Less Than $350 Gets You an Audiophile-Quality Entry-Level Integrated to Suit All Practical Needs: Topaz AM10 Even Has Built-In Phonostage
If you're looking for an entry-level audiophile integrated amplifier that never gets ruffled, Cambridge Audio's Topaz AM10 should end your search. It puts out an impressive 35 watts per channel and boasts a serious hi-fi pedigree that puts far pricier competitors to shame.
"Both Topaz rookies are rock-solid units that provide a rewarding array of the musical thrills and finesse you'd expect when getting started in the high end. No little leaguers here."
– The Absolute Sound
In addition to impressive power, Topaz AM10 displays impressive control and sonically minded design choices. Topaz AM10 even uses toroidal transformers, usually only seen in high-end separates, to more accurately channel extra power. This means not only far better bass response, but also a deeper, richer reproduction of your music. And while most budget amps hide a plastic case behind a metal front, Topaz AM10 claims an all-metal case to minimize vibration and maximize music purity.
A built-in phonostage, you ask? Yep, it's here, so you can instantly connect a turntable. There's even a direct input on the front for plugging in iPod, smartphone, or MP3 player. Five rear-panel inputs let you hook up a CD player, tuner, DVD player, Blu-ray transport, or TV.
With Topaz AM10, Cambridge Audio thought of everything you need in an entry-level integrated that, in spite of its low price, is a bona fide audiophile component. Whether you need it for an office, den, bedroom, dorm room, or living room, Topaz AM10 will not disappoint.