Cambridge Audio S700 CD Players

S700

DAC

User Reviews (5)

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henk3   AudioPhile [Nov 19, 2003]
Strength:

suspended platform, slim line, easy fit. HDCD playback, nice sound

Weakness:

no on/off switch

I use the Cambridge S700 in combination with my old and trusted JVC XLZ-1010 (a player that was once recommended by TAS); the D/A converter is MUCH better than the one in the JVC and the sound is lively and open now. I do not care for the always-on mode, so I have installed an on/off switch in the mains line. The HDCD decoding capability is a nice feature. Build quality is ecxellent, and the unit is super-simple to connect with an fibre-optic connection. Question: I have tried the unit with a variety of transports (the digital part of a one-box cd player), I hear no difference. Should I?

Similar Products Used: various integrated cd players; it beats them all (so far).
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Joan Linan   AudioPhile [Mar 14, 2003]
Strength:

Pure sound

Weakness:

slow sound, stage

Good stuff. :))

Similar Products Used: Lin, Nad, HK; Accuphase, ...
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3
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3
Dan   Audiophile [Jan 20, 2002]
Strength:

Excellent sound quality

Weakness:

None that I can think of

I use the S700 Isomagic DAC with a Yamaha CDX-493 CD player. I was going to replace the latter altogether (see my none-too-glowing review of it!), but with the S700 being so inexpensive it seemed worth a try. I was not disappointed: the sound is detailed and musical, with outstanding imaging and atmosphere. As soon as I made the change I realised just how much the Yamaha had been failing to resolve. I suspect that this S700 DAC/budget CD player combination sounds as good as a CD player costing much much more.

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5
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5
Russ Tebay   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 01, 1999]
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http://www.audioshop.on.ca/cambridge.htm
try this website and do a search in Yahoo.co.uk for 'cambridge audio s700 for more info on the S700

New digital iso platform and converter

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Alex M   [Sep 23, 1999]

??? Anybody tried this item ???
I can't find additional information about this product even from dealer and
www.cambridgeaudio.com web-site.Product description is very poor as if
it was designed rather for lovers of extravagant looking pieces (no matter of what) then for audiophiles.
Especially it'll be very interesting to find out whether this is 24 or 20 bit unit.
Any information will be greately appreciated.

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