Cambridge Audio remote woes...any solutions?

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tahoe joe

Guest
OK so I've got the CA 640A v1 amp, and I love it. Furthermore, I love it even though (and I knew this prior to buying it) the remote is pretty much junk. I'm not sure if it's the remote itself (which feels nice and looks good) or the receiver on the amp, but in any case, you can't just point it and turn the volume up. No, first you have to find the perfect sweet spot to aim at (mine is about 30 degrees to the left of the amp) and then keep hitting the buttons until it finally feels like doing something. My new DVD89 from CA, however works without a hitch.

From reading past posts and reviews, I don't think I'm alone with this problem. My question is, has anyone found any solutions? What about getting one of Cambridge's universal remotes? They've got one that (supposedly) comes ready to work any and all CA products, and then they've also got the fancy learning remote. Would that improve it? Or, what about getting one of those remote enhancers, that are designed to increase the range of your current remote. I'd rather not have to attach anything to my amp, so I'm hoping maybe the first solution would work...or are there any others?

:lease:
 

stew-b

Member
i have the 540r v2 and its also pretty poor on the remote both with the stock remote and my logitech 525.a solution would be nice...
 
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tahoe joe

Guest
If your logitech is the same, that leads me to believe it's the signal receiver on the remote that is bad. I suppose we'll just have to live with it...
 

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