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Cambridge Audio AZUR 840A

Cambridge Audio AZUR 840A
alaScore 82

46 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Cambridge Audio AZUR 840A. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cambridge Audio AZUR 840A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Cambridge Audio AZUR 840A from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840A Class XD 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 that I discuss in the sidebar, below....

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, is...

Dec, 2006

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840A


The azur 840A is beautifully made, and its power, clarity, detail, and life-like dynamics make it a blast to hear. For those ready to embrace the brave new world of multizone audio the Cambridge's flexibility may also prove irresistible.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840A V2.0 review


The 840A can form the hub of a simple multi-room system and features balanced inputs and a monster power supply

Detailed, dynamic, insightful listen ; clever technology and great spec

Not the most fluent or laidback

Rival makers will sit up and take notice – there’s much to admire here. There’s a little to admonish though, too

Jan, 2008

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840A


This is a lot of amplifier for the money. It's big and heavy and impressively filled with functional bits, and it houses some genuinely novel technology. The heart of the 840A is a vast mains transformer, surrounded by heatsinks

Clearly excellent material value for money, this is a powerful and capable integrated amplifier with many useful features and clear, dynamic sound that's occasionally a touch unpredictable in the bass.

Apr, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840A


Cambridge Audio has spared no costs in its development of the Azur 840A. Within its case there is an army of audiophile-grade components reinforcing a power amplification section offering Class XD operation - a genuinely novel approach that combines...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Masters (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840a


In 1968 students across the world were revolting. Rioting, that is, not being revolting, which has never been restricted to a specific academic year

Just as those student revolutionaries of '68 have grown up to become successful pillars of the establishment, so Cambridge Audio has come of age. Or perhaps middle-age. The Azur 840A amplifier stands as a shining example of Champagne socialism. Power...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Jason Kennedy (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840A


This is a very unusual beast. It has the sort of features that one usually only finds on kit costing several times this price such as the ability to adjust input gain and to type in your own input names. There is a balanced input, presumably for the...

Unheard-of features at the price combined with remarkable transparency and evenness

Timing not as tight as some

Jul, 2006

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Cambridge Audio 840a Integrated Amplifiers


Nice amp with the exception of the volume control. When reducing the volume manually, the volume increases on its own. It has been repaired twice with the "updated" parts which included volume control and resistors. The problem has reappeared again. A...

Nov, 2014

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Cambridge Audio 840a Integrated Amplifiers


Best bang-for-buck integrated amplifier My ears tend to be very sensitive to harsh sounds, so smooth, clear, and warm is .... Without getting into too much detail,. I love the sound. dynamic sound ., tight..and was amazed at its neutrality,at 120W per...

Apr, 2014

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Cambridge Audio 840a Integrated Amplifiers


It was with great expectancy that I could unpack this Cambridge 840C - luckily I could borrow it from the shop and hand it in when it didn't meet my expectancies. I was looking for a good match for my Focal JMLab 918 Profile loudspeakers - the sound of...

Apr, 2011

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