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Featuring an on-board CS493263 multi-channel DAC capable of decoding Dolby Digital Surround 6.1 EX and DTS ES 6.1.

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Pros

Dolby audio decoding is excellent, doesn't lose any of the detail

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front panel design looks clean, has a look of a piece of "professional" equipment

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oversized control knob is comfortable to work with

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plays DVDs and CDs promptly, no loading delay

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Cons

button labels are hard to read unless you're right up to it

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music rendering is "hard" and forward sounding, tends to lose a lot of warmth

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blue LED lighting has a green tint to it, ruins the effect somewhat

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The Cambridge Audio Azur 540R is a 6.1-channel, home cinema A/V receiver featuring an on-board CS493263 multi-channel DAC capable of decoding Dolby Digital Surround 6.1 EX and DTS ES 6.1, as well as processing Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1, Dolby Pro-Logic, and Pro-Logic II. The Azur 540R is built for use as a 6.1-channel system, and also includes an extra center-rear channel for a more realistic surround sound performance. Additionally, the Azur 540R is outfitted with Control Bus inputs/outputs for multi-room compatibility, not to mention an extra co-axial digital input. The Cambridge Audio Azur 540R retails for $799.00 and comes with a limited warranty, per which the terms are based on the country of purchase.

Features
  • 6.1-Channel, Home Cinema A/V Receiver
  • CS493263 Multi-Channel DAC
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • Extra Rear-Channel
  • Control Bus Inputs/Outputs
  • Extra Co-Axial Digitan IN
  • Limited Warranty
Audio Inputs/Outputs
  • 6 Line Level + Tuner In
  • 6.1 Direct Input In
  • 6 Amplified Speaker Outs
  • 6.1 Preamp Out
  • 1 Tape Record Out
Video Inputs/Outputs (+Audio)
  • Component In x1
  • Component Out x2
  • Composite In x4
  • Composite Out x1
  • S-Video In x2
  • S-Video Out x3
  • Digital Coaxial In x2
  • Digital Coaxial Out x1
  • Digital Optical In x3
  • Digital Optical Out x1
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