If you love your music, choosing a mini hi-fi system traditionally involves a significant compromise. Stylish all-in-one solutions can look OK but ultimate performance and sound quality are all too often lacking. Not with the Cambridge Audio ONE.
The Cambridge Audio ONE is the latest mini hi-fi system creation from the masters of entry-level audio gear. If you're after a system that can handle your digital and analogue sources plus still sound great and not take up too much room, then this is it. Despite its compact size, the Cambridge Audio ONE boasts a powerful 2 x 30 Watt amplifier that can fill a small to medium sized room with ease. Unlike most of the competition, the 30 Watt power rating is quoted at 8 Ohms and not 4 or even 6 Ohms, making it genuinely as powerful as many budget separate amplifiers. As you'd expect from Cambridge Audio, the quality is top notch, too. An oversized toroidal power transformer provides effortless power and dynamics while selected components ensure a low distortion, natural sound quality.
Cambridge Audio SX-50's
Cambridge Audio have a good reputation for making really good "budget" level speakers and the SX-50 is no exception, although you might not think it when looking closely at the SX-50s. Although a "budget" speaker, you might not think it when looking more closely at the SX-50s. The drive units, for example, are not only recessed but also benefit from internal supports. This doesn't just improve the style, it also promotes better sound-staging for a more accurate rendition of the music. The 3-way cable terminals accept bare wire; spade connectors or banana plug and are also gold-plated for a lower resistance connection. Click here to read more.
Premium DAC Technology - Hear Every Detail With Your Favourite Music
In addition to the high quality amplification, the ONE features impressive digital components. A premium Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) ensures that, whatever the digital source, the ONE will do its very best in producing the highest quality audio available at its price.
Thanks to Bluetooth streaming you can connect up a whole host of sources and stream a huge range of music. Connect your smartphone or tablet and, as well as just your stored music library, you can take advantage of streaming music services such as Spotify. Alternatively, connect your compatible PC, Mac or Laptop by Bluetooth and access a potentially huge range of stored music.
Front Panel USB Audio
For the highest quality sound from your PC or laptop, there's a USB Audio connection available. This bypasses the soundcard in your computer and uses the superior processing power of the ONE for superb sound quality. In addition to this, a second USB is also provided for charging your mobile devices.
Optical And Coaxial Digital Inputs
Making the most of the superior quality built-in DAC is easy thanks to both optical and coaxial digital inputs. Connect up your games console, TV, set-top box, Blu-ray player or a myriad of other devices with digital outputs for the highest resolution, digital sound quality. In addition to these sockets the ONE also provides a front-mounted, 3.5mm socket and 1 pair of RCA jacks at the rear for any line-level analogue sources you may have.
Note: The ONE does not have a dedicated phono input. If you wish to play vinyl records you will need either a Record Player with a built-in phono pre-amp or a separate phono pre-amp with RCA cables
CD Player And DAB Radio
As well as a comprehensive range of connectivity, the ONE system also features an impressive sounding single CD player. As you'd expect from Hi-Fi experts like Cambridge Audio, the CD player is of premium quality. Making use of the excellent Wolfson DAC, the sound quality is dynamic and precise, yet never harsh. The player is also compatible with discs containing MP3 and WMA audio files. The ONE also comes equipped with a top notch radio tuner which has both the latest DAB+ and FM tuners, thus giving you the choice of listening to a wide range of radio stations whether analogue or digital, national or local.
Superior Build Quality
Cambridge Audio are well renowned for their quality construction and the ONE system is no exception. The all metal casing is both low resonance and rigid; ideal for reducing the chances of mechanical or electrical interference. Supplied with the unit is a solid and easy to operate Navigator remote that gives total control over all features and all from the comfort of your favourite sofa...or bed.
Note: The main unit is also available in white. Please call us if you would like to order the complete system with a white control unit and walnut coloured speakers.
You won’t believe your eyes – or ears! – when you see how much the ONE system manages to achieve from just three compact boxes. The muscular 30 Watt per channel integrated amplifier matched to a premium-grade front load CD player with repeat, shuffle and track programme functions is quite amazing. It also handles discs containing WMA and MP3 files offering full text readout. With all this and much more, the One system offers a unique blend of true hi-fi performance, styling and incredible value. The main unit is just 230mm wide and looks as cool as it sounds in any home. The SX-50 speakers are well finished off and of course we like the fact that the rear terminals accept both decent speaker cable and banana plugs which although not essential, do ensure a proper fit as well as minimising any problems due to stray strands of copper coming into contact from each terminal which of course cause "terminal" damage to the amplifier! The package includes 4 metres of decent quality cable. If you need more, please give us a call to place your order.
- Design: Micro Hi-Fi System with Speakers and Speaker cable (4 metres)
- Power Output: 2 x 30 Watts RMS (20Hz-20kHz) at 8 Ohms
- Frequency Response: 5Hz - 50kHz (+0.5dB)
- S/N Ratio (A weighted): >92dB relative to max output
- Bluetooth: Enjoy music from your smartphone; tablet
- Radio: DAB+ & FM Tuner
- DAC: Wolfson WM8728 24-bit/96kHz DAC
- Tone Controls: Bass & Treble
- CD Player: Front loading single CD
- Connectivity: Coaxial digital input; optical digital input; USB input; subwoofer output
- Line Level Input: Use for any high output source component.
- Headphone Jack: 1 x 3.5mm (mini)
- Centre Unit Speaker Terminals: Bare wire or banana plugs
- Dimensions (WxHxD) Centre Unit: 230 x 112 x 295mm
- Speakers: 2-Way bookshelf
- Enclosure: Bass reflex/rear ported type
- Finish: Imitation Walnut
- Speaker Terminals: Bare wire; spade connectors or banana plugs
- Dimensions (WxHxD) Speakers: 161 x 225 x 240mm
- Nett Weight: 3.0kg each
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years on Electronics; 5 Years on Speakers
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.