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Cambridge 840a

Discussion in 'Hi Fi Systems & Separates' started by silky22, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. silky22

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    Am looking for the above does anyone know where can get em?
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    Thanks there none left only Norwich it for my mate not sure wants to travel there, eBay not had. Any for ages
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    Sometimes you have to sacrifice a bit of effort to get a bit of kit you hanker after, always wanted to try one of these myself.
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    The v2 version is really worth the drive. At £499 price point, nothing else touches it.
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    Not much between £750-1000 either. XTZ DA3 is the only new amp at the price that would entice me.
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    Even cheaper now than before at £545. Also home demo too. Can't get much better than that.
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    I assume Don you mean the DA3, if so it can get better ...... it has digital inputs! I forgot the HK990 also in the star £750-1000 range!
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    Hey Chris

    Let clarify this- i thought you was referring to the XTZ Class A1000 D3 which does have digital inputs.
    XTZ Class A-100 D3

    Can't seem to find a DA3 even though it does somehow ring a bell but can't think where. So if you were referring to another amp - my bad :smashin:.

    The HK990 is definitely a contender if you are looking to spend that sort of cash
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    I was mistakenly adding a 'A'.

    Yep that is the beast I refer to, 3 very simple choices for me for a new amp at the £750 mark.

    840, D3, HK990.

    That is an ever bigger bargain than it was .....
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    We decided to continue the 12.5% discount we were running at Bristol for those who weren't able to attend, only silver and silver/black in stock though.
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    If I had not recently got a Marantz PS-17 I'd be buying! It is a bargain at £625 IMHO.

    Bits of kit like this are changing the audio scene for the better.
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    Mate, i can't talk much, i added a extra '0' in 'A100' :facepalm:

    Its worth every penny and some. I feel privilage to have it in my rack.
    Excellent aftercare service from Audiosanctum too :smashin:.
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    How good his the 740a compared to a 650a or a 651a?, does anyone know?
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    Go for the 840A you are on the right track ..... or one the £525 D3. Different amps to a 740A ... 640A
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    Thanks, there a lot of difference between te 740a and the 840a?
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    I'd suggest so.
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    Definitely don't go down to the 6 range. Horrible sound IMO. 7 might be ok
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    I got a 651a but think of swapping it for a 740a will it b worth it?
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    never heard, can't judge, listen for yourself and let us know.
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    I sold an 840a v2 here in 2008 and gotta be honest just didnt think it sounded that good.At that time i was used to the sound of rotel ra1062.I persevered for a while with the the 840a but just couldnt get into it.The bass was weak imo.I have a few amps that i really like and if i were you and before you parted with any money (even a half price 840a) id check out the xtz 100 d3 mentioned in earlier posts.Its a better sounding amp altogether imo.
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    Does anyone know about the latest model 851a?, release date? Etc?.
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    Just saw on their facebook page that 851A webpages will be up and running this week. If you need more information you should email the CA team: Cambridge Audio - Wall | Facebook
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    i had a look on the fb page last week maybe was looking in the wrong place because i didn't see any mention of the 851a. just had a look today on the CA website and can't for the life of me see any mention of the 851a and if you put it in their search, it returns zero results.

    i have the 550a and i don't have any complaints about it's performance. in fact last weekend i bought a cable so that i could watch my tv with the sound coming through the amp and quite honestly can say that i'm very happy with the result. bluray movies sound fantastic and then for live sport it gives an atmosphere of 'being there' last week i heard some naughty chanting in the bg that don't normally here through the tv when watching the boro vs leeds game on bbc!

    anyway, coming back to the 851a, there is an article on the whathifi website but the price is expected to be £1200. finnish website has it at 1600 euros.
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    I look also no sign of the amp coming anytime soon, unless someone see something I ain't?

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