which is the best CD player Azur 640C V2 or PM6002 ?
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I'm guessing you mean the Marantz CD6002, as the PM6002 is an amplifier. In which case it is a slightly better buy than the, admittedly very capable, Cambridge Audio Azur 640C V2.
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I prefer the Cambridge, but it's close and subjective. Expect a v3 soonest, since their crown has slipped.
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in which department CD6002 better than 640C V2, coz there are tremendous reviews about this 640C V2, thanx.
The 640C was our favourite at this price for quite a while, but the CD6002 knocked it down a star by having even better timing and dynamics, and a more fluid and satisfying midrange. The Cambridge player is by no means bad, and it rightly has many fans, but until they bring out the V3, the Marantz is the better choice.
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