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Info on new Cambridge Audio receivers?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Goose, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Goose

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    I have recently stumbled upon some scanty information on Cambridge Audio Azur receivers, namely the 540R AV Receiver (6.1), and the 540V DVD Receiver. I have seen them mentioned on two websites now, one (http://www.audioshop.on.ca/cambridgeHT.htm) showing a price of CAD999 for either, with the 540V to include speakers.
    According to this dealer they should be in stock later this month, but no more details are available yet.

    I am a long-time NAD user, but need something in silver to please the wife, so I am intrigued by the 540R (the titanium NAD products not being available in North America). However, I can find no other information on the web, and the CA website does not mention these receivers. Does anyone out there know anything more about them?
     
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    Got some info from the dealer and Canadian distributor today:

    A PDF for Gale HT405.1 (standard HTIB speakers), presumably to go with the 540V.

    Some sort of press release document, the text of which is:

    540R Azur 6.1 Audio Video Receiver

    The centrepiece of Cambridge Audio's stunning new Azur multi-channel range, the 540R has been designed to deliver outstanding picture and sound quality.

    Elegantly housed in stylish new casework, with a substantial aluminium front panel and acoustically damped chassis, the 540R affords an impressive array of features and functions. The ergonomic remote control which comes as standard, is perfectly contoured and controls all the features of this AV powerhouse.

    Compatible with the latest Home Cinema formats, the 540R packs a mighty 80 Watts RMS across each of its six channels. The FM/MW tuner offers the convenience of 40 station presets and RDS functionality.

    The 540R features a host of inputs and outputs to provide flexible connectivity and set-up. A full range of video switching options are also fitted, allowing the amplifier to act as a hub unit for composite S-VHS and component video sources and enabling simultaneous picture and sound control.

    It's time to say goodbye to yesterday's AV system and hear how the Azur 540R can revolutionize your Home Cinema experience.

    Key features of the 540R AV receiver:

    o Powerful - 80 Watts RMS at 8 ohms - discrete amplifier set-up across six channels
    o Latest digital surround sound processors create a spectacular 6.1 Home Cinema
    o Acoustically damped chassis provides a resonance-free foundation improving sonic performance
    o Decoders capable of processing:
    . Dolby Digital Surround EX and DTS ES 6.1 enabled movies
    . DTS 5.1
    . Dolby Pro-Logic and Pro-Logic II
    o Comprehensive array of analogue and digital inputs and outputs:
    . Component, S-Video and composite connections
    . Electrical and optical digital inputs and outputs
    . 6.1 inputs and outputs
    . Six line level inputs with a tape monitor
    o Elegant, slim-line Azur remote control with aluminium top panel offers rapid access to all the 540R's features
     

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