Reviews and Problems with Cambridge Audio Azur 651C
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MSRP is a little overpriced but at 25% off it was a great deal and probably the best CD player in that ...
Bob ground, Amazon
25 December 2014
Summary: Very smooth transport mechanism - and between tracks it is absolutely silent! No perceptible sound. MSRP is a little overpriced but at 25% off it was a great deal and probably the best CD player in that price range.
Summary: As I previously owned the Azur 640C CD player and upgraded to the Azur 650C, I thought I'd make fellow consumers and audiophiles aware of some serious problems regarding the Cambridge Audio company.
Summary: I have been listening to this outstanding unit for two weeks now and it seems to sound better every day as it gets burned in. I am so impressed that when it's time to upgrade my receiver I am going with Cambridge Audio via Crutchfield.
Pros: Twin DACs provide an enveloping wide AND deep sound stage, almost 3D like Accurate, tight, deep bass Natural defined vocals Noise & Distortion undetectable Classy silver audiophile remote
Summary: I connected this CD with my Pioneer Elite SX-A9MK2K power amplifier with the same toroidal transformers the result is superior sound you'll hear clear hjgh frequencies and thunderous bass but noise free in a small package.
Summary: I have only owned this player for a few days, but have used it many hours each day. It is paired with B&K pre and Marantz power amps, Klipsch Kg4's and AQ cables. Mine is being replaced due to a random fast fwd of the music (has happened to some older Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Metallica...
Pros: Detail, Sound-stage, Vocal presentation, Clarity, Warm and musical,
Summary: I've waited a few weeks before giving this review in order to test a variety of albums on the 651. I'm running it through an Adcom pre&power amp into a set of Klipsch RF-35's (with bi-wired Audio Quest cables).
Pros: Immediate recognition of improved sound stage due to greater channel separation. Better clarity and definition of all musical material. You may hear the gentle brush work on cymbals that you never heard before. Everything has better punch, balance, and presence. Subtle yet pronounced. I suspect t...
Cons: The unit does not come with an owner's manual. Simply go to the Cambridge site and print one out. You'll need this to access the menu and sub-menu.
Summary: The Cambridge 651C produces excellent sound Clarity compared to the Phillips CD 80 player, hooked up to two Audio Alchemy DTI's and then to an Assemblage DAC that had been upgraded. Therefore, the Phillips, CD 80 Player was being used as only a transport.
Pros: A definite improvement in sound clarity as compared to the original system, and eliminated, considerable equipment and interconnects, still producing superior sound, over the equipment I initially had!
Cons: No manual for operating the Cambridge 651C Player. The front display, even in the bright mode, is still hard to read. You cannot store different CD tracks and then have the CD player play just those tracks. The remote is not functioning at all, after it initially did, but only for a short while. ...
Summary: I purchased this high end model CD player from Crutchfield a few weeks ago. The same day that I ordered it, Crutchfield had it shipped. What more could you ask for when it comes to service? I had already purchased the Cambridge "Topaz" CD player for my bedroom stereo system a few months ago.
Pros: Clarity. Unsurpassed.
Cons: There is a conflict of information on the Crutchfield web site when it comes to playing burned CDs. Most of the information on the website says that you can. One specific paragraph says that you are limited to a particular form of burned CD. However, I just play the original CD in the player. So,...
Summary: No bells or whistles on this CD player (except the two DACs), but it produces really great sound. I am driving it with a Glow One headphone amp through Pioneer SE A1000 headphones. I can hear more depth in my music than I ever have. I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: I am in the process of a complete tech systems overhaul. Originally bought one for a back up system using ML 40's (primarily television/movies), plenty of power for the 4 Ohm load. Sound was so very good, and sufficient usable power for the SPL I listen at, bought a second for use with main system's...
Pros: Usable power, stays cool, works well with bi-wiring, dirt cheap.
Cons: Real basic. Not much different than a Pioneer IA I bought 38 years ago.