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Old 28th August 2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default AV receiver dilemma

Hi, A quick survey of what others would do.

I have just bought two, used Cambridge audio Azure AV receivers:

1. A 540R v.3 in almost pristine condition
2. A somewhat battered 640R with shot psu caps.

Both cost about the same.

The question is which to sell-on/return?

Ideally, I would swap the caps on the 640 and give it a quick cleanup as on paper it's the better amp. But the 540 sounds great to me and is a lot less bother. The psu caps alone will cost about half what I paid for the 640.

What would other members do?

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Old 28th August 2015, 09:06 AM   #2
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Research all the faults for both units.
Then get rid off both of them.
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Old 28th August 2015, 09:27 AM   #3
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Haha! Nice one! One of the will be kept. To be honest I probably couldn't hear the difference in sound anyway as the weak links are the speakers and my ears
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