Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 640C
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Value for money 4
MsJ. a Casual Listener, Audio Review
13 December 2011
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: 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: 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: After reading quite a few rave reviews, and some critical ones, I decided to give this cdp a shot. I've had a Denon 1560 for probably 9-10 years, so I figured technology has advanced enough to offer a distinct enough sound upgrade to warrant a new player. Before purchasing the CA 640, I told the salesman I was concerned about audible transformer humming point blank, after reading some reviews in this forum.
Summary: I went through three of these before giving up. Loved the sound coming out of my speakers, but hated the extraneous noises coming out of the player: excessive mechanical whir from the transport mechanism and/or loud electrical hum from the power supply. I think Cambridge has some quality control issues that need addressing. While they're working on those, I will be trying out ARCAM.