Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 640C
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Value for money 8
twc644 a AudioPhile, Audio Review
29 December 2012
Summary: Sounds ok in stock form.I opened mine up and was shocked at the site of cheap deplorable Chinese capacitors Cambridge loaded on the main,dac,and servo board.Well,I replaced over 90% of the capacitors with much better quality brands.The player now sounds like it should in my opinion Bass is much tighter and smoother.Treble is cleaner and emits more micro detail from recordings.It's really worth the effort to do this with this model cd player due to the dual Wolfson...
Summary: Azur 340 cd player, laser not working after 4years, not often used so looking for a replacement to add to tuner and amp, any suggestions on a cd player that would go with tuner and amp. What brands and good price range. Not confident with Cambridge being faulty after minimal use. Melbourne Australia.
Summary: I was very pleased with the sound - very detailed and clean, with no harshness or otherwise grating high ends, and would give this model the highest rating for value and be 110% satisfied if not for the pesky detail of "product reliability." I would expect the unit to have a lifespan of more than 4 years; instead it simply stopped playing mid-disc (disc appears to be playing fine, but no audio output).
Summary: The Azur 640C V.2 is a pretty good player for the price. Build quality (at least from feel and weight) is good. The player's remote is great for the price and operationally the player is good. The sound is laid back but with fair rhythmic integrity. It has a really nice tone and will play any genre of music well. The midrange is its best talent.
Summary: I need to preface this review by saying I have the 640C v.2. It is the second generation of the product described in the previous reviews. Secondly the dropscreen prompting a model year did not give 2007 as an option. So I indicated 2006 which is incorrect. Getting down to the nuts and bolts this is a great CD player. After a burn-in of about 150 hours it produces a very smooth and laid back sound. It does not suffer from being overly bright.
Summary: Arrived defective out of the box. Both the salespeople and friends in the business have told me that the ribbon connectors are flimsy and often break in transit. Error messages common regardless of quality of the CD inserted.
Summary: I brought my 640c V2 less than a month ago & as soon as I got it connected, I was hooked on the clarity & depth it brought to so many CDs - I felt like I was rediscovering my music collection. However, after one week the left channel stopped working. I took it back to Richer Sounds who expressed their suprise. Two weeks later and the replacement has developed the same fault.
Summary: very detailed,may shame some sacd players in details and dynmics. it may sound thin and flat to some but that is what should be the freqency response of a cdp. very much a 3d sounstage with very clear noiselessness. brings the details which were previously faint. try diana krall love sceans cd , you will realize the abilty of this player to make every thing lifelike. at this price nothing can match.
Summary: very detailed.very good sound staging.tried diana krall love sceans album, felt like diana singing in the room itself. plenty of air,seperation. good for every kind of music.detail and clarity wise it beats some sacd players also.
Summary: As I readsome of the reviews for this player by the so called professional reviewers, I read comments like shallow soundstage, with somewhat harsh highs, and tonally thin. I guess that’s why reviews are subjective because I don’t get that with this player, my NAD C272 integrated amp, and my Definitive Technology BP7006 speakers. The soundstage is huge, extending at least three feet beyond the speakers with very good depth.