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Cambridge Audio Azur 840C

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C
alaScore 82

37 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Cambridge Audio Azur 840C. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 840C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Doug Schroeder (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840E preamplifier & 840W bridged monoblock amplifiers - various


Connections:12v trigger in/out, control bus in/out, IR emitter in.

Would you believe that the amp is just as feature-laden? When it has indicators on the front for STANDBY/ON, OUTPUT, PROTECTION, CLIPPING, BRIDGED, and MONO it's going to have some extra doodads on the back. Those doodads are comprised of easily...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Doug Schroeder (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C CD player - 1499.00


The CD player is on the way to becoming a relic.

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C Review Update: The week of November 17th, 2008 saw one of my purchased 840C players returned to Cambridge Audio for warranty repair. It seems the player was not locking on to a digital signal sent from the Ayon CD-3...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Robert Harley (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C CD Player


Such an impressive feature and technology list, however, tells you nothing about how the player sounds. To know that, you must listen. Dropping the 840C into my reference system, I was stunned by its overall sound quality. I knew immediately that the...

The Cambridge 840C CD player delivers the best CD playback I've heard from any player under $5k-and it costs $1499. Not only is the 840C easily the greatest value in digital sources in my experience, it must be considered one of the greatest bargains...

Sep, 2007

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840C


It's not easy to do something really new with CD replay, especially at a sensible price, but Cambridge seems to have achieved it with the 840C. The big feature here is 384kHz upsampling...

384KHz upsampling, Well-balanced sound

No one area of particular excellence

An undemonstrative player that nevertheless admirably combines tonal neutrality, effortless detail and a fine sense of rhythm and timing

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C


High-quality hi-fi from an unashamedly high-street brand

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Kennedy (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C


In action the 840C is a revealing, even sizzling player. It has a strong sense of definition and plenty of welly when it's called for. Not as refined as the Cyrus, it nonetheless gives that player a run for its money with a tight and nimble bass and a...

A ton of features for the money and a well rounded, precise and solid sound to boot

For the money, none

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : The Smarthouse team (

Cambridge Audio Azur 840C


This Cambridge Audio CD player (Azur 840C) is pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Fine tonality, fabulous bass quality, great detail

A very slight smudging of images

There isn't a CD player at the price that offers anywhere near as much.

Jan, 2007

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840c


The other Steve below who posted 3 stars in his April 29, 2012 review probably works for a store selling competitor's gear, but no Cambridge. Well, I also happen to own the Teac PD-H600 (for my office system) and frankly, as good as the TEAC is, it is...

Aug, 2012

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840c


Great player in balanced connection with Cambridge Audio 840A but both machines have proven highly unreliable and needed repairs. It's a real hassle having equipment and not knowing whether or not it will work properly. Frankly, I would never buy their...

Apr, 2012

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Cambridge Audio Azur 840c


Took my 840C in for repairs today, second time since new. This is a good sounding unit when working, I use the digital input for a Squeezbox, server system and sounds very good.4 stars for sound and flexability, 3 stars for quality issues.

Apr, 2012

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