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azur 840A
Class XD Integrated Amplifier
User’s Manual
CONTENTS
Introduction .................................................................................................3
Safety precautions ......................................................................................4
Important safety instructions .....................................................................5
Rear panel connections..............................................................................6
Front panel controls ....................................................................................8
Remote control..........................................................................................10
Connections ..............................................................................................11
Operating instructions ..............................................................................14
Amplifier setup ..........................................................................................15
Multi-Room ................................................................................................18
Custom installation use............................................................................19
CAP5 protection system ...........................................................................20
Troubleshooting.........................................................................................22
Technical specifications ...........................................................................23
Limited warranty .......................................................................................24
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840A Class XD integrated amplifier
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this Azur 840A Class XD Integrated Amplifier.
This unit is part of our new '8' Series taking Cambridge Audio to new
levels of audio excellence as part of our commitment to the on-ggoing
development of the Azur range. We hope that you will appreciate the
results and enjoy many years of listening pleasure from it.
For the 840A we developed many new circuits and components, with
many parts being designed specifically for this model. A unique
proprietary to Cambridge Audio patent pending amplifier topology has
even been developed called Class XD™ which can eliminate crossover
distortion at low signal levels.
This technology creates a region of pure Class-A operation where the
crossover zone would otherwise be. It should not be confused with Class
AB, which gives a small area of Class A, at the cost of higher distortion
as soon as signal levels moves outside it. Class XD circuitry not only
removes crossover distortion from the zero-crossing point but also
reduces distortion in the other parts of the amplifier's output range. A
white paper on this technology is available on our website:
www.cambridge-audio.com.
Please note that because of the Class XD technology the 840A runs
slightly warmer than a conventional Class B/AB amplifier and the
ventilation slots on the top of the unit must not be obscured.
Other features include the use of precision networks of resistors and
relays for the volume and balance control rather than the more common
solid-state or volume potentiometer schemes. Volume is controllable in
1 dB steps over most of the range, giving very fine control, an accurate
logarithmic law and superbly accurate channel balance. Input switching
is also by high quality relays.
The 840A features separate transformer secondaries for left and right
channels, twin rectifiers and separate PSU's for dual mono operation of the
left and right power amplifiers. A separate transformer supplies the preamp
making the 840A effectively a Pre and Power amp combination in one box.
Input 1 features a balanced input using XLRs giving optimal
performance with equipment such as the matching 840C Upsampling
CD player which feature balanced outputs.
A completely new casework has been designed which combines
massive structural rigidity with careful damping and control of acoustic
resonance. An Azur Navigator remote control is also provided, giving full
remote control of your amplifier in an attractive and easy to use
handset.
We have also added many new features, including support for multiroom use. By plugging in one or two external Cambridge Audio Incognito
keypads and a power supply unit your amplifier can become the hub of
a simple multi-room system. In addition, Control Bus Input/Output, IR
Emitter Input and RS232 control are provided to make it easy to
integrate this unit into Custom Installation systems if desired.
Your amplifier can only be as good as the system it is connected to.
Please do not compromise on your source equipment, speakers or
cabling. Naturally we particularly recommend models from the
Cambridge Audio Azur range. These have been designed to the same
exacting standards as this amplifier. Your dealer can also supply
excellent quality Cambridge Audio interconnects to ensure your system
realises its full potential.
Thanks for taking the time to read this manual; we do recommend you
keep it for future reference.
Matthew Bramble
Technical Director
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Checking the Power Supply Rating
For your own safety please read the following instructions carefully before attempting
to connect this unit to the mains.
Check that the rear of your unit indicates the correct supply voltage. If your mains
supply voltage is different, consult your dealer.
This unit is designed to operate only on the supply voltage and type that is
indicated on the rear panel of the unit. Connecting to other power sources may
damage the unit.
This equipment must be switched off when not in use and must not be used unless
correctly earthed. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the unit's
cover (or back). There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified service personnel. If the power cord is fitted with a moulded mains plug
the unit must not be used if the plastic fuse carrier is not in place. Should you lose
the fuse carrier the correct part must be reordered from your Cambridge Audio
dealer.
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated
‘dangerous voltage’ within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
instructions in the service literature relevant to this appliance.
This product complies with European Low
Voltage (73/23/EEC) and Electromagnetic Compatibility
(89/336/EEC) Directives when used and installed according to
this instruction manual. For continued compliance only
Cambridge Audio accessories should be used with this product
and servicing must be referred to qualified service personnel.
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The crossed-out wheeled bin is the European Union symbol for
indicating separate collection for electrical and electronic
equipment. This product contains electrical and electronic
equipment which should be reused, recycled or recovered and
should not be disposed of with unsorted regular waste. Please
return the unit or contact the authorised dealer from whom you
purchased this product for more information.
Plug Fitting Instructions (UK Only)
The cord supplied with this appliance is factory fitted with a 13 amp mains plug
fitted with a 3 amp fuse inside. If it is necessary to change the fuse, it is important
that a 3 amp one is used. If the plug needs to be changed because it is not suitable
for your socket, or becomes damaged, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted following the wiring instructions below. The plug must then be disposed of
safely, as insertion into a 13 amp socket is likely to cause an electrical hazard.
Should it be necessary to fit a 3-pin BS mains plug to the power cord the wires
should be fitted as shown in this diagram. The colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug. Connect them as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter ‘N’ or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter ‘L’ or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN/YELLOW must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter ‘E’ or coloured GREEN.
If your model does not have an earth wire, then disregard this instruction.
If a 13amp (BS 1363) plug is used, a 3amp fuse must be fitted, or if any other type
of plug is used a 3amp or 5amp fuse must be fitted, either in the plug or adaptor,
or on the distribution board.
840A Class XD integrated amplifier
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Please take a moment to read these notes before installing your Azur
amplifier, they will enable you to get the best performance and prolong
the life of the product. We advise you follow all instructions, heed all
warnings and keep the instructions for future reference.
The unit is of Class 1 construction and must be connected to a Mains
socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
Only use the specified attachments/accessories with this unit.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
The unit must be installed in a manner that makes disconnection of the
mains plug from the mains socket outlet (or appliance connector from the
rear of the unit) possible. Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable. Protect the
power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience repectacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
This unit must be installed on a sturdy, level surface. Do not
place in a sealed area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet. Any
space open at the back (such as a dedicated equipment rack)
is fine however. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart to avoid injury from tip-over.
Please ensure there is ample ventilation (at least 10cm clearance all
round). Do not put any objects on top of this unit. Do not situate it on a
rug or other soft surface and do not obstruct any air inlets or outlet
grilles. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat. Do not stack multiple units on top of each other. Do not place in
an enclosed area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet without sufficient
ventilation.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
unit to rain or moisture. This unit must not be used near water or
exposed to dripping or splashing water or other liquids. No objects filled
with liquid, such as vases, shall be placed on the unit. In the event,
switch off immediately, disconnect from the mains supply and contact
your dealer for advice.
Ensure that small objects do not fall through any ventilation grille. If this
happens, switch off immediately, disconnect from the mains supply and
contact your dealer for advice.
To turn the unit off completely switch off on the rear panel. If you do not
intend to use this unit for a long period of time, unplug it from the mains
socket. Unplug this unit during lightning storms.
To clean the unit, wipe its case with a dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use any
cleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives. Do not spray
an aerosol at or near the amplifier.
This unit is not user serviceable, never attempt to repair, disassemble or
reconstruct the unit if there seems to be a problem. Servicing is required
when the unit has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into it,
the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally or has been dropped. A serious electric shock could result if
this precautionary measure is ignored.
This unit should be installed on a sturdy, level surface. Due to stray
magnetic fields turntables or CRT TV’s should not be located nearby due
to possible interference.
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REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
Right
Right
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
+
4
5
IR Emitter
Control Bus
In
In
6
Out
Left
A
_
Multi-Room
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LeisureTech Electronics Pty Ltd
RS232C
A
www.cambridge-audio.com
+
Left
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Keypad 1
IR1
Keypad 2
IR2
7
Input 1 Balanced Audio
IR3
Left
1
Designed in London, England
Off
IR4
Left
8
GND
Right
Power
On
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Preamp Out
Right
Power On/Off
Switches the unit on and off.
2
AC power socket
Once you have completed all connections to the amplifier, plug the AC
power cable into an appropriate mains socket then switch on. Your
amplifier is now ready for use.
3
Loudspeaker terminals
Two sets of loudspeaker terminals are available, A (main loudspeaker
terminals) and B (secondary loudspeaker terminals). Both sets of
speakers can be turned on and off. Connect the wires from your left
channel loudspeaker to the LEFT + & - terminals, and the wires from the
right channel loudspeaker to the RIGHT + & - terminals. In each case,
the red terminal is the positive output and the black terminal is the
negative output.
Care should be taken to ensure no stray strands of wire short the speaker
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Left
9
10
11
Right
Right
B
Left
1
Right
Left
_
Tape Out
B
Tape In
_
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Input 7
Left
Input 6
Right
Input 5
+
Input 4
+
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Avis Risque de choc electrique. Ne pas ouvrir.
Achtung Vorm öffnen des gërates. Netzstecker ziehen.
Input 3
2
Input 2
3
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
Veuillez s'assurer que les bornes de l'enceinte sont entièrement serrées
Input 1
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
outputs together. Please ensure that the loudspeaker terminals have been
tightened completely to provide a good electrical connection. It is possible
for the sound quality to be affected if the screw terminals are loose.
Note: When using one pair of speakers, use speakers with a nominal
impedance of between 4-8 ohms. When using two pairs of speakers,
use speakers with a nominal impedance of between 6-8 ohms.
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IR (Infrared) Emitter In
Allows modulated IR commands from multi-room systems to be received
by the amplifier. Commands received here are not looped out of the
Control Bus. Refer to the ‘Custom Installation’ section for more
information.
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Control Bus
In - Allows un-modulated commands from multi-rooms systems or other
components to be received by the unit.
Out - Loop out for control bus commands to another unit. Also allows the
840A to control some Cambridge Audio units.
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RS232C
The RS232C port allows external serial control of the 840A for custom
install use. A full command set is available on the Cambridge Audio
audio.com. This port can also be used by
website at www.cambridge-a
Cambridge Audio service personnel for software updates.
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A-B
BUS™ Ready/Incognito Ready™ multi-rroom outputs
PSU - Connect an Incognito PS10 to supply power to the connected
multi-room keypads/speakers.
Keypad 1/2 - Connect one or two Incognito A-BUS KP10 keypads (or
other A-BUS compatible keypads) using CAT5/5e cable. Incognito AS10
Active Ceiling Speakers can also be connected here.
IR - Four IR outputs for remote control of source equipment.
Please refer to the ‘Multi-Room’ section of this manual for more
information on connections and set-ups.
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Input 1 Balanced Audio
Input 1 features either unbalanced (phono/RCA) or balanced (XLR)
connections. Either type may be used but not both at the same time. The
balanced connection is the higher quality option and can reject noise
and interference in the cable when used with other equipment that
supports this function. An XLR connector is wired Pin 1 - Ground; Pin 2 Hot (in-phase); Pin 3 - Cold (phase-inverted).
When using either the balanced or unbalanced input, make sure that no
cables or equipment are connected to the unused input, as this may
degrade operation. The unused input does not require to be terminated
and this should not be done.
9
Preamp Out
Connect these sockets to the inputs on an external power amplifier(s) or
active subwoofers etc.
10
Tape In/Out
Connect to a tape deck or to the analog output sockets on a MiniDisc,
portable digital music player or CD recorder using an interconnect cable
from the recorder's Line Out sockets to the amplifier's Tape In sockets.
The Tape Input circuit of the 840A is a "monitor" type, different from the
other 7 inputs. For the 7 normal inputs, the source selected for listening
to will be sent out of the Tape Out for recording. The source currently
being listened to and (optionally) recorded is then shown on the front
panel display.
However, when the Tape Input is selected a solid circle will appear
beside TAPE MON indicating that the Tape Input is now being listened to
with a different source being sent out of the Tape Out for recording. The
recording source is also shown by a solid circle by the selected input and
can be changed by pressing the other source buttons. To switch Tape
Monitor off, simply press the Tape Mon input select button again,
toggling this function off.
This feature is most useful when using 3-head analog cassette decks
which allow the signal being recorded to be played back live off tape (via
a 3rd head) whilst it is simultaneously recorded. It is then possible by
toggling the Tape Monitor input on and off to compare directly in real
time the original and recorded signal so that adjustments to the
recording parameters of the tape machine can be made (consult the
manual of your 3-head analog cassette deck for full details).
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Inputs 1-7
7
These inputs are suitable for any 'line level' source equipment such as
CD players, DAB or FM/AM tuners etc.
Note: These inputs are for analog audio signals only. They should not be
connected to the digital output of a CD player or any other digital device.
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FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
azur 840A
Class XD Integrated Amplifier
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11
1
Standby / On
Phones
Speaker A/B
Mode
1
2
3
4
Bass
5
6
Standby/On
Switches the unit between Standby mode (indicated by dim power LED)
and On (indicated by bright power LED). Standby is a low power mode
where the power consumption is less than 10 Watts. The unit should be
left in Standby mode when not in use.
2
Phones
Allows for the connection of stereo headphones with a ¼" Jack plug.
Headphones with an impedance of between 32 and 600 ohms are
recommended. When the headphones are connected, the loudspeaker
relays are released switching off the output to the loudspeakers
(speakers A and B).
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7
3
Treble
9
Direct
10
Volume
Speaker A/B
Press to scroll through the speaker sets connected to the loudspeaker
terminals on the back panel (speaker sets A, B or A and B). This can be
used for listening to an extra set of loudspeakers in another room.
Please note that care should be taken when choosing speakers if two
loudspeakers are going to be used on each channel. If the combined
resistance measured on the loudspeaker terminals is too low the
amplifier may not switch out of Standby mode until a suitable load
resistance is detected. For more information refer to the CAP5 section of
this manual.
Note: When using one pair of speakers, use speakers with a nominal
impedance of between 4-8 ohms. When using two pairs of speakers,
use speakers with a nominal impedance of between 6-8 ohms each.
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4
Mode
Press to switch between Volume and Balance modes. Press and hold to
to enter the 840A system configure menu.
5
Infrared sensor
Receives IR commands from the supplied Azur remote control. A clear
unobstructed line of sight between the remote control and the sensor is
required.
6
&
7
Input select buttons
Push the appropriate input selection button to select the source
component that you wish to listen to (highlighted by a solid circle on the
display). The signal selected is also fed to the Tape Out sockets so that
it may be recorded. The input should not be changed whilst recording
(but the recorded signal can be checked using the tape input Tape
Monitor).
8
9
Bass and Treble
Press to release and rotate to allow subtle adjustments to the tonal
balance of the sound.
10
Direct
This control gives the audio signal a more direct path to the power
amplifier stage of your amplifier, bypassing the tone control circuits for
the purest possible sound quality.
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Volume
Use to increase/decrease the level of the sound from the outputs of the
amplifier. This control affects the level of the loudspeaker output, the
pre-amp output and the headphone output. It does not affect the Tape
Out connections. It is advisable to turn the Volume control fully anticlockwise before switching the amplifier on.
The Volume control is also used in navigating the 840A System
Configure menus on the front panel display.
Display
LCD used to control the 840A. Please refer to the ‘Operating
instructions’ and ‘Amplifier setup’ section of this manual for more
information.
Please refer to the ‘Operating instructions’ section of this manual for
more information on some functions of these buttons.
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REMOTE CONTROL
Mute
The 840A is supplied with an Azur Navigator remote control that
operates both this amplifier and Cambridge Audio Azur CD
players. Insert the supplied AAA batteries to activate.
The 840A/C remote control comes with an Amplifier
Control button, that when pressed, puts the remote into
Amp mode, allowing operation of the 840A. When
pressed, the LED will light up for 7 seconds (to let you
know you are in Amp mode), and will then flash when one
of the circled Amp buttons is pressed. All other remote
buttons are inactive when in Amp mode.
Mutes the audio on the amplifier. The mute mode is indicated by
MUTE appearing and the volume level being replaced by two
flashing dashes in the display. Press again to cancel mute.
Volume
Prog
Amp
Control
Increase or decrease the volume of the amplifier output.
Mode
The functions relevant to the amplifier are as follows:
Speaker
A/B
Speaker A/B
Vol
Press to scroll through the speaker sets connected to the
loudspeaker terminals on the back panel (speaker sets A, B or A
and B).
Standby/On
Vol
Switches the amplifier between On and Standby mode.
Numerical buttons 1-8
8
Press to change the input source to the amplifier. Button 8
toggles Tape Monitor on/off.
Mode
Mode
Press to switch between Volume and Balance modes.
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Bright
Menu
Select
Adjust the backlight of the front panel display; bright, dim or off.
Repeat
A-B
Remain
Intro
Random
Space
Speaker
A/B
To exit Amp mode (and return to CD mode), press the Amp Control
button again (the LED will light up for one second).
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CONNECTIONS
When designing our amplifiers we have tried to include features that
allow you to connect your system in various ways. The inclusion of
features such as Pre-Out and Speaker B connections mean that you can
flexibly configure your system depending on your requirements. The
following diagrams are designed to make connection easy.
Basic connection
Tape connection
The diagram below shows how to connect the amplifier to a tape
recorder or other source with a record and monitor connection.
Please note that either of the tape loop outputs can be used (as they are
both the same signal in parallel).
The diagram below shows the basic connection of your amplifier to a CD
player and a pair of loudspeakers.
840A
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
IR Emitter
In
Control Bus
In
Out
_
A
IR3
Power
GND
Multi-Room
Designed in London, England
On
Off
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www.cambridge-audio.com
PSU
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
In
+
Left
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
+
Right
A
IR Emitter
In
International Patent Pending
LeisureTech Electronics Pty Ltd
Control Bus
In
Out
_
RS232C
Right
Left
RS232C
A
Left
Right
Input 1 Balanced Audio
IR1
Left
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Keypad 1
Right
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Right
Input 1 Balanced Audio
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
Keypad 2
IR2
IR4
Left
Right
GND
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Tape In
Tape Out
Preamp Out
Left
B
Left
Right
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Right
_
Input 1
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Right
840C
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
Left
Left
B
_
Right
Right
Input 1
Input 6
Right
Input 7
B
Tape In
Left
Tape Out
Left
Right
Preamp Out
Preamp Out
Left
_
B
N2409
+
Tape Out
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Avis Risque de choc electrique. Ne pas ouvrir.
Achtung Vorm öffnen des gërates. Netzstecker ziehen.
Tape In
+
Left
Input 7
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
Veuillez s'assurer que les bornes de l'enceinte sont entièrement serrées
Input 6
Right
_
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Right
Input 5
+
Left
IR4
Input 4
+
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Avis Risque de choc electrique. Ne pas ouvrir.
Achtung Vorm öffnen des gërates. Netzstecker ziehen.
IR2
Input 3
Keypad 2
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
Veuillez s'assurer que les bornes de l'enceinte sont entièrement serrées
Input 2
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Input 1
Off
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
+
A
On
+
Left
Multi-Room
Designed in London, England
Left
Power
Right
840A
Tape / MD Player
Power
On
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
Off
Designed in London, England
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
Avis Risque de choc electrique. Ne pas ouvrir.
Achtung Vorm öffnen des gërates. Netzstecker ziehen.
Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Left
Digital Outputs
Left
Right
Control Bus
Right
Balanced Audio Out
Left
IR Emitter
Right
Unbalanced Audio Out
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Power AC
Left
Right
GND
Rec In
Rec Out
Class 1 Laser Product
Luokan 1 Laserplaite
Klass 1 Laserapparat
RS232C
N2409
In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
Manufactured in an
ISO9002 approved facility
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CONNECTIONS (CONTINUED)
Speaker B connections
Preamp Out connections
The Speaker B connections on the back of the amplifier allow for a
second set of speakers to be used (i.e. speakers located in another
room). The Speaker A/B button on the front panel allows this second set
of speakers to be switched on and off.
The Preamp Out sockets are for connecting to the input sockets of a
power amplifier or active subwoofer. The diagram below shows how to
connect the amplifier to an active subwoofer via the Line In inputs on the
subwoofer.
Note: When using two pairs of speakers, use speakers with a nominal
impedance of between 6-8 ohms each minimum.
Active subwoofer
840A
Control Bus
In
In
Out
A
IR3
Power
GND
Multi-Room
Designed in London, England
On
Off
+
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PSU
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
+
Right
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
In
IR Emitter
In
A
International Patent Pending
LeisureTech Electronics Pty Ltd
Control Bus
In
Out
Left
_
RS232C
Right
Max Power Consumption: 800W
IR Emitter
Left
_
RS232C
A
Left
_
Input 1 Balanced Audio
IR1
Left
Right
Keypad 1
Right
www.cambridge-audio.com
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
International Patent Pending
LeisureTech Electronics Pty Ltd
Right
+
A
+
azur 840A Class XD™ Integrated Amplifier
Left
Multi-Room
Designed in London, England
Input 1 Balanced Audio
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
Keypad 2
IR2
IR4
Left
Right
GND
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Input 1
Right
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Tape In
Tape Out
Preamp Out
Left
B
Left
Right
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
_
Input 1
B
Input 7
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
Left
Left
_
B
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840C
Preamp Out
Left
Tape In
Left
Tape Out
Right
Right
Right
Right
Preamp Out
Preamp Out
Left
_
B
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Tape Out
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Tape In
+
Left
Input 7
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Input 6
Right
_
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Right
Input 5
+
Left
IR4
Input 4
+
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IR2
Input 3
Keypad 2
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
Veuillez s'assurer que les bornes de l'enceinte sont entièrement serrées
Input 2
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Input 1
Off
Left
Power
On
Right
840A
840C
Power
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
On
Designed in London, England
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
Off
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Balanced Audio Out
Left
Digital Outputs
Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Left
Control Bus
Left
Right
In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
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Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
IR Emitter
Power AC
Class 1 Laser Product
Luokan 1 Laserplaite
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RS232C
Unbalanced Audio Out
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Right
IR Emitter
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GND
Control Bus
Digital Outputs
Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Right
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Left
Right
Balanced Audio Out
Left
Right
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Right
Left
Left
Unbalanced Audio Out
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Power AC
Designed in London, England
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
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Right
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
Left
Off
Right
Power
On
RS232C
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In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
Manufactured in an
ISO9002 approved facility
GND
840A Class XD integrated amplifier
Balanced audio connections
The diagram below shows how to connect the 840A to the Azur 840C
Upsampling CD player using the Balanced Audio inputs via three-pin XLR
connectors (Note: the 840A can also be connected to non-Cambridge
Audio sources with balanced outputs).
Balanced connections in an audio system are designed to reject
electrical noise, from power wiring etc, and also the effects of noise
currents flowing through ground connections. The basic principle of
balanced interconnection is to get the signal you want by subtraction,
using a three-wire connection. One signal wire (the hot or in-phase)
carries the normal signal, while other (the cold or phase-inverted)
carries an inverted version. The balanced input senses the difference
between the two lines to give the wanted signal. Any noise voltages that
appear identically on both lines (these are called common-mode
signals) are cancelled by the subtraction. An additional advantage is
that the connection effectively carries twice the signal level and so
improves the signal-to-noise ratio.
The 840A and 840C are designed to work at their highest performance
when a balanced interconnect is used; high quality stereo XLR to XLR
interconnects should be used.
840A
Power
Multi-Room
+
Right
Left
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
IR Emitter
In
Out
_
A
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Control Bus
In
RS232C
Right
Left
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A
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azur 840A Class XD™ Integrated Amplifier
Input 1 Balanced Audio
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
Left
Off
Right
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On
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
Keypad 2
IR2
IR4
Left
Right
GND
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
Left
Left
B
Left
Right
Left
_
B
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Right
Right
Right
_
Input 3
+
Input 2
+
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Input 1
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
Veuillez s'assurer que les bornes de l'enceinte sont entièrement serrées
840C
Power
On
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
Off
Designed in London, England
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
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Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Left
Digital Outputs
Left
Right
Control Bus
Right
Balanced Audio Out
Left
IR Emitter
Power AC
Right
Unbalanced Audio Out
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Left
Right
GND
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Luokan 1 Laserplaite
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In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
Manufactured in an
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The 840A has a custom-made display on the front of the unit showing
the current status and allowing you to access the 840A System
Configure menus. Here you can adjust the listening settings of the
amplifier to personal preference. The menu system is easy to navigate
and control, simply by using the input select buttons to turn a feature on
(solid circle) or off (no circle) and the volume control knob to
increase/decrease settings.
Balance
Volume
Press the Mode button to enter Balance mode. BALANCE will appear on
the display and can be adjusted using the volume control. Press the
Mode button again to return to Volume mode or wait 5 seconds for the
840A to automatically exit Balance mode.
Mode
Mode
Volume
Bass and Treble
Volume
Adjust the volume control knob on the front panel (or using the remote
control). The display will show the change in volume in decibels (dB).
‘OdB’ indicates maximum volume while lower volume settings progress
into the negative range. This can also be changed to volume units (0-72)
in the System Configure menu.
Speaker A/B
Speaker A/B
Volume
Press the Speaker A/B button to scroll through the speaker sets
connected via the rear panel: speakers A, B or A and B.
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Bass
Treble
Direct
These controls allow subtle adjustments to the tonal balance of the
sound. Press to release and rotate to adjust (press back in when desired
settings found). In the central position these controls have no effect.
These controls only modify the sound through your loudspeakers and
the Pre-Out sockets; they do not affect the signals sent through the Tape
Out connections. With a well produced CD and a good system the tone
controls are unnecessary and can be switched out by the Direct switch.
This completely removes them from the signal path for maximum
fidelity. If the musical recording is of poor quality or other factors are
affecting the sound quality, it may be necessary to adjust the tone
controls to compensate.
840A Class XD integrated amplifier
AMPLIFIER SETUP
Clip detector / Speaker short detector
The 840A features many advanced settings that allow its use to be be
customised to user preference. The inputs can be named to reflect the
actual source units you have, each input can be trimmed so that each
sounds the same in terms of loudness when you switch between them
and other options.
Refer to the ‘CAP5’ section of this manual for more information on the
Clip and Short detection features of the 840A, as both can be enabled
(default) or disabled.
Changing input names / source naming
LCD brightness
Mode
Mode
Volume
Volume
Press and hold the relevant input select button for four seconds to
change its name. For example, if Input 1 is a CD player, name it “CD” etc.
Letters are selected by turning the volume control to scroll through the
available characters. Press LEFT or RIGHT to select which character you
wish to edit. Press EXT CHAR to access an extended character set. Press
OK to confirm and exit the input name change menu.
In the System Configure menu press the LCD input select button to scroll
through bright/dim/off settings for the front panel display. Press the
Mode button to exit.
Volume ramp
Mode
System Configure menu
Mode
Volume
Volume
Press and hold the Mode button to access the System Configure menu.
The menu options are Clip detector, LCD brightness, Speaker short
detector, Input gain trim, Volume ramp, Volume display and Fixed input
gain. To exit the System Configure menu and its sub-menus, press the
Mode button again.
The 840A automatically ramps the volume down when going into
Standby mode and up when coming out of Standby mode. To turn this
feature off, press the VOL RAMP input select button in the System
Configure menu and set to off. Press the Mode button to exit.
Azur Class XD integrated amplifier 15
AMPLIFIER SETUP (CONTINUED)
Volume display
Fixed level inputs
Mode
Volume
To change the volume display from decibels (-84 to 0dB) to arbitrary
volume units (0 to 72 units) select VOL DB in the System Configure
menu. Press the input select button to turn off the volume in decibels.
Press the Mode button to exit.
Input gain trim
The relative levels of the inputs can be adjusted by gain trim. This allows
each to be adjusted so that each sounds the same in terms of average
loudness when you switch between them. Pick the loudest sounding
source and trim its level until it matches the average perceived level of
the others. Repeat this process if other sources also stand out as louder
than the average.
When listening in stereo use the 840A and connected stereo sources as
normal for best possible sound quality. For surround sound, select the
fixed level input you have chosen on the 840A and now use the AV
receiver to control the volume, select connected surround sound sources
etc. You may wish to re-name the fixed level input as “A/V mode” or
similar on the 840A. Make connections as below, the left and right
preamp outputs of the AV receiver connect to the fixed gain input chosen
on the 840A. As the gain can be fixed to any value it is easy to match the
level of the 840A to that of the other AV channels.
L
Mode
Volume
To set the input gain trim for each source, select INP TRIM in the System
Configure menu. Select the input required and use the volume control to
set the gain between 0 and -12 dB (the available range is restricted if
the volume is set very low). Press the Mode button to exit.
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Any input of the 840A is able to be set for fixed gain. Whenever this input
is selected the gain will automatically go to this value and will not be
adjustable by the volume control. This feature allows the 840A to be
effectively used as a stereo power amplifier (for that selected input only).
For example, as well as operating as a pure stereo amplifier, the 840A
can provide the amplification for the front left and right channels of a
surround sound setup with an AV receiver providing amplification for the
other channels and controlling the overall system volume.
SW
C
R
Stereo
sources
840A
L
R
AV receiver
SL
SB
SR
Surround
sound
sources
840A Class XD integrated amplifier
Select the input required and set the fixed gain using the volume control
(the OFF setting does not disable the input but leaves the input gain
subject to the volume control which is the default setting). When a
source has a fixed input, the balance is always set to neutral. Press the
Mode button to exit.
640T V2.0
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Line Output
On/Off control menu
Power Off
Control Bus
In
IR Emitter
Out
Digital Outputs
Left
Left
On
In
Right
Right
Toslink
Optical
Line Output
S/P DIF
Co-axial
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Aerial
Input
50 Ohms
F-Type
840C
Power
On
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
Off
Designed in London, England
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
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Unbalanced Audio Out
IR Emitter
Control Bus
Digital Outputs
Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Left
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Power AC
Left
Right
When going in/out of Standby mode the 840A can automatically turn on
and off other connected Cambridge Audio Azur models that have control
bus sockets. For this feature to work the units must be connected
together (see diagram) by RCA/phono leads. The sockets are colourcoded orange on the rear panels of compatible Azur models. Loop out
from the 840A Control Bus Out to the Control Bus In on another Azur
model (e.g. 840C). Continue the chain to other Azur models if required.
azur 640T DAB/FM Tuner V2.0
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
Max Power Consumption: 15W
Right
Left
Right
GND
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RS232C
In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
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Now while the 840A is on press and hold the Standby/On button until
ON/OFF CTR appears on the display:
Balanced Audio Out
Left
Volume
Press ON & OFF to scroll through the options of ON (turns all Azur units
on only), OFF (turns all Azur units into Standby only) or ON & OFF (turns
all Azur units on and into Standby mode). Press OK to confirm and exit.
Right
Mode
Select the connected Azur models by pressing the appropriate input
select button. For example, CA XXXC for an Azur CD player (540C V2,
640C V2), CA XXXD for an Azur DVD player, CA DAB T for an Azur DAB
tuner etc.
Aerial
Input
50 Ohms
F-Type
To set a fixed volume for a source, select FIXED INP in the System
Configure menu:
840A
Power
Multi-Room
Right
Right
Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
+
IR Emitter
In
In
Out
Left
A
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Control Bus
_
RS232C
A
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Left
azur 840A Class XD™ Integrated Amplifier
Input 1 Balanced Audio
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
Left
Off
Right
Designed in London, England
On
Keypad 2
IR2
IR4
Left
Right
GND
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Tape In
Tape Out
Preamp Out
Left
Left
B
Left
Right
Left
B
_
Right
Right
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Right
_
+
Input 3
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
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+
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Input 2
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Input 1
Standby / On
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
Volume
Azur Class XD integrated amplifier 17
MULTI-ROOM
The 840A features Incognito ReadyTM / A-BUSTM Ready outputs, allowing
multi-room capability. One or two amplified keypads can be plugged into
the amplifier (using Cat5/5e cable and RJ45 plugs) to provide multiroom audio in one or two secondary rooms or zones. The keypads are
powered by an external PSU (also required) through the Cat5/5e cables
and no mains connection is required in the secondary rooms.
Speakers (e.g. SS10)
connected via
speaker cable
KP10-E
EU keypad
Multi-Room
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
PSU
LR10
In
IR4
840A
Power
Multi-Room
Off
+
Right
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Power Rating: 230V AC ~ 50Hz
_
Max Power Consumption: 800W
IR Emitter
In
In
Out
Left
_
A
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Control Bus
Input 1 Balanced Audio
Keypad 1
IR1
IR3
Keypad 2
IR2
IR4
Left
Right
GND
PSU
In
Manufactured in an ISO9002 approved facility
Loudspeaker Terminals
Power AC
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Preamp Out
Tape Out
Tape In
Input 7
Input 6
Input 5
Input 4
Input 3
Input 2
Input 1
Left
Left
Right
Right
B
Right
Left
_
B
Input 4
_
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Left
Input 2
+
Right
Input 1
Please ensure that loudspeaker terminals are fully tightened
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+
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azur 840C
Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Menu
Standby / On
IR10
Select
Open
Close
Play
Pause
Skip
Scan
Stop
PROGRAM
840C
Mini-jjack lead
Power
On
azur 840C Upsampling Compact Disc Player
Max Power Consumption: 40W
Off
Designed in London, England
Caution Risk of electric shock. Do not open.
Mains Voltage Selector Switch
115V/230V AC~50/60Hz
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Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
Left
Digital Outputs
Left
Right
Control Bus
Right
Balanced Audio Out
Left
IR Emitter
Right
Unbalanced Audio Out
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Power AC
Left
Right
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Luokan 1 Laserplaite
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azur 840A Class XD™ Integrated Amplifier
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On
A-BUS is a standard that allows compatibility between different
manufacturers equipment, so A-BUS compatible keypads from other
manufacturers can be used. If used with our own Incognito KP10
keypads, there are some extra features such as the ability to change
source on the amplifier from the keypad.
To allow control of your source equipment from the remote rooms an IR
emitter (IR10) is plugged into one of the IR outputs on the rear of the
unit and then attached over the IR window of the source unit.
Alternatively, on our own products that feature IR emitter Inputs, a minijack to mini-jack lead can be used. Commands received by the keypads
can now be sent back to the source equipment via the amplifier.
Cat5/5e (up to 30m / 100ft)
PS10
A
The 840A is Incognito Ready Type II, which means the keypads can
operate independently of the amplifier in terms of volume/bass/treble
etc, be independently turned on and off, and can also listen to a
different source from that which is currently selected on the amplifier.
However, both keypads can only listen to the same source.
Left
IR2
Left
Keypad 2
Right
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In
In
Out
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
S/P DIF
Co-axial
Toslink
Optical
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840A Class XD integrated amplifier
CUSTOM INSTALLATION (C.I.) USE
On the front panel display of the 840A the extra multi-room zones are
indicated by a circle outline next to the input source (see Fig. 1). When
listening to the same source, the circle outline and solid circle overlap
(see Fig. 2).
Fig. 1 - One or both keypads are listening to a different source (Input 2)
to the amplifier (Input 1).
Mode
Volume
Fig. 2 - One or both keypads are listening to the same source (Input 2)
as the amplifier (Input 2).
Mode
Volume
For further details on the Incognito multi-room system please contact
your local Cambridge Audio dealer.
Control Bus
The 840A features a Control Bus IR Emitter
In
In
Out
input/output that allow un-modulated
remote control commands (positive
logic, TTL level) to be received
electrically by the unit and looped to
another unit if desired. These control commands are typically generated
by custom installation (multi-room) systems or remote IR receiver
systems. The Control Bus sockets are colour-coded orange.
RS232C
It is then possible to control the source equipment from the remote
rooms by using the source equipment's own remote controls or through
a learning remote. The Incognito LR10 can fully control the keypads,
“learn” the source's remote control codes (including those from other
manufacturers) and change source input on the amplifier etc.
An IR Emitter Input is also provided that allows modulated IR remote
control commands to be received electrically by the unit. Commands on
this input operate the unit only and are not looped out demodulated on
the Control Bus Output. An RS232 port is also featured which allows the
840A to be controlled by C.I. systems.
In addition the units feature 'direct' IR/Control codes as well as toggle
codes for some of their features to simplify programming custom
installation systems. Special direct On/Off and Mute commands can be
accessed on the supplied remote control for teaching into C.I. systems
as follows:
1. Press and hold the Standby/On button. The remote first generates it's
standby (toggle) command. Keep the button held down, after 12
seconds an amplifier “On” command will be generated. If the button
is kept held down for a further 12 seconds, an amplifier player “Off”
command is generated.
2. Press and hold the Mute button. The remote first generates it's mute
(toggle) command. Keep the button held down, after 12 seconds a
“Mute on” command will be generated. If the button is kept held
down for a further 12 seconds, a “Mute off” command is generated.
A full code table and RS232 protocol for this product is available on the
audio.com.
Cambridge Audio website at www.cambridge-a
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CAP5 - FIVE WAY PROTECTION SYSTEM
Cambridge Audio has developed a proprietary protection system to
ensure reliability and a long life to its amplifiers. This protection system
comprises of five main protection methods:
Mode
1. DC detection
Indication - Unit has switched off during operation, display flashes “DC
ERROR”.
Mode
Volume
Description - CAP5 offers loudspeaker protection if the output of the
amplifier goes to a high constant voltage (DC) because of some internal
fault. This is a rare fault although detecting it could just save those
expensive loudspeakers.
Remedy - Due to the necessary sensitivity of the DC protection circuit,
hard clipping of the amplifier may cause DC protection to be triggered.
If this fault occurs please switch the unit off, power up again and check
operation with a reduced volume level. If the DC fault occurs again
please contact your dealer for service.
Volume
If the unit has not fully cooled down then the temperature may reach the
limit soon after the amplifier is powered up. If the loudspeaker
impedance is low the temperature of the amplifier may rise faster as the
amplifier is working harder. If the amplifier is mounted in a cabinet or the
ventilation slots are obstructed the over temperature detection may
activate/reactivate after a short listening time.
Remedy - User related fault. The internal temperature of the output
transistors has reached the over temperature limit. The unit is not
damaged, although it should be left for 15 minutes to cool down before
pressing the Standby button to resume normal operation.
3. Overvoltage/overcurrent detection
Indication - The display flashes “OVERLOAD”.
Mode
2. Over temperature detection
Indication - Unit has switched off during operation, display flashes
“OVER TEMP”.
Description - CAP5 includes temperature detection which constantly
monitors the heat generated by the output transistors. If the monitored
temperature reaches a high level (suitably within the limits of the output
devices) the amplifier will automatically switch into a fault mode. The unit
should ideally be left for 15 minutes in this state to cool down adequately.
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Volume
Description - CAP5 offers V/I protection by constantly monitoring the
output transistors to keep them working inside their Safe Operating Area
(SOA). The SOA is a set of limits given by the output transistor
manufacturer to ensure reliability. The 840A deals gracefully with brief
periods of overload by controlling the drive to the output transistors. If
the overload is sustained for a period, the output relays disconnect the
amplifier from the loudspeakers and the display shows a flashing
840A Class XD integrated amplifier
"OVERLOAD" indication. The amplifier will stay in this state until the
Standby/ON switch is pressed to reset it.
Remedy - The resistance on the loudspeaker terminals is too low. Check
to see if there is a short circuit between the loudspeaker terminals.
Note: If the indication remains the same and multiple loudspeakers are
being used on each loudspeaker output then please remove a pair and
retry. If too many loudspeakers are connected to any amplifier causing
the load resistance to drop too low the amplifier will be overloaded.
CAP5 will detect this situation. If the indication remains the same with
only one set of loudspeakers connected, there may be a fault with one
or both of the loudspeakers.
It is possible to disable the short circuit detection feature by pressing the
SHORT DT button to off when in the 840A System Configure menu. This
would only be required if the loudspeakers have very low DC resistance.
5. Intelligent clipping detection
Indication - Volume is reduced automatically, “CLIPPING” appears on
the front panel display.
Mode
Volume
4. Short circuit detection
Indication - Unit has not come out of Standby, display flashes “SPKR
SHORT”.
Mode
Volume
Description - During power up from Standby CAP5 performs a check on
the loudspeaker terminals to see if a short across the terminals has
been accidentally introduced (display flashes “SPKR CHECK”). If the
resistance measured across the loudspeaker terminals is too low the
unit will stay in Standby mode until the fault has been removed and
Power up is re-attempted (display flashes “SPKR SHORT”).
Remedy - User related fault. There may be a short circuit between the
loudspeaker terminals. Check all loudspeaker connections before
attempting to switch the unit out of Standby (display will flash “SPKR
CHECK” then “SPKR OK” when short circuit fixed).
Description - CAP5 has the ability to detect when the amplifier starts to
clip or overdrive at its output, which can damage loudspeakers, and
degrade the sound. Clipping distortion
is caused at high volume levels when
the output signal attempts to go
outside the maximum voltage that the
Clipping
amplifier can provide, causing the tops
of the signal to flatten off. When CAP5
detects clipping the volume will be
automatically reduced down until CAP5
detects an undistorted output.
It is possible to disable the clipping detection feature by pressing the
CLIP DT button to off when in the 840A System Configure menu.
Note: Disabling the clipping detection is not advised as this feature has
been added deliberately to protect the amplifier and loudspeakers.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
There is no power
There is a loud buzz or hum
Ensure the AC power cord is connected securely.
Check turntable or tone arm for ground and connection lead fault.
Ensure the plug is fully inserted into the wall socket and is switched on.
Ensure no interconnects are loose or defective.
Check fuse in the mains plug or adaptor.
Ensure that your tape deck/turntable is not too close to the amplifier.
There is no sound
Unable to make or play tape recordings
Make sure the unit is not in Standby mode.
Check that TAPE MON and TAPE OUT have been connected correctly.
Check that source component is properly connected.
Check that 'TAPE MON' is not switched on (unless tape input is required).
There is weak bass or diffused stereo imaging
Check that your speakers are properly connected.
Ensure that speakers are not wired out of phase.
If using Speaker B terminals check they are switched on.
Make sure unit is not in mute mode.
Message on display flashing
See section on CAP5 protection system.
There is no sound on one channel
Ensure that balance control is in the correct position.
Check speaker connections.
Check interconnects.
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840A Class XD integrated amplifier
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
840A
Power Output
120W RMS into 8 Ohms
200W RMS into 4 Ohms
THD (unweighted)
< 0.0015% 1 kHz
at 80% of rated power
< 0.015% 20 Hz - 20 kHz
at 80% of rated power
Frequency Response
10 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 1 dB
S/N ratio (ref 1W/8 Ohm)
> 83 dB
Input impedances
Input 1 (balanced) 10 kOhm
Inputs 2-7 68 kOhm
Tape Input 68 kOhm
Power Amp damping factor
> 110 at 1 kHz
Max power consumption
800W
This guide is designed to make installing and using this product as easy as
possible. Information in this document has been carefully checked for accuracy at
the time of printing; however, Cambridge Audio's policy is one of continuous
improvement, therefore design and specifications are subject to change without
prior notice. If you notice any errors please feel free to email us at:
support@cambridgeaudio.com
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights
are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical,
electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the
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respective owners.
Incognito and Incognito Ready are trademarks of Cambridge Audio Ltd. All rights
reserved. Class XD Technology International Patent Pending Cambridge Audio Ltd.
© Copyright Cambridge Audio Ltd 2006
A-BUS and A-BUS Ready are registered trademarks of LeisureTech Electronics Pty
Ltd Australia.
Minimum power consumption Active (no signal) 70W
Standby 7W
Bass & Treble controls
Shelving type
Max bass boost/cut +/- 10 dB at 10 Hz
Max treble boost/cut +/- 7.5 dB at 20 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
115 x 430 x 385mm
(4.5 x 16.9 x 15.2”)
Weight
15.0kg (33Lbs)
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Cambridge Audio warrants this product to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship (subject to the terms set forth below).
Cambridge Audio will repair or replace (at Cambridge Audio's option) this
product or any defective parts in this product. Warranty periods may vary
from country to country. If in doubt consult your dealer and ensure that
you retain proof of purchase.
To obtain warranty service, please contact the Cambridge Audio
authorised dealer from which you purchased this product. If your dealer
is not equipped to perform the repair of your Cambridge Audio product,
it can be returned by your dealer to Cambridge Audio or an authorised
Cambridge Audio service agent. You will need to ship this product in
either its original packaging or packaging affording an equal degree of
protection.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice, which
is evidence that this product is within the warranty period, must be
presented to obtain warranty service.
This Warranty is invalid if (a) the factory-applied serial number has been
altered or removed from this product or (b) this product was not
purchased from a Cambridge Audio authorised dealer. You may call
Cambridge Audio or your local country Cambridge Audio distributor to
confirm that you have an unaltered serial number and/or you purchased
from a Cambridge Audio authorised dealer.
This Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts
of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or
modification of, or to any part of, the product. This Warranty does not
cover damage due to improper operation, maintenance or installation,
or attempted repair by anyone other than Cambridge Audio or a
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Cambridge Audio dealer, or authorised service agent which is authorised
to do Cambridge Audio warranty work. Any unauthorised repairs will void
this Warranty. This Warranty does not cover products sold AS IS or WITH
ALL FAULTS.
REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
ARE THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY IN
THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THIS
WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS AND
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THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PRACTICAL
PURPOSE.
Some countries and US states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties so the above
exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other statutory rights, which vary from state to
state or country to country.
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