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Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A
alaScore 91

50 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

 

For scale and power, not to mention build and style, the Azur 851A is hard to beat

Solidly built, smartly turned out ; Clear display ; Array of inputs ; Big, powerful sound

Lacks organisation and poise when really pushed

But if it’s room-filling sound with impressive clarity, weight and bags of power, then the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A should be on your list.

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Quite a beast of an Amp.

 

Sound very smooth & controlled. Excellent connectivity, but only has one tape loop, which just goes to prove you can't have everything. Such a solid piece of kit, I now have to go back a re-listen to my collection to hear all the things I have been...

May, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

cambridge audio 851A

 

Bought this amp a couple of weeks back , best purchase I have ever made , the team at richer sounds are so helpful , and the added 6 yr warranty is great for piece of mind , not that you need it due to the excellent build quality of cambridge audio amps

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Just what I wanted

 

I went to Richer Sounds expecting to buy another amp.however after listening to my first choice it was too smooth with not enough detail.The next one I heard was very detailed but too bright. ThenI heard the Cambridge and fell in love it was both...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Brilliant but unreliable

 

Bought with an 851N (see my review because it's not very reliable either). Also run my turntable through it into MA Gold 300 speakers. Setup sounds very good to me, generally very pleased. However, volume control has lost its mind. Turning it changes...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Cambridge Azur 851a

 

Purchased it a week ago now,Very impressed with the sound it pushes out when we're listening to our Sony map S1 or our TV

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Effortless Bass, Sonic Separation, Audiophile Heaven!

 

So you're reading this review for one reason, and one reason alone. Q: Should I part with £1200, is the 851A really worth it? The short answer is most definitely yes!! I partnered the 851A with the 851N, and boy was I blown away. As soon as you turn...

incredible presence ; rename input sources

screen burn / fade may be an issue in time

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Effortless Bass, Sonic Separation, Audiophile Heaven!

 

So you're reading this review for one reason, and one reason alone. Q: Should I part with £1200, is the 851A really worth it? The short answer is most definitely yes!! I partnered the 851A with the 851N, and boy was I blown away. As soon as you turn...

incredible presence , rename input sources

screen burn / fade may be an issue in time

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

 

Purchased this amp from your Glasgow shop within the last 10 days. Alan from the store set up the Amp and all the other separates like CD Player,Turntable etc on Thursday 22nd December. Working fine on Thursday andFriday then on Christmas Eve no sound...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Find your feature

 

No problems with the output quality, obviously very good. Much vaunted features are a tad more difficult to appreciate, unless you either have a Richer Sounds expert on hand all day, or can spend many hours experimenting/rambling in menus. May be a...

sound quality

menu anywhere?

Dec, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Amplifier class:xD
Damping factor:110
Frequency range:10 - 50000
Input impedance:20000
RMS power output per channel (4 Ohm):200
RMS power output per channel (8 Ohm):120
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):93
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.001

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):70

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Technical Details

Bass adjustment: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver
On/Off switch: Yes
Purpose:Home
Quick start guide: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2
Height:4.53
Weight:33.1
Width:16.9