Cambridge Audio AXA25 Integrated Amplifier
Offering 25 watts of power per channel in a great value package, the AXA25 features a 3.5mm aux input on the front for smartphones and four analogue inputs on the back panel for connecting all your sources.
The AX Series is the new entry level range from Cambridge Audio, the classic British audio brand that’s been tickling audiophile ears for half a century. The AX Series has been designed and engineered in the UK and strikes the perfect note between performance and affordability.
The AXA25 is the entry level amplifier in the range which nevertheless has all the essentials a good amplifier needs. With 25 watts per channel it is based on Cambridge Audio’s tried and true amplifier design elements including an oversize toroidal transformer to make sure the amp has plenty of puff to get your speakers up and partying. The speaker connections are substantial binding posts so thicker gauge wire can be accommodated, although it is also very easy to use 'banana' plugs by removing the plastic inserts at the rear of the terminals.
One way Cambridge have trimmed the price down on the AXA25 is to delete the dedicated phono input. Good sounding phono circuits are not cheap, so wise thinking in design has left it out and that's not necessarily a negative because you can still connect a Turntable via a pair of the rear line-level inputs. However, you will need to use a Turntable with a built-in phono pre-amp or a 'normal' turntable and separate phono pre-amp. That will still leave you with three pairs of stereo line-level connections on the rear for connecting all your other sources. Also on the rear panel is a useful USB input for things like Google Chromecast devices and on the front, a convenient 3.5mm input for smartphones. Balance, bass and treble controls help with tailoring the sound to your liking, and these can be quite useful if the track you're playing isn't the best. This sleek looking amplifier is housed in a substantial chassis which sports a stylish thick grey front panel which looks great in any interior. Also, easy to see the controls!
More Reasons To Buy
Cambridge are known for their beautiful Hi-Fi components and there is no exception with the AX Series. The AX Series pairs high quality with outstanding value for money and is the perfect way for the Hi-Fi curious to build their first stacking separates system. Taking design cues from Cambridge's award-winning Edge and CX ranges, Cambridge have designed the AX Series components to be a straightforward introduction to Great British Sound.
25 Watts (into 8 Ohms)
<0.015% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power <0.15% 20Hz – 20kHz, 80% of rated power <0.1% 20Hz – 20kHz @ 10W
(-3dB) 10Hz - 30kHz
Shelving, ultimate boost/cut +/- 5.5dB @ 20Hz and 20kHz
4x RCA, 1 x 3.5mm Aux input (front panel)
Speakers, Rec Out, USB 5V power
83 x 430 x 340mm (3.3 x 16.9 x 13.4”)