Cambridge Audio Azur 740A Amplifier

It should not come as a surprise, in a sound market controlled by bristling home theatre receivers, but it took a while to get used to a programmable LCD screen on a hifi amp. Which will not be accurate, but should Cambridge Audio be taken when they trim a hardcore analogue unit with digital frippery? Goodness yes, me.

This, in a nutshell, is the bundle that is whole, or would be if it just had a built in phono preamp. It is readily incorporated into a custom multi-room setup, and everything is packaged in a durable, aluminum plated case that seems svelte in silver or somewhat old hat in black. But, not one of this matters in the least, because it played with just an individual source at one volume it is audio would warrant the cost.

The 740A will not let you shut your eyes and imagine you are listening to something frightfully expensive by Chord or Naim, but you will never feel in the least bit. When one keeps in mind that it is a mid-priced, maybe even entry level unit, the sound is exemplary. The bands that are treble clear without abrasiveness or hardness, the bass is complete and solid, as well as the midrange articulate and insightful. NAD, Denon, and Marantz do great work in this course, but the Cambridge, does an occupation that is idiosyncratic. By that I mean the 740A reveals colouration, or maybe less 'character', acting more than its closest competitors as a dispassionate conduit of information.

It is the complete sound crosses a broad frequency range, as well as a strange amalgam of woody, stringy, boxy, buzzy sounds perched atop a fulsome throb. A double bass seems just somewhat incorrect when heard live, as well as a record that is good will leave that wrongness complete. It's possible for you to hear in the works of Stanley Black, bass star, the Jacques Loussier Trio, as well as the drum 'n' bass kit, Lamb. Equipped using various upright bass-heavy tracks, I expected great things in the 740A and I got them. The extension was the speed there, as well as the power, but just as significantly, the maddening askewness in its subtle and unusual glory.

In the domain of small disappointments I could have held out for only an additional ounce of definition that was soundstage. The soundscape is by no means indistinct or confused, it only needs for a bit more separation in compositions that are elaborate. I add this booking having a booking, as I Have been reviewing more pricey AudioLab amplification and can not be completely certain I am not letting the really exceptional imaging revealed by those parts colour my judgment of the Cambridge Audio component that is distinguished.

I can not have made myself quite clear, so I Will sum it all up by declaring that this amp signifies a remarkable deal if you are still reading. It is a serious step up in the Azur 640A, as well as the difference in cost between both units gives little sign of the performance differential. The 740A amplifier is a part I'm quite pleased to advocate, particularly in partnership with all the 740C CD player.

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