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Newbie CD Problem....

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by tony4563, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. tony4563

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    I've just treated myself to a Cambridge Azur 640C CD player and matching amplifier. It sounds really good but I have noticed that some discs make a fairly loud ticking noise whilst playing. Its mainly CDR'S but it does happen with some original discs. I have my system in a small study and play at relatively low volumes, so it is quite distracting sometimes. I'm new to HiFi so I really don't know if this is normal. Anyone notice this with their drives? Any comments appreciated!
     
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    Welcome to the forums tony4563 :)

    The best answer would come from an owner of the 640c , however...

    I own a NAD 521i CD player, and it is inaudible whilst playing, only putting my ear to the machine can I hear any 'movement'. Having heard the 640c in a 'non-silent' RS demo room, I would hope it would have the same characteristics in a silent room.

    Hopefully someone who owns one can comment. If the 'ticking' sound only came from CD-R playback, then I would be less concerned, however if it occurs with original CD's, then there must be an explanation/cause...

    Does the ticking occur throughout the entire playback? If you pause a track that the 'ticking' occurs on, does it also 'pause'? Is it a repeating 'tick', i.e does it tick every few seconds?
     
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    rupbert. Thanks for your reply. To me, the ticking noise is the disc spinning inside the unit. Its not a random thing. It ticks at the same tracks and points every time I put an affected CD in, whether it be an original or CDR. If I pause the track it continues ticking ( I presume because the disc is still spinning) Not happy about it though. I WAS 50/50 between the NAD521 and the Cambridge. The reviews swung it the Cambridge way, but only just. I bought it blind via mail order at Richer Sounds. If i'm still not happy would they let me exchange it for the NAD? Anyone know what Richers policy is?
     
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    14 day exchange...
     
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    I would advise getting it replaced just to be on the safe side. Sounds like a problem with the drive mechanism.
     

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