- Aug 10, 2019
I recently got a new system compising Cambridge A740 amp and C740 CD player, with Tangent Clarity 8 speakers, and I'm well chuffed with it! I do have a question about the amp which I'm hoping some decent soul can help with. Basically, the volume needs to be at least half way round the scale before it produces what I consider a decent volume, despite it being rated at 100wpc. ('decent volume' to me is not deafening, but you need to shout over it) My last amp, an old Audiolab 8000A, produced the same sort of sound level at about 9 o'clock on a similar scale, and it was only 60wpc (I think). I've swapped new amp/old speakers around and vice versa, and the Cambridge needs to be set higher than the Audiolab. It certainly goes plenty loud enough when I turn it up, so I don't think there's a fault with the amp, but I was just wondering if anyone with Cambridge amps had noticed this?