Phono Pre-Amp: The Cambridge Audio CP2 phono pre-amplifier has been
designed to complement a wide range of MM (moving magnet) and MC (moving coil) turntables. This
high-quality pre-amplifier contains the amplification required to enable you to
connect your MM or MC turntable to your integrated amplifier, stereo receiver, or home
theater receiver. Some integrated amplifiers and receivers are already able to
support turntable connections, but these built-in phono pre-amplifiers are
out-performed by the Cambridge Audio CP2. Connected using a stereo audio
interconnect cable, the CP2 is set-up in minutes allowing you to appreciate
stunning clarity, musicality, and resolution from all your vinyl recordings.
MM (Moving Magnet) & MC (Moving Coil) Compatible: The
Cambridge Audio CP2 is MM (Moving Magnet) & MC (Moving Coil) Compatible. The CP2
phono pre-amplifier is fitted with a set of stereo RCA inputs to connect your MM
(moving magnet) turntable, and a set of stereo RCA inputs to connect your MC
(moving coil) turntable. There is a MM/MC switch on the rear-panel to select
which type of turntable you have.
Note: Moving Coil cartridges found in high-end audiophile turntables
offer more accuracy and detail than Moving Magnet.
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
- "Class A" + RIAA EQ: The CP2 phono pre-amplifier
utilizes a single-ended "Class A" gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA
equalization for excellent sound quality. Multi-parallel capacitors achieve
exceptional RIAA accuracy of only 0.3dB, up to 50kHz.
- Discrete Transistors: The Cambridge Audio phono
pre-amplifier uses discrete transistors for the input stages, instead of the
more common integrated circuits which can cause interference and distortion. The CP2 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the
signal without distorting it.
Balance Control: The CP2 phono pre-amplifier offers Balance Control for fine correction of cartridge imbalance.
This control allows you to make fine adjustments to the relative output levels
of the left and right channels. In the central position the output from each
channel is equal.
Subsonic Filter: The Cambridge Audio CP2 features a subsonic
filter to remove the unwanted and disruptive effects "rumble" of low-frequency
energy caused by vinyl imperfections.
RCA Input/Output: The Cambridge Audio CP2 phono
pre-amplifier is fitted with two sets of stereo RCA inputs to connect your MM
(moving magnet) or MC (moving coil) cartridge turntable. The CP2 is also fitted with a
set of stereo RCA outputs to connect your turntable and the pre-amplifier to the
line-level inputs on your home receiver or integrated amplifier.
Note: Do not connect the CP2 to a "Phono
Input" on a receiver or amplifier.
Ground Terminal: The CP2 has a turntable ground, in case
your turntable has a separate ground lead. This provides shielding to the
tone-arm and the sensitive circuitry in the turntable.
All Metal Chassis: The Cambridge Audio CP2 phono
pre-amplifier features an acoustically damped full metal chassis with a thick
brushed aluminum front-panel.
Power Switch: The Cambridge Audio CP2 features a
front-panel power switch to turn the unit On/Off; this allow energy consumption
to be zeroed when not in use.
External AC Adapter: The Cambridge Audio CP2 phono
pre-amplifier includes an external AC power supply.
- Input: 120V AC, 60Hz
- Output: 12V - 500mA
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