Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 540C
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Value for money 2
SDB a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
13 November 2013
Summary: Bad machine! Don't buy! I bought two 540C. They both started rotating between all sorts of problems from Tray getting stuck, Tray not closing, Not being able to read a perfectly healthy disc etc. In fact a third one was tested and showed the same symptoms.
Summary: The Cambridge Audio 540C might be dissapointing if you dont do the following things- -Let it play for about 200 hours before making assessment -Use really good interconnects.I bought some $200 osborne cables and the sound improved %200.IN particular bass became much more defined and powerful.
Summary: I bought a used 540C on Ebay for $102.00, shipped, back in early '09. It was mated to an old Arcam AVR100 and Monitor Audio RS-6 speakers, Straightwire MusicCable IC's and AQ Jade Hyperlitz speaker cables.
Summary: Paired with NAD T741 Amplifier and Q-Acoustic 1050 3 way floorstanders. This player does not do low frequencies. After 1.5 years of trying to like it, and only recently enjoying it by turning the bass on my Nad t741 amp up to 8, I've decided I've had enough.
Summary: I purchase this CD player to replace an aging 18 year old carver TL-3300. My system is made of a pair of Vandersteen 2CE, an Audio Refinement Pre-5 and a Bryston 3B amp. I wanted to replace this carver CD player which was the weak link of my system.
Excerpt: The 540c is part of range of home CD players and ampifiers made by Camebridge Audio. The CD player is a mid-range model, but that does not mean that it has a bad sound, indeed, the sound quality is very good. The 540c comes in a white cardboard box with …
Summary: This CD player just quit working, completely, mid-CD, after four months of light use. I have to say that this is a dealbreaker for me. I hope others are not having similar problems. I am quite incredulous about this occurance, given that it is supposed to be a fancy audiophile CD player.
Summary: Excellent product @ a great price, dynamics & imaging that I have never heard from my CD collection prior to this. For a person that is in the market for a great CD/DVD player also look @ the 540D @ $259 a real steal as well.
Summary: Let me first start by saying that this is an excellent cd player when mated with the correct gear. I got this cd player about a week ago and I let it burn for about 100 hours before I did any critical listening. This cd player beforms best with warm sounding laid back speakers.