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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

what do tou mean about the bass.i am looking to change to a universal unit.i do have a cambridge cd player 640 v2 very good on bass.currently looking at/waiting for the 752 to come out.must be fairly similar to 751.also looking at oppo 103 but would like dedicated stereo outputs for cd playback.oppo 105 to expensive.

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With regard to the bass, it seems to be missing the lowest frequencies. Things like bass guitar can be followed with ease but drums seem almost non-existant. There is almost no impact to the bass. It could be another part of my system causing it but the CD7Q had more impact. Maybe it will 'run in' but I doubt it.

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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

Good call, let it burn in a little and I'm sure it will get even better. 

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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

The audio seems to be getting better the more I use the 751BD.

I haven't been able to listen much this week but it sounded good today.

A few club tunes and Guns n Roses sounded better, more impact from the bass.

I was able to put a few CD's on and just play them – I often swap CD's out for favourite tracks, didn't need to, just enjoyed the music!

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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

I'm not sure how I managed to miss this thread until now - I'm a happy 751 user and I'm sure you'll get many years of enjoyment from it. Fenner: Tip - be sure to (re) set-up your TV using a calibration disc, and use the fine picture adjustment on the 751 to do a more accurate job than your TV can - especially with the colours if you can get hold of the relevant colour viewing filters, and also tweak up the sharpness by a couple of notches on the 751 - makes an amazing difference to the picture.

Feel free to disregard this opinion but I think the issue with the sound may be more of a difference in presentation between your old CDP and the 751 rather than things being better or worse, and you'll grow accustomed to it over time. I have tried many times to tell the difference between mine connected to the rest of my system via analogue versus digital and for the life of me I can't, which suggests to me that the DAC and the analogue parts of the player must be pretty damn good.

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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

Thanks Dan.

I have a calibration disc, Digital Video Essentials HD Basics.

I've used it before when setting up the PC to TV. I gave it a quick go when I first got the 751BD. I'm quite happy with the picture as is but will spend a bit more time one day doing a more thorough job.

I think my TV is quite good with its settings but will give a go using the 751BD as well to see if it can be even better.

I think you might be right about the audio. I'm beginning to enjoy it more now.

I plan on getting new speakers next week that should work better with the Quad amps so that should improve things further.

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RE: Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD or dedicated CD player?

FennerMachine wrote:

I have a calibration disc, Digital Video Essentials HD Basics.

 

thats the one I've got too.

Hope you enjoy your new set-up

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