A&R Cambridge A60 (Arcam) Integrated Amplifier, 1976, made in England

The Arcam A60 Amplifier delivers unsurpassed sound quality and performs with its legendary reliability. It is presented in a highly attractive but appealingly restrained cabinet that will continue to please for years to come. This equipment is genuinely in a class of its own.

The A60 can accept any magnetic or moving coil cartridge. The cartridge may be optimally matched by the addition of a switchable loading module and, in the case of a low output moving coil cartridge, the internally fitted MC 60 pre-amplifier board.

All the inputs to the A60 have high overload margins so that almost any input source can be accepted without distortion. A switchable high frequency filter is fitted to reduce the noise from scratches on old records and stereo FM noise on tuners.

The bass and treble controls have been designed so that deficiencies in some small speakers and cartridges may be corrected without coloration of the mid frequency band. All input sockets have high quality silver plated contacts for minimum noise.

The loudspeakers are connected via heavy duty screw terminals which can accept either bare wires or 4mm plugs. Although the speaker sockets are wired directly to the amplifier outputs to obtain the best possible sound quality, switched outputs are also fitted enabling the speakers to be cut out when headphones are plugged in.

Tape recording outputs are provided from both auxiliary and tape sockets, matching the inputs of both cassette and reel-to-reel recorders. The tape button allows source / tape monitoring of the signal when using a tape recorder with separate record and playback heads, while preset replay level controls are provided so that the A and B levels can be equalised.

The amplifier section of the A60 is designed to ensure distortion free drive to loudspeakers of moderate to high efficiency in the most demanding of home listening environments. Maximum power is typically 40 watts per channel into 8 ohm speakers. Electronic protection in the power output stages safeguards against any incorrect loads or short circuits.

Усилитель который принёс славу и извесность фирме которую теперь мы знаем как ARCAM.Выпускался с 1976 года в Великобритании.

Link: radiomuseum | hifiengineCountry: Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand: A&R Cambridge Ltd. (ARCAM); Waterbeach, Cambridge
Year: 1976 Category: Audio Amplifier or -mixer
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) Semiconductors present.
Wave bands - without
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 234 Volt
Loudspeaker - This model requires external speaker(s).
Power out 80 W (undistorted)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Integrated Amplifier A60 - A&R Cambridge Ltd. ARCAM;
Material Wooden case
Shape Book-shelf unit.

  • 40 watts RMS per channel at 1kHz sine wave into 8 ohms.
  • Harmonic distortion 0.08% at 1kHz up to 35 watts.
  • DIN sockets for Tape, Aux (later CD), tuner and record player with a moving magnet cartridge.
Power output - 50 W into 8 ohm, 70 W into 4 ohm
IHF burst power into 8 ohm typically 60 W (4 ohm typically 90 W).
Distortion - Both channels into 8 ohm; >40 W at 0,2% THD 20 Hz - 20 kHz.
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0,5 -1 dB reference 1 kHz, output falls continuosly beyond these limits
Input sensitivity: MC cartridge: 100μV, MM cartridge: 2 mV
Input noise: MC cartridge: <-63 dB, MM cartridge: <-70 dB
Input Impedance:
MC cartridge: 330 Ω in parallel with 1000pF
MM cartridge: 47 kΩin parallel with 100 pF
Mains Voltage: 240 V nominal, range 190 -255 volts.
Dimensions (WHD) 450 x 60 x 250 mm / 17.7 x 2.4 x 9.8 inch
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 5 kg / 11 lb 0.2 oz (11.013 lb)

Manufacturer A&R Cambridge Limited, Pembroke Avenue, Denny Industrial Estate, Waterbeach, Cambridge CBS 9P8.
Made in UK.

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