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Cambridge Audio One+

FM/CD receiver (Black)

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by Marshall Chase
Cambridge Audio

The sound solution for the less-is-more movement

On one hand, you want something that sounds much better than an iPod® or Bluetooth® speaker. On the other hand, you want something less complex than a surround sound system. You'll find your sweet spot in a stereo receiver. In addition to being easy to set up and use, many now offer Internet radio and other network music options. Add your music source and two speakers, and you're ready to relax and enjoy your tunes. You might even connect your TV for improved sound with movies and shows.

Audio One+

Add a pair of your favorite speakers and place your iPod® in the included dock for a full system experience.


Swanky sound without the posh pricing

The Audio One+ punches well above its weight, delivering 25 watts of true power to your selected speakers. With meticulously designed drive circuitry you'll experience clear sound to all speakers, great and small. The premium-grade built-in CD player provides fantastic sound and sports a slot-loading mechanism noted for its reliability. Your CDs and CD-Rs will sound their best whether you bought them or filled them with CD tracks or compressed MP3 and WMA files. Cambridge Audio's renowned FM tuner locks in your favorite stations and even displays RDS text where available. The Cambridge Audio One+ has binding post terminals for your speakers and provides an output for a powered subwoofer to create a full 2.1 system.

Not just an iPod® dock

The Audio One+ iPod® dock is custom made and includes noise canceling circuitry to ensure pristine sound quality. The dock provides charging and enables control through the included remote. The One+ also has both a front USB and an SDHC card slot for convenient playback of stored music files. And if your love of music extends to recording, no worries. There's even a preamp output for your tape deck.

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Highlights:

  • 25 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.03% THD
  • iPod® integration with included noise-canceling dock
  • FM tuner with 10 station presets and RDS text (where available)
  • 2 stereo RCA audio inputs
  • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • built-in CD player handles CDs, CD-R/RW, MP3, and WMA files
  • front-panel USB port and SDHC card slot for music file playback
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • headphone mini jack
  • sleep timer and alarm clock
  • remote control
  • detachable power cord
  • 8-1/2"W x 3-7/16"H x 13-1/4"D
  • weight: 10 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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25
THD in Stereo
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0.03 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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5-20k Hz
FM Sensitivity
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Not Given
Signal To Noise Ratio
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Not Given
Phono Signal to Noise Ratio
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Not Given
iPod Controls
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iPod DAC Bypass
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AirPlay Compatible
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Internet Ready
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Wired or Wireless Network
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DLNA Certified
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HD Radio Tuner
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No
Satellite Radio Ready
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Multi-Room
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Total Number of Zones
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1
Audio Dubbing
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Yes
Multibrand Remote Control
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No
Learning Remote
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No
On-Screen Display
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No
Width (inches)
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8-1/2
Height (inches)
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3-1/2
Depth (inches)
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13-1/4
Weight (pounds)
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Parts Warranty
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3 Years
Labor Warranty
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3 Years
Inputs & Outputs
Headphone Output
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Y
USB Connections
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Yes
Phono Input
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No
Video Inputs
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Total Audio Inputs
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Digital Audio Inputs
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Preamp Outputs
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Speaker Output Pairs
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1
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What's in the box?

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  • Integrated AM/FM/CD receiver
  • 63" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • 3 "AAA" batteries
  • iPod dock
  • 2 iPod adapter inserts
  • Antenna removal key
  • User's Manual

Our Product Research Team

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Overview: The Cambridge Audio One + is a fully-integrated micro hi-fi receiver with a built-in stereo amplifier, FM tuner, and slot-load CD player. The Cambridge Audio One + also includes a front-panel auxiliary input, SD-card slot, USB port, and headphone output. In addition, the One + micro hi-fi receiver comes with an external iPod dock and IR remote control. The Audio One + offers uncompromised audiophile sound quality from a micro hi-fi stereo receiver.

Note: Speakers, speaker wire, and audio cables not included (all sold separately).

Amplifier Section
FM Tuner
CD Player
SD-Card/USB Functions
iPod Dock
Audio Inputs
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Amplifier Section

Stereo Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with a powerful stereo amplifier for high-quality, audiophile sound.

  • 8-Ohm Rating: 25 watts x 2 channels
  • 6-Ohm Rating: 30 watts x 2 channels

Audio Adjustments: The Cambridge Audio One + provides Bass & Treble, X-Bass, and Balance controls.

  • Volume: You can adjust the system overall volume level from 0-49.
  • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass (100Hz) & Treble (10kHz) independently to suit your preference and music content.
  • X-Bass: The X-Bass function compensates for smaller bookshelf or satellite speakers that may lack low bass output. When X-Bass is activated, an extra boost of approximately 8dB centered around 85Hz is applied to compensate for the natural roll-off of smaller speakers.
  • Balance: You can adjust the relative output levels of the unit's left and right channel.

Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with 4 binding post speaker terminals to connect a pair of loudspeakers. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plus (single only). The binding post speaker terminals are color-coded (red/black) to distinguish between positive and negative.

Note: You can connect loudspeaker with an impedance between 4-8 ohms.

Subwoofer Output: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with a rear-panel mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer to add bigger bass sound to your system.

Headphone Output: The Cambridge Audio One + features a front-panel 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of headphone so you can listen to your music privately. Plugging in headphones will automatically mute the receiver's loudspeaker output.

Note: Headphones with an impedance of 32-600 ohms are recommended.

FM Tuner

FM Radio: The Cambridge Audio One + features a built-in FM RDS tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

Preset Tuning: You can store up to 10 FM station presets, which can then be directly accessed.

Mono Mode: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

Telescoping FM Antenna: The unit's built-in tuner features a telescoping FM antenna. This FM antenna can be removed (revealing a 75-ohm coax connector) to connect an optional powered FM antenna.

CD Player

Disc Slot: The Cambridge Audio One + features a build-in CD player with a front-panel, slot-loading (inhaler-type) disc slot.

Note: The unit must be powered On to insert or eject a disc.

Disc Compatibility: The built-in CD player supports playback of CD Audio and finalized CD-R or CD-RW discs (12cm only).

MP3/WMA Playback: The unit's CD player supports playback MP3 (96-320 kbps)/WMA (48-192 kbps) music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs.

Disc Information: This unit can display elapsed track time, reaming track time, track/album number, and artist name for compatible SD/SDHC memory cards and USB devices (if applicable).

Folder Select with Direct Search: You can navigate folders on your inserted MP3/WMA disc. Once you have selected a folder you can enter a track number (from the remote control) to go directly to that track.

Playback Modes: The Cambridge Audio One + offers Repeat (track/folder/all), Random (on/off), and Program playback modes.

Search Modes: The built-in CD player offers the following search modes for finding a desired track on a disc.

  • Fast-Forward/Rewind: You can fast-forward or rewind within a selected CD track.
  • Skip Tracks: You can skip to the next or previous track on a compatible disc.

Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 10 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.

SD-Card/USB Functions

SD-Card Slot: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with a front-panel SD-card slot which will support SD/SDHC memory cards up to 8GB. You can listen to MP3 (96-320 kbps)/WMA (48-192 kbps) music files stored on SD or SDHC memory card. Your SD/SDHC memory card should be formatted in FAT 16/32. The unit can display elapsed track time, reaming track time, track/album number, and artist name.

USB Port: The Cambridge Audio One + features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connecting a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, up to 8GB. You can listen to MP3 (96-320 kbps)/WMA (48-192 kbps) music files stored on your compatible USB memory device (flash-drive or thumb-drive). Your USB memory device should be formatted in FAT 16/32. The unit can display elapsed track time, reaming track time, track/album number, and artist name.

Note: USB devices which contain operating or other backup software, or which are designed to be used in conjunction with a computer running proprietary software may not work.

Folder Select with Direct Search: You can navigate folders on your inserted SD/SDHC memory card or USB memory device. Once you have selected a folder, you can enter a track number (from the remote control) to go directly to that track.

Playback Modes: The Cambridge Audio One + offers Repeat (track/folder/all), Random (on/off), and Program playback modes.

Skip Tracks: You can skip to the next or previous track on a compatible SD/SDHC memory card or USB memory device.

iPod Dock

External iPod Dock: The Cambridge Audio One + includes an external iPod dock for connecting your Apple iPod or iPhone. You are able to listen to music files stored on your iPod/iPhone, control playback functions, and charge the battery.

Note: The external iPod dock includes 2 iPod dock adapter inserts. If the included dock adapters do not fit your iPod/iPhone, use the docking adapter that came with your iPod/iPhone or purchase one through the Apple Online Store.

Audio Playback: The included iPod dock supports audio playback of your docked iPod/iPhone's music, podcast, and audiobook files when connected to the Cambridge Audio One + system.

Note: The iPod dock does not support video or still image transfer. It also does not transmit metadata information to the connected Cambridge Audio One + system. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song/artist information.

Menu Navigation: The Cambridge Audio One + includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of your connected iPod/iPhone. Using the IR remote control, you can navigate your iPod/iPhone's menu and select music by Playlist or Category. You can also select playback functions, such as Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Rewind, Skip (previous/next), and Shuffle/Repeat. You can also continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen to control playback.

Battery Charging: The iPod dock will charge your iPod or iPhone while connected. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The included iPod dock is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to the Cambridge Audio One + system (as of March 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.0 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
4 4.0 Y N Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Connections: The iPod dock features a 30-pin Apple iPod dock connector to dock your compatible iPod or iPhone. It also features an attached 27" cable terminated by a proprietary 9-pin connector which plugs into the unit's rear-panel "DD30 dock" terminal.

Audio Inputs

Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connection of an external audio source, such as a portable MP3 player.

Analog Audio Inputs: The Cambridge Audio One + is equipped with two rear-panel stereo RCA inputs for permanent connection of two additional external audio sources, such as a tape-deck or SACD player.

Tape Output: The unit's stereo RCA tape-output lets you connect an external recording device.

Note: Bass, Treble, and Balance adjustments do not affect the audio signals sent through the unit's Tape output.

Convenience Features

LCD: The Cambridge Audio One + features a front-panel two-line, 16-character, white-backlit LCD. You can adjust the unit's LCD brightness between Bright or Dim.

Clock: The Cambridge Audio One + features a 12-hour clock display.

Alarm: The unit's Alarm function will turn on the system at a chosen time. You can select the wake-up time, FM station, and volume level. You can also select how often the Alarm is used (Once, Everyday, or Off).

Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer will turn off the unit after a selected interval. You can choose between 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Cambridge Audio One + and your connected iPod or iPhone.

Note: The remote operates off of 3 "AAA" batteries (included).

 
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Cambridge Audio One+

Written By John A, Clifton Park, NY on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Superp sound & packed with features! It seems as thougth the folks over in the UK wanted to build a unit with as many new features as possible, but really haven't had the time to go back and refine things. This unit has extremely low THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) which allows you to turn it up more, and sounds better than other units with 2x the power. I love the RDS (Radio Data Service) that displays artist & title. To get that feature in a stereo along with a great amp, alarm clock, USB port & a CD that reads MP3-encoded CD's, you'd have to spend $799 + up.
Pros:
RDS, very low %THD, reads SD cards, USB sticks & MP3-encoded CDs.
Cons:
Functions are still primitive: (1) You can not scroll through sub-directories & view the songs. (2) It only displays the folder number instead of the folder name. (3) It tunes in 100kHz increments instead of 200kHz increments (ie. xxx.1, xxx.2 & xxx.3 instead of xxx.1, xxx.3 & xxx.5) (4) The clock is in a 24-hour format, so it'll display 18:25 instead of 6:25pm (5) I had to return my unit in less than a week because the display would keep shutting off.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Bang for the Buck

Written By Desert Rat in AZ, Apache Junction, AZ on Monday, March 04, 2013
 
I was looking for something with less "boxed" sound than the Bose and in the same price range with iPod docking and a CD player.. Finally found it (and more) with this Cambridge Audio unit. I run it as a 2.1 with a Cambridge sub and 2 PSB speakers. The sound is pretty amazing and surprisingly accurate for such a small unit. When I am again in the market for a new home theater system, you can bet your sweet bippy I will look at Cambridge Audio units.
Pros:
everything about it
Cons:
nothing I can think of
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5 out of 5

Awesome Gadget

Written By RP-AVL, Katy, TX on Friday, January 06, 2012
 
Just add a good quality pair of bookshelf speakers and you are sorted with great sound and entertainment with multiple formats, highly recommended.
Pros:
It's an awesome all in one gadget. Small enough to take on your holidays and perfect for the bedroom without your better half getting annoyed with you.
Cons:
Nothing
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1 question already asked

Does the IPhone doc accommodate the iPhone 5 ? [ Jim  Dec 15, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • The iPod dock features a 30-pin Apple iPod dock connector to dock your compatible iPod or iPhone. This is the older style connector and will not work with the iPhone 5. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 16, 2013 ]

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