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: 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.
Summary: As I read 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 and my NAD C272 integrated amp and my Definitive Technology BP7006 speakers. The soundstage is outstanding, extending at least three feet beyond the speakers. Depth too is very good, with very good (not excellent) layering.
Summary: I have listened to many cd players under $1000. I was looking for a cd player to replace my aging Marantz 63SE, it has a magnificient musical mid band and excellent deep soundstaging. I have B&W speakers, rotel and nad power amps, and a valve pre. The Rotel 1072 it sounded a bit bland-rolled off at the top end, the Marantz cd7300 had a wide soundstage, not deep- timing is slow and therefore you can lose interest, the Marantz cd6000ose was bright and fatigueing.
Summary: I have owned the V2 version of this CD player for 7 months. I have experienced no difficulties with it at all. I bought it to replace my Yamaha CDC-705 that was about 12 years old. The sound quality was immediately apparent and amazing. I appreciate the clarity of the sound reproduction when the music gets busy and dynamic with lots of instruments, I really think that having separate DAC chips for each channel helps with this because I can easily make out each instrument...
Summary: This is for the version 2 of the 640c. Right of the batt I will state that I have a very high-end system consisting of a New Bryston B100 SST integrated Amp, Totem hawk speakers, Purist Musaeus interconnects, and Kimber 8TC speaker wire. having said all that, I was inclined to think a budget player has no place in my system; I was wrong!! This player is a fantastic buy! It replaced an older NAD player and it's quite an improvement.
Summary: It requires a thorough break-in period. Mine had some quirks with skipping tracks, refusing to play some older CD's. These annoyances slowly disappeared as the unit approached and passed 36 hours of operation. Great piece of audio equipment.
Summary: I bought a new NAD C541 new in May 2001 and realized just a couple of months ago it's over three years old. The way I think about components - that's not really old, but it wasn't the greatest build quality to start off with so was thinking it might be time to replace it. I did a lot of research for single CD players. I didn't really want to change my system sound, didn't want to spend a zillion bucks and didn't want tubes.
Summary: ive only owned this player a short time and have not fully broken it in yet. but it already out performs my last player.it reads cds very quick.has nice detail.very mellow not the harsh treble i used to have.i must admit ive not compared this to alot of expensive players but am very pleased.my system would be considerd mid-fi, but if your looking at this player you probably dont have a $10000. system either.ive read alot of spec.
Summary: Good player, in my opinion definitely better than its Rotel competitor, which downright sucks. I heard this CA also beat the best NAD Cd players in a head to head comparison. Overall Rating (4)= very good product, can't say it was more than I expected but it was very very good at this price All in all I must say that this player sounds very good. I can best describe it as a clean, easy-going sound.