Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 640C
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Value for money 10
timjeter a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 November 2007
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: 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: wow! clarity great soundstage insturments and vocals feel alive in the room with me. solid construction.huge diiference from the denon dcm 290.i noticed the improvement from the get go. highly recommended. i use this with cambridge AZUR 540A v1 so well matched.and audioquest interconnects(not the super expensive line) also have PSB image B25 speakers also wonderful. playing all kinds of music no faults.modern composition-jazz-rock-electronic-ambient.
Summary: 640c v2 has much better bas than the 640c v1. Huge difference. About other differences I can't tell anything becouse passed to many time. Generally - very good CD player - very clear, detailed with fantastic sound stage - gate to the magic.
Summary: Cambridge Audio Azur 640C Version 2 I was so impressed with the performance of this "budget" CD player I ended up buying two - they're that good. I spent years auditioning many other makes, including Sony, Marantz, Nad and Denon but failed to be fully captivated until I heard the Azur 640 C V2.
Summary: I bought this player to replace a Rotel rcd855 with a Trichord Research Clock 2 that acted as a transport to a Musical Fidelity X-dac(v.1 tube type).The remote control and disc tray had broken,with no chance for spares from Rotel,so a new cdp was the order of the day.'Amp' is a Pioneer A400,again Tom Evans tweaked with the gte modification.Speakers are Dynaudio Audience 40 on Atacama stands After a 72 hour burn-in period,I started listening in earnest.
Summary: Wow just unplugged my pioneer 45a which i use for sacd and dvd and ran my 640 cd v2 through my b&w 805 & pioneer elite receiver it sound is fantastic ! makes me want to listen to all my cd's again !!
Summary: This is a review of both the Cambridge azur 640C and the 640C Version 2. I bought a 640C four months ago with the offer from the retailer that I could return it for the newer model when it was available in the states. 640C – the 640C was a very nice machine for the money. It is forward, clear and exciting, with plenty of rhythmic drive. The bass is a little weak, but the sparkling presentation of the higher registers more than compensate for that.