Cambridge Audio TOPAZ AM5 (Black) Stereo Amplifier


Important -

  • the unit will become hot when in use.
  • Do not stack multipleUnits on top of each other.
  • Do not place in an enclosed area such as aBookcase or in a cabinet without sufficient ventilation.
  • Ensure that small objects do not fall through any ventilation grille.
  • If thisHappens, switch off immediately, disconnect from the mains supply andContact your dealer for advice.


  • Choose the installation location carefully.
  • Avoid placing it in direct sunlightOr close to a source of heat.
  • No naked flame sources, such as lightedCandles, should be placed on the unit. Also avoid locations subject toVibration and excessive dust, cold or moisture.
  • The unit can be used in aModerate climate.
  • This unit must be installed on a sturdy, level surface.
  • Do not place in aSealed area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet. Do not place the unit onAn unstable surface or shelf.
  • The unit may fall, causing serious injury to aChild or adult as well as serious damage to the product.
  • Do not place otherEquipment on top of the unit.Due to stray magnetic fields turntables or crt tvs should not be locatedNearby due to possible interference.
  • Electronic audio components have a running in period of around a week(if used several hours per day).
  • This will allow the new components toSettle down, the sonic properties will improve over this time.

Power Sources

  • The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicatedOn the marking label.
  • If you are not sure of the type of power-supply to yourHome, consult your product dealer or local power company.
  • To turn the unit off, switch off at the front panel.
  • If you do not intend toUse this unit for a long period of time, unplug it from the mains socket.


  • Do not overload wall outlets or extension cord as this can result in a riskOf fire or electric shock.
  • Overloaded ac outlets, extension cords, frayedPower cords, damaged or cracked wire insulation, and broken plugs areDangerous.
  • They may result in a shock or fire hazard.Be sure to insert each power cord securely.
  • To prevent hum and noise, doNot bundle the interconnect leads with the power cord or speaker leads.


  • To clean the unit, wipe its case with a dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Do not use anyCleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives. Do not spray anAerosol at or near the unit.

Battery Disposal

  • Please dispose of any discharged batteries according to localEnvironmental/electronic waste disposal guidelines.


  • Before making any connections to loudspeakers, make sure all power isTurned off and only use suitable interconnects.


  • These units are not user serviceable, never attempt to repair, disassembleOr reconstruct the unit if there seems to be a problem.
  • A serious electricShock could result if this precautionary measure is ignored.
  • In the eventOf a problem or failure, please contact your deale



  • Check the impedance of your speakers.
  • You can use types with anImpedance of between 4 and 8 ohms.
  • The red coloured speaker terminals are positive (+) and the black speakerTerminals are negative (-).
  • Make sure correct polarity is maintained atEach speaker connector or the sound can become weak and “phasey”With little bass.

Using Bare Wire Connections

  • Prepare the speaker cords for connection by stripping off approximately10mm (3/8”) or less of the outer insulation.
  • More than 10mm couldCause a short circuit. Twist the wires tightly together so there are no looseEnds.
  • Unscrew the speaker terminal, insert the speaker cable, tightenThe terminal and secure the cable.

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