HELP


Hello everyone, I am a newbie in the audio industry so I respect every suggestion (s) and comment (s). Right now I have Focal Profile 918 floor standing speakers and driving it is a Cambridge Audio 540 R V2, a bad mistake buying the piece. I've called the dealer and they kind of yell at me for being stupid, well at least that what they meant. Anyway, I can return it and get store credit toward a different product and was asked nicely not to shop there anymore. They recommend the Cambridge Audio 840A; is there any other choice other then CA Integrated amp? I have a budget of 800. It a bit low but it all I can afford now. Thank you!
Ken
thangdui
Your speakers are indeed much too good to use a CA amp. I would suggest you get a Classe CAP-101 or CAP-150 for now. They will sound great in comparison.

Arthur
Sorry to hear about you getting off on the wrong foot. I think that you will find that that vast majority of people involved in this hobby will do their best to try and help.

I have a bunch of questions;

Do you have the option of getting a refund for you CA 540 or is a store credit the only option?

If a store credit is your only option, what other brands does this dealer carry? Is there anything on demo or preowned?

What was it that made you think it was a bad purchase?
How big is your room? what kind of music do you like, and how loud do you tend to listen? Is CD the only source?

What made things go down hill with this dealer?

-Rob
if you the sounds your stereo makes, who cares what the dealers think? they aren't rocket scientists....just rude stereo guys. jeez.....if you want a new amp, for heaven's sake deal with specialists who are at least friendly.
Rob thank you for your help.

I can't get a refund, however I am entitle for a store credit. my dealer carry Classe, Krell, Rotel, NAD, Music Hall, YBA, Jolida, McCormack, Shanling, Creek, Conrad Johnson, Cayin Audio,

DEMO/Refurbished:
NAD C372 integrated (refurbished) 699

Music Hall A25.2 integrated amplifier 479

Jolida JD-302B tube integrated amplifier 850

Shanling A 3000 dual mono solid state integrated amp with tube input stage, 200 watts-per-channel $1,695 New

When I was there at the Dealer they walked me over the one that can be good for the Focal that I have, this includes the CA 840A that they recommended, and a Rotel RX-1052. However I only have 400 left in the budget and they have the CA 540R V2 on sale for 399. Therefore I asked the salesman if that will be good? And his respond was that it will be fine driving my speakers. When I brought it home I let it burn in for a good 100 hrs or so. I thought that it was lack in the bass department and the mid-range. Then I called up my dealer and said that I may have second doubt about it and was thinking if they can take it back. They upset and kind of yell at me about making bad decision. And told me that I can return and make another purchase and that is it.

I have a 12 x 14 room or so, I listen to music at a medium level, I listen to rock, modern jazz, female voice, and electrica/techno music. And my source is a MAC laptop.