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Cambridge Audio AZUR 650BD

Cambridge Audio AZUR 650BD
alaScore 80

26 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Cambridge Audio AZUR 650BD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Blu-ray/Universal Player Reviewed


This $699 universal disc player supports Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. It does not, however, support 3D or streaming media. The 650BD is a well-built machine that's designed to excel with both music and movie playback....

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Blu-ray Player


Fastest Drawer in the West?

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD review


A multi-format universal disc player at an unbelievable price might be all some audiophiles need for Hi-Fi thrills

A huge feature count ; Remarkably timely sound ; Price

Tonally a little on the thin side ; Short on detail


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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD - £400


The budget-priced player of the bunch, the 650BD is remarkably good value and holds its own admirably

Musical, precise, invloving and with great energy

Maybe a shade bright of neutral, imaging not the best

Universal in terms of compatibility and features and very nearly in terms of sound

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Stuff magazine


With a list of supported formats as long as your arm, the 650BD seems like a jack-of-all trades. But is it a master of them too?

Not the best Blu-ray player at the price, but certainly one of the most versatile

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD


The ongoing clamour for an affordable universal disc player addressed in some style

Sturdily finished, extravagantly specified; impressive cross-format performance

Not quite the best Blu-ray pictures £400 can buy

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD


Boasting good looks, great sound and excellent video, the Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD may miss the media streaming of its rival, but it is one of the best Blu-ray players on the market.

Bomb-proof build ; Excellent video ; Stellar audio ; Fast playback speeds ; Plays virtually any disk

Upgrade to region-free costs AU$200 ; No media streaming ; Fiddly remote

If you're looking for a very good all-round player then the Cambridge Audio should be your first choice. It boasts excellent visuals and audio that gives both our outboard DAC and the Oppo BDP-83 a run for its money. However, if your tastes run to...

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD


For those who want a universal disc player and flexible connectivity, without breaking the bank.

For the audio tests, I used SACD, with the 650BD connected via a Yamaha surround processor to my main NAIM amp. The lack of a dedicated stereo output for CD seems a strange omission given the ‘pure audio’ mode that shuts down the video circuitry and...

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD


A quality Blu-ray player for Cambridge Audio's 'Azur' range.

Aside from the sometimes inadequate deinterlacing of PAL DVDs, which can in many cases be overcome, the Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD is a fine Blu-ray player that simply reeks of quality. It would be an especially fitting part of a system featuring other...

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Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD


This is one of the most versatile blu-ray players on the market, it sounds great with any format and the picture is also fantastic. Great value too! It matches great with the Cambridge Audio 650R which is also a brilliant product. This has to be the...

Sounds amazing and picture is brilliant



Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD