Azur 851A Integrated Amplifier
Why We Like It
Well known across the pond, and in domestic audiophile circles, Cambridge Audio has a passion for building the next generation of accessible audio centric products updated for the latest digital sources.
This product is on demonstration in our brick & mortar location in The OC Mix in Costa Mesa, CA.
The 851A is a 120 Watt integrated amp with incredible power, finesse and astonishingly low distortion. In its design we assessed every component for sonic excellence, and revised, reviewed and optimised the signal path for minimal distortion. Hours were spent testing and tweaking. The result is an amplifier like you’ve never heard before.
The 851A uses Class XD amplification, combining the fantastic sound of Class A amplification with the efficiencies of Class AB. It uses two dual mono amplification blocks and is powered by two toroidal transformers. The result is a purity and depth of sound that has to be heard to be believed.
We built the 851A without sonic compromise, and that’s true of the connectivity too. Nine RCA inputs cater for regular analogue inputs, while for high end components there are two sets of balanced XLR inputs. Two sets of speaker terminals allow bi-wiring of speakers, for further sonic benefits. And Control Bus inputs allow the linking of compatible Cambridge Audio products for easy control from one remote.