Cambridge Audio Azur 650C CD-player

CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 650C does not differ from the 550C at all. The player is assembled in exactly the same rigid metal case with a massive front aluminum panel a disc tray in the center. The transport mechanism is borrowed from more expensive Cambridge Audio players and is equipped with a proprietary servo system of the latest generation. The liquid crystal display is the right solution to reduce interference in low current circuits. If necessary, you can adjust its brightness or completely turn it off. The scheme of digital-to-analog conversion of 650C is curious by the fact that it uses a pair of WM8740 chips from Wolfson Microsonic in differential inclusion (one per channel), which contributes to the highest quality of conversion. The built-in digital filter with variable sharp transition band is also used in full. From the player's menu you can select any of two values: "slow" or "sharp". Much attention is paid to the power scheme, which consists of a toroidal transformer with separate windings for analog and digital parts, as well as loading and reading system.

The sound of Cambridge Audio Azur 650C impresses at a glance. Voices are rich and quite natural, voice sibilants are extremely natural. MIDs are very transparent and open. This time the developers managed to find the best balance between musicality and scrupulous attitude to detail. At the same time, the sound is very dynamic. The bass register is fast and elastic, with a well-developed structure and attack. Changing the filtering settings affects not only the playback of the attack, but also the sound scene. In the "slow" mode it is perceived to be more large-scale, and "sharp", in contrast, extremely accentuates the positioning of images in space.

Cambridge Audio Azur 650C CD-player photo