amplifiers music signal automatic|
|Power amplifiers inputs unbalanced|
|Power amplifiers inputs balanced|
|Number of speaker connections||2|
|True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm||218,0 W / 364,0 W|
|Music power 8 ohm / 4 ohm||247,0 W / 435,0 W|
|Damping factor 100 Hz / 10 kHz||0 / 0|
|Signal to noise ratio||112.0 dB(A)|
|Standby consumption||6.4 W|
|Pleasant warm sound that is nevertheless deeply listen|
|Sound judgment||well over 100|
|tested in issue:||7 / 09|