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  • A high-end CD player, state-of-the-art DAC, and digital preamp in one highly accomplished package
  • On-board ATF2 upsampling technology
  • Casework combines massive structural rigidity, careful damping, and enhanced acoustic-resonance control
  • Three digital filter options that offer a slightly different aural presentation
  • Audiophile-grade toroidal transformer
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Product Specifications

Brand NameCambridge Audio
Color NameSilver

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 23.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008J34ZJC
  • Item model number: Azur 851C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,163 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 9, 2012

Product Description

Cambridge Audio Azur 851C DAC/CD Player and Preamp Award-Winning Azur 851C a High-End Triple Threat: Delivers Exemplary Performance as Hub of Your Digital Music System Twin Cutting-Edge DACs from Analog Devices, Innovative ATF2 Upsampling, Asynchronous USB Input, Exceptional Toroidal Transformer: Azur 851C Packed with Audiophile Treats Call it a triple threat. Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player, state-of-the-art DAC, and digital preamp in one highly accomplished package. It's designed to beat as the heart of your digital music system, offering incredible functionality and performance. A high-end solution to the demands of today's multi-format music lover with commanding performance that matches products that cost much more, Azur 851C enhances any digital audio that passes through its sophisticated electronics. Despite its staggering complexity, it focuses on one mission: to make your digital music sound sublime. "Impeccably engineered and with sonics the match of most machines at twice the price, what's not to like? Smooth and svelte sounding yet commanding and incisive, only its rivals will regret the advent of this sparkling talented new CD player." - Hi-Fi Choice, CD Player of the Year Award Central to Azur 851C's exceptional performance is a stunning batch of advanced technologies, such as cutting-edge high-specification DACs from the experts at Analog Devices. Together with on-board ATF2 upsampling technology, Azur 851C improves sound quality regardless of the input format. From MP3 to high-res downloads, this award-winning player showcases your music in the best-possible light. You'll experience exemplary precision, dynamics, and refinement.  "The [851 Series] now compete with the very best in class when it comes to sound and are pretty much in a league of their own when it comes to features... This refined and revealing pair delivers a dynamic, clean and engaging result."  - Hi-Fi Choice, Reco

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Medley on December 29, 2013
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I've been using my Azur for almost a month with a Mac Mini via a USB 2.0 connection, an Airport Express via Toslink, and a Pioneer Kuro TV via Toslink, using the 851C's XLR outputs to connect to a NAD M3 integrated amp driving a pair of Martin Logan Vantages and a pair of Velodyne subwoofers. I selected the Azur over similarly priced alternatives because the Azur's inputs and outputs were the best match for my system, and because of the chip set and reasonable up-sampling capabilities. ( I was replacing an early model Mobile Fidelity M1-DAC with synchronous USB but with a V-Link II that I was very happy with outside of the unit's lack of a remote.)

The 851C's sound quality in my system is terrific and fully meets my expectations. I've settled on the Linear Phase filter as providing slightly improved resolution for all my inputs. The remote is very nice, and possibly nicer than the Kuro's remote. Unlike my NAD, the 851C's display is clearly visible across the room from my favorite listening position. The only unexpected drawback so far is that CD positioning is lost when switching digital inputs, but the CD performance is otherwise excellent. I think the 851C's performance and build quality is fully in line with its price.
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