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?

Here's 17 Record Stores You Should Visit Before You Die

Good to know if you're off on your holidays soon!

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (M) speakers review - wireless and woven for stereo sound

"A great choice for anyone who wants good quality audio combined with a stylish piece of kit."

Big thanks to the team at Mirror Tech for a great review of the Yoyo (M) Bluetooth speaker. Click the link for the full review.

http://bit.ly/2pvAy9s

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

We had another cracking Richer Unsigned lunchtime session last week with the brilliant John Joseph Brill and returning CA favourites, Jim and Sam.

Keep an eye out for videos of the event coming soon.

Coming to you live from Melomania, John Joseph Brill

AXPONA 2017: Cambridge Audio Listening Room Tour

Miss us at AXPONA Audio Expo North America? Here's a quick video tour of our listening room from the weekend.

Big thanks to everyone that stopped by for a beer!

#AXPONA

Back to the future: 10 retro BBC clips about music technology - BBC Music

A great trip down memory lane thanks to the beeb!

Ben Paveley - I Tried | Richer Unsigned Sessions

Stressful Monday back at work? No worries, we have something to help you through the afternoon.

Mellow out with the fantastic Ben Paveley from last month's Richer Unsigned lunchtime session. Keep an eye our next one coming soon!

http://bit.ly/2ombtPx

Phono Stages

Vinyl lovers, we wish you a happy #RecordStoreDay! We hope you've managed to get your hands on the records you need for your collection.

Enhance the sound of your wax and bring a phono stage into the mix. You can check out our full range below.

http://bit.ly/2oR31X8

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

Great British Sound, now in Chicago!

We're here in Chicago for AXPONA 2017 all weekend! If you're here make sure you stop by room 344 and try out some Cambridge Audio kit and experience some British Sound.

#AXPONA

How to Take Care of your Vinyl Collection

Planning on emptying your wallet for some vinyl goodness this weekend? We don't blame you, it is #RecordStoreDay weekend after all!

Here's our guide to keeping your new #RSD purchases and the rest of your collection in top shape.

http://bit.ly/2a5a2KP

Prince: 12 things we've learned since his death - BBC News

We can't believe it's been a year already.

Timeline Photos

This week's #ThrowbackThursday is throwing all the way back to our first product, the iconic P40 amplifier released in 1968.

50 Years of Chicago Sound, a playlist by Cambridge Audio on Spotify

Hey USA, we're going to be in Chicago this weekend at the AXPONA Audio Expo North America with plenty of Cambridge Audio products on show!

To celebrate, we've put together a Spotify playlist covering 50 years of amazing tracks hailing from the Illinois and Chicago areas. Give it a listen!

http://spoti.fi/2pvVsGA

Boom City

Check out the awesome Jon1st doing what he does best in our Melomania space! Keep an eye out on our socials for more upcoming videos and goings on from our London venue.

Timeline Photos

We're very proud of our success at last week's Brand Film Festival picking up the bronze award for our Story of British Sound Video with Beast Branded Content.

Haven't seen it yet? Where have you been?! Click the link below and give it a watch:

http://bit.ly/2bepHvb

This Tri-Art bamboo turntable is an eco-friendly way to enjoy your vinyl

A record player for the vinyl loving eco-warrior in all of us!

CAP5 Amplifier Protection System

Some of our amplifiers have our unique CAP5 protection system in place to stop you from damaging your audio equipment.

There are five different methods that CAP5 uses to do this, give our video a watch to see what they are and how your hi-fi can benefit from them.

http://bit.ly/1U1c2aj

Michael Douglas: how we made One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

A really great read on a cinematic classic!

Stageside | The Second Sons

Last week we had the amazing The Second Sons perform a rowdy set in our Melomania venue as part of the @London Instagram #Stageside series.

You can check out the full video below!

http://bit.ly/2pttnvY

Radio 3 Concert Sound

Lossless FLAC streaming of BBC Radio 3 is here with their Concert Sound stream thanks to the team at BBC Taster. And it’s coming to our CXN and 851N network players!

We’re looking for CXN/851N users to trial this service using their network players via an update to their StreamMagic software. You’ll also gain access to other high-quality streams on offer from the BBC.

For a chance to be involved, please email your player's Unit ID to: betatesting@cambridgeaudio.com with the subject line ‘BBC Radio 3 Trial’.

Photos from Cambridge Audio's post

We had an AMAZING time at Flying Vinyl Festival 2017 on Saturday! Big thanks to Flying Vinyl for having us and to anyone who popped by our stand for a chat about all things hi-fi.

We'll be contacting the winner of our competition soon so if you signed up on the day, keep an eye on your inbox!

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (S) Bluetooth speaker review • GadgetyNews

"It looks a class above many other Bluetooth speakers thanks to its sheepy outerwear. Underneath it packs the tech to provide a big, rich sound."

Thanks to the team at GadgetyNews for their great review on the Yoyo (S). Check out their full verdict below!

http://bit.ly/2nZA4pb

Our Guide to USB Audio - Why Should I Use it?

Do you frequently listen to music from your laptop or computer? One way of getting the most from your files is by using USB audio.

Here's everything you need to know about USB audio and how a USB DAC can vastly improve your music.

http://bit.ly/1TBKSRR

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