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Cambridge Audio 840A

Cambridge Audio 840A
alaScore 78

5 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Cambridge Audio 840A integrated amplifier

 

The azur 840A is the most flexible, most powerful, and best-sounding integrated amplifier that the British firm Cambridge Audio has ever built, and it even introduces a new Class XD mode of amplifier operation (see the sidebar). What is more, it also...

Thus far, we've focused on the 840A's strengths, which are wonderful and exciting, but we should also discuss two areas where the amplifier's performance is good, but not great. First, the amplifier's treble response, though clear and well-detailed,...

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Cambridge Audio 840A V2 review

 

This appealing all-rounder boasts low distortion and detailed bass

Powerful amp ; Loud and lively ; Impressive feature set ; Strong detail

Struggles with depth and textures

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Cambridge Audio 840A V2

 

It seems like only yesterday that we first encountered the 840A, but in fact it was 18 issues ago, and that's evidently been time enough for the designers at Cambridge Audio to develop a few tweaks and circuit improvements for it, resulting in the new...

A highly tempting combination of power, control, subtlety and, yes, musicality, The V2 also offers excellent flexibility of use and practicality

We continue to find the rattling of relays in the volume control annoying, but apart from that, there's nothing to complain about at this price

Honestly, the biggest difference between this and most amps costing twice as much is in the looks/show-off factor. It's more than competent sonically, and comes attractively specified too - we love it

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CLEAR, POWERFUL, NEUTRAL

 

Quality at an affordable price.

Really pure sound that seems extremely accurate whatever you play and across the whole range. I like the safety features and usability, giving a sense of problems all taken care of.

Runs warm

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Very flexible. Excellent sound

 

In sound terms, this is basically a poor man's Sugden A21. I intend that entirely as a compliment because although it doesn't quite sound as good and certainly won't have the same residuals, it is significantly cheaper. The class XD operation is...

Excellent sound ; Very flexible but simple to use ; Good value

Runs warm. Not as bad as class A but I probably wouldn't stack on top of it ; I'd probably like to have a weightier and more responsive volume control

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