Cambridge Audio Proves It Can Stand With the Big Boys 
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

When it comes to receivers and preamps we always think of names like Anthem, Pioneer, Yamaha and Sony.  However, Cambridge Audio has demonstrated that they are ready to stand with the big boys.  At CES they displayed their version 2 of their Azur 640R AV receiver.  Many viewers were quite impressed.

The version 2 receiver employs the long-awaited Cirrus Logic/Crystal chipset.  There are twin 32-bit DSPs with full support for all the latest uncompressed audio codecs.  The V2 can also transcode analog video into digital to output via HDMI.  The receiver contains seven 100Watt outputs at a nominal 8ohms.  The direct stereo mode delivers 1200Watts per channel for audiophile listening.  The new receiver also features lip-sync delay abilities, bi-amping, multi-zone capabilities, three HDMI 1.3b inputs, RS232 and much more.

The receiver is available in black or silver and will be on the market in the Spring of 09 with a retail value of $1,800.

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