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Details about  Azur 640C valve CD player, 3 years warranty, TEN Audio

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Azur 640C valve CD player, 3 years warranty, TEN Audio
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04 Sep, 2011 00:12:20 BST
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WELTON, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Condition: Used Type: Single Disc Player
CD Capacity: 1 Playable Disk Types: CD (Audio), CD-R, CD-RW
Hello and welcome to our auction for: TEN Audio valve Azur640C CD player
(that`s the last one we have in "stock" - the same converted model was sold recently - please see feedback)

This already very good player in "op-amp" version, mostly because of a brilliant 24bit 192kHz  WM8740 Wolfson DAC has pure classA triode analog output stage fitted straight from the DAC "chip" signal output "pins"
Sound quality can leave you speechless.. and not only compared to the best and most expensive CD players on the market - this player sound better than almost anything "modded", upgraded, re-engineered and so on....
If you read testimonials from our Customers it may give you an idea how it sounds, but in fact this player is even better.

Totally analogue, alive sound with depth & "air", full of musical details
Real Hi End without  "inflated"  price tag

If you can live without "brand" pride of ownership, external casing to suggest that you`ve spent a lot..... and you love music - our players are the ones to have (and to keep)

Conversion of this player to valve version involved also re-engineering of DAC power supply (it is a must, otherwise player would have high frequency noise)- high quality inductors, Sanyo OsCon caps, Rubycon ZLH etc.
List of components used in our upgrade (it may vary for particular player, but not by a much:)):
New components fitted or old replaced with better in our upgrade 
2x dual triode vacuum tube
2 x transformer (toroidal Talema for anode supply)
2 x Paper in oil capacitor
2 x hybrid capacitor
6 x Sanyo OsCon capacitor
2 x Rubycon ZLH capacitor
2 x Phillips HQ inductor
8 x metallised 1% tolerance resistor 0,25W
6 x metallised 5% tolerance resistor 1W
4 x high voltage electrolytic capacitor (Panasonic, Nichicon)
2 x bridge rectifier
4 x MKT high voltage capacitor
2 x tantalum capacitor
2 x high quality voltage regulator
4 x high capacitance electrolytic capacitor
2 x high quality (copper plated shielded base)valve sockets with plated stand-off`s
2 x high quality gold plated output RCA socket
silver wire, silvered/tinned copper wire, silvered tracks project PCB`s, and a lot of additional materials necessary to complete the engineering such as: screws, heat shrink insulation, heat sink compound, heat-sink for heaters supply, etc. 
Like all our valve CD players it carries 3Years Return to Base warranty for our output stage (valves included)

Very good cosmetic condition, few small marks mostly on the top cover
Perfect working condition

6 months warranty for other electronics inside this player
10 days from delivery date for you to decide if you are happy with our player

All our circuits are earth grounded, appropriately fused  and EST tested 

Comes with original Cambridge CD remote
Will be very well packed

Fresh review from one of our Customers:

Dear Gregor, Thank you for lending me the valve Azur 640C. Having had it on loan for a couple of months now, I've been able to compare it with the upgraded Marantz player I bought from you. Whilst I absolutely love the latter, the Azur, perhaps, 'beats' the Marantz in its abililty to reveal the subtlest detailing in well recorded or remastered CDs. Indeed, I have found it particularly satisfying with 1950s & '60s remasters of jazz & classical music. It is amazing how much extra information is stored on the cd - this machine brings that information to the listener. In fact is so good, that it sometimes shows any shortcomings of recordings, something I've noticed with some modern recordings. Can I keep it?

and testimonials:

Hello Gregor

I didn't think I liked CDs until I heard this player. Although I have a large collection I tend to play my LPs on my Linn Sondek in preference to the CDs. The new CD player has uncovered a wealth of detail in discs I thought I knew. The bass response has been dramatically improved and there is now a wide and detailed soundstage. This is undoubtedly the best CD player I have ever heard. Some listening highlights include Herbie Hancock's "River" and many of the RVG Blue Note Reissues. It's great on classical music too, a recent highlight being the Daniil Shafran recording of Beethoven's Cello Sonatas on Aulos Classics. I am impatient to work my way through my CD collection, which is the highest praise I can offer because it's all about the music after all.


Hi Gregor,

A big thank you for the cd player. It sounds absolutely incredible, as you said it would. As you know, I’ve got no idea about technology whatsoever, so when you said Soviet military valve output stage, I didn’t really know what you were on about. The proof of the pudding etc.. well, my cds sound incredible. It’s like getting a complete new collection. So much extra detail is revealed. Every instrument is clear to hear, and the sound stage is just so much, well bigger. And it’s not just me – everyone who’s heard it is absolutely bowled over. I’m so glad I followed your advice and went with the valve output – even if I can’t see it!!
Thanks once again.

Thank you for looking

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Payment is due within 3 days of auction's end. We only accept PAYPAL payment or cash on collection.


Should you not be happy with your purchase we will be pleased to offer a refund once we receive the item back and providing the item is not damaged in any way. It will be the buyer's sole responsibility to cover all postage and package costs as outlined in the listing prices and Insurance can be arranged on request. Please email us if you would like to insure the item and we will be happy to provide a quote. Items must be returned within 10 days of receipt of the purchased item following the transaction and Shipping and handling will be the buyers responsibility in the case of a return.


If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact us BEFORE placing your bid and we will be more than happy to provide information on the sale item, payment or shipping.


Period of time covered by warranty is always stated in item listing, shall your unit become electrically/electronically faulty during that time all what you have to do is: pack your unit safely (double packing with lots of “shock protecting” materials helps) and send to us for repair

It will be the buyer's sole responsibility to cover all postage and package costs as outlined in the listing prices – after repair we will contact you and dispatch the unit packed as received or better next working day after receiving postage payment from you (usually original listing P&P price)

Alternatively you can arrange your own courier to collect from our place

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