Cambridge Audio 751BD Universal 3D Blu-ray Player Preview

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We're sure the Cambridge Audio 751BD Universal 3D Blu-ray player is going to find an audience. While it does share some technology with players less than half its MSRP, there do seem to be upgrades (mostly on the audio side) from the competition. The price is a little high for what you get but, when their consumers are unlikely to buy from an online only manufacturer, that probably won't matter. Compared to some of the "high end" universal blu-ray players that have hit the market, the Cambridge Audio 751BD is a solid offering.


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motogp34

Audiophyte
How does it compare to the 95 ?
I think the oppo might have it beat...
 
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luka3rd

Audiophyte
Power supply...?

Well, what is the difference to OPPO-93 in power supply other than Cambridge GLUED some piece of plastic over the top!? It's still switching and catastrophicaly small for the money!
If someone has the photo of it without the plastic over it, it would be nice to see it!
 
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cpp

Audioholic Field Marshall
The 751BD and the Oppo are similar because they are made in the very same factory. Good read at 6Moons.

"Nobody taking a glance at the back plate or a peek inside will need to be told that this deck is built in the same factory which manufactures for Oppo, one of the biggest specialists for multi-format players. Any Internet search eventually identifies the actual manufacturing plant as Winbase. The 751BD is actually a kind of premium version of the BDP-93EU which Oppo manufactures in China. According to Adam Shaw-Cotterill, head of marketing for Cambridge Audio, all their previous DVD players and one BD were manufactured there. Later CA bought from their Chinese partner certain projects which are made on a different production line because the British company specified certain changes to Oppo’s core platform. The most important of these is the large audio PCB. In the Oppo signal processing for all channels is handled by a single CS4382 chip without prior DSP. Cambridge runs individual Wolfson stereo chips for each output pair."
6moons audio reviews: Cambridge Audio 751BD

Also Oppo doesn’t make the platform it comes from Mediatek from which their universal players are based ( also Midiatek provides the decoding chip MT8530HEFG, the Mediatek MT8520 SOC . Mediatek, an o.e.m company that still happens to provide Cambridge Audio it's platform. Mediatek happens to reside in Taiwan. So it appears like a lot of parts come from Mediatek and no doubt Oppo and Cambridge change a few things and then these players are assembled in China.

I've heard both players side by side and I couldn't hear the difference so I got the Oppo

PS: this player the 'Primare BD32' is pretty much the same as the Oppo and the Cambridge but cost $5000 for a different audio stage, upgraded power supplies and a few user and input functions. Just get a good NAS, a nice DAC and be done.
 
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Tito Zenteno

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Yo compre Este equipo Por Que los gringos (OPPO) tienden a colorar el sonido con un poco de graves, lo se por que tuve un McIntosh que sonaba muy bien, pero al comparar el sonido con el Cambridge este ultimo sonaba mas puro y real, lo mismo con el OPPO 105, tienden a colorar el sonido, ademas la garantia y servicio es mucho mejor.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
For anyone interested in Tito's message, here's the Google translate version:

I bought this equipment Because the gringos (OPPO) tend to color the sound with a little bass, I know because I had a McIntosh that sounded very good, but when comparing the sound with the Cambridge this last sounded more pure and real, The same with the OPPO 105, they tend to color the sound, besides the guarantee and service is much better
 

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