Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 640C
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Value for money 10
routeman21 a AudioPhile, Audio Review
4 July 2006
Summary: I have to agree with 2 reviewers below with regards to reliability. My Azur 640C, Ver. 2 also has experienced problems with the left channel going dead. I purchased it Jan. 06 and has performed flawlessly until a couple of days ago when the left channel suddenly went dead. I unhooked it, rehooked it & the music in the left channel returned & it's working as I type these words. Strange!!
Summary: Ditto to a couple of the reviews below. Just yesterday while I was playing my Cambridge Audio Azur 640C, Ver.2, the left channel went out. After sending an email to Michael, from tech support at Cambridge Audio, I disconnected it then hooked back up only to hear the left channel working again. It's working fine as I speak. But how long until the next flare up?
Summary: Bought both version 1 and 2 to see what the differences are. There is more clarity in the new version, with a nice clean treble, but it's only really discernible with having the same CD in both players and switching between the sources whilst both are playing. Swapping the disc from one to the other makes the differences very hard to hear. When comparing to my 10 year old Marantz CD46, the difference is more pronounced, but certainly not £250 more pronounced.
Summary: As it happened I had a chance to compare Azur 640C to an old mid-range Sony player and brand new Marantz 7300. 640C has a very clear sound wich at times is somewhat too digital, almost unnatural. Representation of the low frequencies and human voice is better on Marantz, but overall on the amplifier without tone controls 640C sounds significantly clearer than the old Sony and the new 7300 Marantz looses competition when it comes to high frequencies, like these which give...