Cambridge Audio reviews

Cambridge Audio Azur 340C CD-player review
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 340C

Azur 340C player can no longer be called a novelty. The model range Cambridge Audio - a company with a reputation for producing inexpensive, but very musical instrument - he appeared more than three years ago. It uses qualitative mechanism and the laser head (production Sony), supplemented by a servo...
Cambridge Audio Azur 340R AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Cambridge Audio Azur 340R

Whether it's the latest Hollywood action blockbuster or the 5.1 mix of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', surround sound can be an enjoyable experience. What puts ordinary mortals off it though, is the apparent complexity and the fact that most affordable hardware makes a seriously unimpressive (by...
Cambridge Audio Azur 350C CD-player review
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 350C

Model Azur 350C appeared later senior colleagues 550C and 650C, which we have already tested. Player is collected in the same case, but has a number of internal differences. The underlying transport company with an improved servo CD1 third generation, providing the most accurate reading of data. For...
Cambridge Audio AZUR 540A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio AZUR 540A

Externally 540A does not differ from its more expensive sibling: same body, painted in dark gray "titanium" color scheme, the same set of control buttons, a tiny blue LED display and tone controls oval. Yes, and this device is functionally the same - you can connect four sources and two recorders. AUX...
Cambridge Audio Azur 540R AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Cambridge Audio Azur 540R

Cambridge audio, along with the traditional components for stereo, produces a full set of electronics for building a home cinema. Today Cambridge Audio Azur 540R is the older receiver in the branded line. I must say that the English company has joined the race for the development of equipment for home...
Cambridge Audio Azur 640A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 640A

Due to relocating of productive powers in China (at the saving of development laboratory in England) the company managed to keep prices at the same level, when the prime cost of assembled in Europe components has significantly increased in recent times. What does the top model give us? First of all,...
Cambridge Audio Azur 650A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 650A

The amplifier is made in a strong metallic body with thick front panel made of milled aluminum. In its center there is a large volume control. There are six linear inputs, one of which (MP3 In) is duplicated on the front panel. Among additional "utilities" we will note the output from pre-section and...
Cambridge Audio Azur 650C CD-player review
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 650C

"Big Brother" has already tested our 550th model outwardly from it is no different. Player built in exactly the same hard metal case with a massive front aluminum panel, which is located in the center of the tray. By the way, the transport mechanism is borrowed from the more expensive Cambridge Audio...
Cambridge Audio Azur 651A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 651A

This fi ne-looking integrated presses all the right audiophile buttons, so to speak. The company has form as a purveyor of no-frills hi-fi equipment for a small amount of money. The 651A is a relatively substantial product by the standards of this group - although it isn't alone in having a slightly...
Cambridge Audio Azur 651C CD-player review
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 651C

Surpass the success of its predecessor 650C is no easy task, but Cambridge Audio engineers are confident that the new Azur 651C is quite capable of it. External differences between the models at least - the player is invited to all in the same recognizable brand style. Meanwhile, changes in the first...
Cambridge Audio Azur 651R AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Cambridge Audio Azur 651R

The producers of electronics and mass of small-scale Hi-Fi approach to the creation of receivers varies greatly. First in a hurry to implement the maximum functions, more software audio processing, network protocols, colors in the graphics menu, inputs and outputs, analog part is designed as a residual,...
Cambridge Audio Azur 740A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 740A

The amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 740A miraculously met representatives of the two price groups. It has the same power supply and controls, as the older 840-th model, and the power amplifier circuit - is a modified version of the one used in amplifiers series 540/640. As a result, the unit was not only...
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A Amplifier review
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Often, a company operating in a moderately public sector, trying to reward their top models are quite generous. This also applies to power - the Azur 851A is the largest among all participants of the test (120 Watts into 8 ohms per channel in stereo mode) switching and rich (again: input - the maximum...
Cambridge Audio CD3 CD-player review
CD-player Cambridge Audio CD3

One of the most innovative digital engineers in this country is Stan Curtis, who dreamed up the CD3 as an 'affordable' high tech project at Cambridge Audio following the success of his CD1 two box player. But Stan's design skills were never matched by his ability to manufacture to the requisite standards,...
Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 V2 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 V2

You find out all the attributes of cool musical amplifier in the device of British Cambridge Audio. When you examine it there is a feeling that this is the dead spit of full-sized Hi-Fi component, made in the scale of 1:2. This is also indicated by the positions of control elements, body's proportions...
Cambridge Audio Sonata DV30 DVD-player review
DVD-player Cambridge Audio Sonata DV30

If your family is particularly strong "wife factor", ie better half opposes acquisition technique as that, they say, does not fit into the interior, this player has a real chance of winning. Since his body is almost twice less than the standard, and this creates the impression of a woman that she did...
Cambridge Audio WS30 On-wall speakers review
On-wall speakers Cambridge Audio WS30

The model WS30 is designed for combined work with modern flat TVs so one of the main tasks of the developers was an achievement of compromise between minimal depth of acoustics and sound quality. For this purpose heads of branded construction were chosen, coupled between each other by a crossover of...