Cambridge Audio Audio Players & Recorders - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Caimbridge audio amp right channel always dies
Stereo amps are two mono amps put together. So if you have a bad channel then you also have a good channel to compare it with. I suspect you have a faulty transistor. You can test it by proding the channels with a pen or your finger - touching plastic only parts. The two channels should buzz. If buzzs in the left then if you touch it in the right it should do the same. An alteration or change in the sound in the right and you have found the faulty part.It's nothing to do with the power supply section so keep away from that!
DC error Cambridge audio amplifier
For model AZUR 740A with random DC-error on display after power on.
Only several resets will be a solution, but not for long !!
Behind the rear panel is a small pcb with 2 relays
which switch the transformer AC output to the rectifiers of each amp channel
Relays are branded " MASSUSE", type ME-11,with a 12VDC coil,
contacts 8A / 250VAC
They are DPDT type.( double pole double throw)
Contacts will detoriate ( burned) after several years.
Replacing these relays by a good model ( Schrack i.e.) will be the final solution to
get rid of the DC-error problem and will save your speakers !!
The pcb can be removed without disassemling the rear cover, only the top cover is enough, but this is with very tiny TORX screws.You need a very small fitting tool.
I have tuner AUDIO CAMBRIDGE
The question is - what can cause the problem seen on the photo below? CA Azur 640T - shows only the symbols after switching it on.
I am getting a dc
I repair these but I found most of the tech info on the user blogs on line
Check by entering some of the amp name into a search engine
I've been in touch with the designer of some of their amps and there are quite a few updates now
Where can I get a service manual?
If you search Google there are a couple of sites offering it. But it might also be similar to the 640 version, which there is a free PDF of it, that is much easy to access than the other sites offering the 650. Plus some of these (650) sites are old so the links to the file might be absent, or have virus infections.
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