Another Cambridge problem question!


Standard Member
Hi there.

Having done battle to get onto this forum it looks like there are plenty of bright sparks out there. So, here is my problem: I have a Cambridge A5 - a few years old used with some pretty ancient Wharfdale speakers. On Sunday - and I would like to blame a child who was here - the amplifier stopped working. There was no sudden increase in volume so I don't know if I can blame the innocent child(!). There is no power light coming on but when you switch on the amp, you can hear a humming sound - a bit like it is straining to turn on.

Has anybody got any idea if it is knackered? I would hugely appreciate any advice [I live miles from any audio mending shops].

Thanks in advance,



Distinguished Member
As the A5 is a stereo amplifier and not a AV amp/receiver, I will move this thread to the HiFi Section for you.

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