I would put it this way - the 740C is slightly better than the the Cambridge 650C (or older 640C for that matter), and on a little better than the Cambridge DacMagic that has the same DAC and processing as the 740C, but not as good a case or power source as either CDP. Both are good bargains, particularly if you are after detail with decent timing. And my experience is they show well when placed in systems with electronics, speakers and wires costing a lot more. Whether they both deserve "Class B" rating is purely a subjective judgement on the part of Stereophile's staff. I tend to agree with them more often than not in their appraisals, but there is an occasional skunk at their garden party.
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