8 crazy instruments invented by famous musicians - BBC Music

From the Pikasso to the Gizmotron, which of these inventions are your favourite?

The best stereo amplifiers of the 21st century

We've been included in the What Hi-Fi? Best Stereo Amplifiers of the 21st Century.

See where the CXA60 and range of other amps fit into the feature in the link below.

Spotify is testing "Sponsored Songs" in playlists

Have you noticed them in any playlists yet?

CXC CD Transport

For those who want to get the most from their CD collection, our CXC CD transport is the perfect separates unit for CD playback.

CD transports work slightly differently to regular CD players, see how in our CXC video.

http://bit.ly/29Vm8p8

Digital Pre-Amplifiers

Looking to explore our Digital Preamplifiers or not sure what one is?

Here's everything you need to know and what makes our units so good!

http://bit.ly/1XRUEmU

Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall

Nothing to watch tonight? We recommend checking this out on BBC iPlayer.

Digital Inputs in Amplifiers – Why Do We Need Them?

When listening habits change over time, we have to make sure we cater for them. Which is why we include digital inputs in our amplifiers.

Here's why it's of the upmost importance to add digital inputs in our amplifiers and how best to benefit from them.

http://bit.ly/2s1Qwbl

The 100 Greatest Movies

Empire Magazine have released their 100 greatest movies of all time list. Has your favourite made the cut?

Timeline Photos

Our stand was looking good at the In Home Expo in Hong Kong looked over the weekend! #BritishSound

Light It Up - The Second Sons | Richer Unsigned

The Second Sons performed an awesome set at last months Richer Unsigned lunchtime session at Melomania!

Yet to give them a listen? Check out their song 'Light It Up' and kick start your #MondayMotivation!

http://bit.ly/2ssvDZo

Yamaha & Cambridge Audio TV5 Best In Choice Soundbar Shootout | channelnews

"An excellent choice for anyone looking for a high performance soundbar”

Very pleased with the TV5s outcome in Choice Magazines testing of soundbars and soundbases. Full article below!

Which of your favorite albums is hard for you to look at?

Here's something for a Friday lunchtime discussion. Which albums you love have terrible cover art?

Timeline Photos

Whilst at the Los Angeles Audio Show our very own Gregg Chopper guested on the Beginner Audiophile podcast, talking about our signature British Sound and the CX Series.

You can hear his full interview at around 01:02 into the show. Head to the link below or search in your preferred podcast app.

http://beginneraudiophile.com/

Metal Mash Up, a playlist by Cambridge Audio on Spotify

To those heading to Download Festival weekend, we salute you!

If you're not, you could always crack on our Metal Mash Up playlist and have a stomp around your living room.

http://spoti.fi/1SAbpic

Cambridge's 'TVB2': A Feature Packed Soundbar That Won't Break The Bank

"The TVB2 is a nicely put together soundbar which could truly become the centrepiece of your home entertainment system."

The team at Boss Hunting have given their views on our TVB2 soundbar, check out their full review below.

Transformers Part 3: Why we use Toroidal Transformers

The third and final part of our Transformer video series takes a more in depth look at the Toroidal Transformer.

Find out why we try to use them wherever possible, the benefits of using them and how they're vital for achieving the best possible sound.

http://bit.ly/29TNqkS

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

We had a great time at the Los Angeles Audio Show over the weekend. Big thanks to everyone that stopped by our stand for a listen and a chat!

In case you missed it, Great British Sound is now in America.

We recently announced the opening of our American HQ based in the home of the blues, Chicago Illinois. Our brand new stateside base allows us to get closer to our customers in the USA and share our renowned 'British Sound'.

With such a rich music heritage, it's the perfect home from home. Check out our video exploring the amazing city.

Great British Sound... Now in America | Cambridge Audio

Great British Sound... Now in America.

Cambridge Audio are proud to announce our American HQ based in the home of the blues, Chicago Illinois. Our brand new stateside base allows us to get closer to our customers in the USA and share our renowned 'British Sound'.

Check out our video exploring the cities amazing blues and jazz scene and rock and roll heritage that makes Chicago a perfect home from home.

http://bit.ly/2qFgEGt

10 Great Movies About Rock Bands You May Have Missed

Some great movies on this list! Has your favourite missed out?

Stageside | Clean Cut Kid

The full-length Clean Cut Kid feature from the guys at London Instagram is now up and live, which features a blinder of a set at our Melomania venue last month. Check out the video and enjoy!

Los Angeles Audio Show | Home

We're back in the USA this weekend at the Los Angeles Audio Show! If you're in California make sure you stop by room 446 and say hi!

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – It was fifty years ago today…

With the release of the 50th deluxe anniversary boxset of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band last week, we thought we'd join in the celebrations of the amazing album with a recap in blog form!

We've revisited the album to see why it was such an incredible release that easily stands the test of time.

http://bit.ly/2shCYag

Transformers Part 2: Toroidal Transformers

Here's part two of our Transformers video series and this time we're looking at Toroidal Transformers.

We look at how it differs to the EI Transformer and how they're constructed.

http://bit.ly/2ac3bju

Next up for our Richer Unsigned session, The Second Sons.

Live from Melomania another Richer Unsigned session, this week with WAX!

The Topaz Series

Know someone who's hi-fi curious? The Topaz range is perfect for beginners looking to invest in their first stack of separates without compromising on quality.

We've redesigned our Topaz page to help newcomers navigate the wonderful and sometimes confusing world of hi-fi by going back to the basics. Head to the page below:

http://bit.ly/2qj2Q4Z

How Should You Stack Your Hi-Fi Units?

Not everyone has the luxury of isolating each unit in their hi-fi system, so stacking it is the next best thing to do.

Check out our guide on best practice for stacking units in your hi-fi system.

Beatle overboard! The best, and worst, rock star film cameos

Hit us with your favourite/worst music star film cameos!

Transformers Part 1: EI Transformers

Part one of our Transformers video series looks at the most commonly used component used in the world of hi-fi, the EI Transformer.

Our video takes you through what it does, why it's important and why it's so commonly used.

http://bit.ly/2aaIPL7

The extraordinary, untold story of the world's weirdest record label - BBC Music

A fascinating read on 'BBC Records', a label with a very diverse record catalogue.

Amplifier or Receiver - Which Should I Choose?

For those putting together their first hi-fi, the difference between an amplifier and a receiver can sometimes get a bit confusing...

Our latest blog looks at the features of both units, the differences between them and which one you should consider including in your system.

http://bit.ly/2pQoQ7a

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

Hey Munich, we're at the High End Show all weekend long with plenty of hi-fi and audio goodness on show. The sun's out so make sure you stop by and say hello.

Oh yeah... we also brought a Great British Bus!

Chris Cornell, former Soundgarden singer, dies aged 52

We're deeply saddened to hear this news. RIP.

File Formats and CODECs

Struggling to get your head around the various types of digital formats available to you?

Check out our video that takes you the main three types of compression and their differences, how lossless works and why you need good metadata in your music files.

http://bit.ly/1WvuGVo

SE1

In case you missed it, our in-ear monitors the SE1s are back in the UK!

They were launched last year on a ‘pay what you choose’ basis to raise money for Youth Music. Thanks to their overwhelming success, the SE1s are back in the UK with 50% of the proceeds going to Youth Music.

Head to the SE1 page for full details: http://bit.ly/2pbZULk

Cambridge Audio Azur 851N review | TrustedReviews

"The Azur 851N is an accomplished network streamer, with amazing specs and build quality."

An awesome 4½ stars for the 851N Network Player from the team at TrustedReviews. Check out the full review below.

Cambridge Audio at Axpona 2017 - Great British Sound is coming...

Great British Sound is coming to America.

We headed stateside to AXPONA Audio Expo North America 2017 in Chicago to demonstrate and share our renowned 'British Sound' with friends and audio enthusiasts in the USA.

Keep an eye out for the full video coming soon...

http://bit.ly/2r2RKkA

Zune Forever: The Diehards Still Obsessed With Microsoft’s Colossal Failure

Any of our followers ever a fan of the Zune?

Cambridge Audio at Axpona 2017 - Great British Sound is coming...

Great British Sound is coming to America.

We headed stateside to AXPONA Audio Expo North America 2017 in Chicago to demonstrate and share our renowned 'British Sound' with friends and audio enthusiasts in the USA.

Keep an eye out for the full video coming soon...

http://bit.ly/2r2RKkA

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

Shout out to the awesome Clean Cut Kid for playing tracks from their new album 'Felt' at Melomania on Sunday.

They're playing live tonight at Scala in London so if you're around and free, we highly recommend heading down!

CXA60 vs CXA80 – The Differences and Upgrade Path

Need a new amplifier for your hi-fi system? Either of the amps in our CX range are ideal choices for improving your sound.

But what's the difference between the CXA60 and CXA80? We've outlined them all in our latest blog piece.

http://bit.ly/2q6UdhH

In full, on vinyl, no talking: have we lost the art of listening to music?

A great read. Who has been to one of these listening sessions?

SE1 - In-ear headphones

We've reissued a fan favourite. Please welcome back the SE1s.

Last year we launched the in–ear monitors on a ‘pay what you choose’ basis to raise money for Youth Music. Thanks to their overwhelming success, the SE1s are back on sale in the UK with 50% of the proceeds going to Youth Music.

Head to the SE1 page for full details: http://bit.ly/2pbZULk

Sunday afternoon session with Clean Cut Kid.

Timeline Photos

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our success at last night's The National Arts Fundraising School EMCEES Awards, picking up a prize for last year's SE1 in-ear monitors campaign with Youth Music.

50 great albums for audiophiles

How many of these have you listened to?

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