Cambridge T 500

Audiophiler und puristischer Tuner, weitestgehend baugleich mit Creek T-43. Guter Zustand. Auch noch in silber da!!!

Bewertungen im Netz (Audioreview.com):

 
[Jun 07, 2002]
 
 
 
S Nolan
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound. Clean dynamic sound in stereo, no frills ,solid performance, great value.

 

The Cambridge Audio T500 is probably the best FM tuner for the money. It is worth much more than what I paid for it if you are to judge price for quality. I highly recommend this tuner. This is the same equipment as the Creek t43 that costs about $600, but was re-packaged for Cambridge.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MIYAZAKI
 
AudioPhile

Strength:

very transparent and detailed.

 
Compare with similare tuner in the other "audiophile" manufacter and you will find that the T500 is a real bargain
 
 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Oct 05, 2000]
 
 
 
Mike C
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound for the money.


I have the Creek T43. The Cambridge is a clone designed for Cambridge by Michael Creek. Has the same FM Chipset. I've heard both, they sound very similar with good signals, the Creek doing slightly better with weaker ones due partially to the manual override one the tuning and also because the quality of some of the inner capacitors are better. Bass a little better with the Creek.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength:

Great clarity. May be too much if the signal is not pure.

 
Weakness:

Great clarity.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Jan 04, 2002]
 
 
 
Pascal Darasse
 
Audiophile

Strength:

very good clarity

 
 
 
I only listen the FM-band. I connect the tuner to the radio-distribution of my city. I obtain very nice result, specialy with some classical music. It's very amazing to listen to music for which I don't have any CD.



 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 29, 1999]
 
 
 
James
 
an Audiophile

According to my dealer, this is actually a £400 Creek tuner (What Hifi? 5 star product) reboxed and sold by Cambridge Audio. This tuner is good enough for me to believe it. It has no RDS, so if your after convenience look elsewhere. This is a purists radio. Sound quality is very good, and it is especially revealing. If i could pick a fault, it would be the harshness of the sound from many pop orientated FM stations. Not that the tuner is to blame, it is only guilty of being ruthlessly revealing of the harsh, compressed sound that these stations produce.
Not a tuner for casual, background listening.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
 
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Jun 07, 2002]
 
 
 
S Nolan
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound. Clean dynamic sound in stereo, no frills ,solid performance, great value.

 
Weakness:

No LW,MW and SW on US model. When using a Terk Q booster, the single gets too high and bass response gets lost. I think it is more of a problem with indoor antenna and recommend using an outdoor bi-polar.

 

The Cambridge Audio T500 is probably the best FM tuner for the money. It is worth much more than what I paid for it if you are to judge price for quality. I highly recommend this tuner. This is the same equipment as the Creek t43 that costs about $600, but was re-packaged for Cambridge.

 

Similar Products Used:

Bob Carver HR-895 receiver, Luxman Tuner.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 26, 2002]
 
 
 
MIYAZAKI
 
AudioPhile

Strength:

very transparent and detailed.

 
Weakness:

poor remote control

 

have just replaced my Cambridge A500 with a Hartley S150 (french hybride integrated amplifier tub-solid state). The sound of this tuner is now fabulous. Compare with similare tuner in the other "audiophile" manufacter and you will find that the T500 is a real bargain

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Oct 05, 2000]
 
 
 
Mike C
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound for the money.

 
Weakness:

No manual override for the tuning.

 

Well Andrew, the tuner worked fine with an amplified antenna at the store, but not at your house. Did you connect an antenna to it at all??? No tuner will pick up much if anything at all without one connected. And unless you live in an area with lots of stations and great reception you'll need an amplified antenna or a big one on your roof. Silicon "Valley" is over an hour from San Francisco where most of the better stations are, so I am not surprised you could not pick up anything.
I agree that the US Importer Audioplus is not very good at customer service. I have had problems with them to.
I have the Creek T43. The Cambridge is a clone designed for Cambridge by Michael Creek. Has the same FM Chipset. I've heard both, they sound very similar with good signals, the Creek doing slightly better with weaker ones due partially to the manual override one the tuning and also because the quality of some of the inner capacitors are better. Bass a little better with the Creek.
The Creek is 5 Stars, so I'll give the Cambridge 4.

 

Similar Products Used:

Onkyo Integra

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Nov 08, 1999]
 
 
 
Frank Kelly
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great clarity. May be too much if the signal is not pure.

 
Weakness:

Great clarity.

 

For example my wife likes to watch a football game and listen to the local play by play people. THe sound was so good that you could hear the wind in the broadcast booth. Now that is good!!! It pulls out stations with an indoor Terk antenna which is amazing. Great product would highly recommend. By the way play is through a NAD C340 to a set of B&W 602 S speakers.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 29, 1999]
 
 
 
James
 
an Audiophile

According to my dealer, this is actually a £400 Creek tuner (What Hifi? 5 star product) reboxed and sold by Cambridge Audio. This tuner is good enough for me to believe it. It has no RDS, so if your after convenience look elsewhere. This is a purists radio. Sound quality is very good, and it is especially revealing. If i could pick a fault, it would be the harshness of the sound from many pop orientated FM stations. Not that the tuner is to blame, it is only guilty of being ruthlessly revealing of the harsh, compressed sound that these stations produce.
Not a tuner for casual, background listening.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
 
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
AngeloAdam
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sounds great with strong signals. Rotary tuning dial. Price.


 

 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 

Audiophiler und puristischer Tuner, weitestgehend baugleich mit Creek T-43. Guter Zustand.

Bewertungen in Netz (Audioreview.com):

 
[Jun 07, 2002]
 
 
 
S Nolan
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound. Clean dynamic sound in stereo, no frills ,solid performance, great value.

 

The Cambridge Audio T500 is probably the best FM tuner for the money. It is worth much more than what I paid for it if you are to judge price for quality. I highly recommend this tuner. This is the same equipment as the Creek t43 that costs about $600, but was re-packaged for Cambridge.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MIYAZAKI
 
AudioPhile

Strength:

very transparent and detailed.

 
Compare with similare tuner in the other "audiophile" manufacter and you will find that the T500 is a real bargain
 
 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Oct 05, 2000]
 
 
 
Mike C
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound for the money.


I have the Creek T43. The Cambridge is a clone designed for Cambridge by Michael Creek. Has the same FM Chipset. I've heard both, they sound very similar with good signals, the Creek doing slightly better with weaker ones due partially to the manual override one the tuning and also because the quality of some of the inner capacitors are better. Bass a little better with the Creek.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength:

Great clarity. May be too much if the signal is not pure.

 
Weakness:

Great clarity.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Jan 04, 2002]
 
 
 
Pascal Darasse
 
Audiophile

Strength:

very good clarity

 
 
 
I only listen the FM-band. I connect the tuner to the radio-distribution of my city. I obtain very nice result, specialy with some classical music. It's very amazing to listen to music for which I don't have any CD.



 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 29, 1999]
 
 
 
James
 
an Audiophile

According to my dealer, this is actually a £400 Creek tuner (What Hifi? 5 star product) reboxed and sold by Cambridge Audio. This tuner is good enough for me to believe it. It has no RDS, so if your after convenience look elsewhere. This is a purists radio. Sound quality is very good, and it is especially revealing. If i could pick a fault, it would be the harshness of the sound from many pop orientated FM stations. Not that the tuner is to blame, it is only guilty of being ruthlessly revealing of the harsh, compressed sound that these stations produce.
Not a tuner for casual, background listening.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
 
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Jun 07, 2002]
 
 
 
S Nolan
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound. Clean dynamic sound in stereo, no frills ,solid performance, great value.

 
Weakness:

No LW,MW and SW on US model. When using a Terk Q booster, the single gets too high and bass response gets lost. I think it is more of a problem with indoor antenna and recommend using an outdoor bi-polar.

 

The Cambridge Audio T500 is probably the best FM tuner for the money. It is worth much more than what I paid for it if you are to judge price for quality. I highly recommend this tuner. This is the same equipment as the Creek t43 that costs about $600, but was re-packaged for Cambridge.

 

Similar Products Used:

Bob Carver HR-895 receiver, Luxman Tuner.

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 26, 2002]
 
 
 
MIYAZAKI
 
AudioPhile

Strength:

very transparent and detailed.

 
Weakness:

poor remote control

 

have just replaced my Cambridge A500 with a Hartley S150 (french hybride integrated amplifier tub-solid state). The sound of this tuner is now fabulous. Compare with similare tuner in the other "audiophile" manufacter and you will find that the T500 is a real bargain

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Oct 05, 2000]
 
 
 
Mike C
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good sound for the money.

 
Weakness:

No manual override for the tuning.

 

Well Andrew, the tuner worked fine with an amplified antenna at the store, but not at your house. Did you connect an antenna to it at all??? No tuner will pick up much if anything at all without one connected. And unless you live in an area with lots of stations and great reception you'll need an amplified antenna or a big one on your roof. Silicon "Valley" is over an hour from San Francisco where most of the better stations are, so I am not surprised you could not pick up anything.
I agree that the US Importer Audioplus is not very good at customer service. I have had problems with them to.
I have the Creek T43. The Cambridge is a clone designed for Cambridge by Michael Creek. Has the same FM Chipset. I've heard both, they sound very similar with good signals, the Creek doing slightly better with weaker ones due partially to the manual override one the tuning and also because the quality of some of the inner capacitors are better. Bass a little better with the Creek.
The Creek is 5 Stars, so I'll give the Cambridge 4.

 

Similar Products Used:

Onkyo Integra

 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
[Nov 08, 1999]
 
 
 
Frank Kelly
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Great clarity. May be too much if the signal is not pure.

 
Weakness:

Great clarity.

 

For example my wife likes to watch a football game and listen to the local play by play people. THe sound was so good that you could hear the wind in the broadcast booth. Now that is good!!! It pulls out stations with an indoor Terk antenna which is amazing. Great product would highly recommend. By the way play is through a NAD C340 to a set of B&W 602 S speakers.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Mar 29, 1999]
 
 
 
James
 
an Audiophile

According to my dealer, this is actually a £400 Creek tuner (What Hifi? 5 star product) reboxed and sold by Cambridge Audio. This tuner is good enough for me to believe it. It has no RDS, so if your after convenience look elsewhere. This is a purists radio. Sound quality is very good, and it is especially revealing. If i could pick a fault, it would be the harshness of the sound from many pop orientated FM stations. Not that the tuner is to blame, it is only guilty of being ruthlessly revealing of the harsh, compressed sound that these stations produce.
Not a tuner for casual, background listening.

 
 
 
 
 
OVERALL
RATING
4  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
 
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
AngeloAdam
 
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sounds great with strong signals. Rotary tuning dial. Price.


 

 
 
OVERALL
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
VALUE
RATING
5  
 
★★★★★
 
★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preis: 89

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