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I wasn't too sure where to put this to be honest so I've put in here for now until a mod/admin can put it where it rightly belongs lol.

 

Anyway, I did a search and can't find one so thought I would start a Cambridge Audio Owners thread.

 

This can be anything from CA, Pictures, Questions, Upgrades, Mods etc etc...

 

I started out borrowing my little brothers amp years ago ( Cant remember the model for now ) 

And really liked the sound so a few years down the line 2009(ish) I purchased my first CA products.

 

The Azur 640A amplifier ( Non phono stage )

And the Azur 540C cd player.

 

I loved the sound signature they produced running through my Monitor Audio Bronze BR2's.

 

Fast forward to the past twelve months and I needed a desktop DAC & speaker solution as we are now living temporarily

at my parents and very cramped for space.

I really wanted ( still do ) the S30 speakers but they're too deep for my desk so I did a bit of research and discovered the Minx series.

Ive been lucky enough to locate my Azur 640A under my desk ( Just ) so I knew I had enough power output and a dedicated sub/pre out.

Decision made I bought the Minx Min 10's and the Scirocco S80 sub. 

As for the DAC It was easy, I spotted the DacMagic 100 in my local Richer Sounds, And after a quick yap to my mate Tony I whipped one up there and then.

 

This is where my love for Wolfson came from and still stands. I cant pull myself away from the Cambridge Audio/Wolfson sound.

Its so pleasing & warm to my ears. Yes I have other brands which I also love but I will ALWAYS own something which wears the Cambridge Audio badge!

 

Here's a few shots of the amp, mini's and DAC - 

 

 

700

700

700

700

 

 

 

 

Here's my CA list...

 

DacMagic 100

Azur 640A

Azur 540C

Minx min-10

Scirocco S80

Various CA cables

 

And I will get more as I go...

 

Please feel free to share people.

 

Thanks, Paul :)


Edited by Paul Graham - 1/30/13 at 10:37am
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       Hi its 2016! Just a poor retired working class stiff from Canada that just purchased an up to date and fine piece of kit-a Cambridge Audio CXA60. What a fine piece it is. In 2005 I managed to make up a Rotel system with a RA1062 integrated. It was more expensive for similar power but not as nicely featured or as sonicly good as my CXA60. When I bought the CXA60 I had an excellent Musical Fidelity Cd3.2 Player and a Sony 3-d Blu-ray Player. I sold the MF because the DAC chip in the CXA60 make the CDs playing from the Sony as the transport as good as if not superior to the sound of the MF. What Hi-Fi gave their review of the CXA60 five stars while the larger more feature filled CXA80 only got four stars. I have had it only a few months and I use it every day for TV and stereo sound reproduction. It has not broken down and is quality built to boot. Recently I hooked it up to my new pair of Totem Rainmakers which they have just "warmed in" and the sound is like-wow! Full of range and detail with a balance in space  and depth that pleasantly teases the ears for more. Jazz, New Age, Folk and Rock are my major genres of music and this system does not lack for its presentation and interpretation of the bits and bytes that are processed through it from my CDs and DVDs.As for the rest of my kit-nothing special with all the cables I use, although with the CXA60 I can play with coaxial and fibre-optic and do so. I guess in money term my system is worth about $2500 CDN. Your system is very sweet as well and I have eye-balled many of your pieces with eyes agog and mouth a watering in the few audiophile shops we have in my area. Thanks and cheers for having a forum for me to say a few things about my stereo stuff, John.     

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