Amplifier Cambridge 840W

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.

  1. Amplifier Cambridge 840W
  2. 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”; 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.

Cambridge 840W

Manufacturer Cambridge
Price €2000.00
Rating 100.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions: per B: 43,0 x H: 15.0 x d: 36.5 cm
Weight: 19.1 kg each.
Mono operation
Amplifiers music signal automatic
Level control
Level switch
Level meter
Power amplifiers inputs unbalanced
Power amplifiers inputs balanced
Number of speaker connections 2
Measured values
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 RCA 100
Sound XLR 100
Overall sound 100
Processing Very good
Operation Very good
Facilities Very good
Sound judgment well over 100
tested in issue: 7 / 09